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COVID19 Compliant - Morning Fewbie Plus Desert Drive - Lisaili - Dubai - 16 Jul 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.

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Drive Details

Level:  Fewbie-Plus and Above

When:  16 July 2021, Friday.

Meeting time: 05:00 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/3fcaGLjtcZRFnunM6

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: 9:00 AM 

THIS IS A COMPRESSOR ONLY DRIVE. WE WILL  ENDING THE DRIVE A 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 10 cars only. RSVP will close on Thursday - 3:00pm
    • 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 below 

 

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Hello @Lakshmi Narasimhan @Chris Wing  @Zed @Werno @Matt.T @marks

I hope you recovered from the Fewbie Plus drive we did on Friday Morning. I really appreciated that everybody arrived and deflated earlier than meeting time, I already could see the enthusiasm. Normally from Lisaili, we drive few KMs on the pylon track prior entering the dunes in order to avoid the camel track. The fact that it was a Fewbie Plus drive and we had a short convoy, I decided to enter the desert much quicker from a different entry point avoiding the pylon track totally. However, the area was quite technical and in addition due to the strong wind, there soft sand all around making it more challenging when actually I got stuck twice😉. Thanks to the help of all you in shovelling and support from @marks and @Lakshmi Narasimhan, my stuck were recovered successfully. 

Throughout the drive, the terrain took me by surprise and it was quite unpredictable because the surfaces got changed with lots of tight pockets because of the strong wind experienced the night before. Given the challenges we encountered very early in the morning, I was really impressed by all of you how you coped with the hurdles thrown to you. After which, we found the long range dunes of Lisali where we made most of it by practising criss-crossing and ridge-riding. Prior heading towards Hathmah - Qudra, we took a small break to re-energise our self for the second half of the drive. The second half of the drive was at a faster pace than usual because the area was pretty quiet for a Friday morning but still I had to be focus and cautious of new pockets being formed.

I was glad to see the proactiveness and willingness of Matt T to learn and practise rope recovery when Lakshmi got crested. After a quick inspection of the stuck and a brief, Matt executed the recovery perfectly with a proper coordination with Lakshmi. Well done @Matt.T.

Last but not least, I would like to thank all of you for joining and making the drive enjoyable. Big Thanks to @marks for the support and assistance in managing the drive and also@Lakshmi Narasimhan for being flawless second lead as usual.

Looking forward to see you in future drive, enjoy the coming long week-end and holiday. Eid Mubarak in advance.

 

 

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