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Old 6th September 2010, 17:08   #76
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One more warning to all vehicle owners, you paint will get scratched big time. No, not the normal OTR scratch, but deep ones.

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Reading that Sree has a dent on his differentials, i get an idea!
How about carrying also a big gunny sack and have along with a spotter, a sweeper in every vehicle? He could collect all those parts falling off the vehicle into the sack and give it to us at the end of the trail
From the last november, anaconda (avalakonda) has given me a broken tail lamp, bent rear bumper and a hundred thousand scratches.
Reading Shan, Sree's replies, i don't know how to react. Pissin in my pants already!
Honestly, would it make sense for an absolute noobie like me to attempt this at all?
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Honestly, would it make sense for an absolute noobie like me to attempt this at all?
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Yes it does . How will one learn then ? you break, you learn.
Jump into the well, you will swim somehow.
This is exactly what I'm gonna do.
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Yes it does . How will one learn then ? you break, you learn.
Jump into the well, you will swim somehow.
This is exactly what I'm gonna do.
Sure, i would learn. But to apply what i've learnt again, i must be left with a car
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Can't wait to come there guys! It's gonna be fun. Trying to drive down... atleast devang, allan and me.
Tejas,Allan & Devang,

We look forward to you folks. If it rains the terrain changes to our advantage. Imagine clay soil to pose extra challenge
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Really appreciate the gesture, but i would like to pay or contribute to the fund please.
Jaggu, trying to get away by paying just for yourself ?

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You are a marshal from Bangalore. So....
On serious note. Dwarak/Marshals team, if some of us want to pay for our expenses do give us that option.

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.. or ride carefully, according to instructions from your spotters.
Inspite of all the multiple warnings - many of us are coming boldly by trusting the marshals who know this terrain very well.

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How are the water crossing, are they really deep? Do they have an alternate approach for some ol fella's like DwArF, who are not very happy with water at this point of time?
I am with Jaggu here - Will prefer alternate route than deep water fording. Maintaining my tincan is a pain as it is..

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One more warning to all vehicle owners, you paint will get scratched big time. No, not the normal OTR scratch, but deep ones.
Looking forward to the screeching sound of the thick Avalakonda shrubs against my cheap paint.

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Can't wait to come there guys! It's gonna be fun. Trying to drive down... atleast devang, allan and me.
Looking forward to meeting you guys, also looks like some of us are in the same group.

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How is that little notorious mud pit - is it slushy and is it on the trail this time?

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On serious note. Dwarak/Marshals team, if some of us want to pay for our expenses do give us that option.
Daniel, If that is the case, everyone is willing to pay. We marshals have decided to treat you all

Mud pit is dry now, but by OTR time should be slushy if it rains.
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Recee pictures here Picasa Web Albums - Shakir - AvalkondaRecee

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guys, in the future, lets not deface the rocks on the trail by putting arrows with a can of paint. YES i do understand it will be very useful during the otr. am sure we can find other some other ways.
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Pics have scared me enough... hope not to bust something big on those 2 days. Very scary route chartered by you guys.
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Here are some of the pictures from OTR Recce on 5th Sept. Please note that the photos do not speak of actual terrain gradients. Hence, may be misleading.

Let me start the photos with pleasant sight of a pond with lotus flowers.
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Have a good OTR guys, and PPP.

Sad we are gonna give it a miss this time around!!
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After teaser photos , here are some action series. Terrain changes with one rain just before 18th/19th planned OTR
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Folks,

MP Sreenivasan has informed me that he is willing to arrange for dinner on first day and breakfast on 2nd day of the OTR. We need to inform in advance no. of persons participating and staying on 1st day night. Also, participants having tent and sleeping bags , please announce here.

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Shahnawaz Khan - Spidy Gypsy Tent -Yes Sleeping Bag - Yes
MP Sreenivasan - Armada/ No Tent -yes Sleeping Bag - Yes
Dwarak - Ipsy Tent -Yes Sleeping Bag - Yes
Thirumal Reddy - MM550
Akaash - Gypsy King
SV Santosh - Jeep 340
Baburaj - Jeep 340
Robinson - Bolero Invador
Vijay Anand - Jeep
Gypsy Boy Ajay - Gypsy King
Vijay Kumar - MM550 Tent -Yes Sleeping Bag - Yes
Vijay Reddy - MM 540
Pritvi - Gypsy King
Siddharth - Gypsy
Starter - Deepak - Gypsy King
S V Santosh - Jeep
Tejas Kothari
P Dev
Jaggu
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Dwarak Sir,

I would like check, if the registration is closed? One more jeeper from Bangalore would like to join for the OTR.
Name: Vasanth
Vehicle: CJ3B

Please confirm, will intimate accordingly.

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Dwarak Sir,

I would like check, if the registration is closed? One more jeeper from Bangalore would like to join for the OTR.
Name: Vasanth
Vehicle: CJ3B

Please confirm, will intimate accordingly.

Regards
Robinson,

With appologies must decline any more additions in this event. Manageability is a big issue.

No worries, we will have more OTRs coming up.
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