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COVID19 Compliant - Evening Fewbie Desert Drive - Qudra Quadrangle - Dubai - 31 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 go through below information and and strictly follow these guidelines in order not to jeopardize someone's health, and to ensure we can keep organizing these drives safely.

 

MUST READ AND TOTALLY AGREE: COVID19 Precautions

 

MUST READ AND TOTALLY AGREE: BAN POST

 

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.

 

Drive Details

Level:  Fewbie and above

When: 31 Jul 2020, Friday.

Meeting time: 4:00 PM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/4YAx1tv5U8mjvYXW9 

Action Plan: Evening drive till about 08:00 PM 

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), face mask, rubber gloves, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Please also make sure you have all the equipment required on board as a Fewbie.

THIS IS A COMPRESSOR ONLY DRIVE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A COMPRESSOR, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS DRIVE. IF YOU ARRIVE AND HAVE NO COMPRESSOR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE DRIVE. 

Approximate finish time: 08:00 PM

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:

  • Limited to 10 Fewbie drivers maximum.  RSVP will close on Thursday - 9 AM.
    • 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.
  • Members that do not confirm the terms of the COVID requirements will be removed from the RSVP list.
  • 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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Dear fellow off-roaders.
For one of your Eid drives we have worked on an itinerary that will bring you to all 4 cardinal points of the Qudra basin, between the Qudra Lakes and Solar Park.


We'll drive in a counterclockwise direction, from north toward south-west and back. We'll drive on long range dunes, more or less open, a couple of sabkhas, and some tighter technical dunes (mostly on the way to completing the quadrangle). Being the drive open to all Fewbies, we'll start with basic side sloping, and some dune crossings. If the drive allows, also based on the convoy's experience and response, we may venture in some ridge riding and gentle criss-crossing, exploiting the not so extreme nature of Qudra's dunes.


The drive will start a little sooner than usual for 2 reasons: the lenght of the days is slowly decreasing, with dusk descending at 7:00pm, and the gentle and open nature of the Qudra quadrant should allow to move at a slightly faster pace, and ovoid overheating.


While we are looking forward to seeing you on Friday, enjoy your short week.

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Dear @Anish S, @Salarios@Nivin, @Pancho, and @E.C. TAN. Thank you very much for joining the drive, so far. Following my earlier post, just a few more info about Friday's drive.

The convoy will be relatively short, with the presence of @Wrangeld in support: both factors are good, as the length of the convoy should allow us to keep a good pace, and the presence of Richard will guarantee that any situation we'll encounter will be managed smoothly and efficiently. Depending on how well we progress through the drive, as promised, we may either spend more time practicing different techniques, or prolong the drive on the other side of the tarmac road, east of our location, toward the Love Lakes.

Just one important word of caution. At Fewbie level, all of us are expected to carry the necessary off-roading tools for this rank: a good shovel, a recovery rope (better if with soft shackles), a compressor (even though the Adnoc gas station will be near enough to our exit). Most importantly, please make sure your tow holds/hooks are in good conditions, and available both at the front and back of your cars. We have recently had situations where the tow holds were either in poor conditions (with consequent car damages) or absent/not reachable (which have required the driver to exit the drive).

The convoy order will be announced, as usual, on Thursday. With this last fact, I wish you a good end of the week, and look forward to seeing you on Eid's Friday.

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Dear Carnity friends.

Tomorrow's convoy will line up as follows:

@Nivin in Second Lead

@E.C. TAN #3

@Anish S #4

@Pancho #5

@Salarios #6

@Wrangeld in Sweep

Please make sure we all meet at the indicated deflation point by 4:00 PM, so that we may be able to set off maximum at 4:30 PM.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Have a great evening.

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On 7/25/2020 at 9:46 PM, Ale Vallecchi said:

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

 

MUST READ AND TOTALLY AGREE: COVID19 Precautions

 

MUST READ AND TOTALLY AGREE: BAN POST

 

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.

 

Drive Details

Level:  Fewbie and above

When: 31 Jul 2020, Friday.

Meeting time: 4:00 PM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/4YAx1tv5U8mjvYXW9 

Action Plan: Evening drive till about 08:00 PM 

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), face mask, rubber gloves, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Please also make sure you have all the equipment required on board as a Fewbie.

THIS IS A COMPRESSOR ONLY DRIVE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A COMPRESSOR, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS DRIVE. IF YOU ARRIVE AND HAVE NO COMPRESSOR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE DRIVE. 

Approximate finish time: 08:00 PM

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:

  • Limited to 10 Fewbie drivers maximum.  RSVP will close on Thursday - 9 AM.
    • 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.
  • Members that do not confirm the terms of the COVID requirements will be removed from the RSVP list.
  • 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

 

I cannot come. My covid test result has not been given yet. Sorry for last minute. I am at the border abudhabi dubai but result didnt come in time

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49 minutes ago, Pancho said:

I cannot come. My covid test result has not been given yet. Sorry for last minute. I am at the border abudhabi dubai but result didnt come in time

Thanks for advising @Pancho. Hope to see you next time. 

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Dear @Ale Vallecchi and @Wrangeld thank you for the exceptional management of today’s drive. Ale thank you for your laser focus on ensuring everyone stays safe. There were a few moments where this approach prevented some potential head aches. Richard thank you for your calm and patient demeanor, and constant guidance on encouraging everyone in the convoy to think and problem solve on their own, before you step in to resolve the issue. 

 @Anish S it was incredible to witness your improvements in real time, from the beginning of the drive towards the end of the drive. Since you were in front of me I was closely following your every move, and so I could see how your skills are evolving and you’re becoming more comfortable as the drive went on.  

Everyone thank you for the great day. It was a lot of fun and very educational. 

By the way, I posted some pictures in the Gallery. 

And a couple of videos of the day: 

Highlights: 

 

 

Recoveries: 

Happy Eid everyone. 

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