So it’s another Independence day and every year at OVERDRIVE, it’s not just another holiday. If you’ve been following our Independence Quattro Drive updates, you’ll know that this year again, we’ve taken five Audi SUVs all the way to the Himalayas, so we can hoist the Indian flag up there above the clouds.
While team OD and readers and the SUVs, we’re told, have done their bits, our cellular network providers have unfortunately not been able to keep up. Apparently the hostile environment doesn’t affect our team members, readers, some flora and fauna that survives in the region, our rides and even the roads. But the network goes kaput as soon as you hit altitude. Which is why you’re missing out on those frequent Twitter updates from Bert and the rest of the entourage.
But we’re here to walk you through the IQD 2014 and let you know that all is well with OVERDRIVE’s troops up there. They’re a resilient, restless bunch – all the way from their first stop at Chandigarh, to Manali, then combatting treacherous traffic through Rohtang and then crossing over to Leh and then finally hitting Ladakh. And the resilience doesn’t just extend to the team. The cars are being equally accommodating.
A very happy Independence day to all our readers. Maybe next time, you’ll be celebrating it up here in the mountains with us.
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