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Old 09-03-2008, 07:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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IMHO, some reasonable amount of fuel can always be used to make life more meaningful and worth living. One should treat one's in-laws well.
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I never joy ride.
i do go kayaking and i need my truck for that but that is my limit. (since i dont live on a big enough pond/lake)
I think it would be better to just go biking or kayaking if you want to cruise around.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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basically, my bronco gets me past where all the drunks have torn up the land. to see the best country, you have to go farther than a 30 pack of bud light will take a couple rednecks.

but once your there, its amazing. i'd hike for a couple hours. you never know what you will find in the hills of arkansas. remains of log cabins, old stone fences, caves...........

wow, never thought i'd get inspiration to work on my old truck here. sure its old, but its only got a 2.8 v-6, and i dont drive it over 50.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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We use the bikes a lot more for ad-hoc trips. Folks are always surprised to see us so far from home on bikes
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Would dragracing be a joyride? GUILTY!

Dad coaching and my daughter driving last weekend... it doesn't get much better than that in my mind
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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i do joyride still. Most of the time it's just 1/2 mi no throttle down the street and back at work when i sneak out for a smoke break.Every now and then I still get the urge to just keep going past home. Get like 10mi's away, and take a different route back. I find driving clears my head. Always has
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:05 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I burnt two tanks on a combined vacation/exploration of my new province last year, but managed to car-pool to do the same this year. Apart from that, I only drive when a scheduled event triggers all my deferred errands. I'm currently making a tow rig to retrieve parts cars with one the same size, to save gas. I used to love driving, but I find that a bicycle is even better for recreation.
There is no excuse for a land vehicle to weigh more than its average payload.
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:20 AM   #18 (permalink)
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yes, i got out drive around the nearest towns for the sake of being out.
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I used to just get out and drive in my old Ford to calm myself down, unwind, or just for the panic-induced thrill of trying to get that waterbed of a car around the corners of twisty country roads. Now I drive my SC1 the long way home because its such a fun little car. Manual transmission and a good stereo. I'm a simple man to keep happy.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:49 AM   #20 (permalink)
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if it wasn't for the length of my "unnecessary" trips, I wouldn't even bother trying to improve fuel efficiency (or even own a 4x4)

We all waste.

Most breeding is unnecessary and wastes (literally) lifetimes worth of resources. A drive around a lake is nothing compared to that.

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