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    Default Golden Quadrilateral planning.

    Need update on road condition of Golden Quadrilateral route. It will be a Solo ride from Mumbai and target is to it in 5 /6 days. Ride is Duke 200.



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    Overall route - Mumbai - Manor - Valsad - Ankaleshwar - Surat - Katra - Vadodara - Halol - Godhra - Modasa - Shamlaji - Rishabdev - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Bhilwara - Ajmer - Kishengarh - Jaipur - Behror - Manesar - Delhi - Gurgaon Express way - Faridabad - Hodal - Mathura - Agra - Kanpur Bypass - Auratya - Allahabad Bypass - Varanasi - Sasram - Aurangabad - Mohania - Dhanbad - Asansol - Durgapur Express way - Kolkatta - Kharagpur interchange - Jaleswar - Balasore - Bhadrak - Cuttack - Bhubaneshwar - Berahmpur - Rambha - Ichchapuram - Srikakulam - Vishakapatnam - Yelamanchili - Rajamundry - Eluru - Vijayawada - Guntur bypass - Ongole - Kavali - Nellore - Gudur - Nayudupetta - Sulurpetta - Tada - Redhills - Chennai bypass - Maduravoyal - Thirumazhisai - Sriperumbudur - Kanchipuram - Vellore - Vaniyambadi - Ambur - Krishnagiri - Shoolagiri - Hosur - NICE - Nelamangala - Tumkur - Hiriyur - Chitradurga - Davangere - Haveri - Hubli - Dharwad - Belgaum - Nipani - Kholapur - Karad - Satara - Pune - Lonavala - Khopoli - Mumbai

    5 days itinerary...
    D1 - Mumbai - Manor - Valsad - Ankaleshwar - Surat - Katra - Vadodara - Halol - Godhra - Modasa - Shamlaji - Rishabdev - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Bhilwara - Ajmer (~1100 Km)
    D2 - Ajmer - Kishengarh - Jaipur - Behror - Manesar - Delhi - Gurgaon Express way - Faridabad - Hodal - Hodal - Mathura - Agra - Kanpur Bypass - Auratya - Allahabad Bypass - Varanasi - Sasram - Aurangabad - Mohania (~1300 Km)
    D3 - Mohania - Dhanbad - Asansol - Asansol - Durgapur Express way - Kolkatta - Kharagpur interchange - Jaleswar - Balasore - Bhadrak - Cuttack - Bhubaneshwar - Berahmpur - Rambha - Ichchapuram - Srikakulam - Vishakapatnam (~1500 Km)
    D4 - Vishakapatnam - Yelamanchili - Rajamundry - Eluru - Vijayawada - Guntur bypass - Ongole - Kavali - Nellore - Gudur - Nayudupetta - Sulurpetta - Tada - Redhills - Chennai bypass - Maduravoyal - Thirumazhisai - Sriperumbudur - Kanchipuram - Vellore (~1000 Km)
    D5 - Vellore - Vaniyambadi - Ambur - Krishnagiri - Shoolagiri - Hosur - NICE - Nelamangala - Tumkur - Hiriyur - Chitradurga - Davangere - Haveri - Hubli - Dharwad - Belgaum - Nipani - Kholapur - Karad - Satara - Pune - Lonavala - Khopoli - Mumbai (~1200 Kms)

    6 days itinerary
    D1 - Mumbai - Manor - Valsad - Ankaleshwar - Surat - Katra - Vadodara - Halol - Godhra - Modasa - Shamlaji - Rishabdev - Udaipur (~850 Km)
    D2 - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Bhilwara - Ajmer - Kishengarh - Jaipur - Behror - Manesar - Delhi - Gurgaon Express way - Faridabad - Hodal (~750 Km)
    D3 - Hodal - Mathura - Agra - Kanpur Bypass - Auratya - Allahabad Bypass - Varanasi - Sasram - Aurangabad - Mohania - Dhanbad - Asansol (~1200 Km)
    D4 - Asansol - Durgapur Express way - Kolkatta - Kharagpur interchange - Jaleswar - Balasore - Bhadrak - Cuttack - Bhubaneshwar - Berahmpur - Rambha - Ichchapuram - Srikakulam - Vishakapatnam (~1100 Km)
    D5 - Vishakapatnam - Yelamanchili - Rajamundry - Eluru - Vijayawada - Guntur bypass - Ongole - Kavali - Nellore - Gudur - Nayudupetta - Sulurpetta - Tada - Redhills - Chennai bypass - Maduravoyal - Thirumazhisai - Sriperumbudur - Kanchipuram - Vellore (~1000 Km)
    D6 - Vellore - Vaniyambadi - Ambur - Krishnagiri - Shoolagiri - Hosur - NICE - Nelamangala - Tumkur - Hiriyur - Chitradurga - Davangere - Haveri - Hubli - Dharwad - Belgaum - Nipani - Kholapur - Karad - Satara - Pune - Lonavala - Khopoli - Mumbai (~1200 Km)

    Roads are excellent all through the way barring the stretch "Kharagpur interchange - Jaleswar - Balasore - Bhadrak - Cuttack" because the connection between the road & bridge are not fine finished (lack smooth climb & get down, bike only does a dull thud)

    You cannot take Vadodara - Ahmedabad express highway for which the best alternate has been suggested above or choose to ride in the slowest sector
    Pune - Mumbai express highway...needless to say
    Cross the Mohania - Dhanbad - Asansol during broad day light
    Refuel either at Kanpur or ride economically between Kanpur Bypass - Auratya - Allahabad Bypass as there're no fuel station in between the bypass

    Need anything more? Feel free to ask
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    Quote Originally Posted by aargee View Post
    Overall route - Many places ~6k kms
    Need anything more? Feel free to ask
    Wow... That's exhaustive! But 6k kms in 6 days? Err, I'm not sure now. How many of us can do that?
    I agree that the TS has posted a vague question, but still!

    I in particular would (with current endurance levels) ride to a max of 3k kms in 6 days. Because I'd not be able to enjoy the ride and the places in between otherwise as I'll be in a hurry always and not to forget that the bum would start burning 2nd day onward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divya Sharan View Post
    Wow... That's exhaustive! But 6k kms in 6 days? Err, I'm not sure now. How many of us can do that?
    That I don't know; based on my experience & his requirement of 5/6 days, this is what I could come up. I'm aware the 5 day schedule I posted above is way too crazy but possible. It's something between attempting for a record ride versus riding for the sake of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by aargee View Post
    It's something between attempting for a record ride versus riding for the sake of it
    Well said. Anyday for me, the distance or destination is not important, the maximum time I take, the maximum I enjoy with my ride.

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    Default Golden Quadrilateral planning.

    Thanks aargee for the route! this will just be the endurance ride. Plausible but well, how far feasible is yet to conform.

    Will map the route, thanks again!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by rarest_kind View Post
    this will just be the endurance ride. Plausible but well, how far feasible is yet to conform.
    Sambit on his CBR 250R is already into LBR with a record of 100 hours; word goes around that, there's an attempt to complete the GQ in about 80 hours

    AND...if you want to make a record for LBR, then, you've to take NH8 from Vadodara - Ahmedabad - Himmat Nagar - Udaipur stretch & not the Vadodara - Hodal - Godhra - Modasa stretch & that makes around 6100 Km. Needless to say it takes 3-3.5 hours from Vadodara to Ahmedabad via NH8 & not through express highway where motorcycles aren't allowed.

    I've no more say on this thread. Good Bye!!!

    PS - If you want to test your feasibility, pls do Mumbai - Lonavala - Pune - Satara - Kholapur - Belgaum - Dharwad - Belgaum - Kholapur - Satara - Pune - Mumbai in about 14:30 hours, PARKING TO PARKING & measure your time ACCURATELY.
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    Default Golden Quadrilateral planning.

    Appreciate all the details and insight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aargee View Post


    Roads are excellent all through the way barring the stretch "Kharagpur interchange - Jaleswar - Balasore - Bhadrak - Cuttack" because the connection between the road & bridge are not fine finished (lack smooth climb & get down, bike only does a dull thud)
    Yup,
    Khadagpur to Balasore(More than 200 kms), roads are just OK type. you cant ride at 100 kms/hr for long stretches(as Argee said. Actually roads are fine, but Surprise packages are there at many places due to lack of maintenance). Balasore to Cuttack(170 km), roads are good now. Cuttack to bhubaneshwar(around 30 kms), Expressway is under construction. Hence obstructions at many places. Post Bhubaneshwar, roads are again back to being damn good till Visakhapatnam.

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