And by that I mean happy. We all have our shit and funk we go through. I hope you all get through that quick and in a meditative way. There’s an end to that bullshit. Stop to smell the flowers, and know when to have fun. Keep something that makes you happy in your mind all the time. For me it’s my family and cars. Peace y’all
Things are going well. Test fitted the new roll bars and everything looks good. Just gotta bolt everything up tight, cut portions out of the dash and it’ll be ready to go back in.
I was planning on flocking the dash while its out, but nah. It’s not like I’m going to be driving this when the sun is out anyway. Strictly a night run car from this moment on.
That’s all for now. ☮️✌️😷
When it comes to cyclic groups, they don’t continuously circle the Loop like the Running Man in Neo Tokyo. Many times they venture out. Just as us Runner’s didn’t just stick to our loop. As Kei Miura once said in an interview: “On weekend nights the touge, expressways, piers and downtown streets were like racing circuits.” Indeed they were.
Around this time of year I always end up watching throwback races on Guia Circuit. Rewatching them made me reminisce of a time when I was still living in Sacramento, and PVT Matt’s distributor blew while exiting Q street. I drove out to him while he waited for his tow. As we stood there I thought to myself how dope it would be if there was a road course like Guia Circuit out here.
Later that week I plotted the course out in my head. Here is the layout of the track.
Start/Finish line will be on Q street and 3rd.
The following photos will be of the turns (Follow the circuit on Google Maps if you like. IF you live in Sac, go drive it!):
Left onto 5th Street, and you’ll fly by Matt’s old apartments.
Left onto Capital Mall and over the tower bridge.
First left onto Riverfront.
Sharp right onto Mill.
Sharp left onto 5th/South River Road
Right onto Business Loop 80
Then back onto I5 North to exit Q Street to the finish line.
I cruised this route before in the past. Without all the stops, it would be a dope course. It doesn’t have as many turns as Guia, but River City Run is all along the Sacramento River, just as Guia is along the coast. When driving this course, you will pass some monuments and great views. Give is a drive if you’re a local, you won’t be disappointed.
Oh and by the way, it’s also beside something else…
Here we go.
I pulled the dash out of the Civic today. I have new roll bars that go through the dash that I will install.
Took me about 2 hours to pull out, only issue was the hack job wires on the radio which was installed back in 2004 when I bought it. They were all over the place and routed through different areas that made it hard to pull out. After experiencing that, I managed to get it out. Now I plan on re-routing a lot of the main harness’ to be more accessible and out of the way of the roll bars of course. I do admit, shit looks raw as fuck without the dash…
Reminds me of track cars like the Garage Work EG6
And the homie Abdullah in the United Arab Emirates
I can see why you didn’t put the dash back in brother! Lol thinking about keeping it out too… 🤔
If do leave it out, I’m definitely gonna keep the heater in case I need to defrost the windows hahaha! The goal is to finish it before Oct 30th; Mischief Night. I can only hack at it bit by bit on weekends due to my work schedule and of course being a parent. This will be fun… Let’s do this! 😁🤞🙏
“Who’s the KING?!
We all kings
Kings of ourselves first and foremost
While the people debate who’s the king
Here comes lil’ ol’ Jermaine
With every ounce of strength in his veins
To snatch the crown from whoever y’all think has it
But rather than place it on his head as soon as he grabs it
Poof, boom, paow, it’s like magic
With a flash and a BANG the crown disintegrates
And falls from the Earth from which it came
Ain’t gonna be no more kings
Be wary of any man that claims
Because deep down he claims onto the need for power
But reality he’s a coward
Ultimately he’s scared to die
And sometimes so am I
But when I’m in tune with the most high
The fear lies in my lack of awareness of the other side
Today I know that we are the same
Are the same, you and I
Different kind of skin, different set of eyes
Two different minds, but only one God
It’s for all the kings
Cause deep down I know every pore just wanna be loved”