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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Okay. another year has slipped by, but the concept of the driver losing the crucial weight instead of the car still applies.!thumbs up
So, once again that after Xmas bulge has inspired me to get back on the scales in preparation for Tieton.
Starting weight: January 2/19 = 222 lbs sad smiley
Race weight goal: June 2019 = 190 lbs (185 lbs would be even better, but I am getting old and it is harder to loseeye rolling smiley)
Weigh in: January 12/19 = 208 lbs...........first 10 day withoutsmileys with beer......net loss 14 lbs.
January 17/19 = 203 lbs...........only 5 lbs this week (went to the pub for lunch Wed. so slipped a littledrinking smiley)
It will get much harder as target weight gets closer!
Brian
PS
Wife is onboard with this project....go figure??grinning smiley

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JTremain Justin Tremain
Oak HArbor, WA, USA   USA
1927 Nash Legion Special "Legion Special"
I started losing some, started this year at 206 down to 201. but this last week at work has forced me to consume some adult beverages.... back to 204 lol.



"Magic Man"

1927 Nash Modified: Legion Special
"Build" Thread - https://www.cyclekartclub.com/phorum/read.php?2,26661

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Another excuse to go to the Pub last Sunday for the Football Games (we don't have cable....to Cheap!eye rolling smiley)
produces a slight weight "gain", but the punishment of being good for most of the week Out for lunch and Beers
Thursday and Fridaysmileys with beer........still resulted in me reaching that magic number.
200 lbs. on weigh in yesterday.
Sub 200 on the scale is like plus 200 at Bonniville!thumbs upsmiling bouncing smiley
So now, to keep the needle falling until Racing Season........I feeling really good about this.
Brian

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tiopancho Silver Member David Dahl
Swansea Point, BC, Canada   CAN
You bastard!!!!!

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
In reply to # 37892 by tiopancho You bastard!!!!!
Thanks for your support Dave.....it was either that or up the HP and drill another. thousand holes??confused smiley
Brian

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chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
I need to loose some weight too, though I have an advantage in my starting point, 185 lbs at the moment, aiming for 175, ideally less. I'm 5'6" "tall for a Welshman" as someone famous once said, not that true now, like everyone else the Welsh are getting taller.

Chris

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Anyone else beside Justin, Chris, and I trying to get our Race Weight down without drilling
a thousand more holes in our CycleKarts.
Celery is cheaper than hole saws!eye rolling smiley.....and Beer!smileys with beer
Jan. 31 weigh in 199 lbs.
Feb. 15 weigh in 196 lbs.
And still going!thumbs up
Brian

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chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
But Celery isn’t cheaper than wine, the most expensive of mine comes out at about £3 a gallon, 16% by volume too (don't like celery anyway).

Chris

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
21lbs lighter than last year.
3 more hp.
My kinda math.

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Speaking of weight loss.....one can't help but think about P:W ratios.
Take and average kart at 10 hp with a weight of say....300 lbs and a
175 lb driver,totals 475 lbs. That's 47.5 lbs each horse is responsible for.

Now put the kart and driver on a diet, say.....a 250 lb kart and driver trimmed
down to 150, totals 400 lbs. That comes out to 40 lbs per pony.

Now how does that compare to a few cars?
Take for instance, an Alfa Romeo 4C with that 175 lb driver, totals up to
2,662 lb pulled by 237 hp....11.23 lb per.

Maybe a big Bentley Continental GTC tipping the scales at 5.663 lbs with
500 hp available still only 11.3 lbs to pull around.

How 'bout a Chevy Equinox, new model year, around 4,000 lbs with
about 300 hp in the V6. Now we're talkin' 13.3 lb/hp.

Just one more; Lets get serious, a USAC midget, same wheel base as our
karts i.e., 66"-76" min. wt. 900 lb. with driver 1,075 lb and say conservatively,
300 hp (some can go as high as 400 hp) .........3.6 lb/hp

Point is.....there is going to be a DRASTIC difference in performance when
we step down, even from our daily driver, to a Cyclekart. And really.....really,
just how much difference is that extra beer and one more slice of pizza gonna
make???
In other words, we taint talking neck snapping high performance here guys!
So, eat, drink and be merry fellas, it's just for fun....remember!!!!

Denny G
Building a fat one, here in Sandwich, IL



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-02-17 04:18 AM by Denny Graham.

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