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Pimp My Tuk Tuk Challenge!

Postby Saint » Mon, 16 Sep 2013 6:16 pm

In just over 2 weeks time, I will be taking part in probably the most amazing adventure of a lifetime travelling across India in a Tuk Tuk! Basically there are

22 Guys
11 Tuk Tuks
1,087km
In 6 days
From Chennai to Goa

Apart from being an amazing adverture, on a serious note we are aiming to raise as much money as possible for our chosen Singapore and India Children's Charities. Were are supporting the

Singapore Children's Society
India Round Table

The details of our trip can be found on our website www.pimpmytuktuk.net which also details how you can make a donation, every $ helps! All 22 of us have self funded this trip entirely so every $ we raise will go directly to these Charities

You can follow/like us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PimpMyTukTuk

Thanks for taking the time to read this and hope you will follow our progress during the Pimp My Tuk Tuk Challenge!

Saint

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Postby Wd40 » Mon, 16 Sep 2013 6:46 pm

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Postby Akimbo » Mon, 16 Sep 2013 7:24 pm

Good luck Saint!!!!
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 Sep 2013 7:44 pm

Seriously guys & gals, check out the FB page or the website. Let's give Saint a good sendoff and support this charity drive cum challenge.

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Postby durain » Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:42 pm

lots of funny photos on the facebook page. i like the tuk tuk dress up as a helicopter! cool.

should be just as fun doing it on a tata nano?

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 17 Sep 2013 8:46 am

Sounds fun. I've a couple of those legs actually (independently, not together) and I think you're in for quite the adventure. I hope the person that planned it out knows what they're doing though... Bangalore to Mysore by car is about three hours. But I know Bangalore to Mangalore is at least twelve, and the most direct route isn't through Mysore. You may have a few long days coming up :) You can't trust Google Maps time estimates in India. They're way off, sometimes by half.

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:20 am

+1. Also I dont think google maps provides time estimates for Tuk Tuk speeds. I think Tuk Tuks max speed is like 50km/hr anything higher is dangerous.

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Postby Saint » Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:34 am

These guys are the company who have organised this for us so I think they know what they are doing. Yes Bangalore to Mangalore is going to be a long day

http://www.rickshawchallenge.com/

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:43 am

Another thing about Bangalore - Mangalore route is no matter which route you take you will come accross a hilly stretch at the western ghats. But luckily its downhill when you are going from Bangalore to Mangalore.

I did that stretch last year in a Small Car (light but 1000CCs) and it was loads of fun, kind of made up for the lack the driving pleasures here in Singapore.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:54 am

Saint wrote:These guys are the company who have organised this for us so I think they know what they are doing. Yes Bangalore to Mangalore is going to be a long day

http://www.rickshawchallenge.com/


Ok, I feel a little better for you knowing it wasn't devised by a bunch of drunk expats one evening at the Juban stand :)

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Postby Saint » Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:00 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Saint wrote:These guys are the company who have organised this for us so I think they know what they are doing. Yes Bangalore to Mangalore is going to be a long day

http://www.rickshawchallenge.com/


Ok, I feel a little better for you knowing it wasn't devised by a bunch of drunk expats one evening at the Juban stand :)


That was how it started out but we thought better of it and got these guys in.

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Postby Fortan » Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:35 pm

Fantastic adventure... please post some pics here as you go along :) Good luck!

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 17 Sep 2013 1:38 pm

Sounds exciting. Can't wait for the updates.

Break a leg! (no, not literally!)

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Postby durain » Tue, 17 Sep 2013 7:35 pm

stock up on toilet paper :D

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 17 Sep 2013 7:48 pm

durain wrote:stock up on toilet paper :D


But sometimes, you just need to be more creative: http://youtu.be/ao92t6_lvKE?t=2m37s


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