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Old 11th August 2009, 19:38   #46
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Next terrain we encountered was steep incline of 45 degree with two hair pin bend and with slush, This terrain had to take in momentum but with low RPM my Gypsy just cruised with ease no pushing or winching was required but few vehicles were winched I guess.

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This photo will explain how the bend with slush was there.

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Capturing every moment was not possible, only it's in mind how the terrain was really good for offroaders.
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Old 11th August 2009, 20:42   #47
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@Sha, you guys had a lot of fun. By looking at the pictures, i think this would have been one of the best OTRs bangy boys had in the recent past!!! i missed it :-(. But why this installments of photos? can't wait ti see more

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Old 11th August 2009, 20:59   #48
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It was very slippery and almost all vehicles touching the fences on the left side and next moment we saw one Jeep on the right side and almost in falling state with 20-30 feet deep on side. And the Winching session begin to pull the Jeep in slippery track. Guys Winching was done at practical level so please no theory funda how to pull and etc. First there was mistake in winching by locals and I guess they are not used to Winching exercise so Vijay Reddy and Roshan took the initiative to help Suresh Sir and with few scary moments it was pulled out.

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Next trail was complete in forest with beautiful mountains surrounding, If you guys analyze the last few photos how slippery track is and how Vijay's Jeep is slipping from the track but it was real fun.

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Next terrain was very difficult and challenging.

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Old 11th August 2009, 21:21   #49
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@Sha, you guys had a lot of fun. By looking at the pictures, i think this would have been one of the best OTRs bangy boys had in the recent past!!! i missed it :-(. But why this installments of photos? can't wait ti see more

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Yes we had lot of fun, I have to process the photos thats why in installment by tommorow it will get complete, next set of photos are very challenging.
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Old 11th August 2009, 21:52   #50
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Absolutely fantastic location. Its trails like these that endear the sport to me more than anything else.

Thanks for sharing. These places and Rajmachi are like manna from heaven for us offroaders. India rocks!!
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Old 11th August 2009, 22:00   #51
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Next terrain was really challenging with stream crossing and sudden incline with heavy slush, stream had big holes had be very careful if taken in momentum definitely damage to under body, had to cross the stream in slow speed and position ourselves to climb incline with momentum. Many vehicles had to be winched and manpower was required. For the first time Vijay reddy Jeep was Winched and he will tell the story why he was winched, Same terrain Chandan's Jeep with Geolanders climbed in one shot. This terrain is purely for Gypsy it took the terrain with ease and smooth without any fuss.

Photos will speak the terrain..

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Old 12th August 2009, 10:25   #52
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Sha..is Chandan a member here? He happens to be an old friend of mine Small world !
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Old 12th August 2009, 10:31   #53
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Sha..is Chandan a member here? He happens to be an old friend of mine Small world !
yeah he is memeber here and is id is Chandan.
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For the first time Vijay reddy Jeep was Winched and he will tell the story why he was winched
Ha, seems you were waiting for this to happen

Vijay, watch out.

Excellent OTR. Tks for the pics sha.
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Old 12th August 2009, 11:12   #55
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Had to wait for long time many vehicles had to be winched , what a scenery with greenery mountains. Next drive was metal road and little bit of tar road and then again slush trail.

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Next trail was amazing with stream crossing and sudden incline with boulders. One of the jeepers was scared to take first and he had to back out. After 2-3 vehicles climbed vijay, chandan and me climbed the terrain. Only those with NDMS tyres were having difficulty in climbing the terrain.

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Wonderful pics sha & others, looks like you had a whale of a time there.

Where exactly did the trail start and end? How was the rain condition?

Looking at all these pictures make me crave to get a 4X4 and jump right in, but you know, moolah matters, so the next best thing would be to jump in with somebody who already has a 4X4 (anybody hearing this??)
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This is more interesting lunch ko maro goli...waiting for next post ;-)
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Old 12th August 2009, 12:26   #58
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It started to rain very heavily and the track became more slippery, very few photos were taken there was one stretch were three hair pin bend downward with slush and rain had to be taken with short distance one mistake you are down. Gypsy does do not have crawling gear ratio and it made more difficult to climb down using brakes means skidding, at one point everybody had to take reverse to make turn at hair pin bend what a scary moment only tires made big difference thanks to Geo's my gypsy took reverse without any problem. Me and chandan reached down and waited for Vijay to come he reached late and he had horrible time in reversing with NDMS tyres it's better he tell the story.
We waited for few minutes no marshal nobody is coming only 4 vehicles are waiting, then we decided we will proceed using Tulip map and reached a falls what a view, to reach falls few major hurdles had to be crossed.

Photos will speak the terrain and falls, we could not take photos of hair pin bend with all scary moments it's only in mind.

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What a trail!!...iam hooked on for pics! One of the best OTR's i suppose!
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Dear all - lovely OTR. I would really love to do it with a perfectly suitable vehicle.

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