I spent the last weekend in OOTY with my family. A big thanks to ramjn, teky, sungoa2010 for advising me on the places to visit and accommodation. I stayed in The Lakeview hotel with my family, the same place where the mega Event was conducted. To begin with, I took the Masinagudi route, one of the very adventurous ghats which leads to Ooty. Most of the times I was climbing only in 1st gear and I found it quite impossible to climb in second gear. I couldn't even think of third gear. The Innovas beside me were roaring on the road. They were going easily without any struggle. This is the first time, when I felt that My White Wonder is a bit frugal when it comes to power delivery. And then came the awkward movement, when My White Wonder couldn't even go an inch further on the steep road which leads to the reception of Hotel Lakeview. Actually the thing is, I stopped my car on the way half-past the steep road to see the direction board. I also turned off the Heater, but no results. :cry: Then, I slowly moved backwards to find the beginning of the steep road. Still moved 20 metres backwards to get the necessary pick-up. Slotted on to first gear and came as fast as possible in first gear, crossed 4k rpm and stopped only when i reached reception area. It was my good luck that there were no vehicles behind me that time, else the case would have been different. What could be the reason for it? I did not expect this after such a spirited driving all through the ghat. I would not have bothered if it was the first few kms of the day considering the very cold atmosphere in Ooty and warming of engine is very much required.