I had a blast after work today at Champs Karting in Redmond. I’ve ridden go-karts before, but this was totally different. These are fast little electric karts (45 mph) on an indoor track with multiple hairpin corners. Because they have motors and not engines, they are really quick to accelerate.

I think I took 5 or 6 runs around the track, and I kept getting better each time. The real trick is to take the corners without losing momentum. Generally I entered them too fast, skidded through, and scrubbed off most of my speed in the process.

The only dissapointing thing was that some cars were faster than others. You pretty much had to get car 13 if you wanted to run a 19-second lap.


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