Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Regina, Canada
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,112
Nightlife returned to la La Land
Hey boys been MIA for a bit, I went down to California to drive my baby again.
Weather was good around +18c in day time.
We arrived late as we were held in flight pattern over LA so Pres Obama could take off, Pffft didn't he know I was about to land WTF.
First day I was held up in traffic for 3 hours on the 405. Imagine from here to Moosejaw 5 lanes wide each side, bumper to bumper traffic crawling 4mph all the way. The clutch on the DR is like pressing a leg press, I pressed that damn thing at least 5/10000 times on my bad knee, talk about thumping pain lol.
Rest of the trip was awesome, especially Sun where a group of 9 of us went for a tour through the Canyons. We had a French Canadian driving champion that lead our group, we all had radios and he warned us about up coming traffic, sand, tight curves etc...
I pushed the lambo hard and it still wanted to give more, it performed incredibly well. Thank God I rebuilt all 6 shock actuators, the adjustable sport suspension saved my a$$ on more than one occasion. I started at 2 firmness but quickly moved to 4 sport setting as the road was insane, like alpine insane. But man was it fun full of hair pin turns, a couple of them almost 300 degree turn.
The drive was broken up into 3 segments lasting over 6 hours, traffic was very light in the Canyons but one had to be extremely careful coming into blind corners. A few times I encountered a bike or car right at the blind spot.
One time powering over a hill sun was directly in my eyes, as I came over the hill still accelerating the ground dropped and right hair pin turn. This is where I must thank the fact that we learn to drive well here in Canada on icy conditions. As I came over top the turn was 30 meters hard hard right, I braked hard with wheels squealing trying to grip and edge of cliff getting closer by the foot. I hit brakes hard sliding a bit until last second I released and power through the turn. I now have a brown racing stripe on my with leather lol.
Night life........ain't a good life........but it's my life -- Willy Nelson