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Let's Drive - Training Offroad Drive (Tawi Trail)

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Drive Sheet (I will constantly update)

http://tiny.cc/ld-training (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ibbCaOTcFYteviFKonc_UHkNQmXvP1tf0cpUpIRtG24/edit?usp=sharing)

UPDATE:

As this drive is training drive, it is setup differently than our regular drives. Attendees will fall into one of the following rolls:

• Learner: Someone who wants to learn the theory / practical of driving in the desert:

• Marshals: Experienced drivers who will be assigned 3-4 learner cars each

• Support Team: Experienced drivers who will assist me with the overall drive, but NOT be assigned any learner drivers

• Passengers: People who love LD and want to come just for the fun.

** Important Note for passengers: We will not be assigning anyone to any car, please contact the Support Team / Marshals / Learners to see if you can be their +1

Happy New Year!

Our first drive of 2016 will be a training drive for off-road newbies. So if you have a 4x4 and want to learn to drive in the desert, this drive is for you. Experienced off-road drivers are needed to Marshal (up to 3 vehicles per marshal).

We will start with a detailed briefing / theory training session, then break for Friday prayers and lunch. Then we are off to a light and enjoyable desert track, the Tawi Trail. This trip will help newbies get the knowledge, skills and confidence to navigate the desert curves. Trip will end at a café for Karak! : )

Getting stuck is part of the desert drive experience; so don’t worry. The LD Marshals will take care of you and your car. #NoTroubleNoFun

We have an exciting array of trips lined up for the season ahead and we would love to see more Gypsies taking their wheels off-road.

So, hurry and gift yourself a free class with our “Nutty Professor Ali” : )

Important Note:

1- All RSVPs will be routed to Waitlist first and we'll finalize the list of attendees before the event.

2- Only 4x4 cars with good ground clearance are allowed. (If you are not sure, ask us and we will advise you.)

3- 2 guests allowed per car per driving member. Non-driving members would only be allowed if a driving member agrees to tag them along.

4- We'll have not have a barbecue or camping on this trip, we will stop for lunch / prayers and then at a café for karak at the end of the drive.

What to Bring:

1- Enough food/snacks and water/drinks for the duration of the drive.

2- Sun protection / any medication you need

Offroad Basics (Pre-Check)

• Front & Back recovery points (good condition)

• Spare Tire (good condition, check pressure also)

• Tire jack and tools

• Fire Extinguisher (charged, see gauge)

• Engine Bay check (Oil level, coolant levels, washer levels, etc.)

• Mobile Phone + Car Charger

Offroad Basics (Pack List)

• Snatch Strap + shackles (good quality)

• Jack + Jack Plank / Board

• Tire Deflator

• Tire Gauge

• Tire Air Compressor (good quality)

• Shovel (Full size, not folding)

• Basic Tool Kit

• First Aid Kit + Any special meds

• GPS (Independent or Phone App)

• Extra Drinking Water / Trash Bags

Important Links:

2 Way Radio info:

http://www.meetup.com/LetsDrive/messages/boards/thread/48712342

GPS Devices / Apps:

http://www.meetup.com/LetsDrive/messages/boards/thread/48764271

Off-road Equipment:

http://www.meetup.com/LetsDrive/messages/boards/thread/48764182

Offroad / Camping / Vehicle Accessories Suppliers:

http://www.meetup.com/LetsDrive/messages/boards/thread/49422695

Disclaimer:

By accepting to participate in this Drive, You agree that you have joined us voluntarily and you accept that organizers do not hold any responsibility for loss or damage of property (vehicle etc.). You also agree that you are responsible for your own safety and any act of negligence that endangers the safety of fellow passenger(s) or others.