Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
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Friday, August 2, 2013

Terry Allan: Gimme a Ride to Heaven, Boy

from Michael S Moore, in southern Colorado: "I was so stoked to get Trigger running that I jammed her down in gear** [low low, fortunately] and drove off the hill without considering the complete lack of brakes...
                                                       all photos ©2013 Michael S Moore

..."Fortunately the gearing and slight incline before hitting the clothesline prevented a Laundry Disaster. Needs plugs; needs, um, brake fluid [at a minimum] but...runs! -

**That would be from Terry Allen's "Gimme a Ride to Heaven, Boy", which, given your Texas propensities, you might want to check out if you don't know the damn thing by heart already..."-MSM

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