29 March 2004

A dunebashing scene

This highly questionable activity took place at our outing to the desert. The movie is 300KB, so should not be too bad even for those with modems.

The driving was in a specially allocated area to minimise damage, since dune bashing is not the most ecologically friendly activity, and we won't be doing it in the wild.

In order for the cars to avoid sinking into the dunes they have to deflate their tyres by about half. This increases the area in contact with the sand and spreads the load. Of course it's necessary to carry a pump or driving on tarmac becomes very dangerous.

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