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  1. A little different than the signature @Hisham Masaad “yalla push” drive today, but fantastic scenery, changing terrain and some very soft patches to challenge us all! Thanks @Hisham Masaad! great job to @DP1011 , Deepak wrangler in SL and @Mohamad Anwer looking after everyone from the back! Limited number of few refusals and very good self recovery, especially from @salah2u. The perfect balance and combination of throttle and steering. as everyone said over the radio at the end, fantastic morning with a really great group of people! week off for me next week, so hope to see you all in a couple of weeks time!
    8 points
  2. After more than six months, meeting again with my favorite terrain Sweihan Ocean, fully cleared from all dirty dozer tracks and ready for welcoming me back with its huge dunes, deep bowls and with two very sound drivers! Despite extremely hot weather and very soft sand at some parts, today's drive was an amazing challenge to satisfy everything with offroading! Knowing that we are only three, I had already decided to push it higher to IM - and even more! ... and I did it!.. But what? No announcing from my radio screaming "Hold on... I am stuck... have refusal... heeeelp!" ... then I pushed it even more... still nothing but only a few re-attempting where I thought some as stuck, then amazed with excellent self-recoveries... We drove for 75 km in three hours and reached to Nahel right on time. I visited all my old way points and found that some are even better and more gorgeous than before! Cannot be any better return to Sweihan! @Salim Akhtar @VipinShetty, first of all, thank you for not abandoning this drive and being on sand today. Secondly of course for your excellent performance allowing us to fly on those great sand waves and to play pretty much in those deep bowls. You both made a great step toward your IM promotions, where you have already achieved in my eye today 😉 See you again on the next!
    7 points
  3. Thanks @Hisham Masaad for an amazing scenic drive this morning, and thanks to @DP1011 , Deepak wrangler @Rob S and @Mohamad Anwer for supporting. Some tight technical areas, some extremely soft sand, some wildlife, a great sunrise and a group of experienced drivers all made it a fun morning out! See you all soon 🦖
    7 points
  4. @JeromeFJ what a beautiful drive. I really loved the scenery as well as the challenges served up. A very well executed drive under your leadership, thank you. @Richard Franks happy to see your winch is not just a fashion accessory, it came in very handy indeed 😁. Thanks to both you and @Frederic for your very able support on this drive. Fred certainly knows how to swing a spade 🤣. For my fellow dune bashers @Suresh K @Alfred Alinazar @Jose Thomas @Haitham Khattab @topgear @Adam James @Amr Aydin, below a link to some Gladiator POV videos as well as some photos. https://photos.app.goo.gl/J29HGzwaLbQzpQwJA
    6 points
  5. 4 points
  6. Sold, Im getting everything for my wife.
    4 points
  7. Thank you all for the full attendance. I was extremely satisfied with the pace we were able to keep. I could keep on increase the pace and the convoy had no trouble catching up. Thanks to the all-stars support team @Joji varghese @Looper @Anish S @Charbel @Rajiv Sam @GauravSonifor guiding the FB's. And well done to @Andrei S @Rajat Verma @Waqar Sarwar @Jessica Lambert @Andrew McCarthy @DP1011 , Deepak wrangler @AlexM for handling the fast paced drive so well. Couple of refusals sorted out quickly and a pop-out fixed in 10 minutes We had completed the main planned drive 30 minutes before finish time which gave idea to extend the drive to those who wanted to stay back. The next part was led by @GauravSoni. Well done & congrats on your first night drive lead. We drove for another 1.5 hrs and ended the drive at Qudra area. Thumbs up to all!! see you all soon.
    3 points
  8. Does this mean that you have passed the sand bug to home finally 🤣 @Enrico Biscaro I still remember your first ride with @Carnity .. wish you the best where ever you land on . Take care 🙏
    3 points
  9. Desert Drivers… I think today we embraced the complete meaning of these words. The Desert was there, in its full variety of sceneries, full of sand, but also full of life. Drivers we were, with all the skills required to navigate into this environment. One surprise was announced in the briefing before the drive, we had a few. The beautiful environment, for those discovering this area, virgin dunes, trees, a lot of different vegetation, the sand, very fine and soft, the desert life, with all these farms and different animals, camels of course, but goats, sheeps, gooses, and cows, yes cows! Human infrastructures also, from the watch tower of Falaj Al Mualla, to the small town of Al Rafee, and the railway works, like a scar in the desert. Still driving required full attention and skills, to avoid being lured by the quiet apparence of the dunes, hiding super soft patches. In some occasions, I had really the feeling to « swimm » out of a soft pocket (thank you FJ engineers). The convoy did very well managing climbs and keeping the momentum when needed, diving straight down into the slip faces. A few stucks were inevitable, and were rapidly sorted out with team work, shovels, and the support of @Frederic for one pull, and @Richard Franks and his hoist in another case. Thank you @Richard Franks for the SL, you were always ready to anticipate difficult situations, and holding the convoy when needed. Big thank you @Frederic for the guidance during the preparation, and the assistance for recoveries during the drive. Special thanks also to my friend @Chris Wing who came with me scouting the area the day before. It helped me to fine tune the route for today. @Suresh K @Alfred Alinazar continue to be focused on the car in front of you to anticipate difficult situations, and be very attentive to the instructions during recoveries. @Jose Thomas, very well driven today, @Haitham Khattab you enjoyed your new mount, and you made the best of it, @Adam James @Amr Aydin @Gerrit Bus very well driven. It was a pleasure to have you all today, see you soon !
    3 points
  10. 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. MUST READ AND TOTALLY AGREE: COVID19 Precautions Mandatory Safety Requirements Ban from Carnity Off-road Club Two Way Radio Guidelines Drive Details Level: Intermediate and above Meeting time: 3:30 PM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: 24°33'02.8"N 55°34'32.0"E https://goo.gl/maps/yJ1wqhSgQ8PKY1vs5 Action Plan: The Rush Hour saga has a sequel: "Il Sorpasso" means "to pass another car" in Italian, and is the title of a movie released in 1962, in which the protagonist drives a Lancia Aurelia Cabriolet, oblivious to traffic, cops, people and other cars, passing them with gusto...honking and making gestures 🤘... And so will we (sort of....), except off-road. From Al Ain District, more precisely Al Hayer to Faqa, to Lisaili (Inshallah). We'll drive longer than the Rush Hour series, adding an extra hour, and hopefully an extra 30 Km, to cover, if all goes well, 90 Kms in 3 hours. Departure is scheduled exactly at 3:30 PM (meeting time will be from 3:00 PM onward, so that we'll be all ready to start precisely at 3:30PM). The drive will end, wherever we'll be (with exit points planned nearby our route), at exactly 6:30 PM, or upon covering 30+30+30 Km, whichever comes first. The goal is to drive at a minimum average moving speed of 30Km/h. 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: 7:00 PM (including the possibility of a 30 minute extension to reach the exit) P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: Limited to 8 cars maximum. RSVP will close on Monday - 12 PM. 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. 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
    2 points
  11. Hi @Ale Vallecchi I noticed the drive topic intermediate but under drive detail it’s Fb+ level 😄j
    2 points
  12. I was very excited about this drive since it was just 3 cars . No way was going to miss this opportunity to meet and get to know @Mehmet Volga @Salim Akhtar as it’s Easier to talk and learn from each other in such short convoy. @mehmet, great route. I had never driven the car in such deep bowls before… as much as it was scary it was exciting as well… After that jump was a bit more cautious towards the end though😊. look forward to the pictures and videos… my phone doesn’t have a camera so couldn’t capture any of the actions !! thanks again and see you in sand soon !!
    2 points
  13. Really it was another lovely drive in magnificent Sweihan area after very long time. Looked like we were venturing into all new terrain as no tire marks were seen. Thank you @Mehmet Volgaand @VipinShettyfor making this possible. Simple enjoyed deep bowls and higher dunes with pace set by @Mehmet Volga especially the last deep dunes before exiting to Nahel. see you again next time. Pls post the pictures. I have only videos, but I guess it cannot be uploaded here.
    2 points
  14. @Enrico Biscaro all the best with your future endeavors and take care!
    2 points
  15. As mentioned by Frederic, you did very well in this difficult terrain. Keep driving and when stuck (it happen to all of us) take the time to understand the situation and you will continue to improve !
    2 points
  16. Dear desert wonderers, @Imteeaz @Michel Van Woudenberg @Joseph Raju @Gregory @Mark D @Simon Dawood @salah2u @Tareq Al Turq @Alexanderrr @Tom B @DP1011 , Deepak wrangler @Rob S @Mohamad Anwer Hope you are enjoying your weekend and hoping will have good drive tomorrow. We will be on channel 4 on the radio, and looking forward to meet you at 5:00 am. In case of requirement my mobile is 0506318834. Below is convoy order.
    2 points
  17. Thank you so much @JeromeFJ for the spectacular drive today. It was such a diverse environment of trees, bushes, soft sand & animals in one place making the scenery so beautiful. Thanks @Frederic for the support & patience and clear instructions for fellow team members. welcome back @Richard Franks & Thanks for the Second lead, well done. shout out to all convoy team, you made it fun today. Added some photos to the gallery
    2 points
  18. Having been in this area a few times before, I know very well how difficult it is to lead a convoy in those tight spots, where often it’s sheer luck to cross a dune and land just inbetween a tree and a bush. It’s the kind of area that’s mesmerizing, scenic, and as @JeromeFJrightly pointed out it brings a holistic experience to the word “desert driving”. Kudos to you buddy for taking on this challenge and guiding us through this terrain marvelously. I was driving in the back with a wide smile all the time because usually I’m a bit more focused when I’m leading while this time I could snooze and enjoy the scenery 😀 The whole group did very well, and @Alfred Alinazar if anyone knows how hard it is to take a stock long wheel base Pajero in the dunes it’s me, after stealing @Vanessa8580 her car a few times and getting stuck countless times. It’s a car that allows zero error for mistake due to the big weight and low clearance. So don’t worry about it. Once the HT tyres are due for replacement get yourself some AT tyres so you can do 11-12 psi, that will really help a lot. The sand was like powder today in some places so every psi will help. @Richard Franksgreat to see you back in the sand, the last time we met was in Liwa where your Gentlemens BBQ was on display 😜 @Suresh K Nice little Pajero you have there buddy ! That will take you everywhere! @Gerrit Bus @Amr Aydin @Haitham Khattab you guys rocked today with the Wranglers ! @Jose Thomas you navigated that X brilliantly ! Very well done ! @Adam James it’s never a bad thing driving behind an FJ Extreme, as i got to see how capable both driver and car really was today ! see you all in the sands soon ! Let’s make Batayeh a more regular desert venue for the club !
    2 points
  19. thanks you @Rob S , i had one of the coolant hoses cracked. but now its fixed, but i feel bad for missing a great drive.
    2 points
  20. Thank you @JeromeFJ for the good drive today and @Richard Franks for the SL and the legendary @Frederic for the sweep/assist. thank you all @Suresh K @Alfred Alinazar @Jose Thomas @Haitham Khattab @Adam James @Gerrit Bus (waiting desperately for the feed from your camera 😅), good to meet old friends and make new ones on this drive. see you all soon on the sand.
    2 points
  21. @eismail @Alfie Argana and @sophiedana Looking forward to meet you all tomorrow . Because it’s just a small convoy, I will decide on the convoy positions tomorrow morning 😊 See you bright and early !
    2 points
  22. I am so hoping you are not ..was just behind you at almost the same speed, at least till the limit rose above 120 which i usually in any case don't exceed....keeping fingers crossed..i realized we are in AD however totally forgot about the no cushion thing
    1 point
  23. Yes @Thomas Varghese! In @Ale Vallecchi's drive But Later I was told that Ale did announce it on radio just before concluding drive, to be careful as we would be driving back from Abu Dhabi, but guess interference and I missed the MOST imp message of the drive😂😂
    1 point
  24. U mean after @Ale Vallecchi's drive? Welcome my friend, I got too and immediately paid 195 AED
    1 point
  25. Thanks @JeromeFJ, it was a wonderful drive. I still need to learn how to handle my Pajero to handle this terrain
    1 point
  26. Morning @Mehmet Volga& @VipinShetty. Hope you guys are coming 😊. I arrived here
    1 point
  27. Hi sorry for late info of withdrawal from tomorrow’s drive. Hope to see you all next time.
    1 point
  28. Hi @varunmehndiratta, apologies I will drop out from this drive. I'm not yet fully recovered from a cold. Have a great drive! See you on the sand soon!
    1 point
  29. Hi enrico, whatsapp me on 050 318 0363
    1 point
  30. Drive RSVP is closed now. Looking forward to seeing you all tomo at 5 AM at Mahafiz. Please find the convoy number below and we will use Radio channel 2: 446.031'25 @Senthil Kumar @Theo09 @Stan Hassett @munkybizness @Yogesh Chaudhary @takeshi sobue @imranaasghar81 @Dodi Syahdar @george charbel @Farook Veettil @Thomas Varghese @KKIRAN @Looper Gaurav Silver Pajero Senthil Kumar 2014, Jeep Wrangler 4 door- Red Theo09 2009 Toyota Fortuner V4/ 2.7 Stan Hassett Toyota Prado 4L White munkybizness Y61 Nissan SS - LWB - White Yogesh Chaudhary 2014 Pajero, 4 Door, Gold takeshi sobue FJ Cruiser imranaasghar81 2013, FJ Cruiser Xtreme, White Dodi Syahdar 2018 Ford F150 Raptor george charbel 2017 Wrangler 2 door - White Looper 2019 Wrangler Sport - 2 Door
    1 point
  31. THE DRIVE. I called it the drive because it was the drive. Absolute entertainer from @Brette. Being driving with @Carnity for almost 1 1/2 years and gradually raising my level to Intermediate, I was little apprehensive about joining a newbie drive considering it to be boring and slow paced with all sorts of refusals and stucks. Well I was wrong. Minimal refusals - (3 or 4?) and 1 stuck speaks volumes about the driving abilities of the convoy. Kudos to the Marshal @Brette for correctly judging the strengths and weaknesses of the convoy and setting a track and pace corresponding to the convoy. 1st time driving with @Brette and I regret having not joining his drives before. Don't get me wrong that @Brette set a very easy track for us. The 1st phase of the drive was very tricky and challenging on extra soft sand until reaching Pink Rock. I couldn't believe when everybody climbed Pink Rock in the 1st attempt itself with very minimal inputs from the Marshal and support team. Wow. When Brette asked me to climb after him and direct the cars coming in to park at a safe place avoiding the rocks I was counting I would have to wait in the sun for a long time considering it was a newbie convoy. In no time everybody was up and parked and driving again. Amazing skills in offroading by this convoy. The pajeros and the super safari's didn't disappoint today. The 1st 3 pajero's at the front followed wherever Brette led without any flaws. Congrats @Sunny84 for being a good 2nd lead and @Anirudh Dayma & @Jaro Tuzinsky for keeping up the pace. @Jonny90 in his Y 61 followed all of them like a walk in the park. @Jad Moussalli & his incredible machine the DEFENDER was top notch in performance. Couldn't get a chance to see the DEFENDER self recovering with all the gizmos it has as Jad never got refusals or stucks anywhere. The 2 ladies @Sita Sharma & @Super Safari Girl were driving perfectly in front of me. @Sita Sharma has the potential to become the upgraded @Looper. Waiting for the day when she will start talking on the radio I got to loop again. @Super Safari Girl knows the potential of her car and knows how to tame its power. The surprise car today was the aptly named White Rhino aka Pajero of @Mike M.. Who said Pajero's are underpowered. That car can climb anywhere without any issues and better than any car in the convoy. A tuned 2014 Pajero 3.8 grey LWB is soon going to have a serious competitor in dune bashing. @GauravSoni are you listening? As @Brette, @Pacific, @munkybizness put it, its 90% driver and 10% car and today @Mike M. proved that. Climbing Big Red like it was its daily routine amazed me. No comments about friend's @Pacific & @munkybizness. Both of them gave a live tutorial to the rest of the convoy how to climb dunes and it was fun watching them. Will be joining @Gaurav's newbie drive tomorrow and who knows that convoy will be even better. My 110th drive with @Carnity. Till next time we meet again in the sands bye.
    1 point
  32. It is always easier and more fun with small convoys normally but needed min 3 cars. As you both confirmed, we are still in the game @Salim Akhtar @VipinShetty 👍 Just check if everything is alright with your cars until tomorrow morning
    1 point
  33. Morning guys, have to pull out from this one. Enjoy the drive, will see you next time!
    1 point
  34. Yes @Salim Akhtar it is still on as long as we have at least three cars, including me. Seems we have four so far...
    1 point
  35. Dear @Hisham Masaad @marks @Zixuan Huang - Charlie @Rob S @ASAD. @Simon Dawood @Fabien Monleau @Mohamad Anwer @Anoop Nair @Sunil Mathew @Daniel Yang @Gilbert Khalil @Chris Wing Looking forward for meeting you tomorrow morning Pre-drive details below: Please be on time and bring all your passion for off-roading and pull as much as you can of yourself out of bed.. trust me you will need all of it. Be at the meeting point by 5:00am (or before) be ready to move by 5:10am Please ensure your programable radio is on, fully charged and set to Channel 3 (446,056) Quick briefing will be done on on the sand before we start moving Please ensure everything in the car is tied down and there are no moving objects Please check all car fluids, tow hooks, and ensure no hanging parts below the chassis. please ensure you come with a full tank (as much as possible) in addition to all necessary gear for this drive level specially your tire deflator, pressure gauge and a compressor, safety flag and radio. (NO FLAG or RADIO = NO DRIVE) Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/jtZXG4XXN56exRBU6 Convoy Order:
    1 point
  36. Thanks @varunmehndiratta see you on Sunday
    1 point
  37. Dear @Sam K @Daniel Rodas @Pieter Potgieter - hope you received the message that you are added to the drive. We had some slots that opened and i extended the drive to 11 to accomodate all. Looking forward to see you on sunday. Cheers
    1 point
  38. Dear Desert Drivers, @Richard Franks @Suresh K @Alfred Alinazar @Jose Thomas @Haitham Khattab @Pacific @Ahmed Wagdy @Adam James @topgear @Amr Aydin @Gerrit Bus @Tareck @Frederic You will find the convoy order for tomorrow morning The meeting is at 5:15 am at - https://goo.gl/maps/WYMWCc7JmWVz3gm39 We will use radio Channel 2. As usual, try to get as much sleep as you can before the drive, and come with a full tank. See you all tomorrow morning !
    1 point
  39. Thanks @Gaurav. I joined Morning Newbie Desert Drive - Mahafiz Delight - Sharjah - 5 Jun 2022
    1 point
  40. HI @Yogesh Chaudhary kindly note that this Drive is only for FB and above level. I noticed that you are still at NB level, so i will have to remove your RSVP for this drive. In case you are planning to apply for promotion to FB level, you can find the details - criteria, link to apply for promotion in the forum below. Once your request is approved, you will be eligible for FB drives. All the best, looking forward to drive with you sometime soon. In case of any queries, feel free to let us know. Cheers. Hi @Yogesh Chaudhary In case you are interested, there's a NB drive at same time on Sunday and i see some slots are still available.
    1 point
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