Hooking or grasping on to the rear bumper of a car or truck when the road is covered in snow and ice. The motorist often doesn't know the youth is squatted down behind the car hanging on to the rear bumper. The 'Hooky-Bobber' gets a free and dangerous ride. Hooky-Bobbing is mostly for a joy-ride, but can be a way to get home from school. The dangers include inhaling car exhaust, motorists traveling at high rates of speed. Rock,gravel,sand and sewer covers in the road that have melted the snow and/or ice resulting in the Hooky-Bobber to be tossed off the rear bumper. Also often times, mittens or gloves get stuck/frozen to the rear bumper.
"Dude! Look at the snow coming down! I can't wait for school to get out to go Hooky-Bobbing!"
The ancient art of grabbing onto the back bumper of a passing vehicle on a snowy or icy street and sliding along for a ride. To pull it off succesfully, you must go undetected by the police or the car's driver. An expert hooky bobber could theoretically travel from one side of town to the other by latching onto different passing vehicles. The farther you went, the wickeder you were. Advanced hooky bobbers might go so far as to wear ice skates or ride sleds or even swatches of cardboard. On warmer days, a bobber could use roller skates, skateboards, or ride along on a bike. There were dangers to be avoided: moguls, or ruts in the ice caused by compaction from large vehicles, could cause you to lose your balance, or worse, injure your back from too much road bobbing.
Micheal J. Fox was totally hooky bobbing on a hovering skateboard in Back to the Future.
An Alaskan teenager activity which a sled is attached to the back of a truck and pulled around with somebody on the sled, often with the truck moving at high speeds. This is done over snow or ice. The act of Hooky-Bobbing is often accompanied by jumps, bumps, potholes, and snowbanks, off which the point is to go high up in the air or hold on as long as you can.
"Last night, since it snowed so much, me, Isaac, Gabe, and Jake went hooky-bobbing out the road. We nearly killed Isaac when he went over the birm!"