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Old 1st June 2006, 19:52   #121
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Here are some of the snaps i found on my camera... they arent much and they hardly reflect the amount of fun we had... coz we were so busy havin fun!

A stop enroute to Goa


Beauty and the Beast


Ankola Road


Ankola Road curves


Stop for tea


Check out the smooth roads of Goa...


Group photo


Following are the snaps of our return journey.
Storm approaches





Karwar Beach


A scene of destruction caused by the storm


Traditional attire


One of the many halts on the way back



Thats all folks!!

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Hey steeroid, there were one or two karting pics with me, can you please post them up?




Most of my pics were alderady posted up by Samurai, I have only a few to post, and imageshack (and my internet) are acting up now. Damn!!

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All great pictures folks! looks like it was a succesfull meet for one group (we'll wait to see other set of pictures )


Amitoj... looks like the lady heard about the meet and was en route to Goa... you should have given her a ride just kidding!
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Old 1st June 2006, 23:46   #124
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Baleno and Goldie taking a hard-earned break



The Baleno in the Ghats



Goldie at a filling station. Notice the graininess in the picture, which was due to me fiddling around with the camera settings, and the rain. I think it looks kinda cool. Maybe I am in a cloud of self justification.....
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Guys put up some videos...soon!
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A view of the resort. It was a really nice place.



Drifter's Accent, Samurai's Baleno, Khaadu's Jeep, and Mclaren's Baleno



This one is for Amitoj.......



Those waves were killer!!! Rough seas........
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Hey, Well it seems I might as well be the first one to try and put up a detailed report of the 1st National Meet held at Goa between the 26th-30th May . I'm headed up to the other extreme of this country -- Sangla Valley and will be away from the net for about 10 days or so so before I forget all the details let me just post them for the others who missed out .

I proposed this idea way back in Feb if I remember correctly, and I was hoping it wud be worked out for sometime in Oct '06 !! How was I to know that it wud be held way before that in May ..which I had heard wud be a pretty dead time in Goa so wasn't too keen but as I had put up this idea I just cudn't back out .. So had a lil chat with Rallystar in Feb while in Goa with friends and he said it wud be a gud idea and he wud help with the local co-ordination. So of it started ...Polls showed a a whole lot of members confirming straight away and a lot of maybes as well so I thought it would turn out to be a pretty huge event . I kept the approx expected members at about 40-45 and asked Rallystar to look around for a resort that wud give us a gud deal and have space for all of us to stay . Anyways months of co-ordinating ... planning t-shirts which eventually didnt work out, co-ordinating with mclaren ( he did a gud job to get the bangy guys ) and rallystar the day finally did come .... Just to be sure there were no last min hitches as a few members didn't like the resort we had decided on and wanted to be on the beach , not knowing how many wud actually land up , confirmations- cancellations , all lead to no rooms being booked till the last minute . I knew the Bombay guys already had somethng booked for themselves so that only left the Bangy guys , chennai guys , Steeroid & myself .

Landed in Goa on the 24th May ... chilled out on the 25th in preparation for meeting up with the guys .. still had no clue about how many actually were coming from Bangy . Booked a jeep for myself .... fileld her up and had another lazy night on the 25th and early to bed .

26th May --- Woke up at 6 am to the smell of rainfall . Looked out of the window and saw it was pouring cats and dogs ..quickly sent out a report to Addy & Psycho about this !! Crossed my fingers and hoped this wasn't the weather that we wud get over the next few days ... luckily it kinda cleared up by 10 am . Headed to Rallystars office ... last min confirmation of number of rooms needed ... was told 4 ( including Steeroid & myself ) !! Called up the resort that we had decided on and checked if we cud get 4 rooms for one noight as Psycho hadn't heard very good reviews about this one and he wanted to shift to some other resort on the beach . Was told they booked out ..panic set in ... finally teh guy called back saying he cud arrange something . Left Rallystar and took directions to the resort ..landed up there ... checked out the rooms ...was very impressed ... they quoted 1500 per night per room ...haggled a bit ..got it down to 1000/- for the double room and 1250/- for the triple sharing and this was to include b'fast . Checked with the guys as it was 2 pm .. they were still a long way off .. drifter had just about left Bombay ... so ordered a KF and jumped into the pool .Heard from the Bombay guys that they had arrived but decided to let them be to unwind so continued Downing a few more , actually quiet a few by the time Psycho called and said he was about to reach the meeting spot in about 15-20 mins ... met him and got him to follow me to the resort . 1st car reaches at about 8 pm .... and I was drenched again as it started to rain and i was in the open jeep ...
Met Amitoj ... met Psycho ( had met him earlier as wel ) -- said Hi to the wives and they kinda crashed immidiately after the long journey .

Psycho finally asked for a few drinks ... and here started the partying !!! A while later the 2nd car arrived ..mclaren, nitrous, Jay, and Islero ... went to escort them as well but luckily this time we went in the Safari and what a kick *** ride .. it moves . I dunno what these 4 thought as the first thing they must have noticed was the beer in my hands . Continued drinking ..went and got these guys some food ... and some more beer !! Sat around and chatted till about 3 when we realised that I had to go to get Steeroid from the station and the best part I didnt know where it was !! Set out with a sleepy co-driver who kept knocking off and had no clue where we were going .. found the station ..waited for steeroid ..got him bak to the room .. got the picture of tun psycho at 7 am !!!

End of Day one ....

Finally put a face to Steeroid, Amitoj, Islero, nitrous, mclaren and jay for the first time .

Highlights of the Day .... Ride in the Dicor , KF and mclarens baleno under my rear side . Fell in luv instantly

Liquor consumed --- NO COUNT

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Old 2nd June 2006, 01:28   #128
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Whew ... i need a break before day 2 comes up !! How I hate writing ... i probably must be the worst story teller on team-bhp .. pls bear with me guys !!!!

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27th May ... Its 7 am and its been over 24 hrs since I got any sleep . And it didnt seem I was gonna get any as Steeroid was full of energy and thus ended up waking everyone . Psycho though pulled a fast one and said he's going to get ready but instead sneaked of to his room and went to sleep . The rest of us had b'fast and waited for Mr.Psycho to wake up from his beauty sleep and get dressed ... and we thought women take ages to get ready -- try psycho, he'll put them to shame .

Anyways in the mean time I co-ordinated with Addy and gang and heard they were at the Aguada beach so said we wud be there to meet them . We got to the beach they were on .. met a whole lot of them while they were busy practising for the Soccer WC . Addy,drifter,nitroxx,adya,F50 and addys brother and friend as well. While I was meeting these guys ... the Dicor running out of fuel happened , mclaren getting his baleno stuck in the sand ( he still needs to learn how to read the dirt ) . I and Amitoj ended up heading to the nearest fuel station as I was the only one who knew where it was but didn't complain as I got a chance to test drive the e-zen. Didn't rip her as much as shud have but then clipping in traffic ain't me .. though amitoj kept telling me that I cud push her more ..he must have thought I was a stupid guy not to wantto push the e-zen .

Anyways by the time we got the fuel ..and picked up 3 cases of beer and reached the parked Dicor the Bombay guys had vanished for lunch or a nap . Anyways back to the hotel .. with a few chilled beers sent into the system ... a few more b4 lunch . We decided to hit the go karting tracks by 4 ... so a few of the guys decided to take a power nap as it was only 2.30 by the time we finished lunch . I headed of to the pool ... few more beers and Jay, nitrous , psycho, amitoj followed shortly . Steeroid & mcalren decided to have a snoring competition ..kidding guys ..they simply crashed . At 4 when we were just about to head to the tracks it started pouring so we thought they wudnt let us kart ( stupidity ) and just decided to order some more alcohol and stay put in the pool. Steeroid and mclaren also joined in ... see the pics !!!

Got asked to leave the pool at 7 ... steeroid almost shot the guard coz he was rude and after that the guard was the sweetest guy around . ...... Guys , Im confused here ... what did we do for dinner ?? was it the night we went round and round and finally ended up at the resort ??? Im confused ..all I know is that Iwas busy drinking and finally got to sleep at 2am 28th morning . So I went with out sleep for almost 44 hrs .....

End of Day 2

Met Addy,F50,Drifter, nitroxx, adya ... sorry if i missed someone

Highlights -- Dicor running out of gas ... imagine it happening to a bhpian !!! the session in the pool while it was raining .. and meeting up and having a session with the Bombay guys over dinner ( i think it was this nite )

ALCOHOL CONSUMED -- NO COUNT

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PS -- Guys sorry if I unintentionally pulled someones leg that they didnt like or take too well ...... rest of the days tomorrow !!!

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a dude....you cant doo this.....post the rest of the report soon man......looks like you guys had loads of funn.....damm exams !! if it werent for them id have been there.


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Nice report khaadu. Keep it coming!!! I think my report is worse than yours, it isnt shaping up very well, trust me!

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It all began with this idea of having a go-karting championship at Bangalore a few months back .. After the success there was this weird idea lurking around my mind asto why not have a national meet itself .. Just as I was about to put this idea into a thread , logged on one fine day to figure out that Khaadu had already posted the exactly the same thing .. From this point to what happened to the minute we left for goa is very well known ..


Then came the night of the 25th , when I decided to head over to memo’s house and have a try at fixing the ICE in my car all by ourselves .. We were at it , and around 3 AM got a call from nitrous and iselro that they were already at ulsoor .. Asked to catch a rick as my baleno was all dismantled .. They headed to memo’s house around 4:30 AM and all they did for the next two hours was to sit and watch me and memo working on the ICE setup ..

At 5:30 we got a call from the psycho and amitoj that they had already left and would be driving slow , so it would be easier for us to catch them up .. But by the time we got everything sorted out (tried fixing the entire system but in the end ended up with just the front components , after all the hard work) .. Picked up Jay from metro at about 7:30 AM and thus the journey to goa for TBHP national meet (if u can call it one after the poor turnout) began .. Trying to catch up with the rest the first 150kms went at the wink of an eye , touching speeds of slightly over 140 .. Then I realized that at speeds of 120 the car started to understeer in a straight line .. This was very discomforting and I initially thought it to be because of left front tire which was pretty badly bruised at track day ..


Pulled over to the service lane some 60 kms from chitradurga and swapped the tire with the stepny , inspite of this the car was a handful to drive .. Called up psycho who by now was about 100 kms ahead of us , and decided to the get the wheel balancing and wheel alignment done up at chitradurga .. Took the car into the service shop and found a nice cozy platform right next to the shop and dozed off on it .. Jay managed to click a few pics of me , but luckily his memory card got conked and im saved from the embarrassment .. 2 hrs passed and we headed out from there with nitrous at the wheel , thought that he wanted to take a test drive when I soon heard he wanted to drive all the way .. I was a little too skeptical , for the fact that the car wasn’t handling well at all and also for the fact that the other 3 didn’t know how quick the car was and its handling characteristics .. Took over the wheel in the next 2 kms and still found the car to be understeering dangerously the moment we hit speeds of 120 .. However the vibration on the wheel had come down by a huge margin after the alignment .. At the shop we figured out that nitrous had tightened one of the wheel lug nuts a little to tight and it wouldn’t come off , so we had to end up braking it and thus the rest of the journey went with 3 lug nuts on the front left and nitrous made his best efforts to remind me off it everytime I pushed the gas pedal ..


The journey after that was a little bore , as I didn’t want to exceed speeds of 100 with the occasional rain .. Soon we reached the hubli bypass , called up psycho for directions and headed off onto the ankola road .. Soon we get a call from amitoj who were more than 200 kms ahead of us asking to contact psycho and tell him he was ahead of the e-zen .. Apparently these two didn’t know who was ahead and who was behind and both of the them were trying to push to catch up with the other .. Once we entered the ghats the sight was breathtaking , greenary everywhere .. It was like driving to the gateway of heaven , the twisty roads only reminded me of track day .. Miraculously found that the car was handling superbly in the ghats even at speeds of 120 + .. Pushed the car around a bit just to make up some lost ground due to all the problems and more over wanted to get out of the ghat section before it got dark, something that my family has been used to since ages.. They never preffered to travel in ghats in the dark .. While am at it , nitrous like a stuck taperecorder goes “DON’T” , “3 Lug Nuts” , “Slow” , “Sharp Turn” ahead .. While I had other things in my mind for eg “FOOD” , “FUEL” , “GOA” , “BEER” nitrous and islero were busy praying to the gods and goddesses if they would reach goa .. While Jay sitting shotgun was a brilliant co we coverd the next 300 kms in no time and this drive had to be the best of my life .. Swooping turns , blind curves , awesome scenary , wish I could do this route again and again.. Within no time we landed at panaji , gave khaadu a call and figured out that psycho and amitoj had reached just 2 hrs back .. Considering that they were ahead of us by atleast 250 kms at one point that was some ground that we made up .. Soon we met up with the gang close to the resort after loosing our way .. Like everyone says , I do suck when it comes to directions ..


We entered goa , headed off towards calangute beach hoping to find the dicor somewhere so that it could lead us to the resort .. The first thing we found is Khaadu the great standing on a rainy night with shorts and a half sleeves I guess with a KF in hand .. WOW , what a greeting that was meant to be .. Soon we followed the dicor and without any warning it disappeared into the horizon , I guess psycho was trying to show us a thing or two about the dicor’s new earned boost .. Soon we check into our rooms , the resort looked fabulous at first sight .. Nitrous , jay and islero shacked up together , while khaadu and myself got into the other .. All of us got back into room number 117 , talking over the journey while psycho , amitoj and khaadu returned with some food a plenty of beer bottles .. As we all started to enjoy the party , we just realized that steeroids train was about to reach and now the hunt for the station began .. Khaadu who was by now very impressed with the baleno just wouldn’t let me get behind the wheel at all .. Found our way to the station.. Picked up papa bear who but almost forgot to get down as his watch still showed the DUBAI TIME .. Got back to the resort only to find all crashed out at around 6 AM .. Steeroid goes high and decided to wake up everyone , that’s when we found psycho lying on the floor totally exhausted .. All of greeted each other , got ready and waited for the breakfast and an eternally long time for one Mr.Psycho to arrive ..


Day 2 yet to come , and promise it wont be such a bore or lengthy either ..


Highlights of Day1
1. Islero says “ I have seen quick cars and cars that SOUND quick , this is the first time im sitting in one “ ..

2. Nitrous at his best , sleeps for about 13hrs of the 16 hrs journey and when he is awake all that I hear is “3 Lug Nuts” , “Slow” , “Sharp Turn” .. All this while sitting shotgun and he refuses to move to the rear seat .. AARRGGGHHH .. Until I conned him and made jay sit up front ..

3. Islero says “ Did u know nitrous just cracked a glass on the Volvo we came just by resting on it ?? ” .. By now im all beginning to pity my glass and praying at the same time as well ..

4. The drive through the ghats was the best drive of our lives , we captured a few videos of the baleno being redlined in every gear .. And all at the resort were more than surprised to see a car with full load luggage and passengers pulling off like that .. Pyscho I owe u for this one ..

5. Khaadu the entertainer kept us entertained and more importantly managed to keep me awake inspite of not having any sleep for the last two days + the strain of driving 700+ kms in rainy conditions as well ..

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Nice reports, Khaadu, mclaren.
Hey islero, those snaps are great... i owe u one for those. Thanks bud.

Khaadu, to refresh ur memory, 26th was the night we went to Mambos to get sumthin to eat n drink for the baleno gang, 27th was the night we went around the town looking for a place to eat and ended up eating at the resort only, 28th was the night we partied at Mambos till 6 in the morning, and 29th was the night when we ate at Psycho's room. 29th was the only night we didnt go to Mambos. I think we should have.

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Previous post was from Samurai's office @ Manipal where we had a couple of hours (& beers - has Samurai ever told you that his family owns a pub?) before putting Nitin on a bus to B'lore.
Thank you guys!
And what a bus ride that was.. Udupi to Bangalore - 16 hours !!! Heavy rain, fallen trees and an accident to an oil tanker..

Anyway, the 1 day I spent in Goa was a complete blast.. Mambo's rocked and so did the T-BHPians there..

Thank you, folks, for putting this together and being there..
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As Khaadu confirms, these were the best few hours of the entire meet. .
Thanks to this event, I got to drive a Kart for the first time in my life !!!!!
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