Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Today, I hosted an 80-minute Porsche SUV tour for PCA Chesapeake Region Cayenne and Macan members. 13 Porsche SUVs and 32 people met at the Springfield Manor Winery, Brewery and Distillery in Thurmont, Maryland and drove through some farm land to the Frederick Municipal Forest for a short 10-mile off-road drive. The dirt road was about a level 1-2 off road class road with some elevation changes, rocks and potholes, but in general considered a rather easy drive. The driving tour concluded back at the winery for food, drinks and the announcement of the "Pink Pig" award winner. The driver with the dirtiest Porsche SUV after the tour received my home-made Pink Pig trophy and a bottle of wine from the winery. It seems everyone enjoyed the day and didn't feel the drive was too difficult or caused any damage to their Porsche ... which was the goal. I'll let the dust settle and see if anyone would like to do something like this again someday. Some photos are mine, others from friends on the tour.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Friday, June 11, 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021
My first-ever podium finish! Albeit, this was a practice race to debut the new iRacing Porsche 911 GT3 R, but it sure was exciting and feels good to get my first 3rd place finish ... with a drag race to the finish too. This was a PCA Sim Racing event at Laguna Seca with both Sport and Challenge Class drivers. So, I was racing against drivers in a higher class too. What fun!
First drive of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R in the iRacing service. My first laps in this car and it seems easier to drive than the Cup and RSR, which makes sense as the GT3 specs provide traction control and ABS. Did a few laps around Laguna Seca before tonight's PCA Launch Party event. Love this new car!
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
I guess it was bound to happen at some point. I have accumulated probably 4-5,000 miles on my Porsche Bikes … all without a serious crash. Today that streak ended. Riding the 1998 Bike S in my neighborhood, I rounded a corner at speed and noticed an approaching car. I applied the brakes too much locking them up and flew over the handlebars. I landed flat on my chest and head hitting the asphalt. Both knees, hands and shoulders got some road rash and left cheekbone hit pretty hard. I sat there for awhile and then rode home. I got beat up, but the Bike S didn’t look too bad and rode home fine. The seat did get scratched up. Might need to replace it. Hope to recover and get back on the horse quickly.
Monday, June 7, 2021
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Mapped a new route to the Baltimore Washington International airport paved path today. This route avoided a couple busier roads. There was one sketchy area that I’ll have to see if I can avoid next time. Rode the 2004 Porsche Bike X 20 miles through swarms of cicadas early this morning before it got too hot.
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Friday, June 4, 2021
Another 40 mile BWI loop to the Baltimore to Annapolis Rail Trail ride this morning on the 2004 Porsche Bike X. I got an early start since it was supposed to rain this afternoon. No rain yet, but it was definitely cooler in the morning. The Bike X is performing well and I feel it's ready for the 340-mile C&O/GAP ride later this fall. Now I just have to get myself ready!
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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...
I took them apart, scraped out all the old gunk and rebuilt them with brand new elastomers. Took all last night and half of Saturday. Yes, ...
During this week's concept announcement of the Mission E Cross Turismo, Porsche teased in both the new Mission E vehicle's news...
Here's another blueprint-type drawing I just completed that might also make its way to a shirt design.
I wanted to better document how to change the suspension fork elastomers on the Porsche Bike S. This blog has photos and information when I...
This rough diagram shows the inner workings of the Votec GS97 bike forks used on the late 1990s Porsche Bike S and Bike FS. The elastomer po...
Ultra rare: Porsche Carrera GT mountain bike
I just ran across a disc brake conversion option on the Internet . Appears to be a viable option to provide better braking power to the Po...
I ran across this picture of an all white Porsche Bike S on a German website. I believe all the Bike S models sold in the USA were painted G...
Good friend Dennis Yee emailed me some photos of his near perfect 1998 Porsche Bike FS. Dennis lives way over on the other side of the count...
The Porsche Bike ST is a rare Porsche bike among rare Porsche bicycles. The Bike ST is a "touring" version of the Bike S mountain ...