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Old 15th May 2011, 12:04   #1
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Default Trip Report : Bangalore Nandi Hills Drive 15-May-2011

Here are the pics from my side. I didnt take too much this time, and uploaded all that I felt were good

Here Goes

At the starting point

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The Wait begins. Thankfully we were almost at the beginning of the line and were also among the first to get the tickets. There was a queue of probably 200 people later

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By the time we reached the sun was already having breakfast

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And he didnt care....

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But he was trying hard and hoping the sun goes down and comes back up again

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After all that. We went in for breakfast. Maggi, Bread Omelette and chai. Didnt want to risk trying anything else. And thankfully it was original maggi.

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Hot Dogs are grown here
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Final Photo Shoot and some miscreants towards the end

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Old 15th May 2011, 12:18   #2
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Here are the photos from my side.
Before that, special thanks to @driveace for organizing/co-ordinating this meet.

Let the pics talk now.(Not many though)

Starting Point

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Dawn Break (I believe every body took this photo. As said by @dreamcatcher, the sun was sitting at the breakfast already)
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Photographers at work
@Brandon, i hope you do not mind posting this pic. Could not get the perfect pic though
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They looked very yummy !!
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Old 15th May 2011, 12:24   #3
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Final Set of the Group Photos.

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Nice pics guys! Once again seems i missed out on a fun meet. Anyhoo next time maybe.

But we need a detailed report guys! Only photos and some scant remarks wont do!!
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Wow, lovely photographs guys. Just woke up from sleep after coming back from the drive. It was really amazing to meet so many TBHPians and had a rocking time there. Still have to download the photographs. Will be doing it soon and would post a few of whatever I've clicked.
And yes, someone please write a trip report. Hope it'll be up by the time I come back from breakfast
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Old 15th May 2011, 16:14   #6
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Hey guys, looks like you all had fun. Sorry I couldn't make it there. My server has been down for about 2 days
It just came back online. Damn, I should have taken down Ace's contact when I had the chance.

Hope to join you on the very next time. Waiting for the pics.
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Great meet!!! after a long time it was nice to be within BHPIans, here are some snaps from my side, bad guys 1st
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Old 15th May 2011, 21:02   #8
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A short and good meet! Felt great to be a part of it.
I need to get the stickers before the next meet!
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Default Trip Report : Bangalore Nandi Hills Drive 15-May-2011

It's been so many TBHP trips that came and went by and I was never able to attend any of the drives. Everytime something or other comes up and I ended up missing the trip. But this time I've made up my mind that whatever come it may, I'll be there for the next drive. Plan was made in a jiffy and slowly but steadily the number of TBHP'ians joining for the drive grew and it turned out to be a little bit bigger meet than initially expected to be. More the merrier, oh yeah, it surely was.
So the day approached, time for the rendezvous was decided to be in front of Columbia Asia Hospital after Hebbal Flyover. I didn't get any sleep and decided to watch a couple of movies before I head out for the trip. I started by 2.40am and picked up one of my friend who is also a dormant TBHP member for a long time. We reached around 3.35am and wasn't expecting anyone to be there. But lo-behold there already one Red Punto was waiting and I knew it has to be some TBHPian. And it was Asdon was the first person to reach the point. That's the TBHP spirit. And slowly cars started trickling in and by 3.45AM almost everyone was there. But our chief organizer driverace and ironhawk was still missing in action. Soon the autobot arrived and after that came the TBHP sticker spotter, Mr. Hawk himself. We started from Columbia Asia point at around 4.15am.
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The drive pretty awesome and good to see the TBHP'ians respecting the traffic signals even at that point of time. Soon we crossed the Airport and reached the Nandi Hills turn. We decided to move ahead till the gate at the base of the hills. There is a new rule these days that they don't allow anyone from base till it's 6AM. Traffic soon piled up but also got cleared once the road was open at 6am.

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We all met up at the parking lot of the NAndi Hills. Well, the sunrise was not that great this time due to the weather but as we moved towards the open area there was a nice sight of the sun popping out rays on the earth thruough the clouds. That's probably one of the high p[oints of the drive. It was really nice and the weather was also cool at that time.

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Then was the time little chit-chat and the Group Shoot, hope I was able to get almost everyone, if not anyway dreamcatcher got a proper group shot.
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Is it a bird? Is it a Airplane? Is it Superman? No idea guys
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Dreamcather in action for the group shot,
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Few more shots of the TBHP'ians,
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We had bread-omelet and maggi breakfast in one of the small eateries. Sorry, no pics of the eating place as I was too busy eating only . After gorging the bread-omelets we decided to move on. We decided to stop after the base of the hill for a group shoot of the cars. A TBHP drive without the photographs of our steeds would not be called a TBHP drive. Here are few of the shots of the cars.
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Driverace leading from the front with his Autobot,
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After the shoot we decided to part and move on towards our homes. The drive back was sedate and I was super sleepy. Reached back home around 10am and hit the sack. Slept like a log whole day but it was a morning well spent. Looking forward for many more such trips in future.

BTW, This place would've been a better place for the group shoot actually,
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That's a sweet write up! (executed at 4 am!)
The photos are nice.

And, ya, @ Ironhawk, I was trying to explain this place for the shoot.

More photos!

Ok, where to next?
(dum di dum di dum!)
Autobot smitten,

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.............Final Photo Shoot and some miscreants towards the end

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Thats me leading the pack of 'miscreants'...
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That's what am talking about

Nice write-up and even nicer pics Kaushik!

The last pic is indeed a nice place for group shoot.
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Thats me leading the pack of 'miscreants'...
You were the Baleno guy / or Alto one? (confused as, the Baleno one seemed like the escort car)
Baleno exhaust note is still ringing in my ears!!
You guys crossed me while going down the drift mountain

Is that why you werent with us? (because, you wouldnt get to drive ..ahem.. in that high spirited..ahem.. style?)

Underground 2 (reminded),


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Kaushik...nice little write up.
I have been to nandi hills just once, that too in year 2000:(.got to go there the next time I drive to Bangalore.
Nice pics and I believe there would be more.looking forward for all the pics.
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I was tentative for the Nandi ride since its a very short one. So we planned to hit Kolar but since the roads were reportedly bad we took a detour to Nandi.

The sun was already up (i guess it was close to 7am) and we saw these bikes (the 3 R1's and the busa) on our way to Nandi on the BIAL stretch. The R1's and the busa's were insanely loud and fast. The busa particularly was loud with dual yoshi's and so was one of the R1's with dual Leo Vince pipes.

It was followed by a pretty quick black baleno which was turbo charged. Had an Evo boot spoiler and was sounding very sweet.

On the way down at the foot hills I saw a black Scorpio with a Tbhp sticker parked on the side of the road with some guys on the other side clicking pics. I guess we were late and you all had left, so we'll meet soon.
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