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Old 27th January 2014, 19:28   #1
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The award winning climb!



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Meanwhile this corner point was gobbling up on Jeep after other. This is where Jeeps got stuck for maximum period, the rescue time ranged from 30 to 60 minutes for each Jeep. Finally it was here the only successful crossover happened, that too by a petrol Willys driven by Sibi, a local Jeeper.

It was 2008, and this was the very first time I saw this man in action, where he was the only man to cross a water challenge, out of 60+ Jeep that showed up at the OTR. After that I have met him at practically every OTR event that was held in KA and KL. He is regularly mentioned in most of my OTR reports since then. I have picked up loads of offroad tips from him in those meets.

In 2010, I even got my CJ340 re-built under his close supervision at his town, although it was 250kms from mine. Such is the trust and respect he invokes in rest of us mortals.

We all knew he is the greatest offroader amongst us. And it just got officially confirmed. Congrats Sibi Paul!

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Old 27th January 2014, 20:06   #2
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We all knew he is the greatest offroader amongst us. And it just got officially confirmed. Congrats Sibi Paul!
Well said, no one in India deserves this title better than Sibi Chetan. I was pretty sure he would get it the last time, but never mind, it was only a matter of time...

He is not a normal guy I would say, the last time I met him, his questions made smoke come out from both my ears.

Sibi cheta, you make all of us (specially Mallus) proud.
Kalakkitto, nammallkku onnu koodanam ! [Translated : well done, we need to celebrate !]

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Old 27th January 2014, 20:41   #3
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Congratulations Sibi! you have always been best performer.
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Old 27th January 2014, 20:46   #4
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Congratulations Sibi Paul, truely deserving. I happen to meet sibi at somwarpet OTR while i was just a co-passenger in my friends (RHD 72 Jeep). Most humble jeeper i have met so far.
There's lot to learn from this gentle giant!!
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Congrats Sibietta .
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For those who not yet see his drive,

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Congratulations Sibi
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Congrats Sibietta.. . You are now the best off-roader of the country.
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Congratz Sibi a well deserved award and all the best wishes. By the way is he on TBHP?
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Congratz Sibi a well deserved award and all the best wishes. By the way is he on TBHP?
Hopefully Google uncle and Facebook will take this thread to him.
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I've already passed this thread link to him via his immediate family.
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Congrats Sibi, Loong pending Recognition. We are Proud of you.
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Blessed to have been there to watch the champ. This is how he took the final climb to victory.

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Thanks for the youtube link Chandan. I have added it to the first post.
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The award winning climb!

We all knew he is the greatest offroader amongst us. And it just got officially confirmed. Congrats Sibi Paul!
Congrats Sibi....I remember the first time Suresh Stephen sir introduced you to me in BAOTR2011 and then recollected that I had met you much before the same at your estate at Coorg. That black and tall no frills/bling MM540 in pickup avatar carrying wood for the campfire later that day. Was awe struck that day when you reversed with that load on that incline .

I guess time to hit the porcupine soon and have a cool drink on this...See you soon...
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