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Full Day Newbie Desert Drive - Liwa Yellow Truck - Abu Dhabi - 01 Dec 2021 - Asif


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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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Drive Details

Level: Newbies and above

When:  01 Dec 2021, Wednesday

Meeting time: 7:30 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Starting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/bZ77eVtDJqDhGJBm7
You can come early and camp in same starting point if you like.

Last Fuel Station: https://goo.gl/maps/D6t1rXkuecZScyPZ9

NO 100 Liters of FUEL = NO DRIVE - Carry additional jerry cans accordingly

  • SWB Cars = 2 Jerry can of extra fuel
  • LWB Cars = 1 Jerry can of extra fuel
  • 100+ liter fuel tank cars = No need for extra fuel.

Lunch Break: 1 Hour in between with couple of short breaks (if needed).

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, lunch, snacks, face mask, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Approximate finish time: 4:00 PM

End Point: https://goo.gl/maps/hcRAsNvzKXnFDTMm7

THIS IS A COMPRESSOR ONLY DRIVE.

 

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:

  • Limited to 12 Newbies and above drivers. RSVP will close on 29 Nov, Monday - 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 Below Calendar: 

 

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  • Asif Hussain changed the title to Full Day Newbie Desert Drive - Liwa Yellow Truck - Abu Dhabi - 01 Dec 2021 - Asif

@Asif Hussain is the drive still on in spite of the fact that only 3 people subscribed? Will we merge this with the other full day newbie drive happening in the same day?

Second question: does this count as 1 or 2 drives, being full day, in relation to the newbie to fewbie "promotion"?

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5 hours ago, Sergio Big Dawg said:

@Asif Hussain is the drive still on in spite of the fact that only 3 people subscribed? Will we merge this with the other full day newbie drive happening in the same day?

@Sergio Big Dawg drive is still on. If the participants falls to 2 then we will merge with other convoy. 

5 hours ago, Sergio Big Dawg said:

Second question: does this count as 1 or 2 drives, being full day, in relation to the newbie to fewbie "promotion"?

Counted as one drive

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@Sergio Big Dawg @Julian Patterson @Simon Dawood 

Welcome to the Carnity Annual Liwa Expedition. Me and @Chaitanya D look forward to taking you on a nice easy paced Newbie ride through one of the most scenic desert routes within UAE. For those who would be visiting Liwa for the first time, be prepared to witness Nature at its best. The vastness of the sand and the size of the dunes can be truly humbling. 

DRIVE PLAN

During the morning session we would be finding our route to the famed Yellow Truck buried deep within the desert. Depending on the convoy progress we would break there for lunch and photos. The second session would be more dedicated to finding some nice dunes to drive on. If things go well, we would exit out around 4 PM.

DRIVE PREPARATION

To ensure that everyone has a fun and safe Liwa trip its important that you go through the below checklist :

1. Please ensure that you are there at the meeting point on 7:30 AM sharp. Late comers would be sent back. 

2. Firstly, get lots and lots of rest the previous day. The more the better as Liwa will not only challenge your vehicle but your mind as well. We would need your complete focus and fatigue due to less rest is the last thing that is needed on such a terrain. For those who prefer camping the previous night, you can do so at the starting point as its a nice spaced out area. Bring some firewood incase if you wish to have a bonfire to keep you warm. Cleaning up after the bonfire is mandatory.

3. Ensure that your 4x4 is well serviced recently and all the lubes and fluids are topped up.

4. 20 Liter / 40 litre fuel jerry can is needed depending on your vehicle. If you have any doubts, please post your query on the drive post and we will assist.

5. A full fuel tank at the meeting point.

6. Spare tyre should be in good working condition. If not been used recently, ensure that you take it out and check the condition properly. Also ensure that you have the wrench that can be used to remove your tyre (if needed). In the past we have seen that people upgrade their tyres but still keep the the original wrench which is of no use to remove the upgraded tyre. So please ensure that your car has the right tool to remove the tyres (if needed).

7. Air compressor, proper shovel, flag, fire extinguisher, first aid kit,

8. Fully charged radio (tuned to all Carnity Frequencies) with spare battery / radio. If you have a car charger for your radio, please bring it along.

9. Please ensure that you know how to switch off traction control (turning off Air bags is not mandatory for this drive). If it requires pulling the fuse, please research before the drive or better still, post your queries on this drive post and we would assist.

10. Car charger / battery pack for your mobile.

11. Plenty of water, approx 5 litre per person per day.

12. Bring along your breakfast, lunch, snacks, etc in easy to eat packing. We shall be having breaks in between the drive.

13. Dry food, energy bar, cookies, nuts, crisp to munch while driving

14. Bring garbage bags along to carry your trash. Littering in the desert is strictly prohibited.

Keep checking this list, as it might grow further in coming days. All the above points are Mandatory and your participation on the drive would be refused on the drive day by the trip lead if you fail to comply with the above.

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@Sergio Big Dawg @Julian Patterson @Simon Dawood @Chaitanya D thank you once again for joining the drive. We have sweet and small convoy, i think we will manage to do yellow truck twice :) 

We will be using radio channel 1 - frequency (446.006). Convoy numbering we will do at meeting point. 

See you tomorrow sharp at 7.30AM

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2 hours ago, Julian Patterson said:

Hi Asif,

Unfortunately I now have to withdraw from this drive.  I hope this doesn't cause any inconvenience for you.

Best regards

Julian

Thank you for informing. See you next time. 

@Julian Patterson kindly click on leave event in drive calendar 

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Thank you @Asif Hussain for the amazing lead, @Chaitanya D for the incredibile support and @Simon Dawood for sharing the experience with me.

Here is the only pic I can share directly  (from my phone) videos will take a bit longer.

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