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derek_k
02-02-2013, 06:21 PM
Just went this afternoon, it was crazy busy, got some good lap times though, I'm in second for the week with a 21.094 my best last time I went was 21.5 so I'm impressed with the improvement, I got the kart to stop hopping now lol.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y155/kashminsky/99434B77-72EA-4C3B-AD55-604FEA01CF56-11097-0000067A79EF32A8_zpsebc1f793.jpg

Heru-Farukon
02-02-2013, 06:25 PM
Did you guys basically let off the throttle to stop the kart hopping? I had a bunch of those when I did my 22.xxx :(

Cody D
02-02-2013, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by kenny
Utilizing the lean like crazy but still can't get a good time haha :P


Kenny can you explain your timer/video setup? I definitely want that.

Go4Long
02-02-2013, 07:29 PM
First time there today...did 5 sessions. Started with a 22.282, 4th session I got 21.466, last session was a 21.58 because this kid in front of me thought he was Mario Andretti and the keep left flag clearly wasn't meant for him, and his line through all the big corners was basically to stay right in the middle of the track, made it impossible to get by him. In hindsight should have given him a couple lengths and carried more speed through the corner and get around him on the straight...but lost focus with frustration :P

A2VR6
02-02-2013, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by shakalaka
I wonder how it would work if I visit the Speeders in Edmonton and Calgary. Is it a card that you carry that shows you've had a certain number of races? Thanks!

The card you carry will work at both locations, also races from one location count at the other ie. if you never been to the Edmonton Location before but you have race speed in Calgary you can start off with race speed (dont need to do the 5 laps at pit speed).

The exception is with pro speed. If you have pro speed in Edmonton for example you have to still do your pro speed test in Calgary. So basically you'll have to prove that you can handle the extra power with the track config in Calgary with the pro speed test.

kenny
02-02-2013, 10:03 PM
Originally posted by Cody D


Kenny can you explain your timer/video setup? I definitely want that.

Its just the data from the printout overlaid onto the video. It's not a separate timing system or anything :)

Cody D
02-02-2013, 10:58 PM
Originally posted by kenny


Its just the data from the printout overlaid onto the video. It's not a separate timing system or anything :)

Haha, I thought you had some baller RFID tag reading lap timer with video, or maybe cracking their system to get real time lap times.

Hack the planet.

syritis
02-02-2013, 11:55 PM
http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/397523_10152487569805497_255191618_n.jpg

First time out, race number 3 and sitting in a pretty sweet 6th.
I had to pee so bad this race.

brunei_boi64
02-03-2013, 04:11 PM
hows the track in calgary? I've notice the one in edmonton has been dying down lately not as busy as it was when it first opened.

cycosis
02-03-2013, 04:46 PM
Do they ever change up the track? Dont know if it even possible with the room theyre working with....

Heru-Farukon
02-03-2013, 06:52 PM
Finally broke the 21s mark. Got 21.944
Would have gotten a faster time if the guy in front would let me pass, ignores the flagger so I bumped him a little to pass. Lol

:guns:

Need to go faster ! And learn to minimize the kart hop

Also saw fourplusone jay break the 19s mark. Mad props !!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8442289387_9902f4f0e4.jpg

Errol.
02-03-2013, 11:30 PM
Got a 19.816 on the last pro race of the day. Im done for awhile, way to much money.

Cody D
02-03-2013, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by Errol.
Got a 19.816 on the last pro race of the day. Im done for awhile, way to much money.

Awesome, great time.

danno
02-03-2013, 11:51 PM
I'd love to know how much money people have spent there. I guess you can check their r.p.m and assume. Maybe people don't know there is or was a track by the garbage dump. Of course that doesn't help for winter.

EM1FTW
02-04-2013, 12:31 AM
I hit a 21.207 tonight on race speed which put me in 6th on the top 12
Did my pro speed "test" and managed a 20.232 which put me in 10th, not bad for my first run at that speed

Seikencube
02-04-2013, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by EM1FTW
I hit a 21.207 tonight on race speed which put me in 6th on the top 12
Did my pro speed "test" and managed a 20.232 which put me in 10th, not bad for my first run at that speed

Damn! I'm 2 races away from race speed! but nice lap times Brad!

GenerationX
02-04-2013, 02:35 AM
first time out there, got a 22.8
hated the group i had though.. wouldn't let me pass on the flags and also slow as fuck on the corners. most annoying thing ever. only had one clean lap

brunei_boi64
02-04-2013, 03:14 AM
Just be warned guys, if they ask you to do any labour such as helping out change the track make sure it's worth your time! I've heard stories from pro racers that they like to only give 1-3 races for a late night track change once every 6 months.

vtec4life
02-04-2013, 09:28 AM
How many races do you have to do before you get race speed??? Or is the pro speed the faster one?

First time there yesterday, I did a 21.5 in my second race on whatever speed us amateurs get to race at.

pheoxs
02-04-2013, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by vtec4life
How many races do you have to do before you get race speed??? Or is the pro speed the faster one?

First time there yesterday, I did a 21.5 in my second race on whatever speed us amateurs get to race at.

Prospeed is faster. Its 10-15 races, whenever the guys feel you are capable to do a test run. If you pass your test run (just don't drift/crash, don't need to set a record) you can do prospeed whenever after that.

flipstah
02-04-2013, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by EM1FTW
I hit a 21.207 tonight on race speed which put me in 6th on the top 12
Did my pro speed "test" and managed a 20.232 which put me in 10th, not bad for my first run at that speed

BOOO! Go faster. :thumbsdow

Sprockett
02-04-2013, 10:55 AM
Quick question. The camera on the side pod, was that just a GoPro with a suction mount? Are they cool with anyone doing that?

Thanks,

Mibz
02-04-2013, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by Sprockett
Quick question. The camera on the side pod, was that just a GoPro with a suction mount? Are they cool with anyone doing that?

Thanks, Yup, just make sure you wipe all the dust off the side and suction before attaching it :P Nobody said a word so I'm guessing they're cool with it, haha.

jdmgt
02-07-2013, 12:18 AM
What is the pro speed test? Is it just one clean lap? I've got two more races to go at race speed.

Went there tonight did a 21.018

*edit* put down the wrong time.

Nav13
02-07-2013, 01:47 AM
I have done 3 races so far and my best time so far was 21.465, down from 21.819 my first time out. I don't use the brakes at all, I tried using them on my second race, but find it faster not to use them, my times were consistently slower than my first and third time out where I didn't use the brakes. Interestingly though, my buddy who has about 50lbs on me (hes 200lbs, I am around 150) uses the brakes and we have nearly identical times, his best is 21.429. Boy did he rub that in, my excuse is that he has more more grip with the added weight :D

It would be interesting to know how much the guys running the fastest times weight. It would also be cool if they kept track of which kart you were in, just to see if certain karts are consistently running the top times. I bet they are all consistent right now since they are all brand new. Curious though, is it confirmed that the fastest guys don't use the brakes on race speed(slower speed)? These guys are gonna make a killing feeding off guys ego's.

A2VR6
02-07-2013, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by jdmgt
What is the pro speed test? Is it just one clean lap? I've got two more races to go at race speed.

Went there tonight did a 20.018.

Nope it's 14 clean laps.

Skyline_Addict
02-07-2013, 03:09 PM
21.5 on my first race out. Long way to go :(

Heru-Farukon
02-07-2013, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by Nav13
It would also be cool if they kept track of which kart you were in, just to see if certain karts are consistently running the top times. I bet they are all consistent right now since they are all brand new. Curious though, is it confirmed that the fastest guys don't use the brakes on pro speed? These guys are gonna make a killing feeding off guys ego's.

Choosing the kart was my exact same thought I had yesterday. But you can definitely tell which cars are losing their touch. But its mehh

And not sure about other pro speed racers, but I used the brakes for a bit when entering turn 2.

dj_patm
02-07-2013, 03:46 PM
So how is this place on the weekends?

How long can we expect to wait to race?

Go4Long
02-07-2013, 03:52 PM
My buddy and I were there last saturday and sunday. Saturday we were about 45 minutes - an hour between races, Sunday more like 10 minutes (but it was superbowl sunday)

03ozwhip
02-07-2013, 06:46 PM
cant find any info on this, but do they have karts that will accomodate me and my kid? he would LOVE this. hes only almost 4....

flipstah
02-07-2013, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by 03ozwhip
cant find any info on this, but do they have karts that will accomodate me and my kid? he would LOVE this. hes only almost 4....

No, dude; sorry. :(

http://www.speeders.ca/calgary-location


Drivers must be a minimum of 12 years old, at least 51 tall and able to safely operate the prokart. Max driver weight is 260lbs. Annual membership fee and 5% GST not included. All race and membership prices are per person and are not transferable.

03ozwhip
02-07-2013, 06:54 PM
^see, i read that, but hes not going to be driving lol, i was wondering if there are 2 seaters like alot of the other go karts ive been to.

flipstah
02-07-2013, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by 03ozwhip
^see, i read that, but hes not going to be driving lol, i was wondering if there are 2 seaters like alot of the other go karts ive been to.

LOL helps if I read the FULL sentence.

That I do not know. My bad. :rofl:

03ozwhip
02-07-2013, 07:07 PM
LOL thanks for your *almost* help dude!

03ozwhip
02-07-2013, 07:09 PM
just called them, they dont have 2 seaters :( that really sucks, was pretty stoked to take hi there. guess its macleod go karts for the next 8 years lol

rx7boi
02-07-2013, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by Nav13


It would be interesting to know how much the guys running the fastest times weight. It would also be cool if they kept track of which kart you were in, just to see if certain karts are consistently running the top times. I bet they are all consistent right now since they are all brand new. Curious though, is it confirmed that the fastest guys don't use the brakes on pro speed? These guys are gonna make a killing feeding off guys ego's.

JG (i think he is the fastest atm) is a pretty big dude. he can do 19 secs on pro speed, and 20 secs on race speed.

Fourplusone Jay looks like he weight 140 tops.

Watching those two go at it on pro speed is pretty entertaining.

danno
02-07-2013, 07:23 PM
Is the track getting more grip?

Go4Long
02-07-2013, 10:16 PM
I got down to a 21.2 on race speed, then did my Pro Speed test and got a 20.109.

Danno, I don't think there's a problem with the grip...

Nav13
02-07-2013, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by Heru-Farukon
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Choosing the kart was my exact same thought I had yesterday. But you can definitely tell which cars are losing their touch. But its mehh

And not sure about other pro speed racers, but I used the brakes for a bit when entering turn 2.

Shoot I meant the slower speed which is race speed, I edited my original post. I would imagine on the faster speed (pro speed) you would have to use the brakes a bit.

danno
02-07-2013, 10:40 PM
I would imagine the track is getting more rubber down is what I'm suggesting. I did see they have a cleaner that they use not sure how often. Might go down this weekend. Havnt been in a few weeks.

rx7boi
02-09-2013, 01:49 AM
Don't think I can go back to doing race speed after getting my pro speed. The faster acceleration was so amazing.

Cos
02-09-2013, 11:18 AM
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flipstah
02-09-2013, 07:59 PM
Best lap I got tonight was 21.8xx

I tried so hard to hit 21.630 again but it's getting harder! :banghead:

Also, there were some Beyonders when I was there; Darkane, Redlined_8000 to name a few.

Darkane
02-09-2013, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by flipstah
Best lap I got tonight was 21.8xx

I tried so hard to hit 21.630 again but it's getting harder! :banghead:

Also, there were some Beyonders when I was there; Darkane, Redlined_8000 to name a few.

Yes I thought I had recognized you from your fitness thread.

I did ok I suppose. First time ever

22.1. Damn 225 lbs of body mass!!

Redlined_8000
02-09-2013, 08:07 PM
I did 22.2 :(

How did you see us flipstah?

Darkane
02-09-2013, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by Redlined_8000
I did 22.2 :(

How did you see us flipstah?

He was watching you sleep last night.

flipstah
02-09-2013, 08:12 PM
Your names were announced lol.

ianmcc
02-10-2013, 04:35 AM
Was up there yesterday with a group-good thing we booked a time as it was pretty busy!
I haven't been on a kart in a loooong time and put down a very tentative 22.6.
Time to shed some body mass!

Graham_A_M
02-10-2013, 08:39 PM
I was there for the Ultimate GP tournament with 8 other people. Great times! My best was 22.1 (I saw Flipstah there, or at least his car. I couldn`t recognize him in person.)

Man, I`d love to do about 10 or so laps by myself to see what I can really do. Its great when you get Pole position and youre the first person out, that way you can really bust it. I ended up getting the Gold medal in our event. Im quite surprised over that since I had some really stiff competition.

I dont get how that rating system really works though, my buddy had a lower average lap time then I did all the races. He should have gotten gold with me getting silver. He was 0.100 faster then I was on average. :dunno:

It was funny seeing all the guys on other drop ins get the black flag. Some of the shit they were doing was absolutely retarded.

300zxfairlday
02-10-2013, 08:43 PM
5 races in. Gotten from 22.6 to 21.6 gotta go on a weekday

flipstah
02-10-2013, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by Graham_A_M
I was there for the Ultimate GP tournament with 8 other people. Great times! My best was 22.1 (I saw Flipstah there, or at least his car. I couldn`t recognize him in person.)

Man, I`d love to do about 10 or so laps by myself to see what I can really do. Its great when you get Pole position and youre the first person out, that way you can really bust it. I ended up getting the Gold medal in our event. Im quite surprised over that since I had some really stiff competition.

I dont get how that rating system really works though, my buddy had a lower average lap time then I did all the races. He should have gotten gold with me getting silver. He was 0.100 faster then I was on average. :dunno:

It was funny seeing all the guys on other drop ins get the black flag. Some of the shit they were doing was absolutely retarded.

It's not average but the best lap you've done. Consistency isn't the key and neither is passing people.

It's starting to rack up quick so I won't be going for a while haha. I'm half-way till pro speed though.

Darkane
02-11-2013, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by flipstah


It's not average but the best lap you've done. Consistency isn't the key and neither is passing people.

It's starting to rack up quick so I won't be going for a while haha. I'm half-way till pro speed though.

How do you get to pro-speed?

Wondering about that.

flipstah
02-11-2013, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by Darkane


How do you get to pro-speed?

Wondering about that.

Have to complete 12 races. So I've done 6/12 races, which is expensive lol.

Darkane
02-11-2013, 01:52 PM
Originally posted by flipstah


Have to complete 12 races. So I've done 6/12 races, which is expensive lol.

Ah I see. Alrighty looks like I need to buy a 10 race package!! lol.

Go4Long
02-11-2013, 02:10 PM
Originally posted by Darkane


Ah I see. Alrighty looks like I need to buy a 10 race package!! lol.

Totally worth it.

DENZILDON
02-12-2013, 08:45 AM
Might have to do this on my bday in March. It's been 9 years since I've been on a racing kart.

pheoxs
02-12-2013, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by Go4Long


Totally worth it.

I'm at ... 131 races ... :(

I just buy the 10 race packages and then got the free one in June for my birthday. Does Calgary do the elite deals like Edmonton? Monday/Tuesday its buy 2 get 1 free (3 race for 40$ basically)

Heru-Farukon
02-12-2013, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by pheoxs


I'm at ... 131 races ... :(

I just buy the 10 race packages and then got the free one in June for my birthday. Does Calgary do the elite deals like Edmonton? Monday/Tuesday its buy 2 get 1 free (3 race for 40$ basically)

Yeah they do. Wednesday are the 3 for 2 racEs deals

'93 SR-V
02-12-2013, 02:36 PM
When you guys go on the weekend how long do you find yourself waiting around for inbetween races to get back on the track? I was wanting to do a booking with some friends this weekend but i dont think enough of them can make it to fill the 10 spots for a private race. I just don't want to be waiting around all day to do 2 or 3 races.

Heru-Farukon
02-12-2013, 02:44 PM
Depending on what day you go. Cause this past sunday around 4ish, we waited a long time between races. After 7, it somewhat died down

pheoxs
02-12-2013, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by '93 SR-V
When you guys go on the weekend how long do you find yourself waiting around for inbetween races to get back on the track? I was wanting to do a booking with some friends this weekend but i dont think enough of them can make it to fill the 10 spots for a private race. I just don't want to be waiting around all day to do 2 or 3 races.

Go early as you can, its like a mall before noon it isn't bad after noon its nuts. Also book all your races at the counter first thing, don't do a race then go back and book another etc it takes forever.

flipstah
02-12-2013, 02:47 PM
Saturday afternoon 1-4PM; two races.

It was that busy.

pockett
02-12-2013, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by flipstah
Saturday afternoon 1-4PM; two races.

It was that busy.

You better not get the pro speed function before me!

Go4Long
02-12-2013, 05:22 PM
I'm going Friday night around 5:30. anyone want to join?

Cos
02-12-2013, 06:31 PM
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beyond_ban
02-13-2013, 11:37 AM
I went last night and managed to get a 21.720 as my best on my second race. I was butchering the final corner though so i think I could shave another couple hundredths of a second. Place is addicting! I wanna go back tonight haha

Go4Long
02-13-2013, 11:48 AM
Go friday so I have someone to go with...lol. My usual racing buddy has to go out of town for the weekend and I'm itching to race.

S-FLY
02-13-2013, 12:48 PM
Is it just me or are the karts getting slower? I can't seem to pull lap times like I was last week.

Go4Long
02-13-2013, 02:38 PM
It's you. Lol...In all honesty I found my times plateaued a bit...I hit 21.4 a few times, then was trying new things a bunch of times and was stuck at 21.6 for like 5 races...then boom...21.2

MGCM
02-13-2013, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by Go4Long
I'm going Friday night around 5:30. anyone want to join?

sure why not, i got 1 race left on my card, been lookin for a random day to drop down there again, i could zip over there after work, i might go tonight after work and grab more races friday too.


Beyond grid at speeders tonight? 7pm?

beyond_ban
02-13-2013, 05:04 PM
I would go Friday but I'm headed to fernie for the long weekend. I noticed the kart in my second race was chattering around all the high speed corners. Kart #19 was the one I got in my first race and it was fine, but kart #1 was awfully choppy.

S-FLY
02-13-2013, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by Go4Long
It's you. Lol...In all honesty I found my times plateaued a bit...I hit 21.4 a few times, then was trying new things a bunch of times and was stuck at 21.6 for like 5 races...then boom...21.2

You sure? Even the fastest guy in the top 100 (foudplusone jay) was running 1/2 second slower last night than his fastest time.

Go4Long
02-13-2013, 06:45 PM
Guess I'll find out tonight. lol.


Originally posted by MGCM
Beyond grid at speeders tonight? 7pm?

I'm in. Pretty easy to spot...6'4", 0 Gauge ears, and I'll have a black and grey AGV GP-Tech helmet.

MGCM
02-13-2013, 07:00 PM
i go for comfort lol sweats and a hoodie, i am likely the only one there with green converse all stars(shoes), nickname for speeders is "Midnightsky" im only in for 1 tonight. I dont have pro unlocked yet either, i hope to have that unlocked by summer.

Go4Long
02-13-2013, 07:06 PM
it's 3 for the price of 2 on Wednesdays. I'm gonna do three.

MGCM
02-13-2013, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by Go4Long
it's 3 for the price of 2 on Wednesdays. I'm gonna do three.

i be broke till friday or id do 3 too, im usin up the last one on my card, gotta fill up the card this friday again

Go4Long
02-13-2013, 09:04 PM
its not that the karts are slower. they changed the layout slightly to slow it down. Back straight is tighter, puts you slower into 3. 4 and 5 are a little different too.

S-FLY
02-14-2013, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by Go4Long
its not that the karts are slower. they changed the layout slightly to slow it down. Back straight is tighter, puts you slower into 3. 4 and 5 are a little different too.

Ahh, okay, I thought I was going crazy. Thanks.

Go4Long
02-15-2013, 04:07 PM
Anyone going tonight?

MGCM
02-15-2013, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by Go4Long
Anyone going tonight?

i gotta bail on tonight, my intake arrived, werkin on the car tonight now, probably HID kit and intake install tonight

mboldt
02-20-2013, 12:31 PM
Been spending too much on my car to afford to keep doing this haha

Twin_Cam_Turbo
02-20-2013, 08:12 PM
Went again tonight and got down to 21.413 on regular speed.

Twin_Cam_Turbo
02-20-2013, 08:12 PM
Went again tonight and got down to 21.413 on regular speed.

danno
02-20-2013, 08:35 PM
I'm sitting at 21.423 I think. Next time it's pro speed.

cjblair
02-21-2013, 08:42 AM
Went last night as well, finally got my pro speed and ran a 20.615 (i think..?) on my first race. Holy crap pro speed was awesome. It's a whole new experience.

xnvy
02-21-2013, 11:55 AM
Went for the first time yesterday. Ran a 22.017 on my second race. Probably was going to hit the 21's on the next lap but lost it on the corner leading onto the back straight.

Heru-Farukon
02-21-2013, 11:57 AM
When were you there?!?I was there around 730ish
Ran reverse in race and pro first time last night. And HOLY was that ever fun.

Too bad my times sucked race 21.5xx and pro 20.3xx

Go4Long
02-21-2013, 12:02 PM
I was in that last pro reverse race... Lol, 6 people in the 19s.

Heru-Farukon
02-21-2013, 12:08 PM
Yeahhhh....I was last place LOL

cjblair
02-21-2013, 12:47 PM
What's this about a reverse race? Like you guys got to run the track backwards?

Heru-Farukon
02-21-2013, 12:48 PM
Yupp

MGCM
02-21-2013, 01:53 PM
can u request a reverse race or is it random? only pro speed?

Heru-Farukon
02-21-2013, 01:55 PM
Not sure. Most of us that ran were regulars.
And no, its available on both

xnvy
02-21-2013, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by Heru-Farukon
When were you there?!?I was there around 730ish
Ran reverse in race and pro first time last night. And HOLY was that ever fun.

Too bad my times sucked race 21.5xx and pro 20.3xx I was there from 1-3. I tried all sorts of lines through that final right hander leading out onto the straight, cannot take that f***ing corner properly. :banghead:
Guess I gotta go to the SF and buy some tunes ;)

MGCM
02-21-2013, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by Heru-Farukon
Not sure. Most of us that ran were regulars.
And no, its available on both

u should shoot me a txt next time u go

Go4Long
02-21-2013, 04:50 PM
I'm going again tonight. I have a bunch of races in my card still and apparently Thursdays are dead there. I'm determined to get in to 19s forwards.

Twin_Cam_Turbo
02-21-2013, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by Go4Long
I'm going again tonight. I have a bunch of races in my card still and apparently Thursdays are dead there. I'm determined to get in to 19s forwards.

You were there last night when I was there, I look like a n00b without my own helmet, you regular guys would kick my ass.

Go4Long
02-21-2013, 05:11 PM
Haha...I'm nothing like PandaKing and all them that pretty much live there from the looks of it...I overheard that FourplusoneJay just did his 100th race...I'm at like 25 I think? my RPM rank is till in the high 100s.

I want to bring my camera one night and get some pictures. Also, love the idea of a blue tooth audio system in the helmet...I might have to just wear my ipod under my helmet...

A bunch of the people with their own helmets ride too, so it's not like I own a helmet just for Go Karting...that would be weird.

cjblair
02-21-2013, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by Go4Long

A bunch of the people with their own helmets ride too, so it's not like I own a helmet just for Go Karting...that would be weird.

Haha I can see it now. All the calgary douchebags going and spending $1k on Shoei and AGV lids, solely meant for use at Speeders.

I don't have a street helmet anymore, but I saw a couple people last night with dirt helmets and goggles. I think I'm gonna bring mine next time so I don't have to deal with those lame head socks.