JohnD1956

2019 - 2,019 Mile Challenge

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32 minutes ago, Bill Stoneberg said:

Beautiful trees in your part of the world.  I miss that living down south.

 

Yup it is nice and presents a photo opportunity but sadly, it means winter is around the corner bringing all what we are destined to deal with ...

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January 5, 2019:

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June 30, 2019:

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November 3 (today):

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I've put about 500 miles on the GP so far this year, so between the two I'm just about there...

 

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gas up Sunday:  The trip odometer says 160 but with the adjustment that is only 144 more for a total of 1,744. 20191103_122002.thumb.jpg.1df9beeca54e09746e9018b83fae9285.jpg

 

Looks like that's it for this year.  These are the remnants of Fall here.  And I am not gonna make the challenge two years in a row. 

 

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Oh well, I had a good time trying.  👍

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh well, I had a good time trying.  👍

 

So close counts too John! 😉

 

I'll bet with using your other cars it adds up right?

 

I hope to make a road trip over the Border soon to visit 95cardinal and 57buickjim before winter really sets in. That will likely signal my last trip for this year and spend time in the garage sorting out a few things on the Special for the National next year.

With lots to do on the Limited to get it back together and being on the road, a bathroom to get to and finish plus doing any work that comes along, I won't feel I'm missing the driving fun too much. 

That will get me through the winter!

 

Wishing you all the best.

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12 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Looks like that's it for this year.  These are the remnants of Fall here.  And I am not gonna make the challenge two years in a row.

How do you spell road trip?  (road trip?; road-trip?; roadtrip?)  Anyhow, poking around the neighborhood taking pictures won't cut it; and hiding from snowflakes won't either!:o:D

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My brother came to visit as as he is a car person, we decided to take a drive in the Electra.  I let him drive and I got to sit and watch the world go by.  We went on the short loop of 35 miles from my house that has some freeway driving and lots of back roads, He was impressed by the countryside and how open it is around here. He should be as he live in San Francisco.  We had stopped at on location and he was talking pictures of the Longhorns and the Belted Galloway cattle. He started to put his camera away and I asked if he had got any pictures of the Zebras that were out under the trees.

He had not even seen them  Anyway a fun drive on a Monday morning.

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Just when I thought it was all over, we have a nice day here today.  Didn't have anything I really needed to do so took a ride on the longer loop that I use.

 

About 65 mile putting me at 1360 for the year.

 

Saw these two steers standing along the fence line.

 

 

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Winter here is always a mix of early snow, then dry with temps in the mid 40's then freezing cold, then snow... you get the picture.

Friday the weather was dry and 4 degrees (sorry meant 42 degrees) after about a run of the same the previous three days.

I used the excuse to drive the Special to a funeral viewing / celebration of life for a fellow Car Club Member.

She fired right up with a bit of cranking to get gas back up in the carb with sitting for awhile.

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No picture of the speedo but it now reads 505.5 miles on the trip odometer.

 

No issues with the trip so put her blanket back on and letting her sleep till better weather.

 

Hope everyone has a Safe and Healthy Merry Christmas! 🎅👍🥂

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Fall has hit here,  it was sunny and 80 today.  We went for a drive of about 50 miles. No pictures though.

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Started in January with 50.584 miles. Reached 52.462 miles these days. 1.878 miles in 2019.

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This reminds me that I need to record the mileage again on the cars.  I definitely did not make the challenge.

2020 is the year of the cat....68 Wildcat daily driver!  Cat Rod! 

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On 12/29/2019 at 6:29 PM, Volker said:

Started in January with 50.584 miles. Reached 52.462 miles these days. 1.878 miles in 2019.

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Shy by only 122 miles?

Congratulations on what must have been some fun miles !!

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