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Old 13th July 2010, 13:41   #31
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sharath brilliant write up and some excellent photographs. You know such photographs takes the experience to a whole new level for lesser mortals like me who never can get to see the action in person (PS : No offense to anyone who posted the report and pictures on the other EXAMM thread). I gotto admit that I love this man's narration skills and how each situation is supported by pics. Good going monsieur.

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He says this is an ecological disaster. Being in the center of Western Ghats, this area should have had rich wildlife. However, humans have encroached too deep and taken over every water hole in the area. When the animals come to the water hole, they are hunted down for loitering near human habitat. At this rate Western Ghats won’t be left with any wildlife in near future.
True to every bit and looks like namma karnataka isn't too far behind in this. A quick look around the chikmagalur mountain ranges and its the same scene over there too.

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Thanks Sharath for making me relive the Examm again. Your photographic and writing skills are not in any way wanting, as compared to your excellent spotting skills. Thanks for spotting for me on many an occasion. It was a pleasure to learn from you and many others.

Keep the pics and writing coming..!!
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(PS : No offense to anyone who posted the report and pictures on the other EXAMM thread). I gotto admit that I love this man's narration skills and how each situation is supported by pics. Good going monsieur.
Why do you think we youngsters are keeping quite? When ol man sings, just listen!

I wish Samurai comes as passenger every time with his cam kit, so that i can sit back on my lazy bum and enjoy the reports, instead of getting abuses from these nut case offroader's.

Samusan please kill the suspense!!!
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Awesome Thread. This is something that I will be sending to some of my friends when they want to see what I did that glorious weekend.
Thanks Cyrus, it was very nice meeting your over the two days.

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Boy, impatiance is setting in. I'm no offroader, but this thread has me hooked. Bring it on - write up, pics and all. And if nothing else, it's got me all excited about the Thar - Mahindra owes you for that.
Thanks, but sorry about the delay, work is keeping me busy.

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What, oh what could it be? You seem to be taking Sam lessons, or is it the other way round? Suspense is killing me.
Similarity between me and Sam ends after the fact that we both wear boxers.

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Samurai, great great write up and a super way to build the tempo.
Thanks Tejas, the EXAMM/AKC event doesn't deserve anything less. So, I am taking my time and making sure the report is complete, at least of things I have witnessed.

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Wow great pictures and writeup samurai. I hope i make it to the next year's EXAMM slush/mud/river bashing party.
Thanks, prepare well for the EXAMM.

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@Samurai / Sharath - I don't know why you feel so bad about the descent. It looked spectacular from below Seriously - you tried something you believed in and in these situations
I took lot of heat for this incident, hence the long explanation.

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sharath brilliant write up and some excellent photographs. You know such photographs takes the experience to a whole new level for lesser mortals like me who never can get to see the action in person
Thanks Riju, you are no slouch yourself in photography and writing.

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Thanks Sharath for making me relive the Examm again.
Thanks Gogi, it was very nice to meet for real after knowing you for so long online.

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Why do you think we youngsters are keeping quite? When ol man sings, just listen!
What youngsters?

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I wish Samurai comes as passenger every time with his cam kit, so that i can sit back on my lazy bum and enjoy the reports, instead of getting abuses from these nut case offroader's.
You wish! My next event will be in my Jeep, I hope.
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Old 13th July 2010, 19:56   #35
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Sharath,
The close-ups... capturing greats in different moods was interesting,also the magnificent capture of the jeeps and the awesome, scenic backdrops.
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While this fun was going on, Patrick quietly asks me whether I had looked at the tyres of Adityaís Jeep. I say no, although I had started to get an idea while doing the rocky climb. Then Pat says if you had seen those tyres, you would have never driven it down, they were practically bald.

It is hard to make out anything under that muck, but yeah, it didnít have much treads left.

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But on the other hand, the technique I employed didnít really rely on grippy tyres. In other words, coming down in 1st low in this tyre would have had me sliding down from the get go.
Sharath,

That's a picture of the Thar's Elanzos though I also agree that the slope of the descent and the momentum built up thereof wouldn't have been very favorable for any kind of tyres.

Great write up. Am reliving my first OTR thanks to you!

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That's a picture of the Thar's Elanzos though I also agree that the slope of the descent and the momentum built up thereof wouldn't have been very favorable for any kind of tyres.
Oops Adi! Sorry for the mistake, I put the right picture now.
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Sharath,

That's a picture of the Thar's Elanzos though I also agree that the slope of the descent and the momentum built up thereof wouldn't have been very favorable for any kind of tyres.
Ha, ha I was waiting for someone to catch that error! The much debated SFRA is an immediate give away. Well done AVR.

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Is DKG's jeep having power tiller tyres?
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Is DKG's jeep having power tiller tyres?
They are tractor tyres from a company in Jullunder (i think) called Speedways. They also make NDMS and all sorts of tyres for offroad vehicles and other tyres too.
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awesome right up. i query, why are some of the fog lights angled at funny angles? Is it to protect them?
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awesome right up. i query, why are some of the fog lights angled at funny angles? Is it to protect them?
Naah... they just got loose.
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Would like to know from DKG and all other witnesses to DKG's , how was the performance of his jeep-tractor tyres as compared to other jeep tyres like NDMS, AT/MT etc in slush,climbing,rockface and other multi-angled challenges.

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I think thos tyers on DKG's Jeep performed flawless. it was too good but i think its not drivable on road at all. Deepak can share his view on this.
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Great pix and report. Felt like I was there. Looks like Thar is very capable compared to similar off roaders. I hope M&M get the price of Thar right.

An ardent request to M&M. Please maintain quality while building the Thar. At least like older MM540. I mean the overall body quality. It should be rough & tough. I have seen a gradual deterioration of built quality from my older GLX to my new VLX and M&M is proud that its the highest selling UV.

And finally just curious about the tech spec on the FJ. Engine / bhp / torque
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