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Buying land is always the best move... although anything within the City limits is $$$$$.
For example, expect around ~$23M for the budget lot we currently rent.

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SASC Events / Re: So who was fastest in the karts at the AGM?
« on: November 29, 2017, 08:02:10 PM »
I won one of the races!  8)

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Technical Talk / Re: Weight transfer article!
« on: October 30, 2017, 09:23:26 AM »
This is something I've been focusing on more lately.  Our Toyota group competed this past summer in a relatively small and extremely tight lot in Kelowna that has some serious bumps and dips.  Focusing on this allowed my big truck to outrun the AWD cars on better tires - one of whom I can't touch at YYC.

Also, doing winter driver / ice dice stuff on Ghost, weight transfer understanding is #1 if you want to be in control and fast. 

It's a key thing to learn!

I'm going to read this and take notes Gwynn.  ;D
That course and lot defeated me!

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SASC Events / Re: Results for practise event of October 28, 2017 at YYC
« on: October 30, 2017, 09:20:49 AM »
Super fun day of racing, can't wait for next year!
I hope the winter off doesn't erode what experience I feel I've gained this summer... I'll just need to put in a lot of seat time at Speeders. ;)

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SASC Events / Re: Results for practise event of October 28, 2017 at YYC
« on: October 30, 2017, 09:10:10 AM »
... in our TDI overlapping brake and throttle means no throttle response (since I was transitioning from brake to throttle) no matter how much I pushed on the throttle, so I consciously had to make sure I built in a pause between the two.

We noticed something similar with our old TDI Golf - something to do with the ECU programming, it does its best to ensure the driver isn't trying to push both pedals at once and just cuts fuel. Couldn't heel and toe in that thing without really giving it the beans and planning ahead (for Ryan anyways... the pedals were too far apart for my tiny feet. Such a pain.)

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SASC Events / Re: Re: July 26 YYC Practice event is a go!
« on: July 27, 2017, 09:51:17 AM »
What a fun event!
Thanks for setting it up. Would love to do more like these in the future, I think we'll get the format and setup dialed in.

Ryan had the MRS almost entirely disassembled by the time I got home - that throwout bearing was pooched!

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SASC Events / Re: July 2nd - Gate Workers Needed
« on: July 01, 2017, 10:25:26 PM »
Will there be anyone assigned to the gate over lunch?

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SASC Events / Re: June 18, 2017 WCMA scores
« on: June 19, 2017, 08:14:06 AM »
Those fun runs were a riot! Thanks for letting us shred some tires at the end there.

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General Discussion / Re: Lowcals video on last YYC event
« on: November 30, 2016, 10:33:11 AM »
Well, that was 23 minutes of my life I'll never get back.
Complete lack of respect for safety regulations and the other attendees at the event.

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Technical Talk / Re: Car Numbering
« on: November 14, 2016, 09:41:11 AM »
I actually had some round car magnets made with a dry erase film applied - that way we can just write the number on the magnets with dry erase markers. No more messing about with tape, and easy to adjust when the number needs to change.

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SASC Events / Re: Nov 6 YYC6 Yes! We are
« on: November 08, 2016, 11:01:47 AM »
That sounds completely reasonable to me.
I noticed as well, and with a course as large as the one last weekend, we definitely need all hands on deck.

Some kind of check-in that just uses car number would probably work well enough. It would also provide opportunity to ensure the entire course is covered.

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SASC Events / Re: any chance for a YYC event Nov 5 or 6 ?
« on: November 01, 2016, 09:27:10 AM »
We'd definitely be in for another day if the weather holds!

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SASC Events / Re: Results for October 30, 2016 event at YYC
« on: October 30, 2016, 08:06:16 PM »
Thanks for posting, and thanks to everyone for putting together another event! Didn't think I'd get out in the GT4 again this year!

I had an absolute blast. Looking forward to getting out on the ice this winter.

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Member Introductions / Re: Lurkasaurus Rex
« on: August 23, 2016, 04:03:36 PM »
It's more than that - when it switches to the big cam it gets hilariously loud. We actually disabled the system so it was down on power with a lower redline.

That one jump to 97.6 db from the usual high eighties was when I let it hit lift.

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SASC Events / Re: 2016 Sound Logs
« on: August 22, 2016, 11:22:54 AM »
Wow, what a difference between the high and low cam on the Spyder! High 80s vs 97.6. We knew the car was loud, but I didn't think it was that loud on lift.

Already have a replacement muffler... and will add a decent sized resonator. That'll be much nicer to drive, and will get to enjoy the extra power instead of feeling super slow while on course.

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