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Vrooooom Vrooooom - Part Deux

Monday, October 01, 2012

Went to Atlanta Motor Speedway yesterday. My daughters were really impressed when we exited the tunnel and were right in the middle of the racetrack.

NASCAR cars do not have doors, you have to climb in the window like the Dukes of Hazzard. That was an adventure. Anyway, they got me strapped in and off we went. Coming out of the pit you stay down on the flat until you build up some speed and then on the backstretch you are out on the track proper. The banking on the turns makes the majority of the g-force down but you are still getting pushed toward the outside of the turns. As I expected, 180 mph is fast. I was on a ride-along with a driver who knew how to drive. The track was littered with drivers who had paid to drive a car and were poking along at 120-140 mph. Passing them was a rush! Three laps passed pretty quickly, about two minutes but it was marvelous.

A great Fathers' Day present. So much better than a tie.

  
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SAINTBETH 10/1/2012 7:04PM

    Wow! That was a great Father's day present.

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HANSBRINK 10/1/2012 11:55AM

  "I feel the need... the need for speed!" Maverick. Top Gun.

Sounds like a lot of fun!!!

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ELRIDDICK 10/1/2012 8:26AM

  Thanks for sharing

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1CRAZYDOG 10/1/2012 8:26AM

  YIKES! 180 MPH!

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Vrooooooooom Vrooooooom

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Today I cash in the Father's Day present my kids got me back in June. A three lap ride around Atlanta Motor Speedway in a Nascar Race Car. They say it goes about 170-180 mph. That's pretty fast in a jet airplane (take off and landing speed about 150 mph). It has got to be really fast when you are that close to the ground and that close to the outside wall on the race track. Oh well, only time will tell.

  
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CAROL- 9/30/2012 5:32PM

    emoticon HAVE FUN

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HANSBRINK 9/30/2012 11:32AM

  It does sound like fun! Enjoy the laps.

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PLMITCH 9/30/2012 9:18AM

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Sounds like fun! I know they do the rides at Dover so maybe I'll put that on my birthday list for next year!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/30/2012 8:30AM

  Enjoy!

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TERRIPAL1 9/30/2012 8:06AM

    emoticon enjoy the ride!

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The Weekend!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ah!

Saturday morning dawns not so bright, sun wise, but extra bright spirit wise.

Youth football all day then an evening before the TV with college football. Tomorrow I get to cash in my father's day present of a ride-along in a NASCAR car at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Exactly how fast is 180 mph when you are on the ground and not in an airplane?

Make This a Great Weekend!

  
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1CRAZYDOG 9/29/2012 10:56AM

  OMG! Keep that seat belt fastened! Have a grand time!

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Signing Off on the Work Week

Friday, September 28, 2012

Day is done
Gone the sun
From the hills
From the lake
From the skies.
All is well
Safely rest
God is nigh

  
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SABLENESS 9/29/2012 10:20AM

    I remember that from Girl Scouts.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/28/2012 9:48PM

  And a wonderful weekend to you!

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LOLEMA 9/28/2012 7:09PM

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Acorns and Oak Trees

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small.

~Witter Bynner

From the smallest acorn the might oak grows.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 9/27/2012 10:30AM

  Wonderful!!

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WATERMELLEN 9/27/2012 7:43AM

    I've got an acorn I picked up on the golf course in my car . . . . good reminder!

Thanks for your comment on my maintaining fitness blog!

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CAT609 9/27/2012 7:04AM

    So true!

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