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Old 22nd July 2011, 11:15   #46
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Excellent initiative Arka.

I love TPC for the terrain it offers & the off-road possibilities at the Palar river bed. Looking forward to it again this year and 3 days of fun.

Hat's off to you and the marshals/volunteers for making this happen.

Do put up the costs soon so that we can arrange money
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Is there a simpler/easier terrain for novices like me to take part, looks like too many experts for people like me to venture into the competition
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Excellent initiative Arka.
I love TPC for the terrain it offers & the off-road possibilities at the Palar river bed. Looking forward to it again this year and 3 days of fun.
Hat's off to you and the marshals/volunteers for making this happen.
Do put up the costs soon so that we can arrange money
Hi Shahnawaz,

Thanks we hope to make it more exciting and transparent for all competitors.

The Registration Fees - Rs4600/- per head.
This includes, all meals and refreshments
1) 11th - Tea & Snacks + Dinner + Night Stay
2) 12th - BLD + Rehydration Packs + Tea & Snacks + Night Stay
3) 13th - BLD + Rehydration Packs + Tea & Snacks + Night Stay
4) 14th - Breakfast.

Last Date for Registration - 06 August 2011.

Registration Details

Regards,

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Hi Raj,

From TPC2010, we Introduced a separate Trophy (First Amongst the First Timers) for the Newcomer Teams to TPC.

So the Newcomer actually compete for 2 Team Trophies.
1) Winner of TPC
2) First Amongst the First Timers.

If a newcomer team scores max points then it Becomes the Winner of TPC, and the Newcomers Team with the next highest points wins the First Amongst the First Timer Trophy.

The Rules and Regulations are same for both the categories, except for the fact that newcomer team cannot have a single person who has competed in any previous TPC.

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PS - How will too many experts, affect you performance in a competition?
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Hi Vishnu,

We don't disclose the Entry and Exit points to the riverbed, because people can get into a lot of trouble and create a lot of trouble when the go into an OTR without preparation.

For TPC as an Organiser or as a Competitor we suggest that the person has prior off-road experience. (at least 3 OTRs) .

The Regular Chennai OTRs will resume after TPC2011, Sept-Oct 2011.

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Thank you Arka, I understand. Having not been to to any OTRs, I wont be able to participate in TPC 2011 but I would certainly like to come watch! Hopefully I will be in town when it is happening (I am aware of the dates, just not sure of my travel schedule yet). I might even bring my Endeavour there in case I get to give it a sniff of the sand. Or it might be better to not.

Either way, I'm very excited to have discovered and to be a part of this great community! Good luck to all the TPC 2011 participants! I will be the super tall guy giving some bird's eye view info if requested
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Nothing can be more organised than this!!! to all the organizers and all the best to all the participants.

Arka sir,

Is there a possibility to witness the event???. To get ready for TPC 2012!!!
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Recce#7 31 July (Sunday)

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This has been completed successfully yesterday; the weather God(s) were benevolent...not too much sun.
The Palar river-bed never ceases to amaze me with regard to the variety of off-road terrain if offers !
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You can say that again... This recce was probably the longest we've had this year but was not very tiring. The weather makes all the difference here in the sands.

Couldn't take too many action shots as we were concentrating a lot on finalizing our respective SS.

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Cheers!
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You can say that again... This recce was probably the longest we've had this year but was not very tiring. The weather makes all the difference here in the sands.

Couldn't take too many action shots as we were concentrating a lot on finalizing our respective SS.

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Well, I guess i'm noticing it only now that the exhaust on this Gypsy has also gone off the road and found a different route! Neatly done and looks good!
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8th and final Recce is done...participants buckle up!

I look forward to welcoming everyone at Adventure Zone on Thursday for Scrutiny and Briefing.
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Hi Guys,

The Registration have been completed.. Thanks for the overwhelming response.

Wishing all the Teams & Competitors a Safe Drive to Adventure Zone.

PLEASE FILL UP FUEL BEFORE REPORTING TO ADVENTURE ZONE.

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Adventure Zone on Google Maps:
Adventure Zone

There is a Fueling station about 5Km from Adventure Zone towards Veepancheri. We recommend you do not fuel-up here due to fuel quality issues.

Please tank-up either on GST road (NH-45) or on ECR (SH-49)

You can buy snacks and soft-drinks at Madurantakam or Veepanchery

Air filling stations and Puncture repair shops are few and far between. If available - it will help to carry your own puncture repair kit and air compressor.

Although there is no "dress-code" for this event, it will help to cover yourself from head to toe with light breathable clothing. The sun is very intense regardless of the level of cloud cover.

You can buy ice from the Kalpakkam ice factory to store in your ice boxes.
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Ok which is the best route to take from BLR? Google maps says take turn from vellore instead of last times at Kanchipuram? Any idea?
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Ok which is the best route to take from BLR? Google maps says take turn from vellore instead of last times at Kanchipuram? Any idea?
The Kanchipuram>> Chengalpattu>> Maduranthagam should be a better route.

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Adding Distances.
Kanchipuram to Chengalpattu : 35kms
Chengalpattu to Madurantakam: 28kms
Madurantakam to Adventure Zone: 12kms

Cheers!
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Superb terrain guys, sadly my team from Hyd wont be able to make it this year, but next year we are confirmed with totally different Jeeps. Best of luck guys.
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