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Old 07-24-2015, 12:47 AM   #127
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Yep. I have a headset for my GMRS radio and it helps hearing and somewhat easier to transmit.

Sometimes helps for others to repeat the message from the front down the line to the rear and guy the the rear to sound off to relay his status to the front.

Everyone might not bring radios. I have a couple of spares I'll lend to members of my group if needed.

"read view" = "rear view"

And, if there are 20 cars (or more) in a group that distance of vehicles might be way over a 1/4 of a mile. Pretty sure we'll have a brief stop at 336 @ 41 just to make sure the last car made it through that first run out of Leakey.

We typically stop on the bridge over the Nueces on 335, as well. These stops can't be long as there will be another group coming up from behind.

The other option to help avoid that timing issue is to have both clockwise and counter clockwise groups going on a staggered basis out of Leakey. Would be fun to meet another group going in the opposite direction midway through the run! We can do that - it's up to the team leaders to make that call. We'd have to do two roll charts I suppose and make that decision ahead of time of who all is going which way. I prefer 336 counter clockwise and I like 335 clockwise. Same fun for me either way. This would make for some interesting go-pro footage! It would be cool to combine all those encounter clips together! Comments? Discussion?

Hopefully, no one is confused...clockwise means going to Camp Wood out of Leaky on 337 first. Counter clockwise is heading out 336 towards Hwy 41 out of Leakey.
I like the two routes in opposite directions thinking... lets do that! Extreme/fast paced groups from one direction and the slower groups from the other.

I'll be running in whatever the slowest group is this time at a relaxing pace. Groups 1 and 2 were fun last year, but the car had some issues (and still has issues) and its back on the stock tires right now.
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Old 07-24-2015, 02:08 PM   #128
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Sponsor News @Raceseng has sent us 2 items to raffle off. Give them a Thank you for helping with this event! I have the items as of last night I just did not get a picture of them yet. Will have it up soon.

1x Ashiko Shift Knob
1x Raceseng Reverse Lockout
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Old 07-24-2015, 02:43 PM   #129
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Raceseng shift knob?! Now that's what I'm talking about!
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MORE Sponsor new today. Chin Motorsports has joined in to sponsor this event. They have a Track Day Gift Certificate that we will raffle. This is good for a single event registration. Also the credit amount will cover the upcoming TWS 2-day event on November 14-15, including an instructor if the winner is a Novice.
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Old 07-24-2015, 04:41 PM   #131
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@Extreme86, will @TEWwild not be leading a group this year?
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Dang, awesome sponsors again this year!!!
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@Extreme86, will @TEWwild not be leading a group this year?
Unfortunately I can't get out of work for it..... It's killing me, but I will not be there.


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Old 07-25-2015, 01:48 AM   #136
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We will all miss you, you were the perfect lead last year and gave us an incredible experience that we won't soon forget. I hope twisted sisters happens for many years to come and you have many opportunities to make up for this year lol
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:56 PM   #137
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So, since I'm the new kid here I said I would do a run this Saturday (Today). I did run it today. I left SA at 0715 and arrived back at 1321. It was supposed to be a dry run, but that eventually turned into not so fun run... as I ended up getting stuck being Ford product testing the new Mustang, Focus, and F150... but once they were gone it was goodish... yes.

Couple things to note about my driving before I define myself for public display:
1) I do not drive faster than what I can handle doing and/or the vehicle.
2) I tend not to break 100mph due to jail time (emphasis on the tend).
3) I usually do not pass cars unless I have distance due to police (broke that today and got pulled over).
-- I do pass cars if I know there is nothing in front and it is legal for the most part.
4) I do not drive with traction control/vehicle stability control on.
5) I do not accelerate at the top of the hill due to not knowing what is on the other side.
6) I usually shift in the 4-6RPM range // High RPM to me is 7,000+.

Trip wise, I suppose this where I define and allow people to make their opinion (I will not disclose speeds in public forum). I went clockwise Leakey to Camp Wood.

Medina - Leakey (FM337 West) - Most of it was in 5th/6th gear. After passing through Vanderpool and going into the hills/canyons it was an average of 3rd/4th gear.
Leakey - Camp Wood (FM337 West) - Stayed in 5th for most of the drive minus the hills and downshifted to 3rd/4th again.
Camp Wood - HW41 (55North/RR335North) - Averaged 5th, sometimes 6th gear. Downshifted to 4th for some of the turns.
Highway 41 (HW41 East) - 6th gear for the most part.
RR335 - Leakey (RR335 South) 5th gear, rotation between 3rd/4th with the rare 2nd downshift for some of the turns.
Leakey - Medina (FM337 East) Same as previous drive 5th/6th gear, hills were around 3rd/4th.

Note: Some of the straights in the hills I did shift into 5th and high RPMs prior to turning. I did not go into 6th while venturing into the hills. I did slide the rear around some corners in the hills. I will do what I can to get a TC for me as I don't want to have an open mic when it comes to turns if I do end up taking a group.

Event (which I will name a speed): I was clocked at 94 on FM337 East and was thusly pulled over. Constable was a nice guy and let me go. Even let me take pictures, woo. I was passing someone for going under the speed limit and it seems that every time I want to pass someone they purposely speed up so that I have to fight for it... The only time they don't is if they, for whatever reason, feel they need to give you approval to pass via a wave or turn signal. Just had to happen on the drive back as I was almost back to Medina. Break the rule and get gigged... figures.

I can add more to this post but I won't.

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Thanks, Zubit. Sounds like you had a good time. You lucked out on that stop for sure!
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Well, here is the photo the guy let me take on the way back home. Maybe it'll work I guess I will find out...
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Looks like the guy who pulled me over for playing chicken a few years back...
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