JDAK's Jaunt by SLO_HotShoe posted
I see it, having your name displayed prominently on a track is
considered quite an honor. Of course, it certainly helps
if it's a goodtrack lol, but nevertheless, the
gesture is what truly matters. SLO_HotShoe's
newest release bears the name of one of the guys who started
Team SLO - SLO_JDAK.
He doesn't make websites, tracks, or trucks (some days he can't
even drive the one he has lol), but I'll tell you what, for
someone who's seemingly in the background, JDAK's
commitment, dedication, and unrivaled sense of teamwork and
support epitomizes what we're all about.
I gotta tell this story, and I'll keep it short lol. When
it was just the four of us - N8,
and myself, JDAK was without
question the undisputed king of the tracks. I mean, if you
beat JDAK on anything, that
was a hallmark day; you could go to bed that night feeling proud
because everything was now right with the world lolol. I'm
not kidding, I can't count how many times N8
& I would be gunnin for the guy, only to come up short in
the end, especially on one of his favorite tracks: Twislosi's
MotoX. Then after he'd leave for the night, we
would compare notes, saying stuff like "Man...did you
see what that maniac did at that one turn? I didn't think
that was possible, but if he hadn't of done this and that, and
if I had only been a little better here and there...I coulda
beat that sucker!" lolol.
shared some great times, and call me a sentimental fool, but
I'll never forget 'em. JDAK,
this one's for you, bud - for all that you've meant to this team
over the years. Shoe,
definitely a classy gesture on your part, which is indicative of
your unmatched benevolence...and your tracks aren't too bad
Short Track List Update! posted
has updated SBM Speedway(texture repairs, adjusted checkpoint collision properties,
inserted a picture of my truck, etc.), so if you have our Short
Track List, all you need do is download the track,
overwrite the old version, and you're all set. There's no
need to re-download the .ini or make changes to it.
Pretty clever of him to ensure that the pod name remained the
same, eh? Well...actually it's not lol, but anyway, if you
don't have this list and you're planning to download it in the
near future, the new version is already included, so no worries.
posting this to let the entire world know that today is NIRc_uLtRaMaX_'s
birthday. Yahoo. Hurray. Whoopee. Big
freakin deal. I believe he's 10...or at least that's how
old he acts lol. Anyway, if you see this guy around the
Zone, and you feel like acknowledging his birthday because you
have absolutely nothing better to do with your time...go for it
by a suggestion from Nd4spCharles,
a relative newcomer to the field of track making (and definitely
one to watch), SLO now has a new track list
consisting of tracks with 1-minute laps or less. It's
tailor-made for newcomers as these types of tracks are
relatively easy to learn, but this list also promises to be the
source of some fiercely contested races as competitors battle
it out to position themselves for the win. Patience isn't necessarily
a virtue on tracks this short lol. You'd
better figure out what you need to do in a hurry and just go for
aptly named, "Short Track
List", and features 58 superb tracks. Trust
me, you'll want to get this list, folks. There's no doubt
in my mind it'll be pretty popular throughout the Zone in no
time at all. Oh, and allow me to plug my man Charles
by saying it features both of his new releases:
"Shepherd of the Hills"
& "Apache Wells".
Both are outstanding pieces of work, as you'll find out once you
download this list!
for the recommendation, Charles,
and we'll see ya on the tracks, bud!!
again Rep Fan has come
thru for us, and in a big way. This time around he put together
a mean, lean, racing
machine for one of our newest members - ICDOAN
(commonly referred to as "Hey you!" around SLO
HQ). I just uploaded it to our SLO_RIDERS
page, so I haven't had a chance to road test that bad-boy, but I
will tonight since I have a few tracks to run for our Hall
- thanks once again, bud. Man...we've made tracks for you,
praised your name countless times here on our N&U, sent you
money, tickets to concerts, and coupons for your favorite
elixir. Heck, the only other thing I can think to do for
ya is to send you this soon to be framed & autographed
16" x 20" (41cm x 51cm) Glamour Shot of JDAK.
We just finished teaching him how to spell his name (again), so it's a
pretty special gift lol. I know, I know - it's probably
too much, but hey, that's just the kind of team we are; generous
with a capital "G". If there's anything else we
can do for ya, just say the word, and we'll look into it...if
we're not busy with other matters, that is (like sleeping,
eating, or watching tv). LOL thanks again, RF!!!
all of the other updates that's taken place on our site of late,
the most dramatic change can be found on our HoF
broke out a can of interior latex paint and tailored it to the
site's color scheme. He tweaked a few other minor things
here & there as well, culminating in improved navigation and
an overall more accurate page. At any rate, it's not quite
done yet; we still have a few things left to do, which will take
place over the next few weeks. Check back from
time-to-time to see how it's coming along, and of course, check
out the lap times on your favorite tracks. If there's a
replay available you'll be able to see for yourself how the
record holder achieved those incredibly fast times!
Track List Updates & More posted
track lists went up today: RIP's APL
and the Ready-2-ROX lists.
The ini zips and printable garage sets are in place as
well. The remaining updates consists of adding new tracks
to our Misc track page, and
redoing the forum navbar now that we've got the kinks worked out
in there. That should be it for a while...I hope.
Checkout the new pic of PaPa
on our profile page. I
always wondered why some people called him "MacDaddy
P.", lol. Now I know!
entire Adoob list will be
available on our server as of tonight. Prior to today, the
zip only contained tracks that didn't exist in one of our other
track lists, however, given the increase in popularity, it's
pretty much a no-brainer to fork up the space and house the
whole sh-bang. More track list news forthcoming...