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Old 2nd November 2008, 20:06   #1
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Default Offroading report - Pearl Valley 1/2nd Nov

Guys, what a OTR.

All jeep/Gypsy got STUCK and was towed. A wonderful camp + OTR. Jeeps stuck in slush, rock and what not?

Infact, the Jeep that went to rescue a Gypsy, ended up to be resuced by the same Gypsy Details to follow with pics from Vijays cam.

A glimpse of the camp

Bonfire
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Tent house

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Early morning

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Breakfast time
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I dont have much pics this time, since I was clicking on Vijay's cam. So, he would be uploading the pics I guess

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Old 2nd November 2008, 21:22   #2
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Video of Safari Dicor doing the mountain in reverse

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Awaiting eagerly for the pics and detailed narration...
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Its is raining OTRs every weekend in TBhp and Mahesh, you have become a regular there.
Keep the pics and videos flowing.

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Its is raining OTRs every weekend in TBhp and Mahesh, you have become a regular there.
I wouldn't be surprised if I spotted a Chevy Aveo with a lift kit someday in town .
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I wouldn't be surprised if I spotted a Chevy Aveo with a lift kit someday in town .
No Riju, he shields the Aveo from OTRs, he always hitch rides on jeeps / Safari when it comes to OTRs.

Aveo is only for cruising

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Old 3rd November 2008, 12:28   #7
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3:45pm 1st Saturday, Nov 2008

I pack my stuff for the camp and leave to Vijay's place. park my car there and hop in to his jeep. The rain he faced after the Ramnagaram OTR has disturbed him a lot I guess. He has modded his jeep to have top cover and was experimenting it with the normal car cover, tied to it. Not bad.

We start from Koramangala. it was like 4:45pm and we thought we would be little late for the 5pm meet in IIM Bangalore. Add to this, the Rajyotsava celebrations on the roads made us think that we will miss the crowd and need to go on own own.

And we reached there around 5:15pm and saw no jeeps over there. We thought we were late and all left. Called Hrag and came to know that he will be in 5-10min to the spot. Ok, we are first to reach. [If we are not considering the fact taht Hrag came there by 3:45pm and left for a drink ]

When we were waiting for the rest to come, I went to Nilgiris and got soem breakfast, utilized the ATM.

Then Dwarak reached there followed by Hrag. When we were saying hi to others, I saw Dwarak waving his hands to a jeep guy on the road. Ithought he was a known guy to Dwarak. but later found that whenever he sees a jeeps he will pull them. Lol.

We had a talk with him, the jeep was from Ooty and the guy was trying to sell his jeep. Had initial talks and he left.

Now, we started to head to Pearl Valley. On the way, we thought of buying 'water' for the thirst. Stopped at Guru palace, gave some business to Mallaya.

When we reached pearl valley, it was dark. Should be around 8pm. I had no clue of the place since it was already dark.

We parked the vehicle and fond a spot for Bonfire. Dwarak was well prepared with wood logs and other stuff for the same. He also brought 2KGs of potatos. Wrapped it to the aluminum foil and put it into the bonfire.

Preparing for the campfire
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Om, creem, cleem
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Time to open the KFs. Had KF and potato.

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Then we started to put our tents. Then Sunil Joined us around mid night with 2 of his friends. Chated for some

time and then hit the "bed". It was so cold out there and we had nto so bad sleep.

Morning around 5:30am we got up. I came out of the tent to see a beautiful surrounding around us.

This is what we see.
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Then it was breakfast time. Since we used all the wooden logs the previous nights for campfire, we used the dry scrubs around there to have our "stove".

Sunil & Dwarak in action
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No, no, its not morning Yoga, its desperate wait for the breakfast
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Once all done, we call our guys in bangalore and they were ready to leave by 9am from there. So, we had plenty of time. Decided to do a small recce for the OTR and started to explore the location. We found a good spot in the valley and discussed how we can do and came back to the camp spot. it was only 9:30, till 1-1.5 hours for our guys to come there. We were lying down on the Safari shades.

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Mjothi,

Awesome!!

Nice pics and narration. Missed this OTR due to some work at home.

When's the Sakleshpur OTR??

1. Nov 8-9?
2. Nov 15-16?
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mmmm.. looks like you all enjoyed and had a blast the night before. The smoked potatoes + butter are something to die for. just tooo good man.


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....leave to Vijay's place. park my car there and hop in to his jeep.
Good you didn;t bring in your aveo. For sure someone (maybe me myself) would have tried to see shat all the aveo can do in OTR's .


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I saw Dwarak waving his hands to a jeep guy on the road. Ithought he was a known guy to Dwarak. but later found that whenever he sees a jeeps he will pull them. Lol.
Yes. that's a usual practice lots of folks from jeep_thrills/Gypsy group do. You will be surprised to know how many people have joined our group through this method. at times they stop on seeing so many jeeps or we stop them.

PS: Dwarak at times leaves his visiting card in the jeep (with a note on the back side) if he sees one in a parking lot and can't recognize whose jeep it is :-)

Cheers,

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Hi ,

Here are some photos of OTR

Picasa Web Albums - Dwarakanath - PearlValley-O...#

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Hmmm. Good OTR.

And btw, on Saturday evening around 4:30PM, Isaw a Willy Jeep parked infront of the Coffee Day near Jyothi Nivas College, Koramangala. Was it someone from this thread? Or team-bhp? Just curious!

And ya, when is the Sakleshpur trip happening?
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Its is raining OTRs every weekend in TBhp and Mahesh, you have become a regular there.
Yup. Infact I am asked to join next OTR either in my Aveo or get a jeep
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I wouldn't be surprised if I spotted a Chevy Aveo with a lift kit someday in town .
May happen. Let me use it in stock for a while and get into those soon.

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No Riju, he shields the Aveo from OTRs, he always hitch rides on jeeps / Safari when it comes to OTRs.
Yes, I got a very good parking lot in Cavery block, koramangala,. hehehe.

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mmmm.. looks like you all enjoyed and had a blast the night before. The smoked potatoes + butter are something to die for. just tooo good man.
I forget to mention about the stuffed capsicum too. Gr8.

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Good you didn;t bring in your aveo. For sure someone (maybe me myself) would have tried to see shat all the aveo can do in OTR's .
I know, I know. Then you will check if it has any steeroids or not, lockers and what not. lol.

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Yes. that's a usual practice lots of folks from jeep_thrills/Gypsy group do. You will be surprised to know how many people have joined our group through this method. at times they stop on seeing so many jeeps or we stop them.

PS: Dwarak at times leaves his visiting card in the jeep (with a note on the back side) if he sees one in a parking lot and can't recognize whose jeep it is :-)
Its good too. It feels like, "one of us" is going. No wonder how this community is growing.
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May happen. Let me use it in stock for a while and get into those soon.
I hope you are kidding atleast I was.
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I hope you are kidding atleast I was.
Yup. I thought I used my quota of smileys.
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No Riju, he shields the Aveo from OTRs,
Smart ones do that LOL.
Mjothi, u have become one of them.
Lets pool in and buy a jeep.
Great outing I can see.
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