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Old 04-01-2016, 11:02 PM   #1
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912.5 miles in two days, all with the top down!

We had cabin fever and decided we needed to get out of town for a couple of days. We really did not even know where we wanted to go when we left the house.
We were in Burns, Oregon last year and there is a steak house there called the Pine Room. They truly serve the best tasting, most tender steaks you will EVER eat. Literally one draw of the knife across the meat will cut all the way through it, and it will melt in your mouth.
We decided to head to Burns and take two lane VERY curvy roads most of the way there. What FUN! The scenery is spectacular, and traffic all but non existent.
We still LOVE our Love The Drive windblocker -- and there is simply no way that I'd have done these kind of miles and speeds in two days without it. Calm, warm interior was the name of the game throughout -- even when the outside temp was 39 the second morning.
We came back mostly on four lane highway (Pendleton, OR and highway 84 back into Washington).....and cruised at 78 mph all the way. Got 24.5 average for the trip as well --- what a great car for road trips -- but only with the windblocker in place!!!
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That sounds like a great time! My wife and I love to take the mustang out on those kind of trips. We live in Arkansas and have a lot of scenic highways.


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That sounds like a great time! My wife and I love to take the mustang out on those kind of trips. We live in Arkansas and have a lot of scenic highways.
On my last three cars, the miles were kept low because of not driving them in the rain, or sometimes on long trips.
I told myself that I was NOT saving this car for the next owner, and that we were going to DRIVE it..........other than having to be under cover in the garage all winter, we are piling the miles on this one, and loving every one.
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Highway 101 down to Oregon.

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Highway 101 down to Oregon.

Yup..........we've done that with our truck and TT -- all the way through WA and all the way through OR to Klamath, the Golden Bear Bridge, and Klamath River RV park.
Close to the Sequoia's, close to the ocean, right on the Klamath River. Saw a BIG bear walking up the side of the river last time we were there (thank you Jesus that he was on the other side!!).
Hwy 101 here in Washington and the loop around the Olympic rain forest is an epic and beautiful drive as well.
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It is worth the extra time in the car for sure.

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How were the steaks this time around?
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How were the steaks this time around?
As good as we remembered......every bite. And, it is a five course meal, as every dinner comes with shrimp cocktail, soup, salad, bread, steak and your choice of side dish.
All his beef is local, never frozen and corn fed.
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Guard 5.0 New to this forum,very interested in the wind breaker that you are so happy with,can you let me know who is the manufacturer of it, also if it will work on a 2012 GT
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Guard 5.0 New to this forum,very interested in the wind breaker that you are so happy with,can you let me know who is the manufacturer of it, also if it will work on a 2012 GT
Welcome to the forum!!

Indeed they do make it for your model year:

https://www.lovethedrive.com/catalog...005_to_2014/13

You will really like how calm the interior is with this installed. Add in the windows being up, and at 75 mph, the interior feels like you are going 20 mph. You can calmly talk with your passenger, listen to music, and stay warm.
They are a bit expensive, but after having one, I now would not own a convertible without it.
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Got it, Thanks.
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I did this in one day in an s2000. I ended up so burnt even with spf 50
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I did this in one day in an s2000. I ended up so burnt even with spf 50
I wear a cap and long sleeves for the first couple of drives of the year, but both ears got sunburned on this trip --- right ear going south and the other back north!
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Got it, Thanks.
Yours is $50.00 less than the new ones....hmmmm.

And -- you've got a PM.......
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come on man, you know it didnt happen without pics!
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Guard, are you able to store items on the back seat with the wind blocker in place? Thanks!
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Guard, are you able to store items on the back seat with the wind blocker in place? Thanks!
Yes you are able to do that easily, as long as you move the front seats forward for access. There are just four straps holding it in place, and the rest of the entire underneath is open.
We plan on putting our small dog under there when we take her with us as she would be protected from the wind, and would be able to come through between the seats if she needed to.
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Yes you are able to do that easily, as long as you move the front seats forward for access. There are just four straps holding it in place, and the rest of the entire underneath is open.
We plan on putting our small dog under there when we take here with us as she would be protected from the wind, and would be able to come through between the seats if she needed to.
That is awesome!
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That is awesome!
The straps use the anchors for the child safety seats and all four are at the outside corners. The blocker takes less than a minute to take in and out, and if you move one of the outboard top anchors (by taking off and replacing four finger bolts and moving the front anchor 90 degrees) it is designed to fit in the trunk!!
This was VERY smart of them to design it this way, I think.
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I'm sold on their design. I just need to secure the funds...
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I'm sold on their design. I just need to secure the funds...
I made mine a Christmas gift to myself. Have a birthday coming up?
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I made mine a Christmas gift to myself. Have a birthday coming up?
Lol! My birthday was in March. I bought some tools, I finally bought a 1/2 inch torque wrench, and the LED side markers. There's still time. It's 22 degrees outside this morning!
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Lol! My birthday was in March. I bought some tools, I finally bought a 1/2 inch torque wrench, and the LED side markers. There's still time. It's 22 degrees outside this morning!
Yeah, I see on the news that you guys are getting hammered by the arctic blast. Not fair, as the high here tomorrow is supposed to be 80+.......going to set a record if it makes it there.
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Guard 5.0 did some checking and I'm ready to purchase the love my ride wind screen, I'm trying to remember, but I think you mentioned something about a discount,Can you refresh my memory,Thanks.
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Guard 5.0 did some checking and I'm ready to purchase the love my ride wind screen, I'm trying to remember, but I think you mentioned something about a discount,Can you refresh my memory,Thanks.
I bought mine through Amazon. Looking back I should have called them directly. This spring they were running a sale. I bet if you asked they would discount for you.
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