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Chaitanya D

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About Chaitanya D

  • Birthday July 20

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    Long drives, travel, music

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    Dubai
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    2008 X-Terra S
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    Always learning :-)

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  1. Trip Report: I personally love the Lisaili terrain as it offers so much in terms of variation for a Newbie level drive, that you can continue playing as much as you want depending on how everyone responds to the challenges. We drove for quite some time and distance here on last friday for what turned out to be an entertaining drive for one and all ( At least I hope so!) We had our quick COVID safe briefing on the radio , and we set off to drive along the pylon tracks heading to the baby dunes after the camel race tracks. We did drive here I for close to 2 hours in the technical areas with tight dunes, and it was quite amazing how everyone of you managed here. Of course one will have some refusals, stucks etc which were good learning points for all of us. Another important aspect was how important it is to follow the tracks in these areas to avoid the tiny deep pockets which can break your bumper if you miss the track of the car in front of you. After circling back in these dunes we headed along the open breathable dunes where we picked up pace and covered quick distance to reach the long dunes in Murquab as planned . Some refusals / stucks here and there managed quickly and we were towards our exit at Murquab on time. Enroute we did our fair bit of crossing dunes straight up and straight down, after which I hope all of you are quite confident to cross the dunes . We slowly raised the height , and the sharpness of the dunes to cross which meant there would be some crest stuck situations , which were recovered in quick time. @luis mantecon was a perfect 2nd lead in his wrangler. Very clear on routing and asking if he was in doubt which is always a good attitude. Thank you ! @WaYan did well in her soft top SWB wrangler. Some minor refusals managed with self recovery and crests needing tug. We all have learnt it this way and it is no different for you. It was indeed great to see your enthusiasm. @Roger K managed his beast very well - the V8 LR3. Some amazing self recoveries and having perfect approach on sideys was a treat to watch. Well done! @Baskaran P.R managed his pajero well and played the role of CF to perfection. Keeping the flock together , relaying messages to Anish when there was some break in Radio. Thank you my friend. @Nitin Mohan did well in his Prado as long as he drove with us. Unfortunately had to exit due to a broken bumper due to a hit in a pocket. I hope it is nothing serious and hope to see you soon with us. @Alistair Mattock was enjoying his FJC more than anyone else. Used the gizmos in his car to perfection when he was having a refusal. You have a great car which is a dream for many, and as you drive more it only gets better and more thrilling. Well done! @Werno did well in his SWB wrangler, hardly heard on the radio which meant he drove without much issues even being at the back. @Ammar Naji did extremely well with his LWB Expedition in tighter dunes too. Being at the back is always a tricky situation , but for your experience and the number of drive you have done I specifically put you at the back and you really did very well. Bravo! @Anish S swept us to perfection, being all over the place quickly whenever some one was stuck. Simply peace of mind for any lead when you sweep. Thanks to @Veedooshee for joining along and sharing some nice pictures. Some stats from the drive as below If you have completed the required number of drives , then please apply for your promotion online which will be reviewed by all leads and advised back to you as to where you need to improve if any. See you all soon on one of the drives and enjoy your week!
  2. Trip Report: Thank you everyone for signing on this drive - a trial one of sorts to see the participation for an early weekend drive but on Thursday. We did have good participation and some fun going into the weekend, to of course enjoy that weekend dinner after some nice workout on the sands @Thomas Varghese played the role of 2nd lead well, did some minor routing. Needs some fine tuning to follow the instructions, but as you drive more with ease and concentration you will get better. You were the defacto leader as the 2nd lead and hence this is required. Thank you @Ranjan Pattanaik I hope you get the mandatory gear by the next drive, you have a great car to with which you can get better at driving on sands. See you soon @Lawrence_Chehimi and @I.M.Shousha إسلام أبوشوشة surprised with some magnificent driving. Considering how well everyone and especially you both drove, I pushed the drive to fewbie level at times where both of you did very well. You have some great cars to enjoy and progress in your driving on sand @Hisham Masaad played the role of CF to perfection, very calm nature which is very nice to have on any drive. Thank you @Anish S along with his copilot @Veedooshee are always great to have on any drive. Thanks for sweeping the convoy to perfection and thank you for some great pictures Hope we have more early weekend drives on Thursday evenings. If you have completed the required number of drives, have the experience and feel you are ready for the next level please apply for promotion to next level which will be reviewed by all leads and help you to get better. See you all soon, Cheers!
  3. 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: Newbie and above (All Level) Meeting time: 6.30 AM Sharp Meeting Point: - Faqa Unknown Road https://goo.gl/maps/pHgRG7iYH1PaKvPZ7 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: 10.30 AM P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: Limited to 12 cars maximum. 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. Members without anyone or more of the mandatory gear ( Shovel, Flag, Programmed radio, Deflator and Compressor) will be returned back without ANY EXCEPTIONS. Members that do not confirm the terms of the COVID requirements will be removed from the RSVP list. 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 CALENDAR
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    Drive Details Level: Newbie and above (All Level) Meeting time: 6.30 AM Sharp without exceptions Mandatory Gear - Programmed Radio, Shovel, Off road flag, Deflator and Compressor Meeting Point: - https://goo.gl/maps/pHgRG7iYH1PaKvPZ7 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: 10.30 AM P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive.
  5. Dear Friends Baskaran P.R @Baskaran P.R Nitin Mohan @Nitin Mohan WaYan @WaYan Thomas Fumarola @Thomas Fumarola Marky B @Marky B Kieran McKeown @Kieran McKeown Werno @Werno Ammar Naji @Ammar Naji Alistair Mattock @Alistair Mattock luis mantecon @luis mantecon Roger K @Roger K @Anish S Please note convoy numbering for tomorrow We will use Chanel 2 for Radio (446.03125) Myself and Anish will handle recoveries if any. Bhaskaran PR, Nitin Mohan and Ammar Naji are the other senior members on this drive who will be called in if needed. Remaining members are please requested to be inside their cars unless called for. See you tomorrow Cheers
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