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Old 20th September 2009, 22:37   #31
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All of them tried the reversing test.
sorry, but what is the test about?
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Old 20th September 2009, 23:08   #32
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Rhandle = Rahul
Ms. Rhandle = Anu.

To get TLC back to it's feet was simple and got done in 5 minutes by simple man power. A strap was tied on the C-pillar and it was pulled up. Initially we tried to push it back from the other side but then the vehicle started to slip.

My wife had some fun with small climbs and son driving Gurkha. Next time guess we need something more challenging.

All the vehicles were perfect and everyone completed the obstacles. I am sure all would have completed the entire NIOC course also we a Jeep with winch, One Prado and one TLC besides Ford endeavor and Gurkha with enough tow straps. The only thing we should have avoided would have been the slush Part and it would have been real fun.!
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Old 21st September 2009, 07:10   #33
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@svsantosh: The reversing test was more to see how well people are able to reverse down a trail with out looking back and only using the outer mirrors. About 80% failed to stick to the trail / track they had taken while going forward and this when only hardship was a downhill small right bend with few rocks and a thorn tree.
The reason why you should be able to do this if trail blazing is that on new trails you can come to positions where you can not simply go forward and may have to reverse substantial distances.
This, with other abilities lets you enjoy doing trailing rather than being always in fear of not being able to make it and thinking of negatives. My suggestions to all 4x4 explorers - learn this trick by trying practising in parking lots or where ever you can.

@Rhandle: Anu did great by stepping up and doing the reversing. This led to Maninder and Antra to also give it a shot.
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Check out series of pictures posted by Ashish on his Face Book profile. Thanks to him and Bobby from NIOC the whole event had experienced hands at call. Check out the TLC topple and how it was straightened in the series of pictures at his face book album at Login | Facebook

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Niace trailblazing! amazing experience I'm sure this would have been.
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Old 21st September 2009, 12:37   #36
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Raju Verma's TLC made short work of all the difficulties. He has posted his pictures at
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The ladies (Anu's missing) with big grins:

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Nice trail perfectly suitable for SUV's. It is still a mystery to me how could the driver overturn a TLC. May be he was too fast. Else it is easy to stop on time at alarming tilt levels. Plus TLC's come with maximum lean angle indicator on dash board. Any way this was a sheer case of misjudgement. Some times too wide a SUV is also a pain.

Let the pics keep rolling.

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Old 21st September 2009, 13:31   #38
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Shobit posted this picture of the Pajero doing the down hill obstacles. The Honda CRV was just ahead of him in clearing the same area.

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We should plan something for coming weekend, may be a night out ... like corbett or Sariska?
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@Rhandle: Not the coming weekend but have an outline of plan for a full day trip or over night outing. Later the climate will also be not that warm.
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Sambhar lake? 6 hours going, 6 hours coming back....?
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Great going Sudev and all members. This was a much needed group, one can go out with family in comfort of their SUVs and find full potential without risk of damage.

Seems you all had great fun there. It seems a well organized and disciplined group.. We want to see more pics. I see in a pic that there is a photographer with tripod, where are his pics?

As for the trail, I have done it with NIOC and feel it is on the higher side of difficulty level for SUVs, specially if you have a 4x2 SUV. I would suggest for the first few gatherings to keep a simpler trail as you have a large number of participants (which will only grow with time) and many of them are first timers. (just a suggestion).

Hope to join you guys on long trips. How about Pushkar coming weekend?

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Pictures posted by Philip and JD on their facebook link at Login | Facebook



This picture shows the steep ness of the trail and the rocky surface that needed to be tackled with utmost care. Evry one went in with 4Low mode.

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As per Philip, Meet Secretary and Sweep car, this is list of participants:

1. Ashish Bhatia Gypsy
2. Arjun Chopra SRV
3. Chetan Vohra CRV
4. Sanjay Madan Land Cruiser
5. Kumar Rajul GV
6. Yuvraj Sharma Gypsy
7. Raju Verma Prado
8. Ashish Gupta Pajero
9. Dr R S Yadav GV
10. Adit Dave GV
11. Bobbie Gypsy
12. Saurabh Innova
13. Ashish Bahl Pajero
14. Gaurav Chirpal GV
15. RHandle Gurkha
16. Sudev Barar GV
17. Avinash Shukla Forester
18. Philip George MM 550
19. Rahul Dutt Gypsy
20. Vikram Gour Endeavour

SRV was parked by road side before the Trail#1. Innova did the Trail#1 but was parked out for Trail#2
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So many GVs in one meet, must be a record. Did anyone get the 2.4L GV?
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