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View Poll Results: Number of Hours (Round Trip)
2-4 7 14.89%
4-6 9 19.15%
6-8 3 6.38%
8-10 8 17.02%
10-12 5 10.64%
12-14 2 4.26%
14-16 0 0%
16-18 1 2.13%
18-20 0 0%
20+ 12 25.53%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-13-2012, 06:38 PM
Location: Indianapolis
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Originally Posted by LongIslandPerson View Post
I can't drive a more than 4 hours straight, well I can but that's when it starts to get very very uncomfortable. That's when my leg starts to get stiff and I start to get physically worn.
same here.
Hence why ill be relocating to Indianapolis soon.
in a 4 hour drive radius around Indy i can be in the following major cities and all of Indiana.
Chicago, St Louis, Louisville, Cincy, Dayton and Columbus Ohio, Fort Wayne, outskirts of detroit torwards Ann Arbor Michigan, Evansville Indiana and the drive there will be shorter once I-69 is complete.
Total population reached in those areas: 10M from Chicago+2M from Indy alone+2.5M Cincy and Dayton+3M St Louis+2M Columbus Ohio+1.5M Louisville+4.5M rest of the state of Indiana.

thats about 25 million people thats bigger than the CSA of New York City. all within a 4 hour drive from Indianapolis.
better yet if you can stand driving for a day from Indianapolis you can reach 80% of the US population and all of the east coast.

Hence why jobs are plentiful here and there is a major distribution economy in Indianapolis.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:57 PM
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I took a road trip in 2009 . It lasted about ten days. we drove 12 hours per day. We did Kansas City to the Florida Keys, up to Maine and back.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:26 PM
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Only about 2 hours.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:11 AM
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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For a day trip, I have driven from Savannah, GA to Montgomery, AL and back; a 5 hour drive each way.
I have also done Norcross, GA to Savannah, GA and back; 4 hours each way more recently.

As for longest road trip durations without stopping to sleep?

In 2010, I did a cross country trip. I drove from Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Peoria, Arizona nonstop. Took me 25 hours. Originally started in Savannah earlier in the evening. Drove the 6.5 hours to Tuscaloosa and decided to rest a few hours at a family member's place before continuing my journey west.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:56 AM
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I think the longest I have ever driven myself is 8 or so hours. I've carpooled to New Orleans and Florida, which were both 12 hour trips. I can't imagine driving for much longer than that. Next time I go to NOLA, I will fly.

If the question is how far would I drive for a day trip..........Chicago, Detroit, and Evansville are the farthest locations I'll go for a day trip, so 3 hours I guess.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:45 PM
Location: Nesconset, NY
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I'd drive 8-10 max. if there weren't any direct flights from JFK, LGA, or ISP.
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