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Post  Revengel on Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:14 pm

Just becasue I didn't feel this belonged in the 'Welcome Thread'...



Here's something that I just posted over there. I wanted to re-post it here with a couple of add-ons.

A brief thank you to my fellow TPRA folks.



Every now and then I’m reminded of just how much my time here and driving with you has been a positive effect on me & my driving. Even though I haven’t been in enough TPRA races of late I wanted to pass on this little story of how my driving has improved thanks to all of you.



So last night I was in a room that was set to Spa – 451PP with no penalties – and I pulled out Draco. Draco for those who don’t know is my stock-weight Miura with bolt-on parts, including my suspension and transmission. I was up against a couple of S2000s, a couple Z-cars and an RX-7. All aids were off so there was no ABS or anything of the sort. No problem. Sport Hard tires. No problem. Race starts in 38 seconds…just enough to adjust my brakes. The rest is pretty much as-is.



While the first race I failed to come in first it was for a good reason – I refused to pass him on the last turn unless it was clean. Still I only lost by .012 and considering I hadn’t adjusted my suspension or transmission…and I started from the back…I felt pretty darned good.



After this initial race I did a quick adjustment on my transmission and with the exception of one race where someone decided to side-swipe the field (and I still came from 8 seconds back in a 2 lap race to finish second by under a second) I placed first each time. The last race was my favorite as I was challenged by someone who refused to stay within the lines around the track (no penalties) especially at Eau Rouge while I stayed within the track boundaries. Nothing like a bunch of comments like “A FREAKING MIURA??? REALLY??? CRIMINNY!!!” to warm my face.



You all taught me how to tune, how to balance my chassis, how to reduce tire wear with every event I’ve run here. I’m already pre-programmed to drive cleanly and that’s a tire-saving feature now! Also the discipline to not retaliate and continue to drive clean was re-enforced here more than anywhere.



Also, Forgetful & Clacksman (Aka Superman & Batman) you taught me about the 3/0 non-ABS split and…TIRE WEAR EXPLAINED!!! Man you guys rawk. Glad I can be a junior member here in the JLA.





Above all else you have each instilled the following idea: It’s not about coming in first, it’s about being able to control your car and drive cleanly as quickly as possible toward the finish.





Thank you all for your help, tuning and support.





Revengel & his mighty Miuras.


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Post  HWKII on Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:16 pm

cheers

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Post  clacksman on Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:18 pm

dibs on being Batman because cooler car.

What a Face

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Post  Revengel on Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:21 pm

clacksman wrote:dibs on being Batman because cooler car.

What a Face



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Post  Forgetful on Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:24 pm

clacksman wrote:dibs on being Batman because cooler car.

What a Face

According to Revs post on my community wall in-game, I'm the dark night. Razz

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Post  clacksman on Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:27 pm

Forgetful wrote:According to Revs post on my community wall in-game, I'm the dark night. Razz

...

... the hell is the jingle bunny? Suspect

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Post  HWKII on Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:31 pm

Oh boys, don't fight, you can share:



cheers

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Post  clacksman on Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:38 pm

HWKII wrote:Oh boys, don't fight, you can share:



cheers

I sure wasn't talking about the newer one.

I like how they made a point to fasten their seatbelts (lap only, lol '60s), and then went 90 miles an hour all the way to Commissioner Gordons office.

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Post  HWKII on Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:50 pm

Believe me, if I could find actual pictures of you and Forgetful on Facebook, I'd have photoshopped that. You've been warned Wink

Edit: Oooh, there are actual pictures of you, sadly nothing face-on since you were ~12 years old Wink

Pure goldmine of photo edits...

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Post  clacksman on Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:04 pm

HWKII wrote: Facebook
You've been warned Wink
Pure goldmine of photo edits...

Same goes. Twisted Evil

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Post  HWKII on Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:08 pm

clacksman wrote:
HWKII wrote: Facebook
You've been warned Wink
Pure goldmine of photo edits...

Same goes. Twisted Evil

clown

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Post  Revengel on Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:00 am

Oh lord...what did I start..!



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Post  Forgetful on Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:03 pm

What a Face

No worries Rev, I'm quite content with Forgetful.

Have been for a long time now.

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