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Old 30th July 2013, 20:23   #4756
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alrighty then, let the games begin (or something in those lines)

Part 1:

wakey early (4:17) and after a gathering my gear, i head out (not a soul awake). pick up my navigator for the day and then we head to the Bannerghata exit of the NICE road. almost there, i spot Sajan gaining on us; but i beat him at the toll:
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after the toll, we see Arun and Supriyo waiting; Supriyo was on his new CBR. after hellos all around, we start for the next stop - the toll just before the Tumkur exit:
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all of a sudden, Akshay shoots past us:
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and then Karthik (not the one in my car):
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after the toll and past the trucks we see many BHPians vehicles parked on the side. we park and another round of hellos and intros.
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then we split.
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once through the exit, we stick to the service lane and reach the New Agarwal Bhavan - the spot chosen for the early morning num num. since i saw many taking pictures there, i concentrated on my food and hence, this part of the program is brought to you by other BHPians


once we had our fill, we started for grasslands. my car is designated as the pilot vehicle because my navigator (Karthik) seems to know the route; but actually he was depending on this:
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our little convoy progresses and Karthik asks for my camera and starts taking pictures of Supriyo, who was following close behind us.
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to his disappointment, Karthik finds out that i've the 18-55mm lens fitted and asks for a short stop to get his Nikon with the long lens out:
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and the drive continues..
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we then reach a point where we need directions to proceed further (Karthik has switched of the GPS as he had programmed it only till Hesarghatta town).
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Shishir and Karthik hop into Shishir's Xylo for a quick recce and tell the rest to wait at the spot:
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some wait
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but some follow them in..
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and come the same way back! *green goblin*
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anyways, they quickly figure out that that was not the route and after asking a few locals, we're back on track; only this time, Shishir was leading the way:
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Old 31st July 2013, 00:22   #4757
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So, finally after missing few team-bhp meets, I was able to join this one. Again it was a close one because I set the alarm for 4:00 AM, it alerted at 4:00 but I promptly turned it off and slept again. Fortunately I got up again at 5:30 AM.

First quick meet was at NICE-BG Road junction with Suprio, Anil, Karthik and Sajan, later we joined other folks at Tumkur toll and proceeded to have break-fast. After break-fast we reached the grasslands and I should say that it was an excellent location and the weather was complementing it. After spending good 3hrs with the bhpians some of us started back home.
I have some random clicks and will post it later as these pics are in my laptop now but I am not able to open the laptop, the lock/latch is not releasing. Waiting for the dell guys .
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Old 31st July 2013, 10:51   #4758
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Yippie !! Even before the pics from this meet have come up, we have another meet shaping up on 10th Aug, same place, same time.
4 people (sandsun7, karthikk, nileshch and soumyajit9) already ready.
Is there a photoshoot on 10th Aug? Count me in tentatively


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Don't think I will be able to make it. :(

My wife is putting up a stall at a handicrafts exhibition and I need to help out. It's her first venture so she will need all the support she can get.
When and where is this exhibition? Will we get interior decoration things there for the house?
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Old 31st July 2013, 11:43   #4759
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Part 2: the grasslands

after lot of twists and turns, it seemed we've reached the LZ!
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and everybody rushes in
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everybody lines up their cars (i had to go really far to get all of them to fit the frame)
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the only vehicle that felt right at home was Khan saheb's Gypsy!
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Supriyo's CBR
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vehicles parked (and no, i didn't rear-end the Gypsy)
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suddenly we see Sajan's Verna in a distance; he had separated from the convoy and lost his way.
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towers of some sort far far away
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far away mountains
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Vidyut goes snooping around the Gypsy
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while Sandeep is looking for bugs
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Sajan reaches the spot, finally!
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and more people are looking for bugs to shoot!
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and the doggie goes what the heck is wrong with these people!
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few quick clicks of Hemanth's Punto:
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while Sajan gets creative
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looks like i've been driving around on the Red Planet
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pockets of discussion all around
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work still in progress on the Gypsy (will elaborate this part in the next part)!
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doggie keeping watch on them cars
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Old 31st July 2013, 12:18   #4760
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Nice snaps so far H4WK!
Part 2 has captured some nice moments

How many more episodes?

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and the doggie goes what the heck is wrong with these people!
Seeing Sandeep, looks like the doggie is saying "Hey, that's my tree"

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Old 31st July 2013, 12:40   #4761
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I assume that you would be perfectly fit on 10th Aug.
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Don't think I will be able to make it. :(

My wife is putting up a stall at a handicrafts exhibition and I need to help out. It's her first venture so she will need all the support she can get.
Hey Soumyajit,

I can make it on either 9th or 10th Aug (9th is a holiday on account of EID and 10th is a saturday). The handicrafts fair is on Sunday, 11th Aug so I am game for a ride/meet on either of the above dates.

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When and where is this exhibition? Will we get interior decoration things there for the house?
I'll let you know more soon. My wife has booked a stall and will be showcasing handmade jewellery, something she does as a hobby. I'm not sure what other products are going to be showcased here. Will check and revert with more details.

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Old 31st July 2013, 12:54   #4762
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Is there a photoshoot on 10th Aug? Count me in tentatively
Yes, there will be definitely a photoshoot. I am just praying to the rain God for an overcast sky.
I would request all SLR owners to please carry their equipment. I have left my Canon DSLR at hometown for my wifey to click pics of our kiddo.
I will be carrying my Sony T90 Point and Shoot.

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Hey Soumyajit,
I can make it on either 9th or 10th Aug (9th is a holiday on account of EID and 10th is a saturday). The handicrafts fair is on Sunday, 11th Aug so I am game for a ride/meet on either of the above dates.
Yippe !! Will probably have it on 10th - Saturday. Reason being if someone has plans on Eid.
Karthik and Sandeep can guide us on the route and breakfast option.

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Old 31st July 2013, 13:07   #4763
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Will probably have it on 10th - Saturday. Reason being if someone has plans on Eid.
Sunday, possible? Or Independence day weekend?

This saturday is my school duty - I have to drop my daughter to school by 8AM and pick up by late noon. I can make it after 8am directly to the location and join you all if you hang in there 9:15-9:30am is the earliest I can reach on saturday 10th.
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Sunday, possible? Or Independence day weekend?

This saturday is my school duty - I have to drop my daughter to school by 8AM and pick up by late noon. I can make it after 8am directly to the location and join you all if you hang in there 9:15-9:30am is the earliest I can reach on saturday 10th.
Yes, it would be possible on Sunday also, but I guess Aditya will miss out as he will be busy with his wife's exhibition work.
Independence day weekend will be a miss for me, as I am travelling hometown on 15th. :(
May be we can settle on Eid day (9th) - if everyone has off and no other plans.
Or may be you can join us directly onsite for breakfast around 9-9:30 on 10th.
We'll take the next meet discussion later during this weekend.

I'll let the pics from this meet come up, else people will start banging my head.
H4WK is in full speed. Let the pics continue.
Hemanth - Do you have more pics ? I am still not able to get over the styling of your pics !!!
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Nice snaps so far H4WK!
Part 2 has captured some nice moments
thanks Hemanth


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How many more episodes?
three more to go. phew! its tiring
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Yes, it would be possible on Sunday also, but I guess Aditya will miss out as he will be busy with his wife's exhibition work.
Independence day weekend will be a miss for me, as I am travelling hometown on 15th. May be we can settle on Eid day (9th) - if everyone has off and no other plans. Or may be you can join us directly onsite for breakfast around 9-9:30 on 10th.
Yes, Sunday 11th Aug is not possible for me. Independence Day week is tentative. I plan to take leave on 16th Aug (Fri) and head out for a much required bike trip. Nothing confirmed on this front yet.

I'm fine with 9th Aug also.
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Saturday? August 10th? C'mon, I am not one among the privileged IT boys who have 2 days off a week! Saturday is a working day for me!
I would be fine with Eid day (9th) or 11th Sunday, or even the next weekend.

BTW, Fantastic photos, Mr. H4wk!! Keep them coming!

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Part 3: the DIY

while admiring the Gypsy's awesome wheels, Sanjay (SunnyBoi) notices something out of the ordinary:
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it is immediately brought to Khan saheb's attention and he inspects the issue:
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initially he doesn't give it a second glance and writes it off as nothing unusual, but then on insistence from everybody (specially Vidyut), he decides to get the wheel off to remove them nuts:
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out comes the tool kit and work begins:
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a jack is asked for and Sanjay obliges. then comes the million dollar question - where to we keep the jack to lift the wheel (remember, this Gypsy has a SPOA setup).
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a spot nearest to the ground is chosen - the differential
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let the games begin!
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out come the nuts!
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at the end, Karthik (KiloAlpha) helps with the tightening of nuts:
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almost there, i spot Sajan gaining on us; but i beat him at the toll:
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How did you get this pic?? 180 degrees reverse? Impressive pic though. Are all the photo installments done or are there still more to come by?
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How did you get this pic?? 180 degrees reverse? Impressive pic though.
put your hand out, point the camera in the general direction and shoot (and hope the camera captures something that makes some sense)


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Are all the photo installments done or are there still more to come by?
two more to go
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