Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Some of the drives we / I had taken

As we were going through the pages of http://www.greatdrivingchallenge.com/ we were reminded of one thing that should have been here on this blog – a little bit of our driving experience… so taking a trip back the memory lane, I can certainly remember these on top of my head (and in no particular order!):


1.       Fontainebleau(near Paris)-Torino(near Milan): Overnight, with a stop in a chalet of a friend’s in the Alps! This would be one the most beautiful drives possible in the world!

2.       Fontainebleau(Paris)-Amsterdam: Thanks GA for that one! We decided out of blue like at 4:45pm and by 4:55pm were out of Fonty! Did get lost in the night (that had to happen when you have an old car, with little extra fuel and two sleep deprived MBA’s on the road;), but it was SUUUUUPER FUN!

3.       Berlin - Rugen- Hamburg: 700 kms, four hours, German roads- what a challenge!!! And we did okay ;) Top speed close to 300kmph, average of c. 175. Only problem was that there was no time to enjoy the scenery due to high concentration on the wheels!

4.       Fontainebleau – St. Michel: the scenic beauty in a French Summer – too bad, it was only few hours!

5.       Fontainebleau – Reims: across the Champagne land – had to resist drinking and driving, and believe me it was tough having several bottle of different champagnes in the car and not being able to touch!;)

6.       Delhi-Amritsar: non-stop, when mom was unable to sleep because both AJ and I were driving like there is no tomorrow!

7.       Dallas-Austin: one fiery night when there were thunderstorm non-stop for four hours, and I was driving despite severely sleep-deprived!

8.       Dallas-Houston: Too hot a weather, but it was fun nevertheless!

9.       Dallas-Colorado: Beautiful for 18 hours!!!

10.   Numerous trips between Paris and Fontainebleau, and Amsterdam and Eindhoven.

11.   No need to count our daily commute of 60 kms ;)


Of course, this is only by CARs (Maruti, Tata, Impala, Chevy, Sportster, Prius, Camry, Mitsubishi Lancer, Honda Civic, Honda CRV, BMW, Mercedes, Alfa-Romeo and... I forget!). This doesn’t include my motorbike, or my racing bicycle, which as per some friends, was as fast as some of the above cars :P


As you can see, Mitsubishi Cedia is one name missing in the list of the cars (hint to TGDC team ;) ;)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thank you for taking us to the Top-100!!!

Yippee! We're in Top-100 of The Great Driving Challenge! Thank you all for your help!


You can have a look at the top-100 at: http://www.greatdrivingchallenge.com/top100

Monday, July 13, 2009

Thanks to family, friends, Airtel and PDP July 13, 2009!

A quickie: as the competition intensifies for the The Great Driving Challenge, we would like our families and friends- esp. from AIRTEL and PDP, to help us get to the 1000 mark. Yes, we have now polled 1000 votes thanks to these lovely people from all over the world!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Great Driving Challenge! July 1, 2009

Hola/salut/hello/ciao/namastey friends, so a new adventure is on the cards! My wife and I have entered in The Great Driving Challenge! Before you ask, this is a new competition promoted by Mitsubishi India in which three couples will get to drive a Cedia Sports car for c. 3000 km in 10 days, and the winner will get a prize of Rs 1 million (10 Lac) to boot!

More than the money, the interesting prizes are recognition and FUN!

So all you lovely people (still) reading this blog, please vote for us at: http://www.greatdrivingchallenge.com/application/1246361110761501/

The entries close on July 17, 2009 so hurry!!!