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Old 3rd March 2010, 13:07   #16
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From here, we now carry on towards another part of the lake via another trail. It's a very beautiful spot. We click some snaps with the one tree in the background. Full moon night provides good visibility even with the lights off.

Devang first negotiates some rocks and poses for pictures. Then he and ibrahim spot a water crossing leading to a climb. Devang plunges into the water and get's stuck midway. And is slowly sinking. We run to get towing gear. Water has reached devang's lap.

BUT: there is one voice we heard coming from the stalled car: go on, start the car and go ahead... Yes, Ibrahim it was!

All this towing and tugging (atleast 12 times) has resulted in my engine mount getting loose and i could feel vibrations at low revs (i think that's the cause).

Thus, Devang's car is towed out by the gurkha.

The car comes out and the water takes atleast 10 minutes to evacuate. We never knew the gypsy doors could hold so much water!!!

Monstar's headlights have become a pair of mini aquariums!

Again a little towing using alok's gypsy and the monstar starts again.

It's now 0300hours and we decide to head homewards. I'm worried about my engine mount so we from a convoy and travel slowly on the expressway (thanks guys).

Reach home around 0500hours and sleep for straight 8 hours.

I love night OTRs... much cooler and no getting drained out due to the sun.

End of my report. Cheers!

EDIT: Ooops. I forgot to mention. Pics courtsey: Anoop Padate (he was riding in the gurkha) and Mathew
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Old 4th March 2010, 12:28   #17
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Good i came on that day, i was not in mood to come at all.

whats the point if you dont get stuck in an OTR,

best part i enjoyed was my Monstar on 3 wheels and when it was sinking.. i had few fishes in my car :-)..

some of the pics from my profile.

Alok, you need to buy the tow rope first, yours is of no use.

I would suggest we can go overnight and do some OTR early morning because in daylight you can try some more difficult patches..

Keep the pics and videos coming..

cheers.
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Old 4th March 2010, 12:38   #18
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Good i came on that day, i was not in mood to come at all.
Good! Was more fun because of you guys

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whats the point if you dont get stuck in an OTR,
yeaH!
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best part i enjoyed ... when it was sinking.. i had few fishes in my car :-).
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i still remember ibrahim saying: aage jaa!!!


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Alok, you need to buy the tow rope first, yours is of no use.
let me know the length you want and how many shackles?

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I would suggest we can go overnight and do some OTR early morning because in daylight you can try some more difficult patches..
so we are on for the weekend?

My suspect engine mount wasn't loose. It was a dented exhaust pipe. See below:



It's at the service center getting work done and should be ready by saturday.
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Old 5th March 2010, 12:34   #19
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Amazing experience.!
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Old 5th March 2010, 16:07   #20
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we dont have anymore pics or videos??
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Wow! What a weekend


I really miss that JNPT wala scene but tht night OTR was awesome, much better then burning our skin in mercury.

Ibrahim was @%*ing crazy even without his machine, the best part of the whole OTR was the Drunken Driver & the Navigator. They were ready to make the car fly or to swim, I hope u guys can make out.

Let the videos & pics tell you the story. Few videos from my side, pics will follow soon.


Devang coming out after a Holy Bath (some maha kumbh dip)- His gypsy's all the sins are washed out


Alok

Dear Alok,

you have got an infraction which will be valid your life long.

Reason :- calling me drunken driver.


i dont know about sins of my car but underbody, seats and my pants got washed for sure.
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Hey Devang,

I was just kidding to add some masala in the story , how you are so sure that it was addressing you??

I have few pics of that day, prbly I will post tmrw.

Cheers!

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dude you will post tomorrow and day after you will have another set of 50.. pullup your socks your running late. lol
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I think the second last pic should be shown like this

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good OTR u guys had. Only problem with night OTR seems to be pics. They are not that clear.
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one crazy night we had there, guys anyone going to ladakh in gypsy trust me you dont need jerry can, use the doors.

Man i can that now, it was really DEEP.
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I'm sorry, these are the only pics i have as my camera battery ran out of juice after this. All the hardcore and fun night off road pics are taken by others. I'll have to gather from the rest and post with more write ups.

Very Nice pictures I am sure you guys had a lot of fun there!
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