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Discussion in 'New Members Introduce Yourself Here' started by Tim Larsen, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. Tim Larsen

    Tim Larsen Pro Driver Donator

    Another polar bear here, 53 year old grey haired Dane from Daneland. Been driving on PC's since the Geoff Crammond GP 2 days on and off (mostly off). Back in 2008 I bought my first wheel - a 50£ Logitech for use with Racedriver: GRID. Loved having a wheel. Upgraded about a year later to a Thrustmaster 430 FFB but drove less and less. Partly due to the hassle of having to setup the wheel, blocking PC use for any other purpose while mounted and a steering deadzone that I never got comfortable with on the 430. Tried getting back in with F1 games and PC 1 and 2 but they never caught on.
    Then Assetto Corsa Competizione got early access and I liked the focus of that sim. Tried it a few times during early access and almost immediately knew that this sim could, in time, end up giving me the driving experience I wanted. Once version 1 was released, I quickly fell down the sim racing rig rabbit hole. First a TS-XW, then Fanatec CSL LC pedals, then the TM Open Wheel addon and a TrackIR. After much deliberation about where I could make the space, a TrakRacer TR8 rig with a 49" Samsung using custom monitor mount for a hospital grade monitor arm that can hold that beast of a monitor. Buttkicker, quick release mods for the rims, IR LED emitter for TrackIr - does this ever stop? I need help. Was looking at Accuforce V2 DD base yesterday....
    Anyways - enough of me bragging about hardware. I'm here to get humbled by some proper drivers and hopefully get better at driving. I have improved to the point that I can drive so-so and race without causing too much havoc so I think I'm ready for some online races. Looking forward to joining the community.
     
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  2. Nigel Middleton

    Nigel Middleton Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Welcome to SRO Tim.
     
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  3. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Welcome Tim. As I understand it, you've got some proper hardware :D. That's just the way things go when you love your hobby.
    We've got 2 series starting in January you might like. 1 for ACC and 1 rF2 F1 1991, so you should be oke.

    See you on track.
     
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  4. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Welcome to SRO Tim and us other "old grey haired..." or follicle challenged members :D
     
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  5. Tim Larsen

    Tim Larsen Pro Driver Donator

    Signed up for the ACC series. Now to practise Silverstone religiously! I have had so much fun learning to drive in ACC. Still not comfortable with car setups but all good things...
     
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  6. Roger Hinds

    Roger Hinds Pro Driver

    See you on track next year Tim:)
     
  7. Toni Talvitie

    Toni Talvitie Pro Driver

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