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Ale Vallecchi

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  1. Dear @Mahmoud ALhamed, @kiranshinde and @Usman Basit, will you have a radio with you? Thanks a lot and see you tomorrow.
  2. Thank you @mkhatry. Also, do you have a radio? See you tomorrow. Hello @Ferl Brown. You will find the meeting point in the post's details. Can I ask if you have a radio? Thanks Thanks @Nibu Venu. Will you have a radio with you? Thanks
  3. Desert Highway 66: Lisaili to Faqa - Drive Report "Veni, vidi, vici" - Julius Cesar We came, We saw, We conquered. Indeed, we drove swiftly, accomplishing the goal of reaching Faqa through almost uncharted terrain, mainly enjoying the silence, with minimal "casualties" (i.e. refusals and stucks), especially in the first segment (Lisaili to Murqab). It was then necessary to find again the concentration and focus, lost probably due to a longer break than necessary, in order to face the second stretch of the drive. This presented a variety of terrains, requiring to drive skillfull
  4. Dear soon to be Desertnauts. @Ferl Brown, @Mahmoud ALhamed, @Nibu Venu, @kiranshinde and @mkhatry, Welcome to Carnity! As you are aware of, this is a drive strictly for who has never been off road with Carnity. In preparation for it, it is important that you inform us if: you have any prior off-road experience; your vehicle has front and rear tow hooks / eyelets. Before joining the drive on Friday morning, you will need to have viewed the introductory videos (links above). Please also make sure you are equipped with a tire deflator and a tire pressure gauge (somet
  5. Dear Desertnauts, as promised, this is tomorrow's convoy order: @Lakshmi Narasimhan will be Second Lead @Zixuan Huang - Charlie will be #3 @Ashok chaturvedi at #4 @Chinthaka Ruwan at #5 @Craig Finlayson will take Center Forward @Alain Canivet-Abikhalil will be #7 @Ranjan Das is #8 @Sunil Mathew will be #9 @GauravSoni #10, and @Russ will Sweep. The position have been given in order to alternate Intermediate leading Fewbie Plus drivers, and tutor them along the drive. Meeting time will be 3:30PM, with the goal to leave as soon as
  6. Dear Desertnauts. Just a few more info about this weekday drive. While we are always looking for new routes, sometimes the easiest, and yet interesting solution, is to join dots from previous drives, to draw a new itinerary. This time we'll take a track from Lisaili's "Backdoor" drive, leading to Murqab, and we'll join it with the track leading from there to Faqa's sabkha. The result is an itinerary roughly parallel to E66, except not as straight as the highway, which we may call Desert 66, a "sandway" from Lisaili to Faqa. Some of you may have driven one or the other segment, even thoug
  7. Fewbie Plus Lisaili's Backdoor - Drive report "Sometimes we plan a trip to one place, but something takes us to another" - Rumi Dear Desertnauts What started as a drive with a clear, yet untested, plan, led us to the opposite end of the planned exit point, and unexpectedly back to where we started. And this happened not because of any problem encountered on the way, but rather because of the great off-roading performance by the whole convoy. We started before dawn next to Lisaili's camel track, entered its outskirts just after the track ended, and directed ourselves much m
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    Drive Details Level: Only for "ABSOLUTE NEWBIES" or first timer with Carnity Off-Road Club When: 6 August 2021, Friday. Meeting time: 05:00 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: https://maps.google.com/?q=24.818832,55.255631 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: 9:00 AM
  9. 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 learn:
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    Drive Details Level: Fewbie plus and above Meeting time: 3:30 PM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: https://maps.app.goo.gl/3Qja7M6at3P9TBMbA Action Plan: Always in search of new tracks, this time we'll make our own "highway" (Desert 66), driving parallel to the real E66, from Lisaili to Faqa's outskirts (exiting on the sabkha just before the actual Faqa town gates, well clear of the AD border). Both segments, from Lisaili to Murqab and on to Faqa, have only been driven once, in different drives. This will be the opportunity to join them together, in a se
  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 strictly follow these guidelines. MUST READ AND TOTALLY AGREE: COVID19 Precautions Ban from Carnity Off-road Club Two Way Radio Guidelines Drive Details Level: Fewbie plus and above Meeting time: 3:30 PM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: https://maps.app.goo.gl/3Qja7M6at3P9TBMbA Action Plan: Always in search of new tracks, this time we'll make our own "highwa
  12. Hi @Alexander Alcala. Your name is listed on our Weekend Offroad Drive Plan's excel sheet as support for this drive. I guess you are not available then? Thanks for confirming.
  13. Dear Desertnauts, the usual last minute information about the upcoming drive. This itinerary is a patchwork of a few older routes, sawn together with at least one new track. The latter will be the one connecting Lisaili to Murqab. I believe it would be an interesting way to offer a new perspective on this area to those members who have driven around Lisaili quite a few times before. There will be a lot of long range dunes, and at least a stretch with a technical area (if not a couple), that will provide a nicely balanced driving experienced. The convoy order will be as follows:
  14. Dear @Ranjan Das, dear @Kalahari, considering your rank and the strength of the convoy, I'd like to add you to the drive, if you agree. Please let me know. Thanks
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