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post #121 of 129 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 04:23 PM
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Shouldnt be a problem for Kim look how good he did figuring out the bill at lunch lol
I know right? I'm waiting on those graphs and analysis!!!!
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post #122 of 129 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 04:24 PM
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Its was a great experience, but now I can't help but wish I could talk with myself 4-5 years ago.
Intriguing. If you could do that, what would you say to yourself? Would the advice include something about it being more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow?

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"A Miata with upsized sticky tires can match the Elige for ultimate grip and the 50/50 front/rear balance"

I don't track but I think my quite-stiff MRS has more stick when turning tight on medium/poor roads. The Exige, with inherent harder suspension and better everything, will way outperform at higher speeds.

also: it will take me a long time to get used to not having power steering.
You guys really think the Lotus has that much ultimate grip?

The feedback and light weight helps you exploit the grip, but the ultimate grip is the ultimate grip.

It's like potential energy. Many things can have the same potential energy, it's just how you can exploit it and get there.

The performance numbers of the Elige is impressive, but it's not out of this world.

On a tight section of canyon, don't think a well driven and sorted Miata can't give the Elige a run for its money.

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I was probably the slowest guy on the side of that mountain I call death hill. I'm not saying the Exige is invincible but I'll take any challengers: Miata, Noble
good competition is always entertaining.
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Oh look! A pissing match. Watch out for the electric fence, guys.
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I was probably the slowest guy on the side of that mountain I call death hill.

I'm not saying the Exige is invincible but I'll take any challengers: Miata, Noble

good competition is always entertaining.

Come at me Bro!
You're a funny guy. Always have been.

There is no challenging and competition on any open road. Just ain't gonna happen. Not with me, at least. Not worth it.

I don't come at nobody either. Not my style. Not on an open road, at least.

I've done enough racing (not just trackdays, but club racing) on a motorcycle on closed circuits that playing on open roads in a car is just that, playing.

Maybe when I set up a spec Miata, we can go play on a track to pretend like we have anything competitive to talk about during a trackday. But, without a real race environment, it's all speculation.

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Oh look! A pissing match. Watch out for the electric fence, guys.
easy murph, no one is pissing. We all know each other and know we're just joking.

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easy kim, I'm still gonna watch. Either way, it's entertaining.
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Nothing to see here. Kim is the leader of the Cerritos pack and I can't challenge his alpha status, at least not without first consolidating power behind his back. Then when I feel solid enough, that's when I spring the mutiny and leave him behind at a critical moment, while cackling madly in the wind.

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