[tcb] Re: DAC Classic Trip Report

Well I don't think I need to say anything else...


--- On Tue, 4/21/09, wuzmop@xxxxxxx <wuzmop@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: wuzmop@xxxxxxx <wuzmop@xxxxxxx>
> Subject: [tcb] Re: DAC Classic Trip Report
> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 11:36 AM
> I did rock a mohawk for the festivities.
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Dwan <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx>
> 
> Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 09:34:05 
> To: <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [tcb] Re: DAC Classic Trip Report
> 
> 
> 
> Bummer, so you got hassled even more since you cut of your
> freak flag???? You weren't even in a hippie bus for
> crying out loud.
> 
> 
> --- On Tue, 4/21/09, mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxx
> <mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > From: mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxx
> <mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: [tcb] Re: DAC Classic Trip Report
> > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 9:55 AM
> > Where's the pictures of the girls kissing???? 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: wuzmop@xxxxxxx 
> > To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:23:16 AM GMT -06:00
> > US/Canada Central 
> > Subject: [tcb] DAC Classic Trip Report 
> > 
> > 
> > We head out Thursday at 9:30 am right on time. Mike
> and I
> > are in our buses from Dallas to Alvarado to meet
> Bodean and
> > Luke and family to head out. Two unproven cars in
> Lukes ghia
> > and Mike’s new 23. My bus has made this trip many
> times.
> > This time, it got a new shift coupler and the tranny
> fluid
> > changed before the trip, in addition to the normal
> > preparations. 
> > 
> > Going around the loop and on to I35, hit 4 th gear
> GRRRR,
> > THUD, POP! I’m down. We pull off, and there are
> virtually
> > no flat spots, so I park it and get out. The bus
> didn’t
> > hold in gear and went for a ride with the family in
> it.
> > Luckily, it was a short ride and I had the wheels
> pointed to
> > the curb so it stopped, but the wife’s rapid
> heartbeat
> > continued. I had a good 30 minute ride at 40 mph in 3
> rd
> > back to the house with Mike following to think up plan
> B. 
> > 
> > Plan B, cram a bus full of crap and the family in the
> bug.
> > Now we have 3 unproven cars on the trip, and I’m
> scared to
> > death because the bug is my cruise around town hot
> rod, I
> > never intended it for long trips. Plus my daily driver
> bus
> > is at home dead, if I kill this one, I’m in trouble.
> 
> > 
> > We baby the rides, cruising at a brisk 55 or so, I’m
> in
> > front, and 5 behind me including Bodeans truck and
> Sara’s
> > mini van. Cruise is going great until well after Hico
> in the
> > sticks somewhere some jackhole in a pick up yelled at
> a DPS
> > officer in front of us. The officer gets behind me, A)
> I’m
> > going up a hill B) I’ve slowed to pass him, he pulls
> me
> > over and says I was impeding traffic and he clocked me
> at
> > 50. I explained the cruise, blah, blah, he gives me a
> > warning. I continue up to where the rest of the guys
> pulled
> > over, and Sara and Lukes mini van took a dump. They
> had AAA
> > and insisted that we continue, they would be back
> tomorrow. 
> > 
> > We had a brief linkage issue with Mike’s bus, but
> made it
> > before the rain, I ran to Walmart and bought a tent
> and we
> > all set up camp. We had been there a couple of hours,
> went
> > to eat. I guess Bodean ran back to get his wallet and
> was
> > informed we couldn’t camp where we were, no signs,
> and
> > there was nobody to check in with when we got there.
> Steve C
> > worked it out in the morning, we were pretty adamant
> about
> > not moving since we managed to beat the rain and set
> up on
> > dry ground. Moving would mean putting our tents in the
> wet
> > grass. All is good! 
> > 
> > Torrential storm on Friday morning and we hunkered
> down in
> > the tent and survived it unscathed. I think we all
> slept
> > thru it. Free nap! Yay! 
> > 
> > I left early for the cruise to open the rest rooms at
> the
> > park. Got lost an hour out of the way, but still beat
> the
> > cruise there! 
> > 
> > The rest of the weekend is a blur, saw a bunch of
> folks,
> > ran Murray through a brick wall, mud wrestling at the
> camp
> > site, girls kissing, the usual. Had a blast. Any more
> > information regarding the events is confidential. 
> > 
> > We came home on Monday, got pulled over in a school
> zone on
> > the highway that I didn’t see. Had a wonderful
> debate
> > with a super nice officer on why I don’t have to
> have an
> > inspection on my antique registered car. Got a ticket
> for
> > speeding. Awesome. 
> > 
> > The bug did fantastic! All our cars made it back home
> safe,
> > now I want to build a road trip bug! 
> > 
> > 
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