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Old 22nd October 2009, 15:51   #106
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LOL ADC, why struggle with a rope, buy a "dog chain" and tie it around, simple!
Fantastic simple idea, will try that out even! But that the gap behind and above the drum disk is not that wide and this nylon rope thickness went in just. However, will definitely try out the dog chain-snow chain model too!!

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IF you have contacts abroad, you can order good ones for 20-25$/pair. But they are heavy.
It may be better to get snow cables instead of chains. they are easier on the tires, though not as effective as chains.
If someone has contacts abroad, Autosock seems to be the latest innovation and quite good for tyres too.

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Great Pics Tanveer, keep them coming. Waiting for more.
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Tanveer: I work in the Tata Group. After all the "service" you have done for all of us BHPians and for the TATAs by just taking the "elephant" to all those places, the least I can do is to offer to talk to relevant persons at Tata Motors and have them take a dekko at her and fix whatever needs fixing.

And by offering this, all I am being is selfish—we call want you and the white elephant to keep doing what you do best; and travel to places that most won't even dare to dream of going to. We get to sit in our easy chairs and "travel with you". Thanks, and do let me know how best Tata Motors can help you.

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Thanks rajeev! I am taking her to Okhla on saturday for "expert checkup" as a workshop there has a person trained in 4x4.
Do you work in customer care? If so, you must be knowing Prashant.
BTW you can check out my safari long term ownership thread for the troubles this white elephant has given me!

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Fantastic simple idea, will try that out even! But that the gap behind and above the drum disk is not that wide and this nylon rope thickness went in just. However, will definitely try out the dog chain-snow chain model too!!



If someone has contacts abroad, Autosock seems to be the latest innovation and quite good for tyres too.
Seems interesting, but I guess chains will do better on slippery ice, not to mention longer life than fabric
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Great Pics Tanveer, keep them coming. Waiting for more.
Sure I will finish it in next installment!
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Old 22nd October 2009, 16:32   #109
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Default The last night

As dusk fell, our first job was to find chicken. In Kothi, only Sagoo Cafe serves chicken. At 150 for half plate we thought it was expensive, until the "half plate" came.

Lots of Rotis and lots of chicken within 200rs.
Our most expensive meal of the trip!

After that it was back to guest house and some night photography.
No moon meant I had to rely entirely on starlight


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Nothing interesting eastwards, so I skipped that

It was time to sleep early, tommorow morning we would start before 8, and reach Delhi before 9pm.

Our 4 day long weekend had come to an end....

So thats all folks, thanks for all your eyeballs

........................ THE END ........................
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"Thanks rajeev! I am taking her to Okhla on saturday for "expert checkup" as a workshop there has a person trained in 4x4.
Do you work in customer care? If so, you must be knowing Prashant.
BTW you can check out my safari long term ownership thread for the troubles this white elephant has given me!"


I do not work with Tata Motors, Tanveer—I take care of Corporate Affairs at Tata Teleservices. What I will do is to talk to my counterpart at Tata Motors and have him assign this case to someone who will take it quickly to its natural conclusion—which is to have the white elephant chugging along like new! That's the least we can do for you...

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What was the exposure setting here? Partial metering? I'm assuming this because 350 doesn't have spot.

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No clue how i missed this for so long! Thats the most snow i've seen in a long time! Have thoroughly enjoyed this one too
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Sure I will finish it in next installment!
Finish, don't let these exciting travelouge cease, keep them coming. Waiting for more.
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What was the exposure setting here? Partial metering? I'm assuming this because 350 doesn't have spot.

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Actually for snow shots I had done +1 exposure compensation. Metering was Evaluative(whole scene average)


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No clue how i missed this for so long! Thats the most snow i've seen in a long time! Have thoroughly enjoyed this one too
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Finish, don't let these exciting travelouge cease, keep them coming. Waiting for more.
thanks!
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What? Its over..Tanveer, is that you left out something, i just can't belive it is over! Looking out for the next thread, hoping that it would be as interesting as this!
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Thanks Majic.. It was a 4 day trip, and 4th day was the routine drive back to Delhi, and one day was routine drive to Manali, so it was effectively a 2 day travelogue
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My question: what about the screen wash? In UK we use additive that not only dissolves greasy stuff on the glass, but also acts as anti-freeze in the winter. It will stop the reservoir and pipes freezing, but it can lead to an even worse mess if sprayed on ice already on the glass when the air temperature is <0.
what we get here is a premixed wash - cleaning agent and deicer (IIRC water + detergent + some sort of alcohol). Helps get rid of the thin ice layer that forms on the windshield.

Tanveer - its a good idea to get a ice scraper when you head to US next. Just might come in handy if these is tough ice on the windshield in the morning. I keep a couple of bottles of the aforementioned deicer along with a snow brush cum scraper in the trunk. But then I live in Canada.

Somehow the pictures looked oh so familiar (killer scenery though!) - Am mentally preparing myself for the next 4 months!
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Hey Tanveer,

Amazing trip you had there and equally breath taking photographs

Reading you trip logs is day by day increasing my desire (like others) to own a 4X4

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Ahhso it is back to work now.......

You can get snow chains from Himalayan Motorsport Simla. They have made it mandatory for all participants of the Raid to carry them and those who want them can buy it from them.
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Hey Tanveer, great travelouge with some mind blowing pics. I love reading all these travalogues of you guys going and exploring Himachal Pradesh because I am from Himachal Pradesh but my job keeps me here in Mumbai. Anyways great stuff.
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