In the spirit of my hunt for a new car I took 6 of the vehicles on my list to the best track in my home state, Circuit of The Americas in Austin Texas. My current list consists of the Audi A3 and S3, the BMW M235i X-Drive, the Ford Focus RS, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, and the Subaru WRX STi. Now Forza dose not have the Audi A3 or the Focus RS so I left the A3 out and I modified the Focus ST to add all wheel drive and more power to the 350 the RS says it will have. Also for this test I upgraded all cars to have Sport intake, exhaust, intercooler, suspension and tires to reflect mods I would do to track the car.
Audi S3: 2:40:378BMW M235i X-Drive: 2:39:593Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X: 2:42:811
Ford Focus RS: 2:38:031
Subaru WRX STi: 2:41:442
Volkswagen Golf R: 2:42:930
As you can see from the results above the Ford Focus RS comes out on top with the quickest lap times but I kinda think that the results might be that I gave it 350 WHP and the quoted number might be CHP so I might try again with a little less power.
I was updating my LinkedIn profile page today and realized I never posted about this project I worked on a couple of years ago. I led a group of students in tearing down this Samsung printer and re-engineering it in SolidWorks I have all the files as well as a few animated videos of the parts explosions.
Since I am a VIP in Forza 6 and get all these cars for free (something I have been wanting to sign up for since I started playing the Forza franchise with Forza 3) I have been keeping up with the new car packs every month and want to start featuring some of the cars when they come out with some designs and how I upgrade them (that will come later). For now lets just look at the new cars for this month.
2016 W Motors Lykan HyperSport
2015 Nissan #1 NISMO MOTUL AUTECH GT-R
1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 350
1973 Nissan Skyline GT-R
2014 Toyota #8 Toyota Racing TS040 HYBRID
2015 Mazda Formula Mazda
1979 Opel Kadett C GT/E
Now, I have already been playing around with the Lykan and the NISMO MOTUL AUTCH GT-R a little bit and thought I had a couple of cool photos to share but when I looked a little closer they were fuzzy and I didn’t want to share crappy photos with the internet so check back for an update this month.
This week I took the Wednesday off before thanksgiving and went to the 2015 Los Angeles Autoshow. I got a lot of my walking in as the convention center covered a lot of ground. I got to look at a number of cars and trucks that are on my list for potential replacements of Trinity as a daily driver. At the top of my list right now is a 2016 Chevy Colorado. Please click the photo above to look through my Instagram page at some of my photos.
Its only been three years since I had to start wearing glasses and I have disliked every moment because I felt what I had on my face didn’t really reflect my personality. I haven’t changed frames in so long because I hate going to the doctor, like makes me sick to think about it but going through the list provided by my insurance company and googling/yelping the doctors to reed reviews and look at photos I found one that was near where I live and close to where I will be moving. Last week I made my appointment and I walked out with a order for frames but still needed to decide on a color. The next morning (Friday) I called back and low and behold by (Wednesday) I got a call that they were ready to pick up. So far I love my Oakley Tailspin’s and I have instantly seen a difference in my vision.
I have been riding Jinger for nearly a month now because Trinity needed to have her rear pads replaced. I have to say it is nice to be back in a car, the weather has made it sketchy to ride all the time and my body is tired of being beaten to and from work. Since I am back in the car I have started thinking about all the upgrades I had in mind before I gave up the keys for a bit. My problem has been that the first few things on the list need to be done all at once otherwise I would be paying out the ass for labor that could almost all be done at the same time. After I get my act together and move I can start thinking about the final suspension pick and start ordering. That is it for now but check back soon, upgrades coming! 😉
Although I currently ride a 695cc naked sport bike I have always liked the lines of a beautiful Cafe Racer, Triumph has sparked my interest with the rebirth of the Bonneville and the Thruxton R with the “Race” package definitely has my attention for a new bike when its time to upgrade. Hopefully we will see these come to the states soon!
Well, I have a few projects I am planning and one of them will be branding myself for use when I start tracking bikes hopefully late 2016. In preparation for this I have bought a new domain name and will be working on developing a logo for my online username BadPolizei. I soon plan on vloging during my commutes from home to work and from work to school. I know this will mean I need to step up my posts and I really don’t know if I will be continuing this site or migrating it over. I might keep the new site strictly my adventures and this one my downtime/relaxing blog I guess only time will tell.
Well as a little bit of a way to relax between school and work and everything else in my life I bought Forza 6 a few weeks ago. I have only played a few rounds and since I have been on a truck kick lately I decided to try my hand and the new 2017 Ford Raptor in a digital camo them. In races it handles like a tank and has no power to pull itself out of a turn but I am guessing its far better then any of the other trucks or SUV’s in the game.
So lately I have been thinking about what to get for my next automobile. Trinity is getting up there in miles and age, and now with a motorcycle and wanting another one soon for track days I will need something to get too and fro from the track and the motorcycle shop. I have been looking into a truck in order to get myself more into the outdoors and I think now that Chevy will be building the 2016 Colorado with a 4 cylinder Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel I may just have to get one. And as seen below, the Colorado looks sick with Rough Country‘s 6 inch lift system.
Over the weekend Jinger went in for her 600 mile oil change and throttle body alignment albeit a little late at 1800 miles. I haven’t noticed much difference right away, but I hope the MPG goes up with the adjustment. The only major thing was that there is less noise in the chain, something that was starting to get annoying. Since Trinity is currently down due to needing new rear pads and rotors I will continue to enjoy riding Jinger to and from work however since I have been riding in from Torrance on the freeway its been kinda touch on me. Highway riding on a naked bike without a wind deflector noticeably stresses the muscles in my neck, arms and legs more so then a longer ride on regular streets. I don’t know if that is why I am more sore all over my body or if its from working out and not use to that yet?
Hi y’all! So I have been working on myself a little harder even though I still haven’t gotten the all clear from my doctors to return to work (hopefully tomorrow), anyway I have been going to the gym and trying to figure out the best exercises for me. Personally, I want to work on my arms and my core. My arms because I have never had much upper body strength and my core so that when I am riding my motorcycle more I can move around on the bike better, tho that also comes with getting more comfortable.
Speaking about motorcycles, one of my goals is to get into some sport bike riding classes and do some track days. I know this will take a lot as you have to be in great condition to flick a bike around a track and to squeeze into one of those leather racing suits. Now there is still a lots of things I want to do to my FZ-07 but again eventually I want a dedicated track bike too.
Anyway, that’s about it for now but I want to leave you with a little something. We should all try to be the change we want to see in the world. Every day I try to do something selfless for someone else.
I’ve been talking about getting healthier and part of that plan was a new bike to get out and exercise. I went with a Raleigh because I had one back in high school and loved it. Now that I’ve got this one I plan on getting a roof rack for my Rabbit so I can keep my bike on it all the time giving me the chance to ride whenever I like. Given that I live and work in two areas that have great biking potential I will hopefully be inspired to ride often.
I came home from dinner last Friday to find my desktop Dr Doom decided she didn’t like his Seagate 1tb drive any more. So I’ve picked up a Western Digital drive as a replacement and after a quick swap she was booted up and awaiting a fresh Windows 8.1 Pro install. Now, I’ve had some issues with Windows since I bought my student version of 8.1 Pro nearly three years ago and they refuse to keep record of activation key for customers. I find this kind of funny because they do have a record of my install key for Office 360. It may be that I will need to buy another copy of 8.1 soon because I refuse to switch to Windows 10. There is a free version of 8.1 through Microsoft’s DreamSpark program but my school wont reinstate my account because I am not taking a computer science class this semester.
I new before I needed to change my lifestyle so that I could live a much better life. I want to change the way I eat, by changing to salads and fish/chicken away from bacon and more fattier meats as well as completely cut out sodas. I had already dramatically decreased my intake but it just wasn’t cutting it.
Exercise has been another issue for me. For the past two years I had been dealing with issues and it cut down my walking. I am picking up a new bike and will follow through with my plans from before about riding at least an hour a week for every day I ride my motorcycle. In addition I plan on riding more then that and hopefully before December I plan on taking part in some sort of not race but event.
I am still stuck working from home for the time being but will hopefully be back in the office by October fifth if healing goes well. It has been nice getting away from the office but I can tell I am not as efficient because I just simply cant get as much done without my multi monitor setup. I have also inherited at lot more work since my hospital visit and its been a bit overwhelming.
So, I plan to post more here on what I am eating and my activity’s as I pursue a better lifestyle for myself.
1997 Volvo 850 R
1995 Ferrari F50
1976 McLaren #11 Marlboro Team McLaren M23
1976 Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 312T2
2013 Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG
1966 Chaparral #66 Chaparral Cars 2E
2014 Rolls Royce Wraith
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE
1967 Ferrari 330 P4
2014 Honda Civic Si
1986 BMW M635CSi
2005 Lotus Elise 111S
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
1984 Ferrari GTO
1971 Plymouth Cuda 426 HEMI
1998 Toyota Supra RZ
1993 Renault Clio Williams
1969 Toyota 2000GT
1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16v
2001 Audi RS 4 Avant
1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale
1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR
1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV
1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-454
1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
1992 Nissan Silvia CLUB K’s
1971 AMC Javelin AMX
1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Mk3
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged
1992 Bugatti EB110 SS
1968 Abarth 595 esseesse
2004 Saleen S7
1998 Eagle Talon TSi Turb
2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP