Wednesday, September 30, 2009
It is in preparation for the record attempt and to meet the requirements of SCTA/BNI safety rules that require every "new on the salt" driver and car to demonstrate both mechanical and mental readiness to the safety team and the driver 's team. In our case it proved very informative. I learned about the steering and handling of the Goldenhawk, its acceleration and directional stability. I also learned what to expect of the deployment of the chute. Most importantly I learned what we need to change to improve ergonomic of the cockpit. We will change the shifter position, the instrument panel, the steering wheel, brake and throttle positions, head restraints, leg restraints, and quick release for parachute anchor. All of these changes are in the works as I write this and more innovations are planned. I will post the progress as it happens.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Dr. Glenn Dyck is worth seeking out to get eye examinations annually.
Surrey Centre Optometry on King George Highway is well worth the drive.
I have been a regular patient of Dr.Dyck's for 14 years and have had good satisfaction with reception service, professional testing and sound advice. Their frames and contacts are very reasonably priced and friendly follow up is assured. So come, Mom , Dad, Grandparents and bring the kids because it is a whole family service.
Now, the unexpected pleasure of receiving his more than generous, sponsorship (the trailer) for the GOLDENHAWK, proves he has an eye for the future. Perhaps we will coax him to drive it!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday !0 Days at Bonneville August 14,
The time has come to Load'r up and mov'r out.
We have been on the salt now 9 full days and during that time many things have happened. The most precious memories will be of the people and the close friends that came together to form a complete and cooperative, respectful, most popular professional team. To witness enjoyment of the experience and
whether at toil, riding a bike or reading a book an adventure was had by everyone, eating Mexican food at Taco Poblano, the Salt Flat Cafe or the casino Buffet.
As we load the car and say farewell to Annie, Tom Tom. Yuri, Alex or Jason,
everyone receives big hugs, hand shakes , hi5's and kisses goodbye.
Crew chief, Yuri and his most supportive family and team players.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
There comes a moment in any journey, when the sweat and labours of the climb up a mountain are worth the toll. That moment is when the team stops to admire the view.