On 26 April 2008, the race started from Bandra Terminus Railway station in Bombay(Mumbai). This race was bike against train. The train ARAVALI EXPRESS, which leaves Bandra railway station at 21:00 hrs (9.pm) at night is scheduled to reach Jaipur railway station (Rajasthan) at 18:45 hrs (6:45 pm) evening the next day, having a total running time of 21 hours and 45 minutes.

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As the train pulled out of Bandra railway station, Devjeet (Dev for short) started his bike and rode north on the Western Express Highway (NH-8) People who know Bombay (Mumbai) would know the traffic density on NH- 8 at that hour. There are many junctions, traffic signals, traffic hazards and physical dangers (of accident) for bike and rider, especially for a rider who is riding at top speed at night on public road to create a record. At traffic signals bike has to stop at red light and there is time lost. The train (as we all know) has no such restrictions and / or dangers. We were following Dev in a car a Chevrolet Tavera but Dev was far ahead of the car and could not be seen from the car. In the car there were:
→   Myself==DilipBam, bikeguru of indiabike.com
→   Lokesh Owhal (bike mechanic) with two spare wheels, tools and spares.
→   We carried one front wheel assembly and one rear wheel assembly to save time in case of puncture / flat tyre.
→   Sandeep Sinha, Public Relations Manager of Poona School of Business, who sponsored this record event.
→   Dr. Sachin with emergency aid in case of accident.
→   Amit Saha, Devjeet’s cousin, who came along to encourage Devjeet.

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Devjeet rode non-stop through the night, we following in car, never seeing him because he was far ahead. We would see him only if he had accident. Since we did not see him, we were sure there was no accident and he was moving on ahead of us. We continued non-stop till @ 13:00 hrs (1.pm afternoon) the next day (27 April 2008) where we found Dev drinking Nariel Pani==coconut water. All of us ate and drank there==All had what amounted to lunch. We moved on. Dev on bike, we following in car.

Dev hit Jaipur railway station a little after 18:00 hrs (6.pm). It was not yet dark. Andhera nahi hus tha. We in car reached station at 18:15 hrs (6:15 pm). The Aravali Express train had not yet arrived.

Dev hit Jaipur railway station a little after 18:00 hrs (6.pm). It was not yet dark. Andhera nahi hus tha. We in car reached station at 18:15 hrs (6:15 pm). The Aravali Express train had not yet arrived.

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