This adventure will take you back to the days of real muscle cars…
The cars of the mid sixties to the mid seventies were real muscle cars.
The days when everything was really cheap, insurance was cheap, gas was cheap and the laws were not inhibitive.
It was the time when people really had freedom…Going for a drive across the country was a common thing…
The adventures of exploring different places were so exciting.
In those days the adventurous young could go out and buy an old wreck and stick it in his driveway and work on it every weekend under the shade tree.
In those days money from a minimum wage job could buy allot.
Money had real value.
He would go out and work at an after school job and take a bit of money from every paycheck to buy parts to fix up his muscle car to be.
The cars of those days were hand built and very simple to fix.
I will now give you some mechanical history.. This will take a bit of time but hey make sure you keep reading it because later i will take you on an adventure ride you won’t believe about stunt driving and what a muscle car and an experienced driver could do with all that muscle…
For an example, it took only one wire from the battery to the ignition switch and then to the coil and on to the points in the distributor to run the car..
The old muscle cars engines could run for ever with little maintenance..as long as you kept oil and gas in it.
Will until one day this young man became an old man and lived on his memories of the good old days..
Some of these shade tree mechanics, Like me became real mechanics and not technicians as most so called mechanics are today.
The cars of the muscle age were built with parts that a mechanic would actually take apart and fix, and then re-install the original parts.
Today cars cost a fortune to fix because parts are no longer made to be repaired.
Technicians today are trained to use computer diagnostics that basically tells them that a curtain system is not working.
The technicians then go on trial and error repair mode where they start replacing parts, then see if that fixed the problem.
Unfortunately sometimes the owner of the vehicle will have to continue paying for very expensive repairs until the system problem is found..
Cars of today have thousands of wires, sensors, computer chips and more, needed to keep the engine running..
The junk yards of the muscle car era were filled with smashed up wrecks or vehicles that actually were used until rust killed them.
In those days most parts from any model of a curtain make of vehicle fit most other cars from the same manufacturer.
So that the junk yards did a great job of reducing waste and cars could be easily recycled through the re-use way.
The young shade tree mechanic would spend many hours searching the local junk yards for parts…
Junk yards also offered a great opportunity for the young shade tree mechanic to learn about how to fix cars by actually being allowed to remove his own parts from the wrecks..
What better way to learn how to put parts on a car then getting the opportunity to remove it from a wreck first.. Hey if you made a mistake and broke a part taking it off, no big deal you just went to another wreck and tried again until you learned how to do it.
The good old days are gone..
Todays cars are designed by computers and are put together by computer robotics.
The cars of today are made to be disposable..
The vehicles are assembled in a way that most repairs are often impossible or have to be done by a very expensive process.
Todays junkyards will not allow you on their property..You are no longer allowed to remove your own parts…
The cars of today are impossible for a shade tree mechanic to rebuild or fix so that young people well never be able to fix up an old car and most well never drive their own cars. until they are much older.
Junk yards today sell allot less parts and make their money from the labour you pay them for to remove the parts..
Junk yards today are filled with row after row of cars that look the same as the day they were made..
No rusty junkers, no wrecks, all the cars have perfect bodies and interiors.. Most are actually driven in..
They are all there because parts today and the labor to put them in costs to much..and also the parts wear out much faster such as the tires of today actually only have a very thin layer of synthetic rubber on the treads.
Todays tires don’t last twenty thousand miles but the tires of the muscle car era could last one hundred thousand miles. That is because they were made of real rubbe rwith very thick treads.
Here’s a great example..
The best huge alternator of the muscle car era cost about $35 and only took about a half hour to install.
One day i was in a shop and asked the mechanic what he was fixing.. I could not understand why he was removing the whole frame, suspension, steering suspension parts,transmission and allot more from under this relatively new front wheel drive car.
He said he was replacing the alternator..I said ‘what? that’s nuts’..its going to take you a couple of days of labor and parts like, gaskets, fluids etc.. Many parts today have to be replaced if removed..
The only reason this car was being fixed with this huge repair cost, is because it was very new.
Then the technician tells me that the alternator costs over $1500.. The reason its now so expensive is because manufactures sell very few because of the high labor costs and that there are now so many different models of cars and the parts are not interchangeable ,,So the price had to go up for the manufactures to stay in business. Instead of stocking a few different alternators that would fit most cars now they have to stock thousands of different alternators.
And to make it worse, auto manufacturers keep changing the parts every year so that there has to be more different parts made that are sold to a much smaller market.Further bringing up the costs.
Then you add in the free trade effect of adding even more different foreign cars to the market further increasing the cost as less identical alternators are sold.
The more different alternators are made the less of each they sell, bringing the individual costs up.
So back to that expensive car having its alternator replaced. It ended up costing over $3500 to replace the alternator..Twenty years earlier it would of only costa bout $75, this included all costs..
So think twice if you believe the garbage they tell us about new cars being good for the environment.
Okay do you know what a sleeper is?
A sleeper is usually a big old family sedan that has been custom built for performance by an expert mechanic doing allot of custom building and tuning.
So that when he’s done he has a super fast powerful car that can perform stunt driving..
But when you or the cops looked at it, all they saw was a big old heavy sluggish family sedan.
But This car could lay a burn out trail and actually burn up to a half an inch into the asphalt from the heat produced by the burning hot tires and throw out the asphalt behind it.
I am not talking about just leaving a black strip rubber mark from the tires..
This is what muscle cars did because muscle cars were built of very heavy solid steel and had big massive steel frames to hold up those heavy powerful engines…and not made out of tin like todays cars.
Now you know why they passed laws to stop people spinning their tires. It ruined the roads.
I need spun my wheels on streets.
Muscle cars needed big frames because THEIR POWERFUL ENGINES HAD SO MUCH TORQUE THEY WOULD TWIST THE WHOLE BODY OF CARS MADE TODAY.
Muscle CARS WERE GREAT..YOU COULD GO OUT AND GET YOURSELF AN AMAZING hOLLEY CARBURETOR AND TWEAK IT TO PURRR-FECTION.
I HAD MY SLEEPER SO WELL TWEAKED THAT ONE DAY when THE GOVERNMENT OFFERED FREE DRIVE IN EMISSIONS DIAGNOSTIC TESTS OFFERED TO ANYONE WHO WOULD SHOW UP IN THE PARKING LOT of A LOCAL MALL.
SO I THOUGHT, HEY WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO FIND OUT JUST HOW GREAT MY THIRTY FIVE YEAR OLD (1969) LARGE BLOCK MONSTER ENGINE IS DOING. mounted IN MY HUGE THREE TON (6000 POUND 1975) CAR.
THERE WAS A REALLY LONG LINE UP OF ALL THESE NEW UNI-BODY DINKY CARS with their sewing machine engines
MY ENGINE WAS AGGRESSIVELY deep sounding COMPARED TO THEIR TINY LITTLE ENGINES..MANY PEOPLE WERE LOOKING AT ME LAUGHING. THINKING WHAT’S THAT OLD GUY DOING HERE. WE ALL KNOW WHAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALWAYS TOLD US THAT THESE BIG OLD GAS GUZZLERS WERE NOTHING BUT HUGE gas wasting POLLUTERS.
ALL THESE NEW CAR YOUNG YUPPY DRIVERS WERE ALL WAITING TO GET THEIR PRIZE STICKER TO PUT IN THEIR WINDOWS TO SHOW OFF THAT THEIR CARS WERE PERFECT AND MET THE NEW STRICT EMISSIONS STANDARDS.
I WATCHED AS MANY two year old CARS ACTUALLY FAILED THE TEST…
SLOWLY I GOT CLOSER TO THE PIT-STOP TENT GARAGE…
THE CLOSER I GOT THE MORE THE YOUNG COMPUTER TECHS WERE LOOKING AT MY huge antique CAR..
THE CLOSER MY CAR GOT THE BIGGER THEIR EYES GOT BECAUSE MY CAR WAS HUGE COMPARED TO ALL THE YUPPY CARS.
UNTIL MY TURN CAME AND MY CAR ALMOST DID NOT FIT IN THE TENT WERE TWO SMALL cars COULD BE CHECKED AT ONE TIME.
MY HUGE SLEEPER TOOK THE WHOLE SPACE AND NO OTHER CAR COULD FIT IN..
NOW THE FUN BEGAN..THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WERE IN FOR A CHALLENGE..
They were absolutely overwhelmed when I open the huge hood and they got hit with the heat wave that came out from under the hood. The looks on their young faces was priceless. They had never been under a hood of a huge hot engine like this before.
FIRST THEY HAD TO FIND OUT WHAT ENGINE I HAD. Their EYES GOT SO BIG WHEN i opened the huge hood and TOLD THEM HOW BIG IT WAS.. IT WAS BIG ENOUGH TO BE IN A DUMP TRUCK.
SO THEY HAD TO SEARCH FOR THE INFO ON A THIRTY FIVE YEAR OLD ENGINE. THEY FOUND IT AND ENTERED IT IN THEIR COMPUTER DIAGNOSTIC MACHINE..
THEY HOOKED UP THE GADGET TO MY TAIL PIPE AND KIND OF SMIRKED AT ME. THINKING I WAS JUST AN OLD FOOL.
THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE YOUNG GUY GETS A SHOCKED LOOK ON HIS FACE AND CALLS THE OTHER TECH OVER FROM THE OTHER COMPUTEr TO LOOK AT THE RESULTS..
THEY THOUGHT IT MUST JUST BE A COMPUTER PROBLEM AND DECIDED TO TRY A DIFFERENT COMPUTER ON MY CAR.
SO THEY HOOKED ANOTHER COMPUTER AND WERE SHOCKED AGAIN AND COULD NOT ACCEPT THE RESULTS..
NOW i BEGAN TO SMIRK AND THEY DIDN’T LIKE THAT TO MUCH..
BY NOW ALL THE YUPPYS WAITING IN THE LINE UP WERE ALL PAYING ALLOT OF ATTENTION WONDERING WHAT WAS TAKING SO LONG WITH MY CAR..
I REALLY BEGAN TO SMIRK NOW BECAUSE i HAD ALLOT OF WITNESSES NOW..
NOW i BEGAN TO OPENLY LAUGH BECAUSE THE TECHS TRIED ALL FIVE COMPUTERS AND THEY ALL TOLD THEM THE SAME THING.
THAT MY CAR HAD THE CLEANEST EMISSIONS OF ANY CAR THEY EVER TESTED AND THAT MY BIG OLD ENGINE RAN CLEANER THAN THE STRICTEST EMISSIONS STANDARDS THE GOVERNMENT HAD SET..
so I SAID, HEY! CAN i GET MY PRIZE STICKER TO PUT IN MY WINDOW? THEY REALLY DID NOT WANT TO GIVE IT TO ME..
by NOW I COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING. YOU SHOULD OF SEEN THE DEPRESSED LOOK ON THAT YUPPY’S FACE THAT HAD BEEN LAUGHING AT ME THE WHOLE TIME I WAS INCHING ALONG IN THE LINE UP.
I TOLD ALL THOSE YOUNG TECHIES THAT EVERYTHING THE GOVERNMENT WAS SAYING ABOUT BIG OLD ENGINES WAS NOT TRUE and that the smaller cars used less gas because they were much lighter and not because they burned fuel more efficiently.
It does not matter what electronic gadgets you add to a car. Because a drop of gasoline can only produce so much power no matter what car you burn it in.
The reasoning of today is that these electronic gadgets actually makes the gasoline more powerful and burn cleaner. Its just not true.
i TOLD THEM THAT iF YOU KEPT THE OLD ENGINE well TUNED THEY WERE MUCH BETTER THEN ANYTHING THE NEW world order CORPORATIONS COULD CREATE and would last five times longer.
SO THE LESSON IS THAT US OLD GUYS KNOW A FEW THINGS THE CORPORATE EDUCATED YOUNGSTERS DO NOT KNOW.. THERE IS REAL MEANING IN THE OLD SAYING. LISTEN TO YOUR ELDERS THEY COULD TEACH YOU A FEW THINGS..
BUT I KNEW THAT UNFORTUNATELY THE DAYS OF THE BIG OLD MUSCLE CARS WERE COMING TO AN END.
THE PRICE OF GASOLINE WENT FROM $6 TO FILL THE TANK WHEN THE ENGINE WAS MADE TO NOW OVER $150 TO FILL THE same TANK.
SO I DECIDED TO TAKE MY SLEEPER For A LAST HOORAH.
i WAS REALLY DEPRESSED, I KNEW i WOULD SOON NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP MY CAR THAT i BUILT LONG AGO UNDER THAT SHADE TREE.
OK, SO i GOT SOME YOUNG GUYS AROUND TWENTY YEARS OLD WHO HAD MET ME WHEN i WAS A MECHANIC AND ALWAYS HEARD MY STORIES ABOUT MUSCLE CARS AND NEVER BELIEVED ME.
SO I SAID OK HOP IN. THERE WAS THREE IN THE BACK TWO IN THE FRONT WITH THE SEXY HOTTIE SITTING RIGHT BESIDE ME.
WE BEGAN AT A RED LIGHT WITH A HUGE STEEP ONE MILE LONG HILL IN ahead OF THE RED LIGHT.
i PUT HER IN LOW GEAR AND FLOORED IT WHEN THE LIGHT WENT GREEN..but I did not spin my tires.
WE STUCK TO OUR SEATS AND I WENT OOPS.. THERE WAS A POLICE VAN RIGHT BEHIND ME AT THE LIGHT. HE PUT ON HIS SIREN AND LIGHTS.
I THEN WAS HITTING SIXTY MILES AN HOUR AND i SHIFTED UP ONE MORE GEAR. WE NOW GOT TO 90 MILES AN HOUR IN A COUPLE OF SECONDS AND THEN i WENT INTO THIRD AND HIT OVER 120 MILES AN HOUR BEFORE i EVER GOT TO THE TOP OF THE HILL.
The cop van behind me had barely got past the other side of the intersection by now.
I THEN TOOK MY FOOT Off THE CAR AND LET THE ENGINE ROAR WHILE IT WAS AIR-BRAKING MY CAR AND i KEPT SHIFTING IT DOWN AND AIR-BRAKING DOWN.. WHAT A GREAT SOUND THAT HUGE ENGINE WITH THE CUSTOM large diameter crossover DUAL EXHAUST MADE.
i THEN LET IT COAST TO NORMAL SPEED AND STOPPED TO MAKE A LEFT TURN at the lights.
i TOLD MY RIDERS THAT SOON A COP WAS GOING TO COME UP TO MY CAR AND PULL ME OVER. They looked back and thought I was nuts as they could not see a cop behind us.
SURE ENOUGH THE COP WAS BEHIND ME.. I PULLED OVER..
I WATCHED THE COP’S LOOK ON HIS FACE.. HE HAD THE MOST PUZZLED LOOK. HE KEPT LOOKING AT MY BIG SLEEPER AND COULD NOT UNDERSTAND HOW ON EARTH THIS BIG OLD HEAVY CAR COULD OF EVER LEFT HIM SO FAR BEHIND WHEN HE HAD HIS VAN FLOORED THE WHOLE TIME AND I LEFT HIM LIKE ALMOST a MILE BEHIND ME IN JUST SECONDS.
HE COMES OVER TO MY WINDOW AND i SAID TO HIM “YOU CAN’T GIVE ME A SPEEDING TICKET” WHILE i WAS SMILING. HE SAID “HEY is THAT” I SAID BECAUSE YOU COULD NOT CLOCK ME.”
i KNEW THAT HIS VEHICLE COULD NOT MATCH MY SPEED SO HE COULD NOT KNOW WHAT MY SPEED WAS. I ALSO KNEW THAT IF HE HAD A RADAR GUN IT WOULD OF HAD TO GET TWO IDENTICAL READINGS IN A ROW TO BE ABLE TO HAVE IT STAND UP IN COURT.
SO HE GAVE ME A TICKET FOR FAILING TO OBEY A THE POSTED SPEED SIGN.. I TOLD HIM THERE WAS NO SIGN..
THEN HE THOUGHT HE COULD GIVE ME a TICKET BASED ON LOCAL STREET SPEED LIMITS.
BUT HE DID NOT REALIZE THAT THE STRETCH OF ROAD i WAS ON WAS A HWY OVER-PASS AND WAS ACTUALLY BUILT AS PART OF THE HWY AND AS SUCH THE HWY SPEEDS APPLIED TO IT.
i HAD A CAR LOAD OF WITNESSES AND WENT TO COURT..THE WITNESSES TESTIFIED THAT THERE WAS NO SIGN i DID NOT OBEY AND THAT THERE WAS NO SIGNS AT ALL.
THE CHARGE WAS THROWN OUT.
NOW GOING BACK TO MY ADVENTURE..
LATER THAT DAY AFTER DARK WE WENT OUT FOR THE FINAL DRIVING ADVENTURE.
I STARTED IT OFF IN REAL STYLE.
i DROVE TO A DUSTY GRAVEL LOT…THE YOUNG PASSENGERS WERE SITTING AND READY. THINKING, YEAH RIGHT ..I WAS TELLING THEM THAT I WAS ABOUT TO TAKE THEM ON A DRIVE OF A LIFETIME AND THAT I WAS AN EXPERT STUNT DRIVER..
i SAID i AM NOW GOING TO SHOW YOU WHAT AN OLD GUY FROM THE MUSCLE CAR GENERATION
COULD DO WITH HIS CUSTOM BUILT ANTIQUE MUSCLE CAR.
I WAS PARKED IN AN UNLIGHTED LOT WITH NOTHING NEAR BY.
I SAID ARE YOU READY? THEY LOOKED AT ME AND said FOR WHAT?
I SAID ITS TIME FOR A DOUGH NUT.. THEY HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT.
I TURNED ON MY POWERFUL HALOGEN HIGH BEAMS AND AGAIN i LOOKED AT THE YOUNG ONES AND THEY WERE ALSO LAUGHING. THEY THOUGHT I WAS NUTS. WHY WAS I TURNING ON MY HALOGEN HIGH BEAMS.
I PUT HER IN LOW GEAR, CUT MY WHEELS ALL THE WAY AND FLOORED IT.
THEY NEVER IN THEIR LIVES EVER HEARD A HUGE ENGINE GO TO FULL THROTTLE.. THE CAR IMMEDIATELY elevated OFF THE GROUND.. THE CUSTOM AIR BAG SUSPENSION KEPT THE CAR LEVEL AND WE IMMEDIATELY BEGUN TO SPIN ON THE Spot.
IT WAS THE MOST AMAZING SENSATION. THE CAR WAS SPINNING ON THE Spot AT VERY HIGH SPEED.The whole car was elevated. ALL YOU COULD SEE ALL AROUND OUTSIDE EVERY WINDOW WAS NOTHING BUT A HUGE CLOUD DUST THAT WAS ALL LIT UP BY MY HALOGEN LIGHTS as we quickly spun around.
We were inside the doughnut hole of white dust..It was so surreal. We were floating in a thunder cloud.
I then slowed the engine and we began to come back down to ground level..
I looked around at my passengers and they were all in the twilight zone…
They now understood what a muscle car is.. ahhaha I just smiled at them and left onto the rest of our adventure.
It was two in the morning there was almost no cars driving anywhere.
I then headed out to the country.
I headed for an old narrow twisty, windy, hilly coastal secondary hwy. I knew that there would be no vehicles on this isolated road…
It was nothing but wilderness and forests…
The road surface was in good condition and I had plenty of gas and the 2000 wattboom box was blasting Daft Punk.
I knew that this would be the last time I would ever take my beloved muscle car for an adventure..
The days of big powerful heavy muscle cars had come to an end for me..
I felt I had to write this in memory of a lost era…
Just a note. When this muscle car was made the speed limits on the hwy was one hundred miles per hour (240 km) and one hundred and ten in Quebec. Now it was only fifty miles per hour.
So now it was time to give my passengers a real sensation of Muscle Car power.
my car had an amazing C-6 transmission…This transmission could shift gears just like a standard but without the need or delay of a clutch..
i knew just when to shift this Ford C-6 transmission while the engine was still at full throttle..yes this trany could shift on the go..But you really needed to know how to do this..Its not something i would recommend anyone to try without having a couple of millions miles of experience driving a muscle car under your belt.
The sound of a huge large block engine at full throttle in low gear going from 0 – 90 miles per hour up a very steep incline in just a couple of seconds is un-conprehendable unless you experience it.
Every time I floored it we would be pulled back in our seats and could not move due to the g forces at work.
I would take my foot off the accelerator just before approaching the blind crest of the top of the steep hill. The car would immediately begin to air brake. The sensation and loud sound of the engine braking the car was just so awesome.
Have you ever heard a tractor-trailer air braking? Will this muscle car could do the same thing.
The reverse sensation of the g forces was such an amazing experience.
The car could slow down much faster with air braking then it would with only applying the brakes. This could only be done if you kept the car in low gear.
The brakes would of quickly over heated and worn out if I had depended on only normal braking instead of air braking.
You can not realize the full power of a muscle car if you do not know how to air brake.
Only big powerful large block engines can do air braking.
The twisty and hilly coastal highway we were on was even more exciting then a huge roller coaster ride.
Few drivers could ever know how to achieve the precise driving I was performing.
This is no exaggeration.
Now are you ready for this? Performing a ninety degree turn at ninety miles per hour.
Ok I’ll try to explain how this is done with my writing. Seeing is believing but I’ll attempt to write it out for you.
oh also you need to understand that this old hwy I was on had no long straight level stretches. I picked this hwy because i could pretty well keep my muscle car in low gear the whole time. The top speed in low gear was ninety miles per hour. But this was reached in just a few seconds and by then I would be hitting a blind crest hill or turn. Where the air braking was perfectly suited for.
In other words the car would speed up very quickly and would slow down very quickly when I took my foot off the accelerator and also used my brakes.
Okay a couple more mechanical things you need to understand. First my car was rear wheel drive with a limited slip posy read end. Meaning that power was applied toboth rear wheels at the same time. Most cars only had power to one wheel at a time.
Second thing is that if I applied my normal brakes, most stopping power was achieved by the front wheels. So that If I applied my regular brakes as I was air breaking with my rear wheels. I could stop the car extremely fast from a very fast speed.
Okay then here goes.. I will describe achieving a tight ninety degree left turn at ninety miles per hour.
The car is floored going ninety in low gear. You jerk your wheel left just a bit and bring it back aiming in the direction the vehicle is moving as you approach the turn. You also tap your brakes causing the car to start the rear end sliding to your right. You keep skidding the car sideways on the asphalt. You listen to the tires screeching and watch the huge cloud of smoke start to pass your car.
But then just as your car is now turned and facing where you want to go as its skidding sideways. You floor the accelerator and the rear tires start digging into the asphalt and the huge powerful engine combined with this very heavy vehicle the car will actually stop skidding sideways and well take off in the direction you are now facing.
This is a stunt very few professional drivers can do or well even attempt to do.
You have to have a custom built car to do this, This would not be possible without custom air suspension bags installed in the rear and many other special things done to the vehicle.
Basicly, if you don’t have a master mechanic you can never have a car like this.
Back to the adventure.. We are now floored reaching ninety miles per hour and we immediately approach another ninety degree turn to the right. Where I performed the same maneuver. Do realize that this is a very narrow old road with no shoulders.
Now we were approaching a fairly normal level road ahead. The twisty hilly roller coaster ride was now over.
I don’t think my passengers needed anymore convincing about muscle cars.
I gave them an experience of a life time that unfortunately they could never explain to anyone.
These events would be in their memories for ever and maybe one day when they are elders they may try to tell youngsters about this experience.
But again the youngsters would never believe it.
Which is why I wrote this and maybe one day they well get to read this and have some understanding of what they experienced and how this old master muscle car mechanic was able to do it.
Or was it all just a sleepers dream?
Written March 2010
Oh also for those of you who know about my photography. I drove this car on many photo safaris to get many beautiful pictures. This car could off road on to the worst imaginable old logging roads and trails.
I lost this car back in 2001. The Police took it out of my driveway while i was in hospital and I never saw it again. The police never notified me. I live in a smalltown where the cops do what they want and no one knows or cares about the unlawful things that go one here.
If you attempt to have real justice done here the shadow government here will destroy you.
For my readers who are aware that on Nov 22 2010 A woman drove her car over me leaving me very crippled up. Sadly I will never again be able to go on any more photo shoots. read and download all my writings at www.scribd.com/danieltowsey
Its now time for me to sleep and dream of my muscle car.
Now my life is sad. I can only look at all the places I have been while taking pictures knowing that I will never again be able to walk or ride my bike to any of these places.
Oh and the shadow government, lawyers and doctors are now doing everything it can to destroy my insurance claim so that i will be forced to stay in my house prison. As my injuries have made it impossible for me to even travel on public transit or even go for walks.
I walk very slowly with a four wheel walker for only about five minutes.
So i have gone from having a very active life to no life at all and I will probably never even get an insurance settlement to justly compensate me for my injuries suffered, disabilities and the loss of my quality of life.
All I have left is loneliness and beautiful memories captured with my camera.