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Old 02-23-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Cupertino, CA
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For me I think it was when I drove from Kingman, AZ to Amarillo, TX. 756 miles.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Do you mean in 24 hours, or in a calendar day? I've been on a number of trips when I drove all night two nights in a row, and all day in between. Most of my long-distance driving in my younger days was in the pre-Interstate era, and 500 miles in 24 hours was a hard day of driving. Across West Virginia, you'd be lucky to make 200 in a day.

One that comes to mind, I left Cincinnati one night after a World Series game and headed for Oakland, and dropped a hitchhiker off at the Salvation Arny shelter in Denver at around midnight the next night, so that is at least 1,100 miles in a calendar day. By the time I walked across the bridge to Kentucky and got in my car and got out of stadium traffic, it was probably at least midnight when I left. For those of you who are wondering, I did not make Oakland for game 3, but saw game 4.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:23 PM
 
Location: East Bay, CA
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Fairfax, VA to Oklahoma City in a day.

Once a friend and I drove all the way from DC to Vegas in 36 hours though...
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Back in COLORADO!!!
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Aspen, CO to Houston, TX - about 1,300 miles in 19 hours, not my smartest drive. Now I limit my road trips to 10-12 hours a day.

I just drove from Colorado Springs to Houston last weekend. 1000 miles and about 14 hours to do it. Flew back though. Thank God for air travel!
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:27 PM
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Location: Columbia, SC
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Well, not the longest by far on here, but we used to drive from West Memphis, Arkansas to our hometown Lancaster, SC in one day -- roughly 650 miles -- but as a railroad photographer, I'd have to get off 40 here and there and try to find a train before I went insane.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Perpetuality On Wheels
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One day from Orange County , Ca to Vancouver, CA, about 29 hours. 1400 miles.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:55 PM
 
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Wyoming to the Mexican border in Nogales...
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Fayetteville, Arkansas to Delta, Colorado 980 miles. UGH.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:16 PM
 
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1033 miles, in about 17-18 hours...though it wasn't 100% continuous. Halfway through, I pulled over in a parking lot and slept for an hour.
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:22 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Rancho Cucamongo to Odessa TX 1050 miles 16/17 hours, had to give the wheel up because my wife took the keys. I think I sleep drove the last 200 miles. I've no memories of driving after gassing up outside El Paso Tx.
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