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Morning Fewbie Plus Desert Drive - Border Patrol (Ghantoot to Faqa) - Dubai - 24 Sep 2022


Ale Vallecchi

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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.

 

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Drive Details

Level:  Fewbie Plus and above 

Meeting time: 7:00 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Meeting Point: Dropped pin
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British Long Range Desert Group Fought Behind Enemy Lines in WWII

Action Plan:  Always searching for clean sand (as unmarked as possible by other drivers), and at the same time looking to add some elements of interest and difficulty to the drives, this one will take us along the DXB/AD border, across a variety of terrains, from low long-range dunes, separated by old mud formations, to sabkhas, to tall dunes and deep bowls, and back to long range dunes toward the end of the drive. We'll look for distance and the speed necessary to cover as much ground as possible. Like good desert patrols, fast and stealthy.

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: 10:30 AM

P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive.

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:

  • Limited to 10 cars maximum. RSVP will close on Friday - 12 PM.
    • If the RSVP is full and you wish to join, please click on the "Add Waitlist" link.
  • Latecomers will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS.
  • Members without RSVP will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS.
  • Members that do not confirm the terms of the COVID requirements will be removed from the RSVP list.
  • 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

 

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Dear Desertnauts

let's gear up for tomorrow's drive. We'll leave from an unusual meeting point, in front of the National Guard's barracks, just off E14, on Ghantoot's side. From there, after roaming in search of oryx just north of our entry point, we'll drive parallel to the highway, in the direction of Faqa. With this, we'll cross interesting low dune formations, separated by mud-rock formations, we'll coast along the military shooting ground (rounding its south-western corner), to reach Little Sweihan, where we'll zig-zag our way to the tip of this dune field, then we'll cross a couple of sabkhas, alternating with more technical terrain, to reach the Faqa plateau, before arriving at the planned exit point.

The drive will alternate places where we can speed up considerably, to others where we'll need to thread more carefully, either due to high dunes of soft sand, or because of the tightness of the terrain.

At the moment the convoy order looks like this:

@Gertjan in Second Lead

@Trekadoat #3

@Gurcharan Mehta #4

@Charbel at the Center

@Batuhan Kulac at #6

@Tareck #7

@Imteeaz #8, and

@DP1011 , Deepak wrangler in Sweep.

The Carnity Radio Channel of choice will #4 (446081). Kindly reach the meeting point with a bit of time to spare, to leave as close to 7:00AM as possible. Finally, please come with a full tank.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. 

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4 hours ago, Ale Vallecchi said:

Dear Desertnauts

let's gear up for tomorrow's drive. We'll leave from an unusual meeting point, in front of the National Guard's barracks, just off E14, on Ghantoot's side. From there, after roaming in search of oryx just north of our entry point, we'll drive parallel to the highway, in the direction of Faqa. With this, we'll cross interesting low dune formations, separated by mud-rock formations, we'll coast along the military shooting ground (rounding its south-western corner), to reach Little Sweihan, where we'll zig-zag our way to the tip of this dune field, then we'll cross a couple of sabkhas, alternating with more technical terrain, to reach the Faqa plateau, before arriving at the planned exit point.

The drive will alternate places where we can speed up considerably, to others where we'll need to thread more carefully, either due to high dunes of soft sand, or because of the tightness of the terrain.

At the moment the convoy order looks like this:

@Gertjan in Second Lead

@Trekadoat #3

@Gurcharan Mehta #4

@Charbel at the Center

@Batuhan Kulac at #6

@Tareck #7

@Imteeaz #8, and

@DP1011 , Deepak wrangler in Sweep.

The Carnity Radio Channel of choice will #4 (446081). Kindly reach the meeting point with a bit of time to spare, to leave as close to 7:00AM as possible. Finally, please come with a full tank.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. 

Hi Ale do i still have chance to join?

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