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  • #20695

    Larry F
    Participant

    Hard to believe with the cold and snow on the ground, but my IDS is one month away today! What changes a month can (hopefully) bring.

    #20703
    andy wright
    andy wright
    Participant

    On behalf of the Instructors who in past IDS’s have endured severe wind-chills and sideways snow or rain, we hope for sunny skies and 18deg.C, BUT for the participants, it is much more fun (and educational) when it is wet and slippery!

    As I did 24 years ago, you will likely learn more about driving skills in one day than in all your previous experiences behind the wheel. Look forward to seeing you there Larry.

    #20711

    Larry F
    Participant

    I plan on taking the Boxster. but a backup plan if the weather is too ridiculous to drive it there is the Macan. I plan on doing DE in the Boxster, but at some point might want a day in the Macan jsut to see what it’s like.

    #20725
    andy wright
    andy wright
    Participant

    Bring the Boxster. I doubt the weather will be that bad and you will learn far more in the Boxster than the Macan with its AWD and other driver aids.

    #20775

    Larry F
    Participant

    While I enjoy driving the Macan, I LOVE driving the Boxster. Fewer nannies, and more fun. I wholeheartedly agree I would learn more, and have more fun. The only thing that would tip my hand to the Macan would be significant snow or ice accumulations on the road, which don’t mix well with summer tires.

    I am really looking forward to this!

    #20776
    andy wright
    andy wright
    Participant

    If there is significant snow and ice, we would probably have to cancel the IDS. Once the snow reaches the instructors waists they get a little testy about standing around for too long 🙂

    #20777
    Wild Weasel
    Wild Weasel
    Participant

    I’ll never forget mine. It wasn’t exactly warm… but I did it all with the roof down. 😀

    #21154

    Larry F
    Participant

    Did it today, in the Boxster. Sunny before arrival, clear after we left, but it rained most of the while we were on the track and I managed not to run Andy down, which was a good thing! Doing it in the rain made it easier to slide, but gave a great lesson on just how much traction there is on these cars. Doing the skid pad, then the accident avoidance followed by the track was an excellent order for those of us who managed to get it, and everything learned came together on the track. I have been on a track before, but never with the throttle control I managed today.

    To all the instructors, a hearty THANKS!

    #21155
    andy wright
    andy wright
    Participant

    Your ‘avoidance’ of me Larry was very much appreciated 🙂
    I have almost dried out from the soaking!

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