14 miles at 14 mph late lunch ride on the 1998 Porsche Bike S. Spring is in the air (and trees). Time to get into some serious riding!
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Friday, March 26, 2021
I qualified P12 out of 22 at tonight’s PCA Sim Racing Zone Group Challenge race a Sebring. I had a good start, stayed out of trouble, moved up to P11 and then my Internet dropped at about the halfway point. Unable to drive, I ended up finishing second to last. Apparently, mechanical issues do happen in sim racing. I felt like I had a good shot at another top ten finish. Not the best way to wrap up the Zone Group Challenge. I wonder if all the wind today played a part in this!?!
Today turned out to be another great all Porsche day. Drove the 2006 Porsche Cayenne S hauling the 2004 Porsche Bike X. Then rode the Bike X 40 miles on the Baltimore to Annapolis trail. Drove the 2001 Boxster to get German bier to celebrate a day off. And then later this evening I have a PCA Sim Racing event driving the Porsche 911 RSR at Sebring. Good times.
A very windy and very buggy 40 miles today on the 2004 Porsche bike X. With the weather warming to nearly 80° for the first time in 2021, I just knew I had to get out and go for a long ride. However, what worked against me was the high winds and lots of little flies. It was a weird combination of high gusts of wind, mixed in with little spells of no wind which was filled in by hundreds of little bugs, that I had to ride straight through on the trail.
The craziest part of the ride, was the high winds knocked over a tree across the trail just after I left that spot. I heard a very loud crash and I could tell it was a tree. It had fallen across the trail into some powerlines. I just kept riding down to my turnaround spot and when I came back I found the tree across the paved path.
Regardless of eating a few bugs and getting blown around, I had an incredible ride.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Just ran an incident free (0x) 30-minute practice session preparing for Friday's PCA Sim Racing Zone Group Challenge race at Sebring. I averaged two-minute laps, which is better than my race at Sebring last year. Hoping for another fun race, staying out of the way of any crashes and finishing well.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Monday, March 22, 2021
I remember last year in early spring when the same thing happened ... the weather was optimal for about one hour between 2 and 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Temperatures got just into the 60s and if I waited for a day with little wind, the riding conditions were quite pleasant. But try to ride any earlier or later in the day, it was a little too chilly. So I’m back to that again, with a 13 mile ride on the 2004 Porsche Bike X around my neighborhood today.
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Porsche won both GT classes today at the Twelve Hours of Sebring. The WeatherTech 911 RSR won the GTLM class and the Pfaff 911 GT3 R won the GT Daytona class, with the Wright Motorsports 911 GT3 R in second. A great race for Porsche today ... and of course I watched almost all of it on TV and my laptop.
Friday, March 19, 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
I’m practicing this week at Sonoma raceway in the RSR since I’m hoping to join the PCA Sim Racing Zone Group 30-minute qualifying race this Friday night. This is my old home track as I drove on this in my early 20s and was my first track experience. I know the track layout well but I’m still not as quick as I’d like to be. This lap was a decent 1:28.
Quick little 13-miler around the neighborhood testing the new Continental SpeedRide 700x42 tires. I like to ride around my house for a first ride to make sure I have installed the tires properly and didn't pinch the tubes. This was also the first ride for the new SKS Smart Explorer phone bag. Both the tires and phone bag are changes to the 2004 Porsche Bike X in preparation for the 340-mile C&O/GAP ride this fall. And both changes performed incredibly today. The SpeedRide tires are smooth and corner well. But I can tell there is enough grip for the dirt trails I'll be riding. Great weather and great little ride. I look forward to amping up the miles as the weather continues to improve.
Sunday, March 7, 2021
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