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What's It.......    Posted 07-10-2004 at 19:25:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
.....own private Track.
Unable to take it any longer, and without bragging, having never mentioned it until now, I shall own up to the fact I enjoyed running my own private track. And, did so last night. Loved it out there on that old ST. A real moving machine since the engine overhaul, tweaking it here/there, giving it that little something extra. It is a mover these days. Properly tired on finite tuned and greased suspension it corners like it were on rails, and in the turns or on the straight-aways it has and holds itís railed advantages. Ageing with me itís an old dual cheeky hauling machine gracefully ageing with me. There are sleeker looking machines capable of running circles around my machine. But, speed has not always won the race. I have read one was lost by a hare.
And back on the track. No ordinary oval this one, liking more the European Lemans layout, sporting many turns taking concentration to maneuver and constant attention avoiding monotony. Even the race ways, in and out of sharp and long sweeping turns the curves and straight-aways widths vary offering a wide field to negotiate most efficient tracks offering the driver many options maneuvering his machine through the most efficient options for covering the fields distances at the most capable speeds.
On the green flagís start I move my machine out smartly, already ahead of the field. All I had to do was hold my position. The first curve a nice sweep to the left taken easily slipping into a nicely sweeping turn to the right. Then a straight-away to a bank of imagined bill boards (leaning pallets) The first of three, medium in length compared to the other two. A sharp hard right hand turn at the end demands a swift mind here the pressure easing for a moment steering into another long sweeping to the end, demanding the sharpest mind to negotiate the only hard right hairpin turn in the entire raceway onto the shortest straight away along side an imagined canal (road way drainage ditch). The next turn is an easy one to the right for the first restful bit of the whole track layout, the longest straight-away taking me back to the starterís position. Then successfully cruising the track at the breakneck pace I had started. And I managed to maintain and hold my lead the whole daylight evening. Around and around I went covering the entire course and required laps in exactly one hour coming into the pits winning under a checkered flag finish.
Heavy over cast is going to make it dark by 9:30PM. And best of all, coming in first or last, on this track, I had just successfully won the a grand prize. A mowed lawn.
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Grove r    Posted 07-10-2004 at 20:33:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is a super story, Anvil....makes for good reading...R.E.L.

EngineerJoyce    Posted 07-10-2004 at 20:25:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It's good to read familiar writings of a farming legend!

TB    Posted 07-10-2004 at 19:34:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Found the anvil, didn't you?

Shhhh!    Posted 07-10-2004 at 19:42:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
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