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Old 31st May 2010, 22:36   #16
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Default Time to find some new trails before the monsoon sets in!

Time to explore new trails, so leave DwArF at home and hitch a ride. No point in taking many vehicle and land up cheesing off the locals before we make friends and contacts. So Sree picks me up and we head with Khan to Viji's and this is how Viji's son wake's up on a normal sunday.
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Sidhu and myself couldn't keep our hand off and soon begged and pleaded with lil Aditya to give us a chance which he did. We proceed to Mysore road and i see tow bars up ahead.
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Double dose of breakfast and we head out to the dried up river. Some Spidey modelling.
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As Dwarak mentioned, the idea back fired and so we headed to alternate location and on the way we find an interesting terrain. Some walking around and hooraah we find a potential terrain. Take a small detour from the katcha road and we are headed towards a rock phase which leads to an abandoned quarry.
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Some chit chat and checks for the new super wide tire's for any rubadub.
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And Khan decides to try out the new custom foldable, 50:50 split rear seats.
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After the initial climb its and easy drive to the quarry. We stop at a rock phase but its too steep and has too many sharp cuts which will not allow any climbing circus. So its a long boring exploration by leg and our heroes continue with thier boring duties.
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So while they do, me and Sidhu laze around with some chit chat and redbull for company. Then we hear Viji shouting at us, rather Sidhu To get the darn tow ropes and this is what we are greeted to.

Sidhu climbs up with redbull in hand.
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Sidhu without redbull and ipzy starts the flight.
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Lucky we have winch and then Sreeraj tow service so we somehow manage to recover the vehicle. Please do not try this at home, it was very risky and no am not kidding.
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Toppling a vehicle on such a surface and that too down to a depth of 30-40 feet is not the ideal way to spend a Sunday.
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So after an hour or so we climb down and then find another trail and this is the first obstacle. Spidey is lil crippled coz the front fender needs to be sorted to allow articulation, added to bush cover hiding a nasty pit/drop this is what you get.
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Old 31st May 2010, 22:50   #17
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Finally!!! Jaggu wakes-up. Man it was a very very tricky recovery, I was on half clutch + revers to keep the tension of two strap.

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Ok the story teller is back in action with pics. Was wondering where you vanished and that the report never came up all this while.

jaggu don't you have a picture taken from the front,I mean dwarak's ipsy ? Just cant seem to figure out at what angle the vehicle was perched.

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Talking Rock, Rocked and Rock & Roll

So where were we.
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Some birds, bee's and trees.
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The spotters, useless at that lol
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Small break for Dwarak to find a way up.
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Second climb, this one is definitely a vehicle breaker. Even i had to keep my mouth shut up to get Sree up the slopes, without freaking him out
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Final steep climb, unknowingly deflated NDMS follows Spidey up the rock
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Shaadi.com, no thats not a gunkat!
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Shadi'ed.com making a silly face, this one sure is the ghunkat!
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The end

ps: someone flicked the camera from my hand on sunday morning and i didn't realize so much of stuff was inside the cards, till i checked today, and hence the delay in posting! Swalpa excuse please.
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Finally!!! Jaggu wakes-up. Man it was a very very tricky recovery, I was on half clutch + revers to keep the tension of two strap.

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Ok the story teller is back in action with pics. Was wondering where you vanished and that the report never came up all this while.

jaggu don't you have a picture taken from the front,I mean dwarak's ipsy ? Just cant seem to figure out at what angle the vehicle was perched.
Sorry am not that daring to go stand in front of an about to topple vehicle!! Imagine back to front at around 75-80 degree, now add left to right at around 40 deg differential + slippery granite pieces for traction + top heavy vehicle = tumbling down the rocks!

This one was really tricky without the winch and the hands, we would definitely now be hunting for a new body for a well known ipzy by now.
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jaggu don't you have a picture taken from the front,I mean dwarak's ipsy ? Just cant seem to figure out at what angle the vehicle was perched.
Sad part of OTR photos!!! No terrain can be judged from photos. You should see it to believe it!!!!

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Baya weavers (Hanging Nest) and "little red dove" ;-)

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If we didn't remove that rock, my differential would have been a history now!!!

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Small break for Dwarak to find a way up.
Second climb, this one is definitely a vehicle breaker. Even i had to keep my mouth shut up to get Sree up the slopes, without freaking him out
typical Diesel Jeep terrain. No Gypsies climebed this except Spidey!!! I was so afraid to take that!!! You always hear that Thud!!! One more fact about this terrain, no vehicle came out without hitting the differentials including Spidey!!!

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ps: someone flicked the camera from my hand on sunday morning and i didn't realize so much of stuff was inside the cards, till i checked today, and hence the delay in posting! Swalpa excuse please.[/quote]

Jaggu sir now you can recommend Rudra sir to take me as a trainee,
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This is a trail with good potential to spend a full day. However we need to be careful of number of vehicles that can be taken on this trail as this is very very close to civilization.

Meanwhile, let's continue find more new routes/trails

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.... Then we hear Viji shouting at us, rather Sidhu To get the darn tow ropes and this is what we are greeted to.

.... Please do not try this at home, it was very risky and no am not kidding.
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Toppling a vehicle on such a surface and that too down to a depth of 30-40 feet is not the ideal way to spend a Sunday.
Oh yes. We were lucky that we had a winch. Imagine pulling it out with just a tow rope.!! We would have then left it there itself.

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...Spidey is lil crippled coz the front fender needs to be sorted to allow articulation,
Yeah, first thing to use is a soft hammer/mallet to smoothen the arch/fender joints to prevent scrubbing. That should give 1/2 inch of space.


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Sad part of OTR photos!!! No terrain can be judged from photos. You should see it to believe it!!!!
Yeah. No way it can be shown in picture or described. Seeing is believing

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yeah, the crawl gears + increased effective GC + lockers do help. I think the very fact that the leafs are out of the way and above itself makes it sooo much simpler. Otherwise, the shackles/leafs are the first thing to get hit.

However, since the diff is still sitting low, an occasional hit here and there is bound to happen. So time now to make a diff guard.
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But the trouble is diff-guards will further reduce the GC.
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Wow lovely Terrain you have there!

Looking forward to seeing you guys in action at the AKC!
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But the trouble is diff-guards will further reduce the GC.

Not really, the diff guards generaly proctect the front of the diff , that is the diff housing cover and not the bottom of the diff.
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This is what we want!!!
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Jaggu sir now you can recommend Rudra sir to take me as a trainee,
You don't need my recommendation, just pester him next time we meet up thats all

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This is a trail with good potential to spend a full day. However we need to be careful of number of vehicles that can be taken on this trail as this is very very close to civilization.

Meanwhile, let's continue find more new routes/trails
Yup i have a faint feeling that there is more inside away from highway and away from too much attention.

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Yeah, first thing to use is a soft hammer/mallet to smoothen the arch/fender joints to prevent scrubbing. That should give 1/2 inch of space.
Can you please drive spidey to my office either in the morning or evening before 6 pm one of these days!

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yeah, the crawl gears + increased effective GC + lockers do help. I think the very fact that the leafs are out of the way and above itself makes it sooo much simpler. Otherwise, the shackles/leafs are the first thing to get hit.

However, since the diff is still sitting low, an occasional hit here and there is bound to happen. So time now to make a diff guard.
Lol only thing i was worried while driving was the tires and the horn button, rest everything was better than driving in the highway inside spidey he he he

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This is what we want!!!
Yup something like that, i saw one with the whole central diff assembly with recessed drain plug and all, ill try to google it out. This one is also definitely good.
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Where is siddharths gypsy?

Dude is saving so many cars out there with his weird and whacky postitions

So was this a full fledged OTR or a unsuccessful Recce?
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Not really, the diff guards generaly proctect the front of the diff , that is the diff housing cover and not the bottom of the diff.
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This is what we want!!!
Oh, this kind should be fine.
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