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Old 13th April 2008, 00:34   #16
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Thumbs up Night off-roading was great fun

The night-offroading meet was awesome (in, fact it is probably not yet over : I came back early) : much more exciting than I had anticipated. I was not sure if I would be going, until after lunch today. Well, looking at in hindsight, it was a good that I decided to go for the night OTR. I will be uploading some pics shortly.
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Default Some pics from the night off-roading

The line-up of 4x4s opp. the Tidel park :

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Arka's Jeep driven by Ali (Arka had a strained muscle in the elbow, so was not doing much driving today)

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Arka walking to my Gypsy after guiding up Vinod's Jeep.

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The Jeeps getting ready to go up a steep ascent.

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A pic of the ascent (photos dont do justice to the actual nature of the slope : it seems so simple, while it is actually not)

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Ali, driving Arka's jeep to the ascent.

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Jeepie Wheelie ! Wheel in the air, after bouncing over rocks:

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The jeep has successfully cleared the ascent :

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Arka guiding me , as there were rocks ahead of the wheels

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Another pic of the descent:

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My gypsy beginning the descent :

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Vinod successfully tackling the ascent :

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Vinod beginning the descent:

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Vinod' s jeep after the descent.
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@Blue Thunder

Thanx!. This is the 2nd off-roading related event i've missed since meeting up for the 1st meet and something always crops up to play spoilsport. This time it is my stomach. I've been at home this entire weekend.Great pics
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I am sure you guys had a great great time & i am sorry i missed this great event. Blue thunder, how far did you take your 4x4 ?
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Old 13th April 2008, 17:50   #20
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Neat! How about some pictures showing other parts of the course too?

@ Arka : What was the idea behind a night offroading session? Did you need special permission for the same?
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...This time it is my stomach. I've been at home this entire weekend...
Hope you are feeling better now.


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I am sure you guys had a great great time & i am sorry i missed this great event. Blue thunder, how far did you take your 4x4 ?
Yes, I had a good time, esteem_lover, , you should have also come along.
I was able to take my Gypsy upto the end of the long descent, which goes halfway down into the quarry.

For those who dont know the layout of this quarry, please refer the below report by Samurai :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-of...am-quarry.html

We had to turn back after that point, since the track now ends in a vertical drop there .
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Arka ,

Just envious , Cannot make it from Mumbai . Do post a report and not to mention the photos .

Cheers and enjoy .. Kat
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I think the guys still haven't recovered from their night exploits.
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Arka,
Where are the other pics? Please post the pic of the steep section where we had to return due to road cut leading to sheer drop. I will add a link of videos in a day or two.
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You guys had a rocking time, i am sure. Pls. do post more pictures.
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The abandoned blue-metal quarry where we had gone for the night-offroading is the same one where the OTR was held in Dec2007 (and reported by Samurai). This night-off-roading session was my first visit to this quarry, and though I enjoyed it well, and also got to see some beautiful night views of the distant city and nearby villages, I had wanted to go there again during the daytime to explore it better. The weekend of May 3/4, I got a change to go again to this quarry with some cousins of mine, and we got to do some trekking as well. It was fun, I did some off-roading and drove up to the top, and we enjoyed the scenic views also. But could not spend much time, since we had little kids in the group and had to return for breakfast.

This quarry offers some decent off-roading opportunities, and also some some good picnicking can be done.

I will definitely go back there again (with packed breakfast), and spend some more time there (and of course take a lot of pics).

BTW, Arka, vinod_nookala, I had noticed some fresh tyre marks at the ascent/descent point : had any of you been there recently? or maybe some one from jeepthrills ???

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Default Some day-time pics of the night off-roading spot

This is at the entry point (base-camp ) of the hill-climb.

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Some axle-articulation and chassis bending :

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This picture was taken from a nearby rock, at the top of the hill.

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Cool Resizing Photos

Great pictures. Suggest you resize photos to about 50 Kb for faster downloading. Believe me, this size is enough for web viewing.
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