Race wise yesterday wasn't great. We ran much faster than we expected on the first run (17.48) then much slower on the second run (*18.22). Our third run of the day was cancelled so they could work on the track. It had been painfully hot and the track needed the rubber cleaning off it. Maybe we will do better today.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
My idea of a good holiday is one where I can lie in bed in the morning listening to race cars warm up. This morning the cars provided, it was lovely, and before breakfast we were through scrutineering. The photo is from my walk to sign on. It's a lovely bonnet isn't it.
Our first run we dialed in 16.5, the car should be able to run that easily, but of course we haven't tried the rebuilt engine yet. When it came to it, the launch was poor (but then this is my road car) and Tet decided to take things carefully, 18.05 is pretty slow, but it is safe and the car is still happy.
On the quilt front I have almost finished the one I started at the track almost a year ago. I would love to get it finished today then I can start my next project while I'm here.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Now, why am I blogging? Well instead of being at the unit loading my van for the talk this evening I am getting the train to Hemel Hempstead. The van is headed to Greenwich with capri cylinder heads on board (yes the ones that were in the bathroom last night). We are trying to have the car ready to race at Easter but things are not going to plan. The van will catch up with me at Hemel ready to head to Essex. Rather more exciting than I planned but it does give me time to blog so I suppose I can't really complain.
Friday, April 08, 2011
The workshop is upstairs in what I would guess is a converted barn. The light is good and the beams make great perches. You can see everything from the middle beam. Hopefully some of the students will share some pictures. If any of you have youir own home on the web please feel free to leave a comment directing us to any pictures.
Friday, April 01, 2011
Monday I was teaching machine quilting in Kent. Unfortunately not a class that lends itself to interesting pictures. Other than my student not being what I wouldcall beginners it was a good day. I think everyone found some useful information and a quilting design they could play with. Thinking about it, perhaps I should have photographed their before work, some of it was really very good.
Tonight I am on a farm in Norfolk, but I will tell you about that tomorrow.