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Old 5th February 2013, 15:32   #1
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Default Live young, Live Free -- Jeepers day out @ Hosur

It has been nearly 15months since I went into a forest or a jungle on a trail OTR. Did lots of mini 1 hour, 2 hour jaunts with new comers, but was longing for a good show. By now my son is 1 year 2 weeks old and wife is able to manage him all by herself if need be.

27-jan-2013, ~1400Hrs

The sunday after BAOTR2013 (27jan) I was on the way back home from a friend's house warming ceremony and was on the side leading TO Blore... I suddenly saw Arka's Jeep (orange Tee?) driving past me to chennai. I had to drop off my weary parents and was hoping a 10minute lead time would be enough to chase down Arka and have a quick word. But that was not to be, I was around 15Km past hosur and wife said anyways we were so far, might as well explore a new village on the way back home. Took her Ip3GS and took the next left blindly, and followed it for next 1 hour and went back home before sunset... son had slept off in the chilling AC by the time I took the left turn...

During the drive, I had seen something special, faaaaar from the village road

Through the week I got together with some of my friends and we agreed to recee the spot and see the potential.

1-feb-2013 1030AM

It was friday and not much work to do in office, so I took off in my pulsar220 and office laptop bag and went to this spot again to do a quick pre-recee to determine if its worth to bring all my friends over from bangalore so faar!

This is what I found.

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It was promising but I couldnt do more in a bike, and by now I had saddle sore. I still had to hit the NH and go to bangalore!! Whew!

I had a heart-in-mouth moment and I couldnt take a pic of it. While on bike, at the last few feet of the path I noticed I was riding thru 100's 1000's of pure white, new quartz stones, in different pieces, small stones to boulders! I immediately wet my pants!! I got of there as fast as I could! I was in direct line of the neighboring ROCK QUARRY BLAST Zone!! Thank God I didnt enter it during the scheduled blast!! I have photos of it from the next day OTR.

In the evening I purchased this Thermocol box (Ice box?) for 220Rs and filled it with refreshments. I packed it with ICE from local pepsi cola factory and it was damn cold till next day noon!! Paisa vasool!

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Default 2-feb-2013 OTR Day

2-feb-2013
830AM

Dr.Madhu had badly missed the BAOTR even though he had planned and signed up for it, blame his profession! He came in his Orangee 'Mr.Hyde' RANGER with 2 friends.

Sukh Sharan Sidhu AKA SidhuSaab came in his monstor black dragon 540.

Shailender Singh AKA Shailu came in his FC axle-Flat fender 540.

Arun Vargheese (ArunV Tbhp) came in his newly acquired Army 550 and on his MAIDEN OTR!!

I was in my Armada Grand and it was on its maiden serious OTR!

The 1st obstacle was finding a path to the base of a smooth rock climb and avoid rolling back into a lotus pond at the base. It was a diagonal approach and a straight climb up.

Sidhu and Shailu marshalled this obstacle with gusto! It was also a eye opener to Arun as to what a jeep can do.


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Madhu trying a shaadi dot com pose

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Old 5th February 2013, 15:53   #3
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After reaching the top we were accompanied by 3 onlookers from the neighborhood Quarry that tried to Sqash me yesterday!! We had a good 10 minute talk and we shook hands and they shook their heads and walked away. It was the regular village folk talk, rains, permit, native, types of blasting etc etc. We were invited for the 1430Hrs show down which we turned down for want of time!


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Only pic with 5 jeeps and 8 participants in it. DSlr was positioned on a nearby rock!

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Off we went to the next obstacle...

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Doctor has no clue whats in store!!

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So, doctor had got a new paint job, new tyres, etc etc and we had to honor his paint job. So we did by asking him to man this obstacle!

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Then we fooled around a bit because we wanted to climb this path and en-masse decided against it.

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Shailu doing what he does best!

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We went on...

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So off we went on to find a new way and when we did it was a troublesome one! God I hate these!

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This was a bummer of a obstacle! Pictures hard to comprehend, but almost all took a small to a big hit! There was no way around it, other than coming back at least 50 meters which we were not ready to!

Shailu Led the way

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Madhu's rear left OUTER U-Clamp popped out of the position, we noticed it only after hitting the thar road - had to crawl back to garage!

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Me kicking up some dust on the way up

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Taking a U Turn and getting ready to take a hit!

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Picture doesnt say it - but entire silencer assy went back 2 inches and I was rattling all the way back home! LWB, I tell you!

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Whew - i am out!

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Doc's new, hmm, leave it!

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Side Step!

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Sidhu making it

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Arun kissing his prop shaft on the rock below!

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To give a Idea inside what kinda place we were!!

We pushed inside more...

And found the topmost mountain in the nearby many Kms!!

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The view from the top was superb but again it was the DejaVu moment - 100s 1000s of white new rocks and it was enough to send shivers down my spine and we cuckooed out of that spot ASAP! And the height where we were were was very dizzying! It was a FLAT drop from where we stood, may be 300-400 meters down! One half of the entire mountain was gone!!!

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On the way down, Shailu and Sidhu marshalled the exit path while the camera guy went bonkers!

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The exit path was more crazy than the entire set of pics above, but the camera guy was in Sidhu's jeep while sidhu was radioing from base -so sorry no pics, come and see for yourselves!

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At the end of the hot day, the ice box was kind enough to store the natural fibrous-grain derived aerated juice in near zero temperature and the look in all our faces after the 1st sip was indescribable!!
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How can I miss out Richard Anthony, my neighbor and a MM Commander 750DP owner who is keen to get into the world of jeeping!!

Exclusive photographer of the day without whom this report would have been a dud!

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Thanks for sharing. I am glad you guys had a blast and did not encounter the REAL blast from the quarry! i tired doing something like this on my own over the weekend and got got struck in lake bed silt at TG halli reservoir . Ought to call in tractor for rescue!!

Lesson learnt!!
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Envious. Wish I had made it as well. Anyways, now that the recee is over, when is the OTR??
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Excellent terrain, pictured beautifully, and good narration to boot! Thanks, svsantosh
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This Terrain is terrific, You had a real blast Boss. Curious to know, was the route somewhere near Perandapalli - Berikai Road? I am from Hosur and remember that fishing board while i was riding to Berikai town for a photography trip with my friend.

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Ought to call in tractor for rescue!!
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Envious. Wish I had made it as well. Anyways, now that the recee is over, when is the OTR??
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Excellent terrain, pictured beautifully, and good narration to boot! Thanks, svsantosh
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This Terrain is terrific, You had a real blast Boss. Curious to know, was the route somewhere near Perandapalli - Berikai Road?
Thanks for the compliments, You are Right about the place...
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[quote=svsantosh;3034743]Hope you are out?


Yes, managed to get out of there and planning to get go back there with winch installed!!
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Cool one day outing! I would love to be a passenger/photographer in one of these events, I have never done off roading in a jeep! I am sure you must have had a lot of fun. Was the hill being illegally mined for stones from the quarry? Looking at the rocks scattered everywhere, I hope you guys were careful, that there was no dynamite blasting going on in the quarry (it looks like that from the picture).
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