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Old 3rd October 2009, 11:40   #1
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Default Bangalore - Chikkaballapur OTR (02nd Oct 2009) - The Unforgettable OTR.!!!

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The Doddaballapur OTR, what an OTR it turned out to be. Truely an unforgettable one, and one of the longest ones. 7am to 1am! Started with an roadside (Offroad!) rescue attempt of an i10 and ended with the unsuccessful attempt of towing out Rehan's Scorpio, after lots of effort from all I must add. I think many of us reached home close to sunrise! But unexpected things like this does happen on an OTR and I dont think any one is complaining, although all of us were dead tired.

I have quite a few pictures that I am posting but I am not so good with the words, so it would be great if one of the co-BHPians could give a brief write up. I must add it was one of the best OTR experiences till date! in an adventerous way. I hope Rehan managed to get his Scorpio out in the morning. If anyone has more info on this please update.

Enjoy the Pictures.

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Guys, sorry my camera battery just ran out! Will post all other pictures and videos later in the day!
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Old 3rd October 2009, 11:53   #2
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...Started with an roadside (Offroad!) rescue attempt of an i10
Dwarak/Vinay pass me on the road to OTR and say "there is a car lying in a ditch some 1/2 KM behind. Should we go and help him and pull him out?" I think for a second and say "OK".

I think we spent some 1 hour there only to find that not only we could not move the i10 but also get the xenon stuck big time. A tractor came to pull out both the xenon (that too after 2 safari's puling in serial could not move the xenon an inch) & i10.

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I must add it was one of the best OTR experiences till date! in an adventurous way.
Yes, one of the most adventurous OTR's that I have been to.

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I headed into this adventure hoping it would not last more than 5-6 hrs nursing a near to broken leg. Little did I know it would go on for 20hrs. It was quite an experience, I have loads of pics, I'll post them by tomorrow.

Hats off to the team spirit shown by all the guys. It was wonderful meeting you all.
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Hey Guys ... Rehaan's Scorpio has been rescued!!!
Finally was the tractor guy along with a "few" (read about 25) people to push
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An OTR for 20 hours.

Must have been crazy, expect to see lots of pictures soon. I know pictures can be deceiving. Is this the same spot where the Xenon got stuck? Looks doable.
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Time - 7:00 AM
The meeting opposite Colombia Asia hospital

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Time - 7:30 AM
Decision to rescue a fellow motorist - the I10
Dwarak to the rescue

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Due to lack of traction, The gypsy could not pull the i10.
The Xenon decided to try a double tow.
Attempting to reverse the vehicle in, the Xenon also got stuck!!!

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Rishi decided to try and pull the Xenon out

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Then it was 2 Safari's for 1 Xenon

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After a few unsuccessful attempts
The "Towing King" arrives and gets hooked upto the Xenon

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And the Xenon is rescued!!

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Dwarak decides to try getting his Gypsy out in 2WD
After some more spins he was out

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The i10 was finally rescued by the Tractor

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Time - 9:30 AM
Breakfast - no-one expected this to be their only meal for the day!!!

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Time - 11:00 AM
The start of the OTR
Sid locks his hubs in anticipation ...

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At this point, I got a call from home and had to rush back ...
Only to come back here at 11:00 PM!!!
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Wow!! Quite an adventurous!!!!! I've decided - Next time I should make myself available for the next OTR.
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This must have been an ordeal. Did the SUVs have at least AT tyres? I don't see winches in action either. Do you guys feel a winch would have helped here?

It is better to carry food/water to last at least 2 days in your vehicle. Nothing can be predicted in OTRs.

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At this point, I got a call from home and had to rush back ...
Only to come back here at 11:00 PM!!!

thats pretty awesome stuff you guys did.


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I headed into this adventure hoping it would not last more than 5-6 hrs nursing a near to broken leg. Little did I know it would go on for 20hrs. It was quite an experience, I have loads of pics, I'll post them by tomorrow.

Hats off to the team spirit shown by all the guys. It was wonderful meeting you all.
still waiting for your inputs to this thread my friend.
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hey how did the i10 get there?
@ shahnawaz thanks to keep me informed about the OTR but i had my schedules planned for the holiday.i tried to call you thogh,your phone was not reachable.

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Wow!! Quite an adventurous!!!!! I've decided - Next time I should make myself available for the next OTR.
Be ready for anything!!!

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An OTR for 20 hours.

Must have been crazy, expect to see lots of pictures soon. I know pictures can be deceiving. Is this the same spot where the Xenon got stuck? Looks doable.
hey beejay
That was not the OTR spot .. it was an attempted rescue!!

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hey how did the i10 get there?
@ shahnawaz thanks to keep me informed about the OTR but i had my schedules planned for the holiday.i tried to call you thogh,your phone was not reachable.

speed + Flat tyre + Panick attack = uncontrolled skid!!

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This must have been an ordeal. Did the SUVs have at least AT tyres? I don't see winches in action either. Do you guys feel a winch would have helped here?
Yeah, the SUV's had the A/T's. The scorpio had the Mudzillas and that was one performer until it's clutch fried.

No one had a winch. Lucky for us that we had some 4-5 tow ropes. Not having a winch is one of the reasons that this OTR was an adventure.

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It is better to carry food/water to last at least 2 days in your vehicle. Nothing can be predicted in OTRs.
You must be joking. At times people just turn up without even carrying a bottle of water and expect to be taken care of -- forget food/etc.
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OMG thats scary.. an i10 in that sort of MUD. Was there any greater damage to that i10 other than the flat tyre?
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Ah.. We guys missed this event :(
lets do it again
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Ah.. We guys missed this event :(
lets do it again


When ??
Who all ??
Missed it - So close yet so far ...
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