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Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Fri Nov 25, 2005 10:55 pm

When I get into a new car and/or rent something out of the ordinary I sure do !

How about you ?

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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:01 pm

Is it Friday already?
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:02 pm

Yes, when I can. I knew i'd miss driving at uni and I do like the plague, so I got alot of driving in when I was at home Big grin
 
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:02 pm

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 1):
Is it Friday already?

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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:06 pm

No - I always feel that I have been cheated - here it is , 2005 ( nearly 2006) and you can't get into your car , tell it the address , and then go to sleep while it drives you there - all the sci-fi programmes I saw as a kid took it as read that you would be able to do that by now . WIH are car manufacturers playing at keeping us in the dark ages .  grumpy 
 
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:08 pm

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 1):
Is it Friday already?

Hey Mark  Smile

Indeed it is Friday and I am bored out of my head ! Rhaa !

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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:09 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
When I get into a new car and/or rent something out of the ordinary I sure do !

How about you ?

I did it several times when I lived in Basel. I don't have a car here so I cant do it here.
 
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:10 pm

I love driving and even though the fuel prices are high i just sometimes cruise around just for driving's sake.

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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:12 pm

I do because I like to have music up loud and sing while I drive  Smile ... So a few times I've gone the long way to visit people or get things because I want to hear the next song. I like driving, especially at night when there isn't much traffic - it's quite relaxing.

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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:16 pm

High fuel prices don´t scare me away from exploring the countryside.
And doing this, most times is better than sitting around at home.
So it´s YES for "driving for sake of driving".
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:17 pm

Too expensive. But I used to.
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:19 pm

Only when I have a new car (the first two or three weeks), it is way too expensive to drive around just for fun.

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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:38 pm

If I get a new car or a rental car I like to just go for a drive - but sometimes we just drive out into the Peak District for the hell of it, just to drive round, go for a pub lunch and drive back again!
 
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:16 am

Yes, absolutely. Now that I work from home I get antsy to go for a drive. It's especially bad in the summer, because in the winter I am always driving over to the curling club.

I love driving with the windows open and the stereo up. I must look like a silly bugger because I always sing along with the stereo.  Smile But it's so relaxing.
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:13 am

Yea, I wont leave the house to just drive. But coming home from places I take the long ways. Really long ways. It is relaxing and gets ur mind off anything but driving. Driving at night is best when there is less traffic on the freeways and outside the city.
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:26 am

no. i hate driving--detest it.

i have lived my life since i have had a liscense in areas or circumstances where i have never had to drive. now that i live near DEN and i have to drive EVERYWHERE, i cannot stand driving.

so drive for the sake of driving? absolutely not. i'd rather cut off my arms.
 
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:28 am

...planning the trip up to Monterey on Hwy. 1 as I speak...
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:38 am

I got my permit a month ago (requires a licensed driver w/ me when I drive), so I try to drive (with my parents... at least my mom lets me listen to music) at least once a day...
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:39 am

Quoting San747 (Reply 17):
I got my permit a month ago (requires a licensed driver w/ me when I drive)

San747, so how long do you have to drive while under the guidance of a licensed driver?

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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:44 am

Yes i absolutely love it. I'm in the same boat as EGGD though  Sad . Oh well 2 weeks from now I'll be home for enough time to do drive till my heart's content.
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:49 am

I don't drive that often so when I do it's usually for a reason. Running errands or something of the sort. But, since driving isn't that common for me I might take a longer way to get to my destination just to be able to drive a bit.

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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:11 am

I grew up in Juneau, AK, and we only had 40 miles of road, so up until I left for school I couldn't drive long distances. I make up for it now by taking road trips whenever I get the chance.
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:25 am

Since I drive around town as part of my job, I don't joyride as much as I used to. When the gas prices got around $3 a few months back, I hardly drove my car at all. When I'd get home from work (I drive my work vehicle home, which is great as it saves me $$$ on gas.) on Friday, I'd maybe go drive to the store and pick up some supplies for the weekend and stay put. The only time I really do any joyriding is when I go to the cigar shop and get a cigar. I have a route I take while I smoke my cigar.
 
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:17 am

I walk for the sake of walking most of the time.

That is the thing that sucks at work.. I usually end up driving the pickup, because I am new.. Given a choice I would much rather ride.
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:05 am

I used to do it when I was living in Sacramento. A boring city, cheap gas and a nice Honda Civic 1996 made the trick. Those familiar with the town should know the nice River Road that is continuation of Freeport. Well, I loved to drive it for the sake of it!

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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:09 am

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
How about you ?

hell yes..........the most reflective and relaxing time for me is when I can go on a long drive or flight by myself with no distractions. Love it!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:10 am

I used to years ago - I would drive my mates to all kinds of places just for the sake of it. Not this days though...driving has become just another chore.
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:10 am

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Yes. But it's probably just the novelty of only passing the test a few weeks ago...
 
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:58 am

I love to drive, even though I do it all day at work in various types of cars, I still like to take my car out on the weekend and just drive for myself. If I'm travelling and I need to rent a car and don't get to drive, I throw a  hissyfit  . Its always exciting to drive new cars and see what they are like.
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:08 pm

I use to do more so in the past. With other diversions such as the internet, my employment at times, my parents getting old and needing more attention, too much traffic to drive through to more open areas and too many cops out there, I don't drive as a form of entertainment very often anymore. The most I will do is on vacation, much of which will be in beautiful areas, intentionally planning routes on the 'senic routes' or roads that challange my skills and the car.
 
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:30 pm

I love driving for the sake of driving. I sort of get into this zone when I'm on the open road to where that 4,5,6 hours can fly by and it feels like time races, like I've only been driving for a few minutes. It sounds wierd, but nothing beats the feeling of driving long distances, you know once you've driven for a few hours and your car is sort of "broken in" so that when you step outside it feels dry and cold but when you sit back down inside the car it's warm and has that highway smell.

A few weeks ago, I drove from here in Durango, over to Cortez, down to the 4 corners and Shiprock, and back up through Farmington, a distance of probably about 150 miles, just for shits and giggles. It was fun. You feel charged with energy all the way, once you step out of the car and back home you crash and relax the rest of the day.
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RE: Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?

Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:36 pm

absolutely! I know a couple of nice flat turns close to my house on a countryroad that's usually pretty deserted, I usually drive down and back a few times! the first part of the second set of corners has a camber that runs the oppoisite way to the corner so its easy to run wide... almost ended up bonnet-first in a corn field a couple of times!
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