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Old 12th August 2010, 14:09   #61
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14th Saturday

We shall be leaving Bangalore on August 14th Saturday at 5am. Meeting point will be right after central silk board - electronic city flyover, park your cars near service lane.

Route to Athirapalli
- Bangalore-Salem 200 kms-Avinashi 110-Tiruppur 10-Palladam 15-POllachi 50-Valparai 65-Athirapalli 80, totalling 530

3-4pm - Check in Riverok Villas.
4-5pm - Freshen up.
5-8 - Check nearby places.
8-11 - Dinner, barbecue n Camp fire.

15th Sunday

7am - Pack breakfast in Riverok Villas and head to Athirapalli water falls.
8-9 - Meet cochin members at Athirapalli water falls.
9 - have breakfast
9-11 - Check near by places (5 kms upstream from Athirapalli is Vazachal, which is the second waterfall).
11 - head to Riverok Villas packup and Checkout Riverok Villas at 12pm.
1 - Have lunch with cochin members and If time permits we can visit Cherai Beach as well and head to Bangalore.

Route to Bangalore
Athirapalli-Chalakudy 35-Trissur 20-Palakkad 50-Coimbatore 40-Avinashi 40-Salem 110-Bangalore 200, totalling 495

Guys don't forget to take printout of riverok villas voucher sent by email.

Confirmed Entries
- brraj - i10
- raj.barcode + wife + daughter - Elantra
- rocky + girlfriend - Xylo
- chikku
- HappyWheels + Junior + (3 adults) - Safari

People leaving from Bangalore be near meeting point sharp at 5am.
Thanks Raj.
We shall reach by 9AM (Sunday).
Will keep you updated.

Naveen
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Old 12th August 2010, 14:12   #62
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Confirmed Entries from Cochin (Sadly only two till now):

naveen.raju - Swift
vaisakhr - Indica
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Old 13th August 2010, 11:37   #63
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Trip prerequisite though not all are necessary

- mobile charger
- digi cam, Video cam
- Maps of india
- Check Engine oil, coolent, break fluid, air, fuel
- umbrella
- water bottle
- Tissues
- few plastic bags
- First aid kit - coldact, crosin etc
- Laptop
- deodorant
- biscuits/fruits
- shades
- hat
- debt card/money
- torch
- huggies for kids
- swim wear
- Mosquito repellent
- pouch bag
- Snacks like granola bars, dried fruit, or nuts if you want
- pen/notebook
- towel
- Small pocket knife (size that will fit on a keychain works well) that includes scissors, a knife, a bottle opener, and a pen (instead of the toothpick - it's more useful and you can't loose it)
- small net tent if required.
- football, basketball, volley ball to play
- soap/ Tooth brush/ Paste/ Shampoo
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Route to Bangalore
Athirapalli-Chalakudy 35-Trissur 20-Palakkad 50-Coimbatore 40-Avinashi 40-Salem 110-Bangalore 200, totalling 495
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Something for thought: Have just one concern with this route. Thrissur - Palakkad is a pain. And after Coimbatore, till we hit the 4 lane, the traffic is absolutely nuts. Add the Sunday returning traffic to it. Why dont we return the same way we go?

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Trip prerequisite though not all are necessary

- mobile charger
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- soap/ Tooth brush/ Paste/ Shampoo
That is one exhaustive list there Raj!
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Guys, we plan to come to the resort by 9AM Sunday Morning since it will be convenient to spot you guys. From there we can push off for the drive. What say?
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guys meet you all at the junction; happy motoring
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Roger that!

And yes, meet you all at 5am tomorrow morning, right after the BETL (flyover) toll booth.
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Looks like all the guys are out on the road. Enjoy the drive, guys. Pls. update the pics also.
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One hell of a meet. Here's a brief report.

Started from Cochin by around 7.45AM. Met Vaisakh at Vytilla. After a quick chat, started off to Athirappally.
Reached the resort by 9.30AM. Met all the Blore tbhpians and their families. Settled down and had a quick bite and tea. Explored their rides which included Innova, Safari and i10. Also, my Swift and Vaisakh's Indica.
After leaving the resort, went straight to the falls.
A brief trek near the falls left everyone gasping for air
We settled down to catch some air and some quick chat dragged the time to 12PM. We then decided to push off for lunch. Straight to Chalakudy for lunch. Raj showed some wonderful parking and braking skills. .Rocky, too tried hard with the Innova.
Lunch was horrible and they expected some solid lunch before heading off to blore . Too bad that we had to settle with this. This was the only disappointment in this whole trip.
It was already 3PM and the blore tbhpians decided to push off since it was getting late for them. After a quick chat and showing them their route, me and Vaisakh pushed off to Cochin.
I should say that we really enjoyed meeting all you guys. Next time, hopefully we can bring in more people and spend few days together.

Thanks guys for making this meet a success (except for the lunch). Cya soon.
PS - Next meet will be in Cochin and we expect you guys spend atleast 3 days here.

Here are some of the pics to begin with. More pics will be followed by others.

Cheers.
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That Safari - so Hari finally decided to come, eh?
@Rocky - I thought your ride was a Xylo. What's with the Innova?
Naveen - thanks for the update and pictures, mate.
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Nope, Ranjit, hari is very much stuck here in namma Bengaluru, would have loved to go along, but sigh!!
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Nope, Ranjit, hari is very much stuck here in namma Bengaluru, would have loved to go along, but sigh!!
- you have company. Me too stuck up at namma Bangalore. But I've decided to break free
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That Safari - so Hari finally decided to come, eh?
@Rocky - I thought your ride was a Xylo. What's with the Innova?
Naveen - thanks for the update and pictures, mate.
@Ranjit - That was Happywheels ride and as for the Innova that was Raj's. Rocky didnt take his ride.

More pics and updates will be followed soon.
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Happy Independence day to all...

It was an awesome drive and wonderful meet. Detailed report and good pics (Taken with proper camera) will be uploaded when they reach home.

Here are the pics from my side :


Bhpian spotted!!! (On our way to Athirapally, near Palarivattom)
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On Chalakkudy-Athirapally road
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Our rides
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Happy wheel's "happy ride"
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Mini off road parking in Athirapally
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The drive was so nice. But I couldn't enjoy it to the full as my tires were in real bad shape. My car was going here and there all the way. It was good meet other wise.

Nice meeting you guys. Thanks for a wonderful time. Thank you Naveen for leading the way to and fro.

Guys who couldn't make it for the meet, yo really missed one.
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