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Old 12th March 2019, 00:06   #1
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Default Fun-filled Sunday: Offroading with the Ford Endeavour

It was around 8.30 in the morning, I woke up to see this in our WhatsApp group:-

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Thought 2 minutes about my Sunday schedule and decided to go as I cannot afford to miss such wonderful opportunity. The event was around 60 KM from my place. I hit the ORR, reached the event place around 11, and saw it is already started:-

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Went straight to the registration counter:-

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Greeted with the Plastic Wristbands:-

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Grabbed a cup of cold coffee at the cafeteria, as I had to wait for my turn.

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This was the drive area; every car was starting from here. The display car can be seen at the extreme right:-

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Went to check up the display model out there, and ended up being a poser:-

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To drive a car in a track, first you need to know the track. So I hopped into a car to watch the entire scene from the rear seat at least once before my turn:-

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Finally, my name was announced and they asked me to come to the drive area. I hopped into the designated car and it was to time to get down to business!

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There were different terrains in the circuit. Every car was accompanied by an instructor. And oh boy, oh boy!! It was super fun to drive though those hard terrains. I enjoyed driving so much that I requested them to permit for one more round, and they allowed me once again. It was only in the 2nd round, I met our members Dr. Kumar, Mr. Anumodh among many other enthusiasts. Now let some pictures & videos do the talking:- (Some photos/videos are not taken by me, copyright goes to our member Dr. Kumar:-

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Had some quick lunch in between:-

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When all the cars were posing:-

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Evening we were having really good discussion about cars where GM of Vibrant Ford was also there. We had a good 30-45 minutes discussion but could not even realize that. I guess, that's what happens when like minded folks meet!

Selfie with Dr. Kumar & Mr. Anumodh

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Overall, it was really awesome Sunday to spent. Got chance to meet many members, enthusiasts and like-minded people. A big thanks to the organizer for all the arrangements.

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Wow, what a way to spend your Sunday! I can only imagine the amount of fun you had, going by the fact that you asked for a second round too.

Really appreciate the efforts of the manufacturer to organize such events where people get to drive and test new cars. More than anything, it shows that the company is confident about its product. This goes a long way in ensuring a good response from the market, and in the process, a good number of sales.

I too wish to take part in such events organized in my city. After reading about the amount of fun you've had, I'll definitely keep my eyes peeled!

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It was indeed a good session for me atleast. I have never been so happy & energetic in the recent past at my office on a Monday, they way I was yesterday! Vitamin C (Car) effect!!

Bonus for us is you can drive through ORR (Expressway) for a good 30-45 mins to reach the place.The track was good & challenging.

Looking forward to meet more members in coming days.
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To drive a car in a track, first you need to know the track. So I hopped into a car to watch the entire scene from the rear seat at least once before my turn:-

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Wow! Offroading is always fun and this looks like a super event and some really nice obstacles. Well done organisers as well!

The teacher in me is always observing and I need to point out one thing that I saw and is a common mistake and I keep correcting everyone including my friends and our team of instructors as well.

From the pic I have quoted, never cross your hands while making a turn. Always use a pull push method and your hands should never cross the mid line. Hold the steering in a 3 and 9 o'clock position.
Not only do you lock your hands by doing this, in an airbag equipped car, in case of an airbag deployment your hands would hit your face causing a lot of damage!

Everyone needs to relearn driving to push and pull method. It also took me a while to adjust my driving style consciously till it became second nature.
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From the pic I have quoted, never cross your hands while making a turn. Always use a pull push method and your hands should never cross the mid line. Hold the steering in a 3 and 9 o'clock position.
Absolutely. I never drive like this. Crossing hand is very uncomfortable to me. Actually the pic was taken by me while observing the track and someone else was driving.
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