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Old 16th October 2009, 09:58   #76
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Welcome back Saurabh, Baleno and Rishi.

I now look forward to a detailed account of the trip.

@ Saurabh: Could elaborate a bit about what all prep did the Bolero do for the Raid
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Old 16th October 2009, 10:10   #77
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Kolkata participant Somdeb Chanda/Nirav Mehta were 3rd in Adventure Trial in both SUV and car class combined. A very big congrats to them.

Incidentally, his Bolero was prepared in the same garrage as my rally Esteem.
This is fantastic news. I guess this is the first team to the Raid from Calcutta. Double kudos to them for that.
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Is DDL sportings and chettinad sportting a part of Raiding the Himalaya this time ?
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@Saurabh - Met Somdeb, it was indeed a commendable effort by them especially since their Bolero was literally on its last legs on the last day.
@adc - Yea we had to sleep in the car and keep start stopping it since teh temperatures went as low as negetive 16 deg
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Welcome back Saurabh, Baleno and Rishi.

I now look forward to a detailed account of the trip.

@ Saurabh: Could elaborate a bit about what all prep did the Bolero do for the Raid
I would prefer not to discuss the prep details that went into the Bolero, in order to respect the tuner's privacy preferences. Please do not take this in a wrong sense. BTW, I did not participate in the raid though.

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This is fantastic news. I guess this is the first team to the Raid from Calcutta. Double kudos to them for that.
This time, there were atleast 3 teams from Kolkata. 2 Esteems and a Bolero. Somdeb is a very active member of Bengal Motor Sports Club and is a very respected driver in Kolkata.


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@Saurabh - Met Somdeb, it was indeed a commendable effort by them especially since their Bolero was literally on its last legs on the last day.
@adc - Yea we had to sleep in the car and keep start stopping it since teh temperatures went as low as negetive 16 deg
Yes, thats what we were also getting to know from him as the Raid progressed. The Bolero was badly bruised, but he did make it to the finish line with it. Very commendable.
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Me too Back Guys! This year it was the most treacherous routes ever with over 60% vehicles, including ours, not able to make it!

Reached Delhi yesterday morning after a nonstop 23 hrs Drive from Srinagar.

Unfortunately, could not complete the raid as our suspension arm bushes gave way when we reached Leh and could not find them at even the Durk Auto Zone, the Maruti dealer there

Vehicle got ready with Scorpio Bushes somehow fitted in the Esteem arms, 4 hours after the flagoff time for restart of Leg 4 and it was too late for us to start. Completed the rest of the raid non competitively.

Will post the detailed report and pictorial too!!

Congrates to all those who completed the raid. Positions dont matter here guys...completion does!!
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Kudos to all those BHPians who participated.

My special congrats to those who completed. This is indeed one of the toughest competitions - nature and luck challenges everyone!

It is a long standing dream (not for another couple of years) to participate in the RAID and just complete it!
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Congrates to all those who completed the raid. Positions dont matter here guys...completion does!!
Ha Ha, Well said Vinay..
This year's route did test the vehicles to the limit.
Now, give us a detailed write up of the event. Quick!!

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Here's a teaser from my side...Thats our scorpio's wing mirror.
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Well congratulations to all those who completed the Raid! I unfortunately had to turn back before it even started. I was there as an official and my co-driver had to return to Delhi a few hours before we had to depart for Fagu, from where we had to proceed to Khannag for Time Control duties on the 7th. Biggest let down of my life, but am looking forward to next year!
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Awaiting eagerly for the Raid pics. Bring them on.
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Here's a teaser from my side...Thats our scorpio's wing mirror.
Hey we need more than a teaser. Please provide a full blown report.

Cheers
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does somebody have the pics of the snow chain provided the RDH organizers. There site mentions 2 chain for 4500 Rs as mandatory.
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Hey we need more than a teaser. Please provide a full blown report.

Cheers
Here you go...a sequel to the teaser by Vikram

Raid de Himalaya 2009-dscf7767.jpg

Was just behind him at Baralacha TC.

Well jokes apart guys, I clicked all the pics in Raw and am processing them. Will post them asa I am done.
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C`mon guys, just dump all your photos here. Can`t wait for you to sort it out. We will do that ourselfs.
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