Sunday, October 4, 2009


Yup... tonite was another nite of back-to-back touge adventure X-) GOD!!! Haven't had this much fun for ages... X-p

I called up our good old buddy pal mechanic whether i can send the circus for a repainting today, and he suggested to send it tomorrow, so ok... another night to squeeze out some more fun X-p

sent our good old buddy pal aaron a msg, and as usual, he's always game X-) his squeaking pulley will just have to wait if it wants to act up X-p also goes the same to the circus's leaking gearbox oil.. X-p

(with fingers crossed) we both headed out to our favorite playground ^^ at first the traffic on the way there were horrendous.. X-( Aaron suffered the same fate :-p so neither of us got there not too early :-p

Had a little chat, and went off to scout the road... the road was a bit damp (as it seems it had just stopped raining a while back) and the downhill part was drizzling a bit...

not surprisingly, i have forgotten how the touge twist and bend X-p it was like "heh? i never remembered the road was like this.." X-p haha... i've really lost touch with this lovely hobby X-p

once we reached the other side, since there were a few droplets of rain, i thought it was starting to rain again, so we didn't want to waste any time (nor wait for any deluge to come along X-p) so just as we were about to get going, a wira turned into the touge...

I was divided whether to let him pass first, or quickly get up to him and pass... i decided the latter X-p so we headed off, with me leading... after a couple of turns, we caught up with that wira...

i prayed, closed my eyes, and took him on a blind turn X-p hoping for the best.. X-p haha... aaron unfortunately wasn't as lucky (nor as suicidal i suppose X-p) he got stuck behind the wira for quite some time (with the wira driver not really being a sport, thinks he is a match to Aaron, and decided to take up the length and breath of the road, not giving way and trying, pathetically i suppose, to outrun aaron... big mistake X-p)

since aaron got stuck behind the noob wira, i quickly build up a comfortable lead :-p so much so, that i thought something had happened to aaron O.O i mean, either he has really lost his touch (which is next to impossible X-p) or he finally had a date with the ditch (God forbid!!) still, even with that nagging thought, i didn't really let up on the speed X-p though i didn't really fully press the throttle (since my knees were shaking more than my teeth X-p) but i can say i was going through the touge at quite a considerable speed... so i thought X-p

once aaron got pass that noob wira, he teared the touge apart X-p and caught up to me O.O when i saw his headlights on the rearview mirror, so was my self-esteem X-p being pawned twice in a row, back to back, night after night, is not really good for mental stability... X-p haha... man, aaron is still a speed demon through those twisties.. X-(

then we parked at the side for awhile, wait for the traffic to die down again, and headed off... again i was leading :-p the uphill part as usual, i began to pull away on the straights X-p (yes, i'm a noob.. i know X-p) but once we pass the peak and began the descend, aaron begins to eat up the distance X-(

with each turn, every bends begins to bend even sharper... the sharper it is, the closer he gets.. X-( i started thinking to myself "IMPOSSIBLE??!!! is my TURBO WORKING??!!!" O.O (haha... yup, i couldn't resist acting up that initial d dialogue X-p if you know what i mean.. X-p)

then when the turns really started to turn sharply, aaron was right there X-( i tried to go a bit faster, but lost it at the exit X-p the car lost traction and i had to struggle keeping it on the tarmac X-p so oppss... haha...

even with me trying to push the limit that more further, aaron was that more closer... X-( and everything ends all too soon... :-(

well, i must say, aaron is as sharp as ever (with me getting more and more dull by the day X-p) but still, the whole thing was GREAT FUN!!! X-D alas it was again a lonely affair for me, so no camera nor vids :-( just my tall tales.. X-p haha...

to aaron, great run bro ^^ you're always that much more quicker on the downhill... how i envy you X-p and to myself, NOOB!!! you got pawned twice in a row!! X-p haha...

can't wait for the circus to get a new paint, and some more adventurous fun ^^ oh, and today i paid that guy who the circus whacked the night before :-p RM250... >.> aiyo... money money money... X-p

Tonight was really more fulfilling than the genting excursion yesterday ^^ i was able to push the fc a bit more (since my heart couldn't take much more X-p) and played with someone who's not too much world apart X-p (but if aaron gets a better car, and with his skills, i don't think we'll be on the same plane anymore X-p)

Once i got back, i decided to try out some drifting :-p so got to the local drifting ground and started doing some donuts.. i tried a new steering technique (after watching the drift king in the drift bible again X-p haha.. basically it's a hand-over-hand steering technique and with enough finesse, one can cope with the speed required to counter steer the car preventing a spin ^^ though i still have to occasionally let go of the steering if the angle became a bit too big :-p) and it seems to be working... at first it was a bit hard to cope up with the demands of the counter steer, but after a few spins, i got the hang of it, and what a breeze it was to control the car ^^

i tried to play with the exit but it seems the playground wasn't big enough :-( the moment i wanted to exit, the drain was right there in front X-( need to find a bigger space if i want to practice my exits :-p so far it seems i can have a better control on the angle of the car and the direction with the new steering work, but from my experience at the track, making the exit is as crucial as controlling the car from spinning X-p

anyway, wouldn't want to waste too much rubber before ryousuke gets back ^^ haha..

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Genting Adventure with Scoobie Do bie Doo and Mishap

wow, haven't been updating the blog for some time already... X-p

Well, with ramadhan and eid, we were all pretty busy i suppose... X-p

Anyways, yesterday Richard our good old friend invited me to go to Genting ^^ i've been craving for some Touge fun for some time already and jumped at the opportunity X-)

However, we are worlds apart now.. X-p yesterday we went in a group of 4 cars... 3 Scoobies and the flying circus.. :-p the scoobies range from version 7 to 9 O.o

a brand new version 9, Richard's spec C version 8, and a whopping 350 pony Version 7 (with carbon fibre hood and canards... O.O and as usual, Gan is the owner of the extreme car... X-p)

I was a little late as i had to attend a wedding first, then around 10.30 i left out... got caught in the traffic at MRR2 (and by God!!! the traffic that night was horrendous.. O.O)

I finally got to the service station, filled up the tank, and immediately went underway.. X-p i wasn't even able to sit down... we got on the karak highway, and went through the highway very politely X-p i mean, add up all our ponies, we may have more than 1000 bhp (of course the FC is the smallest contributor X-p) but we were just cruising at around 110 - 120 kph X-p

When we finally got to the genting exit, we didn't stop either, the Scoobies just went blazing O.O i was hardly hanging on X-p seeing how i could keep up with the scoobies, i was starting to think that perhaps the circus could actually keep up with those powerful 4 wheelers...

Then we pass a wira, and he decided to join our fun.. apparently he's not any normal wira as the car is turbo charged O.o and i could hardly keep up with him X-( he's seems to be a usual at the genting touge seeing how he apparently know every turn..

well, the traffic was pretty bad so we couldn't really push it, but still, even if the traffic was clear, i'd probably be sweating keeping up with the Wira X-(

I even once almost lost it when the version 7 scoobie was on my right, and we were turning into a pretty sharp left turn... the exit caught me by surprise when it suddenly snap sharper O.O i immediately turn into it but since i was quite on the limit when i entered the turn, the rear immediately lose traction and the car oversteered X-p i had to try to control the drift, but with the scoobie beside me, i had little room for error O.O apparently he must have braked when he notice me oversteering, and allowed me room to cross over all the way to the other side of the road X-p approaching the wall barrier.. X-p luckily i was able to gather my act before i hit it...

then once we got to goh tong jaya, it seems that the scoobies were just warming up O.O they were hardly pushing it up to goh tong jaya (that wira owner must be really proud thinking he could keep up with scoobies.. well, he'd definitely give me a run for my money X-p) once we started going up the second half of genting, all the scoobie engines were roaring!!!

with the first straight up the touge, the version 7 and 8 pulls away, and disappears after a few turns X-p (i must be stupid deciding to play with these scoobies... X-p) only the version 9 was behind me as he only recently got his car and it was bone stock... Apparently the car was suffering from excessive body roll and understeer X-p and besides, the guy seems to be relatively new to touge adventures, so he wasn't really pushing it...

once we got up, the fc was smoking again... O.O perhaps the gearbox oil is leaking again... :-( gotta send it for check up before repainting it i suppose...

We had a little chat, and went down to goh tong jaya for some drink... as we were drinking, some guy came and asked who's the owner of the white car (the FC)... apparently, i didn't fully pull the FC's ebrake, and the car slowly crept down backward into a proton satria that was parked behind me X-( the FC is fine, but proton being a proton, his car was pretty dented... so i promise to pay him and apologise profusely... X-( this little trip is proving to be rather costly...

Apparently, 4 wheelers have a lot of understeer and all the scoobie drivers was saying how they had to cope with it, the bright side of it is of course you can just dive in every turn, and the worst case scenario is understeer, which is quite easy to correct (rather than myself, every turn hangs the dreadful possibility of spinning out of control X-p)

After we had a drink, we all decided to go up the touge again X-p and this time, the version 9 driver decided to try to keep up with me X-p (with a car like his, was not really a difficult task X-p)

the version 7 and 8 are as usual in their own league X-p so i was hauling my behind up the touge with a version 9 hooked to my rear X-p the guy is obviously really fast, but i can notice his dreadful understeer at every turn, but his power makes up any advantage i have in the turns :-( i also accidentally drifted in one of the hairpin turns (with a vios beside me X-p) luckily managed to keep things under control ^^

the whole thing happens very quickly and it's over before we could say yippikayay.. X-p the version 9 driver was really excited and suggested another run X-p the version 7 and 8 jockeys apparently were really pushing it and richard says he was even drifting at almost every turn O.O a pity i couldn't see it T.T but we all decided to call a night... X-p

we went down, and richard and me played a little at the downhill part after goh tong jaya X-) and it was definitely a BLAST!!! X-)

However, when i got home, i felt a rather dissatisfaction :-p it seems i didn't have enough touge fun X-p and still craving for more... (or perhaps because i got pawned so badly, that i feel like this time, i only want to play with the kancil club X-p haha..)

anyway, unfortunately, i brought no camera, and had no friends to tag along for some pictures... so that's about it... now i gotta wait for the bill from that little mishap i had :-( hopefully the fella wouldn't whack me X-(