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All skill level mid week drive - Tuesday 8 September 2020

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:19 pm
by TomS
For those, like me, who are either between jobs or at reduced working hours, this is a mid week drive to relieve stress, boredom, or just to have an excuse to get out of the house / office :grinning:

Meeting time: 1530
Drive starts: 1600
Drive terrain: Relaxed drive with optional crest riding / side sloping for those that wish.
Drive will end at sunset

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



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.
D. Max 3 persons per vehicle, or 5 if from the same family staying in the same house.
E. 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 and mount your flag.
F. Drivers AND passengers should remain in their vehicles, after deflating their tires and NOT meet or socialize with other participants.
G. There is to be no sharing of any food or drinks.
H. No sharing of any equipment, tow ropes, shackles, radios or any other accessory.
I. 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) Any participants not registered on the forum site will not be allowed to join the drive.
4) Passengers in Registered participant's vehicles are not counted as participants and are free to join.

Environmental:
i) If you have a water dispenser at home, please use refillable bottles instead of buying one time use plastic bottles. The more sustainable we act, the longer we can enjoy our environment.
ii) Strictly no littering. Please make sure any plastic bags, papers, etc. in the car are secured so they don't fly out when opening a door.


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

Re: All skill level mid week drive - Tuesday 8 September 2020

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:40 pm
by sandyunderdog
I have already applied for this trip, but I didn't get the confirmation yet, please update.

Re: All skill level mid week drive - Tuesday 8 September 2020

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:29 pm
by Faateh Ahmad
SheikhMd wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:40 pm
I have already applied for this trip, but I didn't get the confirmation yet, please update.
Your registration has been accepted.

Re: All skill level mid week drive - Tuesday 8 September 2020

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:05 pm
by moe.itani
Thank you Tom for this amazing ride today. It was not an easy ride to me but learning and advancing is never easy. OH and I forgot to give u back ur flag mount so please let me know how I can return it to u.

Many thanks to all the team for their great supportive spirit.

This was a ride to remember😄

Re: All skill level mid week drive - Tuesday 8 September 2020

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:03 pm
by TomS
Hi Mohamad - pleasure for the drive and thank you for the reminder of the flag mount. Please give it to one of the marshals on your next drive and it will make it's way back to me. I hope your son is feeling better and will hopefully see you on the sand soon.