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About BobKid

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  • Birthday 10/11/1960

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    Granbury, TX
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    2001 BMW M Coupe

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  1. In! Been off the track waaaaaaaaaay too long and hope to see some of y'all out there.
  2. Back to normal here, but I had a houseful of neighbors for most of the week. Power went out about 3AM Monday and other than 2 hour long stretches, it was out until late Thursday morning. Luckily I’d just had my propane refilled last week, so our gas fireplace kept the house above 60* for the duration. Neighbors with all electric houses and gas fireplaces that needed power to run didn’t fare so well, so they all camped out in our loft for a couple of nights (it stayed 72* up there). Water never went out, but I did have to rig a jumper from a small generator for my on demand gas-fired water heat
  3. Heck, they let me in, how tough can it be? Realistically, I don’t think it’s too bad if you can show a record with other groups. Start by entering yourself into clubreg system and the website lets you upload an experience summary. Plus many of the instructors will be familiar from other groups you’ve probably run with, so they can validate your claims. And when I checked the other day, there were only a handful of advanced people signed up, so I kind of expect they may end up combining the adv and instructor run groups again for extra track time.
  4. 2020 was definitely a weird year. You’d think with the lack of traveling for work I would’ve had more times for the track, but it just didn’t work out that way. I did finally get to run the full track at ECR after only doing the short track a couple of times the year before. Also had a couple of good days at MSRC, but I’ve quit getting faster and need to shake things up to break out. Not really a goals kinda guy myself, but this year I would love to make more DEs, bust outta this plateau I’m in on lap times at MSRC, and meet more good folks on track days. And I still don’t
  5. I'm hoping to use this as my suspension tuning day if my MCS order arrives and is installed by then.
  6. Single day this time and only the 1.7, but thinking we might use this as a warmup for Edge Addicts on the 3.1 the following Monday. Registration is starting slow, so might be pretty small run groups, or maybe combined White/Red groups for more track time. Anyone planning to be there?
  7. We're ready for another Monday Funday on the 3.1. Deb and I laid off waaaaaaay too long for the holidays this year and need to get back on the track. Who else will I see out there this time?
  8. Yeah, I readily admit the video quality sucks. But I'll also say the view isn't much more stable in real time. My car isn't exactly the smoothest thing rolling around out there. ?
  9. And here's the shaky as hell video. I really need to get a better phone mount. First lap is the 2:12.72 followed by a couple of more almost as quick (6 laps in a row were all under 2:14 this session). Saw the Corvette I'd been trying to chase down all weekend about 2-3 laps into this video when he was just cruising a couple of easy laps, and tried to sneak up before he saw me. Once he did though he took off and I was stupid enough to try and stay with him, which is how I ended up smoothing out the rocks between 9 and 10. As you can see, lots of room for improvement, especially in hit
  10. Yeah, I struggled with setting reference points since everything there is still so clean. Didn’t want to use skid marks since those were changing lap to lap, so trying to set visual cues on sight lines and getting my car’s weight shifted at just the right time to make my moves was daunting.
  11. Turn 5 backwards is going to be fun. I predict a lot of 4 wheeling in the infield.
  12. I’m not sure that my experience is totally valid since I was just learning the layout and used my brakes HARD, but I used more pad than I would’ve for a weekend at MSR as a comparison. You’ve got at least 3 - 100+ MPH straights where you have to jump on them hard for slow corners, and there isn’t much time between hard use for them to cool before you hit the next braking zone.
  13. Track: Eagles Canyon Raceway - Oct 18, 2020 Lap Time: 2:12.72 (Aim Solo) Ambient temperature: 75, Sunny, Breezy Car: 2001 BMW M Coupe Estimated weight with driver: 3200 lbs Estimated whp: ~300 WHP Tires: NT01s First weekend on the Italian Canyon and I’m in love. Did 2 weekends last Fall on the short track, and while it is fun, there just isn’t much variation. That is NOT a problem on the big layout. I was lucky and chased some fast drivers around on Saturday and tried out about every line I could until I started to get a feel for the layout. Car was setup loo
  14. Great to meet you yesterday and had fun trying (emphasize “trying”) to keep up with the Piglet.
  15. Just think of how fast you'll be going CW making the transition downhill from 1.7 back to 1.3. Your brakes better bite going into turn #10 or you're over the hill damn quick.
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