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Old 30th December 2013, 23:49   #826
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Pics 27th Dec 2013:

Picked up Rohit and reached the regular place a tad after 6:30pm. A few minutes later Kiran joined in.

We were expecting Sid to join early and as if on on cue he appeared on a bicycle. We could almost hear the background music from "Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar".
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Some more time and Jigar joined in (background music: Dhoom theme )
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NC pulled up in his Jetta.
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Jignesh joined in despite his leg injury.
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As usual, had loads of discussion. Moved to K3. Had some samosas, wada-pav and dhokla.
Hrishi, Akshay and Narendra joined in directly at K3.

That's Kiran
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Dippy.
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Hrishi and Arun.
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A couple of group pics:
L to R: Varun, Kiran, Sid, Adi, Rohit, Jigar, Jignesh, Gautam, Dippy, Akshay, Hrishi, Arun, Narendra
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Arun engrossed in his favourite activity - I mean photography and not sitting on the footpath.
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Wrapped up around 9:30pm and reached home around 10pm. During all the enthu discussions, missed 8 calls from home. Got a earful from wifey once I reached home. But that's OK. Meets are worth it.

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Old 31st December 2013, 11:44   #827
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New Year resolution:
  1. Attend atleast a few meets.
  2. Be back on whatsapp on immediate basis! My phone phone is at Nokia A**
  3. Loose weight!
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Old 31st December 2013, 17:18   #828
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During all the enthu discussions, missed 8 calls from home. Got a earful from wifey once I reached home. But that's OK. Meets are worth it.
Hello SDP,

That is why I am suggesting a family meet as soon as possible. The reason for this is to avoid the look & expression - You are going to meet your T-BHP friends again? Let

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Old 1st January 2014, 00:22   #829
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SDP has summed it up pretty much as always!

It was a great meet, my 2nd.

The only down side being the traffic on JVLR. 45 mins to reach WEH from JVLR on a 2-wheeler

Looking forward to many such meets.

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Some more time and Jigar joined in (background music: Dhoom theme )
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So, when are you producing the movie? Me and Sid would be ready to act. what say Sid?

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Old 2nd January 2014, 00:11   #830
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My second mini-meet and it went as I'd pretty much expected. I started out a bit earlier this time since I'd ended up running late for the last meet and was at K3 around 7:30pm and I was expecting the gang to be there by then.

I was totally baffled when I couldn't find a single familiar face there. Speculating that the meet might have been cancelled and cursing myself for not checking the thread, I frantically called up Raghav. Turns out that the fella was on a road-trip to the north! Suggesting that I check out the usual parking spot for the meet, I headed that way and much to my relief, met the gang (actually Jignesh 'spotted' me!).

Met SDP again finally along with Siddharth, Gautam, Jigar, Dippy and Narendra. We had some snacks since some of us were really hungry and headed back to the parking spot.

Please excuse me for the quality of the pics guys. Lots of camera shake and my diverted attention is to blame.


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Arun(Cartman) wondering if he should choose samosa or vada-pav!

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Jigar(carzone), Adi(adishenoy) & Gautam(normally_crazy)

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Gautam gets a crash course in photography from Arun! (l-r) Jigar, Sanjay, Varun (vvb8530), Sid(siddharthdeb), Arun, Gautam & Kiran(sa_kiran)

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Jignesh, Varun, Rohit(engrohit) & Kiran.
OT - We can crop this pic for Varun's matrimonial profile, eh?


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Sid, Sanjay & Jignesh. Sorry again!

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Akshay(minimalist). Better late than never!

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I know, I know. It's just a random pic.

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Arun doing what he does best.

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The kindest, most generous iteration of Cartman!

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'Yes, I will recycle the bottle' face!

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Sanjay's XUV 5OO.

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Sure does!

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Kiran's 5th gen Honda City.

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Gautam's VW Jetta.

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Siddharth's ride for the day. Schnell Coupe 1.0

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Sanjay contemplating if he should go for one of these.


(Cont'd)...
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Jigar's newly-acquired Pulsar 200NS.

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The guys spent no time in stripping off the protective film!

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Akshay checking out the ICE in Sanjay's XUV.

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Roll call :]

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Narendra's(PlatzdaTurbo) Audi A4 3.0 TDI.


After the group disbursed, Varun asked us to head to his place to have a small photo shoot. We happily obliged.


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That is evil!

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Dippy's 3rd gen Honda City. Still a motorhead's delight!

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Varun's 5th gen Honda City.
Projectors would complete the look. Hint, hint!


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After bidding goodbyes, the Shenoy Bros. were kind enough to drop me off at Mulund. It's a different story after that which I'm saving for my next meet.

Thanks again everyone and wish ya'll a Happy New Year!!

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Old 6th January 2014, 15:19   #832
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Kiran's 5th gen Honda City.
I have a car that nobody else in the world has
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Old 6th January 2014, 16:06   #833
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I have a car that nobody else in the world has
Oh! It's a limited edition; I didn't notice. I will have it added in my post.

BTW, does it have a mini-gun and ejector seats??
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Old 7th January 2014, 13:59   #834
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Hey guys! I haven't attended any of our Mini-Meets, and would really like to join you guys for the next! Subscribed to the thread!

BTW, Any introverts for my company?
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Old 8th January 2014, 13:36   #835
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Hey guys! I haven't attended any of our Mini-Meets, and would really like to join you guys for the next! Subscribed to the thread!

BTW, Any introverts for my company?
If the previous meets are anything to go by, there will be a mini-meet this Friday in Powai in all probability. Hope to see you there buddy!
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Hey guys! I haven't attended any of our Mini-Meets, and would really like to join you guys for the next! Subscribed to the thread!

BTW, Any introverts for my company?
We are all introverts buddy. We hardly speak to each other during meets

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If the previous meets are anything to go by, there will be a mini-meet this Friday in Powai in all probability. Hope to see you there buddy!
We are meeting this Friday at the regular spot i.e Hiranandani School Lane in Powai at the regular time i.e. 7 PM, but we have a dinner plan after the meet so most of us might stay back for dinner somewhere around Powai.

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We are all introverts buddy. We hardly speak to each other during meets
Oh yes. We all quite play the mime act!

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We are meeting this Friday at the regular spot i.e Hiranandani School Lane in Powai at the regular time i.e. 7 PM, but we have a dinner plan after the meet so most of us might stay back for dinner somewhere around Powai.

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Thanks for the confirmation varun. I might not stay back for dinner this time for obvious reasons.
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the generations of the City's are all off the mark :P, but the pics have come out fantastic.
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Pics and Report: Bicycle ride to Kanheri Caves (SGNP) with Mumbai BHPians

A drive/ride to Sanjay Gandhi National Park was proposed by carzone and RajBajwa quite some time back. There are quite a few recently acquired bicycles in the Powai-Mini-meet group and a plan for doing a longish ride together was also being discussed since last few days. The stars finally aligned on 4th Jan 2014 and we decided to go to Kanheri caves inside SGNP early morning on Saturday. Minimalist (Akshay), Sa_Kiran, Sid and me decided to ride all the way from our homes whereas Dodge_Viper(Kailash) and PlatzaTurbo (Narendra) decided to carry their bikes in their cars till SGNP gate. RajBajwa who stays nearby borrowed a friend's maxit to join us. enrohit and superbee thought of hiring a bike from SGNP gate. AdiShenoy and Arunshek were not riding, but decided to join to help us out.

D day. Got up at 5am and got ready by 5:30am. The whatsapp group was already buzzing with messages. Kiran had started from Ghodbunder road was taking that route to reach SGNP. I was taking the route through Powai, and had to meet Akshay and Sid at Powai and SEEPZ.

Winter time, sun rises well after 6:30am and I was a bit concerned about riding in dark for the first time. (I was more worried about dogs chasing me)
Had a sandwich and started from Mulund at 5:45am carrying 1.5 liter water and a few biscuit packs. First 6kms were on straight flat EEH and I covered it easily. The railover bridge at Kanjur and the Gandhinagar flyover immediately after tested my stamina. Started sweating profusely and panting. After getting down from the flyover, I was staring at another (relatively) steep climb to the IIT Gate and thats when I was spotted by AdiShenoy (and Arunshek) in his Estilo. I waved at Adi and told him to carry onwards, but he insisted on giving me company. That climb where I was struggling and slowed down to a snail's pace would have tested Aditya's patience as well. After the climb to the IIT gate, the ride onwards till Solitaire was easy. Kailash passed me in his i10 and somehow I missed it.

6:30am: After waiting for some 10 odd minutes, minimalist (Aksjay) joined us.
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I dumped my backpack and jacket in Adi's car and rode much lighter. We decided to take the Aarey Colony route. Riding up to the Aarey entrance was a bit difficult, but this time I had my inspiration - Akshay - riding ahead of me.
Sid joined us on his Schnell after a couple of kilometers. The road is narrow and we rode in a single file rather than riding side by side. KD and Adi provided great cover for us. We regrouped at the other end of the Aarey Colony Road and took a breather. Met a couple of bikers who had caught the Decathalon bug recently. It was 7:15 and we started the final leg towards SGNP. We asked Adi to go ahead and reserve a couple of cycles at the SGNP gate. KD covered our back on WEH.

7:50AM: Reached SGNP. 27KMs done. My longest ride yet.
Rohit and his Duster had already reached and he was in queue waiting for a rental bicycle. Kiran had comfortably reached on his Rockrider. Rajwant had also made it by covering 4kms from Borivali West. Narendra was on his way. Adi had tried to reach superbee since early morning, but was not able to reach him.

Narendra reached in his Civic and we helped him get the bike out from the rear seat. Apparently it was first time that he had carried his bike in the car. In the mean time, Rohit got a basic Decathalon bike. Now we were all set. All food stuff and bags were transferred to Adi's car as that was the only car which was going all the way till Kanheri caves deep inside the National park.

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8:30am: We started towards Kanheri Caves.
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Colorful Hyundais....sorry I meant boats.
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Leisurely ride.
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Rohit, Raj and KD. Adi and Arun in the Zuki.
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Akshay looking back. Rajwant and Sid visible at the end of the road.
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Rajwant
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Arun traded places with Rohit at a quick stop.
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All smiles
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Sun rays filtering through the thick tree cover.
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8:50am: We reached the base of the Kanheri caves. Kiran mentioned that this would be the best spot for a photoshoot.
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(to be continued)

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This Friday I will also try to meet you guys, got my off aligned this time.
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