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Old 02-20-2010, 10:09 PM
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:08 PM
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This evening (2/6/10) has me leaving (again) to Burley, Id
Tues delivering in Kent, Renton, Tukwila, and Woodland , WA (sound familiar? 2 weeks ago).
Wed go to Kenniwick, WA and hope to find a place to park in Bend, OR. Most of my family is now in Bend so I will gt to see them.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:54 PM
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Once again to Burley, ID on Sat (7/17/10)
Monday morning I deliver in Reno, NV. Will be done by 8am. Sit in Reno (Sparks) till Tue at 7am.
Cool gun collection/museum at the TA truckstop in Sparks
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1980 XS1100LG (The Dark Side)
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
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1994 Dodge Spirit (Son #1)
1968 F100 (Valentine)

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Old 05-02-2012, 10:22 PM
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Quite a year so far.
Had the heart attack Christmas Day. Off all of January. Cleared to drive mid-Feb. Ok to throw freight in March.
Been on a regular run from Central CA to Pratt, KS. Drive six days, one day off.... repeat.
Got a new truck 2 weeks ago. Old one had 702,000 miles on it. New one had 833 miles on the odo when I got it. A touch over 8,000 now.
Tomorrow (5/3/12) I go to San Fransisco to deliver and pick-up. 5/4 head to Los Angeles then Moriarity, NM.
I was in NM a week ago and the buzz was a motorcycle and a big rig had a conflict. The driver was unaware of what happened and sadly the biker was dragged under the truck for quite a ways. Everyone watch out out for each other.
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1978 XS1100E (The Force)
1980 XS1100LG (The Dark Side)
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
1999 Suburban (The Ship)
1994 Dodge Spirit (Son #1)
1968 F100 (Valentine)

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Old 05-03-2012, 05:05 PM
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You got that right Pat,I drive tri=axle dump truck,and I wouldn't tangle with one of these,never the less a 18 wheeler.Neither one of them play nice with bikes or 4 wheelers.Drive safe.Oh,and I see you drive for DOT,Here in upstate N.Y. we don't like DOT.We run around them. They love to give out tickets at the end of the month.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:33 PM
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Dot Foods, not D.O.T.
We have a D.C in Liverpool, NY.
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1978 XS1100E (The Force)
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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
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1994 Dodge Spirit (Son #1)
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:55 PM
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Tomorrow (5/10/12) heading to Oakland and San Francisco. Taking that product to Grand Island, NE.... again. Be in NE on Sat., swap trailers on Sun. (Mothers Day and my Birthday) then follow the breadcrumbs back home, repeat.
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1978 XS1100E (The Force)
1980 XS1100LG (The Dark Side)
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
1999 Suburban (The Ship)
1994 Dodge Spirit (Son #1)
1968 F100 (Valentine)

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Old 07-17-2012, 07:21 PM
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Looks like Fremont, CA.... San Francisco, CA.... to Grand Island, NE is going to be my regular run. Leave early Thur mornings and get home early/mid Tue. 3,200 miles each week.
Winter is going to suck.
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1980 XS1100LG (The Dark Side)
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
1999 Suburban (The Ship)
1994 Dodge Spirit (Son #1)
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:35 PM
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Are you still driving that volvo? How do you like it? Doesn't sound like your winter will be too bad. I remember when i used to run state side but now i am just a short haul/city p&d driver now home every night. swmbo would do terrible things to me if i did long haul again and left her at home with 4 kids.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:28 AM
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Glad to hear you are still vertical.

Winter will be bad? Worst freaking heat wave and drought since 1956 and you say Winter will be bad? I count my blessings every day that I awaken to our blessed coastal "marine layer."
Nice to hear from you!
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:34 PM
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Are you still driving that volvo? How do you like it? Doesn't sound like your winter will be too bad. I remember when i used to run state side but now i am just a short haul/city p&d driver now home every night. swmbo would do terrible things to me if i did long haul again and left her at home with 4 kids.
They stuck me with a new Volvo, mfg 3/12. I liked my 06 better. New one has less power, weaker jakes, auto-shift like my old one only now no clutch and can't manually select gear. new brakes are wider so they squeal horribly. I does have a nice stereo. I put all my CD's and a couple of audiobooks onto a flashdrive and just plug that in. Eight speakers that will go as loud as I can stand with almost no distortion. My CB already burned-out the co-phase box so I have my own single antenna on a birdperch.
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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:40 PM
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Winter will be bad? Worst freaking heat wave and drought since 1956 and you say Winter will be bad? I count my blessings every day that I awaken to our blessed coastal "marine layer."
Nice to hear from you!
Special Ed
"For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction".
Driving I-80 in winter is not fun. Especially when I'm not comfortable in 'real' winter conditions. 60 MPH crosswinds blowing snow across the highway can be disconcerting. I'm told in winter we will go the southern route. I-40 thru Flagstaff and New Mexico isn't much better.
I'm used to fog, others know snow. Depends on where you were raised I guess.
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1980 XS1100LG (The Dark Side)
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab long-bed (Wifes ride)
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:10 PM
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yea Pat,I drive a Pete with an auto now,I hate it. At least it doesn't have the scrubbers on it for smog control. I told them I ain't driving no auto in the snow.lol
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:45 PM
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I'm used to fog, others know snow. Depends on where you were raised I guess.
Got that right Pat. Snow/ice and 12,000ft. passes are second nature to us daring few in an eighteener grossing 85thousand(non interstate)............
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:33 PM
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Got that right Pat. Snow/ice and 12,000ft. passes are second nature to us daring few in an eighteener grossing 85thousand(non interstate)............
my truck is licenced for 129,800 and my have been over that once or twice... So i guess you didn't get the d16 and now have to regen.
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