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Old 28th July 2010, 22:40   #511
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Wow!! The Sea is indeed rough. Pretty risky driving in the rains when they are so heavy.
Bravo to the puncture guy. Just the Beginning of choo chas?
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Any plans to change to tubeless?

Or Any plans to change car ?
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Old 29th July 2010, 09:13   #513
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ohh now i get the meaning of choo chaas!!
and by your writing, i guess there are more to come.
The last thing one needs on such drives is the vehicle showing tantrums.
keep them coming
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Old 29th July 2010, 10:05   #514
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Wow!! The Sea is indeed rough. Pretty risky driving in the rains when they are so heavy.
Bravo to the puncture guy. Just the Beginning of choo chas?
Yes. KRRaj. This is one trip I'd never forget for various reasons. A trip where I didn't exceed 60 kph on state highways and 90 on the e-way. Drove mostly in day time. Yet the choo chas.

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Any plans to change to tubeless?

Or Any plans to change car ?
I'd change my car only after another 100,000 k of driving. This guy gives me 13.5 in city and 18 on highways! And the next vehicle would have tubeless!

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ohh now i get the meaning of choo chaas!!
and by your writing, i guess there are more to come.
The last thing one needs on such drives is the vehicle showing tantrums.
keep them coming
Choo chas are a term I "lifted" from good friend Unoczar. Read his choo cha logue!
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And the next vehicle would have tubeless!
You mean your next set of tyres would be tubeless, right? And carry the tubeless repair kit and a pump. They have helped me on a couple of occasions.

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Old 29th July 2010, 12:05   #516
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The puncture-guy was indeed a nice chap.
You get 13.5 and 18 KMPL!
I should take some detailed driving tips from you.
I get 12.5 and 14 kmpl in my 6 year old Alto.
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Any plans to change to tubeless?

Or Any plans to change car ?
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I'd change my car only after another 100,000 k of driving. This guy gives me 13.5 in city and 18 on highways! And the next vehicle would have tubeless!
MS: Dont wait till your next car to go tubeless. If you are keeping your car for another 100,000 you sure will have to change tires and at that time switch to to tubeless tires. More piece of mind.

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You mean your next set of tyres would be tubeless, right? And carry the tubeless repair kit and a pump. They have helped me on a couple of occasions.

-Biju
+1 to Tubeless Repair Kit + pump. They are indeed a lifesaver.

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Old 29th July 2010, 13:27   #518
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You mean your next set of tyres would be tubeless, right? And carry the tubeless repair kit and a pump. They have helped me on a couple of occasions.

-Biju
Not the next set of tyres. Next set of tyres will be after another 40K kms and planning to go for conventional tube type ones. When I buy a new vehicle after another 100,000 k of driving, it's going to be tubeless.

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The puncture-guy was indeed a nice chap.
You get 13.5 and 18 KMPL!
I should take some detailed driving tips from you.
I get 12.5 and 14 kmpl in my 6 year old Alto.
Altos should give you more than 14 kpl on highways. I'm very light footed. Rarely cross 100 on the highways. Once in a long while I give my beast what he loves to do. But once in a very long while.

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MS: Dont wait till your next car to go tubeless. If you are keeping your car for another 100,000 you sure will have to change tires and at that time switch to to tubeless tires. More piece of mind.

+1 to Tubeless Repair Kit + pump. They are indeed a lifesaver.
Yes. I intend to change the tyres after another 40 K kms. Already have 20K on these. So another 60K after that will be on new tyres. Hope I get tubetype tyres still then.
Not planning for tubeless in my current car. Newer one when I can afford will have alloys and tubeless.



The walk to the restaurant was very slippery. I carried my daughter and held the umbrella so that she doesn't get wet. One umbrella for the three of us. And it was a very cautious walk to the beach facing restaurant.
We'd thali there and it's highly recommended (this was before I left to get the puncture rectified).
We went again in the evening to have Pakoras and Bhajji along with garma garam tea. The sea breeze was inviting and the rains are perfect weather for such wonderful food.
We spent over 2 hours sitting there enjoying the views and the food. When it was almost 7:30 pm we thought of having dinner and then returning. But then dinner is only after 8:30 pm and daughter was getting restless. She's not been on her feet for over 5 hours now. So we decided to go back and let her run in the room for a while. Else she'll be wide awake in the night.
Place where we order food.
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A view of the cottages.
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This is how the sea looks during rains!
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Enchanting views all around.
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Harihareshwar is a rocky beach.
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Watching the rains from the seaside hut, waiting for our pakoras.
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The path that leads back to the cottage.
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Don't be fooled by the paved path. It's slipperly as hell.
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Doesn't get better than this.
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Enjoying personal moments with family is precious.
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Old 29th July 2010, 13:54   #519
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Soon we had crows visiting us. And we were happy to share some of the pakoras with them.
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When the rains relented a bit, they all sat patiently. Each stick had one perched on it. There were 6 of which 3 flew away.
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Now the sea appeared a bit gentle. Flattering to deceive may be?
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And the sky was just clearing up momentarily. And light dramatically improved. Again flattering to deceive.
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And an adventurous couple walked down. But that's the furthest they'd go, fearing retribution from the sea any moment. And then it started pouring again.
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We returned to our room and caught up with more local news. Rains hogged prime time.
Switching channels, we saw Priyadarshan's aag, called bhool bhulaiyya.
Wife wanted to see how Vidya Balan danced. I couldn't imagine anyone doing it after seeing Shobana transform in Manichitrathaazu.
It was fun to watch vidya balan contort herself trying to give a semblance of respect to that scene.
I quickly changed channels only to catch the dubbed version of tamil movie chandramukhi running at the same time.
Watching Jyotika and her tubelight lit eyes was hilarious. I roared laughing.
we both agreed that vidya did a better job than jyothika.

Around 9 pm I urged my wife to walk over to the sea side restaurant for dinner. She was very reluctant. Finally I managed to drag her out.
It was pouring cats and dogs outside.
I was just telling her to tread in the middle and very carefully.
Carrying my daughter, I let my wife hold the umbrella. climbing down the paved path, guided by lights on either side, it was all looking very romantic.
Then suddenly, BAM.

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Nice locale! Ideal setting for a perfect family weekend.
Enjoy the good times MX. Sea looks really amazing in the rains.
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Old 29th July 2010, 13:59   #521
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Then suddenly, BAM.
The lights went off ! total darkness, pouring rain, and the restaurant, a good 200 mts away !
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Old 29th July 2010, 14:28   #522
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One the way to the garden restaurant, a little after the sea facing cottages, there is a path on the left, that goes on to the side of a small hill on to a proper beach i.e. approx 5-7 minutes walk. Did you venture that side?
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A view of the cottages.
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Enjoying personal moments with family is precious.
We had stayed in the last cottage (near the car & with A/C attached)
when we had visited Goa-Konkan way back in Dec 24 2004 -Jan4 2005.

You pictures have invoked old memories
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Old 29th July 2010, 18:12   #524
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Then BAM, I slipped and fell.

My wife was shocked. I was walking one moment and next, I slip and fall with a heavy thud. What's worse, I'm carrying my daughter as well.
She screamed in disbelief and shock.
I didn't know what exactly happened. Call it reflex action. I had to ensure my daughter doesn't get hurt, so I came down straight, smack down on my bottom. My right leg was straight along the ground. Left leg was twisted at the ankle and I couldn't feel anything.
I immediately gave my daughter to my wife. Luckily she didn't have the slightest scratch on her. I'd completely absorbed the impact and managed to sit, holding her.
The flip side was that my ankle was badly bruised. I tried getting up slowly and stood with most of my weight on my right leg.
We decided to go back to the room and order food.
My wife was literally in tears. She kept repeating, "I told you let's not go".
I comforted her stating I should be ok.
I cautioned her to not show her emotions in front of our daughter as she was getting tensed.
I went in and saw in light that my ankle was swollen.
Quickly my wife started asking questions one after the other.
What if it's a fracture?
Where can we find a doctor here now?
How do we go back home?
Why is god doing this to you?

I replied back, "I told you shiva is testing me".
We had just vicks with us and so she applied vicks around the swelling.
I filled hot water in a bucket and put my leg in.

We ordered food back and had a quiet dinner watching tv as my daughter slept.
wife: All my mistake. Wish we didn't go out for dinner.
Me: What's bound to happen will happen. Don't blame ourself for my adventures!

The next morning I got out and after taking a nice long shower, I was busy loading things in the car, while my wife prepared food for our daughter.

I could see the swelling had subsided a lot in the morning.
I knew for sure that this would not be a fracture. Not even a hairline fracture.
But my wife was still saying, let's take a taxi back home. Don't drive with your leg like this.

This is how my leg looked in the morning on sunday. See the swelling in my ankle?
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My choo chas continue.

@Roamingrao. Hope it was what you typed. Alas. It was not so.

The photo of the feet will make SmartCat proud!

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Old 29th July 2010, 18:19   #525
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That looks bad, trust it is OK by now & thank god that that the little one is safe, God bless her.
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