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Old 7th September 2009, 08:23   #1
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Default The Monsoon OTR - Hill climbings, stream crossing in rain with lots of pain...

Wow, what a fun? What a view? what a challange?

But where? Any guesses?

Going with the trend of teasers, here is the trailor. Main pictures are yet to begin.

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Each and every joints of every participant, irrespective of if they drove or not, are in pain and its all worth it.

Disclaimer: This thread will make you feel you missed not just a great challenging OTR, but also the beauty of those Western Ghats. Oops, did I gave any clue?

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Old 7th September 2009, 08:35   #2
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Wow!! Did number 78 make it safe?
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Old 7th September 2009, 09:25   #3
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Wow!! Did number 78 make it safe?
Yes.

Like this, with Man power
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this, with Cable power
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and finally like this. Zuki power
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Old 7th September 2009, 09:28   #4
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Nice location.

Just wondering, why the air pressure in the tires seems to be so high for these conditions.
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Ah..another great OTR. I missed the opportunity... (Hmmm better next time Siva)
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Old 7th September 2009, 10:12   #6
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Wow, what a fun? What a view? what a challange?
Hi Yar M Jothi @ what time you Created this thread ! called others nobody is picking, all are still in bed.

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Wow!! Did number 78 make it safe?
NO Not At All 78 is serial number of last Munzarabad Organised OTR
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No idea ,where is that falls sar? ,wow terrain looks like yummy . Give directions please, will head there next time .
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Hi Yar M Jothi @ what time you Created this thread ! called others nobody is picking, all are still in bed.
Not all working class get that luxury of sleeping in the morning

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No idea ,where is that falls sar? ,wow terrain looks like yummy . Give directions please, will head there next time .
Its called Mallalli falls near Sowamwarpet.

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Wow.. sure you guys had fun. Else, none would have slept so long
Wish I had a 4X4.
Is this is only route for Mallalli falls or anything else available for normal 4 wheelers?
Awaiting more pictures..
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Old 7th September 2009, 12:02   #10
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WOw noce pics mjothi ! Please do post more pics if you have 'em. Can never get enough of this action.
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More, More, More please. Don't keep us waiting.

Was this event called out here? I missed seeing any invites.
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Teasers are becoming the norm these days. Good waiting for more. BTW nice jeep is there a thread on this jeep giving the details of the beauty?
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Old 7th September 2009, 13:43   #13
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Machines participated:
3 Gypsy from Bangalore (Khan, Siddarth & Sha's)
2 MM550 (Sreeraj & Swastikviji)
1 MM540 (Chandan & Sapna, shaklespura)
1 Bolero pickup (Vikram Gowda from Shaklespur.)
1 CJ (Sharath, mangalore)

All thanks for such a wonderful trail goes to Mr.Vikram Gowda. He was kind enough to take up to a breadth taking hills and views. I think the max altitude we were was 3.8K feet??

Imagine the 360 degree view of green western ghats, and having those Biriyanis.

Ok, we (mjothi, Sreeraj, Vishnu & Vamsi) reached around 6:13am @ IIMB. khan joined us around 6:30am. We drove towards magadi road and around 7:30am, our Siddarth joined us in NICE road.

While waiting for our Siddarth
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From there roads was really awesome with almost nill traffic. We crossed Magadi, Kunigal and CR patna. We reached Hassan by pass without any hassle. Thats when the whole fun started. We decided to take the by-pass. it had no roads, except pot holes. Luckily we were on a machine that dont care about good roads.

In Kamat parking - Not sure why Siddarth Gypsy is always odd man out.
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on the way to Saklespur

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Then the next challange was for me & Khan. We were in his Spidey and as you know, it had nothing on top. it was raining cat & dogs. The only weapon we had was the vinyl banner, which Khan has flicked from some advt around his place. Lol.

So, we have the banner, but no point to tie it to. We finally decide to lock it with the doors on each side. But the center it was flapping and making huge noise with rains pouring straight at our eyes.

I was trying to hold that banner with my hands to avoid it from flying. man, that was the worst punishment one can get for sitting in Khan's Gypsy.

Some how we reach saklespur to find our other team who had nothing to do and was roaming around in roads of Saklespur.

It was Swastikviji, vijay reddy & Shakeer. Along with them 2 more friends of Viji.

The actual trial was planned for Sunday. Since we reached there around noon, thought of trying some ghats or falls. So, the current pics are the one we had fun on Saturday in Mallavalli falls.

Road conditions from Hassan to Saklespur - Roads - What are they? How it would be?

Now for the pics.
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This is how Swastikviji kidnapped us when we reached Saklespur.
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We were planning to reach Chandan's place and relax and then start the drive. but it never happened.

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Tough discussion on whether to go Bisele ghats or Mallalli falls.

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Roads to Falls.

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Don't get scared by the roads. This is the Proper roads Buses take. Lol

Some more plus & minus of the route

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Mjothi,
Excellent start and narration! I like your kind of writing. You guys are lucky to be closer to western ghats. Splendid water falls and off road trail too! Roll the pics..soon

p.s- Hats off to the spirit of Khan and you who dared to take Spidy without top to the place where it rains cats & dogs!! Guys, you need more than a working 4wd to go off road and top is one of them!
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Old 7th September 2009, 14:10   #15
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What do i say apart from a BIG THANK YOU to Mr Murphy! But glad that Mjothi is filling up for the loss with his narration and pictures
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