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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge #118 – Mechanical symphony without mechanical sympathy

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. StyleF1re

    StyleF1re Hardcore Simmer

    @Andy-R with another one of his "DAMN I'm good!" laps. Goodness gracious!
  2. Andy-R

    Andy-R Alien

    Who says the spa is only for women? Very therapeutic. I'm not sure why we need to put salad on our faces, it makes a mess of the HMD! Oh well, when in Rome.
  3. DonZmeuheu

    DonZmeuheu Hardcore Simmer

    Woww;) thats not normal. Crazy good time
  4. 365gt

    365gt Hardcore Simmer

    That's a cracking lap Andy,well one;)
  5. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    Well,:rolleyes: it's an improvement for me!
  6. DriverModFTW

    DriverModFTW Hardcore Simmer


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  7. Laughing Gravy

    Laughing Gravy Hardcore Simmer


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  8. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    Is there some special trick combination of tyre pressure, camber and toe that I'm missing? :D Something that gains a second or two???
  9. Tibor Sólyom

    Tibor Sólyom Hardcore Simmer

    Current standings:

    1- 2.46.669 Andy-R PC
    2- 2.47.894 LeiF PC
    3- 2.48.139 Pretend racer PC
    4- 2.48.932 F1415182235 XB1
    5- 2.49.138 Lewisxbone XB1
    6- 2.49.732 DriverModFTW XB1
    7- 2.50.296 Moodyryder PS4
    8- 2.50.823 Johnk88 XB1
    9- 2.51.043 Total Wrytoff PS4
    10- 2.51.307 Laughing Gravy PS4
    11- 2.51.341 DonZmeuheu PC
    12- 2.52.078 ddsmak PC
    13- 2.52.508 Sissydriver PC
    14- 2.52.633 365gt PS4
    15- 2.52.785 StyleF1re PS4
    16- 2.52.792 Gijon XB1
    17- 2.54.590 mike reynolds PC
    18- 2.54.908 Emmanuel Tubbiolo XB1
    19- 2.55.530 dancamma PS4
    Andy-R, StyleF1re, 365gt and 5 others like this.
  10. DriverModFTW

    DriverModFTW Hardcore Simmer

    My tune didnt save unfortuately. I remember adding camber up front to about -1.4, toe in up front, I think it came to about -0.1, brought rear toe out a little to 0.2 and I think I added 1 or 2 psi in the rear. Other than that I was just trying to find the line that works for this car and trying to trail brake/throttle as smooth as possible. Really wish I took a picture of it, sorry.
  11. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer

    Yes, there is. It might ruin your immersion though so it's up to you whether you try it.

    Try the bumper camera. The one where you can't see any part of the car at all.

    Just do one lap. You'll know whether you like it once you're at Les Combes .
  12. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer

    I would never make a comment on your skill level. That would be rude and I've never seen you ride. I have no doubt you're better than I am, because I know I'm not too good.

    Let me tell you a story. I was out a few weeks ago. I come up to a junction, almost stop but no traffic is coming. I'm turning right, I look where I'm going and let the clutch out.

    For whatever reason I haven't given it enough revs. I stall the engine. I've already got it well cranked over though and am not fast or strong enough to hold up the 280kg on my right leg.

    I go down like a sack of potatoes. It's the slowest crash in history so there's no damage but I'm now like a beached turtle in the middle of a potentially live lane of traffic.

    Beyond embarrassed I leap up and pick up the bike. In my panic though I have forgotten to put the side stand down first.

    I'm now stood on the right side of the bike ( the stand is on the left) trying to swing my left leg over an 880mm high seat in full gear whilst holding the bars.

    My 46 year old body doesn't want to play. I'm now compounding my shame by cocking up my leg but being unable to get it over.

    I'm still stood in a potentially live lane. I do not want to be here. I pull the clutch and push her over to the grass verge.

    I hold the bike with my right hand, lean over the seat and manage to reach the side stand with my left hand and flick it down. She can now stand up on her own.

    Ruefully I survey the damage. There's some paint missing on the end of right bar and a tiny mark on the rear set footpeg . Even the exhaust is completely untouched. 2 minutes with a black touch up will sort it. I'm lucky.

    Where I'm really lucky though is that there's a blind crest about 150 yards away from that junction. This is out in the Yorkshire Dales , a rural area where bikers and drivers like to play. But for the Grace of God someone could have come over that brow at 90mph and then it's Goodnight Vienna.

    I was fortunate. My punishment fit my crime.

    In so many motorcycle accidents the penalty far exceeds the offence.

    So no, I would never judge you. I only advise you to maximise your experience, to do the additional rider training if at all possible. It just might save your life.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2019
  13. ddsmak

    ddsmak Hardcore Simmer

  14. StyleF1re

    StyleF1re Hardcore Simmer

    My bad. I was only being sarcastic with my mention. I do appreciate the sentiment and the story though! 280kg ain't no joke for sure! Main thing is you walked away with just some scratches to the bike and that things didn't turn out for the worst. I forgot to mention about stalling myself that past night turning out my street (before I went bananas traveling those 76 miles or so). Wasn't on my best game that night outside of speeding, I suppose. Hopefully I can get the charging system fixed soon and not have to resort to carrying one of those portable battery packs with the jumper clamps around. As of now, if I stall on the other side of the island and the battery's drained it's "good game" to me! But yeah, I'll be watching videos and searching up parking lots or safe areas to practice dropping the knee down, swerving (or slaloms), and quick braking to name a few. Maybe later on or with a different bike I can think about getting the front wheel up (for feel and reference).

    As for this challenge, I'm feeling the burn of procrastination. An issue arose with one of the breaker switches for our house, so no power for the time being. Looking forward to the next challenge nonetheless!
  15. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer

    Here's how it should be done by the way:

  16. dancamma

    dancamma Racer

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  17. LeiF

    LeiF Alien


    you beast Andy! I’m off to buy some salad..
    Totall Wrytoff, 365gt and Andy-R like this.
  18. LeiF

    LeiF Alien

    OK so the salad has helped slightly, I put some lettuce around the steering wheel and a bit of cucumber on top of my monitor, seems to be quite relaxing.
    Not sure I can find much more than another 0.4-0.5 without some sort of miracle though :)


    2.47.791 - Leif PC

  19. Andy-R

    Andy-R Alien

    You should be able to find a few tenths if you put the cucumber slices on your eyes and wrap a towel around your head. I'm still not sure if I should put my tin foil hat on before or after the towel though, I'm not much of a setup guy so I'll leave it to the experts to answer that one.
  20. 365gt

    365gt Hardcore Simmer

    Sounds like salad is the way to go to improve:plol.
    had a quick go earlier but no improvement from me,i'm done this week;)

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