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COVID19 Compliant - Morning Newbie Desert Drive - Margham Exploration - Dubai - 7 May 2021


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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

 

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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:  Newbie and Above (All Levels) 

When:  07 May 2021, Friday

Meeting time: 05:30 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Meeting Point: - https://goo.gl/maps/UdxJRwuzb6Urpqik7

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 AM Friday Morning

End Point:  TBD

 

THIS IS A COMPRESSOR ONLY DRIVE. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS DRIVE UNLESS YOU HAVE A COMPRESSOR. ANYONE ARRIVING AT THE DRIVE WITHOUT A COMPRESSOR, FLAG, PROPER SHOVEL AND DEFLATION KIT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE DRIVE. ALL TOW POINTS WILL BE CHECKED BEFORE DEPARTURE. 

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:
  • Limited to 12 cars only. RSVP will close on Thursday - 9 AM.
    • 1 Lead + 1-2 Seniors + 10 participants
    • 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 below calendar

 

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Good morning Desert Devils, 

You're all confirmed for Friday's drive. On which I am delighted to say we will be joined by Carnity's newest marshal @Foxtrot Oscar (means I will need to be on best behaviour). 
 
We will be sharing more details with you as the week progresses, but look forward to some nice bowls, challenging semi technical dunes, a palace and potentially an unexpected exit point. 
 
All of this, as ever, and where we end up will depend totally on the convoy and how we manage to get through the challenges put in front of us. 
 
See you soon in the sand. 

 

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16 hours ago, GauravSoni said:

@Wrangeld please add me waitlist... 2nd drive

Noted and added. We are at full capacity now, so all will depend on anyone unable to attend. 

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@Wrangeld can you kindly add me to the waitlist as a first drive.  I have dropped off the Intermediate ride with Luca as i am planning to bring my daughter with me so would love to join this exploration and a Newbie drive is far more suitable with a passenger :)  - i know the ride is full so i will pray for the drop-out gods.

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1 hour ago, Niki said:

@Wrangeld can you kindly add me to the waitlist as a first drive.  I have dropped off the Intermediate ride with Luca as i am planning to bring my daughter with me so would love to join this exploration and a Newbie drive is far more suitable with a passenger :)  - i know the ride is full so i will pray for the drop-out gods.

Thanks Niki. You're currently #1 on the WL as this will be first drive.  

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Replacement and a wonderful addition to tne convoy is Niki (and family members). We will do our best to make it worth everyone's while. 

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Why do I look forward to Fridays? 

It's days like how this Friday is shaping up that were part of the reason I found Carnity to be the environment in which my 4x4 journey is so special. It's down to this - when a drive ends up as an all levels drive and the senior, more experienced drivers, join a drive that is at a level lower than they are 'capable' of driving. 

Capability is one thing, community, is another. Carnity is a combination of the two words and what COVID has done is remove some of the community from our club, because we cannot gather any longer at the end of drives like we used to, nor can we debrief after a drive and get to know one another. 

So it's great when experienced drivers come along and make a drive all levels - for what ever reason - and share their experience with drivers just starting out their journey in the club. Just being able to follow the tracks of an experienced driver can give such confidence to a beginner or almost beginner. On a long convoy like we have this week it's easy for the first few drivers to follow the lead's tracks, but at the end12, 13  or 14 cars down the line, you're driving through sand soup or a flattened path. 

The advantage of having more seasoned drivers ahead is that you'll start to see the subtle changes they make to deal with churned sand, the slight alterations that they take from the original line to make the drive easier or the way that they somehow manage to maintain momentum and float above the sand. For the more experienced drivers, it's an opportunity to practice a skill, or simply sit back and relax a bit in the desert. 

So, let's take the benefit of having all levels in the drive. My convoy positioning will take advantage of this for sure, and let's hope that with all the experience on show we can have a truly fun and exciting drive for everyone. 

See you soon in the sand. 

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