After reading what Gabe posted, I figured what better way to start the new year than make my Motoring Resolutions!
My 2005 suffered in the motoring department due to the high price of gas and the distance required to drive to get any quality motoring in. Sure I’m pulling down the mad M.P.G., but when I’m already driving 500+ miles for work, it left little wiggle room for any extra motoring. So, my first mod for the year will be on the personal side; Find a job closer to the house. That way, even if gas prices go nuts again, I’ll still be able to handle some extra motoring.
Again because of high gas prices, I had zero (0) track days in 2005. And now that Roxy has 108+K miles on her, I’m a little leary about doing track days. Especially since she is my only vehicle. Of course I still want track time! So I will be trying to squeeze some days in, but instead of really going crazy on the track, I’ll go out with the beginner groups instead more often and focus on my smoothness and line. Oh sure, I’ll still run with the faster groups on occassion (I love having you S guys and gals seeing me in your rear view mirror through the twisties), I’m just really going to focus on my overall track skills.
As far as mods for Roxy, this year will be the year of suspension upgrades. I still have those Eibach springs in the garage that I will be getting installed. After that, an HR rear sway bar and possibly even the front bar as well.
I will be going to AMVIV this year for sure. We are even going to try to podcast a live show while we are there. No, you won’t be able to listen live, but if you’re in Vegas, you’ll be able to see us live. I’m really going to try to make the Dragon this year too. Of course, with it being over 2200 miles from SoCal, I’ll probably fly in since I don’t think I’ll be able to get 3 weeks off of work. I’m sure someone will let me ride with them, right? ;)
And, finally, I need to get a new camera so I can again start posting pics in the gallery. Sometime this year I managed to lose my camera. I think I set it down someplace and forgot to grab it. I was planning on upgrading this year anyway, so it’s not that big of a deal. I’m really liking the new mega-zoom camera that Sony, Cannon and Fujitsu are putting out. Of course, if I can swing the funds, I’d rather go SLR, but I don’t think I’ll have an extra $1k to shell out for that. I’d rather spend it on track days!
Those are my motoring resolutions for ’06. What about yours?