Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > 4x4 & Off-Roading > 4x4 Excursions


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 2nd November 2009, 16:25   #31
Senior - BHPian
 
mjothi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,252
Thanked: 216 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Wolf View Post
Awesssome show buys!!!

Not to demean other machines but the Willys stole my heart...

BTW, why didnt the safari try any of the stunts?? Damage scare or is it a 4x2???
It is 4x4. But, if attempted, confirmed Damage
mjothi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2009, 16:54   #32
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bangalore / Madras
Posts: 1,980
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Too bad I couldn't make it. Brought back memories of last year's Pearl Valley OTR:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...1-2nd-nov.html (Offroading report - Pearl Valley 1/2nd Nov)
hrag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2009, 17:04   #33
Senior - BHPian
 
mjothi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,252
Thanked: 216 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hrag View Post
Too bad I couldn't make it. Brought back memories of last year's Pearl Valley OTR:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...1-2nd-nov.html (Offroading report - Pearl Valley 1/2nd Nov)
Yup, and I was showing each places to Happywheels where you had trouble and the very spot your foot rest took a toss.

Btw, this time, it was even more deeper. One Gypsy had a hit at the back due to the overhang and lost the side bumper.

Last edited by mjothi : 2nd November 2009 at 17:10.
mjothi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2009, 17:15   #34
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,240
Thanked: 225 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Wolf View Post
Awesssome show buys!!!

Not to demean other machines but the Willys stole my heart...

BTW, why didnt the safari try any of the stunts?? Damage scare or is it a 4x2???
Wolf,

Thanks! Willys will steal the heart of every one.

It is a 4 WD. Safari wanted to first see the terrain and next OTR it will be rocking. What do you say safari boy? Hrishi's hands are itching for OTR.
dwaraka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2009, 17:24   #35
BHPian
 
Baburajs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 265
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Guys , keep the pictures rolling. I saw lot of shutter bugs there. Let us have a look at all the mean machines on their home turf.
Baburajs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2009, 17:33   #36
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 3,854
Thanked: 123 Times
Default

pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4427.jpg

Vijay takes the road least traveled!
pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4429.jpg

And ended up stuck!
pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4430.jpg

Work out, courtesy of Vijay!
pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4431.jpg

pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4432.jpg

pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4433.jpg

pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4434.jpg
HappyWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2009, 17:37   #37
BHPian
 
star_aqua's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: BLR
Posts: 612
Thanked: 88 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaggu View Post
Thats a nasty pit, very innocent looking but looking at that stuck willy i can imagine the trouble that pit is!
Thats SreeRaj pit, named after him who designed and carved that pit!
star_aqua is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2009, 17:38   #38
Team-BHP Support
 
Jaggu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 17,491
Thanked: 6,768 Times
Default

look at all those grins on the face! you guys had tooooooooo much of fun! So first timers how was the experience, i see Krishna's Gypsy was finally initiated to the world of mud

@starji: new tires eh, waah waaah
Jaggu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2009, 18:04   #39
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 3,854
Thanked: 123 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by krishnathanthri View Post
...In the below pic notice the guy with camera. He was covering almost very vehicle in Action, looking forward to see the pic from his camera too...
If you are referring to the gentleman in the white T-Shirt, not sure who he is. If you referring to the cow-boy with the cap, then, what you are seeing in my posts, are the photos taken by him.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 14000rpm View Post
...Now, I'm wondering if i really need to upload my set of pix. They may end up more or less like duplicates of your pix...
I would say to bring 'em on! Same spot different angle!

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Wolf View Post
...BTW, why didnt the safari try any of the stunts?? Damage scare or is it a 4x2???
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjothi View Post
It is 4x4. But, if attempted, confirmed Damage
Absolutely! And with no vehicle that could be used for recovery - man, I started having nightmares (or are they day-mares).

Quote:
Originally Posted by hrag View Post
Too bad I couldn't make it. Brought back memories of last year's Pearl Valley OTR:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...1-2nd-nov.html (Offroading report - Pearl Valley 1/2nd Nov)
Sirji - after seeing the track and the way the vehicles were pushed, especially the narrow stretch - I bow my head in respect!!!

I don't think I will put my 2 tonner thru that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dwaraka View Post
...It is a 4 WD. Safari wanted to first see the terrain and next OTR it will be rocking. What do you say safari boy? Hrishi's hands are itching for OTR.
Provided recovery is there, slushing and climbing is fine, but rocks, I am running away with the exhaust between the tires!!!

Can understand some amount of running board or bumper damage, but rock and not-so-great clearance + weight, I shudder to think of the damage I can inflict!

Even then, I forgot the warning of never to follow a vehicle on an OTR track by gauging the track based on how the vehicle in front clears it! Dwarka, in the blue Gypsy, on the way back, goes over some rocks with few jumps. I thought that was the same path we came down initially and take that path. WRONG!!! It has a good amount of stones on a step elevation and the Safari's front wheels were floating and vehicle resting on running board!!!

Backed up, studied the path and took the proper one!

But then, this did help Vijay (hope I got the name right), since I was able to do the last recovery of the day, pull his Gypsy over the top of a slope, which he had almost cleared in reverse.
HappyWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2009, 18:10   #40
Senior - BHPian
 
mjothi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,252
Thanked: 216 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyWheels View Post
If you are referring to the gentleman in the white T-Shirt, not sure who he is. If you referring to the cow-boy with the cap, then, what you are seeing in my posts, are the photos taken by him.
I guess he is mentioning the one in black Tee. He is a prof photographer, who is the friend of Shakir.

Not sure why no post yet. May be he is processing? Sir, are you listening?
mjothi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2009, 18:25   #41
BHPian
 
Baburajs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 265
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Yes the guy in black tee indeed. Sir where are the photos. We are waiting ....... .

Avinash. Let the photos come. Dont worry if they are duplicates. The more the merrier. What say mates.

Babu
Baburajs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2009, 18:31   #42
BHPian
 
star_aqua's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: BLR
Posts: 612
Thanked: 88 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaggu View Post
@starji: new tires eh, waah waaah
Yeah Sirji, those 600 bucks wala

Quote:
Originally Posted by mjothi View Post
I guess he is mentioning the one in black Tee. He is a prof photographer, who is the friend of Shakir.

Not sure why no post yet. May be he is processing? Sir, are you listening?
Yeah! everyone please ask Shakir uncle to post it here. he has it.
star_aqua is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2009, 18:46   #43
Sha
BHPian
 
Sha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Canberra
Posts: 539
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mjothi View Post
I guess he is mentioning the one in black Tee. He is a prof photographer, who is the friend of Shakir.
His name is Sallu, he is processing photos will post shortly.

Quote:
Originally Posted by star_aqua View Post
Yeah! everyone please ask Shakir uncle to post it here. he has it.
No patience atall.
Sha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2009, 18:48   #44
BHPian
 
sreerajunnithan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Banagalore
Posts: 445
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by star_aqua View Post
Thats SreeRaj pit, named after him who designed and carved that pit!
lol!!! I am so glad about that. How many of you have a pit named after you?

Thanks
--Sree--
sreerajunnithan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2009, 18:59   #45
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 3,854
Thanked: 123 Times
Default

After this, I parked the vehicle and it was on foot or hitch-hiking for the rest of the parts.

Left the camera in the Safari and missed out the grueling climb across the wild rock path. Those were fantastic shows put on by both man and machine!

After that it was rock climbing. Being my first rock climb, and that too in Vijays MM, I was left * N!!! I was waiting for the things to flip over!!! But going up was fun, coming down was even more fun!

Finally, got to the point of return and I walked back to the Safari and got the camera. The guys on the other side of the valley:

pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4435.jpg

pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4436.jpg

pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4438.jpg

Few guys were OTR'ing in their bikes!
pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4439.jpg

These guys went off looking for more challenge:
pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4440.jpg

pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4441.jpg

pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4442.jpg

pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4443.jpg

The great "is this all?" look!!!
pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4445.jpg

Spot the jeep in this photo:
pix from the OTR: 1st Nov '09 Pearl Valley-100_4447.jpg
HappyWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pearl Valley May 23rd, Totally Unplanned OTR! (Report Update on Page 1). Jaggu 4x4 Excursions 110 6th June 2010 00:23
NIOC NCR Morning OTR 1st Nov. Sunday willys MB 4x4 Excursions 35 5th November 2009 23:27
1st Nov OTR (Pearl Valley) -- Bangalore dwaraka 4x4 Excursions 77 2nd November 2009 08:31
Offroading report - Pearl Valley 1/2nd Nov mjothi 4x4 Excursions 45 6th November 2008 19:39
One day Trips - Muthyala Madavu (Pearl Valley) mjothi Travelogues 11 28th July 2008 13:53


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:27.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks