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Old 19th January 2017, 13:11   #331
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1. Asta_la_vista - Elite i20 CRDi
2. graaja (+1 tentative) - Polo GT TSi
3. vdm295 - Ford Fiesta 1.4 Tdci
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Old 19th January 2017, 13:38   #332
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1. Asta_la_vista - Elite i20 CRDi
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3. vdm295 - Ford Fiesta 1.4 Tdci
4. batterylow - Figo 1.4 Tdci
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Old 19th January 2017, 14:41   #333
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I request all Coimbatore BHPians to take part in this meet.
Not fair at all! Always planning when I'm not in town
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Old 20th January 2017, 00:05   #334
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1. Asta_la_vista - Elite i20 CRDi
2. graaja (+1 tentative) - Polo GT TSi
3. vdm295 - Ford Fiesta 1.4 Tdci
4. batterylow - Figo 1.4 Tdci
5. krishsreedharan - Mahindra Scorpio S10 4x4 AT (but might spring a surprise though)
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1. Asta_la_vista + 2- Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350
2. graaja (+1 tentative) - Polo GT TSi
3. vdm295 - Ford Fiesta 1.4 Tdci
4. batterylow - Figo 1.4 Tdci
5. krishsreedharan - Mahindra Scorpio S10 4x4 AT (but might spring a surprise though)

Changed my vehicle for the day!!!
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Old 24th January 2017, 09:37   #336
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The first meet of 2017 was planned for the border of Tamilnadu and Kerala, in the Anaikatti border. Anaikatti, meaning a collection of elephants, still draws the pachyderms in good numbers and the road from Coimbatore to Anaikatti is plastered with numerous wildlife department posters reiterating the fact that the gentle giants have the right of way in these forests and not to block their path.

Reached the meeting spot a few minutes past 6 after picking up FuelInjector to see vdm295 was already there with his son, taking in the clean unpolluted air, the suspended particulate matter having been swept away by the night showers. One by one the rest of the crowd started trickling in, the TB350 of Asta_la_vista with its freshly affixed greasehouse megaphone makes its arrival heard from the curve, and he rolls up in a wake of rolling thunder. Next up was the Civic of Aslamjaffer, his arrival heralded by the notes of the RRP exhaust punctuating the still air with their mellifluous notes. Next up came the frantic text from Doc_nikhil admitting that he is just up and trying to get his son ready and moving. The white Superb of krishsreedharan makes a regal appearance next, followed by the twin punto’s of nskumar and DRIV3R, followed by the roar of the milltek’s as quicksilver’s silver Laura streaks into the picture.

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The banter goes on for close to an hour till the black Vento of Doc_nikhil makes it arrival with the doctor apologising for his late arrival. Pleasantries done, it was time to kick off.

The lush green scenery all around the road provides the city slickers with much needed relaxation. The light showers of the previous night had given the foliage a fresh burst of green and the varying hues of colour all around the tarmac only made the drive much better. The road meanders thru thick vegetation, the smooth flowing tarmac, interspersed with sweeping curves made for a delightful drive, the lack of traffic proving to be the icing on the already delicious cake.

The road led to SACON (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A...atural_History), where graaja was waiting with his Jetta to join us.

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Posse complete, we marched off in formation to the Kerala border. After a few km’s of scenic picture postcardesque vistas, we hit the border and parked for yet another chai gupshup session.

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Chaya stop at the Kerala border

After indeterminable number of chaya’s and with the discussion varying from agriculture to smart cities to IoT and of course cars, it was time to head home. We headed back for a much deserved breakfast with hot kaapi and post that dispersed home, drawing the curtains on yet another enjoyable Sunday morning drive. Special thanks to vdm295 for the delicious home made cookies, paniyaarams and cake and to FuelInjector for the melts-in-the-mouth Ooty Varkeys.

Thanks to all the participants

krishsreedharan
Quicksilver
Vdm295
Graaja
Aslamjaffer
Asta_la_vista
nskumar
Doc_nikhil
DRIV3R
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Lovely meet and lovely write up. Hope there are more photos coming from other members.
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Old 24th January 2017, 22:14   #338
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First I need to say a big thanks to Batterylow & asta_la_vista who took all the efforts to organise this meet. Batterylow you have penned down the meet very well.

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Special thanks to vdm295 for the delicious home made cookies, paniyaarams and cake and to FuelInjector for the melts-in-the-mouth Ooty Varkeys.
You need not thank me for that Batterylow as it was my pleasure to serve you.
Here are some of the pictures taken from my mobile during the meet & hence the clarity might not be that good.
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Nice to see the meet up. Looks like I missed it in a week. Recently relocated to cbe.

batterylow, the way you have described, everyone would want to be on board next meetup. Great to see this thread!!!!
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Nice to see the meet up. Looks like I missed it in a week. Recently relocated to cbe.

batterylow, the way you have described, everyone would want to be on board next meetup. Great to see this thread!!!!
Hello gunsho, would be nice to have you join us for the next outing. Looking forward to it!
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The next Team-BHP meet and drive is scheduled on the 9th of October (Sunday) and guys, this time its Valparai.
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Hey guys. The 1st meet and drive for 2k17 is on and this time, its Anaikatti.
Two successful drives

Time to up the ante to an Overnighter ?
You're welcome to join us.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...ch-2017-a.html (Team-BHP Meet @ Thekkady : 24th - 26th March, 2017)

Sync up @ Sempatty/Bathlagundu.
What say Team Cbe ??

Share your thoughts.

Cheers
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What say Team Cbe ??
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Tentative yes at this time. I will confirm within a week
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Wow! Thanks for sharing the pics guys! Brought back a lot of memories from my college days. I did my graduation from Coimbatore and had a roommate who was from “Attapadi”. It was our most cheapest get away. So every time we get tired of the books and regular lectures, we used to hit the road and head to Attapadi. The ride through the woods until you reach Anakkatti is just pure bliss.

Drive safe and have fun!
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There is no such thing called "The perfect time/climate" to visit Ooty, the queen of hills. So lets plan a weekend drive and stay at Ooty.

When: 11th March 2017 and 12th March 2017
Where: Obviously, Ooty.
Why: We need a reason to drive/ride. Isn't it?

Accommodation: The Accord Highland, Kotagiri road, Doddabetta, Ooty.

Itinerary:

11th March:

1200hrs - Meet/Lunch at NGGO Colony, Thudiyalur.
1300hrs - Start from Thudiyalur.
1700hrs - Reach The Accord Highland, Ooty

12th March:

1330hrs - Start from hotel.
1800hrs - Reach Coimbatore.

Other sightseeing/shopping and other stuff can/will be decided after arrival at Ooty.

Add your names and the no. of persons accompanying you below.

1. Asta_la_vista - Code6'd Elite i20
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1. Asta_la_vista - Code6'd Elite i20
2. graaja + 2 + 0.5 - Jetta 2.0TDi DSG
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