Pipe Spotting

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cshubhra

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Well I have not spotted a pipe smoker. I mistimed my afternoon smoke, so when I had to leave, I had not finished my pipe. Normally I would leave the pipe at home, but today I continued to smoke it in my car. I drove for about 12 miles - 17/18 minutes before I finished the pipe. Plenty of opportunities for others to spot a pipe smoker.
 
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seanv

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I usually try to hide the pipe that I’m smoking while I’m driving for fear of someone calling cops because they think I’m smoking dope
 
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wordheavy

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I've seen a, couple, once while working and once while on a road trip. At work; I smelled that very distinct Aro tobacco smell, turned around and there was a fellow pipe smoker getting in his car. On the road trip; we stopped at a rest stop and an older fella was just emptying his pipe and leaving. Neither times was I able to start a conversation, but I will catch one in the wild some day. Those are my experiences... the ones that got away.
 

olkofri

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I usually try to hide the pipe that I’m smoking while I’m driving for fear of someone calling cops because they think I’m smoking dope
Oh, man, must I do that now? I just normally hide it when I see a cruiser around only.
 
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cshubhra

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When you try to strike a conversation... Just remember Tigers are a solitary animal. They only interact with each other in forums!
I've seen a, couple, once while working and once while on a road trip. At work; I smelled that very distinct Aro tobacco smell, turned around and there was a fellow pipe smoker getting in his car. On the road trip; we stopped at a rest stop and an older fella was just emptying his pipe and leaving. Neither times was I able to start a conversation, but I will catch one in the wild some day. Those are my experiences... the ones that got away.
 

tobefrank

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I have seen a guy pull out a pipe while having a rest from skiing in Norway.

I also sometimes smoke a pipe with a young business contact while smoking at the local cigar lounge. He’s got one of the long Lord of the Ring style churchwardens. There sometimes is another guy at the cigar lounge that smokes what looks like a Peterson pipe.
 
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seanv

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It's anything and totally judgement based. Touch screens in your vehicle or even fiddling with radio dials can be construed as distracted driving
 

hoosierpipeguy

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I would estimate I have a pipe in my mouth 75% of the time I'm driving. Aside from being at a B&M or the Chicago pipe show, I've only seen one pipe smoker in the past year. He was also in a car driving on the bypass around Cincinnati.
 

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