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10-05-2005 08:30 AM
"How'd I go one and a half seconds faster?"
"There's one answer, and one answer only....2nd gear"

Amazing! No kidding?!
I would have loved to hear him expand on that comment!
His big thing was all about controlling wheelspin. He short shifted into 2nd about two seconds into the course and never went back. So although he was nearly never past 5K RPM, he still killed my time because he always had 100% traction on the entire course. I never could re-train my foot to push hard enough and early enough to make 2nd gear as effective, and did my best (faster than his by .3 sec) in 1st, but I am sure that he is right. If I could have retrained myself to do what he said it would have worked out even better. If nothing else, cruising for a dozen runs or so in 2nd sure did teach me how much wheelspin was affecting my runs...


If it ends up not working, I think we can figure soemthing out. I believe I saw some program yesterday where you could email very big, as in 250 meg, files. I could always break it up and send it that way...

I might also just create a new set of clips with all the instructor's advice and compress it down a bit. I found a good way to compres these with my movie making program, so we'll see. If the big big upload to webninja didn't work, I might compress it down some and try again. I discovered there is still pretty good resolution to a certain point, as long as you aren't doing a full-screen on a 19" monitor, which is what I was doing at home...

My computer at home is in a pile in the bedroom now, as I am painting the office, but I should still be able to do that this weekend.

Failing that, I could always just mail you the DVD!

Let me know how it works the 2nd time.
10-04-2005 08:17 PM
WD40 OK,
Finally got a chance to watch em.

This, I can't believe...
"How'd I go one and a half seconds faster?"
"There's one answer, and one answer only....2nd gear"
Amazing! No kidding?!
I would have loved to hear him expand on that comment!

Just got done downloading the first big file from webninja.
I can't seem to "scan" the video.
IOW, I can't move it to a different point. It'll only run from the start.
Then, it stopped about 20seconds into his slalom discussion. Nothing more.
Right when he talks about how early you can died, and goes back to the start.

I'll try downloading it again, and see what happens.
10-04-2005 07:37 PM
MARS dude the video came out pretty good.... i guess ur homemade camera mount worked great!!
10-03-2005 08:22 AM
Carrera26 Here's the whole thing, which again was made possible thanks to Trahma.

File is in 3 pieces, and as long as you have a good high-speed connection it shouldn't take a massively long time to download. It's chock full of GREAT advice from the instructors and shows the racing lines from sopping wet all the way to bone-dry. If you ever wanted to know how a serious top driver would AutoX a Focus, then here it is! I hope that it is enjoyed...
10-01-2005 11:51 AM
WD40 Nice track shot!

I'm downloading the videos.
Can't wait to check em out.
Then, it's out to the shop to do oil changes in both our vehicles,
and install adjustable rear camber bolts in the SVTF.
09-30-2005 10:11 PM
Carrera26 Finally! I figured out how to get the size reduced down to just 16 megs for the highlight reel. Just a few runs, but shows my improvement and the intrsuctor's wet and dry runs. Quite educational.

Trahma has opened up some servers for me, and I am going to be sending the whole thing tonight. Hopefully I will have something manageable together by tomorrow...


Here's a 3 meg quickie. My fastest clean Phase 1 run. Was .3 Sec faster than the instructors! (Although given a couple runs to learn the car and go all out instead of teaching, I'm sure they would have crushed me.)
09-30-2005 06:02 PM
Originally posted by Carrera26
WD40, that course design PDF is AWESOME! Great Find!!
I knew you'd like that!
There's some pretty cool stuff in there.
I particulary like all the deceptive "play with your head" layouts.

I've just started to get involved with course design, since I'm now a Safety Steward.
I always come down and help setup, and provide input where needed.
Noone can run it, until I approve it.

Ya lost me on the .MSWMM comment.
I do know what a .WMV is though.
I'm going to upload my latest set to the computer using the "DV-AVI" setting,
and see if that's a little clearer.
Man, does that make some HUGE files though!
09-30-2005 08:25 AM
Carrera26 Well, I discovered this morning, as it was trying to load while my carpool was waiting in the driveway, that Supermotors can't take .MSWMM files, which was my quick set of highlights. Didn't have time to go back and convert it to .WMV, as they were waiting on me, and my email of the file to myself didn't bring the actual video along with it. Nice.
Trahma and I didn't get a chance to work on the big file last night, as he was DJing. They'll be there eventually...


WD40, that course design PDF is AWESOME! Great Find!!
I think I may just skip all the complexity and sketch it on paper and scan it in...
09-29-2005 01:25 PM
Carrera26 I am going to try to, but I just did what I could to put it in there till I can go back and add on to it. Maybe I'll post a link of the instructor crushing the course in my car with a course diagram as well, just to put it into perspective.

Vids whould be ready tonight... Even if I can't ge the big one out there, I have pulled out some good clips to put on Supermotors or Putfile if need be.
09-29-2005 01:22 PM
WD40 Thanks!
It's about time someone added to that thread.

Only suggestion I have, is to find some images to insert for the chicago box and elbow diagrams.
I know what both are, but if you've never seen one, I don't think you'd get the point from your text drawing.

This might help....or not.
Maybe you could get a couple images from it:
Regardless, it's a great write up on course design!
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