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About KevinDB

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  • Birthday 01/09/1976

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  1. track withdrawals...I need my own thread for this. As goes my life for the past 25 years - best summed up as "a series of stupid decisions..." have hamstrung me from going to the track once again...just as I was getting back into it My car, which was PERFECTLY EFFING FINE to leave alone, has been in the shop since March. March! I'm an idiot. Will I ever see that car again? I don't even know anymore. Anybody want to share costs / rent their hoopty to a permanoob? (I have a lot of seat time but spread out over...15 years with long breaks) I've scratched the itch in other ways with a shiny new dirt bike and trying to kill myself at Murphy's. But...yeah, I miss the track, a lot. Maybe I should just go do kart rentals once a month or so.
  2. Definitely Rad. What they all said. Probably a terrible idea. I want it. I think Robert just likes it because it's RED. 😄
  3. Me too, then tried DEDE and it was too weird.
  4. $549 BYOC It's published. If you go to https://www.drivewayaustin.com/classes Then click on the "More info" link under the summary of each type of class, it will pop this up (for Foundations) : Foundations of road racing The Foundations of Road Racing course covers the core dynamic elements of high performance driving. The modules of the course are strategically progressive throughout the day to. The majority of the program is done “on track” so each driver experiences every technique first hand, behind the wheel. Rules, Safety and Etiquette are also taught throughout the course. Driver Fit and Positioning Driving Line Design (entry, apex, exit) Trajectory and Rotation Track Walk (How to read a track) Lead /Follow with Instructor Lead Vehicle Looking ahead to track points (Instructor ride and demo) Steering Techniques (Instructor ride and demo) Throttle and Braking Techniques (instructor ride and demo) Weight Transfer and Corner Roll Rate Finding the “Happy Spot” Drivers may use their own car in this course or one of Driveway Austin’s race prepared (Spec Miata) school cars for an additional fee. Personal cars must be safe and have a muffler NOTE: Helmets are not required for this class and lunch is included. Closed toe shoes are the only clothing requirement. Just bring your car (with an empty trunk or empty it here) and you're all set. $549.00 (with your car) $1395.00 (with Driveway Austin Spec Miata)
  5. Haha thanks. I'm generally just here (in life) to amuse/annoy myself.
  6. Haha yep. Dunno 'bout the sac but SF to MtV I had no issues in 3 years. Commuted daily by rowdy motorcycle. LEO was not prominent and pretty chill.
  7. Hm. I suppose the right way to calibrate is to have a professional company do the job. Google turns up lots. One local example: https://nicolscales.com/calibration/calibrate/
  8. Blasphemy! There is at least 3ft of elevation change. No thrill? But it has so much going on, you can forgo braking and catch some air at The Launch, you can jump curbs and stay WOT through T1 - pretty thrilling to slide at high speeds towards a concrete wall! Then all of these incredible features: Sweets shop (Sugar & Spice) Medical / nutritionist care (gut check) Locksmith / creepy peeper services (keyhole) Public transportation (bus stop) Cleaning services (the sweeper) Meditation / contemplation spa (the back straight) Specialized jeweler (diamonds edge) Amusement park (carousel) BUT WAIT THERES MORE!!!!!! If you sign up in the next 14 seconds, you will have the chance to receive not 1, not 2, but 4!!! LIFECHANGING SLAPCHOPS!!
  9. I love your enthusiasm, thought process and energy you put into the hobby. Also, in my sheltered life, I've never seen such a long metal ruler. Yes, I live in a virtual world apparently.
  10. KevinDB


    Seen it around. SRF React is available online according to the Amazons. https://www.amazon.com/Allstar-ALL78115-Brake-Fluid/dp/B007ZQRZQ4/ref=pd_day0_hl_263_4/144-3485426-9167328?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B007ZQRZQ4&pd_rd_r=ab6d3aa8-fd4c-488a-b3ce-6f33713c1c7a&pd_rd_w=gWSMa&pd_rd_wg=hKONV&pf_rd_p=ad07871c-e646-4161-82c7-5ed0d4c85b07&pf_rd_r=FDPYMED9AW7SDTSCMCZB&psc=1&refRID=FDPYMED9AW7SDTSCMCZB
  11. I'm having a hard time wrapping my little brain around this. I had no idea a decent size bottle of nitrogen fill could last so long. I have to assume it's able to be contained at a very high pressure level for that to work.
  12. I had this old school Craftsman torque wrench that was not a clicker, rather it had an indicator that flexed on a scale. It got out of zero after about a year, but I adjusted based on the new "zero". Not sure if that was accurate haha but was kind of nice to see what it was doing vs a magical clicker 😄
  13. In the USAF our torque wrenches had to be calibrated on a schedule - I think it was quarterly.
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