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Hot Rods Let's Take a Ride, Dad...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,276


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    Let's Take a Ride, Dad...


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  2. AMEN! Sounds like the sort of thing we all need to do. My kids have been prompting me more lately as well. And, although I am still going to work most days, I have lots of those video conference meetings lately that drive me nuts. Thanks for sharing the story!
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2020
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  3. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,355


    Perfect! These are the moments that we live for. They ain't little for long.
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  5. agshelby
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 488


    We did the same thing this weekend. I do typically work from home, but I get out daily for lunch, the gym, coffee, beers, etc. The total lockdown of staying at home has been very depressing for my wife who had to shutter her practice 2 weeks ago.

    So we went for a slow 100 mile loop through the lower Texas hill country. I made a point of taking roads that I never had seen before and stopping to take at a look at anything that caught my eye. It ended up being a great day and was a welcome relief from being locked away. I plan on doing a similar trip each Sunday as long as they let us out.

    We are maintaining social distancing - absolutely no contact with any other persons while out.

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  6. junquewerkz
    Joined: Mar 16, 2002
    Posts: 86

    from NorCal

    My boys and I went out for some roadster therapy this weekend, too. Just bombing around our neighborhood and nearby commercial district, but it was great to feel the wind in our hair.

    An unexpected benefit of people staying close to home were our “cheering sections” - people on their porches and in their front yards - as we roared down the street with wide grins on our faces
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  7. tractorguy
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
    Posts: 629


    Beautiful.......the roadster and..... Texas Hill Country !!
  8. tractorguy
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
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  9. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,463


    My 12 year old son and I started pulling wiring from the T in preparation for a total rewire today! 20200331_145708.jpg
  10. I drove my 34, 6 miles to my son's house where it will stay 'till I get some remodeling done on my house. My garage is now a staging area. Man! That drive felt good!
  11. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,900


    I'll be tossing him the keys soon to this one
    He drove this however it didn't end well, both he and the car survived:p
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  12. georgeg
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 185

    from Il

  13. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,552


    Sounds like a fantastic day. You got it right though, it is all about keeping space and not being around others that aren't in your immediate household.
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  14. chiro
    Joined: Jun 23, 2008
    Posts: 822


    Been getting a lot of seat time in mine. Had one of my boys out, then the voltage regulator took a crap. Luckily, I made it home. Damn Chinese regulator was only 5 years old. Waiting for a new one. Hopefully it will be in tomorrow. Gonna be nice enough out to drive it then too!
  15. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 415


    Great post it. Get'n in the 52 & cruis'n the back roads is the best form of "social distancing". Wish my grandkids were here. Thanks Mr. Moderator !
  16. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,463


    Thing is, Maryland just got a "shelter-in-place order that restricts driving anywhere that isn't a necessity. Does this mean I can't just drive for pleasure? That I have to be doing a necessary errand? The wording is unclear...

    I am also assuming that I can't use my boat either, even though you can't be more socially distant than being out on a boat...
  17. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,275

    Gary Addcox

    You DID leave the keys with him, didn't you ?
  18. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,275

    Gary Addcox

    I looked it up and cruising in the beloved rod falls under
    "essential necessity". I'm positive DJT said just that in his daily conference today ! He said we have to prevent going bananas while fighting this disease, so there you are !

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