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2019 - 2,019 Mile Challenge

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Did someone say wine?  😁

 

I’ve been doing some research and may try to take in a winery tour in Israel in September.

 

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Headed out after the weekly cruise-in for ice cream again.

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Stopped for a picture by the Detroit River looking south west to the US.

At one time the Michigan Central RR barged train cars through the passage you see between the trees.

With a steady 7 mile per hour current it must have been a challenge at times with river traffic and ice in the winter.

The tracks and docks are all gone and the right of way is part of a trail hiking/biking system.

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I didn't note the mileage but will when I go out next as the gauge reads below half now.

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Another 110, for around 855 so far. Getting there slowly...but still sticking with it.  This week's Hemming's Cruise In is tonite, to coincide with National Classic Car Day. That will get me most of the way to 50% of the challenge. Hows that for spin doctoring? Eh? Lol

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I haven't been posting what my odometer has been reading each of the small trips as of late but after today's car show close by and an evening ride downtown along the waterfront it now reads...

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I'll have to check but believe I'm up to 1,100 miles (or so). 

 

Getting there is half the fun!

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Keeping up with the pack going with friends makes it even sweeter.

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added another 171 to my accumulated miles for 1,026 miles. Minus the 10% correction that makes it 1,009 to date.1498527547_fuelup.jpg.0264934fc3f6ffc2a687bb6f5cd4e31c.jpg

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Went out Wednesday for a weekly gathering on the east end of the City then cruised the river to downtown before ending the night.

(I just noticed a little cleaning on that dash pad is needed...)

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Clocked a few more miles today at a somewhat local car show.

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Not much progress for me in this but took a step to rectifying it today.  Drove the Electra to the tranny shop for a rebuild I’ve been putting off for 5-6 years. Not bad company there with a 74ish BMW 2002ti in the next bay. I’ll get it back next week so hopefully make some advancement on this goal after that! 

 

 

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The Beemer looks small in comparison....

 

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Fueled up tonight and added 90 more miles to my total.  I figure to be at 1099 so far in this challenge.  

 

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No place fancy tonight.  Just happy to have it in the driveway! 

 

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10 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Fueled up tonight and added 90 more miles to my total.  I figure to be at 1099 so far in this challenge.  

 

Looks and sounds good John.

that 2019 make is right around the next corner!

 

I've really enjoyed this year having the ability to hit the starter and go out with confidence with the Special. I know it surprises a few that are getting to know my car that it performs this well.

 

Happy travels too all.

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Too hot down here for driving at the moment. A/C can't keep up especially with the fishbowl that you sit in.  I will catch up in the fall and winter.

 

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Visited the in-laws up in Hayesville NC and got to drive the Belle on some great curving mountain roads, man she handles beautifully!!! Looks like about 1,700 miles so far. 

 

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My wild and crazy seester in law 76E5E82C-BFEC-4965-9ACD-7FE3D34791C4.thumb.jpeg.4f0d4edf21d46138be3cce7e6c939f29.jpeg

 

 

 

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and their guest house 

 

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Lamar?  At a tavern?  What’s the world coming to?

 

🙄😜🤣🤣🤣

 

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On 8/8/2019 at 1:59 PM, Bill Stoneberg said:

Too hot down here for driving at the moment. A/C can't keep up especially with the fishbowl that you sit in.  I will catch up in the fall and winter.

 

We drive in the morning before 11am and before it hits 90*...short 40 mile trips.

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11 hours ago, old-tank said:

We drive in the morning before 11am

 

I don't get out of bed till noon.....

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22 hours ago, old-tank said:

Too hot down here for driving at the moment. A/C can't keep up especially with the fishbowl that you sit in.  I will catch up in the fall and winter.

 

22 hours ago, old-tank said:

We drive in the morning before 11am and before it hits 90*...short 40 mile trips.

 

10 hours ago, Bill Stoneberg said:

 

I don't get out of bed till noon.....

 

 

Two mornings in a row was up by 5:45 am.

First day home by 4 pm.

Second day (with my wife no less) home by 8:30.

She was tired but happy. 

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At the end of the day the tip odometer reads this:

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Cars, Boats, water... how can it not be a great day?

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When the weather is right, one has to savour every moment.

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The old Lake Rd on the North Shore of Lake Erie looking south towards Ohio way on the horizon.

The road just might be "IN" the lake if the water levels keep rising....

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Alright Doug, this is a sight to see first thing in the morning.   Lets talk in October -May which is our driving season for the most part.  Now where's my coffee ?

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Been doing a little manifold/exhaust work on George last couple weeks.  He and I decided a few miles added to the challenge would be GOOD.  Drove north out of town and turned left somewhere.  Out north of Electra, turned left again .  The left one more time to get back to the Falls.  Ended up with 58 miles added.  Total for year is 2176.  I believe we will make it.

 

  Took pictures. Alas, not good.

 

  Ben

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I think everyone is ahead of me. I just recorded 329 total miles so far. It had been over a month that I was able to get out and drive the Electra.

Between the heat, rain and life in general, there just wasn't time. I did get a chance to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with a group of 21 friends and family in Ireland a few weeks ago. Totally priceless.

 

Today I went to an AACA (Western Reserve Chapter) meet at DeBonne Winery in Madison, Ohio. About a 45 minute ride from my house.

Almost 200 cars braved the cloudy skies and dodged a few rain drops to get there. I think everyone had a great time. Debonne is very generous to our chapter by providing trophies and a huge tent for us to hold our local meeting after the show.

Here's a few photos.

 

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We are pikers!    Over on the H.A.M.B. is a fellow called squirrel.  Jim Forbes is his name.  

 

  There is an organization called Lemons Rally, or something like that. Requires a $500.00 car.  Tires and safety item may be added.  Some months ago, in preparation for the Monterey event, Jim bought a '51 Hudson.  Made it run. Made it stop.  Drove 900 miles from his home in Sierra Vista, AZ,  to Monterey, CA. Via Vegas and over the mountains.  Completed the Rally, all four days as NO 1. Above 1200 miles I believe.  One day included 12 mountain passes And will drive it home, another 900!    3000 miles, or thereabouts, in a week.  With a $500.00 Car!    Makes me ashamed of myself. And proud of him.

 

  CONGRATULATIONS, Jim.

 

  Ben

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