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Old 05-06-2003, 10:56 AM
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Old 05-06-2003, 11:54 AM
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sounds like maybe you should take up another hobby you probably an extra 5 minutes in your schedule that you should be able to squezze another hobby in.....maybe gold panning
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Old 05-06-2003, 03:44 PM
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Sound like you won't be far off the eaders at the rate you're going. Keep it up and get into offroad, its really fun and it give you a few different ideas that can be useful on the pavement. ( and vice versa) Alberta drivers seem to really split apart from the different surfaces, some only race onroad and some only race offroad. This allow them to "specialize" in their choosen season. The only problem with this is there isn't much dirt available come winter.
r/cing is alot of fun. and TONES of money. especially here. my little brother started after watching me a couple of times. so now he started. when i'm older and have a job i am hoping to start doing offroad. i love the jumps and stuff. i think we have a track here in edmonton but i never bin to it.

right now i'll stick with stock and i'll improve untl i win the western canadian thing in edmonton. i think its late summer. i'll see how i do in my club before i do any real compeating.

i love watching people race. just watching there lines are almost as fun as driving. i guess thats how i improve the most.




hey watch out i'm going to be the world champion in 2010. better get my autograph now
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Old 05-06-2003, 10:43 PM
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i believe that there is a brand New offroad underconstruction as we type, but check out the "western canadian offroad series" thread for more details as to local and when they race.

As for watching others drive I believe it to be a use insight as to where to start. I find the most challenging part of any race is find a line. As we ran a different layout each raceday over the winter (indoors), I tend to get lots of practise. I'm usually a half lap or more quicker in the later rounds of the day. Watching other drivers practise even if I don't get to put my car on the track. Seeing where they go and don't go gives me a rough idea of an initial line to try. After awhile, you can just look at the track and see the best lline through many of the corners.

Offroad adds another twist, jumps. With jumps the rules change as to how you go around the track. A good line for the jumps must be found even if it is the worst line to go around the corner; you need to get over the jump aswell.

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Old 05-07-2003, 06:31 AM
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yeah it might be already done

it is nice!! i've seen pics on it

http://www.rcracersedmonton.com/
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Old 05-08-2003, 11:37 PM
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Has anyone seen Calvin Ng
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Old 05-09-2003, 06:25 AM
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probably not

i started racing my own car about late feburary.
that was in indoors too.
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Old 05-09-2003, 03:45 PM
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CALGARY OFFROAD PEOPLE: Is ur transponder system new enough to use the personal transponders?





KELOWNA OFFROAD PEOPLE: Is ur transponder system new enough to use the personal transponders?
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Old 05-09-2003, 04:27 PM
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The Quesnel clubs is the older style so no for our August race and Kelowna has always used our system so no for them too.

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Old 05-10-2003, 11:01 AM
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I know Kamloops is not part of the Western series at this time, but for anyone thinking of coming to our "Fall Classic" in September, be aware that we use an "old" system too. The likelihood of us switching to the "Personal transponder" system in the forseeable future is virtually nil.
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Old 05-10-2003, 04:44 PM
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No personal transponders in calgary. Right now we want to save that $6000 for a new track and locale.
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Old 05-11-2003, 02:08 PM
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THat seems to be a lot of money to spend to replace something that works just fine. I have no complaints of the old system, and I personally do not want to buy a $100 transponder for myselfl. Besides the new system doesn't seem to be any better than the old one. The only problem there has ever been is the odd dead transponder a major event. Which is normally dealt with by borrowing a spare set from another club.

The new system also is very new and has had time to decay to see if there are any major problems as the system ages. I think that we will not accomplish anything by purchasing the new system, just more of the same old problem of someone having a dead transponder.
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Old 05-13-2003, 05:10 PM
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Eventually it will be a problem getting replacements for the old transponders - but I hope that is a long way off. For what we need, I think the new system is overkill.
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I am happy with the new transponders as when you run electric classes you are allowed to weigh in with the personal transponder in the car as it is part of the car,whereas someone using an old transponder according to the rules must weigh their car without transponder.There is also the added benifit of never having a bad transponder or uncharged transponder since it runs off of your receiver pack and draws next to nothing.I run mine in my 1/8th buggy and gas truck without ever a problem.
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Have you ever had to find someone you don't know at a big race because they forgot to return the transponder you need? It's a big PITA
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