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Old 02-22-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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1,000 miles.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I don't know how many miles but I drove from Boston to the sign that says welcome to South Carolina and got a motel lol.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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Fargo, North Dakota to Manhattan. No sleep. Only stopped for coffee and bathroom. Almost gave up in Ohio, but then I got a second wind from massive caffeine intake. Once I hit Pennsylvania I could not stop. I was 25-26 then.

Now I consider it a really long drive when I leave Succasunna and arrive at the Borgata (2 hours +/-). I can't wait to get out of the car thanks to rebellion from L4-L5. I am sure those of you who know what that means can relate...
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:25 PM
 
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Minneapolis to Memphis---829 miles---in about 14 hours. Grueling.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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2004: 1,030 miles, on a motorcycle, Seattle WA to Hyder Alaska for the Hyder Seek Rally. Also earned a SaddleSore 1000 award from Iron Butt Association for the effort. That was a long day, but I'll never forget how enjoyable it was.

Then 2,025 miles on two days, Seattle to Fresno and back (slightly different routes). SaddleSore 2000 award. October 2009, with near perfect weather (cool, not cold, bit of rain then mild temps). Two weeks later the Siskiyous got a snowstorm, I hear (southern Oregon mountains) so I (more-or-less deliberately) timed it well.

1,130 miles on a bike in one day near killed me, in 2010: had to make an emergency stop in eastern New Mexico for six hours of sleep. I never intend to try that again.

Couple years ago, Santa Barbara to Seattle, Google Maps says 1,122 miles door-to-door, my buddy's house to mine. Just started driving the truck, with a motorcycle strapped in the bed , figured "why stop now." Took awhile, but wasn't half the effort of riding same distance, believe me.

I like to drive Some people just do; the trick is finding a lady who likes that, too as a passenger by bike or car (they exist, fortunately).

Favorite distance-vehicle to date is my P-car (911), oddly enough: 500 mile days are not terribly tortuous, since I need to stop for fuel every 180 miles or so and that's a good excuse for coffee and a snack, too. Will be doing more of those this summer in WA, particularly an interesting route from Seattle to mid-state then north into British Columbia, then west to Vancouver and south back to Seattle: a large square. B.C. is utterly stunning out that way, the roads great.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:44 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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So far, Miami to Naples and back. Eventually though, Minnesota...
Yea map quest would give me crazy directions too
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:52 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Orange County California (en route to New York) made it to Denver where i pulled my car to a random residential neighborhood and took a snooze.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:10 PM
 
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16 hours is my most without stopping for more than gas, fastfood, and a toilet break.

Once drove from Las Vegas to Pensacola without sleeping (although I did get a hotel in San Antonio, I just didn't sleep there, too hyped up on monster and 5 hour energy drinks).

The two keys to long road trips:
1) books on tape
2) start early, end early (I drive from 3am to 3-5pm most legs of my long trips).

Of course with a kid, it all goes out the window and i don't push more than 600 miles in a day.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:25 PM
 
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Houston, Texas to Carlsbad, New Mexico. It took me about 11 hours, only stopping a couple of times to go to the bathroom or get some food.

I remember feeling numb, both physically and mentally by the time I got to my hotel room in the evening. Both of my eyes were bloodshot, and it never felt so good to lay down in a bed and go to sleep.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Miami to Denver.. I did it without sleeping or stopping but it was more than 24 hours.

Miami to Grand Rapids, MI was about 24 hours
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