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Morning Fewbie Desert Drive - Bab Al Shams - Dubai - 10 Dec 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 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:  Fewbie and above

When:  10 Dec 2021, Friday

Meeting time: 06:30  (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/7QnX6mGvAD5L2y548

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: 10:30 AM

THIS IS A COMPRESSOR ONLY DRIVE. WE WILL END THE DRIVE AT 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 Fewbies 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 Below Calendar: 

 

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  • Frederic changed the title to Morning Fewbie Desert Drive - Bab Al Shams - Dubai - 10 Dec 2021
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Dear all;

@Imteeaz Goolamhossen @Sudhanva Sonawane @kiranshinde @Serafino @Sinol @Warren Flay @Michel Van Woudenberg @ShereenMK @Manoj Soman

Tomorrow our meeting time is 6.30AM sharp. Not 7.00AM be careful. Late comers will be returned. 

We will be using channel 4 (44608125) on the radio. Convoy order as below. See you all tomorrow morning. Hope it will be tones of fun :) 

 

1 Sertac Expert  Xterra Lead
2 Serafino Fewbie Wrangler JL 2nd Lead
3 Michel Van Woudenberg Fewbie FJ40  
4 Sinol Fewbie Pajero LWB  
5 Manoj Soman Fewbie Wrangler JKU  
6 Imteeaz Goolamhossen Fewbie Patrol Y61 CF
7 Sudhanva Sonawane Fewbie Montero Sport  
8 kiranshinde Fewbie Patrol Y62  
9 ShereenMK Fewbie LC100  
10 Warren Flay Fewbie Plus Pajero SWB Sweep
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4 minutes ago, Thomas Varghese said:

Don't know if its too late to ask your permission to join this drive. If you allow me it will be my 2nd drive

Hi Thomas feel free to join. 

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4 hours ago, sertac said:

Dear all;

@Imteeaz Goolamhossen @Sudhanva Sonawane @kiranshinde @Serafino @Sinol @Warren Flay @Michel Van Woudenberg @ShereenMK @Manoj Soman

Tomorrow our meeting time is 6.30AM sharp. Not 7.00AM be careful. Late comers will be returned. 

We will be using channel 4 (44608125) on the radio. Convoy order as below. See you all tomorrow morning. Hope it will be tones of fun :) 

 

1 Sertac Expert  Xterra Lead
2 Serafino Fewbie Wrangler JL 2nd Lead
3 Michel Van Woudenberg Fewbie FJ40  
4 Sinol Fewbie Pajero LWB  
5 Manoj Soman Fewbie Wrangler JKU  
6 Imteeaz Goolamhossen Fewbie Patrol Y61 CF
7 Sudhanva Sonawane Fewbie Montero Sport  
8 kiranshinde Fewbie Patrol Y62  
9 ShereenMK Fewbie LC100  
10 Warren Flay Fewbie Plus Pajero SWB Sweep

Sorry but tomorrow due to some emergency I won't be able to join ...@sertac .

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Well what an eventful drive! My first at sweep and I have to say first of all, respect to all the previous sweeps out there, that soft Dubai sand REALLY gets choppy by the time nine other trucks have slid, skidded and wheelspun their way across it!

We had a nice technical, ridgy didge track through the dunes with lovely cool temperatures to keep things calm. Quite a few refusals and stucks indicate the the challenge was real but I have to say, as usual the teamwork was tip top and we all swung in behind the fellows in need to get things moving again. We enjoyed a special 'learning event' when the mighty land whale of @Michel Van Woudenbergdecided to have a little lie down in a pocket which required managment intervention to help extricate. All good, lots of opinions voiced (thanks @Thomas Varghese) and a safe rescue was achieved.

My thanks to @sertacfor planning an interesting course and to @Serafinofor keeping a steady hand on the tiller with a special mention to @ShereenMKrolling at number 9 in such a competent and sure footed way, I never had to worry about what was happening in front of me, I could just concentrate on picking the ruts I was going to plow through ;-)

 

Already looking forward to the next one.

 

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The only opinion I voiced was when @Warren Flay gave the idea of tying the rope to the A pillar to anchor the car of @Michel Van Woudenberg and to which @sertac agreed which as per me was not a good idea and to call the help of senior @Frederic who was somewhere nearby with Absolute Newbies in a private conversation with @sertac and to everybody to stay clear of the tilted car and not to shovel anywhere until Frederic arrives. Before @Frederic arrived, @Srikumarhad arrived and took charge and safely got back the car recovered with precise instructions. If that was my voiced comments I apologize to @sertac who was the trip lead even though I feel it was the right thing as Michel & his passengers disembarked from the car immediately after the car came to a stop and shut of the engine. I agree @Warren Flay is a trained firefighter and have done numerous extreme recoveries like this in the past but this was not an extreme recovery of his standards and when senior members who can do this in a safe way are around why damage a 300000 AED brand new LC300 which has run only 75km. I didn't have the heart to see @Michel Van Woudenberg going back home in a damaged car with the roof tilted to the right side. I agree I was wrong and should have shut my mouth and sat inside my car turned to the other side and enjoy my music system. 

I sincerely apologize to @sertac for my advice and to @Warren Flay for my concern about his extreme recovery procedures not letting happen. Thankful to @Srikumar for rising upto the situation and immediately upon arriving at the location for instructions to untie the extra long array of ropes (how many were they?) tied to Warren's car and the A pillar of Michel's car. If you would have noticed I just went back to my car and watched Srikumar recover the LC 300 without a scratch. I apologize to @Michel Van Woudenberg  also for letting him drive the new car without a scratch. I promise I won't be joining any of @sertac's drive as communicated to me from the club office. I was silent on this subject till now but as @Warren Flay has mentioned me in his post I had to apologize to every member of that convoy. 

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4 minutes ago, Thomas Varghese said:

The only opinion I voiced was when @Warren Flay gave the idea of tying the rope to the A pillar to anchor the car of @Michel Van Woudenberg and to which @sertac agreed which as per me was not a good idea and to call the help of senior @Frederic who was somewhere nearby with Absolute Newbies in a private conversation with @sertac and to everybody to stay clear of the tilted car and not to shovel anywhere until Frederic arrives. Before @Frederic arrived, @Srikumarhad arrived and took charge and safely got back the car recovered with precise instructions. If that was my voiced comments I apologize to @sertac who was the trip lead even though I feel it was the right thing as Michel & his passengers disembarked from the car immediately after the car came to a stop and shut of the engine. I agree @Warren Flay is a trained firefighter and have done numerous extreme recoveries like this in the past but this was not an extreme recovery of his standards and when senior members who can do this in a safe way are around why damage a 300000 AED brand new LC300 which has run only 75km. I didn't have the heart to see @Michel Van Woudenberg going back home in a damaged car with the roof tilted to the right side. I agree I was wrong and should have shut my mouth and sat inside my car turned to the other side and enjoy my music system. 

I sincerely apologize to @sertac for my advice and to @Warren Flay for my concern about his extreme recovery procedures not letting happen. Thankful to @Srikumar for rising upto the situation and immediately upon arriving at the location for instructions to untie the extra long array of ropes (how many were they?) tied to Warren's car and the A pillar of Michel's car. If you would have noticed I just went back to my car and watched Srikumar recover the LC 300 without a scratch. I apologize to @Michel Van Woudenberg  also for letting him drive the new car without a scratch. I promise I won't be joining any of @sertac's drive as communicated to me from the club office. I was silent on this subject till now but as @Warren Flay has mentioned me in his post I had to apologize to every member of that convoy. 

No apology required brother, this is a team sport and all opinions are worthy of consideration.

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