Thursday, January 22, 2009

I have found my purpose

Last week I realized my calling in life. Finally, I understood why I am here. To drive Ferraris. That’s it, nothing else, just drive. Bike racing, nice but is it a lot of work and you have to wear funny clothes. Fly fishing, very relaxing and entertaining for the fish but what’s in it for me? Driving Ferraris on the other hand, noisy, fast bliss and you don’t have to dress funny or entertain fish.

After over a month of sitting in the garage, tucked away under its cover a combination of weather and free time presented itself that was not to be missed. I drove the car to work once or twice during the week. It started instantly and ran flawlessly. The only issue was the amount of time it took to get the car to operating temperature. On Saturday I took the car to a local coffee and cars event and had a very pleasant time talking cars, values, and opportunities with other owners. Compared to the larger C&C events I attended in the summer this small winter gathering was more my speed.

The transition from my truck to the Ferrari was not the most graceful. It is much easier for me to get into and out of the truck. I was also unprepared for the Ferrari speed of turn it and it took me several corners before I had my timing right and was not dipping into the other lane or in danger of driving into a ditch. I had also forgotten how engaging the Ferrari was to drive, it is not a car you can ignore. It demands your attention to get down the road.

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