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Old 09-01-2013, 07:49 PM   #15
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Not me. I need them to chip the windshields of those pesky tailgators.
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Most of them will come out when you get on the highway and run many miles at high speeds. I have yet to drive on a gravel road for over a few hundred yards just to get in a lake camp ground. I hate too and don't ever plan on traveling down any dirt roads. When we do go a little ways its never over about 10 mph.
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Something my Dad told me to do eons ago, still do...
Eons ago, they would have just been transitioning from the horse and buggy days. Now, when driving a team of horses it would have made it very important to make sure to pluck the stones out of the horses hooves. You would get a lame horse if you didn't.

Eons ago, when 95% of the roads were dirt or gravel, and tire tread was not what it is today, it would seems like the plucking of stones may have been far more relevant than today as well.
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Eons ago, they would have just been transitioning from the horse and buggy days. Now, when driving a team of horses it would have made it very important to make sure to pluck the stones out of the horses hooves. You would get a lame horse if you didn't.

Eons ago, when 95% of the roads were dirt or gravel, and tire tread was not what it is today, it would seems like the plucking of stones may have been far more relevant than today as well.
On the Al-Can in 1978, over those many hundreds of miles of stone (back then) if you did not pick stones you bought lots of tires.

I dont pick no stones now. But I dont know how it is on the Al-Can either.
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It would be worse to not have enough tread left to pick up stones.
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It would be worse to not have enough tread left to pick up stones.
Haha!
Dunner, we wish we could put on enough miles to have shallow tread, aye? :-)
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Nope, eight hundred feet of gravel driveway before black top.
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It would be worse to not have enough tread left to pick up stones.
You got it! Someone that lived through the depression may have had to drive their tires until they were bald, and may have even had them retread several times.
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Nope, eight hundred feet of gravel driveway before black top.
Heck, when I was young, our driveway was over two miles long, dirt and gravel. Our old '53 Ford never had a new set of tires (except maybe when new). We always had tires retread. We usually bought used tires from the local garage, and that was only one at a time when the tire could not be retread.
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Haha!
Dunner, we wish we could put on enough miles to have shallow tread, aye? :-)
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You got it! Someone that lived through the depression may have had to drive their tires until they were bald, and may have even had them retread several times.
Or been a poor teenager who "drove the tires off".
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People with bald tires new why it was important to drive slow when it was raining. Turning into the slide really meant a survive trick back then.

And I walked three miles to school, in the snow, up hill both ways....
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I gotta go check my tire treads? Nah.
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When my folks drove the Al-Can to AK in 1978, Dad plucked sharp stones from the treads twice each day. The constant barage of sharp stones allowed some to start to work their way into the rubber. It was very true, at the time. Many flats for the unaware back then.
Did the Alcan in '59, 22 flats. 2 on the TT and the rest on the '57 Dodge. Tire tech has changed a lot!!
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All, please do pick them out and pick them out of any trucks you see with stones in the tires, please. Those darn things keep getting my windshield pitted.

Just kdding - I don't pick them out unless one just happens to catch my view. I don't go looking for them, for sure.
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