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Old 7th June 2011, 00:45   #16
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Hi Guys,

Vijay & Ranjit, joined up with their contrasting Gypsy's.
Ahem... so did Vikram, Ganesh & I. Don't worry, I know what you meant.

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Goutham,

Where are the pictures where ranjit did the turn in 3 wheels!!
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Default Recce#3 (05-06-2011) Part#2

Hi Guys,

Some more pics. Vijay or Goutam please give a short write-up.

Regards,

Arka
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Goutham,

Where are the pictures where ranjit did the turn in 3 wheels!!
I was on the wrong side when this happened!!! Too bad I couldn't capture it, but it sure was scary for a second!

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Hi Guys,

Some more pics. Vijay or Goutam please give a short write-up.
Would love to Arka, let me see if I can find some time today.

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Recce#4 19 June

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Recce# 4 successfully completed...details and pics will follow soon.
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Hi Guys,

It was the usual fun in the sun, the monsoons have altered the terrain quite a bit, making it a grueling drive.

Senthil, Ranjit and Vikram were there with their Gypsy's.

We met up with Dr. Jones in his Prowler after a long time.

Goutam and Siddharth joined us as photographers.

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Hi Guys,

Last lot of pics from my side.

Regards,

Arka
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Default Re: TPC2011 - India's Toughest Off-Road Competition

Unlike many other south and north events, this looks surprisingly SUV friendly. No bushes or rocks to damage vehicles, and it appears that more powerful vehicles will have an advantage here?
Or is it just that the rocky and shrub sections are not there in pictures?
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Unlike many other south and north events, this looks surprisingly SUV friendly. No bushes or rocks to damage vehicles, and it appears that more powerful vehicles will have an advantage here?
Or is it just that the rocky and shrub sections are not there in pictures?
Hi TSK,

Most of the Climbs are on Gravel/Shale/Shingle Tracks used by Sand Quarrying Trucks, the debris can scrape the plastic very badly.

Aligning the vehicle for a climb and gaining momentum, exiting the climb and realigning requires a nimble vehicle, SUVs, lose out on this account.

Also the Climbs/Obstacles/SS continuously test the vehicle's ADR Angles, this is where the SUVs suffer.

Considering a 2Ton Plus SUVs generating 100Plus BHP, the Power to weight is similar to a JEEP and considerably lower than the Gypsy's.

The real advantage being torque, which alone does not help an SUVs in these conditions.

However on the relatively flat sections between Obstacles/SS, the SUVs can move faster.

There are not many Shrubby Sections and they are avoided.

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Nice bunch of pics, was expecting more water but I guess the last few hot days dried the bed up.

Hope its there for the main event to spice things up
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Recce#5 10 July (Sunday)

Recce#6 24th July (Sunday)

Recce#7 31 July (Sunday)

Recce#8 06 August (Sunday) Organizers Briefing
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Recce#3 05 June

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Hi Guys,

The Revised Dates for the July & August Recce's.

Recce#5 -- 03 July

Recce#6 -- 17 July

Recce#7 -- 31 July (Organizer's Briefing#1)

Recce#8 -- 06 August (Organizers Briefing#2)

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Considering a 2Ton Plus SUVs generating 100Plus BHP, the Power to weight is similar to a JEEP and considerably lower than the Gypsy's.

The real advantage being torque, which alone does not help an SUVs in these conditions.


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Hi Arka,

Seems Like the Gypsy is a preferred weapon for the Palar, I remember in 2009 only headers & I were the underdogs slogging the old 1.3 liters.

Good Luck with this year's event. Will be missing my Palar Buddies, and the Tricky Palar sand bed.

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Chennai Gang,

This palar challenge seems to be more challenging and fun. Hope to make it this time.
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Hi Arka,

Seems Like the Gypsy is a preferred weapon for the Palar, I remember in 2009 only headers & I were the underdogs slogging the old 1.3 liters.

Good Luck with this year's event. Will be missing my Palar Buddies, and the Tricky Palar sand bed.

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Chennai Gang,

This palar challenge seems to be more challenging and fun. Hope to make it this time.

Welcome Dwaraka Sir, it is our time to reciprocate your excellent OTR organising skills

You will enjoy the terrain as it is sand, sand and more sand of varying grain sizes!!
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