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Old 27th January 2009, 00:33   #31
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Bridgestone Duelers M/T's 31/10.50R15LT
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looks like you guys had good fun...specially the lake part.

By the way what tyres are those on the yellow 550?
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Old 27th January 2009, 00:43   #32
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Thanks Harjeev.

How did they perform on the slush? and any idea how much they costs?
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Old 27th January 2009, 09:45   #33
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@ Harjeev - pics please?

@ Kabeer - your friend took a lot of pics on the OTR, can we please have some posts here and also on the NIOC mailing list?

Cheers guys
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Old 27th January 2009, 11:00   #34
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Seems good outing. Gurkha must have been a pleasant addition to the pool of jeeps. Awaiting more pics.
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Old 27th January 2009, 11:03   #35
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randeep, looks like you people had great fun man!! Nice pics and vidoes:-))) Good to see gurkha off roading. Did you notice any significant advantage og Gurkha against others in sludh due to its diff locks???

P.S- the terrain looks very similar to past numerous off roading done by NIOC.

1. The Gurkha is one formidable machine,...and do not believe if anyone tells you otherwise.However one can exploit its full potential only with time, and familarization (change a few variables and watch) !!
A newbie (2 month old owner) cleared the lions back (a 12 ft high near vertical climb) in the first try! This very obstacle was proving to be a challenge for many old timers as well.This alone speaks volumes about its capability. Let me put it this way,..being behind the wheels of the gurkha hugely increases your appetite for risk


2. Yes this is the behrampur trail and has been done before.
There are plently of first timers joining in (in this case Randeep, Kabeer, Rahul et'al),..and it helps if the terrain is familair to guide them accordingly.

I am new to NIOC myself and have so far visited 3 trails,..and I have been told there are new ones being recced every other month.

Cheers!

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Old 27th January 2009, 17:58   #36
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The fact that the Gurkha owner's wife drove the vehicle over the terrain with ease tells all about Gurkha. Bear in mind the Gurkha was running with tires on full pressure, that alone would put most vehicles out of commission. Also the slush was where the inexperience showed when momentum was lost due to being in the wrong range and the vehicle sunk in, that mistake wouldn't be repeated anymore as the owner is a fast learner and is not afraid to push his vehicle. By few OTRs there would be nothing and I mean nothing that would come close to him or his Gurkha.
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Old 27th January 2009, 18:54   #37
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@ Kabeer - your friend took a lot of pics on the OTR, can we please have some posts here and also on the NIOC mailing list?

Cheers guys
A small teaser...plus i want to be selfish. The rest of the pictures by tomorrow?
BTW That's Harjeev driving my jeep and Randeep Sitting shotgun

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Old 28th January 2009, 02:41   #38
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Hey Guys it was gr8 fun for me, thanks to all present over there. Amit and Naveen really helped and Naveen guided me through...

This was the first time in my life when I used the 4wd lever. The feeling was gr8. The slush part was my fault as after me, Gurkha cleared the lake n number of times almost without effort, I guess Naveen was in the vehicle.

My wife drove the Gurkha in the trails and except for lion back tried everything with ease, and this was the first time she was driving Gurkha since it arrived home, and she found it better than Safari!

I am learning as "Gurkha" says I promise to be a fast learner!

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Hey Guys it was gr8 fun for me, thanks to all present over there. Amit and Naveen really helped and Naveen guided me through...

This was the first time in my life when I used the 4wd lever. The feeling was gr8. The slush part was my fault as after me, Gurkha cleared the lake n number of times almost without effort, I guess Naveen was in the vehicle.

My wife drove the Gurkha in the trails and except for lion back tried everything with ease, and this was the first time she was driving Gurkha since it arrived home, and she found it better than Safari!

I am learning as "Gurkha" says I promise to be a fast learner!
Rahul,

It was good to see what the Gurkha does best. Next few OTR's and you shall have it going through the center of the lake.

For a first timer you did an amazing job.

Cheers !!!!!!!!!cheers:
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Kabeer,

Dont be a kanjoos ya, post the pics.

Cheers !!!!!!
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hi guys, got some more pics.a bit late though.
torque, no offence here but are you sure the gurkha managed to go up the lions back.im asking because shyam ji(white 3b) attempted twice but could not manage it and as far as i remember that was the only attemp made to go up. after that shammi ji did the climb but from the top to the bottom.maybe i missed tye episode. please educate me.
a picture of the fish shyam ji's 3b caught. after bieng bogged down in knee deep water fr 10 mins.
and the awesome gurkha in action.
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What is this Lion's back, any photograph or video available?
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What is this Lion's back, any photograph or video available?
true, would like to see how does it look? Lion's back abroad is famous off road spot i think in US. There are numerous you tube videos on this. But this is now closed as there were too many mishaps. Iam posting few vieos of this famous spot....Does your Lion's back look any close to this?






Lion,s back in a SuZUki samurai- Mr.khan are you seeing this?

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torque, no offence here but are you sure the gurkha managed to go up the lions back.im asking because shyam ji(white 3b) attempted twice but could not manage it and as far as i remember that was the only attemp made to go up. after that shammi ji did the climb but from the top to the bottom.maybe i missed tye episode. please educate me.
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0333, I am the one who needs educating
Being a newbie I think I am mixing up names given by NIOC to various terrains.

What is the highest climb at the behrampur sand pit called . That was the climb I was refering to. Why ? As I heard who was probably another Newbie calling it that.

Cheers !! Now why would anyone take offence to be corrected when wrong.


After seeing Vinod's video post I think I now know what the real Lions back was at behrampur !! My mistake.
To answer your question Vinod NO Sireeee!!! Just watching this video gives me vertigo !!!!!

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Whats the place exactly? dates for the next event??
Looking fwd to plan my first OTR Trip!!
Any takers here???
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