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    Thread: ANHC 2009: 210000+ KMs in 9.4 years

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
      return trips during night are mostly home-runs, non stop.
      True that. Infact, night drives are perfect candidates to be non-stops. You need to stop only for bio-breaks or fuel.

      Lovely pics Nomad. That sunset is mesmerizing.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
      Some pics from the trip, put into a collage...
      Thats a wonderful and beautiful collage
      "Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."
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      Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
      Other than this custom, there is no other custom to gift somebody when there is a death.
      New info to me.

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      Yes, many times, even inside Bengaluru i have driven continuously for 5.5. hours once from Intel bellandur to my home in Bengaluru north due to traffic and rains

      some of my non stop drives are
      Amazing.
      No physical strain issues??
      Back pain, thigh pain, shoulder pain, leg pain??? I get all these if I don't break in between, apart from feeling sleepy.

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      Quote Originally Posted by limraj View Post
      No physical strain issues??
      Back pain, thigh pain, shoulder pain, leg pain???
      Generally, Fortunately, Thankfully NO. probably due to some or combination of below reasons

      1. i grew up in villages, initial 16 years were full of physical activities and without any modern lifestyle elements, this leads to some defacto physical built and fitness.
      2. I generally plan my drives well, prepares myself well, ensure that food, sleep, hydration timings and body clock are in sync
      3. my car has a low seating, the bucket seat grips my body structure in a balanced way, As i am tall, i push my seat at the rearmost position and get a nice stretched leg position while driving. Steering position/angle is slightly adjustable such that my elbows do not strain in that position. It is a natural lean back position with stretched legs similar to the position showed here. it is the most natural relaxed seating position, if i want i can lean back a bit more.

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      Quote Originally Posted by limraj View Post
      I get all these if I don't break in between, apart from feeling sleepy.
      I can not comment on your status without understanding your fitness conditions or your driving / seating position. My benchmark is simple, we used to sit on the school/class desks for 4/8 hours continuously, sometime more, so sitting on a car seat for 5 hours need not be a problem. At home, we often sleep for over 6/8 hours, so not requiring a biological break over those many hours is a natural aspect.

      There is a third element, your liking for driving. if one really likes an activity, he indulges in it. you will know which is good for you.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
      There is a third element, your liking for driving
      This is the biggest element. If you have a passion to drive, you can drive even an Alto for hours too, if don't have it, your Audi will bore you in an hour.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
      My benchmark is simple, we used to sit on the school/class desks for 4/8 hours continuously, sometime more, so sitting on a car seat for 5 hours need not be a problem. At home, we often sleep for over 6/8 hours, so not requiring a biological break over those many hours is a natural aspect.
      Our schools also are from 10-4; for 6 hours. We're provided breaks - at least 3 of them. The noon break lasts at least 45 mins.

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      There is a third element, your liking for driving. if one really likes an activity, he indulges in it.
      Agree, but it does not save you from tiredness.
      I too like driving, have driven more than 1000 kms in a day (15-16 hours). But, not without breaks.

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      Quote Originally Posted by limraj View Post
      But, not without breaks.
      That way breaks are built into current highway driving, for every 40-50 KMs there is a toll plaza and we crawl for few minutes, sometime stop as well.

      What i meant by break is one switches off the engine, everyone moves away to another activity etc. in night drives, many times i get down for a minute or two, for biological break keep engine ON as girls are sleeping, many times, i pull aside at toll plazas to buy water bottles or wash face, such incidences i do not consider as breaks.

      i too have never driven for 15-16 hours continuously

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
      That way breaks are built into current highway driving, for every 40-50 KMs there is a toll plaza and we crawl for few minutes, sometime stop as well.

      What i meant by break is one switches off the engine, everyone moves away to another activity etc. in night drives, many times i get down for a minute or two, for biological break keep engine ON as girls are sleeping, many times, i pull aside at toll plazas to buy water bottles or wash face, such incidences i do not consider as breaks.
      For me breaks mean, I need to get out from the drivers seat (or any seat, if I am not driving). Others are not breaks.

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      Annual Thanksgiving to Happy Car

      Deepavali is a good occasion to thank those people in our life, who contribute to improving our lives. Be it our family members, relatives, friends, colleagues, associates, partners, vendors, customers etc. We visit some of these folks, while we invite some of them home or workplace to celebrate Deepavali together.

      Traditionall Padwa is an occasion for husband and wife to celebrate together after tradition of oil massage and hot water bath (sauna). It is also a good occasion for some conversations regarding the life together and the future.

      Happy Car has been a companion last close to a decade. It has created great memories for us, it enables us to wander in the world of nostalgia as well as takes us places when we wish you travel. It deserves a special thanks. So yesterday we officially thanked happy car. I took it to a car spa and let it have a nice wash internally, externally and under the hood. Then we performed a Pooja of the Ganesha inside the vehicle and thanked for keeping us safe for all these years.

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      Later we had a drive through empty roads of Namma Bengaluru from North to South then to Central to East and then back home.
      First, filled a tankful of Petrol at "Thankfully to Modi Govt, RS 5 less than last week" into Happy Car and drove to Brother's Home in South Bengaluru, Surprisingly, journey took less than 35 minutes.

      Thankfully due to Deepavali vacations and most people opting to celebrate thier Deepavali at their native or on road trips or in their homes itself, roads we're empty and driving was a breeze. As Daughter had her classes, it was a Padwa date for me, wife and Happy Car. We also had an exclusive lunch in one of the restaurants in Sadashivnagar. Infact we were the only two in the whole restaurant, hence got a nice service and attention from the chef and the staff.

      Later spent couple of hours at a bookstore, while better half did something better, shopping of course, in the surrounding mall.

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      Then I get a call complaining that I am not assisting her in the shopping, which I did after few minutes.

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      When I offered to buy her the Sun and the Moon and rest of the stars, she says, I like cheaper things, just diamonds, gold and jewellery and of course matching clothes, accessories and cosmetics .. then I gave up

      Later paid a visit to her brothers home, enjoyed some nice Deepavali savoury along with hot cup of chai before driving back home before Daughter returned from her college.

      It was a day well spent, Thanks to Happy Car.

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      Congrats on completion of a decade (I guess?) with the happy car. The experience is very well penned.

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