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Old 05-14-2011, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by jasper12 View Post
When I was young, I once drove from Seattle to SLC, and tried to do it in a day. I pulled over for coffee at a 7-11 just over the Utah border, and fell dead asleep in my car until the next morning. I was just going to "rest my eyes for a minute"...that taught me, that you just can't do it..even when I was young I could not do it.
I pulled over at a rest area and fell asleep immediately ... when I woke up, I found that I had parked at the edge of a ravine with the engine runnng and the car still in "drive". Scary!
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:46 AM
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Has anyone mentioned the Iron Butt Riders (and the biennial Rally) ??
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:37 PM
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About 12 hours is my limit.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:11 AM
Location: Manassas, VA
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I can drive myself (and just myself included) at least 16 hours....but that's the most I've been confronted with. Plus - I like driving. My father can do it too. My mother never had a license so he did all the driving. When we moved from Vermont to Virginia - we made a few trips back up north. My dad did all the driving in one day. I've driven from Virginia to Vermont myself....from Maine to Virginia myself....and from Virginia to Michigan.... I think those are all the times it was just me doing the driving. Remember...I like to drive.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:31 PM
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10 hours for me. I can't sit still for so long. Fortunately it has been years since I had to drive even 8.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Location: Asheville
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the most I've ever done was 1500 miles (Albany, NY to Davie, Fl). there was two of us alternating ever other state.

I'll be driving from Kannapolis NC(Charlotte) to Albany, NY this summer for a vacation. it's about 800 miles. drive around a bunch while I'm there and then drive home.

I enjoy a long car trip once in a while
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:04 PM
Location: Florida
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Two friends and I drove from Houston, TX to Miami, FL (1,189 mi) TOOOO LONG
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:30 PM
Location: anywhere but here
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georgia to new york..alone several times to and from. 14 hours i think google said, done in under 12 in my awesome old tundra. my right foot is made of lead. over 800 miles. virginia sucked! very long..two lane highway slow speeds and no great scenery. except for the deer that hit me.
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:49 PM
Location: Texas
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Back all the way when I was 6, my family and I went to the Mall of America in Minnesota. We got there from Central Texas all in one night, thanks to I-35.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:39 PM
Location: United Kingdom
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My limits around 12-14 Hours
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