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Starting a new club and you are all responsible

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Joe Hubbard, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Ok I'm starting a new iRacing anonymous club, we will be meeting on the days between Friday and Saturday as every other day of the week was taken up by racing. There is a $5 a head cover charge to get into the meetings so the rest of us can feed our addiction. This is a very imortant part of the healing process so amounts higher than $5 are appreciated and if you can't please see our bouncer I mean guidance counselor little bill. He's the one with with all the tatoos about 320lbs and the tear drop under the eye.

    Seriously though, you guys should have told me to run and never look back when I first got on here asking about iRacing... I'm hooked and it's not funny... lol...

    I have now run and tested a few cars, proceeded with the following problems:

    Corvette - a little more stable with it now that I have been around for a bit.
    Radical - Very cool car, seems pretty stable.
    Riley - Love it!
    Mustang - I haven't driven it yet, and most likey will not be running it
    Star Mazda - Love it
    Lotus - OMG, in love with it
    F1 - Nothing is better than F1 on the planet.
    Skip -I like the car but not the style it takes to drive it, so I'm most likely not running it.

    Problem 1. Someone needs to make more hours in the day!
    Problem 2. Someone needs to tell my wife that iRacing is more important than honeydoos. She doesn't believe me.
    Problem 3. I want the Indy, and possibly the V8. However this will only compound problems 1 and 2 while leaning more towards #2 with serious health implications.
    Problem 4. Need more hours in the day!
    Problem 5. Did I say there needs to be more hours in the day?
     
  2. I think you need to relocate to Venus.

    Venus rotates VERY slowly. Each day on Venus takes 243 Earth days.

    This would leave plenty of time to fit in your iRacing schedule, lol.
     
  3. I feel your pain Joe. My wife and little one go down to the mother in laws for a week so I'll be home alone. Only problem is at the same time my business partner jets off on holiday so I am going to be up to my neck in extra work!
     
  4. Glenn Petersen

    Glenn Petersen
    Premium Member

    I haven't met a wife that understands our "needs". And I've had 3.
    Winning the lottery could help with available time. I'm still working on that one.
     
  5. You should check out the Mustang Joe---Its better than I expected..alot of fun.
     
  6. The mustang is one of the most realistic car yet...
    I have a 96 and all I can say is that I definitly feel like home in it :)
    So much fun! Get it :)
     
  7. I've been driving the Vette at Sebring and I'm able to keep a consistent 2:00 lap time. I wish I could say the same about it...haha I have a real one and the one in game doesn't feel ANYTHING like it...haha May be just me though, since I have never driven ours at 150mph before...However ours is stuck to the road like glue, but put water in there and your speeds will be cut by 3/4.
     
  8. My name is William Nowell and I am a addict. I started with the small stuff at an early age, like many among us with the Atria 2600, it was all so innocent back then. But that quickly changed. I didn't get into the hard stuff until my early 20's. My poision of choice was Quake lll online back then, this is when the real problems started. Shortly started the late night gaming binges, beer cans sprawled around the desk, and I had more virtual friends then real. I started hanging with wrong crowds, you know the type, clans and leagues. It has been a downward spiral since. The wife has threaten to walk many times, the deal breaker was that she had to take the kids. This is an ugly addiction and you should run now, while you can, if you can. I would like to say that I have it under control after all those years, but my iracing purchase history says otherwise.



    ps Joe you would be missing out if you didn't take the mustang on a week sabbatical. OMG, now I am a pusher!
     
  9. LMFAO... Joe and Will you have too much spare time. Mustang is a must IMO Joe, it's awesome mate, does feel very realistic too me. Awesome FFB aswell
     
  10. Lars Strijdonck

    Lars Strijdonck
    Six by nine. Forty two.

    Lol very funny post :)
     
  11. let it out brother, let it out... We've all been there and will go back in about 5 minutes... hahahaha tooooo funny...

    I might give the Mustang a shot, perhaps...
     
  12. +1!
    Iracing... morish indeed
     
  13. Still not inhaling - but you guys are making it difficult....
     
  14. Derek Speare

    Derek Speare
    DSD FTW!

    Hi William!
     
  15. Hey Derek, I see you found the asylum. If you have an addictive personality, you may want to leave now, lol.
     
  16. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    You all have SAD(Sim Addiction Disease), including the person typing this post. Been in tough situation about choosing racing over family. End result both can co-exist together. Wait till everyone is asleep and wear my racing suit.
     
  17. Sim Racing - where you can drive naked and no-one will give hoot (unless the neighbours are peering in through the window, lol).
     
  18. I dont think I am part of the club :)
    I spend about 40$ every 3/4 months into new content (not counting subiscriptions)
    What I have bought for now since october when I registered (with 10$ credits when a friend registered).
    *Skip Barber
    *Mustang
    *Road Atlanta
    *Spa
    *Watkins Glen

    And I spend a lot of time enojying what I have right now :)
    Next track in 1 or 2 months will be Silverstone (That I know pretty well, thanks to the megane mod on rFactor), Zandvoort and maybe Sebring...
    Still wondering if I buy the Jetta or not as I hate FW cars, but want to race the D class serie with the MX5...
     
  19. Derek Speare

    Derek Speare
    DSD FTW!

    iRacing has a unique business plan and that's instead of getting little dollars from many, they are going after big dollars from some. They got some from me and will get more. Their sim is very creative at solving the dilemma of catering to the "hard core" (not pr0n!) and making money while doing it. I'm about to get another fix in a mere few moments!

    d
     
  20. Its a slippery slope... but theres lots of mates at the bottom to catch you...