I enjoy a bit of cone dodging Autocrossing and attempt the odd Rallycross now and again, but lately, however hard I try to ignore it, I have sizeably large pangs of guilt. My WRX is not exactly spewing out dandilions and roses from its tail pipe.
But what the hell ? am I supposed to completely give up something I like to do because I’m contributing to killing this planet ?
Many would say yes, and even I am leaning that way.
Can I afford right now to convert to Ethanol ? No. (Do I think its even feasble ? probably not)
Can I afford to build my own electric car at the moment ? No.
(and even if I did, it wouldn’t be fast enough, I’m not made of money)
If I want to placate my need for speed should I just do it on my commute home ? No. Not a great idea.
I am stuck with two diametrically opposed memes. One for conservation and green ideas, and the other one wants to
put the hammer home and strip of chunks off my tires. Fun vs Economy; its an age old quandry.
There are only enough resources at hand to do one thing well, and not enough time or resources to combine the two loves; speed and green.
Any advice on battling my demons would be welcome, right now I’m just trying to grow trees to soak up my carbon emissions 😦