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    Dear Members & Friends of IJC

    Once again a thrilling & enjoyable event under the cap of Islamabad Jeep Club ( IJC ) on 20 th June 2010

    We all assembled at Toll Plaza Motor Way ( M 2 )
    From there we went on Five 4x4's to explore Dry River Bed of Paneand River

    It was an awesome event & we all enjoyed a lot
    Although the weather was hot but we manged to enjoy

    Our 4x4's got stucked in sand & we managed to get them out without any outside help

    Special thanx to Motorway Police for helping our friends

    We are grearful to all those who brought lot of Water & Refreshments

    Missed all our friends who couldnot make it this time

    Lot of pics & videos were taken which will be uploaded soon

    Thanx

    All IJC Members


    For the day trip it self, well as usual, there aren’t any appropriate words to describe the true buzz of such joint trips. Great blast, adrenaline pumping, head rushing, selfless helping hands, friendliness and camaraderie all would fit in nicely. Add a lot of wowssss to it on top of that!


    We started off late, almost an hour late , (now almost a typical IJC trip feature, this really needs immediate rectification!) The choice of day was right in one regard and completely wrong in other (at least for most of travellers ). 20th June, well it’s the second longest day of year if I am not wrong, so we had plenty of day light time to explore, but than it is also middle of summer and probably one of the hottest day possible. And apart from my LC occupants (dual AC and cool box on constantly), almost all were suffering due to the intense heat .



    We were 5 vehicles in all,

    Desert Devil and Pink Panther in Pajero 3 door 2.5 turbo Intercooler
    Desert Devil’s two friend (nowayd) on 5 door 1990’s Low roof Pajero 2.5 Turbo Intercooler
    Para pilot and Imran on Lazzaz
    Zohaib Jadoon and gang on his FDO-1
    And Finally Myself, Aamir Bhai and Redbull on my LC.
    For the whole day trip return back to my home in ISB, we travelled a total of just over 200km according to the odometer reading, out of which roughly 80+ km was on motorway each way. So that leaves maybe 35+ km total run in the dry river bed. And it was great, you could just floor the throttle and at least in the LC the milder undulations in the riverbed were soaked up reasonably well, allowing pretty fast runs, hit around 120+ kmph on few stretches. Obviously we were making our own tracks so any route was an option giving good variety for added fun!!

    Apart from Lazzaz n me, remaining three were diesel engine, and both Pajero 2.5 intercooler turbos and the mighty 12ht of LC 60 (FDO-1) were not enjoying the intense heat and the extra drag of soft wettish sand runs, so despite the AC being off their engine temp kept creeping up, requiring us to make several cooling down pit stops. I suppose if all went with moderate throttle, they would have been able to carry on, but then that’s was not what we had gone there for, any open stretch and each n every one floored the throttle!! Lazzaz didn’t have any heating issues in the engine bay, but obvious heating up inside the side open cabin!

    Lazzaz being the lightest and most nimble footed, was the most ideally suited vehicle for the terrain. Imran and Ahsan (both driving alternately) were hardly using 4X4 and still going pretty fast. Where as I could barely go 4X2 in some of the harder areas, otherwise the rear end would start sagging almost immediately from the weight and wheel spin!

    Lazzaz paid the price badly for the 4X2 attempt of river crossing, the pics of which you may have seen already. If one of our bigger vehicles had got stuck there, I can promise you we would still be there. After the previous experience from around Rohtas Fort, I was being extra careful around soggy stuff. Lazzaz obviously felt invincible and almost drowned. There were a lot of cattle / buffalo soaking in that particular river bed and Imran thought the buffalo is sitting in water and its not too deep, so he attempted it with different approach, as it turned out the water was deeper and buffaloes were standing instead .

    Our recovery vehicle FDO-1 aka rescues 1122 gladly made a single handed rescue effort hoping that his brand new Dunlop 285/75-16 MT tyres would get Lazzaz free easily. The Dunlops were good, but they dug his LC rear end down to ground and he was free wheeling with half of the belly on the soft mud. My initial reaction, damnnnnnn, we are goners now. I thought with my road tyres, I can’t attempt anything in the soft mushy ground. I had got my self three tow straps after last experience. So we figured different plan and put Asad’s 3 door Pajero (lighter) in the middle with him being attached to the front of FDO-1, And than I put my LC on a longer tow strap in much dryer area further up (does somebody have a nice Pajero Sandwich pic between two LCs? ). We had to give a few strong tugs before FDO-1 came out of the bog.

    Than we tried similarly with Lazzaz, we attached tow hook at rear of Lazzaz with Pajero in mid and than FDO-1 right at front and with 2-3 strong tugs, the Lazzaz was freed from the river.

    Our new friends (Nowayd n partner) were less conspicuous thus far, so they decided to have attention to themselves by landing themselves in a track dug up by FDO-1 new mud digger tyres! Lazzaz felt he could pull out the 5 door Pajero by himself and nearly got himself stuck by digging in! Than FDO-1 attempted couple of pulls from the back without success, each time his own wheels would spin and he would start to sag immediately in the very soft wet sand. So we changed tact and finally a big strong tug from the front end did the job.

    But even after the above episode for our new friends were not satisfied with the attention they got, so they decided to overheat their engine n all. So from then on they had plenty attentionJ, stopping several times to top up their heated radiator to cool it down.

    Myself I had a relatively quieter runs till then, but while others were filling up overheated radiator of Pajero, I gave it full welly and did some tail slides and some of them became rather toooooo excessive. I would just say here that LC travelling sideways almost perpendicularly at 50-60kmph was a bit too much nerve wrecking even for my liking. I just hope somebody captured it on either vdo or pix to see what it looked like from outside. Most were busy filling water in their radiators and their own tummy at the time!!!

    Overall lovely day out, fantastic experience, would love to do it again (minus the enormous power tail slides J) I am sure all of us had great fun, the snacks, donuts, cakes, drinks and the rest were enjoyed thoroughly by all. Myself I was lazy again and hence didn’t even take out the DSLR from the bag, the small pocket digi was used for few vdo’s which I will pass to Redbull_AR to upload later on. Once again many thnx to all who joined on this trip for their lovely company .

    Missed all the rest of IJCians and other friends who couldn’t make it for this trip. I know Untame was aching to join later on but was too late. His Safari Cruiser would have been ideal fro the terrain and he would have thoroughly enjoyed doing fast runs here. I have just added this here to make him even more jealous

    Now you can all go back to enjoying the pix and vdo’s again!


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    More pics tomorrow
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    Great Trip and Nice Pictures
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    Were the owners of these cars having a Suzuki Meet?
    I see 3 khybers and a mehran
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    Zabardast, waiting for more pictures
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    Thumbs up

    Looks like a enjoyable event but sorry guys missed it this time due to some sort of surprising commitment next time Inshallah.

    Amir bhai nice pictures and jadoon looking very cool waiting for more pics and videos.

    Aimen our 1 of the best photographer where is ur share of photography waiting to see ur action.ijc rocks.

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    Very nice pictures Aamir bhai waiting for the videos.
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    great pics
    Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

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    it was DAM HOT !!!! BUT HAD A BLAST !! AWESOME !!
    THE GATHERING WAS gr8 The Track is excellent for a sand run @ high speeds.. still a lot of area to be discovered ...

    Thanx to Asad bhai for arranging the entry with protocol
    Zohaib for the H2O support
    Lazaaz for the 120Km+ and the water DIP
    DOC for the COOL ride !!
    Aamir bhai for the chilled run with DOC

    Aamir bhai / Aimen / Doc waiting for pic and vdo's
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    it was hot,hottt and frigging hotttt but was worth a run. The terrain was excellent where one could maintain speed and course.

    Lazzaz did pretty well with two wheels till his others 2 also went of no use or chala 2 wheel par.... Shiekh NN say sabaq nahe seekha.....apart from that i would say it is a very responsive engine and darts through sand like anything.

    NN.... excellent speed runs, felt it was more behaving like a hover craft ... and with a.c on lol

    Jadoon..... a monster truck now, great tyres and great tractoring.lol..and thanks for water water and water...

    Nowyad....for a new comer that was one hard day bro....but your, your copilot and your pajero nerves were composed. With some minor adjustments it will do well next time. and yes stay away from Jadoon tyre tracks

    @ Quertypoiu.....Proctocol was not out of the way.......Motorway police exceeds its expectation whenever you try and test them. They helped us getting back on the road within no time after one vehicle developed a fault.

    @ Aamir bhai........... great pics... i have few which i am uploading now and email videos to PP for uploading.

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    As expected, an excellent outing. Can't get myself to even post up, sorry for the disappointment guys but had to stay back at the last minute owing to a mini emergency. Looking forward to pics from Aimen and others.

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    the begining

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    good going guys..... waiting for more pics
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    Lazzaz thru back view mirror..
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    Preparations before going bananas..

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