Archive for May, 2012

GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac and Remote Pricing and Imminent Release

May 31st, 2012 No comments

I am not much one for rumors, so here is what I know. I have been stalking the upcoming release of the Wi-Fi BacPacâ„¢ + Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit from GoPro ever since I knew it was coming out. I was hoping to have it for One Lap of America, but alas it was pushed back to a nebulous “summer” release date.

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-27

May 27th, 2012 No comments
  • Purging the shipping box supply and prepping the fire pit for summer. #
  • Uppidy – The corporate managed text message archival service. Surprised it took so long. #
  • Got the word that the car will be returning home Friday. #
  • Entertained that the Facebook stock value was overvalued only as revenge for the crappy changes they always decide are in our best interest. #
  • Signed up for a beta of UberConference. Figured I would get in before somebody bought them up too. #
  • Everybody refines their apps to work while Facebook just makes 8 more apps to do each thing they failed to do. #
  • Not the ideal return trip, but she'll live to fight another track. #
  • Only after the work to keep it protected do I remember why I love the log siding. #
  • The annual staining of the logs. #

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Nautique Rear Lid Shock Repair

May 27th, 2012 No comments

Today’s project was coming up with a repair option for a stripped out screw hole on the back of the Nautique.
The design of the 2007 ski nautique 196 has a dual folding lid that opens up to a storage area for gear and shorter skis. There are some gas shocks that control the opening and closing of the lid. After years of use the screws started to pull out of the deck lid.
While the boat is not quite ready for a new deck lid, the stripped hole represents a problem.
As a temporary fix to this problem, I used an expanding brass thread insert, which would wedge its way into the composite and provide a secure mount for a 1/4-20 bolt. I did have to drill the mounting bracket out to fit that bolt, but it seems pretty solid so far. I will report some long term results. I may end up replacing them all if it works.






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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-20

May 20th, 2012 No comments
  • Good to be home. #
  • How do I find a way to work at One Lap pace every day? Walking out of the week long high is like running in quick sand. #
  • How we recovered from 3 cracked rims and the harsh lessons learned. #
  • Returning to the projects I slacked off on. Garage door opener replaced. #
  • I tag Tim Harper in all of the Facebook photos because I know he doesn't know how to turn off the annoying noise notification on his phone. #
  • Sad that the focus on Alzheimer's research is driven by the overhead cost and not to help the disease itself. #
  • NSD Commercia with a really cool car driving by. via @youtube #
  • Proud to be on the Forced Performance sponsor page. The turbo that seems to outlast everything we through at it. #
  • Top Gear Pack for Forza 4 to have the Galant VR-4 released. Now I might need that. #
  • Annoyed when I am told the generic drug is as good as the name brand from somebody who uses neither. #
  • Good summary of what One Lap is from fresh eyes. #
  • Best and most appreciated Auto-Reply from Girodisc as they are out of the office. #
  • Ordinance in Atlanta that identifies that drifting is noisy and banned over other motorsports on private property. #
  • Met the new neighbors. I think they will work out just fine. #
  • Transitioning from road course to ski course. #
  • Its a good thing I like this sport so much because I manage to forget what to do every winter. #
  • Quick prep on the outdoor furniture before unleashing it outdoors never hurts. #
  • Making more room by making a kayak fly. #
  • Making space to recover floor space. #
  • Varnish wars continue. #
  • Time to let go of the 20+ year old string trimmer. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-13

May 13th, 2012 No comments
  • Good morning from Hallett #
  • Tim's placement bumped us to tied for 2nd in class. Still wants to hustle the time. #
  • Track is shut down. Car blew coolant in front of Tim. Have some tire wall rub on the Evo X but nothing but scuffs. #
  • Tim took a rerun. Very slick in turn 9 even after the clean up. #
  • We jumped to 2nd in class and 23rd overall with a slick track, post spin run. #
  • We may have killed the fan motor for the heater in our procrastination to clear the AC drain line. #
  • I hate the Facebook mobile app with a passion. #
  • Tomorrow's mandatory project: Hardware the inverter. Mobile updates rot and I need laptop power. #
  • I felt a disturbance in the force. We passed a Starbucks in the middle of nowhere and didn't stop. I need to work on our road trip rules. #
  • No defroster fan shouldn't impact our driving too much. #
  • It is challenging not to be consumed by the scenery at High Plains Raceway. #
  • Just passed the trailer of the Porsche team on us-34 mile marker 167. Looks like they ran for wheel repairs. #
  • This road is laced with potential waterski ponds. #
  • More cowbell Nebraska #
  • Parking next to our dancing partner. #
  • We are alone in the Evo category. Our friends are headed home. #
  • We have finished the most useless autocross ever and are headed to minnesota. #
  • Not sure how one mechanically separates chicken, but that is the second ingredient. #
  • Long night ahead. #
  • Road mates help make the trip possible. #
  • Longest track walk ever. We will run out of gearing here. Turn 1 at 140mph. #
  • The cheap wheels are cracking. Need a wheel source, stat. #
  • We have wheels in route to Road America and will be mounted before we run in the AM. Tire Rack made magic happen. #
  • First run 12.9 in the drags. Sticky bogged. Now we run brackets. Dialing 13.0. #
  • Too fast. Ran a 12.5 though I didn't think I was. #
  • Going to be a long night stopping to keep air in these leaking wheels. #
  • Amazing how many one lappers have time to stop at the strip club. #
  • Car doesn't feel so dirty now. #
  • Early morning wheel change. #
  • 1 day to go and it let's go at Road America #
  • Added to the list of vehicles I can never take on One Lap is a 2012 Jeep Liberty. It will be lucky to survive my company for one more day. #
  • Rental cars must only come with one outlet so you don't overload the circuit. Smart. #
  • Video of the engine loss from track side. #
  • The best part of this ridiculously impractical event is the lifelong friends I make from the most unlikely sources. #
  • Seeing this through to the end. #
  • Met the head of Enkei to thank him for saving us with wheels. Very cool. #
  • Final interviews in the media studio. #
  • Still get a cookie plate for second. #
  • Closing the adventure. Homeward bound. #
  • That wasn't rain. #
  • There was one other un-numbered One Lap team this year capturing the moment. Excited to bring them along for the ride. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-06

May 6th, 2012 No comments

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