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Received this email from one of our team members this morning:

I don't know about you guys, but I had a really hard time driving to work this morning. I was getting by some lapped traffic in turn 2 of the 520 on-ramp and as I was diving in for the apex, this guy starts honking at me! It was a pretty clean pass (mostl...y)...and what the hell was he doing running full side mirrors anyway? Loser.

I kept getting held up, but managed to get by most of the slower traffic on the long front straight. For some stupid reason they were driving in two lines almost like they were forming up for a start...TONS of space down the middle. Suckers.

I was totally dominating until FINALLY one of them decides to make it a race. They must have had some kind of carnival theme...they had these sweet red and blue disco lights on top and his car was seriously quick. I had him in the corners but he was able to reel me in on the straights. We battled for a little while until one of his jackass team-mates threw a spiked chain across the road. WTF? I had at least 100 more laps left on those tires! Then they slapped me with a penalty!? What about the donkey-hole that sent me off-track by blowing out all my rubber! Talk about playing dirty. And the penalty system in this series is seriously AFU. Does one of you guys have $25 grand I can borrow? I only need it for a couple weeks.

Thanks, bill

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Now imagine going from a 105 MPH ChumpCar to a 17 foot U-Haul in the period of an hour. I drove last stint, and drove the gear truck home shortly thereafter. Man, that's a difference. The first thing I notice every time going from track to street is how much more I check my mirrors. I forget that there aren't gonna be people going 30 MPH faster than me when I try to make a turn onto my home street. :lol:

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:lol: LOL :lol:

I too have to slow myself down once back on the streets!

I think it should be mandatory for every driver who wants a driver license to take part of a Chumpcar race... :blink:

Maybe they would learn to get out of the way!!! And stop driving in the left lane at the speed limit + 1mph!!! :angry:

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Guys, can you say C-R-U-I-S-E C-O-N-T-R-O-L??? THAT is why I have it on my cars. It is really worth a few laughs though when I set it at the 75 MPH that is the limit out here on the rural Texas two lanes, and I drive the car at the limit, with my legs crossed at the ankles, approach a set of double esses that are marked fo 50, don't move my legs, don't touch the brakes, and continue with the conversation as I drive through the corners, never leaving my lane. The looks on the perople's faces in the car are a riot!!! I would imagine that on the occaisions where someone followes me close enough to

see my lack of brake lights entering the turns, they think that my brake lights don't work.

Brie

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Sunday night we ran errands and the wife had to remind me SEVERAL times "you need to slow down, you need to slow down", and I thought I was going slow, only 20 over the limit. :(

No less a light than Richard Petty allowed as how after a race, he'd let Mrs. Petty drive him home, as his "speed barometer" was out-of-whack after a race. (Never mind his "drive offensively" barometer.)

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Received this email from one of our team members this morning:

I don't know about you guys, but I had a really hard time driving to work this morning. I was getting by some lapped traffic in turn 2 of the 520 on-ramp and as I was diving in for the apex, this guy starts honking at me! It was a pretty clean pass (mostl...y)...and what the hell was he doing running full side mirrors anyway? Loser.

I kept getting held up, but managed to get by most of the slower traffic on the long front straight. For some stupid reason they were driving in two lines almost like they were forming up for a start...TONS of space down the middle. Suckers.

I was totally dominating until FINALLY one of them decides to make it a race. They must have had some kind of carnival theme...they had these sweet red and blue disco lights on top and his car was seriously quick. I had him in the corners but he was able to reel me in on the straights. We battled for a little while until one of his jackass team-mates threw a spiked chain across the road. WTF? I had at least 100 more laps left on those tires! Then they slapped me with a penalty!? What about the donkey-hole that sent me off-track by blowing out all my rubber! Talk about playing dirty. And the penalty system in this series is seriously AFU. Does one of you guys have $25 grand I can borrow? I only need it for a couple weeks.

Thanks, bill

While wrenching on final Charlotte prep I pulled this up on the laptop and invited the other drivers to read, for the next hour someone would randomly recite a favorite line...

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No less a light than Richard Petty allowed as how after a race, he'd let Mrs. Petty drive him home, as his "speed barometer" was out-of-whack after a race. (Never mind his "drive offensively" barometer.)

ever hear how The King's senatorial race got de-railed? seems he was bump drafting complete strangers on I-40.

my most recent personal transgression was on the way home from PBIR. besides the hangover-el-Grande; it was 80 degrees and sunny on January 3rd and i got a late start out the door with a 750 mile commute ahead of me.

loaded for bear (14K combined easily) i'm screaming up the FLA Turnpike in the left lane with a dually pulling a 4 horse gooseneck tucked up behind me when the little girl in the mazda 6 blows a right rear tire at 80 mph 25 feet in front of me. yeh, i might have been a little too close..........

i see the tire let go, the kids in the back seat stand up and look out the rear window at the looming Blue Oval fixin to shorten their car and this woman calmly and coolly pulls the thing off the road into the left median.

damn glad she was mad skilled & sober......... i could and did learn something from all that i hope.

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*major pucker*

i talked to the guy with the horse trailer about two hours later. he said he figured it was gonna get ugly when he saw my brake lights go full lock and stay that way for an extended period of time.

all things considered, the Thai food was well worth the pain. :) Taleiy Thai i think it was called. i managed to offend some folks from UConn that actually believed their school belonged in a BCS Bowl Game, good times. good times. B)

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Guys, can you say C-R-U-I-S-E C-O-N-T-R-O-L??? THAT is why I have it on my cars. It is really worth a few laughs though when I set it at the 75 MPH that is the limit out here on the rural Texas two lanes, and I drive the car at the limit, with my legs crossed at the ankles, approach a set of double esses that are marked fo 50, don't move my legs, don't touch the brakes, and continue with the conversation as I drive through the corners, never leaving my lane. The looks on the perople's faces in the car are a riot!!! I would imagine that on the occaisions where someone followes me close enough to

see my lack of brake lights entering the turns, they think that my brake lights don't work.

Brie

Not all of us live in the middle of no where. There isn't much reason to set the cruise control on a 30mph road, between lights and stop signs. :lol:

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I think that the best part of that whole thing is that Bill is like the James May of our team. I can't see him ever doing anything like that. I think the only time he ever really gets on it is when there is litterally NO ONE around, like 5am on a sunday morning.

I do have to say that I am still having trouble watching the slow speed of cars right in front of me, I keep spotting my line in turns well beyond traffic.......not really a bad thing ;)

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My cruise control has saved me from tickets for not paying attention to speed limits in El Paso, I use it ALL the time in the city ESPECIALLY. Any "inconvienience" of "driving with my thumbs" is MORE than made up for by the fact that I have not had a ticket in over twenty years. Brie

Not all of us live in the middle of no where. There isn't much reason to set the cruise control on a 30mph road, between lights and stop signs. :lol:

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ever hear how The King's senatorial race got de-railed? seems he was bump drafting complete strangers on I-40.

Secretary of State, and there was only the one instance (granted, that was the least of the problems with that campaign...).

Had some bimbo in a SUV try to use a cellphone in front of me on I-5 in Burbank last time I was in SoCal -- idiot stuffed it into the sound-wall in front of me; I was never happier to be driving a Subaru Forester. :)

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