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There is currently a High Pressure area over the Southern California desert, which means while much of the country is freezing their butts off, my desert property, at least for a short time, is experiencing beautiful 70 to 80 deg weather.

Since I know this won't last forever, I jumped in my truck, drove 70 miles over the hill, and spent the last two days enjoying it while I could (it's great to be retired!).

I took a few pictures of the Pioneer, in use, for those who care.
 

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I will never be able to retire, but I will still ride, just not whenever I want to :)
Maybe you will be better off working. Heck, most people I know are busier retired than when they were working.

Every retired friend I have says something like this: "I'm busier now that I am retired than when I was working, I don't know how I ever had time to go to work" .........

But, since the kids are usually grown up and gone, you can, usually, play a little more often. :)
 

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Nice Pic's, how do you like your soft top?

On another note I hate to wish bad weather on you but that stinking high pressure needs to go away. We need the water.......
 

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Nice Pic's, how do you like your soft top?

On another note I hate to wish bad weather on you but that stinking high pressure needs to go away. We need the water.......
The soft top seems to work fine. I have only had it on for about 30 miles but I have no complaints. It is a Honda accessory part so I doesn't fit my Pioneer perfectly since I added a full length mirror (non-Honda part) but it fits good enough.

Yes we sure could use lots of rain.

It won't be too long before you start seeing news reports of the draught conditions in California. But we brought it on ourselves, we keep building more and more houses in a semi-arid part of the country, and of course that means more water meters to deplete the water we didn't have to begin with. On top of that, we require lush landscaping that takes water. Not too smart.
 

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Maybe you will be better off working. Heck, most people I know are busier retired than when they were working.

Every retired friend I have says something like this: "I'm busier now that I am retired than when I was working, I don't know how I ever had time to go to work" .........

But, since the kids are usually grown up and gone, you can, usually, play a little more often. :)
Hahaa, how true! I have many retired friends saying the same thing.
 

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I am envious of both the weather and the chance to get out and play in the Pioneer
 

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Qualt as always, the most gt500 looking Pioneer on the planet! I never get tired of looking at it :)
 

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looks like its ready to Baja lol. I feel you on the getting out but I work 28/28 so im off a month with nothing to do but pay bills and decide
 

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Qualt as always, the most gt500 looking Pioneer on the planet! I never get tired of looking at it :)
:) :)
I doubt if most of the guys, oops people (I'm sure there some are women here too), even know what you are referring to. Do you want to explain it or should I? .....Ok I will........ The GT 500 Moose is referring to was a 60's era Mustang and my wheels resemble the wheels that came on them. Not an exact match but close enough for us old guys.
 

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looks like its ready to Baja lol. I feel you on the getting out but I work 28/28 so im off a month with nothing to do but pay bills and decide
Funny you said Baja because the US & Mexico (Baja CA) border is only about 7 or 8 miles south of where these pictures were taken.

In fact I will guarantee that the US Border Patrol was watching us at least some of the time we were there. They even drag many of the sand washes to smooth them out so they can check for footprints.

We may think we're are alone out there but Big Brother is watching.
 

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:) :)
I doubt if most of the guys, oops people (I'm sure there some are women here too), even know what you are referring to. Do you want to explain it or should I? .....Ok I will........ The GT 500 Moose is referring to was a 60's era Mustang and my wheels resemble the wheels that came on them. Not an exact match but close enough for us old guys.
I bet more here knew what he was referring to than you think. I was surprised about the Ford reference from an obvious Chrysler guy. I have found that a lot of people who drive Chrysler are old Chevy guys/gals from days past.

Your ride does have a rs/ss look qualt.
 

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I bet more here knew what he was referring to than you think. I was surprised about the Ford reference from an obvious Chrysler guy. I have found that a lot of people who drive Chrysler are old Chevy guys/gals from days past.

Your ride does have a rs/ss look qualt.
Dick you are 100% correct. I am a "Chevy guy". Have been my entire life. I have one of my sbc race engines sitting in storage. I have assembled dozens of chevy's, and a bunch of Fords when I was younger. However. Their newest generation offerings are lack luster for me. Camaro is decent, but it's just plastic inside. I mean cheap. It also doesn't seat 5, or have room for me.

Their trucks are the same way. Lackluster in interior size. Last new Chevy I owned was a brand new 01 silverado. It got 12mpg and was like riding in a matchbox.

I owned a new ford as well. Mostly so I could have evidence to back up my Chevy preference. :) I had a 03' mustang GT. I installed the closest I could come to Steve Mcqueens rims in Bullitt on it. It was a decent car, had too much up top noise in the motor for me, and was worse than a greased pig in any snow. It had to go.

I have about 250,000 miles on the new HEMI power plants and never an issue with a motor. While they will never be a bow tie , they have earned my respect.

Now I have this Trailhawk. It is quickly becoming a favorite.
 

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Pretty much a mirror here too moose. Always a Chev guy but had a Boss 302 Mustang too, lots of power but that was about it, doors wouldn't close right after awhile and the posi rear blew up several times, bad brakes, sure would go though. Been driving Jeeps for the past 10 + years.

I never did get my Vet always a little out of reach, too many other things on the go. I would like to have my 70 Charger back though, that car got me my wife.... I wonder what lures the hot girls in these days? Probably have to be able to cry or something foolish like that....
 

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Pretty much a mirror here too moose. Always a Chev guy but had a Boss 302 Mustang too, lots of power but that was about it, doors wouldn't close right after awhile and the posi rear blew up several times, bad brakes, sure would go though. Been driving Jeeps for the past 10 + years.

I never did get my Vet always a little out of reach, too many other things on the go. I would like to have my 70 Charger back though, that car got me my wife.... I wonder what lures the hot girls in these days? Probably have to be able to cry or something foolish like that....
I don't know what gets them around your place but the 4x4 truck with tires on it or jeep with massive tires. they like to get dirty in the south
 

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Haha. Like foriegn films and martini/oxygen bars. And date night involves fondue . Plus you probably need to know who Justin beaver is ;)
 

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I am envious of both the weather and the chance to get out and play in the Pioneer
Well you don't need to be envious anymore.

I just talked to one of the neighbors there and was told that the temperature has dropped 20 degrees, the wind is blowing 15 - 20 mph and there is a 50/50 chance of rain tonight (and flash floods are always a possibility in that area).

It looks like I left there at the right time.
 
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