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Old 12th August 2009, 12:47   #61
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Kick A trail, man can i see some more pics of nissan. bring it on guys.
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Old 12th August 2009, 12:49   #62
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Fantastic offroad drive, Superb pics, excellent location.
Seems like a very well organised OTR event.
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Old 12th August 2009, 13:15   #63
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It is a purely a 4X4 event with plenty of river crossings and the extended monsoon will be fun on the run.
Entries strictly for 4WD vehicles.
The images says it!! Congrats guys

Excellent OTR, nice location. Would like to see some snaps of Nissan doing this.
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Old 12th August 2009, 13:34   #64
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Just check out this photo, we had to croos the river just before falls i have marked in red line.

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Next set off photos of river crossing after lunch break.
Nissan patrol photos was back so I do not have photos let me check again ok.
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Old 12th August 2009, 13:46   #65
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man thats dangerous.

please check the patorls pic, i really want to see that vehicle in action.

was it running SPOA??
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Whoaha!!! What a terrain!!! I missed it very badly. This by far the best terrain i have seen. Rated 5 star :-)

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Old 12th August 2009, 14:43   #67
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One more picture of patrol. Couldn't capture much of patrol in action as he was way behind us.
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Old 12th August 2009, 15:50   #68
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We waited for 2 hours and no sign of other vehicles but me,Vijay, Chandan and friends were enjoying the nature with beautiful waterfall. Then we decided to go back to check other vehicles status just in time few trekker arrived and told about Bolero story how it fallen(not sure about this story) after few minutes heard jeep sounds and all vehicle arrived at meeting point.
Next trail was to cross river but to reach downwards to the base the trail was very slippery my Gypsy was moving with the soil. It was decided first Winch Vehicles cross the river so if any vehicle get stuck it can be pulled up.
Photos will speak how the vehicles crossed river, I do not know whether any vehicles got stuck in the river.

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Old 12th August 2009, 16:01   #69
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My Gypsy crossing the river

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After crossing the river We had to climb one steep incline with slush, manpower was required to push some vehicles. Soil was very loose to climb up and one jeeper had parked the vehicle and gone downward to see river crossing and there was traffic jam but luckily somebody moved the Jeep since we were in first batch we reached the tar road but it was 6.15 PM completed only 60% of the track. Marshal gave option of completing track in Night but we backed out simple reason how can we enjoy in dark with lights ON, We then proceed to resort for final enjoyment with DJ music and good food (Last part no photos).
I do not know whether other participants completed the full terrain but when we reached resort within few minutes all vehicles turned up.

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End of my OTR writeup, Guys other members start posting photos and videos.

All Photos were taken by my friend Rajesh and few photos by Thirumal.
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Old 12th August 2009, 16:04   #70
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Just check out this photo, we had to croos the river just before falls i have marked in red line.

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Don't tell me that you crossed the river at the exact location where you have marked with the red line. Man, that is quite some risk. What prevented the vehicles from being washed away?
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You know what, I am really really cursing that my Singapore trip ha to be around this time when you all had such a wonderful time and I had to skip this. I would have loved to take my Gypsy to this terrain and this terrain would have made my Gypsy happy.

Now, sitting in Singapore, all I can do is comment on what a great time you all had.

Some questions:

Why did the NDMS tyres not perform? I thought they are supposed to be great in mud/slush? Was it some isolated cases or all jeeps with NDMs had issues?

Did water level have an impact on vehicles (intake/exhaust)?
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Old 12th August 2009, 16:09   #72
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Don't tell me that you crossed the river at the exact location where you have marked with the red line. Man, that is quite some risk. What prevented the vehicles from being washed away?
What red line I have marked is too front my mistake, it should have been little bit back but definately before falls we crossed it.
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the more i see the more i miss, the trail is just mind blowing, i wish we had something like this.

off topic.

is that patrol for sale??

I really miss my MonstAr

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You know what, I am really really cursing that my Singapore trip ha to be around this time when you all had such a wonderful time and I had to skip this. I would have loved to take my Gypsy to this terrain and this terrain would have made my Gypsy happy.
You were very much in Bangalore on this day, don't blame Singapore trip.
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You were very much in Bangalore on this day, don't blame Singapore trip.
Yes, you are right but had to prepare for it (the presentation that I have to make here) and some other work that just meant that no way I could have attended this and also finish the work. Such is life.. what to do

Infact me & vijay had atleast 3-4 round of discussions and to his credit he tempted me a LOT to join in and I was almost swayed by his arguments (and even Shakir's) but then 'work sense' prevailed and had to drop out.

The only solace for consolidation was a 1/2 day outing on Sunday
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