Monthly Archives: March 2013
Here’s the old girl showing some fantastic pace. The engine had a supercharged applied which netted 330kw atw but unfortunately it gave up on the dyno. For the track day, the car had to live with 160kw atw na power.
Best time on first outting is 1:07:9999 something and they have improved it to 1:05:xxxx.
When i built this car previously, i wanted to aim for 1:10….. PFTTttttt
On Sunday, we headed over to Eddie’s for the deck opening + f1 viewing.
I arrived early so did some research on some watches.
Then proceeded to demolish El Jannah’s which is always so damn good…
After which we settled into the living room watching how much of a douche Vettel really is. Apparently his douchness knows no bounds! Kev was researching too 🙂
Yesterday i decided to go for a ride. I have being feeling crap and not really at it and i needed some riding back in my life. Finally the crux was all ready to go and i took it around SOP for a coupla laps. Funny thing is even without adjusting the saddle, it was at the right height. Just hop on and go :p
From the get go though, it felt like a pretty slow bike. All the way down to SOP was hmmmm like riding with the brakes rubbing or something. I put it down to a heavier bike and knobbly tyres and solidered on.
About 20kms into the ride i decided to make sure everything was alright. Lifted the back wheels, tried to spin it….OHhhhhhhhhhhhh i see now…. the brakes were actually rubbing and actually quite severely. So bad that the calipers was untouchable as they had being pretty much clamping the disc all this time.
Set it up again and off i go. Alright, this is more like it!
What did i think of the bike? Hmmm, GEO is setup fairly similar to my BMC. Slammed stem and all but one thing that is very noticable is how much further up front the front wheel is indicating a slacker head angle. Despite this though the bike is still fairly twitchy and maneuverable. I am running the tyres at around 60psi and to be honest, this bike isn’t all that comfy. The bump control is not as good as the bmc and the first bit of the impact is fairly muffled due to the bigger tyres but there is still a fair bit of bite in each bump. Unlike on the BMC where it just absorbs the bump instead. Still, there is something very solid feeling to this bike. Probably due to the fact that it weighs 9kgs or maybe the fact that it has disc brakes but it felt good to ride around in urban conditions with kerbs here and there and massive potholes and stuff. Perfect for commuting then.
The disc brakes are pretty amazing. At first i wasn’t really blown away by them but little by little i realised that they were significantly stronger. One of the first moments i realised was the simple process of dismounting. In the bmc i am used to unclipping the left foot and whilst braking i would coast to a stop nice and smoothly. In the crux as soon as i unclipped there was a sudden motion of stopping and it was definitely not smooth. Definitely stronger and id say it is good to have stronger brakes whenever possible.
This morning i decided to finally commute. Not sure what took me so long but of course i feel all that much better for it. Felt so alive at work. Had a shower when i got in and it couldn’t have being easier. I see myself doing this more often or at least i would hope so.
There are so many cars i lust after but non-other more than a GT3. I have always had something for the GT3.
I am not really a Porsche nutter but i just love the target audience of the GT3. It really speaks to me as i like everything to be hardcore and uncompromised. Saw the 2014 today and wow, instantly made the old gen …. well …. old. So good ….
I will have you one day. I must have you one day. I think the m3 is achievable but the GT3 is going to take a lot of tears and sweat and determination and probably a lot of luck.
Maybe one day, i will post here pictures of my very own GT3. Maybe one day.