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Old 8th February 2010, 13:01   #76
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Thanks guys,

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@ brraj, was this your modded elantra?
Yes, mine is blueish silver and goldish is raj.barcode.
For time being its stock car, petes box is on its way.
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Old 8th February 2010, 13:10   #77
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No customary shots from me this time as I was completely under-prepared for the trip. No charge in my camera, so I was carrying my roommates' camera as well. Missed lot of nice shots as I was trying to save battery. Well here is the first set of what I have.
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Old 8th February 2010, 13:10   #78
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Write up and more pics guys !! Looks like you guys had a great time. As usual Rajeev leading the pack with Elantra this time. Great going Rajeev
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Write up and more pics guys !! Looks like you guys had a great time. As usual Rajeev leading the pack with Elantra this time. Great going Rajeev
Yes, this time Rajeev was in his element. No hassles, to do just a mere 3 digits with his i10, he really opened the taps this time and pushed the pedal to the metal. I never knew the Elantra was capable of so much. Truly an understatement of a car which never particularly sold well in India. Kudos Rajeev, for being the pack leader, EVERY SINGLE TIME !
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A great drive and great locale's! Thanks BRRaj!

It was a beautiful spot and also the places that Raj.Barcode took us to.

Apologies Raj.Barcode for missing out the final pillars! Really appreciate your enthusiasm!

So, my side of the story.

Tanked up, filled air and reached the meeting spot at 8.40 expecting to be the last one of the lot, I see one loner Elentra. Met Preetham and Raj.

Couple of direction calls and few tea's later (thanks to the kind soul who sold tea in the flask's; he was God send!) we get going.

I have the GPS track of the path we took, which I will upload later.

They collect Rs.20 for driving upto the lake. Nice spot, not crowded, but quite dangerous if not careful. The steps are slippery and one wrong step is all that is required.

Few photo's and off we went to the bathing spot.

This is where there is a small OTR track. Rocks played havoc, but then, all put up safe. Was scared if the Punto might damage its front skirts, but didnt.

Had lunch near the water spot and then it was play time. Since no one thought about bringing proper wears to get into the water, it was left to the only person who did that, to get wet, my daughter!

DreamCatcher was also prepared, and so was the youngest-tbhp-member of the meet; but I think the parental guidance was revised against it, sometime during lunch.

Thanks to all you guys for patiently sitting out there while my daughter played her hearts content!

From there, off to the temples. It was here, that I understood the directions wrongly and took DreamCatcher for a ride! Thankfully, we got the call from Rajeev and turned back.

Few more spots visited and also a good climb on a rock to get a amazing view! If not for the sun being there, it would have been a great photo shoot spot.

Rode back home from there, with a stop at Maddhur CCD.

Overall, a wonderful trip and a great set to be out with.

Photos, of what little I took, is in the next post.

Noticed Raj.BarCode have some fabulous photos with him. What we are seeing till now are just the trailers

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...PHROZENFIRE should like these, hopefully...
A beau! Wonderful color!

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...Absolutely go anywhere vehicle (Happy wheels is it 4x4)...
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Happy Wheels Safari is 4X4

Saw it on the car
Yes, sure is.

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Nice pics again. Phrozenfire: The clutch is fine. Checked it out at a mechanic near Maddur CCD, he said it was just the excessive use of clutch and revving in 1st gear that caused the smell n smoke. No issues now.
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Got it checked by a mech and after we hit the highways again, things got fine, that the clutch cooled down.
Good to know that.
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Old 8th February 2010, 13:50   #81
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To give other reading this post a brief history, the drive in some areas involved a lot of hill climbing and very rouogh terrain, ideally suited for a 4X4, hence to move the car over the rock etc, I had to crawl up in 1st gear and i stupidly used the clutch quite excessively while revving hard. THis in turn smoked the clutch plate which resulted in some smoke initially and then later followed by burning smell, whihc at times got so storng, that the car at the back was getting the smell.
Aah yes, the off-roading. My poor underbody and scratched front bumper bears testimony to that fact. Foolhardy of us really to follow the 4x4 Safari. We didnt realise the trap Happywheels was leading us into

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Some pics of cars that i liked

PHROZENFIRE should like these, hopefully
Thanks raj.barcode, loved em!
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Old 8th February 2010, 13:54   #82
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Packed Chicken biriyani, Fish fry, veg palou in mandya and took right turn after 5kms to reach tonnur lake. I have to mention that the roads are not bad atall except that it was single lane. You can find lot of sugar cane factories on this road infact i wanted to taste the freshly prepared jaggaries but as it was already 12:45 we had to leave and reached tonnur at 1pm to find a beautiful lake filled with clear waters. Have to say never seen a lake this BIG.

The speciality of tonnur place is in one view there is full of ROCKS and in another view there is full of GREENARIES and in another its full of WATER. Now let the pictures do the talking

ROCK view
Check the tortoise shaped rock on top
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GREENARIES
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LAKE view
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Decided to rest & have biriyani in this place (From now onwards lets call this place as BEACH).
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Old 8th February 2010, 14:09   #83
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Will upload photos later; need to shade the number as is being done.

But for now, the Elantra bro's photo shoot.

Raj meet Raj.

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Old 8th February 2010, 14:43   #84
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Before heading to beach some snaps around

Bluish car, skies, lake
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Love this picture
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Cutey punto
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Elantra Mate
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Streams
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As mentioned we were in the laps of nature
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BOMB-E Icecream
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Awesome, I have sure missed this meet. Wish you guys were there during the sunset time. I would really love to join a mini meet like this. Rajeev, hope there will be more such trips in future.
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Old 8th February 2010, 15:34   #86
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Wish you guys were there during the sunset time.
As we had to see melukote we could not wait there till sun set. if you would have joined the pictures would have been much more interesting than mine.

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I would really love to join a mini meet like this. Rajeev, hope there will be more such trips in future.
Sure, wait for a surprise trip shortly.
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Old 8th February 2010, 15:55   #87
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Beach Entrance

This is one hurdle where cars struggled to cross, we had fried clutch, under body scratches, wheel spins and safari crossed as if there is no hurdle at all. I would also like to mention about elantra that because of good ground clearance and stiff suspension setup there was no under body scrapping and as TCS was ON there were no wheel spins while crossing these small rocks and easily made it to parking area. After this trip there are at least 2 people who are planning and some have already started searching for Elantra crdi.
Believe me these pics does not do any justice compared to reality
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Khan we missed your gypsy at this place, if you would have brought your gypsy you could have made it till the beach where even biker didn't dare to get it.

On the way to beach pics

No its not image error its clear skies
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Proof
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The tender water sold here is so sweet that its not comparable to bangalore one.
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Sorry, There is no snaps of food we ate as every one was hungry to finish it off or at least from my side, or did any one try to click one?

After we had food somebody dont remember cracked a joke on theDreamcatcher...
theDreamcatcher was trying to catch his daughter and his daughter was trying to catch dogs and dogs were trying to catch the bones people thew. She is one pro-active kid who would love to play with dogs, puppies and dreamcatcher was running behind when ever she ran behind a dog.

Breeze is so cool near the beach that Preetam is feeling sleepy while clicking after an heavy mega meal.
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The beach photos
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Happy wheels, happily playing with his daughter.
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Old 8th February 2010, 16:21   #88
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Headed back to melukote just to hear that the temple is closed till 5:30pm and decided to visit Akkatangi kola (sisters pond). The speciality of these two ponds are that one is sweet water and other is salt water.
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Then headed to Dhanushkodi which is few kilometers ahead from sisters pond.
Have to say this is one scenic place you will love to go click..click.
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Way to Top view
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Trees on top
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I guess sriraj should be having lot of Dhanushkodi pics so will let him post the pictures.

Thats all from my side folks. Guys where are rest of the pictures ?
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Even I am looking for an Elantra now, my wifey gets the Accent ;-)
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sorry brraj..i was in cochin when I saw your invite..good to see that you all had a blast !
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