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No Racing :(

Hi guys

Well not alot has happened, been for a few cycle rides early on in the month, trying out more hilly routes and distances, but haven’t been out much recently due to the wind and rain, and when it has been nice I’ve had other things already planned – damn it!

Well the title of my post is to do with me not being able to go racing at Pembrey on the 29-30th June. My car is 99% complete but the last couple of bits that were ordered haven’t arrive yet, so I’ve had to pull out of the race meeting – so gutted was so looking forward to getting back out again :(. My next race at Pembrey is in August, and I will make damn sure to be out for that one, but in the mean time I’ll be doing some testing.

Though I have done some racing this month, though in a kart. I did a 2 hour team endurance race – courtesy of work. There were 10 teams competing, and my team came 3rd (one step lower than last year though), but in the circumstances it was a great result. We (or rather I, as I did the qualifying) started 8th, which wasn’t where I expected to be, but I did get stopped so that my transponder could get change, and it was a very short session – so I blaming the lack of track time for my poor performance. We spent most of the race in 5th or 7th place, when I went out at the end for a 25 minute stint we were in 5th 1 lap down to 4th, so I did what any racing driver does and just went for it, all hell for leather, nothing to lose. After the checkered flag came out, I wasn’t expecting much, even though I overtook lots of times, and looked at the timing screen to find that my team had somehow got 3rd place 😀 I couldn’t believe it, I’m not complaining though. I was buzzing so much afterwards.

I really should get out in a kart more often, as I have so much fun racing them, though it would only be hire kart type events I do now, as my race kart is so old and out of spec, it would probably be put in the historic kart race now. But if anyone out there is willing to lend me a race kart to race, I’m all up for it! 🙂 This isn’t saying I don’t enjoy my car racing.

I can’t think of anything else at present, other than the usual stuff I do on a regular basis (ie. body pump, messy church)

Well that’s it for now.

Take Care, God Bless & remember Stay Positive and Smile 🙂 (Listening to Orianthi Ft Lacey – Courage)

Vez

Update on Things

Hi guys

A few things have happened over the last couple of months, nothing particularly exciting mind you, but not totally boring either.

The week before Christmas I went to a couple of social functions;
On the 18th December – after doing body pump – I went to see Belshazzers Feast at the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall in Uffington, they are well worth going to see, very funny banter inbetween songs :).
A few days later I went to the New Theatre in Oxford with the local youth club to see Starlight Express 🙂 I didn’t know what the story was about before going, or what to expect, but I thought it was pretty cool and is very worth going to see.

The Sunday before Christmas was the village carol service, which as always is well attended and has very community feel to it.

Christmas itself was a quiet one for me, just chilling out and not having to worry about anything really. New Year was kinda the same, though I did come down with a bad cold which lasted about 2 1/2 weeks or so.

I’ve done a lot of tidying up of the house – there is still lots to do before I’m happy with how things are, but trying to get my parents to do their bit is a struggle :/

I went for a short cycle ride at the beginning of January – only 7.5-8 miles – first time of the year and first time in 2 months. The weather hasn’t been kind for most part so far – with wind, rain, snow –  so haven’t ventured out since, but have been going to body pump and having a go on my rowing machine.

Last weekend I went to the Bike Show at the Excel Centre in London with my best mate; it was pretty cool; and I brought myself a couple of jerseys too 🙂

Yesterday I got the writing part done on my angel tattoo; it’s now complete and is looking good 🙂 Now on to thinking of some other design ideas.

My race car is coming along nicely for the new season; it’s now a little black number, still a MG ZR but with an 1800 engine 🙂 I just hope I can race it and have some fabulous results.

On to some not so good news, I’m in a difficult period at work at the moment, with redundancies coming, so have been trying to see what else is around, but hoping that I’m not going to be one of the ones leaving 😦

Well I think that’s all the news for the time being folks. I know I say this a lot but I will try and write more often, when things happen, or are coming up.

So for now Take Care & God Bless

Vez

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