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Old 1st July 2016, 16:53   #31
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Updated (my +1 has become +2):

1. RSudarsanan - 320d
2. KiloAlpha - S-Cross 1.6
3. Fortified + 1 - Fortuner
4. Cmiuc - XUV500
5. tilt + 2 - Jetta
6. shetty_rohan - Polo TSi
7. Dr.AD + 1 - SX4
8. pearljam + 1 + 0.5 - Verna 4S
9. fusionbang + 1(Confirmed) - XUV5OO
10. graaja - Polo GT TSi
11. anandtheleo - Ford Fiesta 1.6
12. ArunP_Terry - GT TSI
13. Sumzup +1+ 0.5 - Yeti
14. Chaith.turbo - Fortuner
15. KarthikK - Punto (return journey from Nijaguna only)

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Old 5th July 2016, 17:35   #32
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Old 5th July 2016, 20:45   #33
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Sneak peek of the 43 hair pin road on the way to ooty.
Drive sneak peek posted,

the excitement upbeat -

now letting the cat out of the bag...a sneak peek,

a "GEM" of palate teasers lined up:

9TH JULY DINNER CHINESE THEME

TOM YUM CHICKEN SOUP
JADE CORN VEG SOUP
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3 X SALADS
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SAMBAL FISH
CHICKEN KUNGBOW
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WATERCHESTNUT IN PLUM SAUCE
BABY CORN GANGDONG STYLE
MIX VEG IN HOISIN SAUCE
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VEGS & CORN FRIED RICE / SINGAPORE FLAT NOODLES
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FIG PANCKAE
DARSAN
ICE CREAM

10TH JULY LUNCH INDIAN THEME

TAMATAR ADRAK SHORBA
3 X SALADS
PAPPAD/PICKLE/CURD/CURD RICE /RAITA
***
NAGARKOVIL KOZHI CURRY
AMRITSARI MACHILI
***
MUSHROOM MUTTER
RAJASTHANI HING ALOO
POONDU KUZHAMBU
DAL MILONI
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MOTHIA PULAO / STEAMED RICE
INDIAN BREADS
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KHEER E JAMOON
ICE CREAM

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BON APETIT AHOY
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Old 5th July 2016, 20:57   #34
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9TH JULY DINNER CHINESE THEME
SAMBAL FISH
10TH JULY LUNCH INDIAN THEME
AMRITSARI MACHILI
, happy to see the fish in the menu.
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Old 8th July 2016, 19:35   #35
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Folks:

All set ?

PDI (Pre Drive Inspection) ticked

9 hours to get off our mark (CCD Kanakapura)

See you all tomorrow

The count down has begun.

9...8...7...

Cheers
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Had a wonderful experience in the TBHP meet at Ooty. For the first time, I got to meet many fellow TBHP members in person and know them. I thank you all for the warm welcome and making me feel at home though this was the first time I am meeting you all.

Took home many fond memories:
  • RSUDARSANAN superbly managing the convoy of 14 cars and making sure all of us reached the destination together!
  • Discussing cars with everyone till midnight, again after breakfast and again during lunch!
  • Discussing Android HU with Dr.AD
  • Listening to KiloAlpha passionately describing his SCross 1.6 buying process
  • Meeting shetty_rohan and ArunP_Terry, fellow GT TSi owners and having a photo with all the GTs together
  • Drafting behind pearljam's Verna on narrow winding roads
  • Drafting behind shetty_rohan and ArunP_Terry on their GTs
  • Following cmiuc's (Catch Me If You Can) XUV and Fortified's Fortuner on non-existent roads
  • Chaith.turbo taking us to the market in his Fortuner and Sumzup arranging a group buy and getting a great deal on fruits
  • Listening to tilt's truck driving experience in Canada!
  • Following RSUDARSANAN's BMW on a spirited drive on a stretch of winding roads barren of traffic
  • Watching anandtheleo's Fiesta 1.6 handling the curves
  • We took a round about route for the onward which took us through some extreme driving conditions. Ended up with a few scratches on the GT from thorns.

And many many more...

I would like to thank RSUDARSANAN for arranging such a fantastic meet. Fantastic drive, fantastic people, fantastic stay, and fantastic food! Hope I would be able to make it to many more events in the future.

Sharing a few photos.

The team
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The convoy
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The three GTs
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And the three GT'ians - from left shetty_rohan, graaja and ArunP_Terry
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Team lunch
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I also compiled a video from my dashcam on the various types of roads we drove through.

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Old 11th July 2016, 12:17   #37
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An anniversary drive brings back lots of nostalgia, especially of the first drive held in July 2013.
It was planned with much trepidation yielding a budding convoy of seven that set forth on its first drive.

Seven purrfect strangers now best of buddies.
It sowed the seed for many more drives and many more best of buddies .

To you wonderful men, wonderful partners and your driving machines that make these drives a happening event -
Three cheers .

As with all other drives, no matter the unearthly hour, participants checked in early with unbridled enthusiasm.

The sixteenth consecutive drive:
July 09: 4.00 4.30 am

Check-in 1
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..2
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..3
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..4
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4.30 am off we go...
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Stopover for breakfast
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"Tanking up"
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The team
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Our steeds 1
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Our steeds 2
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to be contd:
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In continuation:

We welcomed Anand (anandtheleo) and Ganesh (graaja) who joined us at Mettupalayam.
Ganesh, delighted that you enjoyed the drive as much as we enjoyed your company.

The drive between Chamrajanagar and Ooty

Headed towards Dimbum ghat
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Regroup at Bannari temple junction
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At the forest check post before the 43 hairpin bend ascend 1
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..2
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a regroup
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another checkpost
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bending it like Beckham
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tea pit stop
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onward ho
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We're luvin it
Sumanth Jr, Aryan's, countenance says it all
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to be contd:

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Old 11th July 2016, 14:18   #39
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Thanks Ravi for planning this memorable monsoon trip

Some photos...
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I wish you could post the video of the hairpin bends towards Ooty.
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Thanks ravi, rohan for wonderful photo. It was nice meeting everyone & graja. Once again as always special thanks to Ravi for arranging this wonderful & memorable trip.

When is next one?
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Folks, good to see that you had an interesting (and safe!!) drive.

Just a word of caution, when you do stop a convoy of cars on the road, please do make sure that there is either enough run off area for the cars to be parked OR the road is relatively unused.

Stopping on narrow roads where there isn't enough space already for two vehicles to pass causes the traffic do back up and is an inconvenience to other road users.

I hope you understand this is not a criticism of your road manners, but an observation as a third party using the same road as yourself. I do understand that there are unavoidable situations in such drives and maybe some of the stops were taken out of necessity.


I am sure it was not a conscious attempt to block traffic and I do hope my comments are taken positively.
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It was my very first drive with the Bangalore team and boy! was it fun

The trip was really memorable for the drive and for the people i was able to meet and get to know better.

Thanks Ravi for the arrangements, i am sure they required lot of efforts and time to make it happen.

The sense of camaraderie towards each other was something I felt really happy to see. Look forward to the next drive soon (the pressure on Ravi already started during the trip )
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I wish you could post the video of the hairpin bends towards Ooty.
I have the video clips of the hairpin bends towards Ooty. But due to bad roads, the ascent was very slow and spread over more than 10 video clips (more than 30 minutes). Difficult to post such a long video!
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A Memorable commemoration drive over the weekend has kept me busy thinking where or when would be the next overnighter

Even though I have been part of the drives for couple of times, I was only able to join them till breakfast point. This time I got a chance to be part of the overnighter and man it was absolute fun driving through all the hair pin bends and put my beast (XUV) through all the twisties with much ease. Also interacting with all fellow bhpians and sharing our thoughts and views about cars, the drive, the overnighters was awesome.

Me and KiloAlpha(Karthik) waiting for others to join at Malvalli

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Early lunch stop at Oasis restaurant, Mettupalyam

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