Thursday, November 28, 2013

Christmas Gift Exchange

Elliot says, "Be sure to check the Christmas gift exchange matrix at the bottom of this blog post."



Too much Thanksgiving 

More Thanksgiving 

Luxury Thanksgiving 



Elliot's hat was used for the Christmas drawing, all complaints must be directed at him.

This ChristmasChristophergives toJoel
This ChristmasChristinegives toNoah
This ChristmasNoahgives toPaul
This ChristmasKategives toChristine
This ChristmasPhilipgives toKate
This ChristmasRachelgives toCyndy
This ChristmasJoelgives toRachel
This ChristmasPaulgives toChristopher
This ChristmasCyndygives toPhilip

Monday, November 25, 2013

Old Cyndy photo of Colonie Shale Trails in October

Someone decorated it, she liked that

NYC Transit Museum

Whee, we walked there and back


Museum Platform

Christmas Spectacular

Grand Central Cupcake and Palisades

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nemith Nissan has sold the Nissan franchise to HUUUUUGGE. The dealership will be moved to the old Smith Pontiac building next door. The new place will be open this Saturday.

Monday, November 18, 2013

IMSA test days

both st@rworks trucks headed north to Daytona on my way to work this am

Friday, November 15, 2013

Happy birthday Cameron!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Happy birthday Rachel!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

5 Months Old!

Silas is 5 months old now! Wow, it has gone by so fast. He is finally over his ear infection and cold. Philip is still on the mend.
Backyard chickens: the pet that can make you breakfast.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Somebody is 5 months old today!

Monday, November 04, 2013

DP-LMP2 Balance of Performance Issues

I just got caught up with last week's Midweek Motorsports show on which there was lengthy discussion on the draft TUSC rules and the challenges to both the organizers and the teams of reconciling the performance gap between the Daytona Prototypes and ALMS LMP2 and the uncertainties that the teams have in their choice of car for 2014. The commentators presented this situation as the only alternative to just taking 2014 off for the series to do testing and returning in 2015 with obvious negative consequences of shutting down the series for a year.

I think there is another alternative that may have been discussed in the past but could still allow teams and organizers to test and learn while racing in 2014 while not getting stuck with racing a chassis that will never be able to win a race: keep LMP2 and DP as separate categories for 2014 with an aim to merge them (or do something entirely different) in 2015. LMP2 would remain ACO compliant and teams that have these chassis already, could continue to run them. The current DP teams would incorporate many of the new rules to improve performance, but would remain as a separate class. This would allow real world testing of the rule changes, while not forcing the current DP teams to either switch to LMP2 or compete against LMP2 with a slower car, at least for a season. Then, in 2015 everyone--organizers and teams--can make a more informed decision about the best way forward for LMP2 and DP.

It seems to me that, either way, DP will be phased out over the next few years, unless there is a separate class or series created for it because a DP just isn't an LMP2.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Happy birthday to Grandmother Steates!

Saturday, November 02, 2013