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Old 2nd July 2012, 19:25   #706
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Were you on your way to Gachibowli or Shamshabad?
As I stay at the other end of ORR (near VJA Exit of ORR), where you guys stopped and turned back. I was contemplating to join the bunch there and then drive on the ORR.

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As the one who almost made it, you could organize an event this weekend.
I leave this opened ended question for our very own Hydeez to answer if they want me to take over the mantle of organizing an event. It was always fun being an organizer for Hydeez Meets.
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P.S: Octane78, we are waiting for the whole set of pictures that you patiently clicked through the entire meet. A big thank you for that !!!
Guys LT and Modem at home both crashed so was unable to upload the pictures yesterday. Will do it today.
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look's like it was Fun from start to End!. Am not going to miss this kind of fun next time.
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I leave this opened ended question for our very own Hydeez to answer if they want me to take over the mantle of organizing an event. It was always fun being an organizer for Hydeez Meets.
From what I understand, anyone can organize an event. We don't have events happening often enough - once a month is too infrequent. If we did have one every weekend, that would be ideal - folks that miss one event can make it to the next on the following weekend.

Besides, we can have a good mix of highway driving, driving through slightly rough terrain, and going through twisted turns along a bendy road.
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It was an epic drive meet on the 1st followed by some awesome lunch.

It was nice having a member from Bangalore (MANOJGOUTAM) join us who came to visit Hyderabad. Kudos to his spirit.

It was nice meeting so many new people and old one's alike. Special thanks to Avinash and Ravi for co-ordinating and made sure that we all went home tummies filled with some awesome food. I can go on and on but coming to the point it was an awesome meet and here comes the pictures which is due from my side.

At meeting point # 2
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Slowly people start pouring in
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Line up of the beauties
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Line up of beauties under the Vijayawada ORR stretch
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The Yellow Belly
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All pictures below are the line up at the Vijayawada exit of the ORR.
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Had great fun ripping the car with fellow rippers ahead and behind me. It's hard to drive slow on ORR.
I think my engine has opened up [in a good way] since that rip we had. No more sluggishness.

The most enduring memory though will be Xydon scaring the living daylights out of an Auto driver who was nonchalantly driving on the wrong side of the ORR. I don't think that Autorickshaw will cross on to the wrong side ever again.
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I think my engine has opened up [in a good way] since that rip we had.
Just a quick question - what speed were you guys at? And did a Tata Nano ever join a drive meet?

For the past week, I have my engine revving every day when going up the Narne road. I drive an Esteem diesel that hasn't seen much action over the past few years.
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Next set of pics

Line up of cars
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Both sides of the ORR
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Our new member Rusty watching through the window confined to his seat
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My Ride Maverick 2
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Line up where the ORR ends and construction is still underway.
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Time for group photos
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From what I understand, anyone can organize an event.
Trust me, it is not easy.

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We don't have events happening often enough - once a month is too infrequent. If we did have one every weekend, that would be ideal - folks that miss one event can make it to the next on the following weekend.
k_nitin_r, my two bits : An event can only be successful when you have good participation. Based on my interaction with the Hyderabadi members and what I have seen in the meets so far, we have around 40 active members and for any given meet which now we have once a month apart from the lunch meets that happen, we have a minimum 20 of them attending but make it a weekly affair, you will find it difficult to get even 10 guys to attend.

Too much of a good thing can also be counter productive.
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Next set of pics.

This is the place where our lunch was organised. Thanks to Ravi(NoRules) for the awesome place. The + point was the weather which was awesome in its own way.

The Guru's working on Shammi's (Gadgetfreaks) race chip.
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Hemanth's (XYDON) lovely spruced up Swift.
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Shyamal's Awesome ICE setup
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Thats rusty one awesome and handsome fellow
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People admiring the ice in Shyamal's Verna
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That is one hell of an Laura.
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The man and his machine Raveendra.
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Line up of the beauties at the farm house.
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Anurag checking out the Laura
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Yash walking tall
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Beautiful skies and a beautiful day
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2 beasts.
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Next set of pics.

Random pictures of people enjoying themsleves around the farm house.

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That is one deadly Verna driven by an even deadly Suren.
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I guess by now everyone must be awaiting for the best pictures of the day which I have waited to post last.

Guys presenting to you the delicious mind blowing FOOD Pictures

Snacks being prepared freshly. Thanks to Ravi(NoRules) on the left in the white T-Shirt for all the arrangements and thats Shyamal in Black T-Shirt.
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Corn Samosa
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Special Chicken
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Mutton Biryani
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Salad and Special Chicken
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Mutton Curry
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Veg Biryani
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Paneer Butter Masala
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Mixed Veg Curry
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Dal
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Plain Rice
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Sambar
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People enjoying their food.
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Forgot to click pictures of the dessert which consisted of Ice Cream and Double Ka Meetha, as it was set up a little late and by that time I was gorging on the food.

Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures as much I have enjoyed taking them and enjoying the meet to the fullest.

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I guess by now everyone must be awaiting for the best pictures of the day which I have waited to post last.


Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures as much I have enjoyed taking them and enjoying the meet to the fullest.
Sashi,

The fantastic pics clicked by you covered every aspect of the meet - people, cars, location, food. Thanks a lot for being the official photographer of the day.
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Trust me, it is not easy.
When I mentioned "anybody can organize an event", I was referring to the bit about current organizers not preventing others from organizing events i.e. there is no formal set of rules that prevents someone from setting up an event, and there would be no negative sentiment from the current organizers if you were to organize an event because they don't see it as competition but rather as another opportunity to have fun.

I did not think about the difficulty but if I were to simplify things to the basics, we could use a route that was tried in an earlier meet and can settle for food at a fast food outlet to keep it to the very basics just as we would for a lunch meet (i.e. the drive meet can end with a lunch meet where we just head out to a restaurant or fast food outlet). It may not be the best meetup because the farm house lunch is an experience of its own, but it one way to quickly put together an event.

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k_nitin_r, my two bits : An event can only be successful when you have good participation. we have a minimum 20 of them attending but make it a weekly affair, you will find it difficult to get even 10 guys to attend.
We could keep a running list of people willing to join every weekend. At the Gachibowli ORR alone we had a good number and the number doubled at Shamshabad.
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We could keep a running list of people willing to join every weekend. At the Gachibowli ORR alone we had a good number and the number doubled at Shamshabad.
Nitin, I have been organizing almost every Team-BHP meet from last 5.5 years (i.e) from Dec 2006.

Forget about someone offering to organizing meets, there were many new BHPians who came talked big and then disappeared after attending 1-2 meets and only few regulars ( 30-40 folks) continue to enjoy the meets and never miss it whenever it happens.

So dont take offense, I think your just jumping the gun here, I would recommend you attend a few meets first and then decide if you want to offer about organizing a meet. You will then find out that organizing a meet once a month itself is a mammoth task.

Note : There are many offline dinner/lunch meets with an average attendee of 12-15 BHPians in a month between regular BHPians which is not counted as official meets and to be invited to those "unofficial meets" you need to be a regular attendee to official meets in first place.

Sashi; thanks for being our official photographer for this drive meet. It sure was a good practice of your new DSLR.

Let's gear up with ideas for the next drive meet that is planned for July-end. I recommend either of these : Srisailam/Nagarjunsagar/Medak Church
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