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Old 13th May 2010, 10:31   #826
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Smart Cat, your route guide (map, pic-2) tells the story how extensively you have used that, its tore in most of the parts.
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Talking Good to see you back on road.

Hey buddy, good to see you back on road.Keep it going.I can see you have really used the map (wear n tear marks it), but in one of your pics i have seen you using Garmin GPS. Don't you believe in that? or is it the latest addition?
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Aaha. welcome to agumbe. the capital of the king cobra!
Malgudi Days was shot here too!

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Smart Cat, your route guide (map, pic-2) tells the story how extensively you have used that, its tore in most of the parts.
Unfortunately, the map did not survive our road trips. I finally had to let it go.

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I can see you have really used the map (wear n tear marks it), but in one of your pics i have seen you using Garmin GPS. Don't you believe in that? or is it the latest addition?
Garmin GPS was bought in 2004, and at that time, only Bangalore & Mumbai were mapped. Mapmyindia never existed at that time. Even then, the Garmin was useful in unknown cities like Jodhpur, where the GPS used to store the road we took. Helped us get back to our hotel room from the Fort for example.

But anyway, we need a proper map because we don't plan our routes beforehand. One of us picks up the map (always used to be in the car) and says "Hey! Shall we go to Goa via Jog Falls?"
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But anyway, we need a proper map because we don't plan our routes beforehand. One of us picks up the map (always used to be in the car) and says "Hey! Shall we go to Goa via Jog Falls?"
Well, I was the official 'route planner' for all my road trips with my friends and my map was in an even worse condition than the one in the pic. So, when I started browsing through t-bhp, the map was retired gracefully (more so because it couldn't take any more abuse from me).
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Malgudi Days was shot here too!
Aaha. Seems some one has not been following my log properly. I've already mentioned that in one of my logs ages back Mr. Cat.
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Smart Cat, your route guide (map, pic-2) tells the story how extensively you have used that, its tore in most of the parts.
Thats called Integration by Parts.

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Well, I was the official 'route planner' for all my road trips with my friends and my map was in an even worse condition than the one in the pic. So, when I started browsing through t-bhp, the map was retired gracefully (more so because it couldn't take any more abuse from me).
I retired mine when I saw Google maps for the first time.

Good (re)-start Mr Cat. Agumbe snaps are very nice.
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Thats called Integration by Parts.
I retired mine when I saw Google maps for the first time.

+1, same here. Goople map is so cool & effective .

With the normal maps we use to literally search for places, with latest technology like Google map and GPS/GPRS they have made the normal paper maps a
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I still love the paper maps. During my florida days, I used to walk in to AAA office, show my license and pick up road maps! Even when I don't drive, I'd be sitting with the maps and analysing them and planning on routes.
I do the same even now, but with google maps. Nothing beats the old world charm of paper maps!
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Totally agree. Nothing can match the "feel" of a paper map.
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Pic 3: Some people truly have no road sense - jumping lanes and stopping on other side blocking traffic at the railway gate.
Is that picture taken from the rear of the car?
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Is that picture taken from the rear of the car?
Guess he's complaining about Jagga. I have a query here. Did you put any special props for Jagga to sit and drive. If he's the shortest, how did he manage to see beyond the wheel? Did his legs reach the gas pedal or did you use your freakishly long legs to help him with that?
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Height adjustable driver's seat set at the highest setting, steering wheel set at the lowest setting and the driver's seat pushed all the way forward usually does the trick

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Guess he's complaining about Jagga.
That's the front of the car allright. And yes, Jagga was trying to show that the Optra could easily go under the railway gate - these shorties always have such strange ideas.

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CHITRADURGA FORT TRIP PICS


Pic 1: Chitradurga Fort is in Chitradurga town, about 200 kms from Bangalore on the Bangalore - Mumbai highway. Binny, Karthic, his wife, Shaiju and myself were the intrepid travellers on this trip.

Hey I know shaiju , darn the world is definitely small . Whats he up-to these days, last we spoke he said he used to work from some construction company. We used to go to the same church for quite a few years.
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Except travelogue, everything else is going on in this thread; @Smartcat, you told there're several road trips & I don't see anything coming up; was that a list of road trips you did or intend to do?
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Hey I know Shaiju, darn the world is definitely small . Whats he up-to these days, last we spoke he said he used to work from some construction company. We used to go to the same church for quite a few years.
hehe! Small world allright! Shaiju is still working with "Total Environment". He is married now and also has a couple of kids. Send me a PM if you want his phone number.

P.S. I'm not sure about the kids part.

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Except travelogue, everything else is going on in this thread; @Smartcat, you told there're several road trips & I don't see anything coming up; was that a list of road trips you did or intend to do?
"Roadtrips that I intend to do" list is atleast 3 pages long
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