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


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26th May 2010, 16:58   #31
BHPian
 
mohan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Mumbai.
Posts: 298
Thanked: 368 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tejas@perioimpl View Post
In addition to Kunal's schedule, the bombay group has planned the Sawarsi and Rajmachhi events.

I know most of the out of towners are arriving by thursday night and are planning to halt at Pune.

So this is the plan:

Friday early morning to late evening, we do the Rajmachhi circuit in lonavla. Then we head to Kunal's farm (2hours drive). Then we proceed as per Kunal's schedule.

On Sunday, after breakfast, we head out to Sawarsi which is 2.5hours away and do that trail. This is the most difficult trail with steep climbs.

We would be done by late evening.

You guys are going to have three days to crazy offroading. That's a promise.
This seems to be perfect ,doing Rajmachi on Sunday would be impossible ,as Rajmachi is frequented by all sorts of people and is a picnic point these days.
SO Friday-Rajmachi, Saturday:Karjat ,Sunday: Sawrsai looks great.
Lets plan accordingly.

Last edited by mohan : 26th May 2010 at 17:00.
mohan is offline  
Old 26th May 2010, 17:07   #32
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: mumbai
Posts: 732
Thanked: 57 Times
Default

seems good doc
lets freeze on this so outstation guys can plan accordingly
word of advice: dont miss this
Attached Thumbnails
The Alfa Kilo Challenge event details.-03082008807.jpg  

The Alfa Kilo Challenge event details.-slide2.jpg  

The Alfa Kilo Challenge event details.-slide3.jpg  

xtreme power is offline  
Old 26th May 2010, 17:13   #33
BHPian
 
genesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 764
Thanked: 291 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xtreme power View Post
seems good doc
lets freeze on this so outstation guys can plan accordingly
word of advice: dont miss this
This is the perfect recipe. Like water for chocolate!
genesis is offline  
Old 26th May 2010, 17:16   #34
Team-BHP Support
 
khan_sultan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 4,632
Thanked: 2,951 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gsferrari View Post
....
Bangalore to Pune is EASY in 1 day. I have done Bangalore to Mumbai in the Gypsy with comfort in 1 day. 6:00am to 9:00pm. if you start earlier then you will be able to reach Pune in time for tea at 5:00pm. Plenty of time to rest.
We would be a convoy of 2-3 jeeps, so have to do it in 2 days.

Quote:
Originally Posted by xtreme power View Post
i second staying at lonavala on thursday
the weather will be perfect
reduces the morning drive time also, so less fatigue
.....
You folks suggest.. we will stay/travel around as you suggest.

Folks from Bangalore would stay Sunday night, rest/relax and then move on back to Bangalore.

Quote:
khan saab il exchange the real tent story for a drive in spidey
Arre yaar, you are embarrassing me now. You can drive my Gypsy ANY TIME man. So now am waiting for juicy stories at the OTR.

Infact at any OTR, more than off-roading, it is being with friends, chit-chatting, light-banter, having fun is what is so priceless about these OTR's.
khan_sultan is offline  
Old 26th May 2010, 17:24   #35
DKG
Senior - BHPian
 
DKG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 3,706
Thanked: 914 Times
Default

Like a good biker friend from Mumbai always says to me " Arre Deepak bhai full masti aur dhamaal karne ka apun ko!!"

Man this is going to be a riot. Allan you seem to be cooking up one hell of a recipe there !! Rajmachi and red bull women You keep talking like this I can bet this trip will become a family affair as no wife will let a hubby a mile anywhere near you !!
DKG is offline  
Old 26th May 2010, 17:27   #36
Senior - BHPian
 
Red Liner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,020
Thanked: 716 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by khan_sultan View Post

Infact at any OTR, more than off-roading, it is being with friends, chit-chatting, light-banter, having fun is what is so priceless about these OTR's.
Yes, in the just concluded OTR, we practised the latter part thoroughly so that we get the technique of being with friends, chit-chatting, light-banter, having fun pakka
Red Liner is online now  
Old 26th May 2010, 20:25   #37
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: mumbai
Posts: 193
Thanked: 97 Times
Default

Guys Im in !
with my jeep !
Im so sure it is gonna be a blast.

SECRET-I was studying late yesterday night as my exams are going on, IT RAINED AT 3:30 !

So i think rains are going to be there after all !
garrett_t16 is offline  
Old 26th May 2010, 20:45   #38
BHPian
 
ladak.imran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bombay
Posts: 291
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

Damn it - I was awake at 3.30 and I missed the shower!
Anyway, it was pretty cloudy this evening too - big rain clouds.
ladak.imran is offline  
Old 26th May 2010, 21:05   #39
BHPian
 
gsferrari's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 842
Thanked: 131 Times
Default

Khan - even with conservative driving, BLR to Pune is still under 1 day. Taking 2 days is too long. The NH4 is very good once you cross Haveri. If you all meet at Nelamangala toll booth at 6:00am sharp you will reach Rannebennur by 10:00am for a bite. Hubli is 1.5 hours from here. You should cross Belgaum by 1:30pm. Stop for lunch here. Kolhapur by 3:30pm. Satara by 5:00pm and Pune by 7:00pm max!!

These are conservative estimates...

2 days is too long! You will unnecessarily spend on hotel at Hubli.

Trust me on this. Just maintain 75-80 kph all the way through. This gives you 1 extra day to sort out vehicles and get your bearings.
gsferrari is offline  
Old 26th May 2010, 21:39   #40
Senior - BHPian
 
hvkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,369
Thanked: 3,346 Times
Default

Agree with GS here, you can easily do the Blr-Pune drive in a day, keeping sedate speeds.
hvkumar is offline  
Old 26th May 2010, 21:53   #41
Senior - BHPian
 
headers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Greater Chennai
Posts: 4,557
Thanked: 431 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gsferrari View Post

2 days is too long! You will unnecessarily spend on hotel at Hubli.

Trust me on this. Just maintain 75-80 kph all the way through.
GS: If Jeeps are coming along then, 75-80 is tough to maintain all day through!!
headers is offline  
Old 26th May 2010, 22:12   #42
Team-BHP Support
 
Jaggu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 17,572
Thanked: 7,043 Times
Default

See we are not planning a GQ blast, we want to reduce the fatigue and enjoy the trip as much as possible. ie if everybody can manage the time off from what they generally do. With a convoy, stops, photo shoots, etc etc it can take time or we will have to become serious highway drivers.

For us its 3 full day trails plus 1600+ Kms so lil sedate wont hurt.

Anyways nothing has been finalized yet and am sure it will happen only on the previous day, going by BLR boys standards
Jaggu is offline  
Old 26th May 2010, 23:58   #43
BHPian
 
siddheshb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pune, Panaji
Posts: 442
Thanked: 249 Times
Default

Guys, for a wanna be member of your gang, with my brand new Endy (yes I have seen pics of the Endy being pulled out of the muck by the crane, and I am not getting my poor baby any where close to that, until she's a little older and I'm a little bolder!), what are the options? I would love to be around, at least for part of the event, even if it's just as a spectator and to help you folks in any way I can!

I am from Pune, any chance me and some friends can join for a little amateur OTR somewhere?
siddheshb is offline  
Old 27th May 2010, 08:25   #44
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Tejas@perioimpl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 3,956
Thanked: 4,823 Times
Default

We have been getting lots of queries regarding spectators and passengers, both online and offline. A protocol will be put up for the same by afternoon after I discuss with the rest of the gang (now officially called Extreme Offroaders )
Tejas@perioimpl is offline  
Old 27th May 2010, 09:12   #45
Team-BHP Support
 
khan_sultan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 4,632
Thanked: 2,951 Times
Default

@Tejas/Kunal/Allan: A request, please limit the participation (vehicles/passengers/spectators) to manageable numbers.

You can't satisfy everyone..
khan_sultan is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alfa Kilo Challenge : Rajasthan 2012/2013 motocamp 4x4 Excursions 32 26th October 2012 12:41
The 2011 Alfa kilo Challenge Conquered! motocamp 4x4 Excursions 80 6th May 2012 15:34
The 2011 Alfa Kilo Challenge! motocamp 4x4 Excursions 127 18th July 2011 16:26
The Alfa Kilo Challenge Conquered! motocamp 4x4 Excursions 121 10th July 2010 10:42
The Alfa Kilo challenge | 25th - 27th June | Followed by Mumbai/Rajmachi OTR motocamp 4x4 Excursions 284 26th May 2010 13:35


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:19.

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