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Jim Jones
06-24-2011, 01:26 AM
I'm about to do Little Rock to Mesa, AZ next Friday, which should be around 20 1/2 hours and 1,285 miles. Longest solo drive before that was 16 hours.

Should be fun though. I'm taking off in a rental car (equipped with XM radio, thankfully) at 10 PM and hoping to arrive at around 6 PM. Bringing a thermus with coffee and already have a McDonalds location picked out for breakfast.

MagicHef
06-24-2011, 01:29 AM
Niagara Falls to Denver. It wasn't solo though, I was with my dad. Also, I was 12.

Douche Baggins
06-24-2011, 01:34 AM
Houston, TX to Springfield, MO. 11 hours.

KurtCobain
06-24-2011, 01:45 AM
So no gas stop?

Jim Jones
06-24-2011, 01:46 AM
So no gas stop?

I'll need to make one quick stop for gas and one quick stop for food. Don't plan on spending more than five minutes total for either.

jjjayb
06-24-2011, 01:49 AM
Yuma, Arizona to Jacksonville, Florida.

ChiefGator
06-24-2011, 04:47 AM
Yuma, Arizona to Jacksonville, Florida.

Nice job! Think that might take the cake..

Mine was just across Texas, from Huma, Louisiana to Las Cruces, NM.

Gonzo
06-24-2011, 04:54 AM
Merced, Cali to Salt Lake.

Driving across northern Nevada is some boring shit.
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stumppy
06-24-2011, 05:16 AM
Louisville, Ky. to Chicago Heights, Il. to Louisville, Ky. then on to Goldsboro, NC. Had to pack the little 4x6 Uhaul trailer in Chicago Heights. I guess you could call it a stop but there was no rest. I hit the road as soon as it was loaded. That was 20 yrs ago. I forget how long it took but it was a long friggin haul.

Mizzou_8541
06-24-2011, 05:17 AM
St. Joe to Oceanside, California and back numerous times. Eastern California on I-15 is almost as bad as western Kansas.

Okie_Apparition
06-24-2011, 05:51 AM
Driving across Kansas should be counted in dog years. If there was just some way of diverting all that flood water & making that state a wetland marsh

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
06-24-2011, 06:04 AM
Longest Solo Drives - distance: Monterey, CA to San Angelo, TX (3 days); Ft. Campbell, KY to Ft. Devens, MA (3 days), Ft. Campbell, KY to Ft. Huachuca, AZ, (3 days); San Angelo, TX to Ft. Meade, MD (3 days)

Longest Solo Drives - non-stop: San Angelo, TX to Hallsville, MO (14 hours); Ft. Campbell to San Angelo, TX (14 hours)

soopamanluva
06-24-2011, 06:35 AM
KC-Detroit 10 hours. Have done it 3 times, about to do it a 4th...

Phobia
06-24-2011, 06:40 AM
Boston to Houston = a long time.

angelo
06-24-2011, 06:43 AM
I have done two.

Kansas City to Gardiner, Montanan 19.5 hrs for a Yellowstone vacation.
It was a good drive.

Round trip in 32 hrs Kansas city to Milwaukee to St. Louis to Springfield mo to Kansas city. Actual driving time was 23-24 hrs. We were rescuing some dogs from a kill shelter and distributing them to some new owners.

Ang

Sfeihc
06-24-2011, 06:49 AM
Detroit to Jacksonville.

Phobia
06-24-2011, 06:50 AM
Boston to Houston = a long time.

I should have mentioned that the purpose of this drive was to break into a mobster's compound and rescue 18 underage, orphaned girls who were being held as sex slaves.

luv
06-24-2011, 06:56 AM
Longest for me would probably be Springfield, MO to Chicago. Been further than that, but not solo.

TrebMaxx
06-24-2011, 06:57 AM
Spokane WA to Columbia MO, close to 1800 miles. Did it a few times when I was younger.

BCD
06-24-2011, 07:01 AM
Dayton, Oh to Winter Haven, Fl.

1000mi. 15 hours by myself. Just did it 2 weeks ago.

stevieray
06-24-2011, 07:01 AM
phoenix to denver

18 hours...straight through...on a motorcycle.

Lzen
06-24-2011, 07:16 AM
Topeka, KS to Lakeland, FL. 1317 miles. About 22-23 hours. I've done this drive several times, most recently in March.

Dayze
06-24-2011, 07:19 AM
Fresno to Fort Colins.

My last day in the Navy; I woke up around 2:30am and couldn't sleep.....then thought "well...my leave started at midnight....F it. I'm outta here". Movers had already picked up my stuff etc, so I threw my bags into the truck and headed out at 3am. Was in Vegas by 9am. and Didn't get into Fort Collins until about 10:30pm if I recall.

That was a LONG drive, but I was jacked up about being finished with the military. Prior to that, I had made two trips from KC to Fresno-ish; with the long leg being KC to Denver-ish/12 hours.

MOhillbilly
06-24-2011, 07:20 AM
11-12 hours.

mlyonsd
06-24-2011, 07:22 AM
Spink, SD - Harrisburg, PA 1214 miles, took about 16-17 hours

I was younger and very stupid.

Dave Lane
06-24-2011, 07:23 AM
LA to KC 1620 miles, it sucked there was a snow storm behind me so I couldn't stop.

Al Bundy
06-24-2011, 07:23 AM
23 Hours or so, Kansas City to Orlando.

Dartgod
06-24-2011, 07:24 AM
No more than 5-6 hours solo. I can't sit behind a wheel that long.

Any longer than that? Fuck it, I'm flying.
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Gonzo
06-24-2011, 07:25 AM
Omaha to Dallas several times. 10 hours or so. Russian Boar hunting ftw.
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kc rush
06-24-2011, 07:31 AM
KC to Williamsburg VA

seclark
06-24-2011, 07:36 AM
kv to chicago to indy back to quincy to peoria back to kv.

started on a friday night, finished sunday around noon. pulled in to a truck stop around 2am for coffee refills, and my father in law picked up a chair and chased 3 drunks out of the cafe. LMAO it was wild.
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Fire Me Boy!
06-24-2011, 07:39 AM
In 2008, about 13 hours from the west side of KC to the east side of Knoxville, TN, en route to new home in South Carolina.

WilliamTheIrish
06-24-2011, 07:43 AM
I split a 22/24/26 hour Kansas City to San Diego drive. Friggin' killed me.

LOCOChief
06-24-2011, 07:45 AM
SW Florida to Bixby OK 24 hours staight through.

cdcox
06-24-2011, 08:05 AM
Knoxville to the Outer Banks, NC. About 10 hrs in June with no AC. I've driven up to 16 hrs straight with other people in the car.

Old Dog
06-24-2011, 08:06 AM
Mapquest says it's 1979.64 miles
Ft. Lewis (Tacoma, Wa) to home (KC area) with a sidestop in South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore. To clarify though it was off the interstate, down to see it and back on the interstate after an hour or so walking around there.
I know it took in the general vicinity of 42 hours. Back in '91 when the speed limit was 55.

blaise
06-24-2011, 08:08 AM
I drove from Rochester NY to Boston and then back again in the same day. Not sure how far it is in mileage.

Bump
06-24-2011, 08:10 AM
Lawrence, KS to South Padre Island, TX

non-stop, about 15-18 hours, can't quite remember.

ExtremeChief
06-24-2011, 08:17 AM
Northern Missouri to Gulf Shores Alabama twice, 17 hours.
KCMO to SanDiego twice, 28 hours, and I will never do that again.

rocknrolla
06-24-2011, 08:25 AM
Lawrence, KS to South Padre Island, TX

non-stop, about 15-18 hours, can't quite remember.

I did that in high school. What a long drive back.

blaise
06-24-2011, 08:29 AM
After a long drive like that, the car can start smelling real funky.

Pestilence
06-24-2011, 09:19 AM
Tucson, AZ to Pierre, SD = 23 hours

Tucson, AZ to Tyndall AFB, FL = 25 hours

JD10367
06-24-2011, 09:33 AM
1995, Boston to Tampa. Drove for around 20 hours, tried to take a nap around Georgia, after a few hours of tossing and turning in the car I couldn't sleep so I just finished driving the rest of the way. About 1200 miles, about 24 hours I think.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-24-2011, 09:38 AM
My hometown in Illinois to New Orleans, then back a few days later. I want to say it was 12 hours maybe...? Mississippi is boring.

prhom
06-24-2011, 09:41 AM
Ft. Morgan, CO to Flagstaff, AZ took me about 15 hours, but felt like longer cause I had a kitten in the car that didn't really like traveling.

Mr. Plow
06-24-2011, 09:49 AM
Hutch to KC. About 3 hours. It's brutal man.

Predarat
06-24-2011, 09:50 AM
Nashville to Wichita, its listed about 12 hrs 45 min, I think I can make it in 10 1/2, but that is really pushing it with no stops for anything but fuel.

gblowfish
06-24-2011, 10:04 AM
I did KC to Chicago on a business trip in one day, stopping at about three places in Iowa for about an hour each to meet customers. That was a long day.

Chief Roundup
06-24-2011, 10:09 AM
Mtn. Home, Arkansas to Boise, Idaho. It was 1660 miles. I drove it straight through other than fuel. It took 27 hrs. I was very tired and wore out when I got there. Didn't drive straight through when I came back.

Chief Roundup
06-24-2011, 10:12 AM
Dayton, Oh to Winter Haven, Fl.

1000mi. 15 hours by myself. Just did it 2 weeks ago.

Wow I lived in Winter Haven for a little over a year.

PunkinDrublic
06-24-2011, 10:37 AM
15 hours Atlanta to Dallas.

Also make the yearly trek from Dallas to Decatur Illinois to see family which is about 12 hours and wears me the fuck out.

BCD
06-24-2011, 10:53 AM
Nashville to Wichita, its listed about 12 hrs 45 min, I think I can make it in 10 1/2, but that is really pushing it with no stops for anything but fuel.Do you wear adult diapers? :)

'Hamas' Jenkins
06-24-2011, 10:55 AM
KC-Detroit 10 hours. Have done it 3 times, about to do it a 4th...

How the hell do you do that in 10 hours?

KC to Toledo is about the same distance, I did that multiple times back and forth, and never did it in less than 12.

BCD
06-24-2011, 10:55 AM
Wow I lived in Winter Haven for a little over a year.Cool. My son lives there.

PhillyChiefFan
06-24-2011, 10:55 AM
Manhattan, KS --> Chambersburg, PA

18 hrs driving time / 1100 miles

Just Passin' By
06-24-2011, 10:58 AM
I've made the trip from Miami to Massachusetts/NH (and then the return trip after the vacation is over) somewhere around 20 times, and I've made the trip from Key West to Central New Hampshire twice. I usually do it nonstop.

ClevelandBronco
06-24-2011, 11:03 AM
1,023 miles. OC,CA to Denver.

Chief Roundup
06-24-2011, 11:09 AM
Cool. My son lives there.

I was a regional manager for NewSouth Communications. Then they got bought out by another company and deleted my position.

Johnny Vegas
06-24-2011, 11:12 AM
Billings, MT to Kansas City, MO. 1,017 miles

18 hours counting road construction from Omaha to Kansas City.

Won't ever do it again. I slept for about 18 hours once I got to the hotel room.

Bearcat
06-24-2011, 11:14 AM
In college, did KC to Harrisburg, PA... 1050 miles. Drove with someone there, stopping for about 6 hours to sleep, then drove back alone non-stop. Started at 9pm on a Friday and got back to KC on Sunday evening.

Also in college, did KC to Orlando... 1250 miles with someone else in the car.

I did Omaha to Detroit several times alone for work, which is 750 miles/10 hours, with stops in Davenport and Kalamazoo for gas.

Last week I drove to Myrtle Beach and back, which is 1150 miles/~16 hours, with company, with stops for gas in St. Louis, Nashville, and Asheville, NC.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-24-2011, 11:18 AM
I drive almost a mile to work from home everyday. Then I have to go back. Sucks.

Bearcat
06-24-2011, 11:25 AM
Oh, and Google always seems to overshoot estimated time on long trips... it said my 1150 mile trip to Myrtle Beach was 19 hours, which would be an average of 60 mph. If you drive 4 hours at 70mph then take 15 minutes to get gas, pee, eat, stretch, whatever, that's an average of almost 66mph for every 4.25 hours. I knocked off 2 hours from the estimated time, and that included an extra stop for breakfast and a couple of wrong turns.

vailpass
06-24-2011, 11:29 AM
I've done Cedar Rapids, IA to Scottsdale,AZ straight through with a load of antiques but I had a buddy and we switched off so that isn't quite the same I guess.

BCD
06-24-2011, 11:34 AM
How the hell do you do that in 10 hours?

KC to Toledo is about the same distance, I did that multiple times back and forth, and never did it in less than 12.Its possible. I can do 1000 miles in 15.

BCD
06-24-2011, 11:42 AM
Billings, MT to Kansas City, MO. 1,017 miles

18 hours counting road construction from Omaha to Kansas City.

Won't ever do it again. I slept for about 18 hours once I got to the hotel room.Wuss. :) 2 weeks ago I did my 2000 mile trip in a 44 hour period.

FRCDFED
06-24-2011, 11:44 AM
Spokane, WA to Hannibal, MO.......around 1700 miles.

23 hours.

Frazod
06-24-2011, 11:52 AM
Newport, RI to Fenton, MO. Left at 10:30 am, arrived at 5:30 the next morning. Alone, only stopped when I needed gas. That was brutal. I don't think I could do it now.

bowener
06-24-2011, 11:54 AM
Boston to Houston = a long time.

Wow. Tht'sfar. I've driven Boston to Columbia, Mo. I'm going to do it again in about 2 weeks or so. ~1,300 miles on google maps, but it never comes out that low when I drive it.

Bearcat
06-24-2011, 12:01 PM
Its possible. I can do 1000 miles in 15.

Illinois sucks. Omaha to Detroit wasn't as bad, but once I did KC to St. Louis to Auburn Hills, and spending that much time in Illinois was brutal with the truck speed limit set to 55mph (it also might actually be less scenic than Kansas or Nebraska, if that's possible). Michigan makes up for it some, since they drive faster and they even have 70mph within Detroit.

The trip I just took was probably the fastest I've averaged... there were a lot of people in TN and the Carolinas who wanted to go 80+ mph, which was nice.

JD10367
06-24-2011, 12:01 PM
Oh, and Google always seems to overshoot estimated time on long trips... it said my 1150 mile trip to Myrtle Beach was 19 hours, which would be an average of 60 mph. If you drive 4 hours at 70mph then take 15 minutes to get gas, pee, eat, stretch, whatever, that's an average of almost 66mph for every 4.25 hours. I knocked off 2 hours from the estimated time, and that included an extra stop for breakfast and a couple of wrong turns.

They have to estimate it at the speed limit. No one does the speed limit.

Pants
06-24-2011, 12:04 PM
Where's r8ers when you need him?

Alton deFlat
06-24-2011, 12:11 PM
Nothing too far. Cincinnati to Pittsburg, KS and Elk City, Oklahoma to Glendale, AZ.

kindra68
06-24-2011, 12:14 PM
Totally solo, by myself, nobody in the car at ALL, Texarkana to Shreveport. Once
With my son in the car, Texarkana to Little Rock. Too many times to count.
yeah, i don't get out much. and when i do, it's not too far from home.

Over-Head
06-24-2011, 12:24 PM
My 96' Freightliner was spec'ed with twin 185gl tanks, and a 3rd 150 gal back up, letting me run just shy 3000 miles between fill ups with light enough loads. To say I ran hard was an understatement.

Some of the steady runs I did included:

Toronto Person Int Airport - LAX - 2550 miles @48-52hrs hauling air freight

Moncton NB (Canada) - Tampa FL 1900 miles 30-32hrs hauling peatmoss

Halifax NS - Houstan TX 2545 miles @44 hours flat on a schedualed run.
BF Good rich tires down, Compac Computers back, I was doing a complete round trip every week for 3 months.

Can't ever remember a trip from Toronto to Halifax (1100 miles) headding home that took me more than 16 hours. We'd (me and who ever else was running the same direction) drop off our fed-ex packages before leaving, and be in the office before they got flown home and delivered the next morning, just to piss off the boss.


***This was long before satalite tracking, and the strick D.O.T laws that are in place today.

Over-Head
06-24-2011, 12:34 PM
Wow. Tht'sfar. I've driven Boston to Columbia, Mo. I'm going to do it again in about 2 weeks or so. ~1,300 miles on google maps, but it never comes out that low when I drive it.
Thats because most mapping programs use "shortest route" vs "practicle Interstate" routes.

38yrsfan
06-24-2011, 12:39 PM
Champaign, IL to Denver CO in the 70's driving a 69 Mustang, averaged a bit over 80 mph.

Dartgod
06-24-2011, 12:45 PM
You fuckers are crazy. There are these new things called airplanes, that drastically reduce travel time.
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Rain Man
06-24-2011, 12:54 PM
You're supposed to take rest breaks every two hours.

BCD
06-24-2011, 12:54 PM
You fuckers are crazy. There are these new things called airplanes, that drastically reduce travel time.
Posted via Mobile DeviceFuck air travel. It may take longer, but there are far fewer stupid people to deal with.

MOhillbilly
06-24-2011, 01:04 PM
i drove 40 miles north of south africa to see a band and the ****ers didnt show.

true story.

Dartgod
06-24-2011, 01:14 PM
Fuck air travel. It may take longer, but there are far fewer stupid people to deal with.
Far fewer stupid people driving?

Yeah, right. ROFL
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Frazod
06-24-2011, 01:16 PM
You fuckers are crazy. There are these new things called airplanes, that drastically reduce travel time.
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You know, I love flying. Window seat, staring out at the clouds, it's great. What I don't love is all the bullshit that goes with it. Getting to the airport (for me, generally O'Hare, which SUCKS), parking, enduring ridiculous security lines, outrageous prices and extra fees for damn near everything, plus unless you're a multi-millionaire frequent flyer, if there are problems they treat you worse than dirt. The last flight I took featured a 3 1/2 hour delay while we sat on the tarmac, and also featured me with a sinus headache and a screaming fucking brat who I'd still like to fucking murder, along with its obliviot douche parents.

If I can get there in a hard day's drive, I happily fly Chevrolet.

BCD
06-24-2011, 01:19 PM
Far fewer stupid people driving?

Yeah, right. ROFL
Posted via Mobile DeviceInteraction. I don't have to speak to anyone as they drive by. Too many morons in airports. Fuck people.

Bearcat
06-24-2011, 01:19 PM
You ****ers are crazy. There are these new things called airplanes, that drastically reduce travel time.
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I don't mind flying, and don't even find airports to be as much of a hassle as others, but it's still cheaper to drive, especially if there are multiple people and/or you would need a rental car if you flew. And if you don't have a direct flight or have any delays, it might not be that much faster than driving after taking into account all the time spent at airports.

Frazod
06-24-2011, 01:22 PM
I'll taking 100 morons driving slow in the fast lane over being trapped one row in front of a single screaming brat.

Dartgod
06-24-2011, 01:28 PM
I'll taking 100 morons driving slow in the fast lane over being trapped one row in front of a single screaming brat.
This is true. I just can't stand behing behind the wheel for more than 5-6 hours. Anymore than that and I'm checking airfares.

MahiMike
06-24-2011, 01:31 PM
Yuma, Arizona to Jacksonville, Florida.

Welcome to Jax!

Rain Man
06-24-2011, 01:39 PM
You know, I love flying. Window seat, staring out at the clouds, it's great. What I don't love is all the bullshit that goes with it. Getting to the airport (for me, generally O'Hare, which SUCKS), parking, enduring ridiculous security lines, outrageous prices and extra fees for damn near everything, plus unless you're a multi-millionaire frequent flyer, if there are problems they treat you worse than dirt. The last flight I took featured a 3 1/2 hour delay while we sat on the tarmac, and also featured me with a sinus headache and a screaming ****ing brat who I'd still like to ****ing murder, along with its obliviot douche parents.

If I can get there in a hard day's drive, I happily fly Chevrolet.


I'm not a fan of window seats. I'll be fine for 98 percent of the flight, but at some point I always have a moment where I look down and envision a structural failure two inches away that leaves me hurtling 20,000 feet to a near-certain death. (I would hold out hope that I could fashion a crude parachute out of my shirt on the way down.)

Over-Head
06-24-2011, 01:42 PM
I don't mind flying, and don't even find airports to be as much of a hassle as others, but it's still cheaper to drive, especially if there are multiple people and/or you would need a rental car if you flew. And if you don't have a direct flight or have any delays, it might not be that much faster than driving after taking into account all the time spent at airports.
Which is exactly why in Oct, I'll be leaving a few days ahead of the wife, son and mom in law for FL in my F-150, and picking them up in Orlando when they land.:thumb:

Bearcat
06-24-2011, 01:48 PM
If it was only an issue with people, I'd fly over driving every time.

I've only had to deal with a couple of over-the-top loud/obnoxious kids that were close enough for me to care. Wait for someone to go through security 4 times, taking off one accessory each time, push through that crowded the gate when first class was called because they want to be the first person in zone 18, deal with people who take 5 minutes to load/unload their carry-on stuff....... I'd choose that stuff, because there are a couple of hours of uninterrupted time (well, I always get a window seat to guarantee that part).

OTOH, driving is a constant reminder of how stupid, oblivious, and inconsiderate people can be, and it's guaranteed you'll pass several people on the right, have to wait for semi leap frog several times, put up with people who pass you/get passed/pass you again/get passed/repeat 74 times, etc.

Frazod
06-24-2011, 01:48 PM
This is true. I just can't stand behing behind the wheel for more than 5-6 hours. Anymore than that and I'm checking airfares.

I've driven long distances so often that it doesn't bother me. I always drive to Missouri when I come home to visit, so depending on where I'm going, that's anywhere from five to eight hours of driving time each way. It's not like I enjoy it (especially driving through bumblefuck central Illinois for the 10,000th time), but I'll take it over all the bullshit that comes with flying now.

PunkinDrublic
06-24-2011, 01:49 PM
You know, I love flying. Window seat, staring out at the clouds, it's great. What I don't love is all the bullshit that goes with it. Getting to the airport (for me, generally O'Hare, which SUCKS), parking, enduring ridiculous security lines, outrageous prices and extra fees for damn near everything, plus unless you're a multi-millionaire frequent flyer, if there are problems they treat you worse than dirt. The last flight I took featured a 3 1/2 hour delay while we sat on the tarmac, and also featured me with a sinus headache and a screaming ****ing brat who I'd still like to ****ing murder, along with its obliviot douche parents.

If I can get there in a hard day's drive, I happily fly Chevrolet.

This. If I get hit one more time in the ankle by someone pulling their rolling luggage I will kill them with my bare hands. There's something about air travel that turns people into inconsiderate pieces of shit. At least driving solo there's moments that are peaceful and relaxing.

Dartgod
06-24-2011, 01:56 PM
At least driving solo there's moments that are peaceful and relaxing.
Followed by moments of inconsiderate pieces of shit drivers.

MTG#10
06-24-2011, 02:17 PM
Springfield, MO to Bath, NY when I was only 17 years old. Around 18 hours if I remember correctly. I got a speeding ticket on the way there and on the way home a week later. The one I got in NY has still never been paid to this day. I wonder if I still have a bench warrant up there? :hmmm:

Over-Head
06-24-2011, 02:19 PM
Followed by moments of inconsiderate pieces of shit drivers.
Just do what 99% of drivers do, turn up the music, and look stright ahead.

Flachief58
06-24-2011, 02:27 PM
I used to make the trip from Tampa FL to Manhattan KS twice a year while in the Air Force. The speed limit was still 55 to 65mph depending on the state I was in. The trip took 24 to 26 hours back then

beach tribe
06-24-2011, 03:28 PM
18 hrs from Fort Lauderdale to West TN.

38yrsfan
06-24-2011, 03:42 PM
If it was only an issue with people, I'd fly over driving every time.

OTOH, driving is a constant reminder of how stupid, oblivious, and inconsiderate people can be, and it's guaranteed you'll pass several people on the right, have to wait for semi leap frog several times, put up with people who pass you/get passed/pass you again/get passed/repeat 74 times, etc.

Amazing how much that happens!

I just set the cruise control and go.

Baby Lee
06-24-2011, 03:55 PM
Growing up we drove to Mom's family. KC to Monroe, LA, a couple times every year. Before the northern AR interstate mountain bypass, it was a 12 hour trip. Now it's more 7 1/2 - 8.

LiveSteam
06-24-2011, 03:56 PM
Noel Missouri to Omaha. Only stop was a Sheriff clocking me at 90 to 95 just out side Nevada. On 71.

Shaid
06-24-2011, 11:33 PM
San Angelo, TX to Bismarck, ND. 24 hour trip. It took a little longer than it should have because some flooding in Northern TX made it so I had to take a long ass detour to get over a river. The last couple hours was really brutal, I swear I don't know how I didn't go off the road because it felt like I was nodding off every 10-20 seconds.

Rain Man
06-24-2011, 11:36 PM
I guess the next question for all of you is "why?"
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Over-Head
06-25-2011, 02:24 AM
I guess the next question for all of you is "why?"
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Because we can/could

Do or do not, there is no try.....

Guru
06-25-2011, 02:25 AM
Keystone to Topeka in a snow and ice storm. 13 hours

PornChief
06-25-2011, 02:32 AM
does driving cattle trucks count? If so, i win.

WebGem
06-25-2011, 03:53 AM
20-21 hours

Gilbert, AZ to Lincoln, NE

Over-Head
06-25-2011, 03:56 AM
does driving cattle trucks count? If so, i win.
Not likely, you gotta walk them Heffers after 20 or so hours, my berries comming outa Cali never needed a cattle prod to get unloaded in New York

BCD
06-25-2011, 03:57 AM
I guess the next question for all of you is "why?"
Posted via Mobile DevicePicked up my son for the summer.

craneref
06-25-2011, 06:21 AM
After returning from a tour to Korea in 2003, I picked up my vehicle in Panama City, FL and drove straight trough to Canon City,Co to catch up witht he wife and kids. 26 hours, 1521 miles. I didn't have a cell phone with me and my wife was ready to kill me when i got there. Of course the bad part was not beign able to sleep for a couple of hours, I kept waking up thinking I was driving! :eek: I don't plan on doing that ever again. Amazing how much McDonald's tash fits on the floorboard of the passenger side of the front seat though! :p

Old Dog
06-25-2011, 07:43 AM
I guess the next question for all of you is "why?"
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PCSing from Ft. Lewis, Wa to Ft. Benning, Ga and stopped at "home" for a few weeks. If the question was why do almost 2K miles non-stop other than for petrol/fast food and restroom breaks....I was young and indestructible. Actually in my case, I had planned on stopping for the evening just over half way (still remember 20 years later, was to be Rapid City, SD after seeing Mt Rushmore) but decided to heck with it, I'm not that tired now. Then as I got closer, I kept telling myself, "I'm almost there now".

Brianfo
06-25-2011, 08:20 AM
Ames, IA to Panama City Beach, FL

Spring break in college.

2bikemike
06-25-2011, 08:40 AM
I have done several trips From KC to Orlando and from Philly to KC a couple times driving straigh through.

Probably the hardest trip was from Hillsborough NC to KC on my bike. Somewhere around 1050 Miles. I don't think it would have been so bad but it was ended up being a scorcher that day. IIRC I pulled into KC around 10pm and it was still quite warm.

Braincase
06-25-2011, 09:22 AM
I cranked one 340 yards off #13 at the Salina Municipal Course before I blew out my knee.

Just Passin' By
06-25-2011, 11:07 AM
I guess the next question for all of you is "why?"
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Because flying sucks and, and it's more expensive
1 man
1 woman (sometimes)
2 dogs
3 fill ups
1-2 extra pet stops
0-2 drive thru runs (taken during either the fill ups or the pet stops)


No need to rent a car upon arrival
No need to deal with either getting a ride to the airport or parking your car there
No need to deal with airport security