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Ale Vallecchi

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About Ale Vallecchi

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  • Off-road Rank
    Marshal
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Travel, Food&Wine, Photography

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    Springs
  • My Car
    FJ Cruiser
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    Photography, food & wine, adventure travel

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  1. 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 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 you
  2. Join us to explore Al Qudra Desert to find what's beyond Qudra lakes And learn the art of offroading in a versatile playground for your first off-road adventure. You will learn to self-drive your vehicle from experts having decades of off-roading experience in the UAE. This area offers a good mix of playable long set of dunes and broad ridges to practice your off-road skills slowly but surely. Drive is open for all 4x4/4WD/SUV/AWD vehicles having 8-10 inches of ground clearance and (MANDATORY) Front and rear tow hooks (MANDATORY) What you'll lear
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    Drive Details Level: Only for "ABSOLUTE NEWBIES" or first timer with Carnity Off-Road Club When: 14 May 2021, Friday. Meeting time: 05:30 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: TBA Shortly Type of Car: Any 4x4/4WD/SUV/AWD with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance. What to bring along: Tire deflator, pressure gauge and compressor, Loads of water, snacks (for yourself), face mask, rubber gloves, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 10:00 AM End Point: Qudra Last Exit Parking
  4. Al Aweer to As far as we can go - Drive Report "Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colors; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.' - Khalil Gibran What I had in mind was a drive in true desert conditions: torrid and dusty, with soft, shifty and blinding sand. What we got was almost a miracle: a drive into dark clouds, under torrential rain, followed, just as quickly as it came, by a full rainbow, and beaten, wet, cakey sand. Words should leave their place to images, which I hope the better equipped members could capture with their Go Pros or mounted cameras. Wha
  5. Hi @Probir Mukherjee. I cannot demote you, and you have nothing to worry about your position in the convoy. Just try to have fun and to drive safely. That's it 👍
  6. Dear Desertnauts. A quick follow up about tomorrow's PM drive: the first objective will be to complete the crossing of the first 2 areas - Al Aweer to Lahbab, and Lahbab to Nazwa (via Mahafiz) the major skill we will practice in these areas will be ridge-riding, in a very controlled situation (not quite in a straight line, but rather steering along curvy ridges) the second objective, if time will allow, will be to extend the drive in the Pink Rock/Big Red area the skills we'll practice here, given that we'll likely reach the area later in the afternoon, will be f
  7. Qudra Scenic Site: Photo Hunt - Trip Report "A warm rainy day: this is how it feels when friends get together" - Rumi Angela (@Foxtrot Oscar) and Jamy are some of the oldest Carnity friends I have. I first met Jamy when she joined her first drive as a passenger of one of the Marshals, then her and Angela joined drives sharing the same car, as Newbies, while I was just promoted to Fewbie. And as good friends they signed up for this drive, which will eventually prove to be Angela's moment of truth and achievement. As often happens within the Carnity community, each drive becomes an op
  8. @PaoloMaraziti just one addition to my comments, about the last point you raise. It can also help a lot to choose the best line up a dune, or out of a bowl. This is what I call to "find the path of least resistance", which, believe me, will always be there, and you'll just need to see it and take it (that may take some experience as well). Choosing the right path up or out, will surely minimize the amount of power you need to extract from your car. Also, always remember the simple tricks for finding fresh sand to drive on, either modifying your line by a few centimeters, away from previous, ch
  9. AUGURI di Buon Compleanno Sri !!
  10. Wow!! @Niki. I really have nothing to add to your reply to @PaoloMaraziti. As some of you may know. I have a very instinctive approach to driving. Therefore I am not the best person to ask about in depth mechanical notions. I guess this demonstrates that to progress in the ranks of an off-roading club, is not necessary to have neither a heavily modified car, not to be a professional mechanic 😁. Nonetheless, I can confirm Niki's input, that in any drive, not only Newbie and Fewbie, FJ's rarely have to push the engine above 2K RPM's. There may be a few seconds, when climbing a steeper
  11. Thanks @Lakshmi Narasimhan. I was missing your Wednesday AM drive. With that you have done the required 5 FB drives, so no worries. Thanks for clarifying, and see you on Tuesday.
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