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Old 11th July 2010, 21:45   #1
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Thumbs up Extreme Offroaders - Mini OTR at Mahape: 11 July, 2010

A few of us bombay guys got together for a quick mini off road session right behind Allan's workshop at Mahape.

Terrrain: small climbs and descents & Lots of slush.

Vehicles:

Gypsy / Paras / Originally white in colour / now dark brown

Gypsy / Devang / Originally yellow in colour / now dark brown

CJ3B / Gogi / Originally beige in colour / now dark brown

MM550 (orangie) / Allan / Originally orange in colour / now dark brown

Passengers:
GSFerrari
Soumya
Prasad
Manan
Tejas

We reached Allan's garage at 11am. Did articulation tests on his ramp. Then headed out for a quick 3hour session before heading homewards.

I'm attaching a few snaps that i have:
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Last batch of snaps. Better snaps and write ups coming up soon from our official narrator soumya (genesis)...
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Last batch of snaps. Better snaps and write ups coming up soon from our official narrator soumya (genesis)...
Boss we all remembered you and GOGI praji while having lunch at BBQ nation this afternoon and we all missed you and GOGI praji.next time may be.....
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I think Allan is truly blessed to have such a wonderful workshop at his disposal and even more blessed to have such a challenging trail right there in his backyard. I am blessed to know Allan and to be a part of Extremeoffroaders because I get invited to these events.

When I got the message from Tejas saying "Mahape OTR....in?" I wasn't too enthused because I found it hard to believe that you could find a good trail so close to home. After today's OTR I think this is a really nice trail worthy of a full-day OTR / time-trial kind of event.

Had fun with the articulation tests...We should consider doing articulation tests on peeing dogs as well. At least Gogi seems to think so in the pic above

I didn't have "Geoff" the Gypsy with me unfortunately as he is getting some TLC at M.A.S.S. I rode shotgun with Gogi instead in the unstoppable CJ which weirdly did end up getting stuck at one obstacle which looked so inoccuous that I was incredulous when we had to tow Gogi out.

We had several party groups pass by with their beverages to relax on the lush greens and sit by the water bodies. Really pretty scenery which reminded me of "Hobbiton" from the Lord Of The Rings.

This is my second OTR as a passenger and I honestly believe it is more fun this way because there are so many things to do:

1. Spotting
2. Fly-Swatting
3. Encouraging the driver
4. Talking smack about the others in a conspiratory tone with Gogi
5. Chuckling with glee watching Allan getting coated with the most horrible smelling slush you've ever seen!

Speaking of the Flies - they were these HUGE, feisty and bitey horse flies. Very hard to get rid of and they packed a painful bite to boot. Clever buggers often targeted the back, back of your neck, ankles and anywhere hard for you to reach. Had I know these man-eaters were also invited by Tejas, I would have packed a potent insect repellant. I guess they are a part of the "Starter Kit" we get for becoming members of ExtremeOffroaders

Honestly, Gogi and I spent SO MUCH time swatting these demons that it got distracting mid-way through an obstacle. Too bad there aren't any videos this time but the others were having a gala time watching the two of us struggle. For some reason most of the flies decided to camp in Gogi's CJ!

Roll-On the next OTR...this is an AMAZING season to be going off-road!
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Boss we all remembered you and GOGI praji while having lunch at BBQ nation this afternoon and we all missed you and GOGI praji.next time may be.....
Yup, next time for sure!

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After today's OTR I think this is a really nice trail worthy of a full-day OTR / time-trial kind of event.
It's already being planned. The only reason we did this OTR was to show all of you'll the terrain. Wait for the challenge!


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I guess they are a part of the "Starter Kit" we get for becoming members of ExtremeOffroaders
That's part of the "ragging", "hazing", "initiation ceremony" to the extreme offroaders...! lol
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Last batch of snaps. Better snaps and write ups coming up soon from our official narrator soumya (genesis)...
Since for a change, Tejas actually created a OTR thread, AFTER an OTR and told us what happened first....
Let me fast forward and tell you what happened last...

Fast forward to around 2.30 pm...

We come out of the terrain, Devang goes into a truck service station, and Paras in trying to follow him, but not being able to see to the side, back, and most of his front windshield, goes a little ahead and stops right in front of a police checkpost (This is the border between Thane and Navi Mumbai)

The cops come running out on seeing this unidentified driving object caked with black camouflage.
They calm down when I step out and they see a camera in my hand rather than other accessories.

Cop: "What happened?"
Me: "Ummmm, Nothing?"

Cop: "Why is the car like that?"
Me: "Because we went for a drive?"

Cop: "Looks like you guys had a major party!"
Me: "That we did, but minus the stimulants since we dont drink and drive"

Cop: "Then why is the car like that?"
Me : "Because..."

Extreme Offroaders - Mini OTR at Mahape: 11 July, 2010-god_tu.jpg

Now rewinding back, reintroducing the the motley crew of characters

The Crawling Dog (Can we call him the icon?)

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The Mad Dog

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The Stylish Dog (Comes with ac, tinted glasses, stereo with speaker enclosures, free flow, now talking about a hookah attachment...)

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The Dog on Steroids

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And last but not the least, the rest of the pack

Before
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And After

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to be continued...
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The road to paradise is a long journey

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So you take your friends along for the ride

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Sometimes it does get a little rocky

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And sometimes downright dirty

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But you always put on your best smile

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For whatever goes down, must come up

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And you know your friends will watch out for you

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And on the way you discover some magical spots

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And could wait forever but must move on

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Since there are new mountains to be climbed

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Paths to be made where none existed

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And new horizons to be explored

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to be continued...

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Hey Allan . nice pics man .The slushed out pic of you is real good and funny man . Good one
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Sometimes you go in circles

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And sometimes nowhere at all

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People ask you what you are doing

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You ask yourself what you are doing

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Nature sees you


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You see nature

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Some tasks seem daunting

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Some very easy

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But the journey is fun

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And you continue


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Mindblowing pictures . Deserve a special applause .
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So much fun this looks like!
Paras' gypsy looks good..

Good stuff!

We need to get a gps tracker, so we can record our routes and put them up on the Ex-O website.. what say?!
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I think Allan is truly blessed to have such a wonderful workshop at his disposal and even more blessed to have such a challenging trail right there in his backyard. I am blessed to know Allan and to be a part of Extremeoffroaders because I get invited to these events.

Speaking of the Flies - they were these HUGE, feisty and bitey horse flies. Very hard to get rid of and they packed a painful bite to boot. Clever buggers often targeted the back, back of your neck, ankles and anywhere hard for you to reach. Had I know these man-eaters were also invited by Tejas, I would have packed a potent insect repellant. I guess they are a part of the "Starter Kit" we get for becoming members of ExtremeOffroaders

Honestly, Gogi and I spent SO MUCH time swatting these demons that it got distracting mid-way through an obstacle. Too bad there aren't any videos this time but the others were having a gala time watching the two of us struggle. For some reason most of the flies decided to camp in Gogi's CJ!

Roll-On the next OTR...this is an AMAZING season to be going off-road!
Guru, Excessive smileys in your post mate..Didn't know you had insect-peevs.. and I wonder why all the bugs were attracted towards gogi and you (and the Gogi's CJ)

Soumya, you're writing skills are getting better after you got the CJ.. find a way to mount a camera on the jeep so you can multitask..

Tejas, Allan, Devang - This was fun, we should do the entire area once - Perfect testing grounds and there is sooo much more to be explored..

Cheers..
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Speaking of the Flies - they were these HUGE, feisty and bitey horse flies. Very hard to get rid of and they packed a painful bite to boot. Clever buggers often targeted the back, back of your neck, ankles and anywhere hard for you to reach. Had I know these man-eaters were also invited by Tejas, I would have packed a potent insect repellant. I guess they are a part of the "Starter Kit" we get for becoming members of ExtremeOffroaders

Honestly, Gogi and I spent SO MUCH time swatting these demons that it got distracting mid-way through an obstacle. Too bad there aren't any videos this time but the others were having a gala time watching the two of us struggle. For some reason most of the flies decided to camp in Gogi's CJ!
Here are Thomson and Thompson in action against the flies

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Guru, Excessive smileys in your post mate..Didn't know you had insect-peevs.. and I wonder why all the bugs were attracted towards gogi and you (and the Gogi's CJ)

Probably because they were 'repelled' by the gunk on Allan's jeep and its occupants?

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Here are Thomson and Thompson in action against the flies
can't stop laughing!

@Prasad, let everyone's cars be ready, will do a big event then.
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can't stop laughing!

@Prasad, let everyone's cars be ready, will do a big event then.
@ Tejas - AMEN to that!!

Don't be surprised if Guru turns up for the next OTR wearing something like this
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