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Steeplechasers, Off-road trails!


Gowtham
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Who :

Steeplechasers , Facebook group : Link
When:
July - 2017

Where

You can contact Mr.Ravvendrra on the Steeplechasers Facebook group.

 

Have a 4WD?
Love automobiles? 

 

This is a must visit place.

 

About the weekend meetup


SteepleChasers is an off-road group in Hyderabad which initially was a closed club with in themselves who are distinguished in several national level events.

Now, they are open to outsiders on invitation basis.


We shot a quick mail to Mr.Ravveendrra to get more details about the weekend OTR, and below is the information that he had provided us.

 

This Sunday’s OTR is partly to test and fine-tune the vehicles participating in the Rain Forest Challenge (Goa – 22 to 30 July). For other participants, we will have a drive in Off-road vehicles over a purpose built track with obstacles of varying difficulty.

 

Those new to off-roading will get a short briefing and will be guided around the track with an experienced driver beside them before they do the track by themselves with a spotter outside to guide them.

 

The idea is to impart and hone the skills necessary for off-roading like vehicle balance, throttle control and steering inputs so that every time one goes off-roading they are safe and comfortable.

 

You are welcome to join us. Please wear Jeans, boots (or shoes) and carry a hat and rain-protection. Also carry enough to drink and munch for yourself (we will wind up before lunch). We are not making any arrangements for F&B.

 

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2WD Jeep, Very neatly maintained

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Yeah, It has got the modern side view mirrors fixed

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In action

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Gaining the momentum

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Struck here

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In his third attempt, he made it to the top in style.
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Ravvendrra in action

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Crossed the all terrain path without any drama

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2WD Jeep in action

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A newbie in THAR, crossing the terrain under Mr. Ravvendrra's  guidance. 

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We were impressed by Mr. Ravvendrra's vehicle and his driving skills. 

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A quick gathering

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A vehicle that is built purely for off-roading. 

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Getting prepared for the 'Rain Forest Challenge, Goa'

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We had a little fun with our 2WD.

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Track that is purely made for 4WD
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We left the place by noon 

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We had a great time and a lots of fun at the OTR, Due to time constraints we couldn't capture much as we arrived late at the venue.

 

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Nice pictures ?

Is it open to all?

Any entry fee?

 

4x4 is not a reachable sport to everyone.

There is no proper main stream 4x4 available in India, either we should compromise on THAR, which is not comfortable as daily drive.

 

I'm inclined towards Isuzu dmax, but my wife and parents are against it.

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It has been an amazing experience being there and knowing a few technical stuff about off-roading. The track was very well laid in a farm and looks fabulous. A ride down this track as a shotgun has been the best part of the session which has made my day.

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On ‎01‎-‎08‎-‎2017 at 0:25 PM, Sridhar Tandra said:

Thanks Gowtham, I always wanted to get in to mud but could not find the right team and proper guide / teacher for that


4x4 sport is till a niche market in Inida. 

We can't learn much unless, we drive it.
Theory may be a of a little help but practical experience makes a lot of difference. 

 

Personally, I never owned a 4x4 due to financial constraints. 

But had loads of fun with Fortuner (self drive) in our Spiti trip.

 

With similar confidence we took, front wheel drives to Gujarat.

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It took us around 3 hours to pull out the cars from the mud.

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Rescue equipment 

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