Monday, May 31, 2021

Easy 40 mile ride

Gorgeous day and the Bike X rode well, but there were too many people running, walking, biking and with strollers to get near a personal best. Got some good seat time on a gorgeous day. I can’t complain.

Porsche SUV off-road route tested


Yesterday I reran my proposed Porsche SUV off-road route for the local PCA Region. I drove the one-hour dirt road again in the 2006 Porsche Cayenne S. The event is now scheduled for Sunday, June 13th and I wanted to make sure the dirt road was open and tour-ending winery/brewery/distillery was fully operational. I planned this out way back in 2019 but COVID lockdown delayed the driving tour. The test run went well. I’m looking forward to putting this event on. 

Friday, May 28, 2021

Do not buy from this website

I found a lot of the pictures that I’ve taken of my bikes on this website, claiming these bikes are for sale for as low as $60. This is a scam website do not buy from them.

Pre Rain Lunch Ride

Snuck in a little 14-mile ride on the 2004 Porsche Bike X before the afternoon rain kicks in. Cleaned and lubed the chain prior to the ride. Between the new bottom bracket and lubed chain, the Bike X rides sooooo smoooooth right now.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Back to Sim Racing practice


Now that I'm back from Florida, I can compete in next Wednesday night's PCA Sim Racing Challenge class race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Mosport. Turned some practice laps today in the 997 track prepared Porsche. Feels good to be back in the simulator.

Bike X vs Brood X

The 17-year cicada known as Brood X are making my rides more like an autocross. Swerving around flying cicadas and dead carcasses has become more of an obstacle course than a bike ride. The sound thousands of cicadas make reminds me of a loud hum or a distance chainsaw. Kinda cool to see them, I just don't want them stuck to my bike or tires.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Retro Porsche Bike poster


I found a 1990s Porsche Bike poster on eBay. I just had to buy it! Bought a frame today for it. Looks good in the garage. 

Early lunchtime muggy ride

With temperatures starting to heat up, my ride times are starting to shift earlier and earlier. Today was an early lunchtime 14-mile ride around my neighborhood on the 2004 Porsche Bike X. The sound of the cicadas is getting deafening. Another fun ride even though I got very sweaty.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

New bottom bracket test ride


First test ride with the new bottom bracket on the 2004 Porsche Bike X. It was so smooooooth. Felt like a brand new bike! I’m still a little worn out from the Amelia Island Porsche trip, but I did one of my better neighborhood loop times without even trying. I’ll bet I could get a new PR on this bike with new bracket.

Monday, May 24, 2021

New bottom bracket

When I got home from Amelia Island, I installed the new bottom bracket that I had arrived on the 2004 Porsche Bike X. The old one was so bad I had to make a short video to hear the grinding sound. That’s what the Death Ride will do to a bike. It’s raining today so I won’t do a test ride until tomorrow. But the install went very well.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Amelia Island Concours

Today wrapped up the Amelia Island Concours weekend. It was Porsche overload of sure. Today's surprise was the Porsche 935 display. I watched many of these 935s race competitively in my teenage years. It was great to see them again close up. The last four days have been long ... but worth every minute.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Back to Werks

I'm at the PCA Werks Reunion event at Amelia Island, Florida today. It's great to be back out at Porsche events again! Lots of amazing Porsche sports cars, SUVs, sedans and even the new Porsche eBike!

Recovery week

Last week was a week to forget. Got a flat tire on the Bike X and crashed the Bike S. And in two consecutive days. This week I’m back on the...