Life of Ben (Blog)
41st Scalextric Club (3rd September 2013)
NASCAR club cars brought a night of thunder to the London Scalextric Club this evening! We used 3 lanes out of 6, with each race lasting 2.5 minutes. We did the races in pairs, moving over by one lane after the first race.
We had a newcomer, Rob, who made the best début I’ve ever seen. His first real laps were high 12 seconds and really consistent. He gradually brought them down to low 12 seconds and then took a break.
When he resumed something had clicked and he got a couple of laps in the mid to low 11 seconds. As the evening went on, he managed 11.08 seconds!
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40th Scalextric Club (20th August 2013)
A sleek field of GT cars grace the London Scalextric Club track tonight.
We used 5 of the 6 lanes and ran 3 minutes per race.
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Green Man Festival (18th August 2013)
It was awesome! Took some photos which might have turned out awesome.
(More to follow.)
39th Scalextric Club (13th August 2013)
Class and Can-Am beasts stampede around the London Scalextric Club this evening. All the regulars were back from holidays so it was quite a full house!
We ran all 6 lanes but stretched the marshals a bit thin, using 1 less than normal.
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38th Scalextric Club (6th August 2013)
Nearly unlimited cars will be charging around the London Scalextric Club tonight. Thundersports by name and the performance of these mini monsters really live up to it!
For most of the evening I raced my NSR Mosler but Terry had also put together a Le Mans prototype for me to try out.
This event isn’t part of the club championship and some of the patrons are on long holidays at the moment. So we only had enough people to run 4 lanes, with 4 minute races per lane.
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Bicycle Racks & Saddlebags (14th July 2013)
After a very sweaty ride to and from from the party last night, I’m definitely finished with carrying stuff on my back!
There are very few bags designed to take a 17″ laptop. The good ones are around £80 and have less capacity than the Tatoo one I have on permanent loan from Fiona.
Fitness Classes (11th July 2013)
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Dad’s Birthday (13th July 2013)
Think we went for a simple lunch at The Prince of Wales pub in Fleet. I stayed over for one night and went home on the Sunday.
Just in time to attend a house warming party for one of Fiona’s friends. Got to explore South-East London a bit for the first time.
37th Scalextric Club (9th July 2013)
Tonight’s racing at the London Scalextric Club is for Group 5 racing cars, running 5 lanes for 3 minutes per race. These are basically historic GT cars which don’t really interest me. But it was a nice evening so I cycled to the club as usual.
Tonight Steve lent me a red Porsche 911 and I really got along with it! The room and the track were warm and Terry lent me an adjustable controller.
Although I wasn’t a front-runner on outright pace I was driving consistently with relatively few crashes. The racers were in good spirits so this all made it a really enjoyable evening.
Group 5 is now a class I look forwards to racing again.
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36th Scalextric Club (2nd July 2013)
Touring Cars were trading paint at the London Scalextric Club tonight. Rubbing is racing in this class!
Used my BMW as usual.
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