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Old 10-25-2011, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by jambo101 View Post
As there are so many drivers on the roads these days when i'm driving long distance i prefer to drive at night.
I wish I could. I just get so sleepy, and my eyesight isn't very good after dark. If it's raining, I have no business after dark. I was in bad shape during my last nighttime, rainy drive just a few days ago. Scary.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:40 AM
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Richmond, VA to Daytona Beach, FL is about 11 hours or 700 miles each way. I won't go farther than that.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:49 AM
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I've driven 1000km (600 miles) in a day and boy after that I was sick of driving! Keep in mind the scenery in Australia doesn't vary much, and in the remote Nullabor plain service stations are spaced as much as 300 km (190 miles) apart. Not even talking towns, but like settlements with a post office, petrol pumps.etc. The distance between Perth, and the next major city Adelaide, is over 2,000 km.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:34 AM
Location: Victoria TX
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I cant drive at night because of vision issues. But in summer,with long days, I have no problem driving from sunrise to sunset (16 hours) without stopping, even in my 70s.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:02 PM
Location: Orlando
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8.5 hours a day is our longest lately.
We have granddaughters at Ft Bragg so it's 8.5 hours from our house in Orlando to Fayetteville, NC.

I don't mind longer but as I get older I prefer shorter trips.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:49 PM
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The most I think I have done in one day is about 540 miles, from just east of Omaha to Ft. Collins, CO. I also did about the same distance from just east of Omaha to Rapid City, SD. The Ft. Collins drive was tough, more than 9 hours due to traffic as I approached Ft. Collins. I also did Ft. Collins to Albuquerque, NM in one day, which was slightly over 500 hours.

I try not to do more than 8 hours driving in a day. I get tired of driving very easily, and I like to get a good night's sleep before leaving, so I don't usually leave really early in the morning.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:17 PM
Location: Due North of Potemkin City Limits
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Tampa FL, to my then-home in Pennsylvania. About 22 hours total, including stopping to stretch. I used to be really big on the marathon drives when I was in my 20's, but not anymore now. Driving more than 8 hours or 500 miles a day wipes me out.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:31 PM
Location: The 719
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When I rescued my brother from the San Fernando Valley in about 1993... Northridge earthquake... after that he was pretty much living in his car with his two dogs after being condemned from his rental house.

After being up since about 7:00 am that morning... we finished up some of his concerns... and he finally fell asleep at 2:00 am the next morning. I started out of LA and drove him, his not-so-new 1-ton van, his two dogs, and all his belongings back to Denver with one stop in Green River Utah for an afternoon dinner at some diner. I got him to my folks house later that night... about 8:00 pm I think. I'd been up for 37 hours at that point... and rewarded myself with some of my dad's whiskey. (he and I have no need for the whiskey anymore and my bro is back on his feet and living in Georgia)

Now... same 16 hour drive is my wife and I going from Southern Colorado to Vegas... a decent drive.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:25 PM
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dertoit to atlanta 12 hrs
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:16 AM
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500 Miles and not a Mile more!
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