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Old 11th May 2010, 19:50   #16
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A quick survey brought us to the next challenge:

A narrow rock lined passage at the end of which was a sharp climb covered with loose gravel.

Tejas tried his luck

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With some manual shifts

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And gunned his engine trying to suffocate one and all

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Only to slip slide and beach at the top

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Where more manual labor was applied

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Until he was winched out

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To make room for the next wave of gypsies

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Who started with great style

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But ended up the same way

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Would the next person make it?
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Old 11th May 2010, 21:08   #17
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was good to have vinod on board this weekend.
i bet it was a total different scene for him out here compared to down south,

but he was very eager, and took guard as the main spotter.
i did learn a few tricks from him,

and it was fun for me to get candy out of her slumber after a very long period,
down side was that the absence of a windsheid meant that i ate more dust then the others

terrain was fun, but little scary as i kept wondering who'd get their tyres cut into first, some of those small rocks were knife edged

cant wait for the monsoons

and regarding the walkies,

tejas and i have quite a few, we just keep forgetting to get them, and if we do we keep forgetting to use them,
r**a remember how we used them on our way back from lonaval last year

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Old 14th May 2010, 19:39   #18
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continuing...

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A quick survey brought us to the next challenge:
Would the next person make it?
As Allan stood ready waiting to lasso the next victim

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Imran got through the passage

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But beached at the crest

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Putting into motion the now familiar routine of roping and corralling

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When all seemed lost, the mkraft gypsy took off and crossed the obstacle not just coming up but also going down

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After which we took off trying to discover some more spots

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But with Alok and me getting seriously stuck trying a new road and freeing ourselves after 15 mins of hard work (while the others ditched us!) and then Tejas convincing Allan not to try scaling down a rocky vertical wall...it was time to head home.
We finally hit the highway on the exact other side of the mountain where we had left the accent parked, recovering on the way Devang and his MONSTAR who had been aimlessly exploring mountain trails trying to reunite with us.

Thus at 5.00 am we ended the initiation of Vinod Nookala into the ways of the western world (atleast of India ) and his first pilgrimage to pay homage to the stone shrines of offroading at JNPT!

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Superb, So VN my friend. Have you laid your hands on a NCGS 550 yet?
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Ooooo... just saw this thread. I wanted to say what happened next; but just my luck!


Anyways, was a fun short trip. But the dust was a major problem! Anyone else got a splitting headache the next day? I felt like i had a major hangover without drinking at all!

@Vinod, welcome to the mad bunch!
If you think this was crazy, you haven't seen anything yet. This is just the tip of the iceberg. This was maybe the most docile one we have done. You should come to the lonavla night off roading trips the next time. That IS crazy!

Anyways, we are doing another one tonight at shahpur.
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