Sorry for the silence…
I’ve been busy and distracted; sometimes separately, sometimes all at once.
So, anyway, I went to the iRace4Life.org 2016 seminar last week. I had a blast. It’s always so much fun. It’s a great experience getting together with a bunch of folks that are into the same hobby. I get to meet folks from all around the country, and even a few from other parts of the world. I get to attend presentations about software and gear that supports the sim-racing hobby. There are even presentations from a couple of the top sim-racers. They pass on their knowledge of driving technique and setting up cars to help us get better.
The best part, though, is hanging out with the guys I race with on a regular basis. I might get to talk to them online, but it’s a lot of fun hanging out with them in real life. Some of these guys have become pretty good friends. I believe we all had a lot of fun there. I can’t wait to do it again next year.
This all got started by this guy, Sion Alford. To call him a great guy is a major understatement. He put this whole seminar thing together a few years ago, and he has continued to make sure it’s great every year and free. Yeah, the whole 2.5 day seminar is FREE. We get to bring our rigs, hook up to the venue network and power, get to race for prizes, attend the presentations and get fed breakfast, lunch and dinner for free. It’s completely awesome. I can never thank Sion enough. He turned his hobby into a great experience he shares with others and made a charity (iRace4Life) out of it so that iRacers can give back to charities of their choice. Go check out the site. I linked it above.
My “icing on the cake” this year was receiving a wonderful gift. I was given the base and “frame work” for a sim-racing rig. This one guy I race with in Texas Club offered it up to anyone that could go pick it up, and I jumped at the opportunity. It’s very well built. This guy makes part of his living by building sim-rigs and it doing a great job. The one he let me have is one of his older rigs that he no longer had use for. I now am customizing my very own sim-racing rig; taking my hobby to the next level. My wife, among others, things I’m nuts… maybe 🙂 I still have some work to do, but I’ll be back on iRacing soon. My hiatus – something I considered a good thing – is now over, I think. I’m looking forward to bringing the #90 back to the track.
Thanks once again, Carlos. And anybody interested in this hobby needs to check out his work.
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