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Morning Newbie Desert Drive - Tawi Nizwa revisited in reverse - 22 Jun 2024

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Welcome to Carnity off road club Newbie drive, meeting in Sharjah next to big red, this is last weeks drive revisited in the reverse direction, please ensure your off-road gear is as per your rank and you bring lots of enthusiasm and an abundance of willingness to learn with you.


First time with Carnity Off-road Club:

  • Please share your vehicle details - Make, Model, Color, and Year.
  • Do you have any prior off-road experience? If yes, pls share details.
  • Confirm your vehicle has front and rear tow hooks/eyelets.
  • Advise if you don’t have a programable radio and safety flag.


Drive Details

Level:  Newbie and above

Date/Day: Saturday 22nd June 2024

Meeting time: 6:00 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Meeting Point:  https://goo.gl/maps/NDqf4w9FWMVyaqvt7

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, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

Mandatory off-road gears: Tire deflator, tire pressure gauge, compressor, walkie-talkie radio, off-road flag, shovel, first-aid kit, Tow Rope, 2 Shackles and fire extinguisher.

Note: Please ensure that all of your off-road gear is securely tied down with ratchet straps in the rear compartment of the vehicle. Bungy type tie downs are not suitable for tying down off-road gear.

Approximate finish time: 10:00 AM

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


  • This drive is limited to 12 cars only. RSVP will close on Friday - 1 PM.
  • If the RSVP is full, you can add your name to the waitlist, once anyone drops, you will be moved to the RSVP list.
  • RSVP will close a day prior to preparing a convoy 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.



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  • Carnity changed the title to Morning Newbie Desert Drive - Tawi Nizwa revisited in reverse - 22 Jun 2024

RSVP has now been closed for this drive.

Dear desert wanderers @Anoop Nair, @Carl Stanley, @Victor Socaciu, @Jon L, @Mark B, @Zubail, @Pramod B, @Sameer D. and @Jeandre Bezuidenhout 

Important pre-drive details below:

  • Be ready at the meeting point by 06:00am (or before) with tires deflated and flag erected.
  • Please ensure your programable radio is fully programmed to all 9 Carnity channels, is switched on, fully charged and set to Channel 4 (446,081) for this drive.
  • A full pre drive briefing will be conducted before we start moving and enter the sand. 
  • Please ensure everything in the car is tied down and there are no moving objects, please also ensure that you are using cargo straps & ratchets and not the bungy type restraints to tie everything down.
  • Please check all car fluids (Oil (engine & Transmission, Coolant, Brake Fluid, Screen Wash etc),
  • Reminder that tow hooks are essential front and back also please ensure that you have no hanging parts below the chassis.
  • Please ensure you come with a full tank of fuel (as much as possible).
  • It is summer so therefore very hot so please ensure you have head covering and plenty of drinking water with you so we can keep hydrated and protected from the sun as much as possible, sunscreen is also advisable.
  • Ensure you have all the necessary gear for this drive level especially your tire deflator, pressure gauge, compressor, safety flag and radio. (NO FLAG or RADIO = NO DRIVE)
  • Meeting Point:   https://goo.gl/maps/NDqf4w9FWMVyaqvt7
  • Convoy Order will be as follows: 


Looking forward to seeing you all in the sand tomorrow 

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Dear desert wanderers @Anoop Nair, @Carl Stanley, @Victor Socaciu, @Jon L, @Mark B, @Zubail, @Pramod B, @Sameer D. and @Jeandre Bezuidenhout firstly thanks for arriving on time and being ready to leave deflated flags up briefing completed etc. at 06:30. The drive meandered us from teh big red side of Tawi Nazwa to Pink rock and finished up at 2nd dec cafe exit. You all drove amazingly well, we only had a handful of refusals and stucks, even as teh sand got a tad soft in places.

@Anoop Nair great S/L was a pleasure to know you were behind me smoothing out the lines for the convoy behind and following my every instruction to the letter.

@Carl Stanley getting more confident on the climbs and the sideies etc, just need to pay around with gearing when climbing and learn to tell when that momentum is going to run out before it runs out and turn down, but definitely getting there mate.

@Victor Socaciu great drive just a couple of refusals but great driving non the less you handled everything we threw at you with ease.

@Jon L was great to see the power of the TRX in action again, we did learn that it has a temperamental heat sensor on the steering box and did not like trying to self-recover in the heat of the day. good to know and probably needs a little more research, same comment as for Carl with the momentum as well as angel of attach as we discuss at one of the breaks. 

@Zubail great driving in the expedition my friend, hope the bumper gets sorted out and the duct tape lasts until then, suggest you get them trimmed for sure or it will be a never-ending issue.

@Pramod B good stuff today definitely better and smoother throttle and brake control exhibited today so well done and keep at it as it is coming together.

@Sameer D. great drive today just watch those tire pressures and try to get that smoothness we are always talking to into your driving style, especially the Throttle and steering.

@Jeandre Bezuidenhout fantastic sweep mate, thanks for being there gave me piece of mind having you at the back giving advice and keeping the convoy together thanks and appreciated 

@Mark B great command of the middle of the convoy mate, definitely see you growing into the support role from a knowledge standpoint, and fantastic to here the advice to others over the radio, keep it up and thanks for the great support today.

@Jon L Thanks for taking the initiative to clean up the desert couple of pics below, and thanks to all team members in true carnity fashion who all pitched in with a quick clean up resulting in two black bags full of rubbish removed from the desert. well done to all.






Check out Morning adventure on Relive! https://www.relive.cc/view/vDqgrZKmkG6

Have a great rest of your weekend !

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11 minutes ago, Davie Chase said:

duct tape lasts until then, suggest you get them trimmed for sure or it will be a never-ending issue.

Yeah, my brother is laughing, he is saying you bought car or constructor to assemble :-D

2 options. Trim all car or have 2nd desert car. 

But it was amazing drive, even  with this thought the feeling of the car, the climbing high but without too much roar of engine,  choosing right speed - it's so amazing, and of course views, sunrise,  landscapes, good people around, it's amazing time, thanks a lot to you @Davie Chase @Mark B and @Jeandre Bezuidenhout

It was great drive with funny refusals after inflation before tarmac :-D

Hope see you soon on sand! Take care all and have a nice weekend!

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Thanks @Davie Chase always a pleasure to drive with you. Everyone drove great, was great to see people picking up on little mistakes and making corrections in the driving style! It’s a learning process and hope everyone had a good day out, nice team spirit today too which is always nice to see. 
Thanks everyone and see you again soon 


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Thank you @Davie Chase , @Mark B for yet another fantastic drive today, enjoyed every bit of it. 
@Jon L really appreciated the initiative taken cleaning the mess around the desert and followed by the team (great job 👍)

@Zubail ohh yes it was a funny refusal after the tire inflated 😂

Have a lovely weekend 🍻and see you on the sand soon 😊

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Thank you, @Davie Chase@Mark B, and the entire team for this incredible ride in Sharjah!

It was an excellent training and a wonderful experience, especially with a couple of rainbows climbs.

I'm glad we cleaned a small portion of the desert. It's often too filled with trash. We should institutionalize such initiatives in the community and be known for removing bags of filthy trash every weekend. Thanks for joining the initiative triggered by my son Sacha. 

Hi5 to everyone until the next one...

@Davie Chase I'm discovering Relive App, it's such a cool tool

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