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Old 12th August 2011, 15:59   #31
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Some more pics of the event.

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Old 12th August 2011, 23:54   #32
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Amazing trail!! the best part was cross the running stream. It looks so exciting in the picture itself, you all must have had great fun. Keep going. Cheers.
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Had marked this thread for reading it but did not get time till today.

Brilliant OTR and amazing write up.

Adding as a "OTR trail around Nilgiris to be done" to my bucket list!!
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Some more pics of the event.

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Did the Mahindra jeep overturn?
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Old 21st August 2011, 10:06   #35
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Wow, fantastic write up and amazing narration Samurai.
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Old 21st August 2011, 11:35   #36
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Brilliant OTR and amazing write up.

Adding as a "OTR trail around Nilgiris to be done" to my bucket list!!
Thanks Sudev, this is nowhere near Nilgiris.

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Did the Mahindra jeep overturn?
No idea really. But I didn't hear about any overturning. This black Thar was being driven by Rajesh Antony.

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Wow, fantastic write up and amazing narration Samurai.
Thanks Sachin. Your Gypsy in the river crossing shot looks awesome.
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Old 19th June 2012, 08:26   #37
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It is that time again....

Saturday, July 28, 2012 7:30am

4x4 NATURE RIDERS is organising an extreme offroad event on 28th of JULY.
Venue : Karnataka ( Belthangady - starting point -Bangady end point - kalasa )
total distance :35-40 km

Cost: Rs.4400 per head. Two people minimum per vehicle.

Only 4WD vehicles not exceeding 2400mm wheelbase are allowed. None of the Scorpios survived the easier part of the trail last year. Even Gurkha may have severe body damage.

HURRY UP FOR FUN AND ABSOLUTE THRILL..VERY LIMITED ENTRIES

KM FROM

MANGALORE 60
BANGALORE 300
CHIKMAGALUR 90

FOR DETAILS call Rajesh at 9482249809
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Add to that the JCB lights with indicators (JCB headlights) as seen on Fazalbhai's Jeep ( i think even he has these Neolites) its going to be Diwali in front of my Jeeps. And at a fantastic price. Apparently, those JCB headlights can be used as fogs with a low and high beam option.
Gogi bhai,

Use 110/90 PHILLIPS (Germany) for your head lamps and also in the aux. JCB lamps, it will be Diwali for sure in front. However it will not work for fog as it will create a solid white wall in front of you.

Go for Hella DE fog lamp projectors as on my Jeep, they are small but work wonders, tried it in dense fog last year returning from AKC, EXAMM to Hyd. The reverse light on my Jeep is Hella, better than Neolite in terms of build quality, reflector, glass clarity and temper.
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When you are a driver in an OTR, it is hard to play serious photographer at the same time. I did miss lot of photo moments.
Samurai,

What should I say???....the write up compliments the photographs, the photographs compliments the terrain, the terrain compliments the Jeeps and the Jeeps compliment the drivers. The order may vary but the package is magnificent.

There is a lot to learn from this thread in slush and mud driving techniques, the yellow clay is the worst kind, also found in other parts of Deccan..makes most MT tyres impotent.

The green mountains,streams, weather, location, Jeeps, Jeepers, breakfast and all else are perfect ingredients for a dream OTR.
Regards,
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Wow... Perfect terrain offering all kinds of challenges..

Must do this !!!

As usual great narration and pics Samurai..
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Damn! Bad news... The event has been cancelled since the organizers were unable to obtain the forest department permission to drive through forest part of the trail.
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Damn! Bad news... The event has been cancelled since the organizers were unable to obtain the forest department permission to drive through forest part of the trail.

Oh thats sad, anyways knowing this early did save a lot of trouble.
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Reviving an old thread. Being from a close by place - Ujire, I can understand the conditions far too well, although not from a Jeeper's point.
I have become a fan of your way of narration Samurai - excellent flow with pictures that capture the mood of the moment.
Hope to join you all in an OTR sometime.
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Alright, Belthangady Nature Riders are back again, after 4 years. Last week I got word that this is happening again. Today the details are in...

It is conveniently scheduled between RFC and TPC, when the north-east monsoon is still raging in the hills. I hear this time it is entirely conducted in private land, so forestry permission shouldn't be an issue.

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Friends,

Anybody from Bangalore to Tag on with us, please contact to have a convoy ride.

Myself and Ritesh (Wolf) is planning to drive down with Monk (Isuzu) on Friday early morning for the event.

Rajith.

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Myself and Ritesh (Wolf) is planning to drive down with Monk (Isuzu) on Friday early morning for the event. Rajith.
Dear Rajith - please give my regards to Ritesh (Wolf), its been ages sine we last met, even talked. Enjoy the OTR and bring back lots of photographs of the MONK and other vehicles!

Best regards,

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