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COVID 19 Compliant - Evening Newbie Desert Drive - Pink Rock - Sharjah - 03 Jul 2020

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This drive is organized in full compliance with the COVID19 guidelines. We expect every member that joins this drive to respect and follow these guidelines strictly in order to not jeopardize someone's health and to ensure we can keep organizing these drives safely.

MUST READ: Not following these rules and precautions = Not allowed to drive.

No Gathering | No Briefing | No BBQ | No Eating Together | No Touching | No Hugging

We are only allowed to drive through the desert, as we are driving on the road now. So we will only do the desert driving just by sitting inside our cars at all the times and leave the drive without socializing or coming close to each other.

Just like before we like to continue our desert drives through out the year, but this time we need your immense support to understand the strict control and to help everyone follow them all the time.

How to maintain "STRICT" Social Distancing

  • Meeting point will be set slightly (100m - 200m)  inside the desert track.
  • You individually deflate your tires on the tarmac before reaching the meeting point.
    • While deflating tires, stop cars 10 meters away from any other car.
  • Drive signup on calendar will be closed on Thursday morning by 9 AM.
  • Convoy numbering and briefing will be posted here on this drive post before 6 PM on Thursday.
  • All participants need to read & acknowledge the briefing by clicking "Totally Agree" reaction.
  • Switch on your radio when you reach the meeting point on the set frequency advised by the trip lead in the critical briefing here.
  • Once everyone reaches to the meeting point, everyone stay inside the car at all the times.
    • Trip lead will do the roll call, convoy numbering recap, critical briefing over the radio.
    • Any suggestions or issues will be discussed over the radio too.
    • You can also speak to other members through the radio only.
    • So please make sure that your radio battery is fully charged.
  • Once all set, trip lead will start the drive as before.

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Refusal and Recoveries with Social Distancing

  • Every drive will have 1 lead Marshal and 1 or 2 supporting senior members/crew.
  • Whenever there is a stuck or refusal, only a Marshal / Senior Member / Crew is allowed to handle the situation.
  • Everyone else including the stuck car driver, stay inside the car - AT ALL TIMES.
  • Marshal / Senior Member / Crew is only allowed to step out to access the situation and do the recoveries:
    • They will wear mask and gloves at all times when they are outside their car.
    • They will try to help self recover through the radio guidance.
    • If not they will use required recovery gear and do the needful (shovel, tug or winch, as required).
    • If at any time Marshal require help, then only you are allowed to step out by wearing face mask and gloves at all times.

 

Drive completion and inflation

  • There will not be any gathering or sitting down together for food-break like before.
  • Once drive is finished, after reaching the tarmac, everyone is requested to move away 10-20 meters before starting their inflation.
  • For drivers having no compressor, can head to the near by fuel station.
  • If drive is ending at a place where there is no fuel station near by, then trip lead will inform in advance so that drivers having their own compressor can join only.
  • Strictly no sharing of compressors, radio, shovel or any recovery gear, at any times.
     

Mandatory things you require to attend the drive

  • Face mask - at least TWO face mask is needed in case one get damage or fly away.
  • Disposable rubber gloves - at least two sets are needed.
  • Wear face mask and gloves at all the times, when you are out of your car.
  • Carry plenty of hand sanitizer and object sanitizer (spray).
    • Use your sanitizers generously, whenever you step out to help or recover.
    • Sanitize your hands before getting back into your car.
    • Sanitize your recovery gears, if you have used them.
  • Fully charged and programmed radio - without any excuse - No radio = No drive.
  • Shovel - Must for every car, to do little self recovery
  • Safety flag - Must for every car, like before
  • Compressor - If joining the drives that is ending far from the fuel station.
     

Mandatory precaution that you need to take at all times

  • Do not step out of your car UNLESS/OTHERWISE advised by Marshal / Senior Member / Crew.
  • No shaking hands, hugs or touching each other.
  • No sharing of food, drinks or recovery tools.
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and take a lot of rest.
  • If you have travel in last 14 days, then please do not attend this drive.
  • If you feel unwell during the drive, please let trip lead know so he can plan an early exit.
  • Not more than 3 pax in a car and if all 3 aren't living together, then they should wear the mask inside the car too.
     

Two Way Radio Guidelines

  • Every Offroader brings his own radio, programmed to the frequencies described in below advice topic.
  • We will not share spare radios or program your radio on the drive. If you need assistance in programming the radio, post a topic on the Carnity website with your questions and we will help you out. 
  • Make sure your radio is fully charged. It will be your only way of communication while driving.
  • Before buying, please carefully read below advice so you are informed properly on which model / cost / shops...
  • No radio = No drive. It is an essential tool and you should make sure you bring it on every drive and learn/practice how to use it.

 

MUST WATCH: OUR NEWBIE VIDEO BRIEFING:

Drive Details

Level:  Newbie, Absolute Newbie and Above (All Levels)

When:  July 03 2020, Friday.

Meeting time: 5:00 PM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Meeting Point: Tawi Nazwa Farm https://goo.gl/maps/LjPWf8DebrAuNSWg9

Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance.

What to bring along: Loads of water, snacks (for yourself), smiles, face mask, rubber gloves, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Approximate finish time: 09:00 PM

End Point: 2nd Dec Cafeteria - https://goo.gl/maps/MxnMF2fHeGnKZ4vf7

P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive.

 

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:

  • Limited to 15 cars only. RSVP will close on Thursday - 9 AM.
    • 1 Lead Marshal + 2 Senior Members + 12 Members.
    • If the RSVP is full and you wish to join, please mention your name on the drive thread to add on the waiting list. 
  • Latecomers will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS.
  • Members without RSVP will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS.
  • Please withdraw your RSVP, if you aren't joining, so your spot can be taken by others.
  • Repeated no-show members after RSVP will have their account suspended for a month.

 

PLEASE RSVP ON THE CALENDAR

 

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JUST FYI

Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive.

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2 hours ago, Gaurav said:

RSVP is now closed for this drive.

@Gregory Perkin will be our second lead tomorrow.

@Matti Brockman - Center forward - will be trained for tow rope recovery tomorrow.

@Nacho and @E.C. TAN will be our sweep.

We will have plenty of easy level newbie track and dunes for newbies along with plenty of play time for fewbies during the route and towards the end at Pink Rock.

No one is allowed to step out of their cars without my or Matti's permission with a legitimate reason. We all need to respect COVID precautions at all times, especially while inflating and deflating tires - The most.

This is just a desert drive and let's just keep it like that - WITHOUT any gathering or stepping out for photos and video.

Radio channel 1 will be used for all communication (446.006 Mhz). but still program all 5 channels.

Please make sure you have your radio programmed as per our Walkie Talkie tutorial.

Convoy Numbering

  1. Gaurav Khanna - Crew - Silver Pajero
  2. Gregory Perkin - Fewbie - Red Wrangler
  3. Veedooshee - Newbie - White Pajero
  4. VipinShetty - Newbie - Red Grand Cherokee
  5. Carlos Fernandez - Newbie - Green Wrangler
  6. Nizam Deen - Fewbie - White Prado
  7. Matti Brockman - Intermediate - Red Wrangler
  8. Jun Zamora - Fewbie - Green Wrangler 
  9. Jose Martin - Fewbie - Silver Pajero
  10. Nacho - Fewbie - White Wrangler
  11. E.C. TAN - Fewbie - Grey Wrangler

See you tomorrow !

@Veedooshee @VipinShetty @Nizam Deen @Jun Zamora @Jose Martin @Carlos Fernandez

Thanks for the opportunity and the responsibility to be sweep together with Nacho.

Getting prepared for an evening drive. 😉

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@E.C. TAN Keep impressing us with ur gadgets...fishing rod and now these lights woh...😀

4 hours ago, Gaurav said:

RSVP is now closed for this drive.

@Gregory Perkin will be our second lead tomorrow.

@Matti Brockman - Center forward - will be trained for tow rope recovery tomorrow.

@Nacho and @E.C. TAN will be our sweep.

We will have plenty of easy level newbie track and dunes for newbies along with plenty of play time for fewbies during the route and towards the end at Pink Rock.

No one is allowed to step out of their cars without my or Matti's permission with a legitimate reason. We all need to respect COVID precautions at all times, especially while inflating and deflating tires - The most.

This is just a desert drive and let's just keep it like that - WITHOUT any gathering or stepping out for photos and video.

Radio channel 1 will be used for all communication (446.006 Mhz). but still program all 5 channels.

Please make sure you have your radio programmed as per our Walkie Talkie tutorial.

Convoy Numbering

  1. Gaurav Khanna - Crew - Silver Pajero
  2. Gregory Perkin - Fewbie - Red Wrangler
  3. Veedooshee - Newbie - White Pajero
  4. VipinShetty - Newbie - Red Grand Cherokee
  5. Carlos Fernandez - Newbie - Green Wrangler
  6. Nizam Deen - Fewbie - White Prado
  7. Matti Brockman - Intermediate - Red Wrangler
  8. Jun Zamora - Fewbie - Green Wrangler 
  9. Jose Martin - Fewbie - Silver Pajero
  10. Nacho - Fewbie - White Wrangler
  11. E.C. TAN - Fewbie - Grey Wrangler

See you tomorrow !

@Veedooshee @VipinShetty @Nizam Deen @Jun Zamora @Jose Martin @Carlos Fernandez

Really looking forward for the drive tomorrow...😇

 

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Hi @Gaurav

unfortunately i missed the drive this morning, would it be possible to join this drive as i see the rsvp limit has not reached? 

 

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Convoy Numbering

  1. Gaurav Khanna - Crew - Silver Pajero
  2. Gregory Perkin - Fewbie - Red Wrangler
  3. Veedooshee - Newbie - White Pajero
  4. VipinShetty - Newbie - Red Grand Cherokee
  5. Matti Brockman - Intermediate - Red Wrangler
  6. Carlos Fernandez - Newbie - Green Wrangler
  7. Nizam Deen - Fewbie - White Prado
  8. Colin Jordan - Intermediate - Red Wrangler
  9. Jun Zamora - Fewbie - Green Wrangler 
  10. Jose Martin - Fewbie - Silver Pajero
  11. Nacho - Fewbie - White Wrangler
  12. E.C. TAN - Fewbie - Grey Wrangler
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6 hours ago, Colin Jordan said:

Hi @Gaurav

unfortunately i missed the drive this morning, would it be possible to join this drive as i see the rsvp limit has not reached? 

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Thanks for wonderful and detailed trip report @Veedooshee.

You and @VipinShetty really surprised me yesterday as being two new newbies with relatively heavier car failed to get crested in the whole drive, where I was waiting for an excuse to teach Matti and Colin. Of course @Carlos Fernandez being slightly older newbie and with SWB wrangler has no chance of stuck if you two in front are doing so good in flattening all the crest.

Luckily and thankfully you gave all of us that one moment to train and then plenty more to revise it properly, lol.

Everyone drove very nice and hope everyone enjoyed the lead too with a tiny twist of night drive.

Thanks @Gregory Perkin for the responsible second lead.

Thanks @Nacho and @E.C. TAN  for amazing sweep and keep on updating me of the drive progress.

Thanks @Colin Jordan for center forward, you had a very nice questions on tow rope recovery and that's how one should reason out things while learning to understand fully. Your tow rope and shackles are good, let's start putting them to good use now.

Thanks @Matti Brockman for second center forward and plenty of digging and tugging support, please sort your shackles as your rope is perfect. And keep using them more often to advance your learning.

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