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Chaitanya D

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  1. Friends 🥰 the enthusiasm is always enduring when we head to Liwa - a sense of euphoria with an equal amount of anxiousness- a bit. This is what we look for - may be a bit rusted - May be clad in Colors - red green black and white But let’s enjoy the journey than the destination. Foremost on my mind as always - comfort and safety of what we do. there will be no competition and no compulsions . See you all soon
  2. Hi Pascal camping will be close to the starting point I will be coming there after I finish work which might be well beyond dark. Some others might as well come there earlier - if u can coordinate here, leave your numbers then we can get in touch call me once u reach then I can plan out or let u know accordingly as the situation turns out.
  3. Dear friends varunmehndiratta @varunmehndiratta Karthik Raptor @Karthik Raptor Benjamin @Benjamin ASAD. @ASAD. Patrick van der Loo @Patrick van der Loo Bjoern @Bjoern Richard Franks @Richard Franks Jaro Tuzinsky @Jaro Tuzinsky Senthil Kumar @Senthil Kumar Mahmoud Taha @Mahmoud Taha Pascal @Pascal Manage M.Seidam @M.Seidam Waqas Parvez @Waqas Parvez Vaibhav @Vaibhav Chaitanya D @Chaitanya D Camping partners - BUT NOT on this drive - @Gok Krish, @Haitham Khattab, who else? Please get prepped - with a day available for the same. 1. Ensure your car is well checked, all fluids topped up, no leaks 2. All 4 tires and Spare tire in condition , spanner available for the lug nuts and not jammed 3. Front and Rear tow hooks available, in condition and not rusted 4. Bring along two radios if you have, or a spare battery / car charger as you might need it 5. Bring in lots of patience and team work 6. Ensure all the stuff in your boot is tied down and strapped securely 7. Less or No passengers advisable as there are no near exits , in case if passenger is sick or unable to cope with the terrain. Make sure they are belted all the time . 8. Bring all the recovery gears you have in terms of soft shackles, D shackles, Tug/kinetic ropes, straps etc. 9. Dry food, Water (5L) and snacks accordingly . 10. As much as possible - PLAN and PACK Light. Liwa needs the right weight on your car, even though a fewbie drive - every extra gram on your car matters. NO 100 Liters of FUEL = NO DRIVE - Carry additional jerry cans accordingly SWB Cars = 2 Jerry can of extra fuel LWB Cars = 1 Jerry can of extra fuel 100+ liter fuel tank cars = No need for extra fuel. Last Fuel Station: https://goo.gl/maps/D6t1rXkuecZScyPZ9 Myself and support members will check for this and other required gears , safe securing of your stuff in the trunk mandatorily. With some strong and experienced members signing up on this drive - expect it to be a cracker of a drive and I am looking forward to it . Convoy list , radio channel and other details soon. My number if you wish to ask anything is 0529970964.
  4. Will add you to the drive , Please make sure you have been through the drive thread and adequately prepared
  5. Sure @Jaro Tuzinsky. It would be close to the meeting or starting point I would advise you the just wait near the automated gate , we can coordinate on phone depending on who reaches first there reach me on 0529970964 👍🏼
  6. Sure welcome you can plan accordingly - tents / in car . Bring sufficient warm clothes under sky? Are you serious 🤣
  7. Dear friends varunmehndiratta @varunmehndiratta Karthik Raptor @Karthik Raptor Benjamin @Benjamin ASAD. @ASAD. Pranjal Varsani1 @Pranjal Varsani1 Patrick van der Loo @Patrick van der Loo Mike M. @Mike M. Bjoern @Bjoern Richard Franks @Richard Franks Jaro Tuzinsky @Jaro Tuzinsky @Senthil Kumar @Pascal Manage M.Seidam @M.Seidam Waqas Parvez @Waqas Parvez Vaibhav @Vaibhav Waitlisted Attendees Mahmoud Taha @Mahmoud Taha Stav @Stav @imranaasghar81 Great to have you all on this drive planned at Yellow truck Liwa. I hope you all have gone through the drive thread thoroughly , please feel free to ask any questions . Be Prepared in advance: 1. Ensure your car is well checked, all fluids topped up, no leaks 2. All 4 tires and Spare tire in condition , spanner available for the lug nuts and not jammed 3. Front and Rear tow hooks available, in condition and not rusted 4. Bring along two radios if you have, or a spare battery / car charger as you might need it 5. Bring in lots of patience and team work 6. Ensure all the stuff in your boot is tied down and strapped securely 7. Less or No passengers advisable as there are no near exits , in case if passenger is sick or unable to cope with the terrain. Make sure they are belted all the time . 8. Bring all the recovery gears you have in terms of soft shackles, D shackles, Tug/kinetic ropes, straps etc. 9. Dry food, Water (5L) and snacks accordingly . 10. As much as possible - PLAN and PACK Light. Liwa needs the right weight on your car, even though a fewbie drive - every extra gram on your car matters. Camping: Myself and some others (- please do mention here ) would be camping close to the start point. We intend to come the previous day i.e on 30th Evening (Wednesday) by around 7 pm approx. , have food, socialize😜 and sleep over there . Please bring enough warm clothes , camping gears/sleeping bags if you would like to do it. If your car allows you could as well sleep in your car. Fuel station is about approx 15- 20 min drive from there and you can plan to fuel up accordingly ( including your jerry cans). some snaps from last year Cheers!
  8. What is Yellow Truck ? Buried deep inside the Bu Hasa Desert near Madinat Zayed City, there is an abandoned water tanker truck, which due to its remote location, has become a pilgrimage for many Offroaders all over the UAE. How did it get there ? That remains part of the mystery..... What's the location ? You will have to join the drive to find it.... And why exactly should we go there as a club ? This area, together with LIWA Moreeb area, is the ultimate playground for offroading, where you will find monstrous dunes, stadium-sized bowls, and the sheer size and remoteness will make you really feel you are in a different world ! This will be an unforgettable experience and will make you become part of our yearly pilgrimage team ! When?? When ?? WHEN ?? We have several drives lined up during the UAE National Holiday Weekend of 2022. Check the drive calendar and BOOK NOW !! We request every member that joins this drive to go through the below information and strictly follow these guidelines, etiquettes and responsibilities. MUST READ AND COMPLY Offroad Flag Guideline Two Way Radio Guideline Off road Driving Etiquette's Emergency details for all off-roaders Off Road Driving - Roles & Responsibilities DRIVE DETAILS Level: Fewbie & Above When: 1 December, Thursday Meeting time: 7:30 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Starting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/bZ77eVtDJqDhGJBm7 You can come early and camp in same starting point if you like. Last Fuel Station: https://goo.gl/maps/D6t1rXkuecZScyPZ9 NO 100 Liters of FUEL = NO DRIVE - Carry additional jerry cans accordingly SWB Cars = 2 Jerry can of extra fuel LWB Cars = 1 Jerry can of extra fuel 100+ liter fuel tank cars = No need for extra fuel. Lunch Break: 1 Hour in between with couple of short breaks (if needed). 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, lunch, snacks, face mask, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 4:00 PM LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE This drive is limited to 10 cars only. If the RSVP is full, you can add your name to the waitlist, once anyone drops, you will be moved to the RSVP list. RSVP will close a day prior to preparing a convoy 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. RSVP FOR THIS DRIVE HERE
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    DRIVE DETAILS Level: Fewbie & Above When: 1 December, Thursday Meeting time: 7:30 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions) Starting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/bZ77eVtDJqDhGJBm7 You can come early and camp in same starting point if you like. Gate close to the meeting point off tarmac opens automatically on approaching slowly. Wait for it to open completely and then enter Last Fuel Station: https://goo.gl/maps/D6t1rXkuecZScyPZ9 NO 100 Liters of FUEL = NO DRIVE - Carry additional jerry cans accordingly SWB Cars = 2 Jerry can of extra fuel LWB Cars = 1 Jerry can of extra fuel 100+ liter fuel tank cars = No need for extra fuel. Lunch Break: 1 Hour in between with couple of short breaks (if needed). 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, lunch, snacks, face mask, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. please ensure 1. Come well rested 2. Come with a car which has been serviced with all fluids topped up , tires in condition and no leaks anywhere. 3. Spare tire in condition and lug nuts available 4. Two radios is preferable (charged) , if not a extra battery or a car charger 5. Bring in lots of patience and team work 6. Ensure all the stuff in your boot is tied down and strapped securely 7. Less or No passengers advisable as there are no near exits , in case if passenger is sick or unable to cope with the terrain. Make sure they are belted all the time . Approximate finish time: 4:00 PM
  10. @Bjoern I am a novice when you consider the stalwarts and legends in this club. Still learning the tips and tricks from them 😊. Absolutely love to see you here , enjoy the outings, especially in winter .
  11. Congratulations @Karthik Raptor well done and well deserved. Absolutely love the team spirit and energy you bring along with your monster truck Look forward to be behind your leads soon🙂
  12. Drive report : Some issue with google maps took some members elsewhere - about 20-30 km away, and i had to send them my location on whatsapp but glad they could make it on time. Will try to include some pointers on next drives so that we don't become entirely dependent on google maps and have a visual perception as to where the meeting point is. All prepped and briefing done, a loooooong convoy meant @Waqas Parvez probably run out his first battery on his radio calling out the members positions and radio checks. Thank you for your help all along the drive buddy. Making way for a long convoy, I myself ended up in some situations in soft pockets where it it was great to see everyone come in as a wonderful team to sort out the issues. @Andrei S played 2nd lead role to perfection correcting lines and stopping in time when I ended up in some soft patches/pockets. Well done. @Georges Kazan drove his FJ well , managing some tight spots and soft patches with few refusals. I hope by next time around you would be better prepped and ready to get better for that fact you have a fantastic car. I was wondering what could be the reason for your compressor to stop working after inflating 3.5 tires , may be you need to give a break in between so that it doesnt overheat as the onboard compressor on a FJ is tiny and slow. Another option is to have a faster compressor with higher flow rates .Never the less, you can drive safely even with underinflated tires >15 psi (not fully flat) upto 80 kmph. Just remember not to turn aggressively @luwaimn good to see you finally after a long hiatus, you did well most of the drive except for some soft patches where in you needed some more momentum. @Goh KP again coming after a long hiatus, did well with his SWB pajero. Well done @topgear was wonderful as usual, great energy and enthusiasm . Wonderful to see your family and especially the Jr after a long time. @Vaibhav was very helpful as the first Center Forward. Jumping into situations quickly to assist. Long convoy meant you had to relay messages to the back @Gary F riding a long wheel base gladiator meant it would be tricky in some tight spots we ventured, ending in a crest situation which was tugged by Vaibhav well. @Usman Basit another trukker, riding a LWB GMC did well . IN fact all the LWB trucks along with more experienced @Harshal riding a Tundra and @Karthik Raptor did well. Karthick was great supporting as second center forward in the back advising as and when needed. The more experienced bunch riding at the rear end including @Krishna R, @Adnan Halepota, @Yerem Davtyan, @Imteeaz and @Senthil Kumar hardly had any issues . well done Sweeping all together - infact a long bunch was no less task for @Waqas Parvez. Thank you for your help. It was a long convoy , we managed to clock 45+km with good pace, picking up speed towards the end which I hope every one enjoyed. I would advise again for members who wish to join night drives to come prepped with some extra lights for better visibility when you step out, wear full trousers and covering shoes. Getting on sand every time makes you learn some thing new in terms of recovering and in terms of making new friends and knowing each other in a better way. If you were not stuck or having any issues this time around, next time come prepped as it might be your turn 🙂. Untill next time, see you soon, Enjoy the off roading season safely considering winter has set in!
  13. Congratulations @Davie Chase. Welll done and totally deserved
  14. Have to agree with @DP1011 , Deepak wrangler and @Davie Chase. Fantastic drive @Islam Soliman in a area well known among off Roader’s , but very rarely ventured by many. Especially the final 90 min tested everyone . It was nice to warm up for a higher level drive , considering the winter is set in. Love to drive with friends @Gok Krish, @Jessica Lambert , @Daniel Rodas , @Naim Aoun and @TT_Dubai after a long time . Of course loved the challenge to follow on churned tracked by tanks ahead . see you all soon
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