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Old 16th November 2010, 11:50   #1
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HI Guys,

Had been to a OTR meet of an other online forum,
The Plan was only one place or stage 1, but ended up in 3 stages
1. We did some Mud Puddle @ Bidaraguppe Indlebele lake
2. 5kms from Housure twords Bagilure Rock Crawl
3. 12 to 15 kms on th GQ from Hosure hedding out, water fording across a Full blown river !!

Thanks to our SV Santosh for 2. & 3. & my Bro Shiv (no Tbhp Login approval yet) for calling for 1.

Attendees:

1. Me & My Cousin Raju in the Gurkha ST.
2. My Bro Shiv Cousin Santosh (Santro) & Mansoor's Cousin Anooj in MG410
3. SV Santosh & Mom !!! in hsi CJ tha looks more like FJ (Squre Lights)
4. Arul (in Texas Rangers style) & Ganesh in the Open top CJ
5. Nishanth His Son & Friend (Sorry forgot both name's)


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Cheers
Sunil

More pics:

Picasa Web Albums - Gurkha Sunil - 4wd4allFirstOTR
Picasa Web Albums - shiva kumar - 4wd OTR 14-11-10

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Old 16th November 2010, 12:32   #3
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@ hisunil,
First of all, thanks for sharing the pics with us.
You guys seems to be having a great time. Loved your Gurkha's LR Defender type of soft top. This OTR seems to be proving Force Gurkha's Off-roading capacity.
First, when I seen CJ of SV Santosh, I reminded of M & M Quadro from its front.
BTW, very well maintained Gypsy & Willys Jeep as well.
Keep off-roading !!
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sunil the Gurkha crossing the river takes the cake. Looks absolutely brilliant and did you guys measure the depth of the river before taking the plunge ?
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Old 16th November 2010, 14:22   #5
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@ dhrishikesh Thanks man, the credit shoul also go to My Cousins who put the iPhone-4 HD video, Sony Handicam & Canon EOS400 with 50 mm prime f1.8 to goo use.
Yes I am in Love with the Gurkha for the past half a year & cannot thank enough Mr Vasudevaao the first Owner for the same.

My Bro is thinking of selling his Gypsy, Must say its very well taken care of.

@ rjstyles69 Yes we saw some villagers cross by foot, waited to see the Tractor which is the only thing crossing the river come by & then took the same route.

in fact SV Santosh was my navigator when we did it first time, he has seen it almost dry, we took a different route than the tractor, as he remembers it being shallow, but the entire bonnet suddenly sinked & lots of people from the shore were visling & shouting, later learn't that a whirlpool is created there, The EDC light blinkuing & water just gussing in from many places, Santosh helping me stay calm, Backed up & then took the tractor route.

Loved it so much that I did the crossing 2 times (4 ways) its like my dream to water wade is put to rest now.

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sunil the Gurkha crossing the river takes the cake. Looks absolutely brilliant and did you guys measure the depth of the river before taking the plunge ?
Actually, this is the only entrance to a village beyond this river/stream crossing. Local govt has been delaying building a bridge across this river, causing lot of pain to these poor villagers. The only mode of transport I know of across this place is shown in below pic. Guys who cant afford a tractor ride, just walk across it and know where to step in and where NOT..!!

Last year I was told/shown to take a different route but it would have proved costly...!! Looks like the path of the river has changed a lot and created deep craters in last years path.

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Nice pics guys , nice to see Arul's jeep in new colour . Need new shoes though.

The river crossing of Sunil's gurkha is amazin , does it so easily.
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Nice videos man, the terrain looks excellent for offroading. Where is this place?
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Old 17th November 2010, 11:35   #9
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@ karizma9292 Both Gurkha's Didn't Sweat, In fact as Mine went in to a ditch the EDC light was blinking for like 5 mins & stopped, lots of water came in too, SV observed that the steering column rubber was not mounted properly so it provably came in from there, Nish's Gurkha didn't get water inside & the EDC was not blinking either,

I spoke to Mr Ramachandran (rrnsss) in Chennai who is a Judo/Gurkha Expert, post water wading to see what needs to be done, he recommended to check & see if the airfilter was wet, if so engine has taken water inside & needs oil change, else just mention about it in the next service @ force

@ Zaks
1st location is on Athibele road from Sarjapur
2nd location is 5 kms from Hosure towards Bagilure
3rd location is 12 - 15 kms from Hosure Heading out of Bangalore, you see a Temple on the right on top of a steep hill, its at the base of the temple, so you take a U then left shortly while heading out of blr, 12-15 kms away from Hosure to reach the river.

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Hi Sunil,

Superb trail. Really would like to join you guys if you plan this stretch again.

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Superb trail. Really would like to join you guys if you plan this stretch again
Just SMS or give me a call the day before. This needs only half day and we can wrap up before lunch...
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And yeah you dare not ditch me this time Santoshaaa!!!
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@ robinson Lots of interest from various forums & members to do this trail again (my Wife also wants to see the place). some time post GMC, like mid December types should be a good time to go again.

We can do the Mud plug nearby (SV please help) and then wash the vehicles in the River. this was one of the first times I did not have to Power wash the vehicle post a OTR

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Bidaraguppe - Thanks to un-ending rain the lake bed is filled up with water in pits. I went in my bullet and find it very fertile for OTR once rain stops.

Hosur hills - I am happy to see lot of water there. December first weekend, let's hit the road. Am sure this is a half a day affair.

Combine Bidaraguppe and Hosur stretch together.
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And yeah you dare not ditch me this time Santoshaaa!!!
ok saar, if i am calling it i will surely inform all here.

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We can do the Mud plug nearby (SV please help) and then wash the vehicles in the River. this was one of the first times I did not have to Power wash the vehicle post a OTR
sure sunil, lots unexplored after the rocky hill... we can deep dive in and try newer challenges.

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Hosur hills - I am happy to see lot of water there. December first weekend, let's hit the road. Am sure this is a half a day affair.

Combine Bidaraguppe and Hosur stretch together.
Thanks Dwarak, i will plan something... PS - the water place is not hosur, it is 13Kms after hosur enroute Krishnagiri GQ, so no time will be lost, we can rip down. See map.

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