I also tried one of Alex's step classes. I can see that it is a serious workout, although sweating in a hot dry room indoors in the summer does not make sense to me. I was not able to do about half the moves that the instructor was calling out. It's not easy... much respect to Alex, who is a pro at this stuff.
News of Alex: Alex is now working on several projects for her Montreal professor and Chicago professor and will be leaving in a bit over a month to teach a class in Chicago in the fall semester. She will try to come back home a couple of times during the semester so that she won't be too cut off from her life in Montreal.
I went to Monday night lapping yesterday and had quite a good time, despite the extreme heat. The car felt pretty good and I managed a best lap of 1:04.06, my best time of the year. Carl managed low 1:03's with new Hoosiers during the road race on June 20th, so that seems about right (old tires costing 1 second per lap). I also drove a Corvette for the first time ever. I thought it was quite a pleasant drive. You could feel the sheer size, but the car had a lot of grip, even on street tires. It was a convertible C6 generation car.
There is a lapping day in Calabogie next week that I will try and get to. For various reasons, I have never been able to drive my race car at Calabogie yet. Hopefully I can break that curse next week!
Cool cars spotted:
Porsche 997 Turbo
Audi S6 V10
Audi S8 V10
Nissan Skyline GT-R R32
VW Golf R32