GQ in 5 days on Dominar

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  1. Arun Rao

    Arun Rao New Member

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    Hi Wanderers.



    I read most of the blogs and specially ones with pics going along with the story.

    I just need some help from all you people.



    I am planning for GQ on my Dominar, starting 29th Sept 2018 and wanted to know the Road status and conditions (as recent update as possible, if some of you have traveled recently on this route)



    Am starting from Bangalore (doing clockwise)

    Day 1: Bangalore >> Pune >> Mumbai >> Ahmadabad >> Udaipur

    Day 2: Udaipur >> Ajmer >> Delhi >> Agra >> Kanpur

    Day 3: Kanpur >> Kolkata >> Bhubaneshwar

    Day 4: Bhubaneshwar >> Chennai

    Day 5: Chennai >> Bangalore



    The Day chart might change based on tiredness and sleepiness but target is to finish in 5 days.

    Please let me know

    1- The road status and if any work going on at any long stretches

    2- Best time to avoid any of the major traffics near any big cities (ex: mum-delhi-kolkata etc)
     
  2. deepam

    deepam Super User

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    Day 1 looks to me too much of distance to be covered. Max you can reach Ahmadabad. or you can bypass Ahmadabad from Vadodra

    What is your intent of this trip? to create a record? If yes, then I wish you all the best.
    If your intent is not to create a record, then enjoy the trip. Do not keep any targets ride as much as possible but enjoy the ride. Why only look at covering in 5 days? I do not know your ride stamina, but this 5 days is too far stretched target.

    Mumbai or Delhi or Kolkata or Chennai you would have traffic snarls; which will kill your speed and drain your stamina.

    Day 2: You can skip Delhi and travel straight from Jaipur to Agra.
    Day 3: You can skip Kolkata and travel straight from Durgapur to Khargpur

    I see that you are targeting to cover 1500 km in a day [which is close to 19 -21 hours of riding]. Day 1 you may be able to do it and I do not think on other days you can maintain it.

    My opinion: set realistic target double the number of days, enjoy the ride.
     
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    Hi..

    Thank you
    Hi.. thank you for replying..
    Yes this will be a record attempt and planning to finish it in 114hours..
    The first day is stretch however the excitement will take it forward and I have done Mumbai Ajmer in one day while doing leh in 2016.
    This attempt is with almost 15+ experienced riders. Max no riders in shortest time for GQ.
    The Kms keep reducing as days goes by.
    Any updates on roads.?
     
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    Hi Arun,
    Great to know that you have good stamina. City traffic had to be planned pretty well.
    The other question is when you say you are reaching Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai - what points you are planning to reach? Like:
    Mumbai - Gateway of India?
    Delhi - Rajpath or RP bhavan or Vijay Chowk?
    Kolkata - Victoria Museum?
    Chennai - Marina Beach?

    My point is if you are entering Metro cities, you are bound to lose 4-5 hours of time period of your ride.
    So this needs to be decided and planned.
     
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    I wish you all the best for your record
     
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    Hi Deepam

    The route will be only the National highways (GQ Route). We will not be entering any city if the route does not have it.
    Power naps and sleeping all will be on highway (petrol pumps and small dhabas)

    Thank you for the best wishes.
     

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