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Hi all, I'm Gavin, huge Android fan, currently using a HTC OneX and a SGS Note II - love Modaco and the community as well!, Work in the IP Telecom industry.

My most memorable drive was driving to France after passing my driving test without the aid of a satnav (expensive back then) or map! (silly really!).

Managed to get lost on the roads around Calais and drive round a roundabout the wrong way (oops)!, but picked up plenty of freshly baked french bread and bree - that made it home safely.

Since then, most driving has been in the UK and wont venture outside of it without being properly prepared!
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Most memorable drive? Could be driving an 35' RV alone from one corner of the US to the other. 2,844 miles from CT to CA. In 5 days! A lot of it along (or close to) the old Route 66.
Back then (2000) i used yahoo maps directions, printed out on paper (old school!). Managed to not get lost (too much). Just had to remember to keep the pages in strict order, and not drop them out the window...

Sleeping in truck stops, driving 12 hours a day, the last 500 miles with a busted passenger window (exploded for no reason!), and loving that gas was still $1 a gallon. Got home and slept for 2 days.
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I drove almost 15'000 Km in a Toyota Hiace van around Australia, up the east coast, into the middle and back along the south coast to Sydney, in two and a bit months, almost 10 years ago.
A SatNav would have been most helpful in avoiding some of the stupider navigational errors ;-)
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Hi,

I'm David, a mad android fan (though of course that went without saying). My most memorable drive was on a visit to the states last November. Having started in Vegas (and no, I wont tell as what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas) I drove across the Hoover dam and in to Arizona. A nights stop at the Grand Canyon was unbelievable and one of the best drives I had ever been on, that is, until I went further south down to Sedona (Land of the red rocks) and as I left the interstate at Flagstaff to head south I headed through the mountains at Oak Creek and was totally bowled over at the beauty!

What made the whole road trip though was driving back a couple of days later. As we ascended through the mountains again, the cloud came in and I drove through snow for the next 3 hours before having a rest stop on Route 66!

What a great drive indeed!
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Hi,

My name is Kyle. My most memorable drive was returning from University in Dundee back to west yorkshire (about 300 miles) for the 1st time by myself. It was winter and as I was driving, it was dark and I got caught in a blizzard. Nerve-wrecking at the time, but I got back eventually.
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I'm a 41 year old Android fan, got the HTC Magic when it first came back in the days. Now I have a Samsung Galaxy S2.
Back in 1989, when I was Inter-Railing, me and and two friends rented motorbikes and decided to drive to the top of the highest mountain on Corfu, Greece.
After a looong while (the road was awful) we arrived at the top, took a leak, took some pictures and turned back down the mountain.
All in all, we stayed up there for maybe 5 minutes! :-P
It's still one of the trips that makes me smile!
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Hi there. Been an avid android user now for about 6 years. I have used the on board google maps and navigation many times, mostly since i realised that my wifes actual sat nav was completely useless and would just attempt to get me within a couple of miles of where i wanted to get to. I do a lot of travelling around the UK to meetings etc as part of my job, and so a sat nav is a vital bit of kit. Whilst google is great, from what i have already seen, CoPilot live would make driving slightly more enjoyable again.

Most memorable drive was going to work at around 4am in the australian outback!! stunning sunrise's, incredibly hot and a dead, rotting kangaroo at the side of the road! ah the memories.
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Hi,

I'm Probal from India. Running on Android for the last couple of years. My introduction to MoDaCo was through the ZTE Blade forums, Still use that phone from time to time and it's a wonder that a 100 gbp phone now has Jelly Bean with ver 4.1.2 even before many Nexus variants.

My favourite drive was to the highest motorable road in the world (approx 18000 ft) at the Khardung La pass in the Ladakh region of North India. We had a half broken car, no GPS (there was no EDGE or 3G there and GMaps didn't have offline maps then), an almost useless paper map but nerves of steel. The views of the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau were needless to say, breathtaking.

I would encourage other Android & adventure lovers from across the globe to come and visit these regions of India most often not ventured by foreigners.

Cheers!
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I'm Paul, a web developer and big android nut.

My most memorable drive was from Stuttgart to Monaco for the Grand Prix. Took 13 hours including lots of bank holiday traffic and a smash windscreen thanks to kids throwing stones off a bridge! Eventually gave up trying to find somewhere to replace a windscreen in italy on a holiday and carried on regardless!
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Hi all, I am Victor, old school trekker but also big fan of GPS based driving in uncharted places... just to get myself lost and cause more "fun" than initially planned. Most delirious driving experience: driving through some Madeira island lonely roads, with the precious help of Sygic, and eventually being pulled over by the military police for having trespassed... an active military range! :)) Not even the officer checking for our documents could believe that a civil GPS system had their military area so perfectly mapped and made available for some lost sheeps like me and my wife. Else: one hour explanation, one written declaration and free military escort out of the prohibited area!
May I add that Sysgic could have already been notified by the Portuguese authorities for such ... prank! :))
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HI my name is Chris,i live in Norfolk UK and drive over your average miles a year.
My most memorable drive was to cornwall a few years back,driving an old 1.6 senic loaded to the hilt oh and the family.I was given a satnav as a b/day present and one of the first times i used it was for this holiday.
We set off around 4am and thats where the proiblems started,within 5 minutes the satnav tryed to drown us all (we had just moved to where we live,so didnt know the area)by taking us to a local river crossing we didnt know exsisted,in the pitch black we wouldnt have seen the water if my wife hadnt noticed the headlights shinning off the water.
After that hiccup,we set off again,this time the stupid thing took us through every city/town on the way and some of the hills were huge the car barley making up them in first gear and a huge convoy of traffic behind us (soooo embarrassing).what should have been an 6-7 hr drive took us nearly 10-11.
Brought a map for the way back used the wife as the satnav and all went well and a hell of a lot quicker on the way back.
I still have said killer satnav and still use it but the only route it seems to get right(sort off) is from norfolk to essesx(think it wants to go back home) although it does tell me to turn left even though its showing me right a few times on the way.
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simon211175
Oct 16 2012 12:36 PM
Hi, I'm Simon. I've been a member here for plenty of years, and have used olden day Windows phones and Android amongst others.

I'd say one of my most memorable drives would be a few years back driving from just south of Bristol, to Inverness. I chose to drive overnight so my kids could sleep in the car, but we got caught in a blizzard on the main road just south of Inverness - It was pitch black apart from the bright white snow covered road. I didn't know where the edge of the road was, or what the edge of the road would bring if I ventured too far over. I drove slowly, being overtaken by several lorries but made it by morning.
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The Soup Thief
Oct 16 2012 12:37 PM
I'm Neil and I'm not very good at detailed holiday planning...
After finishing my degree I spent a summer away from my native UK doing camp america.
Subsequently, after getting on a bus (Green Tortoise) in New York I found myself in Los Angeles two weeks later without much cash and needing to get to Milwaukee. Met another guy who needed to be in St Louis within 36 hours to catch a plane to Israel (!), so we ended up doing a Driveaway - transporting a car for a shipping company across the country. Drove the first two thousand miles or so pretty much non-stop (in a car that turned out to have been stolen in its native Milwaukee, without any number plates - removed because the license number was on an inter-state watch list [!] - with a boot full of gay porn, presumably left by the guy that stole it). Just about made it to the flight in time. Pulled up in a mall carpark and nodded off in the early hours. Woke hours later in a baking hot car, the sun beating down on it all day, massively dehydrated and hallucinating like a good 'un. Much hi-jinx and vomiting followed.
I then drove to Milwaukee. My friend wasn't in so I went to sleep in the car and woke up with it wheelclamped and ticketed. Nice.
Looked and smellt like a sunburnt tramp (wearing golf clothes from a "thrift store" as they call them, after having had my luggage stolen the week before) when he arrived home from lectures. Fool let me in! Was allowed a few hours sleep before being taken out for a very messy night clubbing
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Paul here, commuting on the m25/m3 was nothing to write home about until I hit some black ice on a graduated curve between the two motorways one morning. The back end came out to meet the front then the car found some grip while traveling sideways....so it started to roll.

Things slowed down. I gripped the steering wheel and ducked down into the passenger seat. The car changed it's mind and started flipping end over end instead of barrel rolling. It flick flacked over the crash barrier and then back again....without touching it. It ended up on it's roof in the middle carriageway. The roof was touching the steering wheel. Good job i ducked to one side. I turned the radio off and unclipped the seatbelt then crawled out of the passenger side window.

I ran up the road and waved traffic down. The recovery truck came. At the garage i couldn't remember my address but managed to direct a taxi. A while later my neck locked up so i got a friend to take me to hospital. They sent me home.

I went out that night and got bladdered. It was new year's eve. Slept on mate's sofa. When i woke up i couldn't get up. Severe neck pain. Made it home to find a hand written note put through my letterbox..."come back to hospital, there's a problem with your neck". Maybe it should have said "don't bend down to pick up this note put your head might fall off".

Turns out i had a fractured cervical spine.

Memorable drive, that one.
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Most memorable drive was not necessarily for the right reasons....

Many moons ago I was living in Bristol, just me and my 2 year old son together. Got a phone call to say that my Mum had just had a heart attack. Needless to say, I jumped in the car with my son and we started the drive back to Newcastle to see her.

En route the car appeared to start overheating. this made me go the wrong way back and it kept overheating. I pulled over, let it cool down, but still overheating. I thought that maybe it needed more coolant, but nothing around to use. So....I improvised....you guessed it, I pee'd into the coolant tank!

It carried on saying it was overheating, turned out to be a faulty sensor, but it did make the drive a memorable one!

Oh, Mum was finew in the end :-)
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Most memorable drive? Being on vacation in Greece where you can't read any signs, signing op for a jeepsafari, and then finding out you have to drive yourself. On roads and off road. Received a very outdated gps (hasn't been updated for 6 years) and having to be back at the end of the day.

Second most memorable drive was to Antwerp, with almost all roads to the hotel closed due to construction and ending up in the middle of a shopping street...
Also not a good day for a couple of students in a 15 year old car ;)
In the mountains there is no cell reception, so Google maps is of no use, you can't read any signs, you don't speak any grece and the general population of small villages don't speak English. We managed to be back only 15 minutes late after one hell of a day :P
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Im Andy, came to this forum for the legendary zte blade and now use it for the g300. I love a freebie and am always on the hunt for deals (hence my phone choices), my biggest bargain was a laptop from a dell missprice for £350 instead of £900. I enjoy all things tech based and enjoy graphic design on photoshop.

Most memorable drive? Probably when I first went from a little old nissan micra which I had been using for 5years as my first car to a ford focus sport. All I can say is WOW, the change was unbelievable going from a 1litre to 2., like comparing a old nokia with space impact to a SIII. I drove all the way down to Brighton to meet my girlfriends grandparents for first time which took around 6hours which was the first time i've ever travelled more than 40mins away relying on google maps. I inevitably somehow got lost and had google screaming at me, somehow I managed to find my way back with a 2hour detour which was very picturesque....
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I'm Justin, another blade owner which I'm still using as I wait to see if the Orange San Francisco community will grow.

Not that memorable, but I managed to get lost in a Canadian military base whilst on holiday and must have gone round in circles for 30 minutes worrying I was going to run out of fuel :S
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My most memorable drive was the first time that i drived a car in Malta. From the Airport to my Hotel for the 1st time i drive to the left. It was night and it was very dark, raining also. ... but after a big stress .... a great holiday. :-)
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Hi, a hopeless geek myself... can't forget the times when I needed an external antenna for my GPS. Once managed to spin round in circles for 30 min waiting for a gps lock and finally realising that I forgot to connect the antenna ;)
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AlessandroVilla
Oct 16 2012 01:52 PM
Hi, I'am Alessandro and I'm from italy. One time I was driving from Rome to Paris using Google Maps on my old old Android 2.2, and suddendly the phone's battery drop down when I entered France. I will never forget that trip.
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A days driving in Scotland in a 1946 road cruiser, great weather, fantastic views!
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ghostofcain
Oct 16 2012 02:34 PM
Been using Android for the past Four years (a palm defector) HTC Magic, then HTC Desire HD, after the will they wont they ICS debacle Jumped ship to Samsung (with the will they wont they Exynos Sources debacle)

Driving from Liverpool to Criccieth via the scenic route, just cleared the highest part of the a470 (just outside Trawsfynydd) when the brakes on my 2cv decided to give out. Pretty hair raising dropping down towards Porthmadog using engine braking and my hand brake to slow the car down on the twisty roads, certainly memorable.
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Hi I've been using Andoids since summer 2010.
I use a Nexus 7 (with no digitizer...) as a GPS in my car, I tether it to my phone (EVO3D or Infuse).
My most memorable road trip was from Montreal to Calgary to go snowboarding in Banff National Park. 45hrs each way with 2 weeks of spring slush riding @ Sunshine Resort in Alberta.
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i using copilot live free on my htc sensation
my memorable road trip is trip to corwall from london in high winds and rain !!
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