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September 2012

I remember the first time I drove a moon crane

posted to writings on sep 30th, 2012 with tags adam, dave, karting, and me

After another stretch of not karting for almost 2 years, Dave, Adam and I went karting at Chicago Indoor Racing's Addison facility. I won the 3 races on track 7 with a 15.993, 15.800, and then a 15.743. I, Adam, and Dave set the 3 fastest times of the week with 15.743, 15.855, and 15.909, although looking at our last races on what would appear to be the same track configuration, Dave and I were running quite a bit faster back then. Maybe we've all just gotten heavier in 2 years.

Two employees asked if they could race with us because "we looked fast" and I was able to stay ahead of them each time, but maybe they were going easy on us.

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January 2011

Rollerblades and Windows ME

posted to writings on jan 19th, 2011 with tags dave, eric, karting, and lauren

After not karting for over a year (and not even driving a car for 4 months), Dave, Eric, Lauren and I went karting at CIR's Addison facility.

Lauren didn't race, so Dave, Eric and I did 3 races on track 7. The first race, I had a best lap of 15.455, the second, Eric and I both had a best of 15.385, and on the third race I did a 15.443. Dave set the best lap time of the week with a 15.306 in the last race and Eric and I both tied for 2nd with our previous 15.385. Though as the girl at the counter said, the week started a day ago. Dave is currently 13th for the month and Eric and I are both 16th. Not bad for never even seeing the track before.

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October 2009

i don't have a witty title for this

posted to writings on oct 11th, 2009 with tags adam, dave, jenny, and karting

i went karting at cir again with dave, jenny, and adam.

the first race i was just really out of it and not trying very hard for some reason; a 15.69 best resulted.

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August 2009

having been destroyed, it is now indestructible

posted to writings on aug 7th, 2009 with tags karting and me

dave wanted to go karting, so we went to cir. i haven't been there in a year but the track 1 configuration is still the same. i placed 1st in all 3 races, setting the best lap time of the week on the first race with a 15.07. the pro karting guy (you can always tell who they are because they show up with their own nomex suits) that placed second must have got mad that i beat him, so he did the next race (with only 3 other people) and set a new week-best of 14.77. i got my best down to 15.02 on the second race, and then a 15.26 on the third race with a kart that had a really loose throttle cable.

though now that my helmet has a tinted visor, everything is kind of dark in an indoor karting track. luckily there were no turtle shells or banana peels to avoid.

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