|3rd August 2009, 12:58||#47|
Senior - BHPian
So over a hot and sumptous butter/pepper chicken meal mother and son had at a roadside dhaba she casually tells me, " now add bucket seats to the car, it will make the ride more enjoyable"
I couldn't help smiling, here was a lady who obviously knew a thing or two about cars and comfort !! BTW she's driven our white Packard a lot more than I ever did
|3rd August 2009, 15:14||#49|
Senior - BHPian
Past two Sundays, first my GPS couldn't catch the satellites on account of heavy overcast, and on Saturday I couldn't log into the net to get the coordinates for this Sunday's trip. So while I could navigate correctly to the forest once in it was a case of your guess is as good as mine. Which meant often we had to stop and walk around to figure out the trail.
At one point in time we thought we'd encounter a thundershower but it sadly passed
Shams and Bharat. Now in this hobby you meet all kinds of people. But rarely do you come across guys like Bharat. The man is simply amazing. Before I bought my Jeep I visited him and spent sometime with him consulting him on many issues. He runs a garage and while there I noticed a CJ5 all stripped bare, the body was in pieces being painted. The rolling chassis was ready but everything else still lay in pieces. I met him last on a Friday and when I met him again on Monday the entire Jeep was fully assembled. Bharat completed the job in two days flat with just one helper. I was flabberghasted.
I can dismantle and reassemble an entire car. But putting it back in 2 days? Wow unbelievable. In the following pictures you will see his immaculately restored CJ3B to know the man does NOT cut corners. His eye for detailing is faultless.
Bharat tackling a bund
Its a gorgeous sight to see these Jeeps almost camouflaged in foliage
Just look at the finish of this car. Amazing. Loved that green
others easing through
You encountered these kind of rocks all along the trail
one had to do this to avoid it
Shams seems to have missed all the nasty action shots and has done more super model photography
Helpful village lads, they knew the trails like the back of their hand. Piercing eyes, literally drilling right through and through. I think he needed to know if we were friends of the forest. Having ascertained that he helped us find our way out. Maybe a friendly forest spirit sent to guide us?
We finally managed to come out of the forest
it was such a lovely feeling driving through these narrows paths
The journey ended by this lake
In all this adventure the elusive shepard of Mathpally stood on a hilltop silently watching over us !
Last edited by DKG : 3rd August 2009 at 15:21.
|The following BHPian Thanks DKG for this useful post:|| |
|3rd August 2009, 18:25||#50|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Thanked: 3 Times
Wow lovely jeeps there again and DKG seem to be finding some of the best off roading heavens in/around hyderabad. Nice pics, you guys seemed closest to nature there. Bet the fresh air, the greenery does so much good to you all.
DKG, there is however one thing that scores above everything else and that is the spirit of your mom. Hats off to her spirit even in this age. No wonder why you are like this.
Can I please join you guys someday on one such drive please?
|3rd August 2009, 18:31||#51|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Thanked: 5 Times
@ DKG - Hats off to your mom. At her age most of the people cant or wont even sit in a jeep.
and the idea of spotting such trails using wikimapia is great... hope to join you in many more OTRs like these.
@Yaser - Shams told me that you were going to join us this time... not sure how we missed you.
|6th August 2009, 16:11||#52|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Thanked: 11 Times
Guys in Hyderabad interested in 4X4 please see this thread -
I posted it here since many of you may not visit the motor sport section regularly!
|15th August 2009, 11:56||#53|
Senior - BHPian
Join Date: Oct 2008
Thanked: 659 Times
A wonderful experience and moments shared by you in pictures and writeup.
The Jeeps, terrain and the event: 50%
Your mothers participation: 50%
which has made this event a full, 100%
|15th August 2009, 12:45||#54|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Thanked: 108 Times
Wow i have no words to explain how excited i am.The way you have put across the pics and the explanation !!
Superb man , you are tempting me to buy 4x4 and explore these forests.
Trust me i never had any idea about off roading except for my love on the gypsy's ,now i started loving the off roading too
|31st August 2009, 13:58||#58|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Thanked: 21 Times
WOW AMAZING !!!!!
I do go off roading with emirates 4x4. But all we have here is just sand ! It is fun ofcourse but off roading in the forest is just awesome!!!. The terrain changes & every corner is a new story!! Did u guys camp out for a whole night? I would love do that !!.
|31st August 2009, 14:36||#60|
Senior - BHPian