March 15, 2017 at 9:32 pm #20695
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.March 17, 2017 at 11:45 pm #20703
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.March 19, 2017 at 11:18 am #20711
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.March 20, 2017 at 1:37 pm #20725
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.March 20, 2017 at 10:14 pm #20775
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!March 21, 2017 at 12:29 am #20776
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 🙂March 21, 2017 at 7:43 am #20777Wild WeaselParticipant
I’ll never forget mine. It wasn’t exactly warm… but I did it all with the roof down. 😀April 15, 2017 at 9:52 pm #21154
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!April 16, 2017 at 11:24 am #21155
Your ‘avoidance’ of me Larry was very much appreciated 🙂
I have almost dried out from the soaking!
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