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About Gaurav

  • Birthday 04/24/1980

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    http://www.gauravk.com

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    Crew
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    Cars, Technology and Travelling

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    Dubai, UAE
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    1999 Mitsubishi Pajero - 2 Door - Silver
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    PR Specialist
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    Off-road & mods

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  1. Calling all Abu Dhabi tigers to enjoy sunrise at Khatim this Friday. @Remco Snoek @Xavier Treasurer @Willie @Ruan van den Heever @muzrma @Martin. @Srijith Gangadharan @Mus_hus78
  2. Current Waitlist @Farook Veettil @Shehzada Umer Naseer So far there are no drop outs, if anyone drops out I will add your names.
  3. SPOT ON. Well done @Alexander Alcala for nailing it perfectly that such extreme drives need a proper safety too. Doing it with your daily driver without a roll cage, helmet, 5-point harness and other advance safety feature to cut-off fuel supply in case of rollover is highly not recommended here.
  4. Congratulations @Luca Palanca Falsini, @Lorenzo Candelpergher and @Janarthan for successfully completing the second session of leaders lead with flying colors. Thanks @Jeepie and @Wrangeld for supporting the second session and sharing your real life experience as a successful new leaders. As you all have learned the art of leading while navigating your way with GPS, now it's your chance to get ready for the ultimate test of skills. You will be learning the basics of leading the convoy in the desert in three different steps: Advance sand reading, plan your lead, plan your exits. Use of navigational software for selecting the right course of path. How to systematically scale the lead for all the cars in the convoy. In this third session of leaders lead you will be leading through technical dunes with the help of off-road navigation app or device. And also learn to scale up or down the drive level difficulties as per convoy response. Prepare and mark these basic points and you will be required to reach any one or few of them: Entry and Exit Lisali camel track Lisali Fort Lisali technical dunes Murquab technical dunes Faqa long range dunes Faqa technical dunes Mark few play area in and around Lisali, Murquab and Faqa area. Mark as many sabka, flat track or easy exits in case of emergency. Mark fencing or restricted area. Level: Advance and Above When: 22 Jan 2021, Friday Meeting time: 12:00 PM, (Sharp, without any exceptions) Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/UGVDtqo5Khmwf3PN8 Lisali Camel track Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance. Approximate finish time: 5:00 PM Please RSVP on the below calendar:
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    Level: Advance and Above When: 22 Jan 2021, Friday Meeting time: 12:00 PM, (Sharp, without any exceptions) Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/UGVDtqo5Khmwf3PN8 Lisali Camel track Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance. Approximate finish time: 5:00 PM
  6. Congratulations @Probir Mukherjee for reaching the Intermediate Level with Carnity Offroad Club. Looking forward to seeing you growing further and helping others to learn the art of offroading in a safe environment. Please make sure your Carnity user profile is always updated with all the latest Emergency contact details. P.S. Trip lead might deny your participation if you don't have required off-road gear. INTERMEDIATE Drives Attended (Indicative) Minimum 10 drives are required within last 6 months for Intermediate promotion. (Drives can be a mix of Newbie, Fewbie (50%) and Fewbie plus, depending on your adaptability, learning progress and Marshal’s feedback) What you'll learn Basic GPS and navigational skills Basic tow rope and winch recoveries Extreme side sloping and long hill climb Tall dunes ridge riding and criss crossing Precise control over technical dunes Fast pace desert driving Skills required Adventurous and thrill seeker but in a safe manner Level headed under stressful situations Responsible, dependable and accountable Car Worthiness Capable 4x4 vehicle with low range gearing Suitable approach and departure angle High profile tires Off-road gear required Safety flag, tire deflator, tire pressure gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio (walkie-talkie), air compressor, tool kit, rated recovery rope and 2 rated shackles, GPS. Drive teamwork Manage center forward position with Trip Lead’s permission Learn/assist recoveries under Trip Lead’s supervision Re-route convoy and coordination, when needed Learn to lead small portion of Intermediate drive under Marshal supervision Drive Joining Join Newbie, Fewbie, Intermediate and Exploration drives only Forum participation Active participation on the forum Share drive experience + feedback Share drive pictures in the gallery Post trip report after the drive
  7. Congratulations @Nathan Evans for reaching the Fewbie Level with Carnity Offroad Club. Looking forward to seeing you growing further and helping others to learn the art of offroading in a safe environment. Please make sure your Carnity user profile is always updated with all the latest Emergency contact details. P.S. Trip lead might deny your participation if you don't have required off-road gear. Fewbie: Drives Attended (Indicative) Minimum 5 Newbie drives are required within last 3 months for Fewbie promotion. What you'll learn Basic dune and sand reading Basic self-recovery techniques Advance side sloping and hill climb Basic ridge riding and criss crossing Basic control over technical dunes Slightly faster pace desert driving Skills required Enthusiastic and positive attitude Willingness to learn and help others Presence of mind and attention to detail Car Worthiness Any 4x4 vehicle with low range gearing Suitable approach and departure angle Off-road gear required Safety flag, tire deflator, tire pressure gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio (walkie-talkie), air compressor. Drive teamwork Manage second lead and sweep positions upon request Intuitive and proactive to support Trip Lead Observe recoveries and offer help, when needed Drive Joining Join Newbie and Fewbie drives And Fewbie Plus, after 5 drives at Fewbie level only Forum participation Active participation on the forum Share drive experience + feedback Share drive pictures in the gallery Post trip report after the drive
  8. Congratulations @Harold Roberts for reaching the Fewbie Level with Carnity Offroad Club. Looking forward to seeing you growing further and helping others to learn the art of offroading in a safe environment. Please make sure your Carnity user profile is always updated with all the latest Emergency contact details. P.S. Trip lead might deny your participation if you don't have required off-road gear. Fewbie: Drives Attended (Indicative) Minimum 5 Newbie drives are required within last 3 months for Fewbie promotion. What you'll learn Basic dune and sand reading Basic self-recovery techniques Advance side sloping and hill climb Basic ridge riding and criss crossing Basic control over technical dunes Slightly faster pace desert driving Skills required Enthusiastic and positive attitude Willingness to learn and help others Presence of mind and attention to detail Car Worthiness Any 4x4 vehicle with low range gearing Suitable approach and departure angle Off-road gear required Safety flag, tire deflator, tire pressure gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio (walkie-talkie), air compressor. Drive teamwork Manage second lead and sweep positions upon request Intuitive and proactive to support Trip Lead Observe recoveries and offer help, when needed Drive Joining Join Newbie and Fewbie drives And Fewbie Plus, after 5 drives at Fewbie level only Forum participation Active participation on the forum Share drive experience + feedback Share drive pictures in the gallery Post trip report after the drive
  9. Congratulations @Hisham Masaad for reaching the Fewbie Level with Carnity Offroad Club. Looking forward to seeing you growing further and helping others to learn the art of offroading in a safe environment. Please make sure your Carnity user profile is always updated with all the latest Emergency contact details. P.S. Trip lead might deny your participation if you don't have required off-road gear. Fewbie: Drives Attended (Indicative) Minimum 5 Newbie drives are required within last 3 months for Fewbie promotion. What you'll learn Basic dune and sand reading Basic self-recovery techniques Advance side sloping and hill climb Basic ridge riding and criss crossing Basic control over technical dunes Slightly faster pace desert driving Skills required Enthusiastic and positive attitude Willingness to learn and help others Presence of mind and attention to detail Car Worthiness Any 4x4 vehicle with low range gearing Suitable approach and departure angle Off-road gear required Safety flag, tire deflator, tire pressure gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio (walkie-talkie), air compressor. Drive teamwork Manage second lead and sweep positions upon request Intuitive and proactive to support Trip Lead Observe recoveries and offer help, when needed Drive Joining Join Newbie and Fewbie drives And Fewbie Plus, after 5 drives at Fewbie level only Forum participation Active participation on the forum Share drive experience + feedback Share drive pictures in the gallery Post trip report after the drive
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    Drive Details Level: Newbie and above (All Level) Meeting time: 7:00 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/VeA92oigcGRYDNtXA 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: 11:00 AM P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive.
  11. 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 and strictly follow these guidelines in order not to jeopardize someone's health, and to ensure we can keep organizing these drives safely. MUST READ AND TOTALLY AGREE: COVID19 Precautions MUST READ AND TOTALLY AGREE: BAN POST Two Way Radio Guidelines Every Offroader brings his own radio, programmed to the frequencies described in below advice topic. We will not share spare radios or program your radio on the drive. If you need assistance in programming the radio, post a topic on the Carnity website with your questions and we will help you out. Make sure your radio is fully charged. It will be your only way of communication while driving. Before buying, please carefully read below advice so you are informed properly on which model / cost / shops... No radio = No drive. It is an essential tool and you should make sure you bring it on every drive and learn/practice how to use it. MUST WATCH: NEWBIE VIDEO BRIEFING Drive Details Level: Newbie and above (All Level) Meeting time: 7:00 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/VeA92oigcGRYDNtXA 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: 11:00 AM P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: Limited to 12 cars maximum. 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. 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
  12. DRIVE REPORT After long time, I had the day full of surprises from the beginning to the end and there after (even). That's what I call an eventful day. I am always excited for Absolute Newbie drives to meet new faces and be the first one to introduce them to off-roading. Yesterday we had some different menu on the table as Qudra fog decide something very special that until 9ish visibility was less than 50 meters. So we all waited patiently, yawn, shared stories at desert entry point while waiting for Mr. Sun to finally clear the fog. Due to late start, we also called for late ending and made an early exit for one car by 12ish for Friday prayer. Rest of us stayed together till the end and greeted with difficult situation just before we plan to exit by 1 PM. This last surprise extended our stuck and refusals by an additional hour to exit. Everyone's team spirit and waiting patiently was highly commendable to accommodate slow learner with respect and kindness. Many thanks @Mobeen Anwar for wonderful, capable and very responsible second lead, it clearly reflects your previous off-road experience. Like I mentioned, if you want to transfer your previous offroad experience then you can apply for your fewbie promotion now. It was great to meet you both @Natarajan and @Rajendran D two Pajero friends. As much as off-roading feels or looks scary on very first drive, but surely as you progress with regular participation it will soon grow on you. @kolinrrj you drove quite well for your first time and LC must be in zen state to be in her natural habitat. Google "hitch receiver" to consider changing the center tow ball with "shackle hitch" and "hitch tow ball" for a safer recovery point. @Sandeep Subhash you did fantastic too with your black beauty Y61, very capable offroader. Soon you will be able to match to Patrol level when you continue honing your skills. @Ganesan Kathirvel as I almost havent heard anything from you through out the drive, means either you or your wrangler was really happy and capable with Qudra sand. Well done, keep it up. @Trekado your Pajero seem quite powerful and I was really impressed that in few places you went little off and still manage to climb up. Try to follow the convoy trails more for your safety. @Rowi Elsaid your wrangler too being orange had with some magical powers too, as I haven't heard anything and assume you did well at back and enjoyed the day. FJ brothers at back @William Fernandes, @Junaid120120 @Ahmad Shaker, @Shehzada Umer Naseer your FJC seems more than ready for offroading. You just need to stay more cautious with radio and comms as while driving offroad small lack of communication can causes big trouble. Thanks @Pancho for wonderful sweep and continuous support during the whole drive, stuck and recoveries. Hope you've had enough of offroad activity after your 6 weeks of break. Moving forward you all will be joining the Newbie drives and not an Absolute Newbie drive. Drives are announced every Sunday at 11 am, and they go live on Sunday at 7:10 pm. Due to the high demand, these drives get full in about 10 minutes, so please be online at 7 pm to book your spot. If you miss a spot, put your name on the waitlist asap. Generally, by Thursday with dropouts everyone does get a spot if they have waitlisted. For the next drives, please bring along a deflator, pressure gauge, flag and radio as a minimum. Learn to deflate your tires and checking them precisely Learn to fix a flag on your car Learn to program and fully charge your radio Also like I mentioned during the debriefing, join the Carnity Whatsapp Drive Notification to get the latest updates on the drives, so that you can RSVP on time for the next weekend's drive. Please have a look at below topic which describes the tools needed for every level. There is a separate tutorial inside which explains which radio we recommend and how to program them: (Please do not buy the Baofeng 888S spare radio we gave you, as these cannot be programmed without a special cable and software). Please have a look at below grading structure that explains various off-road levels: See you guys soon in the sand again !
  13. Please find your names and convoy numbering below. CONVOY NUMBERING Gaurav Silver Pajero Mobeen Anwar Silver Prado 2009 Natarajan White Pajero 2016 Rajendran D Silver Pajero 2016 kolinrrj White Land Cruiser 2015 Sandeep Subhash Patrol Y61 2008 Ganesan Kathirvel Orange Jeep Wrangler 2013 Trekado Black Pajero 2015 Rowi Elsaid Orange Wrangler William Fernandes FJ Cruiser TBA Junaid120120 Beige FJ Cruiser 2013 Ahmad Shaker Grey FJ Cruiser 2013 Shehzada Umer FJ Cruiser 2010 Pancho Red Wrangler @Mobeen Anwar @Natarajan @Rajendran D @kolinrrj @Sandeep Subhash @Ganesan Kathirvel @Trekado @Rowi Elsaid @William Fernandes @Junaid120120 @Ahmad Shaker @Shehzada Umer Naseer @Pancho Radio: Carnity Channel 1: 446.00625 Mhz. If you have a radio, please program on above Carnity Frequency. If you do not have a radio yet, no worries we will provide you with a spare for this drive only. When you arrive tomorrow morning, you can start deflating your tyres to 15psi if you have normal/highway tyres, and 12psi in case you have offroad tyres. Please arrive on time 6AM, earlier is even better so we can help you out with deflation if needed. Seniors on the drive are myself, and @Pancho who will be sweeping the convoy and we will both help you out in case of refusals, stucks, which is all part of the game (and fun) After deflating we will do a briefing to emphasize on the aspects of offroading and the teamwork involved when becoming part of our offroad community. If you have not watched the Absolute Newbie briefing video yet, please do so, as we have compiled this video with all essential information one should know before entering the desert with a 4x4. In case of emergencies, you can contact me on 050 5258706. See you all tomorrow ! MUST WATCH: NEWBIE VIDEO BRIEFING
  14. Congratulations @Athula Dharmadada for reaching the Intermediate Level with Carnity Offroad Club. Looking forward to seeing you growing further and helping others to learn the art of offroading in a safe environment. Please make sure your Carnity user profile is always updated with all the latest Emergency contact details. P.S. Trip lead might deny your participation if you don't have required off-road gear. INTERMEDIATE Drives Attended (Indicative) Minimum 10 drives are required within last 6 months for Intermediate promotion. (Drives can be a mix of Newbie, Fewbie (50%) and Fewbie plus, depending on your adaptability, learning progress and Marshal’s feedback) What you'll learn Basic GPS and navigational skills Basic tow rope and winch recoveries Extreme side sloping and long hill climb Tall dunes ridge riding and criss crossing Precise control over technical dunes Fast pace desert driving Skills required Adventurous and thrill seeker but in a safe manner Level headed under stressful situations Responsible, dependable and accountable Car Worthiness Capable 4x4 vehicle with low range gearing Suitable approach and departure angle High profile tires Off-road gear required Safety flag, tire deflator, tire pressure gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio (walkie-talkie), air compressor, tool kit, rated recovery rope and 2 rated shackles, GPS. Drive teamwork Manage center forward position with Trip Lead’s permission Learn/assist recoveries under Trip Lead’s supervision Re-route convoy and coordination, when needed Learn to lead small portion of Intermediate drive under Marshal supervision Drive Joining Join Newbie, Fewbie, Intermediate and Exploration drives only Forum participation Active participation on the forum Share drive experience + feedback Share drive pictures in the gallery Post trip report after the drive
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