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    Default Raid-de-Himalaya'2004

    Guys,

    To all rally/raid enthusiasts, this years's raid got off today.

    Its run in two formats of---

    X-treme (Competitive, modified 2 & 4 wheelers) Mostly Gypsys that included privateers, from the Army, and teams from ONGC and others. Saw some great bikes including a Goa Regd. BMW 650 and fiercely sounding Fieros, RXGs and ofcourse the relic Shoguns.

    Reliability (Stock 4 wheelers & 2 wheelers of >350 cc)Cars inclded a CRV, Boleros, Scorpios, Esteems, etc.

    Its going to cover almost 2000 kms over next 1 week.

    I am sure its going to be covered by DD/ Ten sports. Guys who wanna catch all the action, please get hold of the timings and I am sure you'll have fun.

    This year the reliability section was restricted to two wheelers of over 350 cc. All proud owners of Karizmas, Pulsars, Graptors, etc. who wanna a taste of this wonderful event and the the terrain it goes thru and be a part of this raid next year and are requested to impress upon the raid authorities to make it a open event. I am sure they can do with more money and at the same time we guys who wanna venture out and be a part of the motorsporting events can have a taste of adventure and help promote it.

    Catch the action on-----

    Www.raid-de-himalaya.com

    Hope to see ya next year......on the raid!!
    Vivek

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    Guys da particaiptation fee is 10,000 INR but dates are already over.
    And heres the complete link for all the updated as also provided by vivek_arya :: http://www.raid-de-himalaya.com/2004/himachalmap.htm
    May god bless all on those Rugged Terrains.
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    ya i was aware of it...& have kept a close eye on the entries...!
    'coz one of the zen & a palio of last race were from my area ...!

    now let's see who r the winners...
    cheers for the HIMALAYAS...!
    vrrrooooooommm....BOOMMM...! Heard the sonic boom? Yeah, it was me...!

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    Cheers for the best of all riders..
    Let everyone be safe and Sound -this time.
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    @lovemax- doc (the zx12r guy) is the official doctor of the event.. i told him to find out new bikable routes when he is there..once he comes back,will go over to meet him n in case he found new routes,will let ya know..

    the raid ROCKS...one of the most toughest rally in this part of earth..

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    But somehow I feel this event is important for manufacturer's teams not privateers. Specially when on a small bike you cannot go for reliability version, and to go for xtreme, you need your own service crew. Seems impracticle for an average person. If one makes up his mind to participate in this event, it's very diffcult to arrange for a service crew. YOu need to have a lot of time for the preparation itself.

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    WEll I some how agree with you Viveksh besides doing the terrains myself, one needs a lot of help from a team. Well for a single person it is not possible unless he has a whole team and crew to cover him up on stages and provide him with the best of the required help.
    Rest @ Bunny : Sure there are routes which are not on maps but highly risky and not advisable. But yes if one has time money and all the life support One can take those terrains on bike.
    Still thats a good information that we've some one our own in that rally.
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    I agree that doing the raid without any back-up is a big nono. Though I would suggest that one can form a service team and hire a guy with a car who can ferry your stuff and provide the necessary back-up. I saw it being done by the CMSA guys riding the x-treme cateory. They had hired a Indica and a couple of guys to take care of the servicing. I see this as one of the options to cut down on back-cost and at the same time a practical solution to take care of servicing.

    I think if one is interested in goin pro in this sport this is one way of etting started cos there are guys out there who are recceing for the talent.

    After all what is life without a sense of adventure.
    Vivek

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    Sure vivek - you are quite right.
    But for a biker to plunge into such sport it needs one to be financially strong and equipped with plenty of resources.
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    two teams from zen motors of bangalore with 2 fieros r also participating this time and i got a chance to ride one bike as well.they were slightly tweeked.
    Where there is a will there is a way! Where there is a way there is a Fiero! Where there is a Fiero there is a Fieroid!

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