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Old 31st July 2010, 09:21   #1
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Default Alfa Kilo's Lavasa Trail

The Lavasa Trail we are doing on Sunday was discovered by Abhimanyu on one of his solo Off road Jaunts searching for new places to explore in his 2x2 mm540.

The first time we did this trail was at 12 pm at night in his 2x2 jeep with a friend on a lightning 535 following close by.

These trips were not only to off road but to relax, talk about life and generally reminisce.

We went to this place on repeated occasions always at night always by jeep and always camped the night.

This overall experience is sadly lacking from the mainstream off road culture that most of us are familiar with, where Group memberships,size of ones tires and various other factors are becoming more important as opposed to real friendships,camaraderie and respect for the environment that gives us so much.


Lets keep it real people,I dont know about you guys but I do this to get away from it all....
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This overall experience is sadly lacking from the mainstream off road culture that most of us are familiar with, where Group memberships,size of ones tires and various other factors are becoming more important as opposed to real friendships,camaraderie and respect for the environment that gives us so much.
motocamp,
Very rightly pointed out by you, that we are missing the essence of being out there in the open unpolluted and welcoming nature, from bonfires, cook out, sleeping in the open, friends bonding over drinks & smokes, weaving new friendships... talking about things that need not mean business, unwinding and just forgetting tomorrow, for the time spent cannot be relived.
Sometimes the journey is far better than the destination.I have experienced numerous times.
Would love to be with you on one such outing sometime in the near future. One person I know who will join me is DKG, wherever it is.
Loved and envied your night out, its been too long sine I have had one such...too long actually. The wanderlust within me is subjugated due to work commitments.
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Hi motocamp,

The first picture defined it all for me. it started many many years ago for me on a bike. The purpose being just like you mentioned. Being in the midst of nature while trying to d minimum damage to it.
And then it was 4 wheels in a jeep the primary motive remaining the same, the beauty of it never lost. But I cant agree with you enough. Its lost its charm now. Its something that keeps me away from the scene now. The blatant habitat destruction done by us on 4 wheels without thought or a care for anything more that the obstacle and proving a point by getting ones machine over it.
Agreed offroading has now developed into a sport with equipment and talent exceeding the importance of the desire to get closer to nature to just enjoy that beauty and oneness with nature and ones selves.

Loved all your pics and it did stir up a lot of memories.
Do give me a shout if you ever have something like the above on the cards. I really dont mind missing all the rest of it.

Cheers,

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motocamp, i share your mindset to the T. This is the life I would love to live, whenever I get a chance. I've owned jeeps/gypsies all my life (learned to drive in a brand new '86 mm540), this is the thing I love to do - explore, bond and respect nature, though the OTR concept intrigues me. I just might try one someday...

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Just got back from the Trail.

It was a great day.

Eight 4x4 vehicles and loads of fun.

I dont have any pictures to upload as Kishor(tigerranch) and Soumya have covered the entire trip.

Managed to get stuck...had to use the tirfor which we anchored to a sturdy tree and winched the jeep forward...i also managed to slightly bend the front left fender and rear right fender.... AK would approve, we always intended to do this trail full on.
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Hi all , Just been to the OTR/ Trail, I have no words to discribe what I feel today . I felt homely with all those people.
Thanks , Motocamp . For ' Organizing ' this event . Without you this couldnot have happened.
Also thanks all who were there ,for acomodating me .

It was a unique experiance. thanks Kunal for taking me along.
yours Sudarshan
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Thanks Kunal for the trail
Thanks Kishor and Huda for sandwiches and chai
Thanks everyone for a great time
Thanks Nishant and Ibrahim for the entertainment

In the back of the jeep Atom whispered in my ear that he had a great time!

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It was short and sweet. Had a really nice time!

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ahhh, Everything hurts, and i ve got a cold but i've got a warm feeling inside from the fun i had yesterday.
Hats off to motocamp for the wonderful trail , the 3 hour drive, sleepless the previous night was worth it.
Good to meet Ibrahim after a long time, FULL THROTLE!
@ genesis more pics !!!
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I saw this group heading towards Lavasa. I have clicked one photo of Green Land Rover and will post it in this thread.

My Bad luck nobody spot TeamBHP sticker on my cars Back which was parked on the side of road at that moment.
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In the back of the jeep Atom whispered in my ear that he had a great time!

It was short and sweet. Had a really nice time!
Your closing says it all. Wish I could be around.

You know what your posts and pictures are adding to my conviction that Pune or near abouts is the place to retire. Hope I would have few years to wander around.

By the way Atom looks great in all pictures. How old is he?

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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ahhh, Everything hurts, and i ve got a cold but i've got a warm feeling inside from the fun i had yesterday.
Hats off to motocamp for the wonderful trail , the 3 hour drive, sleepless the previous night was worth it.
Good to meet Ibrahim after a long time, FULL THROTLE!
@ genesis more pics !!!
@paras: You have a spelling mistake in your post
More pics when I get home from work.

But some quotable quotes from yesterday:

(on seeing a nice road where the trail is supposed to start)

me: "Looks like the government has built a nice road to the village"
Kunal: "Damn! Why do they have to do such things"

(on seeing a really bad trail fork off from the nice road)
Kunal: "Thank god for the vagaries of the Indian government!"

Huda: "Kunal - We are tilting!"
Kunal: "I know, '...put in terms of endearment here...', I know"

(beached on a mound of earth)
Nishant: "First I will free myself, then I will get stuck once again"

Sudarshan: "I have only one vehicle and only one person to repair it, me!"

(tea Stall On way back)

Kishor: "Please dont make the tea watery, use the right amount of milk"
Shopkeeper: "We dont use packet milk. We use original milk!" (straight from the cow!)
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Excellent photos - Right from sunny day to heavy rains - all covered. Really enjoyed them.

Waiting for more log and photos !
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ahhh, Everything hurts, and i ve got a cold but i've got a warm feeling inside from the fun i had yesterday.
Hats off to motocamp for the wonderful trail , the 3 hour drive, sleepless the previous night was worth it.
Good to meet Ibrahim after a long time, FULL THROTLE!
@ genesis more pics !!!
@paras: You have a spelling mistake in your post
your like that kid who does his homework always just to point out the ones who didnt to the teacher

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@Kunal - Please add me to your SMS list for these events in the future.

I feel terrible I missed out but I was near Chennai practicing my skills on the sands of the Palar Challenge

Veyr different weather and terrain from what you guys had over here but are we getting wet again this weekend?


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Shopkeeper: "We dont use packet milk. We use original milk!" (straight from the cow!)

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Thumbs up My First OTR

This was my first OTR and man it couldnt have been better. Many Thanks to you Kunal for organising such a event, the trail was mind blowing, you have my number and whatever OTRs/Recce you do please ensure you include me.

Many Thanks to Mr. Kishor (tiger ranch), sir without you i wouldn't have cleared even one Obstacle, you are one good mentor and a spotter as well. If by the next OTR your jeep isn't ready, please promise that you will be my passenger.

BTW, i was the only one to get my Jeep stuck twice, hope all you guys will excuse me as this was the first time. The entire group was amazing and 2 guys who wont stop at any obstacle were Nishant and Ibhrahim. Hopefully will submit a complete report by today evening.

Had too much fun and eagerly waiting for the next one. More Photos please, i know their are loads of them.
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