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View Poll Results: Where should the 1st December MH Mega Meet be organised?
Lonavala (same ole same ole!) 49 74.24%
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Old 4th December 2013, 17:07   #211
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Guys any comments on food at "Sunny Da Dhaba". I could not make it to Sunny's.
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You forgot but this thread is only for The Mega meet. The other meet plans are made on the fortnightly mini-meet thread

Sorry Aman. My Bad. I totally forgot about the other Thread. Mega Meet excitement has not yet died down you see. Waiting for the further report by SDP.
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Great suggestion MaxTorque. I think your suggestion will have a better visibility if posted
Thanks for pointing the right place mate. I have posted the suggestion there.
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Thanks for pointing the right place mate. I have posted the suggestion there.
Pleasure mate! Being a newbie, even I am learning my ways on the forum. Would have loved to meet you in the Mega-meet. I felt the response from Pune was very subdued.

Nevertheless, there is always next time.
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Pics part#2:

I switched to Swapnil's "Sparkling Brown" Honda City at the food-mall. We had announced that the next stop would be just after the first Lonavala exit. Here are some pics from that stretch:

Varun's City. The City had a detailing session and a tyre-change just a couple of days before, as if preparing for a date with Swapnil's City on the meet-day!
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The Alto K10.
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The Liva gave a chase.
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At the Lonavala exit, Swapnil pulled over and we directed all cars to take the exit and stop near Kamath's.

Varun's City was one of the first to reach. Did you notice the tinge of blue in the headlights? Yes, that also happened 2 days before the meet.
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Aditya and his "Zuki".
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Esma1981 in his Polo GT TSi.
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Cartman (Arun) riding with Raghav in his Swift.
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Honeybee's Nano.
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Top-Gear (Ravi) and his blue Amaze. Jignesh in the passenger seat.
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Samyboy in his Yeti.
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After all cars passed, we started from there and right after the exit we were awed by the LONG queue of stickered cars. We took a count. 21 cars!

Raj and his wife in the Gypsy.
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It was 8am and we were already running half an hour behind schedule. So without wasting any more time, we started towards Pavna. Since many did not knew the exact route, it was decided that we drive in a convoy and vvb's City would lead (as he was part of the recce team). We started rolling again.

Samyboy's Yeti and SierraKamat's Sumo Grande in front of him.
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Ravi in his shining Amaze.
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A few cars from Pune joined us after the Shivaji statue. I waved at Avinash (LP640), Pritam and Abhijitvp. A few more BHPians also joined in their rides. I remember seeing a red Cedia.

A interesting stretch of road cut through a rock.
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The road was narrow and broken. Speeds dropped drastically and each one was just following the next stickered car. The local traffic must have been surprised by seeing such a large convoy.
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A few kms later, we started seeing the Pavna lake on our right. I peeked into someone's private property.
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That's NMS's Storme.
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Sameervg's Dzire in the front with the mega-meet convoy as the backdrop.
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A peaceful place. Next time may be.
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A tractor that had blocked 3/4th of the road at one point.
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I guess that's the Ritz belonging to BHPian Ritzvxi.
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Doc's Sumo Grande, Liva and Amaze in the rearview mirror.
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8:45AM: Finally the parking lot in sight.
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Nishant and Rohit had already parked their rides and were admiring the 520d being parked.
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Jignesh riding shotgun with Ravi.
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Rishi's wife enjoying the view. No, although it might seem that way, she does not support a particular political party
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As soon as cars started getting parked, the cameras came out. A whole bunch of them.
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Raj demonstrated "how to park like a BOSS". The Gypsy easily created a parking space for itself where there was nothing but rocks.
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(to be continued)

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Old 4th December 2013, 19:10   #216
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I have recently bought my first set of wheels and would love to join this gang of like minded folks on the next outing. Can someone tell me when the next trip would be planned?
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Pics part#2:

The road was narrow and broken. Speeds dropped drastically and each one was just following the next stickered car. The local traffic must have been surprised by seeing such a large convoy.
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I guess that's the Ritz belonging to BHPian Ritzvxi.
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Yes that's my Car, thanks SDP for the photo! The villagers would have been from the size of the convoy as well as entertained from the FFE show!
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There was this guy selling candies or kulfi who entered the parking space just when the FFE show was on. And inspired by the exhaust notes he too rang his tiny bell a few times. He was quite shocked by the way.
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I have recently bought my first set of wheels and would love to join this gang of like minded folks on the next outing. Can someone tell me when the next trip would be planned?
Congrats for your new ride. We have a range of meets happening like Powai mini-meets, zombie drives, breakfast drives etc. It would be great if you would join in. Just follow this thread Link (Fortnightly mini-meet : Mumbai BHPians). You will get all the updates about any meet being planned
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Old 4th December 2013, 22:49   #220
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Pics Part #3:

After everybody parked, we walked to the Pavna boat club. The place is amazingly calm and beautiful. Let the pictures do the talking.
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Bright colors.
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A few 1 HP rides.
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Ducks.
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Flowers.
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And a couple of beautiful peacocks.
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Loved the pattern and the color on the back.
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Great images SDP sir. Attaching a few from my side.
Not as good as taken by you, but just a try.

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Great images SDP sir. Attaching a few from my side.
Not as good as taken by you, but just a try.
Seems to be a great meet!
Btw, why have you deleted the numbers on the BMW and the Audi while all other cars have them intact?
(Just being inquisitive )
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Great images SDP sir. Attaching a few from my side.
Not as good as taken by you, but just a try.

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Nilesh, those are awesome shots.
Loved the long-shots, have come out really well after the processing.

I seem to have missed the first round of the FFE show with 4 cars involved.

Thanks for sharing. Nice meeting you that day.

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Pics Part #4:

The view of the Pavna lake from the boat-club was so enticing that most of us forgot that we were hungry (Notable exceptions: Rohit and self). In fact it took quite some effort by the coordinators to get people to join at the tables for breakfast. With the car count above 30 and people count pushing 60+, the turnout was significantly more than what we had anticipated. Varun (VVB8530) quickly spoke with the boat-club guys and then announced that in the interest of time the breakfast menu options would be limited to just 4-5 items.

The main seating area with a view of the lake.
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A flight of stairs took us to the platform where there was some more seating closer to the lake and direct access to the lake.
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Ducks were enjoying the cold water with just their feet in water.
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May be Varun got inspired by the ducks and got his feet in water as well.
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While Varun was enjoying the feel of clean cold water on his feet, Swapnil quipped "Is that a crocodile?". A second of silence and then the group burst out in laughter.

That's me who took inspiration from Varun and found a nice spot to unwind.
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That's Swapnil, enjoying the water from a distance.
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VVB's friend (sorry forgot his name), Varun, Raj (Desmosedici) and Aman (amansanc)
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That's Raghav in his Quattro t-shirt having fun with his new Nikon.
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Avinash and Varun
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I was in good mood for splashing some water, but there were just too many DSLRs around (including mine).
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Avinash (LP640) contemplating on the meaning of life? Nah, more likely day-dreaming about ripping a Lambo on the Autobahn
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Kaushik (KSM_Vtec) and gang who were camping nearby joined in. Met them after a long time.
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The egg-burjis and aloo-parathas took some time, but there were no complaints. The interesting conversations in those serene surroundings were fantastic.

As the food got served we moved to the platform and our erstwhile place was claimed by ducks, who seemed interested in sharing our food.
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Donald Duck. Up close and personal.
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Catching fish.
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The ducks attracted a lot of people from our group.
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While a few like Ravi enjoyed clicking snaps...
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... a few others enjoyed feeding the ducks.
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Had a weird thought. If the duck has to drive a car, with those huge gaps between those 3 toes, they would be able to drive even a MT car with one foot. 3 pedals ..accelerator, brake, clutch and 3 toes. Never mind.
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SDP hats off man somehow your camera work is always a class apart.Do keep them coming these short batches seem like appetizers never filling enough.
Please serve the main course.
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