Yesterday we took some clients for an outing at a local Go Kart track about 10 minutes from our office. We arrived at noon and had the entire place to ourselves. We ate lunch (with food we brought in from Costco), got a quick rundown of the rules and then spent about 1 1/2 hours racing.
There were 12 people total and everyone did 5 races each with 5 or 6 people taking part in each race. Each race consisted of a different grouping of people so everyone got to race each other at some point.
I was not very good. I kept slowing down too much going around the turns for fear of spinning out however, by my last two races I had improved and gotten a lot more comfortable going fast. I was always 4th out of 5 or 6 people up until my last race where I came in 3rd. When all the times were added up I ended up being 9th out of 12. So like I said, I was not very good. However, I wasn't ever in last place either so I will take that.
We had a great time and it was definitely a nice way to kill about 4 hours during the work day. I even joked that I wanted to have my next birthday party there.
Part of the track.
Everyone had to wear these gorgeous race suits. Sexy huh?
Let's not forget the helmets. According to a couple people on Facebook and Instagram I look like Danica Patrick. I guess that's a compliment?
Three of my coworkers won the top three spots out of the group. Apparently I work with a bunch of speed demons.