Originally Posted by Ghost
Did that as a kid in Montreal on slippery days, only grabbing the back bumper of a city bus to go a couple of blocks, without permission of bus driver (ore anyone else).
We didn't always have permission from the cars, either. If they spotted us and objected, sometimes they stopped. Sometimes they sped up.
Originally Posted by Utagonian
We called it "hookie-bobbing" and it was a common activity for us in the late 70's at night in Government Camp. I remember a drunk kid getting his legs run over by a jeep with huge tires (lucky for him) and walking away without injury.
We called it "pogeying." No clue where the term came from.
All the adults cranked about how dangerous it was. But I never heard of anyone getting hurt that grabbed onto a bumper. One kid tried grabbing onto the edge of the wheel well on a school bus. That did not end well at all.
Originally Posted by slipshod
When I was a kid in Peterborough, Ontario, they didn't plow the side streets right down to the pavement, and rarely used salt or sand. It made a perfect surface for road hockey -- and boot-joring behind the cars of unwitting motorists. At a stop sign, you could sneak up behind a car, squat down, grab the bumper and ride along for a block or two.
We could also put on our skates at home and skate a couple of blocks to the outdoor hockey rink.
We had back yard hockey rinks in Buffalo. No salt or sand on side roads, and no hope of plowing down to the pavement. We left there in 1974, and I still think it's not really winter unless you're driving on snow. Now we live in MN, where at least sometimes (not all the time) it does look like winter, in the winter.