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Old 9th August 2007, 16:33   #61
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Default The countdown begins - 12 11 .....

Less than 11 hours remaining for the start of the journey ....
oh man I am excited.. though a lot of things have to be sorted out yet

1> One of the horns not working - the wire has torn
2> Front number plate broken - will have to find the old one (must be lying somewhere under my bed )

3> Fill Petrol
4> Air in tires
5> Water and solution in wind screen washer dubba

lot of work to do

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Bon Voyage @BP !!
Have a safe trip.
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Have fun man, take lots of pics.
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Old 9th August 2007, 16:55   #64
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Have fun man, take lots of pics.
thanks Toiing.. should be able to take a lot of pics as I am taking three cameras Two are digital and one is an old school Practika MTL3 which I got serviced just for this trip. However I am not sure about the quality of pics that I will be able to take with it as it is my first stint with an SLR
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Don't carry too many cameras. It becomes a liability if you have too many things hanging around you. And do not carry the SLR if you are not very comfy with it. Its better to have the digitals. You will get an instant feedback and may very well get the chance to do a retake.

I hope you have taken care of small knick-knacks like having sufficient water with you (fill up half a dozen 2lt beverage bottles), things to munch on the way, checking small things like working fogs, toolkit in place, around 10-12 metres of thick rope, one rod/stick of at least 3-4ft length, a swiss knife, spare fuses and such stuff.
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I hope you have taken care of small knick-knacks like having sufficient water with you (fill up half a dozen 2lt beverage bottles), things to munch on the way, checking small things like working fogs, toolkit in place, around 10-12 metres of thick rope, one rod/stick of at least 3-4ft length, a swiss knife, spare fuses and such stuff.
Thanks Zappo for reminding about the list - had forgotten about the rope and fuses. No way of getting fuses now (can only hope that nothing goes wrong), but will get the rope.
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thanks Toiing.. should be able to take a lot of pics as I am taking three cameras Two are digital and one is an old school Practika MTL3 which I got serviced just for this trip. However I am not sure about the quality of pics that I will be able to take with it as it is my first stint with an SLR
Dada, photo tulben na drive korben !!! Take the best of the three cameras otherwise you might loose your cameras (it will become liability)
Tyre Pressure (2-3psi more than recommended), dont forget the spare one, carry a rope as Zappo said...

Now carry lots of food and Water-Water-Water (Jol rakhte bhulben na, 20lit kit would have been nice), chocolates, dry fruits, extremely handy if you want to enjoy the long consistent stretches...also keep extra pair of bulbs (if noy buy them in Hyd)

Dugga Dugga !! I am sure you will enjoy every moment !!
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Dada, photo tulben na drive korben !!! Take the best of the three cameras otherwise you might loose your cameras (it will become liability)
Tyre Pressure (2-3psi more than recommended), dont forget the spare one, carry a rope as Zappo said...

Now carry lots of food and Water-Water-Water (Jol rakhte bhulben na, 20lit kit would have been nice), chocolates, dry fruits, extremely handy if you want to enjoy the long consistent stretches...also keep extra pair of bulbs (if noy buy them in Hyd)

Dugga Dugga !! I am sure you will enjoy every moment !!
Abhi
ha ha.. well said. all the cameras because of tbhp memebers' craze for photos. have to create a good impression among the members with lots of photos will start off with some tonight - last minute preparation photos
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Uh, oh... you forgot did you? In fact fuses are something you probably should have with you on such a long journey. Try and see naa? When are you leaving? Later at night/early morning, right? Why do not you check at the nearest MASS or even a spares shop?

And since you forgot a couple of things, did you take a working torch? Thats a real must. Goes without doubt that you must carry all the original documents (DL, RC Book, Insurance and PUC certificate) in your bag. Keep two copies of these, one in the dash and the other set should be elsewhere (may be in another bag different from the one with originals).


Edit: Guys, we have started sounding as if we are the ones embarking on the journey. haa haa haaaa. We are more anxious than him. And I am having the urge to be there at late night when he finally puts his bags in the boot and leaves kolkata. Pretty infectious, this thing is...

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Edit: Guys, we have started sounding as if we are the ones embarking on the journey. haa haa haaaa. We are more anxious than him. And I am having the urge to be there at late night when he finally puts his bags in the boot and leaves kolkata. Pretty infectious, this thing is...
There is a famous saying in Bengali, "Bor ashar naam nayee, Para-Porshir ghum nayee"
Right dada, I was just telling my wife, let me take off tonight for Vizag, will have dinner with BP there !!! Crazy mind Crazy thoughts !!

BP, Shut the system off, your next message should be a travelogue from Hyd..."Thanda mathay packing koro boss, it will take time", and pls pls pls remember, "Engine should start at 3AM, dont delay at all if you want to reach Vizag"

Good Luck
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"Engine should start at 3AM, dont delay at all if you want to reach Vizag"

Good Luck
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he usually goes to sleep @ 2am. i bet he will not sleep tonight - uhm! do you mean 3am on friday or 3am on saturday?

@ BP - all the best and drive safe, have fun and make her (i mean your car) fart loud

ps: ask your wifey to take the pics - WEAR SEAT BELTS. "dugga dugga"

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Uh, oh... you forgot did you? In fact fuses are something you probably should have with you on such a long journey. Try and see naa? When are you leaving? Later at night/early morning, right? Why do not you check at the nearest MASS or even a spares shop?

And since you forgot a couple of things, did you take a working torch? Thats a real must. Goes without doubt that you must carry all the original documents (DL, RC Book, Insurance and PUC certificate) in your bag. Keep two copies of these, one in the dash and the other set should be elsewhere (may be in another bag different from the one with originals).


Edit: Guys, we have started sounding as if we are the ones embarking on the journey. haa haa haaaa. We are more anxious than him. And I am having the urge to be there at late night when he finally puts his bags in the boot and leaves kolkata. Pretty infectious, this thing is...
@Zappo - all original documents and photocopies taken. Carrying two torches, one regular one with batteries and the other one plugs into the cigarette lighter.
This really is infectious and really hope to see akroy at Vizag.. Shall log off now and do some serious packing
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That's my primary concern @planet.
He will hardly sleep tonight, if at all. And then drive around 12-15 hours tomorrow ?
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That's my primary concern @planet.
He will hardly sleep tonight, if at all. And then drive around 12-15 hours tomorrow ?
That is really a concern. And on the top of it our client from UK has decide to throw a party tonight and I have to attend it. They have preponed it because I will not be there next week, so there is no option for me but to attend. Hopefully I will manage to get out early. Everything has to happen now . By the way, one good news is that Ma has been able to find the old number plates, so one less concern now.
Anyway, thanks a lot everybody for the inputs and well wishes. Will start posting with pics from tomorrow .

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There is a possiblility of having rains tomorrow in Orissa because of low depression. Hence be prepared for the same. Have 1 or 2 umbrellas to be on safe side.

Have a safe journey........
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