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Title: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: 1vertical on May 08, 2011, 02:32:41 PM

In MY Yard, drinking MY homebrew, Driving MY riding mower?
No other variables considered or allowed...never deviating from inside the yard.
(I realize my judgement may be rendered poorer than if sober so don't go off subject based upon poor judgement)
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: maxieboy on May 08, 2011, 02:50:43 PM
Yes, but only without pants.
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: tumarkin on May 08, 2011, 02:54:35 PM
given compliance with your 'ground' rules, it's a sorta free country, so go for it. it comes down to your judgement - off topic or not. but, as you recognize, your judgement is a sliding scale which in large part comes down to your lawnmower beer.

most people describe lawnmower beer using terms like light, easy drinking, refreshing, low-alcohol, etc. on the other hand, my lawnmower beer is called Brush-hog Stout, a bruiser of an RIS and anything but light or low-alcohol (though I think it's easy drinking). so I say go for it, but use your judgement. and no matter what maxieboy says, don't give the ossifers an easy bust by going no-pants. I think even Weaze would give you a nod for wearing a kilt in this situation.
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: ccarlson on May 08, 2011, 03:02:09 PM
Only with the blade disengaged.
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: euge on May 08, 2011, 03:47:05 PM
I think they can still get you if the little tractor is in operation outside your house. That being said I regularly push a mower while intoxicated. Either way it's still a PUI... ;)
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: rabid_dingo on May 08, 2011, 09:12:52 PM
I'd only get nervous if you're in MY Yard, drinking MY homebrew, Driving MY riding mower...

I would be grateful for the endeavor. I hate mowing my yard. Not enough beer in the world...

If I had a lawn it would be a different story.
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: cheba420 on May 08, 2011, 10:53:53 PM
If you're in your yard and you're not hurting anyone or disturbing other's peaceful enjoyment..... you should be able to do what ever the hell you want to do!
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: speed on May 09, 2011, 12:53:28 AM
If you're in your yard and you're not hurting anyone or disturbing other's peaceful enjoyment..... you should be able to do what ever the hell you want to do!
true da dat, as long as you're not naked :)
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: bluesman on May 09, 2011, 02:25:10 AM
How many people did you run over and was your seatbelt on?  ;D
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: loopy on May 09, 2011, 02:52:32 AM
freedom says yes.
darwin says yes. 

I cant argue with those two.. 
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: ckpash88 on May 09, 2011, 05:01:31 AM
As a person that has almost lost two fingers to power equipment while sober bc lack of caution and attention I don't think drinking while doing anything like that is smart but if your tractor is like mine and will kill if you get off the seat and you don't have the mower deck going and your just cruising the yard for kicks  and giggles I don't see why not
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: zacharyhasty on May 09, 2011, 03:16:33 PM
At my buddies house we where jumping a hill in his yard drunk in his explorer with cups of beer in our hands.  Just be carefull... or not
 ???
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: weithman5 on May 09, 2011, 03:40:53 PM
as a kid on lake erie, i would wait for small craft warnings, grab a 6 pack and head out for the islands.  weithman 1, darwin 0.
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: Slowbrew on May 09, 2011, 04:26:42 PM
Here in Iowa a guy did get charged with DUI for driving his lawn tractor to the store to buy more beer.  If he had stayed in the ditches he may have been okay but from what I read he was also working on a public intox charge.

I say go for it but within reason.  Just because you won't feel the blade cut your foot off doesn't make your foot still there and I'd avoid areas with very small trees that you want to keep.

Paul
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: hoser on May 09, 2011, 04:35:49 PM
This sounds like something destined to be up for the Darwin awards..........
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: chumley on May 09, 2011, 05:58:34 PM
Its a straightforward "yes or no" question as put forth, but there has to be one variable to consider...

Do you have a HOA?

If so, all bets are off...
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: 1vertical on May 09, 2011, 06:03:28 PM
No HOA, No seatbelts onboard, Headlights work, hydrostatic drive.....18hp, brakes DO work...

Thanks for the votes....and the re-newed faith in our over regulated human lives. ;)
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: weazletoe on May 09, 2011, 06:51:21 PM
Yes, but only without pants.

  Why would you be on a riding mower with oants on to start? I thought it was just assumed one would be pantless.

 But seriously, I did assume everyone here drank while mowing. Back in Ohio, I had a pretty big yard. Had a 46" cut Craftsman, with an 18hp Kohler, and aftermarket cup holders. Honestly, I did not even realize that having a beer (or six depending on the size of the lawn) was something to be questioned.
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: EHall on May 09, 2011, 08:22:34 PM
so for all of you that get to ride the mower and drink, just make sure to videotape yourselves and upload it to youtube... the rest of us love that kind of entertainment...
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: WDE97 on May 09, 2011, 08:39:51 PM
Based on the OP's scenario, he has every right to do as he pleases IMO.  Just don't hold a baby/small child in your lap while drinking and mowing. I can't believe how many idiots I've seen doing that! 

Hmm.. a beer hat or hydration backpack would allow for hands-free sipping!
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: BrewArk on May 09, 2011, 08:55:48 PM
Why stop w/a lawnmower?  Couldn't you drive a car, fly a plane or shoot a gun?  Or a combination of them. 
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: yugamrap on May 09, 2011, 09:11:46 PM
The great sage, Frank Zappa, said all that needs to be said... "Do what you wanna, do what you will, just don't mess up your neighbor's thrill..."



Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: beersk on May 09, 2011, 09:18:56 PM
I'd say yes you should be able to drink while mowing your lawn.  The dude who road his mower to the store while drinking is an idiot.
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: speed on May 10, 2011, 03:00:10 AM
here in nebraska we got a saying, here hold my beer and watch this 8)

when i got my new john deere mower a few years ago, it has a cup holder on it,  and someone asked me how long it took to mow the lawn, i said 2 beers.
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: tschmidlin on May 10, 2011, 03:50:36 AM
Nice.  I've got a push mower.  I've tried having a beer while mowing, it just doesn't work.  The camelbak idea might work though.
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: 1vertical on May 10, 2011, 04:46:01 AM
Heck Yeah a coozie cup holder....I'm gonna get one and bolt it aboard.
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: rabid_dingo on May 10, 2011, 06:05:48 AM
Why stop w/a lawnmower?  Couldn't you drive a car, fly a plane or shoot a gun?  Or a combination of them. 

If the yard is big enough, why not? I can fly a plane on my property.

But I'll only be able to land it once. ;D
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: dean on May 10, 2011, 04:38:10 PM
Sure, as long as you have NO other passengers or anyone in tow.  Mind the mower chute too.   ;)
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: bluefoxicy on May 10, 2011, 04:43:28 PM
As a person that has almost lost two fingers to power equipment while sober bc lack of caution and attention I don't think drinking while doing anything like that is smart but if your tractor is like mine and will kill if you get off the seat and you don't have the mower deck going and your just cruising the yard for kicks  and giggles I don't see why not

Could always run over somebody else.  Damn kids need to get off MY lawn or they'll be mulch!

I do not agree with operating heavy/dangerous machinery while inebriated.  Legality aside, it's a very bad idea.  Remember, God made Man by gathering all the stupidity in the immediate area and molding it into a clay figure with a penis; then he made Woman by taking a piece of that and adding enough air to make it light, fluffy, cushy, and just a little smaller.  If something stupid can be done, a man will figure out how; if this turns out difficult, a man will add alcohol and reach enstupidment.  God knows the WOMAN won't represent the voice of reason during all this.
Title: Re: Should I be allowed to drive drunk and or while drinking?
Post by: corkybstewart on May 10, 2011, 05:16:43 PM
I used to drink and drive my lawn mower all the time but I realized it was a really stupid idea.  Not for safety reasons but because I don't really have much grass growing on my 2 acres I'm really just mowing dirt.  My beer was always full of dirt and grass clippings so now I just stop every few rounds and have a couple of rounds in the garage.  But mowing dirt and not being able to hear my cell phone for 3 or 4 hours is still a great way to spend an afternoon.