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Old 12th July 2010, 13:05   #1
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Thumbs up Of Jeep's, Gypsy, Landy and a L&T Komatsu - OTR/Recee (Off Kanakpura) - 11Jul2010

X : Dont try it... its too slushy now

Y : Lets give it a shot...

A few minutes later -

1 CJ340 tries to recover the sunk ship - no luck

1 MM540 in tandem with 1 Landy - No luck

1 FORD tractor - (some luck, 1% of the Jeep came out) - result Broken Rear Bumper (along with the pintle hook)

A hour (nearly) later

Y, X, @,#,%,^ Et all --- Ok, get the L&T Komatsu over...

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Default EnRoute Story and the 1st Obstacle

By 06:45 all the Jeeps, Gypsy and Landy were at the meeting point and Dwarak was there in his 500CC mini Rocket...

After a few pics, we pushed off towards Kanakpura. Enroute we stopped for a delicious breakfast of Thatte Idly, Pooris, Vadas and Chitranna...

At Kanakpura, we had to leave a Petrol CJ3B back with a mechanic for a Broken Alternator Clamp. It was welded on the way, but broke again. Then we headed to the base camp Village...

It was a rocky obstacle, which the Landy could not do for many reasons. We decided to abandon that route due to high public presence and push deeper thru normal mud trail...

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Santosh: You people had a good time. keep em coming, let the pictures Roll.

I will surely join you Guys next time. My gypsy is fit now. Before another OTR is planned, i just want to finish of first 3k run in 40Km/Hr speed as the engine is Rebored.

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After finishing the ~3Km mud road, we ended up at the base of a big rock mountain. At its bottom was a rock crushing factory which seemed quiet on a sunday... They had a few trucks, tractors, many workers enjoying their quiet weekend off. Amidst them were two yellow 50 foot high monstors sleeping peacefully...

Roby Aka Robinson.S was our Lead Jeep for the day. Superb Vehicle and great driver behind the wheel.

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My CJ...

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Landy waiting its turn.

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The monsoons had helped this wonderful flower in the remotest of the places...

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The entry to the climb was a descent (what a oxymoron) - a short descent from the starting point left you at the base of the TALL rock mountain.

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Meanwhile Roby had powered away to find the trail

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Meanwhile the group were coming down the starting point...

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Old 12th July 2010, 16:17   #5
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When we scaled to the top of the mountain, we saw a beautiful little water body. It was full of life inside it (I saw a large Coral like structure), lot of lilly leaves were around.

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Gypsy at the pond side

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CJ Overlooking the Quarry

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The Closeup of the best part of the day

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Wolf's 540 and my CJ

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Roby found a better parking spot

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Reflections...

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The lake next to Quarry where we planned some mud plugging...

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Sadly, our children may not have this mountain in a few decades to come...

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Oh and I forgot, Jammy joined us in a 540. The clutch cable broke down and he was down there the whole morning till we scaled down, successfully fixing it.

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Gypsy overlooking the scenery

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The countryside was a pleasent site to watch from up there

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Good starter Santosh. Where are others, not reporting yet?

The spot was good outing, but not challenging though. We could not get approach to trails up there. Else, would have been great OTR for sure.

Verdict: Good spot for night OTR and camping.
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Santosh, once again, Kudos to the teaser (1st post) below...man you have mastered the art. Is it spontaneous or do you think of it for several hours before it goes out??


Status: Me, still recovering from dehydration and sleeplessness...

OTR: Good fun!

Highlight: Got to meet some great folks.

Dwarak, Kitti, Robinson, Rajesh, Santosh.....love you guys, learnt a lot from you...

Special thanks to Dwarak sir for calling this one!!!

Terrain: Mild to moderately challenging but the quary top with the rainbow around the sun was a sight to behold. Absolutely loved it...

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More photos with tags...
Me calling for help...hehe
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Robin and his spoils...err I mean real spoils!!!
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Tasting a chocolate donut...
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Depth of our success measured in feet, literally!
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My friend Naved_Speed, attending his first OTR, trying to look good for a photo on Tbhp!
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My other friend Fahad (Gray on Tbhp), looks at the point where Dwaraka sir was stanging, high up on the cliff...
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Rajesh finds a watering hole... while Robin, in the next photo below>>
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>>finds the SWEETEST damn spot. I heard something like "I am the king of the world"!!! He was comfortable there knowing very well that thats one spot cops wont fine him for parking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dwarak - I think you were the only person who captured most of the pics. My ShotGun catchkumar could not get more i think. Put it up on Picasa, I will continue my story.

Kumar - Mail me the vids, can you? PM'd you my personal ID.
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Dwarak - I think you were the only person who captured most of the pics. My ShotGun catchkumar could not get more i think. Put it up on Picasa, I will continue my story.

Kumar - Mail me the vids, can you? PM'd you my personal ID.
Hi Santosh & all,
Sorry about the delay, the connection @ home is very slow. Will push all the pics & videos to you tomorrow don't forget to keep the commentary flowing.

This is one memorable OTR with loads of fun.

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Thanks to Dwarak for yet another wonderful OTR.

The terrain was good. It makes for a great night camping spot.
As usual, we were on time. Met some old hogs and new faces. After the initial hi - hello we started towards kanakapura town. Stopped en route for some breakfast and assembled at the town market. Meanwhile jammy (mm440) arrived at the scene. Its been long time since i have seen jammy in action.
A few minutes later, we started towards the terrain.

An initial challenge made us change the track. So, we started towards the hills in the horizon.

The country side is beautiful here. We moved in a convoy and reached the spot. Its a small hill with a good incline. I believe Robinson is the first to start. One after other, every one started the incline. The top is a flat piece of rock with a naturally formed pond. After a quick break we started moving towards the other hill.
There is one place where every one assembled to duscuss the next plan of action. It is a real tricky place. There are big rocks and a need a tricky manouvers to come out clean. Else, the vehicle can sit ducks. The body can get a scar and what not. After exploring the spot on legs, dwarak and gang decided to give it a miss.

The next is to climb another hill which is even more steeper. Most vehicles can do it, but the driver needs to be vigilant. This needs the right momentum and some leg work to keep the vehicle on dot. There was some water on the way to this climb. Everyone except the landy could do it. Landy was full on air in its mudzillas. It was slipping on the rocks. Sireesh was reluctant to reduce the pressure because in his idea, it doesnt help a new mudzilla tyre any better. The threads would still slip on the rocks due to water. After a few attempts, it developed some starter relay problem and we had to lock it up and move ahead on tirumal's jeep.

Ha, the experience of hitching a ride on tirumal's jeep is some thing to be experienced. If you are a first timer to OTR's and if your first jeep ride is on his jeep, you better come wearing a diaper. Shitting in the pants comes true. Thats the reason he had laminated his front seats i guess.

For the oldies, it was a piece of cake. The fun part is about getting to meet those old friends and some new ones too. Like any sport this sport also teaches Team Work and what not. When some one gets stuck, recovery techniques come pouring from all directions. Forget the gang, even the local villagers join in. This thing teaches Patience. This sport teaches tactics. If it doesnt work this way, then lets try the other.
The most important of all is the EGO massage. Yes, We might think that the recovery guys are making a biiig mistake and dash towards the lead guy and bully our idea only to be brushed aside. No tantrums. If at all there are any, it lasts only till the recovery.
Anyways, i cut the crap and present you the snaps of the day.

SV Santhosh and CatchKumar at the initial meeting point. We were the first to arrive even after Santosh's city bus err jeep picked us up from different locations in the city.
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Meeting point at kanakapura town.
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Jammy in action.

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Jammy taking on the first rock.

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After a few tries, we started towards the terrain in the horizon.
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Start of the terrain. This is the initial rock climb

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Robinson taking the lead.
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Santosh next,
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Wolfy
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Rajesh Narayan
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Mission accomplished

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Landy next
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Time for some mission accomplished moments. Tirumal in white and santosh in the front.
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Robin, Rajesh and company.
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Ravi's new gypsy.

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Time for the next obstacle.
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Bush massage anyone ?
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Lineup for the second one.
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Dwarak involved in charting out the new path.
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The initial plan was to go thru this part. This was later abandoned by public demand.
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Dwarak and catch kumar busy discussing the next plan of action
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The second hill climb. A little steep but doable.
Notice the wet rocks around. This is where landy slipped.
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Shall get the next set of photos.
This is where the whole action of the day was.

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i just want to finish of first 3k run in 40Km/Hr speed as the engine is Rebored.

Unless the bore is super tight, why would you want to do this?! 1k of sedate rpms and then start raising the bar! You dont want a tight engine with makes power only at a particular RPM for OTR's, do you?
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Kittigadu, Nice write up. Pictures are very taletelling.

Will post pics tommorrow
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X : Dont try it... its too slushy now

Y : Lets give it a shot...

A few minutes later -

1 CJ340 tries to recover the sunk ship - no luck

1 MM540 in tandem with 1 Landy - No luck

1 FORD tractor - (some luck, 1% of the Jeep came out) - result Broken Rear Bumper (along with the pintle hook)

A hour (nearly) later

Y, X, @,#,%,^ Et all --- Ok, get the L&T Komatsu over...

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I guess this will be the first OTR write up, start with a picture of L&T earth mover instead of a jeep.
Good one man.

Dwarak Sir, Thanks for organizing this event. Had lots of fun on the track and meeting all new faces.

Looking forwards for more such short events.
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