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Old 14th February 2012, 18:03   #46
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Sagar what about Slopes of Hell? Better?!!!

No scratchy jhaadi, just a really peaceful slope and a "step" .....
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Dear all - would love to join. Neville, you going? How about I join you in your Gypsy?

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Sir, most welcome. No restrictions in terms of vehicle, gypsy is definitely good
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Sagar what about Slopes of Hell? Better?!!!

No scratchy jhaadi, just a really peaceful slope and a "step" .....
We will have to park our SUVs there permanently and declare the place "Modern SUV museum" There is not a single place where I can take a u-turn with my massive 12mtr turning circle
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Yes I am very much interested, BTW siddhesh i noticed you took small off the road detour while coming back from Pavana.

Mikon, you can come in my Safari.
Throttle King Please reserve two seats for me in your Safari. For me and my wife Medini.

Ooops just noticed your Safari is already all full !!

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Dear all - would love to join. Neville, you going? How about I join you in your Gypsy?

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Behram Dhabhar
Well well if the Father of the Thar is coming I am definitely coming with my wife.

In case Throttle Kings seats are filled up can someone accommodate 2 seats for me and my wife Medini. She is quite good looking !

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I might drive down from Bangalore if I can. Would be nice to do a long drive and meet up with folks. Just me, the Bison and the camera.

Any plans for night stay folks?
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I think I can perfectly summarize the SUV wallahs sentiment by saying:

We are all game for a track that's challenging and not damaging.
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Nandu Sir, I am sure there will be sufficient space for all - especially a lovely couple

nilanjanray, would be fantastic to have you come over... we havent thought of night stay yet, really planned to make this a short and sweet soft roading trip, but I guess some of the interested folks can definitely plan a night over.

By the way, how many of you folks here are really NOT hard core offroaders? I hope I am not the only one whose only offroading experience is limited to climbing some steps, the south side of Vagator fort (and getting royally stranded on top without a way to turn around safely - rookie offroader mistake #1!) and splashing through shallow lakes.

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I think I can perfectly summarize the SUV wallahs sentiment by saying:

We are all game for a track that's challenging and not damaging.
+1 to that!

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Nandu Sir, I am sure there will be sufficient space for all - especially a lovely couple

+1 to that!
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Hey siddesh,
This thread has been up, hardly for a day, & look at the response!
I was in Mumbai yesterday, driving around, attending meetings. Hence couldn't respond.
Glad to see the list growing.

I've also PMd a few offroading expert TBHPians who are Big Time into this.
We could get a few crucial pointers about manouvering & recovery, from them.

You mentioned hard core offroading..well, to give you an idea, check out this link (EXAMM 2011 - A report.)
I wanted to attend this event, but nilanjan, Tejas, Guderian told me not to, since this is not suitable for our SUVs.

Since the Toyota Fortuner Boot Camp , I've been waiting for another such event, where we could meet a few experts & hone our skills.
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You mentioned hard core offroading..well, to give you an idea, check out this link (EXAMM 2011 - A report.)
I wanted to attend this event, but nilanjan, Tejas, Guderian told me not to, since this is not suitable for our SUVs.

Since the Toyota Fortuner Boot Camp , I've been waiting for another such event, where we could meet a few experts & hone our skills.
That's totally mental stuff bro! No sense putting your expensive SUVs through that. Better to buy and build a cheap Jeep/Gypsy and bash it to your heart's content.

We have something very similar for bikers/two-wheelers every year off Satara called Monsoon Madness. Do the Extreme Off-Roaders allow bikes at their events as well? Or is it only for 4-wheelers? Would love to try some of the stuff you guys do as well.
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Can a Non-Off Roadie join in? I have never been to OTR's and don't even have an off-road capable gaadi. But I would really love to experience it.

Thinking of getting my Hunk this time. If allowed, would like to get one of my R.E Bullet freak friend on the meet. (He is an aspiring BHPian)
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Dear all - would love to join. Neville, you going? How about I join you in your Gypsy?

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Behram Dhabhar
Yes sir I was planning on going and you are always welcome to join me.


I can see a lot of apprehension from some of the folks here as regards terrain, scratches, etc. Well if it gives you any comfort the primary trail that leads straight to Rajmachi village should pose no problem for any of your SUVs. However i dont see that any different from driving on any non-surfaced road outside city limits.Then, there are several other trails that branch off the main trail which again have varying degrees of difficulty but as a disclaimer we have had Pajeros, Endys, Nissan Patrols and Land Cruisers go thru these very easily, only you have to take the odd scratches from tree branches in your stride, nothing that cannot be covered up in a round of polishing. Infact more than scratches on your 'babies' you should be even more concerned about your tyres , especially those running on road tyres with soft and flexy sidewalls . Not trying to discourage anyone here but if you are game for some off-road driving then you should also be mentally prepared for some very moderate amount of vehicle bruising, if any at all, that mother nature throws at you.

And before any of you start pouncing on me with responses in your defense let me state that I personally hate having scratches on my Gypsy too and have never done anything to abuse her. So offroading according to me has a very fine line but definitive nevertheless, between being over cautious and outright reckless.
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That's totally mental stuff bro! No sense putting your expensive SUVs through that.

Do the Extreme Off-Roaders allow bikes at their events as well?
Hey doc,
Lol.
That was just a teaser of what real Off roading is all about!

Remember the title of this thread?

And yea, Extreme Off Roarders - EXAMM is all about 4x4s. No 2x1s allowed


@ nilanjan: if you are coming, we could catchup on discussing our impending drive in Sept.


Updated list: (with nilanjan's inclusion)

Venue - Rajmachi
Type - Softroading
Date - 11th March 2012, early morning start

Confirmed:
1. siddheshb, F150 – Endy (Samara)
2. Throttleking, Kiran (moralfibre) - Safari
3. Guderian - Fortuner (Admiral)
4. MonaroCV8, Racer_X - Fortuner
5. jaysmokesleaves - Safari
6. ebonho – Bullet
7. Satan - Gypsy
8. Shubhendra - Pajero or Mahindra Classic (plz confirm which one)

Tentative :
1. Mikon - Passenger seat (with Throttleking)
2. amitwlele – Passenger seat (with siddheshb)
3. nawalsinghal - Passenger seat (with Throttleking).
4. Off Roadie & Daddy (kind of rhimes) - Snow (Scorpio 4wd)
5. selfdrive - Passenger seat (with siddheshb)
6. The VTEC guy - Thunderbird
7. nilanjanray - Fortuner

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Hey doc,
Lol.
That was just a teaser of what real Off roading is all about!

Remember the title of this thread?

And yea, Extreme Off Roarders - EXAMM is all about 4x4s. No 2x1s allowed


@ nilanjan: if you are coming, we could catchup on discussing our impending drive in Sept.


Updated list: (with nilanjan's inclusion)

Venue - Rajmachi
Type - Softroading
Date - 11th March 2012, early morning start

Confirmed:
1. siddheshb, F150 Endy (Samara)
2. Throttleking, Kiran (moralfibre) - Safari
3. Guderian - Fortuner (Admiral)
4. MonaroCV8, Racer_X - Fortuner
5. jaysmokesleaves - Safari
6. ebonho Bullet
7. Satan - Gypsy
8. Shubhendra - Pajero or Mahindra Classic (plz confirm which one)
9. nawalsingal - Passenger seat (with Throttleking)

Tentative :
1. Mikon - Passenger seat (with Throttleking)
2. amitwlele Passenger seat (with siddheshb)
3. Off Roadie & Daddy (kind of rhimes) - Snow (Scorpio 4wd)
4. selfdrive - Passenger seat (with siddheshb)
5. The VTEC guy - Thunderbird
6. nilanjanray - Fortuner
Seats filling faster than anticipated,hence moving ny name to confirmed list
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Updated list: (Nandu Sir + wifey, ObsessedByFiat)

Venue - Rajmachi
Type - Softroading
Date - 11th March 2012, early morning start

Confirmed:
1. siddheshb, F150, Nandu Sir + wifey – Endy (Samara)
2. Throttleking, Kiran moralfibre, nawalsinghal - Safari
3. Guderian - Fortuner (Admiral)
4. MonaroCV8, Racer_X - Fortuner
5. jaysmokesleaves - Safari
6. ebonho – Bullet (Doppie)
7. Satan - Gypsy
8. Shubhendra - Pajero or Mahindra Classic (plz confirm which one)
9. ObsessedByFIAT - Hunk (might get along an aspiring TBHPian friend with a Bullet)

Tentative :
1. Mikon - Passenger seat (with Throttleking)
2. amitwlele – Passenger seat (with siddheshb)
3. Off Roadie & Daddy (kind of rhimes) - Snow (Scorpio 4wd)
4. selfdrive - Passenger seat (with siddheshb)
5. The VTEC guy - Thunderbird
6. nilanjanray - Fortuner

Satan, Monaro, ebonho and others - Samara is up for rough roads, some rocky plains, some jumps - and yes, she's OK with getting a flat (and maybe she'll get some new rubber before we get there). But she hates scratches and she hates being hurt. So we two are going to stay true to the title of the thread At the same time, you never know... a rush of blood, adrenalin, you never know what that leads to! In the past, we have landed ourselves in slush and got stuck with a dozen kids screaming with glee, and had to get the 4L engaged to pull out. We've been stuck on top of Vagator fort's South side and had a harrowing time trying to turn - and seeing a cemetary at the base of the hill while doing that, was freakingly scary! So we really look forward to having all of you around to stop us from getting into trouble!

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