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I don't have the trouble with fingers and wrists, but some other issues
Like Marty I have a right hand injury from my car rolling on it during a club rally. That would be about 35 years ago, but it still flares up now and then and causes severe pain in the back of the hand for a few days until it settles down again. I do hand stretches while it is causing a problem.
Like Simone I have had bilateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow in both arms) for the last 14 years - it put a stop to my ten pin bowling career (well not actually a career ). Also like Simone at one stage I couldn't lift a cup of coffee with one hand. for this I also do hand stretches which stretch the forearm muscles, and I do weights while watching TV. Put your arm on the armrest and dangle your hand over the edge, put a weight in your hand and slowly curl it up and down. This strengthens the forearm muscles which helps the tennis elbow issue, but it never goes away. It's a matter of 'managing' it.
Knees - I have Chondromalacia in both knees which can cause severe pain in the kneecap region. For some reason I seem to keep pressing the accelerator harder than necessary and after some races My right knee is really sore. When I notice that I'm doing it I try to correct it but I think it's like grat said about the human brain and coffee machines
I'm not trying to have a whinge as I am not too badly affected, but it seems like a lot of us suffer from conditions that make it more difficult to do the things we have fun doing. I would hate to have to stop Sim racing because of something like this, so I just try to 'manage' the issues. Sometimes I have to limit my already limited lapping time, but not very often.
I actually have the Obutto seat and tried to follow the ideal driving position. I took out the CSW angle support and tilted the wheel similar to what grat said - maybe 5 degrees or so and that was all about trying to get a better wrist position as wrist also affects tennis elbow.
So after doing all all this, why am I so slow ... I think it is this thing called Skillz. I've tried to buy some but I can't find where they sell it
grat, I wish you luck with your current issue. Hope you get it sorted mate.
« on: April 25, 2017, 10:43:18 PM »
Solid race for me, great battle with Bacchulum but then I suspect my team boss let me through , then a real laptime tussle with RussG until he ran off but later in the race he almost got me again. We did tangle with him on cold tyres so apologies if I didn't leave enough room there Russ. As is my normal MO i waited for each lapper to light up helicorsa once or twice then seeing as this track is a real one liner I let each past on the main straight. I didn't let Phil through though, I just ran wide there Phil.Sorry Seanus, the contact wasn't your fault.
I had a plan. I was right behind you when I saw you pit, and decided if I stayed out for 2 laps then pit I should come out in front of you because of your cold tyres, then hope I had enough space to keep you behind until my tyres warmed up. The plan worked a treat and I came out with a nice little gap to you.
The trouble was that Marty hadn't pitted and was between us so I moved to let him through and that let you get right on my bumper. Then I just tried too hard to defend on cold tyres and gave you a tap in the rear.
Apart from that and a couple of usual brain fades I was pretty happy and got some laps in the 12's.
« on: March 15, 2017, 10:37:42 PM »
A night to forget for me
Qually didn't go too well. I was running a different setup to practise which I thought would be OK. Also ran this setup in R1.
R1: I started cleanly just keeping out of trouble. after a couple of laps I managed to clip a tyre bundle on the left of the car which gave left side damage and cracked screen. Battled on albeit a bit slowly until I think it was just before half way Bird got up the inside at T1 and gave me a little love tap on the right front wheel (yes Bird I checked the replay ). All fair and nothing in it but the suspension broke and the steering wheel was about 45 degrees off centre and didn't steer too good, so I got to pit and repaired. Came out around the leaders and had to keep moving aside to let them through. Plugged away to the end hoping for more people to have big issues, but sadly .....
R2: Dumped the previous setup and went for defaults with a little less wing.
Got punted up the arse before T1 pushing me into someone else. After T1 I had nowhere to go but crash into someone already involved in the pileup. Front and rear aero was now gone. I guess I could have tried to continue like that but I pitted and repaired everything and my times were much better than R1. Unfortunately again I came out of the pits just in front of the leaders and had blue flags from there until the end of the race.
Next race will be different
« on: March 05, 2017, 03:37:55 PM »
its telling me that because there is no http in the web line that the site is insecure
Sorry Mark, when I said the exact error message, I meant the EXACT error message.
A screenshot would be the best.
Also what version browser are you running?
In the meantime, see if you can get it from here - http://www.mediafire.com/file/vou56vma44uy7vv/PitLanePenalty1.19-XGN.zip
« on: February 22, 2017, 10:08:55 PM »
Many thanks Wally.
I certainly appreciate the time and effort that goes into organising a season of racing, setting up servers, publishing results etc, so WELL DONE mate.
I would also like to thank all the participants, without whom the racing we had would not be possible.
Sorry to those I shunted and to those who shunted me (you know who you are )
Can't wait for next season. I am saving my vote until I get a chance to try out the cars, but it seems to me a strange poll where you have 29 votes but 19 voters. I know you can vote for more than one option, but my personal opinion is that you shouldn't be able to.
« on: February 15, 2017, 12:55:19 AM »
and I see Maki Engineering have climbed up onto the teams podium . .
Don't get comfortable there. Keith was away this week due to Valentines day commitments but I think he will be back with a vengeance, and KNR Racing will stand on the team podium for sure