Okay, today, was sort of an iffy day for me. Cuz i didnt realize what had happened till about anhour ago when i really started to think about it. i dont want to get all mushy and whatnot, but i think this could be a good reminder to definetly be thankful for your car, and your life. This is all true, and yeah, here it is:
I was doing a Decker run with my friend(he was driving behind me), now, in the first section of Decker, i can take at about 90mph completely maxed out with good tires and weather, something i would never do with a passenger or during the day(night is best for this, especially if you know the road, you can see if anyone is coming with their lights)
anyways.. So i go through the first 3 turns at about 75, approaching max speed( i only planned to do about 80), so i reach 80 with full concentration, and i usually have my foot all the way to the floor in 3rd gear(i know i need to be in 4th to do 90, in this case, iw as at 6200rpms at 80mph), so im coming around 4th turn(right hander) and im exiting, with the back tires spinning faster then the ground(aka, my back end is loose, but under control, and i am oversteering through the turn(partial drift, not show, a speed drift(for those that have scene 'drift bible')), so im coming around the turn and the back end about 1 foot to the left of where it should be, when suddenly, some asses coming in my direction are 3 feet into my lane cutting mine off cuz they are lazy and cant stay in their lane.
So without panicking, i turned the wheel a little more Left(i know its right turn, for some of you noobs to driving, you turn left to drag the back to the right), so i went to even it out fine and everything was going as planned when i noticed i was little more to the right then normal(due to the movement of my car cuz of oncoming traffic), so when the back end came as far right as it needed to(after turning to the right again(while back is to the right) to bring and move the car striaght and over a bit), when the back suddenly hit the dirt on the right hitting some decent 1/2 fist sized rocks and then my back end got really squirly and if not paid attention to, would have caused a major disaster, luckily i saved it.
Everything worked out fine, and i still ended up driving the rest of the canyon really fast and a little more drift like(tires are getting more worn down, so its easier to sort of fish tail/drift the corners).
Lesson here is, take a second or 60 and think to yourself how lucky you are to be driving a BMW, and to not be in the hospital right now because of some idiot that isnt doing what they should.
I know racing and drive quadrouple or more the speed limit isnt safe, but i know my limits what doing everything in my own lane(no excuse for speeding, but its my choice). I didnt realize what had really really really almost and what had happened until about an hour ago, when i sat down and was thinking about it.
What im saying is, people die daily cuz of other assholes that are drunk or doing dumb shit, including my friends(3 that have died now). Im just saying this because, i realized that i could have potentially died today, and that wouldnt have been good, or possibly swerved too much and caused others to swerve and kill themselves, either way, it could have been potentially a horrible disaster, luckily i didnt panic or doing anything out of the ordinary, i stayed calm and subtle, and did what i needed to.
Im thankful for:
As lame and homo as some of you may think it is, i think its serious.
I thought this part of the forum would be the right place to put it, cuz it had to do with car talk and such.
anways, thats what i had to say. i unno how you people tend you respond to this, but i thought id say it anyways.
I hate: people who haven't died yet that I hate.
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2000 BMW M Coupe - Dakar-II - S52
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