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Old 1st July 2011, 13:00   #16
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wow look at that forest !! This is one region I am aching to explore leisurely once my Thar comes
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Major pic is from ooty - Kalhatty forest,MM540 pic is from wayanad forest and Bolero Stinger pic is from Nelliyampathy..
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Major pic is from ooty - Kalhatty forest
I was in Coonoor sometime ago and really fell in love with the forests there. I hope someday I can join in a 4x4 excursion in those forests around Ooty and Coonoor, ideally in monsoon
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Guys,

I want to take part in this event. Is there anyone willing to take me along?

Also, is there any where i can get a Jeep for rent in Bangalore?
Isn't this the event for which they are renting MM Jeeps for 7000/-?

I would go too in that case ... maybe we can share a rented jeep?

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Hi Vinod,

My wife and 4 year old want to join me. can they? in my Thar.
Hi black raven,

You are most welcome but you will have to leave your 4 yr old at home. children below 12 yrs not allowed..
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Dear Vinod,
please update Time table of the event.
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Isn't this the event for which they are renting MM Jeeps for 7000/-?

I would go too in that case ... maybe we can share a rented jeep?

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Hey, apparently all the vehicles have been rented out long ago. We have to find a transportation for ourselves. If you come to know of anything, please keep me informed.
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Hi,

Am coming in my THAR from bangalore.

Got the Details for MGE - Chikmagalur from Mahindra.

Chikmagalur Golf Club
PB No. 154, Chikmagalur.
Tel: 08262-594404

Reporting time is – 8.00 a.m
Breakfast – 8.00 to 9.00 a.m
Briefing- 9.00 to 9.30 a.m
Flagg off- 9.45 to 10.00 a.m
Back to venue for refreshment & lunch by 2.00 p.m (estimated)

Cheers,

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Thanks Kaushik,
Luckily we have booked 3 cottages in the golf club.Planning to leave between 1pm-2pm from bangalore , after having a small assembly in
Mc donalds/CCD after the signal at Goragundapalaya on the left hand side
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Vinod - You inbox is full and cannot send a message to you. Is there a way that advance renting can be done for next iteration?
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Dear Friends,

MGE has lost its earlier days charm and gone into a cost cutting money making event.

We very very disappointed to see the way this event was organised.

There was no proper set timing to start registration.
Merchandise not provided to all participants in a vehicle.
Trail was too bad, even a M800 can do, final leg was the repeatation of the last year and we stopped by 1pm.
No marshals found, in other words dont need !.
No Sweeping vehicles found.
Break fast and lunch quality/items/service was pathetic.
People was treated poorly in the food venue, coupon was provided and guys who missed the coupons after the event was not provided food and there where forced to search their lost coupons.

This was not the way it used to be when M&M was handling directly.

Any how we have told bye bye to any more MGE till the time M&M decides to do by them self.

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Dear Friends,

MGE has lost its earlier days charm and gone into a cost cutting money making event.

We very very disappointed to see the way this event was organised.

There was no proper set timing to start registration.
Merchandise not provided to all participants in a vehicle.
Trail was too bad, even a M800 can do, final leg was the repeatation of the last year and we stopped by 1pm.
No marshals found, in other words dont need !.
No Sweeping vehicles found.
Break fast and lunch quality/items/service was pathetic.
People was treated poorly in the food venue, coupon was provided and guys who missed the coupons after the event was not provided food and there where forced to search their lost coupons.

This was not the way it used to be when M&M was handling directly.

Any how we have told bye bye to any more MGE till the time M&M decides to do by them self.
looks like you were unlucky rajith bhai, we had driven down from Goa, and believe me we had a wonderful time, the Rental Thar that was given to us was Brand new, and has set to rest any doubts i had about the Thar's capacity as a decent off roader, the event was well organised, but as usual could have been better.
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pics please whitemm550.
cheers,
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looks like you were unlucky rajith bhai, we had driven down from Goa, and believe me we had a wonderful time, the Rental Thar that was given to us was Brand new, and has set to rest any doubts i had about the Thar's capacity as a decent off roader, the event was well organised, but as usual could have been better.
Same here. We also got a brand new rental Thar and thoroughly enjoyed the event. Yes, the trail could have been better but at times the trail is like going to jungle to see the tiger -- matter of luck

I am sure MGE team tried their best.

@whitemm550. It was a pleasure meting you.

PS: The AC is quite comfortable in the Thar -- even with the soft top.
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Old 11th July 2011, 20:45   #29
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Guys some pictures of the action would do please!!! A bunch of my pals from coorg to be specific 6+ jeeps were there, havn't heard from them either :( Was the event that bad, not to be shown in the pics or viceversa!!!
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@whitemm550. It was a pleasure meting you.

same here Khan Bhai, paisa wasool, going to Chikmagalur and back

it was like me meeting the tendulkar of offroading, no jokes
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