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Old 17th August 2011, 19:40   #1
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Default Somwarpet OTR 2011 : Escape to nature

The Pioneers Tennis club of Somwarpet (Coorg) is organizing their annual OTR of 2011 "Escape to the Nature" in Somwarpet on the 27th August 2011.
It's a 4X4 event with pleanty of slush, mud and river crossing
The distance is approximately 35kms.
Entries strictly for 4WD vehicles.
Tyres : It is preferred to have NDMS or Mudterrains. Jeeps with HT tyres will not be allowed.
Entries are restricted to 50 vehicles please do book your seats at the earliest.
Entry fee per person is Rs 3000
Contact : Shanthu on 9845788771

Getting there :
Somwarpet is located in Coorg at a distance of 235 Kms from Bangalore by road via Srirangapatna.
The Route from Bangalore:-
BANGALORE - Mysore Highway - Ramnagaram - Maddur - Mandya - Srirangapatna (4 Kms from town turn Right towards Elivala) - Elivala - Hunsur - Periyapatna - Kushalnagar (as you cross the bridge take a right towards Somwarpet) -Somwarpet.

For accommodation :
Aloka Residency (08276) 282466 / 282566 / 9448005780
Manasa boarding and lodging (08276) 200197 / 282727
Hotel Suvidh (08276) 282955 / 282255

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Old 24th August 2011, 12:10   #2
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This time the entries closed much early, even before this thread was posted. Being a very well organised event, it is attracting huge participation.

However, the rules too have changed this time. Earlier, we could deposit the payment into a given account from remote places and then complete registration upon arrival. This time the paperwork (form/declaration/RC copy/DL/2 passport photo) had to be completed in advance and payment has to be sent via DD.

Since most couriers and even speedpost don't deliver to Somwarpet, I had to send the payment and paperwork using registered post. After staying in my locality (in Bangalore) for 18 months, I was finally forced to figure out the location of the local post office.

Wish they kept the direct deposit option open, would have saved lot of anxiety and chances of lost mail.

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hi sharath, i was told by swastikviji that only PROFESSIONAL COURIERS has service to somwarpet. our entries were sent thru them.
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Thanks Sid, I couldn't find a professional courier shop around my place. Well, I found one, but they were closed.

Anyway, it finally reached yesterday. But the tracking update being very erratic, I didn't know what was happening until today morning. Notice all the towns mentioned in the tracking report. Then there was no update for 3 days.

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Finally after too many phone calls, organizing team approved our application form, on one condition, we have to take care of our teams recovery, please make sure all the winches are in working condition, and don't forget to carry hi-lifts and all recovery gear. the in put from marshals who gone for recce is its better then last year.

Teams from Bangalore leaving with me,
A-Mp Sreenivas CJ3B,
B-Vinay thomas Thar,
C- Swastikviji MM 550
D-Sidarth Gypsy
E-Prashanth MM 550
F- Roshan MM 550
G-Nishanth MM 550
H- Prabhu AV MM 550
I- Vivek MM 550
J- Pradeep Thar CRdE
K- Achuth MM 540,

Others Who are leaving from Bangalore on Friday Evening please up date,

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Team Udupi was supposed to have 2 Jeeps, now reduced to one. Sachin and I are coming in my CJ340 and his battery.
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samurai, as per Manjith(beach incident), there are a coupla jeeps going from mlore.
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Just heard from the organizers
There is suppose to be a dawn to dusk (7 AM to 7 PM) Kushalnagar bundh on the 27th. People who are planning to drive through Kushalnagar on the 27th morning please make sure that you pass through that place before 6.30 AM on the 27th.
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TV report on this OTR is coming up at 6:30PM on TV9 - Kannada, within minutes now. Go watch!

Hey! My Jeep was shown many times, including BODA Jeepers like Prabhuav, papaboost, etc. My mother commented on phone that the route was too muddy.

The OTR report will be re-telecast at 11:45PM today at TV9-Kannada. Don't miss!

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Here is the youtube link to the live telecast of the event on TV9 Kannada.

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Neat stuff there. Loved the black jeep with the konig wheels, shown around the 10:19 sec mark. BTW when did prabhuav's jeep transform into that red monster ?
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@thegodfr - nice pics, thanks. just realised my front number plate has fallen off somewhere.
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@thegodfr: thanks for the fries and crisps, envy all you guys for having a gala time. I only wish my jeep was ready for this extra [FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']Curriculum[/FONT]
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