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Foxtrot Oscar

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  1. Well I did it! I took the plunge and parted with some $$$ to upgrade the stereo. I mentioned previously the number 1 priority was to have my GPS interface on a bigger , clearer screen. I went with the Sony xav-5000 and was eager to try it out . Tonight I had the opportunity to do so and I have to admit I was very impressed and thought it a huge improvement. Aside from the physical size (6,95inches) it also has a crystal clear screen and easy to zoom functions. I followed the track easily and could quickly identify more technical areas that weren't suitable for the drive (fewbie) . It made a huge difference to me (as a lead) In the past I would have to stop and zoom in on the phone to read the dunes, not anymore though. My iphone is also relieved as it's no longer flying around being smashed to pieces Note of caution, I needed to upgrade the rear camera too as the unit is 12v and the stock camera is 6v, this added an additional 300 to the cost. p.s. aside from navigation functionality, the additional bells and whistles are handy too. I love that it reads my messages from whatsapp etc and can compose them too via Siri.
  2. Drive report It’s always a pleasure and tonight was no different . We started off on the familiar sands of Murquab gently making our way through the dunes ever mindful that @antonio was experiencing his first fewbie drive . As we tackled some low and gentle ridges it was apparent that both @Antonio Jimenez Williamsand @Rob Harpercould handle getting on top , keeping control of their steering and maintaining just the right amount of momentum to stay on the ridge. Well done guys! We were soon faced with the high and long dunes that provide excellent opportunities for side sloping . @Antonio Jimenez Williams had a refusal and we decided he should deflate his tyres to see if it helped. It did and Antonio was back in the game. After about 1 hour or so of exploring Murquab we crossed the Sabka and took the familiar track to Solar park. After a short while we headed into the dunes to the right of the track , here we were presented with a different challenge , small dunes but not too tight . However, they still required a degree of finesse to navigate them. Satisfied that all in the convoy were handling the drive I asked if they were suitably challenged and the response was that we could up the pace slightly although , I was very mindful that this was a fewbie drive and Antonio was being suitably challenged . I decided to keep the pace as was and hunted for more challenging dunes . We found more beautiful long dunes, some with steep climbs and soft sands which met with a couple of refusals but nothing major. As we reached the more advanced slopes with their mighty slip faces we darted up, slipped down and crossed atop them with the entire convoy coping well. @Antonio Jimenez Williams , you did very well today , I know you felt the step up from newbie, but you handled it all well . Just be mindful to steer down and never ever fight gravity unless you want your car to end up on its roof. @Rob Harper , you didn’t put a wheel wrong all night. You took everything in your stride and handled your car very well. @Gaurav Soni @MUHAMMAD Kashif RAZZAQ , @Thomas Varghese and @Hisham Masaad you all had impeccable drives. Thank you , it’s always a pleasure to lead you guys . Very special thanks to @Veedooshee for doing a perfect job as second lead. Further thanks to my henchmen @Mohamed Seidam and @Islam Soliman who kept a watchful eye on the entire convoy and were always on hand to give advice and help out. Your assistance on my drives is always greatly appreciated and very much needed . Thank you gentlemen Once again, thank you to the entire convoy for indulging my adventurous ways and following my lead. Until our next adventure !
  3. Good evening fellow adventurers. Tomorrow's late afternoon drive shall see us dander around the mixture of dunes Murquab has to offer. There are technical patches, long range dunes and some climbs to test all our off road skills. We could head to Solar Park, or perhaps we'll head to Lisalli, maybe we'll just do a loop. As always, anything we do will be dependent on the convoy's wants and needs and tomorrow's convoy is a variety pack with varying degrees of experience. Whatever challenges we attempt, it'll be one that suits all and has everyone smiling We will be using Radio Channel 2 (two) My proposed convoy list is as follows: Driver Car Level Position Angela @Foxtrot Oscar Black X Expert Lead @Veedooshee Pajero IM 2nd Lead @Antonio Jimenez Williams Prado Fewbie 3rd @Mus_hus78 Pajero Fewbie 4th @Rob Harper Tundra Pro Fewbie 5th @Islam Soliman Yukon IM CF @Thomas Varghese White X Fewvie 7th @Hisham Masaad FJC IM 8th @Gaurav Soni Pajero IM 9th @MUHAMMAD Kashif RAZZAQ Yellow Wrangler IM 10th @Mohamed Seidam White X IM sweep
  4. Waitlist as of 28/2 @ 8pm @Ilya Golubinsky 2nd drive @Islam Soliman 2nd drive @Ahab Shamaa 2nd drive @MUHAMMAD Kashif RAZZAQ 2n drive. As it stands it looks highly likely that you will be able to join
  5. 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 Off-roader 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: Fewbie and above (All Level) Meeting time: 2:00 PM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/VTtYtzketZS8yTgf6 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: 06:00 PM P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: Limited to 10 Fewbie and above drivers. 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
  6. 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: Intermediate and above When: 6th March (Saturday) Meeting time: 2:00 PM (SHARP - Without any exceptions). Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/2SRBGs3qN7tU61A16 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: 6 PM P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: Limited to 10 cars only. RSVP will close on Monday - 3:30pm 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 THE BELOW CALENDAR EVENT
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    Drive Details Level: Intermediate and above When: 6th March (Saturday) Meeting time: 2:00 PM (SHARP - Without any exceptions). Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/2SRBGs3qN7tU61A16 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: 6 PM P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive.
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    Drive Details Level: Fewbie and above (All Level) Meeting time: 2:00 PM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/VTtYtzketZS8yTgf6 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: 06:00 PM P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive.
  9. 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: Fewbie When: 2nd March 2021, Tuesday. Meeting time: 3:30pm (SHARP - Without any exceptions). Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/TV9NpjboewyCZ1GH9 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: 6pm P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: Limited to 10 cars only. RSVP will close on Monday - 3:30pm 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. Drive Details Level: Fewbie When: 2nd March 2021, Tuesday. Meeting time: 3:30pm (SHARP - Without any exceptions). Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/TV9NpjboewyCZ1GH9 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: 6pm P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive.
  11. Drive Report What to say about Faqa that hasn’t already be said? Everyone was in great spirits as we gathered to ready ourselves for what we all hoped would be a great afternoon of driving. We picked our way through the small patch of technical dunes to reach the long range slopes. As we did so @Shehab Alawadhi found himself atop a crest and @Junaid120120had an ungual stuck. It didn’t take long to get them both off again and the convoy motoring through Faqa’s glorious dunes. In a convoy that was intermediate driver heavy I looked to see how well @Shehab Alawadhi, @Arman and @Junaid120120 could handle ridge riding and criss crossing . It was clear that after a couple of trial runs the three of them were more than up to it. Satisfied that our Fewbies were technically capable I increased the challenge and we headed further into the dunes. Just at that, we had two sick passengers, and alas @Mohamed Seidam and @siddharth maheshwari had to exit. I hope your passengers feel better now. We reached the other side of Faqa, an area not often explored, and here the fun level really increased,. We tackled ridge after ridge, found an amazing sweeping bowl and side sloped and crissed – crossed 'til our offroad hearts were content. I can’t thank everyone enough for their excellent driving that made for a very fun afternoon. @Ashok chaturvedi clearly loves his FJ but I don't think his good lady s as big a fan @Ilya Golubinskywas a fantastic second lead. It was great to drive with @MUHAMMAD Kashif RAZZAQ and great to see you progress . @Islam Soliman once more helped keep everything going at the back as sweep. Thanks @Islam Soliman for all your help today. Special praise for @Shehab Alawadhi, @Arman and @Junaid120120 who all had great drives, followed the tracks and kept with the pace. Well done everyone and thanks again for a great afternoon in the sand, Until our next adventure.
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