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COVID 19 Compliant - Morning Newbie Desert Drive - Bab al Shams "The Other Side of Qudra" - Dubai - 16 Oct 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 strictly follow these guidelines in order not to jeopardize someone's health, and to ensure we can keep organizing these drives safely.

 

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Two Way Radio Guidelines

  • Every Off-roader 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:  Newbie and Above

When:  16 October 2020, Friday.

Meeting time: 6:00 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

ACTION PLAN: Navigate around and through some long range dunes, with opportunities for straight crossing and some side sloping. We may cross occasional technical dunes, where more precision and finesse will be required. The pace of the drive will be leisurely.

Meeting Point: https://maps.app.goo.gl/X2wqrqwm1fWTZzpk8

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.

Approximate finish time: 10:00 AM

THIS IS A COMPRESSOR ONLY DRIVE. WE WILL STARTING AND ENDING THE DRIVE AT THE SAME POINT, WHICH IS NOT CLOSE TO AN AIR LINE. 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. 

 

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:

  • Limited to 12 Newbie and above drivers. 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.
  • 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 BELOW CALENDAR

 

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4 minutes ago, Lukas Lewis said:

Good evening Marshal @Ale Vallecchi , very excited for the long slopes and also to meet you. This will certainly be a nice scenic drive as well.

Hello @Lukas Lewis. It will be good to meet. The drive will be in a very nice area with the possibility to test and work on several skills. See you on Friday.

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2 hours ago, Pickey Singh said:

hi, was glued on to the laptop since 06:45 ... but Alas !!! last minute glitch.

Please add me to the waiting list

Hello @Pickey Singh. I will add you to the WL. 

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Dear Desertnauts,

time to provide some information about this coming Friday's Newbie drive. 

While most drives in Qudra start near Qudra Lakes or from Solar Park, we have chosen to start from an alternative point, along the road to Bab al Shams. This is the western quadrant of the Qudra area, which is characterized by long sets of open white sand dunes, sometimes separated from each other by small technical areas (where the dunes are lower but closer, and call for a more careful navigation and a more controlled style of driving). The area is also still a part of the Al Marmoon Conservation Area, so it will present the opportunity to drive by a few feeding and watering stations for gazelles and oryxes, which we hope to be able to see along our route. Part of the drive will take place in areas with quite an abundant low, bushy vegetation, while we may will also encounter some solitary thorny trees, both near the start and toward our exit point.

The skills we will be able to practice will be straight crossing of dunes and controlled side-sloping, all at a leisurely pace. We will take some time during the drive to give a technical briefing on some of these skills, and more.

It would be best to be carrying a compressor, to re-inflate at the end of the drive, as the nearest gas station (Adnoc at Qudra Parking) has a very weak and slow compressor, and is usually taken by storm by all unequipped off-roaders.

@Sandeep Padhi, @Yasas Dharmadasa, @Lukas Lewis, @Yusuf Esaf, @Archibald Jurdi, @Arda Yagcioglu, @Karthik Krishnakumar, @Mohamed Abo ElKomsan, @Shital Somaiya, @Athula Dharmadada, @Ranjan Das  and @Vijaysekhar, Welcome to the drive. I will provide more information before the drive itself. In the meantime, enjoy the week.

 

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Hi Marshal, does the dropout of our buddy Yusuf Esaf imply that I can start to see "$$$" signs !!!

It appears my passion/ prayers have been answered ... with due regards to "Yusuf". Trust all OK with him.

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