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Old 09-18-2018, 05:47 PM
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Martin, you mean to tell me I have to buy more crap???

I've been using some ancient thin soled running shoes. Just found racing shoes in my size.

Easy Vicegrip, that's a softball. Let one of the minions handle it.
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Back in the good old days, adjust the carburetor to stall if let of the gas and go drive in traffic, taught you very quickly to be able to heel and toe, even in reverse backing out of a drive way just to keep the motor from quitting. Very effective.
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Come on Dirk, I was expecting a horse joke. You know, from the old days.


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I've been using some ancient thin soled running shoes. Just found racing shoes in my size.
Oh yes, you need the right shoes. Dont waste your time with less. Would you ride a century with converse? Please.
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Just spent an hr. terrorizing Parklawn's Lane(Rockville). Don't go there if you drive a black Porsche, trust me. At 10 am almost no cars. There is a downhill leading to a pretty tight 180, it's perfect. If anyone has a good cloverleaf near Rockville let me know before someone locks me up

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fi...!4d-77.1150987

If I could drive barefoot, I've got this. New pair of my first driving shoes arrive tomorrow.
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I drove in these by accident on the first run at one of our 'snow' events years ago. It took a few turns to get used to h/t with them

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I drove in these by accident on the first run at one of our 'snow' events years ago. It took a few turns to get used to h/t with them

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That's nothing Vranko, I h/t with that right ankle you see in my avatar with all the pins/screws/plates. Never tried in clodhopper boots though.
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One time at band camp....
Alota pressure here. I'd best have my 'chit together at the next DE.
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Thanks for the advice!

This is a good site for h/t techniques. My OMP seats are narrow and don't have the range of motion for the most common method so I use the tilt method. Check out the video by Ayrton Senna http://5xracing.com/n-11271-the-art-...nshifting.html
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Senna in loafers is a classic....

I need to add in the left foot brake tap in my car.
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Anyone use a heel bar? (For consistency in maintaining heel position on floor while pivoting between brake and throttle.)
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