Friday, March 8, 2013

Loooong winter

It's insane how fast time flies. It's March already, last post I made was almost 4 months ago, and I remember it like yesterday.

So, I've been working pretty much non-stop. No lies, work sucks. I think everyone knows that. However, it's allowed me to achieve some goals that were previously unattainable. All associated with money, of course, so in that light I guess an Oil & Gas job is perfectly suited.

The biggest one was the purchase of my car;
A 2008 Subaru WRX STI.

All cleaned up. Looks weird to me.

The STI has been a dream car of mine since I started driving. And it's everything I could have hoped for. This car is awesome. Gobs of power, and All-Wheel Drive to make sure you can use it.


Tech inspection before Rally-X. Since it's on a frozen lake,
the tarp is to reduce the risk of contaminating a body of
water. Although, my car is awesome and never leaks
Within the first month of ownership, I took it to a Rally-X event on a frozen lake. While the stud-less winter tires were somewhat lacking on the frozen ice, the car performed as well as you would expect. Lots of fun.

All dirty, because racecar.
The car saw lots of action around Canmore. The hatchback makes it easy to throw in a couple pairs of skis and all your stuff. Beyond that, it's a car. Absolutely overkill for a ski bum. But at least the clutch isn't too sensitive to be driven in ski boots.







Covered in snow/camouflage. 

Then, this past weekend I travelled to Hinton, AB for the Alberta Biathlon Championships. This was where the car really shined. Heavy snowfall meant for some pretty gnarly roads, and the STI performed like a champ. No concerns about available traction while accelerating to pass heavy trucks on the highway. And while other vehicles were getting stuck in the parking lots, I felt like I could go anywhere. Very, very cool, and completely new experience.




So with that purchase made, do I even need to work anymore?

Oh yea, motorcycle race season is coming up fast. Gotta pay for those tires somehow!
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