How much did you enjoy your first drive ?
My first time was in January, at Pink Rock + Big Red. I was feeling a little bit anxious before we moved, as it was my first real experience on dunes (after only a few drives off the tracks) and I didn’t have a clue about how difficult it would be : will I get stuck, break my car, etc. But thanks to Gaurav’s, Rahimdad’s and everybody’s help, it has just been fun and very exciting.
What did you enjoy about the drive ?
- safe adrenaline
- precious advices
- gradual difficulty of the ride
- friendly atmosphere
Which part of the drive you think you enjoyed the best which you would like to repeat ?
When you are faced with a difficult crossing and you ask yourself : Really ? I will do this ? And before you find the answer, you discover that you just made it.
Do you think there was a good mix of lecture and practical, was the lecture too long, and any part that can be avoided or done in a shorter or different way ?
To my opinion, it was OK. The first lecture is never a waste of time.
Do you think anything else could be added to the lecture?
Not really, considering the many opportunities we have to ask questions during the day.
Do you think prior reading material would help ?
I agree with Richard and Sertac, nothing can replace practice, however it could be useful for all newbies to have a short document, I mean one page, summarizing a few basic rules (for security), prior to the first drive.
Would you know where on the Carnity forum you would be able to find the information you are looking for?
Is there anything you think could be done in a better way ?
I will think about it…
How do you suggest to make things better for the new comers ?
For my first drive, I didn’t have a walkie-talkie yet, and I must admit that sometime I felt a bit lost and « lonely ». For that reason, I would recommend to all the absolute newbies to buy one before their first ride.
How do you think you can progress within the current atmosphere and learning opportunities provided ?
The more I will drive the more I will learn.