Alternative activities: Miyagi Raceway

I’m a regular reader of Inara Pey’s “Living in a modemworld” blog and I often use it to find new sims and worlds in Second Life. This time her blog leaded me to Miyagi Raceway.  Miyagi is an Japanese sim. And to be honest the Japanese characters can be quite confusing. I first went to Miyagi Racing alone and roamed through the Japanese surrouding. Although this is a strange world for me, it was fun exploring. I recommend to read Inara’s blog post about it to find out more about the sim (https://modemworld.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/meandering-through-miyagi/). During my first visit I climbed up the mountain to find the bungee jumping that was mentioned in Inara’s post. I was on the top of the montain as Jenny came inworld and so I stopped exploring. A few days later I returned together with Jenny. We entered a balloon and had a nice overview over the sim.

Exploring Miyagi Raceway from above

Exploring Miyagi Raceway from above

Then we went to the bungee jumping. Ok, it’s SL and thus it doesn’t provide the kick, that i should provide in RL and I never dared trying it in reality. Nonetheless it was fun. Even more fun was trying the Paragliding. We both did it and it is not as easy as it looks. The glider isn’t easy to steer and both of us landed quite hard several times.

Paragliding at Miyagi Raceway (1)

Paragliding at Miyagi Raceway (1)

Paragliding in Miyagi Raceway (2)

Paragliding at Miyagi Raceway (2)

Today I returned a 3rd time to find out about the raceways. Right from the landing point you can teleport to raceways that are up in the sky. Again, I was confused about the Japanese characters and had some problems to find out how to get a racecar and how to rezz it. But I managed that part successfully.

Diomita getting into her new racecar at Miyagie Raceway

Diomita getting into her new racecar at Miyagi Raceway

Driving the car was easy and intuitive. I drove the car around the curcuit several times and got quicker and quicker. For sure, I’m far from the speed record, but for a first try, I was really satisfied with my performance: “Speaker Ver3.0 shouts: Diomita Maurer T-962 STARTS!! Speaker Ver3.0 shouts: Diomita Maurer T-962 finished this lap in 41.465sec. *** Personal Best Lap *** Speaker Ver3.0 shouts: Diomita Maurer T-962 finished this lap in 39.337sec. *** Personal Best Lap *** Speaker Ver3.0 shouts: Diomita Maurer T-962 finished this lap in 36.933sec. *** Personal Best Lap *** Speaker Ver3.0 shouts: Diomita Maurer T-962 finished this lap in 34.655sec. *** Personal Best Lap *** Speaker Ver3.0 shouts: Diomita Maurer T-962 finished this lap in 30.647sec. *** Personal Best Lap ***”

Diomita speeding

Diomita speeding

I will return to this place for sure. It must be real fun to race against eachother here. So if you’re into car racing, you shouldn’t miss Miyagi Racing. And during the time I was here there was no lag at all! I began the post talking about the bungee jumping but still there is not picture about it. And as I missed taking a picture of it during my first 2 visits, I took some shots today….

Diomita preparing for her bungee jump

Diomita preparing for her bungee jump

YAY !!

YAY !!

Miyagi Raceway is a great palce for some alternative fun and provides entertainment for hours. Here’s the URL to get to it: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Miyagi/128/128/48

Please enjoy!