Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cold Day 1 and 2

This morning I woke up to 4" (10.2 cm) of snow on the ground. There is also more snow in the forecast, but at least it is a little warmer outside 22F (-5.6C) and the wind has died down.

I thought I would do a couple of drawings of the scenery as I looked out my kitchen window at the infield of the track.

By the entryway to the track by the barn, there are a couple of young maple trees on the bank which rises above the last turn.

It is here where the track is at its lowest level in between both sides of the land.

As you head into the first turn everything levels out and is almost even with the ground as you head into the backstretch.

Cold Day 1

Partway along the backstretch the track becomes higher than the ground and by the time you are at the second turn the infield side it is about 8' (2.4m) higher and on the roadside there is a 40' (12.2m) drop.

Midway between the second and third turn the track levels out again and after the third turn the track once again becomes higher than the land on either side, although nowhere near as much as on the backside of the track.

On the driveway side it is about 6' (1.8m) and on the infield side it is less than 2' (.6m) before it levels out in front of the house.

Cold Day 2

Just past the sentimental light the track starts to once again be lower than the banks on either side heading into the fourth turn.