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Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive #5378740 03/17/20 03:00 PM
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Nothing to do. Cheap gas. Truck still has the new car smell.

Think I'll pass some assorted blocks of free time just getting in the new F150, driving around without actually stopping anywhere, and head back home when I satisfy my driving fix. 30 minutes. An hour. Who knows. Maybe listen to some music the whole time. Entertainment and chill time without direct interpersonal interaction.

This is something I've always done, from time to time, it's the good old American "Go for a drive" pass time.



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Re: Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive [Re: LoneRanger] #5378745 03/17/20 03:04 PM
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Nice. Sometimes I feel like I just have to get out of the house. If I'm home for more than a day or so, I'm itching for an excuse to get out. It's almost an hour for me to get to work during the workweek, so in some ways sitting in the car is relaxing, almost a necessity.

I won't just "go out for a drive" but I will go out for the most trivial of excuses. Right now I'm fighting the urge to go out for salsa (ran out of the stuff I like) and beer (do I really need an excuse?).


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Re: Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive [Re: LoneRanger] #5378748 03/17/20 03:06 PM
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I’ve done it. It’s very peaceful driving around at 12am-3am. Some nice music, no destination, exploring back roads.... I might go this weekend!


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Re: Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive [Re: LoneRanger] #5378765 03/17/20 03:19 PM
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Nah....ride the Guzzi! Twice the mpg and twice the fun! wink

Re: Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive [Re: gman2304] #5378773 03/17/20 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by gman2304
Nah....ride the Guzzi! Twice the mpg and twice the fun! wink


Only twice? laugh


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Re: Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive [Re: LoneRanger] #5378774 03/17/20 03:24 PM
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I do it, but I usually have a destination in mind. Either drive to the cheapest gas station, shop somewhere far away or if you have a food craving, search yelp for reviews and drive there. People who fly do the same thing which is why there's a burger known as the $100 burger as that's what it costs to fly somewhere just for a bite to eat.

Re: Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive [Re: LoneRanger] #5378799 03/17/20 03:48 PM
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Were going to the beach!

Re: Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive [Re: LoneRanger] #5378805 03/17/20 03:51 PM
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Considering It's St. Patty's day, I have an urge to drive the Lexus somewhere.
I'm thinking of fried chicken with my bottle of Tap 7 I have chilling in the fridge currently. There's a place is known for it's pillow-soft donuts, but they serve up some of the best fried chicken in Vancouver...rated better by many (myself included) as better than KFC and Church's.


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Re: Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive [Re: LoneRanger] #5378812 03/17/20 03:58 PM
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Where's the place? / name?


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Re: Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive [Re: LoneRanger] #5378815 03/17/20 04:01 PM
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Same here, looking forward to getting lost in the E36. Only put 85 miles on it since the paint in july, nows the time.


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Re: Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive [Re: Cdn17Sport6MT] #5378823 03/17/20 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Cdn17Sport6MT
Where's the place? / name?

Duffins Donuts.
A real "hole in the wall" joint that hasn't seen a renovation since the early 80's!
Luckily the prices seem to have stayed consistent too.
https://www.yelp.ca/biz/duffins-donuts-vancouver
https://www.zomato.com/vancouver/duffins-donuts-kensington-vancouver/menu


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Re: Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive [Re: Lolvoguy] #5378925 03/17/20 06:23 PM
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Knight & 41st... Thx!


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Re: Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive [Re: LoneRanger] #5378968 03/17/20 07:43 PM
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Sound like a plan to me.....


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Re: Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive [Re: LoneRanger] #5379022 03/17/20 08:28 PM
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and the traffic volume is much lighter than usual.

Re: Cheap Gas + Nothing to Do = Going for a Drive [Re: LoneRanger] #5379121 03/17/20 10:11 PM
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I went for a spirited drive tonight. 35°F on Michelin Pilot Super Sports but they stuck like glue. I only saw two cars.

Adaptive LED headlights worked perfectly.


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