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Don't Be Afraid To Get Stuck

Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:31 pm
by caprihorse
Dear newbies, don't be afraid to get stuck and learn from your situation always.

Here I would like to share with you few moments of my first drive to desert with my new car. So we both were newbies. Until today I'm very thankfull for all the stucks I got before and that I could learn from every situation and promised myself to have no repeated events.

The beginning is always the same for everybody. Deflating...

The first stuck, very basic. Horizontally standing on the dune. I couldn't move forewards or backwards.

Next stuck, driving up... And as matter of trainig a bit of shoveling...

And shoveling...

So what now?

Maybe shoveling again?

Enough, now pulling...


At the end, after similar situations, I'm sure, you will be happy, conquering dunes as easy as you are driving and controlling your car today in any common situation on any common road.

See you in the desert soon ! :045::051:

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:19 pm
by Hassan
These photos seems like from Liwa?

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:22 pm
by caprihorse
Yes, it was in Liwa, in 2006. My first trip to desert at all. :011:

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:39 pm
by ahmedjamal
thanks for the info Capri

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:19 pm
by Wasif Ahmed was mostly because of those tires you had on that car .....with better tires you would probably not have got into some of those pickles

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:51 pm
by Duck Commander
Capri..... you are always so nice so encouraging even encouraging us to get STUCK, We love you alotttttttttttttt, and the nice smile on your face with every stuck we have, hahaha.

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:17 pm
by caprihorse
Wasif Ahmed;1929 was mostly because of those tires you had on that car .....with better tires you would probably not have got into some of those pickles

Wasif, you got the point by 100%. Those tyres were original ones, and the pressure in the tyres was also almost original, maybe around 20psi, measured with 5 Dhs Carrefour pressure gauge. :011: Totally newbie in Liwa, without a single practice in small dunes; that time Al Awir was not challenging at all for me. I was tarmac expert, knowing how to drive in theory, but without any clue about car preparation.
Probably you noticed some of my blogs about tyre pressure and tyres. :005: The school of life cannot be paid with any money.

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:10 pm
by Wasif Ahmed
Agree with amount of theory will ever stand up to hands on experience

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:07 pm
by alshamsi_m
Hello Caprihorse

Thanks for this topic ... you made my weekend ... specially the 5th picture ... I laughed like hell :027: .... after all ... it is all true ... all of the senior off-roaders started Newbies .... they are just lucky to enter the desert before the others and learn ... but no one is an expert from the begining ... that is why we called our club ALMOST4X4 which means ... you keep learning in every drive & we are all the same ... Sometimes I wonder when I see senior off-roader getting pest off when a new person gets stuck :013: .... I don't know why they forget that they were newbies :055:

Thanks Buddy

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:04 pm
by Alosh
Well i think it's a bad idea to go to LIWA as first Time
noce one buddy