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Old 7th November 2006, 14:11   #1
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Hai BHPians,

Just finished a 3415 Kms of trip A'bad - Uttranchal - A'bad of good and bad roads. A'Bad - Delhi-Haridwar was good & from there, Rishikesh, Guptkashi -Ukimath - Joshimath - Badari - Karnaprayag - Kasauni - Almora - Nainital was all mountain roads and twisties. Many places the roads were washed off with landslides with road work going on. Had to face rain, snowfall and very low temperatures. Karnaprayag to Tarali was tight, steering-wrenching twisties; one need to watch out for Jeep drivers and busdrivers doing Shumi stunts on blind turns. You need to be fully alert too.... or off you go half / one Km down into the ravine or river.

I would have used over drive for about 50 kms on the 1000 odd kms of mountain roads; the tacho mostly above 3 K, the milage was 13.3 km/ ltr

The fusion did outstanding work on all kinds of roads. The steering and breaking was predictable and presice; no rattle, no scrapping bottom or problems with even the steepest climbs. Never did it miss a beat (except one day when the battery got drained off accidentally), started on first click at all the places and even at joshimath with -2 degrees on 23rd October morning.

I am pasting a link to the trip logs.

http://www.geocities.com/ramkya1/tri...TRANCHAL06.htm

Have about 4 GB photos, some of them are very good; will optimize & post it sometime soon.

--Ramky

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Old 7th November 2006, 15:23   #2
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Awwsum sir...!!!!!

U are enjoying the Fusion to the max......!!!!

Waiting for the pics....!!!!
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Old 7th November 2006, 16:36   #3
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wow 3000+ KMS, how many of you did this trip?


"Sorry, this GeoCities site is currently unavailable" - This is the error message I got while trying to view your trip logs.
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wow awesome.
wish i could go on such a trip.!
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Old 7th November 2006, 16:51   #5
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Im trying out with image shack so link the pictures...... hope it works.

The campsite at Kaudala, off Shivpuri.



Jumping into the Ganges



Sangam at Deoprayag



Up clost to the peak at Kedarnath



Unkind roads to Badarinath



1km from Mana


Jp group has riddled with mountain with offices inside!!! Reportedly, they have dammed up the water on the other side and are generating power !!!!



Road nearing Karnaprayag



At Kasauni


Meeting with Kumar, of yahoo group Indian Highways, the living encyclopedea of Indian roads, off Nainital. He was going up to Badari and from there trying uncharted roads to Shimla thro. some mountain passes. He trusts the Scorpio blindly and he did find one !!!!!!!



A zoo mate!!!



Naini mall road by night



Away from Joshimath....



Have selected a few; need time to optimize more....

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Cant read your trip log due to the site transfer limit, can you post it here too?
As for the Zoo mate, I guess we met the same dude
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WOW!!!! Must have been a super trip!!!! Hope to do it some day!!!

By the way am unable to access your trip log, hopefully should be able to do it soon...
Cheers!
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Awesome trip ramkya1.....hope to emulate you with a smaller trip of Kausani-Binsar in a few weeks .

The trip-log is in very fine detail. Seems I am a lucky fellow who was able to access it. Thank you for sharing the detail information.

@tsk: which zoo is being referred here?
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Hai,

Yes, we seem to have met the same guy/ gal !!!

Will chek out the yahoo site and see if I can upload it someplace else. Its a Excell webpage with lots of details.

As for the query, how many people, we were a crazy 4; I did all the driving on the mountain sections, from Haridwar to Badari to Nainital to Delhi; my wife helped out on the expressways and straight roads. My 1 son manned the camera and another the trip logs and in house music and food (the eating part)

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wow 3000+ KMS, how many of you did this trip?


"Sorry, this GeoCities site is currently unavailable" - This is the error message I got while trying to view your trip logs.
Surprise,

Just tried it a couple of times ...... link is working..

The site today is blinking on and off... hope it will hold steady.

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