Speed and Freedom.

I learned to drive stick when I was 13 years old in a dune buggy in Fortaleza, Brazil.  That may have been my first moment of feeling true independence-- true freedom.  Granted there were really no road hazards...  no signs, no roads, no people or other cars.  That day felt awesome for a few reasons.  First, my father (who owned the buggy) trusted me at the wheel for the first time.  Second, I was in control!  Feeling control over a machine is pretty cool, but for those of us that drive a lot, feeling perfect harmony with your car is something else altogether.

Now it's thirteen years later.  The last time I felt this harmony was when I went to my local car club's track event at Willow Springs Raceway.  I learned the limits of my car, and learned that they were further-out than my own limits.  Once I let loose, though, I was feeling pure ecstasy.  What a rush!  If you ever have a chance to race on a real race track, please do it.  It was the most amazing day of my life- no one to tell me to slow down, and no repercussions.

Drive safe!

PJ
Surubaman Surubaman
26-30, M
2 Responses Jul 3, 2007

I have wanted to go to that track many times! The true harmony that you feel when man and machine are one... I get everyday! I am trying to learn my limits of being a safe everyday drier, but I seem to only push new limits everyday, Faster top speeds! Harder cornering! and better throttle control during drifts!

It sounds awesome:)