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Old 2nd March 2012, 09:41   #31
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hi vivek, which vehicle is the 8.43 set up from?
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Old 2nd March 2012, 13:29   #32
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It was taken from an older MM540. Got this from Bangalore. haven't done real hardcore testing as yet after the installation. Feels good while driving up the hills and seems to pull better on 3rd gear also at places where I had to change to 2nd earlier. Would check the 4h/l, sometime tomorrow. Took the jeep upto 60km/hr , which is the max that we can do in the first 10kms around my place and was quite ok doing the same.
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Team-BHPian starting off from Madikeri,Coorg for my second professional off-road event (R&T Great Mountain Challenge 2012). First was the Bangalore Annual event this year where I learned a lot from some very helpful whole hearted Marshals and other new found friends around.
Start at 5am,taking the route mentioned in my earlier trip trough Kannur, since I have a not-so-efficient fuel pump currently. A half day work at Bosch service centre Kannur tomorrow and will try to reach Angamaly by evening for a stopover, approx 380 kms from Madikeri .Next day take the Thodupuzha route and move towards Kuttikkanam, Misty Mountains resort & OTR location by early afternoon.
Rajith, will be looking forward to meeting you there for the event. Other than your two jeeps who else are in from Bangalore. All the very best.
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Team-BHPian starting off from Madikeri,Coorg for my second professional off-road event (R&T Great Mountain Challenge 2012). First was the Bangalore Annual event this year where I learned a lot from some very helpful whole hearted Marshals and other new found friends around.
Start at 5am,taking the route mentioned in my earlier trip trough Kannur, since I have a not-so-efficient fuel pump currently. A half day work at Bosch service centre Kannur tomorrow and will try to reach Angamaly by evening for a stopover, approx 380 kms from Madikeri .Next day take the Thodupuzha route and move towards Kuttikkanam, Misty Mountains resort & OTR location by early afternoon.
Rajith, will be looking forward to meeting you there for the event. Other than your two jeeps who else are in from Bangalore. All the very best.
Vivek-Event flag off is on 9th morning @ 7am and your planning to reach by 9th after noon?.As per above liners its becoming @ 38hrs for you to reach.Ex - Madikeri.

We are planning thru below route with a stop over at PARUMTHUMPARA.

Bangalore
KARUR
Theni
Cumbam
Gudalur
Kumili
Thekkady
Kumili
Vandiperiyar
Pambanar
Old Pambanar --- PARUNTHUMPARA
Peeremedu
Kuttikanam

THANKS HVK.

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Bangalore
Gudalur
Kumili
Thekkady
Kumili
Vandiperiyar
Pambanar
Old Pambanar --- PARUNTHUMPARA
Peeremedu
Kuttikanam
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Good choice of route Rajith. Route is excellent except for some road work between vatalagundu uptill Theni. Converting this to an express highway uptill lower Periyar after Gudalur, but, with your Thars, you wouldn't be bothered at all.

I am a newbie to such professional events and with the excitement and enthusiasm I currently have, I guess I would be there for this event right on time even on one leg, God forbid any unseen eventuality , otherwise . Currently at Kannur with my jeep at the Bosch service station since 9am, guess , I would be able to start at 3pm from here.

See you soon.

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Vivek-Event flag off is on 9th morning @ 7am and your planning to reach by 9th after noon?.As per above liners its becoming @ 38hrs for you to reach.Ex - Madikeri.

We are planning thru below route with a stop over at PARUMTHUMPARA.

Bangalore
KARUR
Theni
Cumbam
Gudalur
Kumili
Thekkady
Kumili
Vandiperiyar
Pambanar
Old Pambanar --- PARUNTHUMPARA
Peeremedu
Kuttikanam

THANKS HVK.
Rajith and all the partipants, Good luck for you guys and Safe off roading..
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Wishing the Organizers and participants a grand time and pray for a safe and successful event !

Due to family commitments I could not make it, though been looking forward to the down south events. Kindly post some good pics of action there.
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Where are the pics? Report and final standings?

Common guys wake up!
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Where are the pics? Report and final standings?

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Jaggu,

Will post a detailed write up with the pix once am back.

But just to give a synopisis of the event and final standing.

Over all the event went on well.

Over all winners.

1st Kuttan and team from cochin
2nd Prabhu and team from Bangalore
3rd Sandeep and team from Hybd

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There is an article in Malayala Manorama (online version) about this event.
Manorama Online | Fasttrack | A complete automobile guide=@@@
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Old 29th March 2012, 12:15   #41
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Sharing some cool videos which was aired by the malayalam channel Manorama News under the program Fasttrack.

Manorama News

Going by the opinions of the participants, the challenge was really tough at the same time enjoyable. What made things tight was that it was a timed off-roading, so the pressure on the man and the machine was multi-fold.
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Sharing Few pictures got from friends,
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Something to addon with Viji sir's contribution on pictures.
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Great stuff guys
a good trail and a great turn out!
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Old 21st May 2012, 22:05   #45
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Few more pictures from second day, second day is the real competition, overall winners decided based on two days points.
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