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View Poll Results: Which weekend is best for you for a Pondy drive/meet ?
Weekend of 9-10th August. 6 20.69%
Weekend of 30-31st August. 23 79.31%
Weekend of 6-7th September. 10 34.48%
Other dates (Please specify). 1 3.45%
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Old 1st September 2008, 12:18   #361
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Hats off to SB for taking the pains of organizing this meet. It is no joke taking care of planning and details like you did!
Except for me getting real drunk and sleeping in the loo (!!), the meet was fun. Lets organize a meet like this more often, but share the load of the organizing part!!!
Organising was no big deal - I did only the rooms part. John handled the tougher food/booze accounts. Only problem was our reaching the resort after Bangy boys, which led to them taking one more room than what we had planned and which finally went unused - waste of money. Anyway stuff happens.

And pho3nix, man, you are the only one who used the meet to the hilt and lived up to the "Give time a break" tagline. Our man passed off in the loo giving us some anxious moments. Then he crashes on the bed and as soon as he wakes up next day, he starts off with Bacardi breezers, Reserva and what not. Cheers.

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Cheers to you biju. I guessed you earned that bottle of smirnoff.
Thanks. I was **** scared that they might stop our car and check for booze. And this is inspite of me emptying the Smirnoff into a mineral water bottle and it looking like water.

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BTW, the picture posted is Bottle's 1.6, not mine.
Oops, yes. My mistake.
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Old 1st September 2008, 12:34   #362
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Nice narration and pictures. Was reading interestingly and just like the TV serials, you put a "Thodarum". Waiting for the next episode

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Old 1st September 2008, 12:37   #363
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It was an awesome meet for sure and nice to meet the Chennai Annas as they are affectionately called. Altogether it was well organized by Biju and others as well. Patchy boy and others do post the pics. Wish to have more such meets and we witnessed the comraderie among the chennai annas in particular headers and nitrous getting on each other with headers @ his best and nitrous taking it in a sporty way .
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Old 1st September 2008, 12:49   #364
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Here are a few pics that I shot during the Pondi drive:

Start off from Dakshin Honda
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VJ_MAVRICK's Alto
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Bangy Rides with proud owners
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The road to Pondi
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Beach, at last
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The Resort
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Lunch Time
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Chennai Annas and Bangy Boys meet up
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The Bangy Girls
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The Team meets at the beach for some serious business
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I swear that is Coke. Nitrous did not drink. Honestly
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The stallionized Sumo
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And its Grin
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Beach in the Morning. Clouds had to play spoilsport
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Speedboat at Chunnambar
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and its wake
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is that made of cotton?
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Cheers,

Rajan

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Old 1st September 2008, 13:04   #365
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Nice pictures and headlines Patchyboy.
Btw, whose Sumo is that? Man it looks like... Better not said.
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Nice pictures and headlines Patchyboy.
Btw, whose Sumo is that? Man it looks like... Better not said.
Honestly, if I had not met the owner and understood the passion behind the mods, I guess I would have posted the pics in another thread

From now, I think I will look at such mods with a different perspective. The Sumo belongs to the owner of TVMS, the guy mentioned in SB's post. I am sure SB will post more details.

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Guys,

Am back to work 'fully rejuvenated' from the 'time break' at Pondy. Was a GREAT Meet.

It was great meeting the Chennai Anna's and being with the fellow Bangy guys. Finally got to put faces to some of the handles from the Chennai Gang.

A well organized meet by SB and others. Loved every bit of it. Thanks everyone for contributing towards a wonderful time at Pondy.

Look forward to more such intercity meets and drives.

Cheers,
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Can't agree more guys. It was a GREAT meet and we loved the evening session in which we spoke about every single topic that we can think of !

Special thanks to all the Bangalore guys to have made it and making this even more exciting.

Eagerly awaiting the next meet !!
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Part-2 of the meet report :

We reach the resort, see all the KA cars, but no Bangy boys. Some were having a late lunch, while some had driven out to town.

We check into our rooms and then the Bangy guys come in - VJ_Mavrick, PatchyBoy, khan_sultan, condor etc. Before even we can settle down, the Annas place order with room service for Foster beer, which are gulped down fast.

Room service returning with 1st set of used bottles.
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vikram explains how his Korean crap (oops car) creamed the Suzuki.
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condor, john and nick.
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There is a small pool in the resort which some Bangy boys/girls take a liking to. See PatchyBoy diving into the pool.
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After rejuvenating with some brewed stuff, the Chennai Annas are ready to party and switch to beachwear.
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nitrous and gang plus some Bangy boys have already had a funtime on the beach playing volleyball and throwing frisbee.

Sivaji - The Boss
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Mongrel on the beach
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A family sits in quiet contemplation
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The beach-volleyball babe.
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BHP-ians at the beach
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It is getting dark, the resort lights come on and we head to start serious business. The business of drinking the night away.

To be continued...
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Meeting report part-3 :

Now we get down to actual business. A long table is arranged on the resort grounds and some 15 guys sit around it. Available on tap is Old Monk rum, Smirnoff vodka, Peter Scot whiskey, Teachers Scotch etc.

Saiyan and nitrous
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Vince, John, Nick & Mr.PeterScot
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Our GypsyMan says Cheers, while I am smiling at something bottle said (cant remember what though).
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The expression on moi face after taking the first swig seems to be "That ain't bad".
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bottle with his rum.
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bottle, ajo, phoenix, diwa, cool_aruny & vince
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Vince lost n deep thought with Mr.Peter Scot in the foreground.
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The TVMS logo - blending religious integration with patriotism.
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The mane of the horse-Sumo (horsumo)
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A scarred Dzire. Looks like someone got really pissed off with the Swift's boot design.
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...loved the evening session in which we spoke about every single topic that we can think of...
and we are not supposed to discuss the 'contents' of the topic/discussions here. Right? Not even how the designated 'Mod' Nitrous handled, banned, infracted the discussions.

@SB: The pictures are great. feels like being there again
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Old 1st September 2008, 15:30   #372
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Nice pics there Biju and definitely looking up for the next meet for sure.

O.T: rajanb this is vkantima
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A few pics from me. Here's to SB for a great job of organizing, Headers for the ride and the company and John as always , for your company too. And, to all especially the Bangy Boys who made the event all the more livelier. It was really nice meeting up in person and thanks to TEAM-BHP for providing the platform for folks to meet and network. Cheers!.

This set of pics begins with driving from Vikram's place to the East Coast Road and onward to Pondy and entering the hotel. Also, seen are some of the cars in the parking lot.
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More photos from the meet.
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Guys

Great meet. It was really nice to meet fellow BHPians in person. This was my first meet and I really had a great time in the evening.

Ofcourse, looking forward to the next meet.
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