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  1. Congratulations @Santoso Marjuki well deserved πŸ‘πŸ‘
  2. Hi Tune Squad! @munkybizness @Ashok chaturvedi @Karthik Raptor @Gregory @Santoso Marjuki @KAMALIO @Amr Aydin @Beide Worku @takeshi sobue @Imran Kashif @Imteeaz What a day it was out in the desert. - Terrain - As soft and challenging as it could be. And those razor sharp long ridges were just amazing. - Weather - Despite visibility issues, it was an awesome weather. Felt like i was still on vacation, enjoying the beautiful Indian rainy season. - Convoy - Aptly named Tune Squad!! You all just rocked it. 🀘 Today's drive could easily be divided into three phase - With fog and limited visibility, we started off around 15 min late and entered FAQA dunes with a sense of caution. And multiple refusals within first 30 min and no improvement in visibility meant we treaded slowly with some restrain over next 45 min or so. However, as it turned out, it was just the initial hic. Over next 1.5 hour, once the convoy had adapted to the environment, there was no ridge long enough (and damn they were long) and no climb steep enough for this awesome Squad. I stopped counting after the 12th long ridge we rode today. It was simply a fantastic sight, watching you all ride them to perfection - well anchored and at a steady, controlled pace. Very well done. At 830am, the visibility took another dip and over next 30 min realizing that it was becoming challenging to maintain a high pace with a long convoy, i decided to take an alternate short route through some small patch of technical dune towards the exit. However, as it turned out, weather had messed up these technical dunes and wasnt easy finding clear lines through them. Convoy really supported and handled the challenge well - especially some really tight spots we treaded through and just around 10am, we were out on the road. Picture below well summarizes the way you all handled the drive. Thanks again for joining and special thanks to Karthik, Ashok and Mayank for awesome support throughout. Hope to see you all sometime soon, have a nice week ahead.
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    Drive Details Level: Fewbie Plus and Above When: 21st Aug 2022 Sunday Meeting time: 5:30 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions). Meeting Point: TBA Type of Car: Any 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: 9:30 AM THIS IS A COMPRESSOR ONLY DRIVE.
  4. Dear Sand Sailors I am sure most of you have already been to Tawi Nazwa, clicked some nice pics on top of Pink Rock and had fun rolling through nice bowls that this area offers. It was all good for NB and FB drives. With this drive, the ambition is to take adventure to another level by adding lot more gas and thrill to this route well travelled. And to add to the drama, we aspire to climb all the way to the top of Big Red and have some fun around the place (ofcourse while ensuring Safety as our top priority). So get ready to make your engine roar! General Info 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 Ban from Carnity Off-road Club Two Way Radio Guidelines Drive Details Level: Fewbie Plus and Above When: 21st Aug 2022 Sunday Meeting time: 5:30 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions). Meeting Point: TBA Type of Car: Any 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: 9:30 AM THIS IS A COMPRESSOR ONLY DRIVE. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS DRIVE UNLESS YOU HAVE A COMPRESSOR. ANYONE ARRIVING AT THE DRIVE WITHOUT A COMPRESSOR, FLAG, PROPER SHOVEL AND DEFLATION KIT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE DRIVE. ALL TOW POINTS WILL BE CHECKED BEFORE DEPARTURE. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: Limited to 10 cars only. 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
  5. Dear Tune Squad Thanks for signing in for the drive. We have an awesome convoy with amazing drivers and vehicles, all set to take over monstrous dunes at Faqa. All squad communication will be through Channel 1. Please make sure to be on time. Faqa in general has an extra terrestrial mystery to it and I understand that shamal has brought in a soft and deceptive shroud of fresh sand, further intensifying the effect. So ensure you are well rested and well hydrated as this terrain will surely test the best of our skills and attention. We surely don’t want this - Convoy order is as below 1. @varunmehndiratta Grey Wrangler 2. @Ashok chaturvedi Yellow FJ, SL 3. @Imran Kashif Maroon FJ 4. @takeshi sobue in a mean machine he calls FJ (I don’t believe it). 5. @Amr Aydin Green Jeep 6. @Morshedi Yellow Wrangler 7. @munkybizness in Center on his Safari 8. @KAMALIO Silver Rubicon 9. @Imteeaz in Golden Patrol 10. @Gregory Beautiful Pajero 3.8 11. @Beide Worku Blue F150 12. @Santoso Marjuki Another blue and another Jeep. 13. @Karthik Raptor will be at sweep. See you all at Faqa, this sunday.
  6. Hi @munkybizness as part of support team adding you under manage tab. @Beide Worku you are added for the drive. πŸ‘
  7. Hi @Imran Kashif since it’s your only drive for the weekend (and you were wl1) I have extended the convoy size and you are now added to the drive. Dear all thanks for response to the drive, it got full and extended to wl quite fast. We still have some ppl in WL, so please ensure that in case your plan changes, let us know well in time (by updating the rsvp) so that we don’t miss out on a slot while others are still waiting. Thanks for your understanding.
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    Level: Fewbie Plus and Above When: 14th Aug 2022 Sunday Meeting time: 5:00 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions). Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/WbWFK5iwurzey1dF8 Type of Car: Any 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: 9:30 AM THIS IS A COMPRESSOR ONLY DRIVE. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS DRIVE UNLESS YOU HAVE A COMPRESSOR. ANYONE ARRIVING AT THE DRIVE WITHOUT A COMPRESSOR, FLAG, PROPER SHOVEL AND DEFLATION KIT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE DRIVE. ALL TOW POINTS WILL BE CHECKED BEFORE DEPARTURE.
  9. After a long break from sand, just as the doc recommended, its time to be back in Faqa and explore the beautiful terrain. So, squad "Buckle Up for the Space Jam" Rules of the game - the drive plan - that's pretty simple. Rule 1 - In Tune Squad - we go fast and we go long (range). Rule 2 - We'll start with the first ray of sunlight and explore as many long range dunes as we can - criss-crossing through this beautiful terrain to end where we we'll be around 9am (hopefully). Direction, maps - it ain't matter, its tune squad time, General Info 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 Ban from Carnity Off-road Club Two Way Radio Guidelines Drive Details Level: Fewbie Plus and Above When: 14th Aug 2022 Sunday Meeting time: 5:00 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions). Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/WbWFK5iwurzey1dF8 Type of Car: Any 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: 9:30 AM THIS IS A COMPRESSOR ONLY DRIVE. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS DRIVE UNLESS YOU HAVE A COMPRESSOR. ANYONE ARRIVING AT THE DRIVE WITHOUT A COMPRESSOR, FLAG, PROPER SHOVEL AND DEFLATION KIT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE DRIVE. ALL TOW POINTS WILL BE CHECKED BEFORE DEPARTURE. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: Limited to 10 cars only. 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
  10. Dear Sand Sailors Thanks a lot for joining in for the drive this morning. Got back home with all gears untouched, almost full battery on radio and a smile on face - couldn't have asked for a better convoy to sail through the challenges weather and lovely dunes at Lissali threw at us. We covered around 55Km at a good average moving speed of 24kmph - which speaks volume about how well each of you handled the challenges (and special credit to new FBs). Very well done!! Thanks to @M.Seidam for all the support and guidance and especially for couple of lovely sessions on self recovery. Thanks to @Ashok chaturvedi - undoubtedly the most reliable SL and also for volunteering to get stuck on the ridge πŸ˜‚ so that we can learn the power of shovel... Believe it's first time over several drives that i have seen Ashok getting stuck, but then that's the beauty of surprises that nature has to offer. Thanks @RiaanJH for handling the responsibility as sweep nicely, well done πŸ‘ - and that demo on criss crossing was just perfect. Thanks @Tom BB for being our pillar of strength and reliability at centre of convoy. You ensured that all refusals were smoothly handled without any major challenges. @Stan Hassett and @Zulfikhar Naiyar it was never going to be easy being the least experienced FBs in this convoy full of experienced drivers, however you both handled it very well with only some minor stucks and refusals. Also we had a chance to experience the importance of right deflation - especially with sand getting super soft in summer. You both handled your rides well and looking forward to drive with you both at higher levels soon. @KAMALIO and @Senthil Kumar we have driven togather many times and glad to see you both grow in confidence and skillset. You have the perfect rides for the sand and you handle them well. @Sam K another perfect drive for you - you are really getting great at ridge riding. Hope your daughter enjoyed the drive. @takeshi sobue brilliant drive today - was good to see control taking over from speed πŸ‘πŸ˜Š Looking forward to drive with you all sometime soon. Till then have an awesome time and for those planning vacation, have fun. Cheers
  11. Hi Sand Sailors Convoy for tomo is as below. We will be using the radio channel:1 Meeting Point : https://maps.google.com/?q=24.919856,55.519013&entry=gps Convoy Order 1. Varun in Grey Wrangler 2. @Ashok chaturvedi in Yellow FJ will be SL 3. @Stan Hassett in white Prado 4. @RiaanJH in Silver Jeep 5. @Zulfikhar Naiyar in Silver Xterra 6. @Tom B in LC 7. @Sam K in FJ Cruiser 8. @Senthil Kumar in red wrangler 9 @takeshi sobue in FJ with engine of F150 πŸ˜‚ 10. @M.Seidam in White Xterra 11. @KAMALIO in Rubicon 12. @salah2u in Y62 13. @GauravSoni in Pajero will be sweeping.
  12. And as at @Carnity some ppl really care, so after reading my post and concerned with your safety (many who joined my last convoy two weeks back in Lisali are still trying to find their way out) Dr @M.Seidam has offered to join the drive πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Welcome onboard doc. Looking forward to see you.
  13. Dear Sand Sailors Thanks for RSVPing for the drive. Really good to see some usual suspects and some new faces. Plus we have some new first time FBs as well - going to be fun 😈😈 Been a crazy week at work for me and i am really looking forward to release some steam on Long range dunes around Lisali - .so get ready to rumble !!πŸ‘ Drive Plan - Very simple and easy - will enter the sand around camel track area, quickly (atleast i hope so) rush through some basic technical area and then we will let ourselves get lost into the beautiful long range dunes of Lisali. Some FAQs for our drive. When do we meet? - Sharp 5am without exception. Anyone one min late will need to bring in a Jerry can full of 10ltr Super grade petrol for the lead (yeah my Jeep doesn't like the taste of that cheap special or regular fuel πŸ˜‚) and 20ltr.for @GauravSoni who is hoping that he gets at least a tank full in lieu of giving up his sleep to join with us. Thanks @GauravSoni Anyone two or more min late will be sent back home (of course after delivering the Jerry can and 10 ltr petrol each for whole convoy). Where do we meet? Lisali camel track, drop pin will be updated tomo afternoon What we plan to achieve- Achieve? Dude It's a weekend so let's just chill and sail through the sand, far away from hustle of achieving something... Yeah, yeah you will learn as well 😴 Where do we exit - Who cares, somewhere around. Hopefully in Dubai. 🧭🧭 What time do we plan to exit - i plan to exit by 9am. When you will exit - depends on you πŸ‘ΏπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ What should I bring to the drive? Lots of energy, water, gear, snack for yourself and MASK 😷😷 <- yeah that's how it looks like, And yeah Smiles (but won't it be hidden under the maskπŸ€”). Any prep before the drive required? Take lots of rest, stay hydrated, ensure your vehicle is in perfect shape and above all ensure you set the alarm right ⏰⏰⏰⏰ it's really a lame excuse that my alarm didnt ring - it always does we are the one who miss it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ In case your plan changes, please advice well in time. And in case of any issue feel free to call me - my no is 050 4430 882 So looking forward to see you all on Sunday. @Zulfikhar Naiyar @RiaanJH @Stan Hassett @Jonny90 @takeshi sobue @salah2u @Ashok chaturvedi @Sam KK @Tom B @KAMALIO
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