More than once since I have known my wife she has given me a look as if to say, I can’t believe I know someone as geeky as you. (Ok, maybe it’s been too many times to count.) Last week I was able to get comic books into my blog, I’m pretty sure I have mentioned video games, and even building computers. While I don’t consider myself as big of a geek as some of my friends are, the fact is I am a geek.
I am ok with this and I am sure once my daughter is at the right age she will not be ok with it. The fact is that technology, and engineering catch my interest. I can read a tech manual for my motorcycle a lot faster and with more enjoyment than I can any fictional novel. This is also one of the many reasons I became an engineer.
This is yet another reason why I enjoy my job here at EXAIR so much, I’m constantly learning from our customers how their products and processes are done so that I can help them better their process. This always intrigues me because not only are the customers learning from me how to implement the EXAIR product lines but at the same time I am learning new processes and how things are made so that I can then help other customers in the future with similar applications.
It’s an infinite loop of learning for me here at EXAIR.
Even though we didn’t get much snow this past Winter the road courses are just now starting to open up here in the Ohio area. As soon as I get home from work I will be kissing my daughter and wife goodbye for the weekend and heading towards a small town in Indiana called Greencastle. There’s not much there and the only two things close are Depauw University and Putnam Park Road Course. I know I have blogged about track days many times but with this much anticipation for the first track day of the year, I can’t help but bring it back again.
Two good friends of mine and myself have spent the last week prepping out bikes for the track day. The main difference this time is I will have a different bike at the track. It’s not mine unless I wreck it and it’s quite a bit different from my SV. So of course I have went through it as best I can and think I’m ready.
All I know is I am ready to get some footage similar to what is shown below.
This track day is of course going to be interesting and a learning experience. Much like I went through when I first started here at EXAIR and began to learn about our full selection of products. You see as an Application Engineer here at EXAIR I not only need to know if we sell something but I need to know how it works, why it works, and what kind of applications it can work in. So this weekend I will be learning something new much like I still am here at EXAIR.
We’re constantly coming up with or hearing about new applications for our products. If you have one and would like to share or need help with an application just let us know.