Some may label me a heretic, unsaved, gay, or some other form of derogatory language, but, I've gotta say; Got back a few hours ago from watching a buddy of mine race around his cheapo recently purchased $1000 1stGen RX-7 and it was a blast I'd dare to say. Yes I know this is about 4 wheeled racing which of-course is the reason for the disclaimer but just think of all the benefits, and yes I know all the cons and the comparisons in relation to two wheelers.
- cheap to acquire wheels ( of course there was a new GT-R and a couple Z06's too so of course it could be costly but you can run what yuh brung too)
- few bucks for tires, duct tape, sparkplugs and wires, again or a lot more of course
- Much lower chances of road rash, death, all that crap you know. Not to mention, a guy could race around in a speedo, shoes and a helmet on hot days like today instead of being slowly baked while wrapped in dead cow skin (yeah, I know leather ain't all bad but I had to make the other thing sound better, you know?)
Now get this, this was the real kicker, the racing was only $35 a head and they got to flog the shit our of their old ragged out RX-7 that didn't even blow up but ran fine, accept for a real loosy goosy suspension & crappy tires. Craig only spent $250 on some fix parts for the car, what are the odds you'd get away with just $250 to fix up a $1000 bike. Yeah, you couldn't even buy the necessary chainn'sprockets for a bike for $250 in Canada.
I want to get back to the track badly but Jason was saying, I've got two kids, them plus the wife, house, and everything else take up a whack of dough. $200 / track day opposed to $35/track day.
MMMMMMMMmmmmm doesn't take me very long to do that math. Now to find an old $1000 rear drive yoda corolla or somethin'
Anyone have an old rag top Ghia for sale on the cheap, I'll even travel down to the states?
No worries fellas, I'll never abandon my two wheelers but, I'm beginning to spend more time in my four wheelers and Yes, I am getting old/er.
Yes Yes I know, I said, I'm building a project YZF1070, K. Well you mix two kids a WCB appeal, bringing a BMW 850i up to snuff & then some, mix in a little depression and .......
K, Yeah, I know excuses are just like a,holes; everyone's got one
I will be starting some day??.