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Old 16th November 2009, 16:22   #16
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Old 16th November 2009, 16:27   #17
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... give way to up going vehicles.
come back with some snaps as Yercaud is a place in my list to visit.
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Old 16th November 2009, 17:21   #18
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while descending 1st or max 2nd gear ! Never switch off your engine while coming down
I never quite understood the logic behind this, someone please explain. Why should you not shift to neutral while going down? And also, when you are in lower gear, irrespective of uphill or downhill, the rpm rises too much, isn't this harmful? Also, what is engine braking, will it harm the engine?
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Old 16th November 2009, 18:36   #19
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I never quite understood the logic behind this, someone please explain. Why should you not shift to neutral while going down?
Hey Sachin, it is very dangerous to do this. In neutral or in higher gears, there are two things.
1) You are not in control of the car, as much as you would be in lower gears.
2) Engine braking - to take the load off your brakes. Engine braking happens when the engine actually slows down the wheels instead of speeding it up. To try it, just take your foot off the clutch & accelerator pedal while 1st or 2nd is engaged.
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Old 16th November 2009, 18:49   #20
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IMHO, some of the turns on nandi hills are sharper than yercaud, so if you've done nandi hills you can do yercaud easily.
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Old 16th November 2009, 22:32   #21
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Also stick to your lane while negotiating the bends, I mean take the full curve while turning and dont just cut across.
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This is the number one rule while driving in the hills. But don't expect the bloke coming coming towards you to know this .
Second is not to rely on your breaks while descending and use engine braking instead.
And please let the faster guy behind you get ahead. Don't hold up traffic behind you, it can get very dangerous for everybody.

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I never quite understood the logic behind this, someone please explain. Why should you not shift to neutral while going down? And also, when you are in lower gear, irrespective of uphill or downhill, the rpm rises too much, isn't this harmful? Also, what is engine braking, will it harm the engine?
This should get you going Brake fade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The idea is not to rely solely on the brakes and instead make a judicious use of both the natural engine braking and wheel braking. You don't just shift down to second and let the engine rev to the red line, but brake simultaneously to keep the revs in the acceptable range. This way you are in full control of the vehicle all the time.

Dude if you still are not convinced, please listen the experience of many people on this forum. You could be putting many lives in danger otherwise.

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Old 17th November 2009, 00:27   #22
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Am I missing something here ,The thread was started exactly a year ago and the replies seem to be pouring in after a year
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Old 17th November 2009, 08:16   #23
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Am I missing something here ,The thread was started exactly a year ago and the replies seem to be pouring in after a year
But the bends still exits, don't they?
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Am I missing something here ,The thread was started exactly a year ago and the replies seem to be pouring in after a year
It all started from the post below .

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IMO, Please do not trail the heavy vehicles, They may move to the extreme in the turning which may look scary for you so, Keep a safe distance between vehicles...

10000 Kms of driving is more than enough.. I climbed the 1st mountain when i was just 800 Kms driven on road, But that was the safest mountain i have seen ever (Tirupati).

Bon Voyage !! Post some snaps...
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IMHO, some of the turns on nandi hills are sharper than yercaud, so if you've done nandi hills you can do yercaud easily.
Yes, especially the last two turns that take you to the top. If you were able to go up Nandi Hills without a problem, Yercaud should be a breeze !

Yes, no one including me seems to have noticed the change in year ! Well spotted, Veeru27 !

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I think "COUNT" has already gone to this place 1 years back to be precise and as "WIND" tells the bend still exists. So the moral of the story is to catch "COUNT" and ask him for a review
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Old 23rd November 2009, 12:24   #27
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@ wind - Yep! The bends do exist .

The roads have changed considerably in the past one year and are continuously evolving. But there are still some problem spots in certain hairpin bends.

I travel to yercaud on a daily basis for the last 6 years, I will try to compile a pictorial navigation guide with some pics. Please let me have your suggestions and guidance,as it'll be my first guide.

Disclaimer: I am not an expert here. I can only offer my opinions based on what I have observed during my drive for the last few years.

If any TBHPian, needs any help at Yercaud, I am available to help. Do PM me.

Cheers!
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Old 6th May 2010, 10:58   #28
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I think "COUNT" has already gone to this place 1 years back to be precise and as "WIND" tells the bend still exists. So the moral of the story is to catch "COUNT" and ask him for a review
Review already posted
Please find it here:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...03-2009-a.html (Getz to Yercaud - January 03, 2009)
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