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Vanessa8580

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About Vanessa8580

  • Birthday 08/18/1981

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  • Off-road Rank
    Advance
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Enjoying the Arabian deserts with dogs and family !

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  • Location
    Dubai
  • My Car
    Pajero 99 and 2008
  • Designation
    Teacher
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    Multitasking

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  1. The drive with many challenges but excellent teamwork After a very good first lead last Friday, I was super excited to do my next one. I choose an area that I am very familiar with and I drove in that area a few times already so I was not concerned at all. Everyone came perfectly on time and after a short briefing and the radio checks, we headed into the dunes with @Nacho as my second lead, @Desert Dweller in center forward position and @Srikumar in the sweep. The first hour was amazing, everyone did great, the pace got kicked up a little bit and everyone enjoyed the slide sloping. The sand was very soft and there was a lot of wind but that didn't stop us at all !! I marked a very nice play area on my GPS and I really wanted to reach it because it's beautiful and I wanted everyone to have some fun playing around but I took a wrong turn and all hell broke loose. There was a big bowl with extremely soft sand at the bottom and the moment I drove into it, I knew I was in trouble. I quickly announced on the radio to @Desert Dweller to stop the convoy. Only 4 of us were in that bowl and I tried to get out but got myself stuck in a very ackward position. With a lot of shoveling, tugging and fixing a pop out of my rear tyre, we were able to make a move again. We even got the help of my hubby @Frederic which I was extremely happy about .... I want to thank everybody for their patience and their help with shoveling. I really saw some very good teamwork and I was very pleased to have such an amazing bunch of people with me that evening. A special thank you to @Srikumar @Desert Dweller @Pancho @Nacho @Jose Martin and @Sinol for the shoveling, tugging and especially staying very calm ! I hope I didn't scare you all off and hope to see you on one of my next leads .... Kuddos to everyone and see you soon !
  2. @Veedooshee we close the RSVP convoys at 9am and then we try to put in people from waitlist to the drives. A heads up from you that you left the drive would have been useful ....
  3. updated convoy numbering Attendees Level Car Radio Pos # Vanessa8580 Advance Mitsubishi Pajero LWB Blue Y 1 Nacho Fewbie Jeep Wrangler Unlimited White Y 2 Sinol Fewbie Mitsubishi Pajero LWB White Y 3 Tero Vallas Fewbie Toyota Landcruiser Prado Brown Y 4 Topgear Fewbie Toyota FJ Cruiser Y 5 Jose Martin Fewbie Mitsubishi Pajero SWB Y 6 Desertdweller Advance Nissan Xterra Black Y 7 Mukundan Nair Fewbie Nissan Xterra White Y 8 Shaaz Sha Fewbie Jeep Wrangler Y 9 Pancho Fewbie Jeep Wrangler SWB Y 10 Ilya Golubinsky Fewbie Jeep Wrangler Y 11 Srikumar Crew Jeep Cherokee XJ Green Y 12
  4. Evening Fewbie Drive Al Qudra Oct 16 Attendees Level Car Radio Pos # Vanessa8580 Advance Mitsubishi Pajero LWB Blue Y 1 Veedooshee Fewbie Mitsubishi Pajero LWB White Y 2 Sinol Fewbie Mitsubishi Pajero LWB White Y 3 Tero Vallas Fewbie Toyota Landcruiser Prado Brown Y 4 Topgear Fewbie Toyota FJ Cruiser Y 5 Jose Martin Fewbie Mitsubishi Pajero SWB Y 6 Desertdweller Advance Nissan Xterra Black Y 7 jodha singh shekhawat Fewbie Nissan Xterra White Y 8 Mukundan Nair Fewbie Nissan Xterra White Y 9 Nacho Fewbie Jeep Wrangler Unlimited White Y 10 Pancho Fewbie Jeep Wrangler SWB Y 11 Ilya Golubinsky Fewbie Jeep Wrangler Y 12 Srikumar Crew Jeep Cherokee XJ Green Y 13
  5. Drive RSVP is closed convoy numbering 1. Vanessa 2. Veedooshee 3. Sinol 4. Tero Vallas 5. Topgear 6. Jose Martin 7. Desert Dweller 8. Jodha 9. Mukundan 10. Nacho 11. Pancho 12. Ilya 13. Srikumar We shall be using Carnity channel 1 tomorrow. See you all tomorrow afternoon !
  6. Thank you for letting me know @Anand Nataraj @Nacho I have added you to the drive. Please confirm if you can make it.
  7. No problem @siddharth maheshwari Thanks for letting me know @Mukundan Nair I have added you to my drive. Please confirm if you can make it.
  8. Hi @Pancho I have added you to the drive, you were the first in the waitlist @Mukundan Nair you are now the first in the waitlist. @Nacho you are number 2
  9. until
    Drive Details Level: Fewbie and Above When: 16 Oct 2020, Friday. Meeting time: 3:30PM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: - https://goo.gl/maps/57igcyLN8FPPjJWd6 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: 07:30 PM
  10. 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. Drive Details Level: Fewbie and Above When: 16 Oct 2020, Friday. Meeting time: 3:30PM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Meeting Point: - https://goo.gl/maps/57igcyLN8FPPjJWd6 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: 07:30 PM LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: Limited to 10 cars only. 1 Lead Marshal + 1 Senior Members + 10 Members. 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 THE BELOW CALENDAR EVENT
  11. Trip report I left my house at 2.15pm, way too early, but i was nervous and excited at the same time. It was my first official drive lead and although i was prepared and i practised the track this week, my stomach felt a bit weird. I got to the deflation point at 2.50pm and i parked my car, took a few deep breaths and started deflating my tyres. Everyone came on time and we could start the briefing and radio checks at 3.30pm. Of course i forgot half of my briefing, the nerves took over at that point. We started moving with @Srikumar as my second lead and @Desert Dweller as my sweep. I think it was the first time in Carnity history that we had a lady in the front and the back of the convoy !! Girl power all the way !! Once we started moving into the desert, the nerves went away and i started to relax. Murqab is a beautiful area with a lot of amazing long range dunes so we did a whole lot of side sloping. The entire convoy did amazingly well and everybody enjoyed themselves. We had a minimum of refusals and stucks en we covered about 38km in a little less than 3 hours. Thank you so much to the whole convoy for your nice words after the drive and for giving me a fantastic first drive lead, i could not have done it without all of you. Special thanks to @Srikumar and @Desert Dweller for all your support ! See you all next week in the sand
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