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Old 8th September 2009, 11:01   #31
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Ah, i am fine and still enjoying the body ache and insect bites and no leech bite this time .
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Mjothi, good photographs. Now you know why we invite you to events. You will do justice to nature and offroaders.
Deep sigh! After all these comments we're yet to see some more snaps.

Somebody's camera sitting in somebody's car. Someone keeps his camera in office. Someone shoots RAW and needs more time to process.. This list can go on and on.

Come fast you lazy guys.
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Old 8th September 2009, 13:45   #32
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Wondering whats happening with other Guys!!!! Guys, come on post your pics...

Here is the next set from me.

Siddartha's Gypsy doesnot like the road!

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Watch the "perfect" roads for those machines
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Now for some good scenery
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Khan, so shy to show himself

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See the guys excited to see a small stream crossing.
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How long to get wet sitting inside the vehicle? So, now a change!

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Old 8th September 2009, 14:12   #33
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When we reach the spot, Khan just notices that there is almost no screws left in his front left hubs.

It was just hanging in its position. Now what to do? What else than to steal from other Gypsy

That's exactly what happened.

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Luckily we got a local mechanic, hehehe, Just kidding.

Can anyone guess whose this?

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Siddarth at action.

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Khan getting ready to roll down!

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Shakeer's Gypsy driven by a jeeper
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Khan, saying - "That jeeper is trying hard to get the Gypsy stuck"
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Siddarth Gypsy
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Swastik Vijai's MM550
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Sreeraj's 550
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Spidey leading the way to the deadly falls.

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Old 8th September 2009, 14:23   #34
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When we reach the spot, Khan just notices that there is almost no screws left in his front left hubs.

It was just hanging in its position. Now what to do? What else than to steal from other Gypsy

That's exactly what happened.
I never even thought that these Lamda locking hubs are so stupid that nuts will fall off. I lost all 6 on one wheel and 3 on the other. I had to borrow from the 2 other Gypsy's out there -- 2 from each. A BIG THANK YOU to Shakir & Siddu. If nuts from these Gypsy's were not available then my whole OTR would have come to an end there itself

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Well, that 'jeeper' did try his BEST to get the Gypsy stuck but it did not get stuck. On day 2 he managed to do it eventually -- in wrong gear at the wrong place
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On day 2 he managed to do it eventually -- in wrong gear at the wrong place
That too to a unimaginable vehicle
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Some nice shots there mjothi. Those beasts must have felt at home with those roads and conditions (Rainy, Foggy, Misty). I am getting goosebumps . More photos please.
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Ok guys, as Samurai said, i have no action shots this time, since i was driving. But this was special for me. First time i shot vehicles in RAW instead of shooting away JPEGs. Most of the time my friends will be shooting for me with my camera while i was behind the wheels. I do not know anything about automotive photography (i am a birder). This is the first time i wanted to shoot seriously. I just started processing the RAWs now. Just to begin with, my favorite shot of the trip. Guys, there is no road, the path you are seeing is freshly created by vehicles. i wanted to include the entire path which is going to left side of the frame and starting again from top to right. But i wanted to focus of the jeep standing on top, and the hight of the hill. The jeep standing on top is chandan's, the one which is trying to climb is Swasthinkviji's. Will post more when i ge time to process.

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Old 8th September 2009, 14:44   #38
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I never even thought that these Lamda locking hubs are so stupid that nuts will fall off.
You may wish to add some threadlock and tighten them
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Old 8th September 2009, 15:08   #39
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When we reached the view of falls, we were so excited. It was such a beautiful site. And man, the falls was so ferocious.

Some more pics from that location.


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When we came back, we decided to sent the Vehicle with winch first to we can pull others if stuck. Little we thought that this vehicle will be the one that will give all the problems

While we decided to winch, the next problem started. we removed the cable fully that it came out completely. the other end which was usually tied to a screw was cut and hence the issue. it took some time to get it and pull the vehicle.

Ok, now to pics

its stuck, Now what?

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Now Viji takes the driver seat and reverse the vehicle

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it did not helped
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This is one way
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And finally, this way

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Shakir's Gypsy driven by the same jeeper

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Sreeraj's Vehicle

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Now, back to Resort!

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Ok, I am done with my set of pics. Since I did not had battery, the 2nd day event was captured with Swastik viji's cam. So, we need to wait for him.

Over to Vijai.
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.... Guys, there is no road, the path you are seeing is freshly created by vehicles. ....
...The jeep standing on top is chandan's, the one which is trying to climb is Swasthinkviji's. Will post more when i ge time to process.

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Great shot sree. If somehow the downward gradient of the hill from where you captured this image could have been captured then that would have been like icing on the cake.

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You may wish to add some threadlock and tighten them
Yes. will be doing that now.

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... When we came back, we decided to sent the Vehicle with winch first to we can pull others if stuck. Little we thought that this vehicle will be the one that will give all the problems
Those Michellin LTX tyres are no good -- pretty useless. It was good that I had already climbed before this jeep else...

Here is a Gypsy towing a MM..





Hey, who has the video of Siddu's gypsy roaring up that slope? Man, that 1.0 gypsy engine is tooo good.
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Whew!!! More pics, more pics, more pics !!!!
Mjothi, how the hell do you always land up at the right place at the right times?
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Great shot sree. If somehow the downward gradient of the hill from where you captured this image could have been captured then that would have been like icing on the cake.
No way Saaar, it was technically not possible .

Here is the rest of pictures i have processed.

The beasts before action...

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The most photogenic vehicle in the lot....

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Men and machines...

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Middle of nowhere.....

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guys i am hooked to this thread.mjothi i had given you my number for get togethers like this.i met you at sundaram with my fozzy.i want to join in for such OTR'S.i will PM my number to you & khan_sultan.
great pictures & wonderful location.
makes me feel the only must have in life is,a good car,team-bhp & bhpians.there is alot of land to cover in the entire life.
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excellent photographs and very good naration.... I heard the complete story from Vamsi and I was thrilled listening to it.
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No way Saaar, it was technically not possible .
may be someone went to another hill and captured both these hills?

Anyway, it involves 3 hills to have the whole essence of this climb.

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guys i am hooked to this thread.mjothi i had given you my number for get togethers like this.i met you at sundaram with my fozzy.i want to join in for such OTR'S.i will PM my number to you & khan_sultan.
great pictures & wonderful location.
makes me feel the only must have in life is,a good car,team-bhp & bhpians.there is alot of land to cover in the entire life.
Sure saar. Will be taken care from next time.

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