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Old 02-13-2008, 09:47 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by party_wagon View Post
2wd electric is a cheap class to get into. A $150 b4 roller & some new tires will get you running out of the gate.
He's not trying to get started on racing. He is simply burned out and starting a different form of racing will most likely burn you out even more especially if you find out that you don't like a certain form of racing....
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:12 AM   #47
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One thing I don't recommend is to buy a different type of car to change things up just because that will make things worst. You will end up spending more money and if you don't enjoy that class you will end up feeling you wasted more money and time on racing that you were burned out on in the first place.
Agreed. In the past, I used to race onroad and offroad and often felt like I was burning the candle at both ends. I finally decided to focus on the discipline I like the most (offroad) and I couldn't be happier. Spreading one's self too thin is just asking to become burned out.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:17 AM   #48
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The biggest problem I have seen is when guys show up to the track w/ 3 cars. They end up spending the entire day hunched over their pit day instead of enjoying the day. Personaly the days I enjoy most are when I can just drive my car all day w/ virtually no time spent in the pit. When I come to the track I want to drive. This past summer all I ran was 2wd li//bl truck. It was a blast to run for 45 minutes & then drop in another pack if I wanted to run some more.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:23 AM   #49
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Ironic really that I'm posting here, but yep I am feeling burnt out by RC, no motivation to go out there and buy a new motor for the one that got bent up in my last outing...

Especially as the spectrum conversion I purchased recently intermittently goes into fail safe / shuts down too.
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:04 AM   #51
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As mentioned previously, ...I too work all week have a wife and kids, etc. For me it's not about winning as much as it is about racing my cars with others. This is my stress relief, when I am driving my car I don't think or worry about anything else.

For me I am only able to race w/ others about 1 weekend a month, so racing is something that I always want more of and because I always want to do it more I am always looking forward to it.

I personally think if I were racing every weekend or even every other that it could start to feel like a chore. But I have other things in my life and hobbies, so racing is just a small part of the picture.

If your feeling burnt out I suggest backing off a bit, reduce the amount of track time your getting and get interested in other hobbies or activities as well to help balance it all out. In addition to racing I have been restoring old MAC computers, mountain biking, going to the gym, and spending a ton of time w/ my kids and their sports and interests. Tons to keep me busy.
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I too only get about one weekend a month to race. For many of the same reasons as you. I also have national gaurd duty that keeps me away from the track. And when I deploy its several months of not racing.

However, all you keep hearing is track time is the only thing that can make you better. I don't disagree with this statement. But as I play with my toy cars as a stress relief, I see many that seem to do this as a job. At the track every weekend. It is hard to compete with these guys. I get excited when I drive a hot lap close to their average lap. Let's me know I could be in the running. While it's fun to get a trophy from time to time, I really like racing. Myself and seeing how I improve from week to week.
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My motivation for the hobby burned hard for the first four years. Then my wife and I bought a house. This disturbed my motivation quite a lot. Suddenly other things became more important. After some months most work on the house was done and the fire came back again.
In September I surprisingly bought a Superbike. Again the hobby suddenly was much less important to me. Now the weather does not allow driving the bike, so the "old" hobby will fill this hole until next summer. Then I will return to the track and spend the money on the bike. I am not sure if after six years in the hobby I will still do it in 2017... 1:1 Motorsport just seems to be the next (logical?) step and the first racetrack event this year brought back the good feelings I had in my first year in RC.

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