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Beginners, Experienced and Advance Level Friday Afternoon Desert Drive - 14 Aug 2020

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:22 pm
by trq
MULTIPLE CONVOYS GRADED ACCORDING TO DRIVER'S SKILL LEVEL, FROM FIRST TIMERS WHO HAVE NEVER DRIVEN IN THE SAND TO LEARNERS TO SKILFULL DRIVERS, SO THAT EVERY ONE HAS FUN AND IS CHALLENGED WHILE KEEPING SAFE.

Meeting time: 1430
Drive starts: 1500
Drive terrain: Large red dunes >> Pink Rock >> 2nd December >> Tawi Trails >> (Faya dunes >> Fossil Rock, if time permits)
Drive will end at sundown

Please be punctual so we can maximise our time on the sand!

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IMPORTANT: If you are bringing children, please ensure they are secured in an age-appropriate car seat.



COVID-19 PREVENTION MEASURES
A. At the meeting point, please park the vehicles at least 5 meters apart and observe standard social distancing practices.
B. Face mask and gloves to be worn at all times.
C. No shaking hands, hugging or any other physical contact.
C. Max 3 persons per vehicle, or 5 if from the same family staying in the same house.
D. Drive briefing can be viewed on this page and communications on the day will be carried out by radio, so please ensure your radio carries the correct channel announced on your convoy’s WhatsApp group so you can line up correctly once at the meeting point, deflate your tires are deflated and mount your flag.
E. Drivers AND passengers should remain in their vehicles, after deflating their tires and NOT meet or socialize with other participants.
F. There is to be no sharing of any food or drinks.
G. No sharing of any equipment, tow ropes, shackles, radios or any other accessory.
H. In the event of a recovery, please radio your position in the convoy and vehicle - a marshal will advise you on how to self-recover or will assist.

Checklist:
a) Fully functional 4x4 vehicle with full tank of fuel.
b) Air compressor in working condition.
c) Recovery rope / strap.
d) Compatible radio pre-programmed to DO frequencies.
e) Refreshments for you and your passengers (if you have them).
f) Offroad flag attached to vehicle.

Etiquette:
1) Registering and not coming along may stop others from joining and is easily avoidable - so please be courteous and withdraw if you can't make it.
2) Be punctual.
3) Avoid bringing along unregistered participants without prior permission.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and prepare properly - see you on the sand!

Re: Multi-Level Friday Afternoon Desert Drive - 14 Aug 2020

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:37 pm
by Adil4u
I'm in

Re: Multi-Level Friday Afternoon Desert Drive - 14 Aug 2020

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:21 pm
by TomS
I’m in!

Re: Multi-Level Friday Afternoon Desert Drive - 14 Aug 2020

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:38 pm
by Hamza Ahmad
TomS wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:21 pm
I’m in!
See you on Friday! :grin:

Re: Beginners, Experienced and Advance Level Friday Afternoon Desert Drive - 14 Aug 2020

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:40 am
by Awahsh
@trq so we will be divided in different convoys based on driving skills level?

Re: Beginners, Experienced and Advance Level Friday Afternoon Desert Drive - 14 Aug 2020

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:00 am
by trq
Awahsh wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:40 am
@trq so we will be divided in different convoys based on driving skills level?
Yes 😊

Re: Beginners, Experienced and Advance Level Friday Afternoon Desert Drive - 14 Aug 2020

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:57 am
by Pav
Please can I request members who register for a drive to give at least 24 hours' notice if they will not be joining.

Whilst we completely understand that sometimes there are extenuating circumstances on the day when a member may not be able to join, it is not fair to others to take up a spot if you are not committed to the drive.

Thank you for understanding and see you all at 14:30 on Friday!

Re: Beginners, Experienced and Advance Level Friday Afternoon Desert Drive - 14 Aug 2020

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:36 pm
by amogford
HI All,
At the risk of looking completely daft, how do you register for a drive?..................... ignore post. After I posted, the attend box appeared.

Thanks

Andy

Re: Beginners, Experienced and Advance Level Friday Afternoon Desert Drive - 14 Aug 2020

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:37 pm
by Reevesalex11
Im in this week - looking forward to it

Re: Beginners, Experienced and Advance Level Friday Afternoon Desert Drive - 14 Aug 2020

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:06 pm
by Billoo2
Hi all
I am a beginner and wants to join on friday 14th august