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Old 28th August 2008, 18:16   #16
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..Few of them look scary (lone jeep climbling the hill). I never did these kind of off roading...looks to be very exiting.
Yes buddy, in reality it's many many more times scarry than what it seems in the picture. And yes, we also do get jitters and fear. we are all human after all .


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...Will (and Must) join You folks on an OTR event as an attendar, before I could gulp the years and experience becoming a listener and player.

Envy You folks for Your talent and spirit...
Rocky, most welcome. Choose to be a 'player' in life rather than an 'observer'. By playing, you can influence the outcome. By observing you just pass time.

Sorry mate, couldn't resist it. :-). But yes, observing first is a good start to get involved with off-roading

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Nice camping. So, are you starting a thread for the next camp
I am sure now you will have more & more response for attending it.
Already done so about Sakleshpur. Here.

Let's see how many people want to join for this camping + OTR. If we get even 5 vehicles, we are off to this one.

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...I think seeing some more of such posts and i will end up buyng a 4 wheel jeep.Was wondering as to how i can join in one of these OTR's for the experience. My truck is of no use here.
Yes, your truck is of no use here -- even with 4x4. the damage you will have to the body cladding will give you nightmares. off-roading is best done in jeeps/gypsies (as a reasonably low cost hobby/activity)
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Old 28th August 2008, 18:24   #17
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Awesome pics Shanawaz keep them coming !!.
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Shanawaz, Wonderful collection of pics. Thanks for sharing. Please do create a thread on a OTR before you guys set out. Some of us may want to tag along even though we dont have a 4x4(yet).

If thats okay with you boys.
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Old 28th August 2008, 21:36   #19
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Extremely awesome off-roading !!

I particularly loved the Jeeps on the slope, and the Gypsy rock crawling - just too good !!
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Old 28th August 2008, 21:50   #20
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Absolutely fantastic. Your Coorg shots are the ultimate. It must've been so much fun. That place is pure offroad paradise. Gurkha where art thou ! I need to get a 4x4 soon and join you guys on these trips.

Thanks a lot for sharing. Your Gypsy now with the lockers should be tested there in Coorg.
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Old 29th August 2008, 08:06   #21
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GTO started a nice thread on the wisdom of avoiding new cars. then I come down here and see this thread.
marital strife and bankruptcy is what this thread will cause.
PS- rated it 5 stars.
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Old 29th August 2008, 08:33   #22
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Truly awesome snaps. Seeing the snaps, am so excited, am sure it must be great fun being out there. Great stuff Shahnawaz.
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Old 29th August 2008, 08:45   #23
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Have seen this Utility Jeep (with Patches, # 34) many times at the HP Gas Station on cubbon road.. Guess the Jeep is an upgrade from MM540 which was modified the same way..

Pls PM me if you all are planning for a wild day off.. Would love to join you all..

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These are some of the craziest I have seen, the rock climbing Jeep is just awesome.

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Nice pics Khan. Few of them look scary (lone jeep climbling the hill). I never did these kind of off roading...looks to be very exiting.
Off-roading is indeed scary, considering how poorly our vehicles protect the rider. The rock climbing driver needs nerves of steel to keep it steady and not end up twisting, which would surely end in rolling all the way down. I am yet to do this kind of difficult terrain, but I can feel the fear in the pit of my stomach.
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Old 29th August 2008, 10:11   #25
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Great Pics !!, most of them look scary to me. But you guys should have a had lot of fun. Like IronWolf Said Even though i'm not having a 4x4, we would be very much intrested to see you guys in action.
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..... the rock climbing Jeep is just awesome...
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...I particularly loved the Jeeps on the slope...
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...The pictures of the Jeep going up and down that steep rock face are wild!
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...Few of them look scary (lone jeep climbling the hill)...
Ok, since you all loved the jeep climbing the rock face, here is another set of 2 pictures where Giri did this rock climb in reverse.

There is a video also that I can't find right now.

Just so you get a picture, this climb is approx 100mts + with an approx 60% gradient


Giri getting his classic in position to do the climb in reverse.
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Here he is doing the 'climb' in reverse
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Oh, some more pictures of Vinay's jeep doing the climb/descent from a different angle

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Tell us about how you felt doing it. Were you scared? Were there moments where the tyres start slipping causing your heart to pop into your mouth!!
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Although I have to say it is very difficult to judge the difficulty unless we stand there and see it in person. I need to checkout this place someday to get the real feel.
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Nice Pics Guyz, Keep Rocking
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Although I have to say it is very difficult to judge the difficulty unless we stand there and see it in person. I need to checkout this place someday to get the real feel.
True which is why I asked Shahnawaz if its as nerve rattling as it appears in the pictures or in actuality a lot more comfortable to negotiate.

That said in extreme offroading you do have guys with nerves of steel, confidence in their abilities and a propensity to take higher risks, which explains why the world over you have some mindblowing action videos.

I know I neither have the ability nor the appetite to ever want to go that far. Am happy with my jungle trails and moderate offroading.
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