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Old 25th June 2008, 03:42   #46
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Didn't quite get that?

Are you talking about the pics i have taken or iam in?

Of the pics you were in...anyways the joke is quite stale by now.
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It was so much fun, my first organised offroad experience!

I was the guy with the silver LC80. Truth be told, I was apprehensive on account of size/weight of the LC but didn't have any problems, except for some scratches from thorns/branches crowding the narrow paths.

It was fun practising some things that you hear about, on actual tough tracks. My biggest unlearning was to leave the clutch alone, and always had my left foot riding the clutch while crawling. Arka had to physically take my foot and plant it on the foot rest. After that, it was TORQUE all the way!

Some sections looked quite unpassable and I checked with Arka on which is the line to take etc. His response was to pick any line, just keep steady throttle and be prepared to open more throttle when going over an obstacle. It worked like magic. Learnt lot of things, especially on that steep climb and double hump. After seeing Pat sir, I too was able to use momentun to get over the first hump, then slow it down and use the low torque to go over the second hump and turn, without grounding the mid section.

Thanks Arka for organizing this and looking forward to more events.

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redone,
Iam in love with your LC-80. Aspirational vehicle, a true blue off road stuff with live axles and coil spring. Some day i will own one, some day.........:-)
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A lot of credit goes to you too redone, firstly for being willing to put your vehicle to that test & secondly for doing it with ease.

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After seeing Pat sir, I too was able to use momentun to get over the first hump, then slow it down and use the low torque to go over the second hump and turn, without grounding the mid section.
The turn was the crucial aspect there for the LCs, we have seen a LC get stranded on that hump. A lot depends on driver skill. Congrats on a good offroading trip Lal. We enjoyed seeing the LC80 in action.
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It was so much fun, my first organised offroad experience!

I was the guy with the silver LC80. Truth be told, I was apprehensive on account of size/weight of the LC but didn't have any problems, except for some scratches from thorns/branches crowding the narrow paths.

It was fun practising some things that you hear about, on actual tough tracks. My biggest unlearning was to leave the clutch alone, and always had my left foot riding the clutch while crawling. Arka had to physically take my foot and plant it on the foot rest. After that, it was TORQUE all the way!

Some sections looked quite unpassable and I checked with Arka on which is the line to take etc. His response was to pick any line, just keep steady throttle and be prepared to open more throttle when going over an obstacle. It worked like magic. Learnt lot of things, especially on that steep climb and double hump. After seeing Pat sir, I too was able to use momentun to get over the first hump, then slow it down and use the low torque to go over the second hump and turn, without grounding the mid section.

Thanks Arka for organizing this and looking forward to more events.

Gears,
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Lal, you were driving like a pro!

I never imagined, that the LC would do it so effortlessly, especially the double hump stuff as we had previously seen a LC get see-sawed / anchored there and had to be winched out. Ofcourse, you had that 4.2 litre muscle! Cheers and hope to look at you at more offroad sessions!

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redone,
Iam in love with your LC-80. Aspirational vehicle, a true blue off road stuff with live axles and coil spring. Some day i will own one, some day.........:-)
Vinod, all of us want to own one of these, but do we have the guts to take them offroad like the "redone"?

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A lot of credit goes to you too redone, firstly for being willing to put your vehicle to that test & secondly for doing it with ease.


The turn was the crucial aspect there for the LCs, we have seen a LC get stranded on that hump. A lot depends on driver skill. Congrats on a good offroading trip Lal. We enjoyed seeing the LC80 in action.

Have to agree with you on this one. And when are you going to buy a jeep/TLC? .. atleast a DICOR? Guess your son had a good time too..our future off road champ.

Caleb, was one of the rare people there who got to "drive" all the vehicles: LOL

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I had an awesome time!!! Got to see some pros take on the quarry challenges with their rides..... some amazing driving. Also, got to drive arka's jeep, and hence had my first off roading experience on a basic course...... under expert supervision of course ! Needless to say, it is one scary vehicle!!


It was surprising to see just how good even stock MM540's are off-road. They handled all the obstacles with ease. The modified ones and the oneton just yawned this course off..... peanuts for them.

The LC's were great fun to watch too!! Both Lal and Patrick sir showed some amazing driving skills, and the sheer ability of their machines. It was almost comical to watch the LC80 just loping through the obstacles like it was out on a sunday drive: true blue off roader!
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Old 25th June 2008, 22:37   #53
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Guys watch some videos of OTR in my channel

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos

Hope u will enjoy:-)
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Old 25th June 2008, 23:10   #54
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this is not the complete URL for the videos, vinod_nookala.
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Old 25th June 2008, 23:39   #55
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The OneTon® and other vehicles at the breakfast point :

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A view of the hill/quarry from a distance

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All the off-roaders assembled at the view point

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The 2 LCs, which were the cynosure of all eyes :

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All the off-roaders queued up at the ascent/descent obstacle

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The Doc's LC clearing the first point in the ascent obstacle

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The Doc's LC clearing the second point (hump) in the ascent obstacle

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The RedOne's LC rearing to go at the ascent/descent obstacle. This was one eagerly awaited vehicle at this obstacle : everyone knew that the longer wheel base could pose a problem. Everyone was watching with bated breath as RedOne drove over the hump, but he cleared it beautifully !!! There was a round of applause from everyone.

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The RedOne's LC has effortlessly cleared the hump : he turned the LC as he was clearing the hump, and hence did not ground it.

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The RedOne's LC after it has cleared the hump.

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headers' MM540 clearing the ascent. For those who are saying "Ok, the MM540 clearing the ascent/hump is no big deal"...here is the catch : he did it in second gear, not first !!! (in 4L of course)

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The OneTon® clearing the ascent :again there was a round of applause from everyone .

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The RedOne's LC at the descent into the quarry

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Arka's MM540 coming down the descent into the quarry.

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Some views of the quarry with the "Lake" in it

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Old 26th June 2008, 09:40   #57
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this is not the complete URL for the videos, vinod_nookala.

Hey click on URL and u will find all the videos uploaded in my channel. Click on individual videos thereafter. The URL worked for me atleast. If problem exists do let me know i will paste each video seperately
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nice pics guys, Vinod..the link does not take us to the videos.."no videos found
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BTW, my first time at that double hump in a CJ3B 2 years back..Mine was the only jeep that did NOT make it..hence maybe i have a grudge against that double hump!

My stock 540 with lousy tires made it easy in 2nd gear [4L] and was really happy that i picked up a good jeep!
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vinod_nookala, it will work for you (and only for you, when you are logged in). For the visitors, you need to send the individual video URLs. When I clicked on that link yesterday, i was taken to the videos that I had uploaded, since I was logged in with my user ID.

I have also uploaded late last night the videos that my cousin took : I shall post the links tonight, since I cannot access youTube from office.

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