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chuckv97 - Posted - 02/08/2016:  06:20:49


I don't think I've slept in a tent in 25 years. Gettin' soft, I guess.

OM45GE - Posted - 02/08/2016:  07:15:29


My best friend and music partner hosts a big gathering every Labor Day. My son and I sometime tent, but it's not really roughing it - we're only 100 feet or so from the house.

dat - Posted - 02/08/2016:  07:16:19


a tent isn't bad as ling as you have a cot, that way you do have some padding and getting out of bed is easier than getting off the ground

OM45GE - Posted - 02/08/2016:  07:19:54


We have air mattresses and where we usually pitch the tent the ground is covered in thick moss so it's pretty comfortable.

dmiller - Posted - 02/08/2016:  09:43:29


I hear you about the cot.  The last time I camped out in a tent was at the MBOTMA Festival, back in 2004 or so.  I used a foam pad under the sleeping bag for insulation, but trying to get up from the ground was hard to do.  It helps to sleep on that cot to swing your legs over to the ground to help with getting up out of the sleeping bag. 

OM45GE - Posted - 02/08/2016:  09:49:05


Sort of like "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up!"



 

dat - Posted - 02/08/2016:  09:56:19


I know they've come a long way with air mattresses, but I still have memories of waking up in the middle of the night with my back and bottom on the ground and my feet and head up in the air with the mattress about 3/4 flat

DeanT - Posted - 02/08/2016:  10:01:21


I went camping once. Too cold, too hot, no shower, dirt, bugs and critters, no bathroom, etc... I decided I was making house payments for a reason, and I would never spend another night of my life not getting my money's worth. 

OM45GE - Posted - 02/08/2016:  13:26:50


I pretty much agree Dean. On the other hand, by camping you can get to some pretty incredible places that you might not otherwise see.

dat - Posted - 02/08/2016:  14:06:01


we stay at a hotel or cabins in some places when we go, (not often) seems like if we stay in a hotel we don't get out and explore near as much as if we camp

chuckv97 - Posted - 02/08/2016:  15:02:36


A bunch of us went winter camping once, but got so smashed on rye we didn't (or couldn't) drive the pegs into the frozen ground or even set up the poles, so we just went to sleep (read "passed out") under the flat tent canvas.

dat - Posted - 02/08/2016:  15:12:25


many hunting trips I slept in a sleeping bag under a tarp under the tailgate of the truck

DeanT - Posted - 02/08/2016:  15:43:56


I'm kind of the same way with football and baseball. I've been to several pro games, and couldn't believe how much it sucked. And if you wanted to see anything , you watched it on the Jumbotron. My TV works a lot better, a lot clearer, a lot cheaper, and the bathroom is closer, and the snacks are cheaper. 

OM45GE - Posted - 02/08/2016:  17:32:16


I like to go to Red Sox games at Fenway. Only problem is how much it costs. Saturday my spouse unit and I went to a Bruins game as guest of someone she does business with. They had a luxury box with a really good buffet, open bar, two clean bathrooms and comfy seats. It was a really good time. It only cost our host $25,000 for 40 people (yes, twenty five thousand dollars!).

chuckv97 - Posted - 02/08/2016:  18:59:57


I went to Coyotes/Blackhawks game in Phoenix last Thursday. Cheapest seats were listed at $80,, stubhub got me one for $60. And that's for nosebleed seats. I ended up in the standing room area with some of the locals- more fun. Oh yeah - a hot dog and small Pepsi cost me $11.40. 


Edited by - chuckv97 on 02/08/2016 19:01:09

OM45GE - Posted - 02/09/2016:  03:48:02


One of my nephews is friends with one of the H R Block tax prep family. They have great seasons tickets at Fenway a few rows behind the Red Sox dugout. I'm able to get them from time to time at face value ($125). If they sell them on line they can get at least $500 for them. Crazy. 

dat - Posted - 02/09/2016:  05:47:29


Astro's tickets range from 5 bucks to what ever outrageous price you want to pay, you can get some good seats pretty cheap, 20 to 30 bucks, then a hotdog is $8, a coke is $8, a 24 oz beer is $10, nachos are $10, then anything else to eat gets more expensive, you take a family of 4 to the game it costs 2 hundred bucks quick

DeanT - Posted - 02/09/2016:  06:44:39


I'll take my flat screen any day, and it doesn't cost anything to park my car in my garage. I would like to go to a Nascar race someday though

dat - Posted - 02/09/2016:  06:48:32


we went to the top fuel drag boat races last year, now that was actually fun, parking was 2 bucks, tickets were 20, and food and drinks were cheap, well a dollar a coke.   I might go back to that

OM45GE - Posted - 02/09/2016:  10:10:30


I love going to Formula One races. That's hideously expensive but I save my pennies and go every few years. Last one I went to was in 2007 so I'm due.

DeanT - Posted - 02/09/2016:  15:34:55


we have a local drag strip, that's always a BLAST! 

OM45GE - Posted - 02/09/2016:  15:49:39


We've got one about 20 miles from here. I haven't been in years but it sure was a blast. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 02/09/2016:  17:43:17


We used to go to Merritville Speedway ,a quarter mile dirt oval near my hometown. They'd get stock cars from all over S. Ontario and western New York State - races every Saturday evening, with occasional demo derbies. Lots of fun.

chuckv97 - Posted - 02/09/2016:  18:02:45


No. 8 driven by Fred Hurst, a neighbour of my sister and bro-in-law


Edited by - chuckv97 on 02/09/2016 18:07:12

DeanT - Posted - 02/09/2016:  18:16:12


LOVE the local tracks... you go deaf and feel the vibrations and smell the rubber and fuel

OM45GE - Posted - 02/10/2016:  03:44:57


It's a great show fore sure. 

DeanT - Posted - 02/10/2016:  04:56:48


especially when you know some of the drivrers

dat - Posted - 02/10/2016:  14:37:27


whew, we used to drink a lot of beer at the dirt track, drivers would too,  they have tightened up pretty good on that though

DeanT - Posted - 02/10/2016:  16:08:06


I liked to sneak bottles of Vodka or other booze into places. I was never much of a beer drinker, by the time you were lit, you had to pee every 10 minutes... 

dmiller - Posted - 02/10/2016:  21:33:52


Once a year every year there is a legal (city sanctioned) street drag race here in town. I think it's the only one in the entire country (period), which is a surprise (to me) given how many liberal/ whining/ greenie/ red-diaper-doper-babies there are that live in the area who are always worried about polluting "Mother" Earth and hate these "evil machines" for causing all the "glow-bull warming" crap.

 

I do like to watch the races, but I never understood the fascination with the "burn out".  Why ruin your tires, or make so much smoke you have to hold your breath and not breath it in because its harmful?  Aah - who cares?  Different strokes for different folks.  cool

  

Here are a few videos of our races up here.  The hillside you see behind the racers is the western part of Duluth (downtown is to the right of the screen and not in view), and  the bridge you see them racing towards leads over the St. Louis River and into Superior Wisconsin.  That bridge is used heavily on Sundays by folks who forgot to get enough beer for the game on TV.  Alcohol sales (on Sunday) is still illegal here in Mn, but not in Wisconsin.  I've used that bridge (on Sundays) more than once myself.  approve  Here are a few videos of our local drag races that I picked out for you to watch if you want to.  



One of "my guys" at the group home wanted to go to watch, but he's in a wheelchair and I have to push him wherever we go (which I don't mind) - - but in crowds like this its dang near impossible to get through all the bodies there so he could get up front to see it all.  We watched the event a bit from that hillside you see in the background, and after a little while I suggested going to Dairy Queen for ice cream.  He forgot about the races immediately.  I guess some things are important than races, eh?  big    

 





 





 





 





 


Edited by - dmiller on 02/10/2016 21:48:46

OM45GE - Posted - 02/11/2016:  03:38:24


The burnout is supposed to both lay down a layer of rubber and heat up the tires to improve grip for a better launch. 

DeanT - Posted - 02/11/2016:  04:46:21


I'd take the SS over Ice cream!

dat - Posted - 02/11/2016:  06:25:28


quote:

Originally posted by OM45GE

 

The burnout is supposed to both lay down a layer of rubber and heat up the tires to improve grip for a better launch. 







yep, makes them "sticky" for good traction



 




DeanT - Posted - 02/11/2016:  14:48:01


I like nascar victory burnouts!

OM45GE - Posted - 02/11/2016:  15:34:28


They look like fun. 

DeanT - Posted - 02/11/2016:  16:05:38


I like it when they go to blow-out!

chuckv97 - Posted - 02/11/2016:  17:00:32


Hooo...smell that smel!!

OM45GE - Posted - 02/12/2016:  03:27:28


Personally I prefer to keep the rubber on the tires but it does look like fun. 

dat - Posted - 02/12/2016:  05:49:43


the tires are pretty well used up by the end of the race anyway, as log as they aren't any good, it makes a good show for the crowd

DeanT - Posted - 02/12/2016:  06:01:59


I never hot rodded my cars because I couldn't afford to fix them

chuckv97 - Posted - 02/12/2016:  06:34:25


I once bought a '64 Chevy station wagon cheap from a guy who used to race it in the ice races on frozen lakes in northern Ontario. Had a 283 - it wouldn't die- but it was "fill up the oil and check the gas".

dat - Posted - 02/12/2016:  07:31:05


that little 283 was a good motor, a buddy of mine had a 67 nova with a 283, it went through all his years of high school without an oil change and is still running today

DeanT - Posted - 02/12/2016:  09:19:59


I had a 283 in my 52 Chevy 3600 pick-up. One of two restorations I did. My biggest mistake in life was selling that truck.

dat - Posted - 02/12/2016:  10:56:22


the fastest I've ever been in a car was a 64 1/2 mustang with a 289, the front end of those gets pretty light at around 115 to 120, almost like the steering wheel doesn't do anything but give you something to hang on to, and a good vinyl seat to hold the suction helps too

chuckv97 - Posted - 02/12/2016:  11:19:12


If remember hearing about these '59 Chevys - that if you went too fast the rear end would lift and start fishtailing because of the fins

DeanT - Posted - 02/12/2016:  11:47:10


we were young in the best of times for cars. Today they all look alike. 

OM45GE - Posted - 02/12/2016:  14:39:57


I had a 1966 Shelby GT350. Hi Po 289, GT 40 heads crazy fast. And yes, the front end got real light around 120 mph. 

DeanT - Posted - 02/13/2016:  07:05:11


I had VW bug in high school...

OM45GE - Posted - 02/13/2016:  10:04:31


I did too. I traded a BSA motorcycle for the bug.  I liked the VW. I traded it for a 1967 Mustang six cylinder.


Edited by - OM45GE on 02/13/2016 10:05:24

chuckv97 - Posted - 02/13/2016:  10:51:19


I had a '61 VW Bug- the defroster sucked. I'd go down the freeway scraping clear of ice a small hole to see through. Then a semi would pass me, engulfing the bug with slushy snow. lol

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