knapplc wrote:San Francisco to Lincoln. 1,600 miles, nonstop. Took about 18 hours. It was OK, except we ran through a mini blizzard on the front range coming down in Wyoming. Aside from that 50 miles of crap, the rest of the drive was pretty cool.
Wow, you averaged 89 miles an hour, even with going through a mini-blizzard?
Now that's hard-core!
I was up around 100mph through Utah and Nevada. There isn't a lot around there, and when you have the highway to yourself... well...
I can't remember what the limits were in Wyoming, but in Nebraska it's 75 and you can pretty easily get away with 85...ish. Especially out west.
I took it down to around 70 through the blizzard.
It's important to remember that "18 hours" is an estimate, and may not represent the actual factual time I spent on the road. It could have been a few more hours.
Totally should have shot me a PM. Woulda bought you a steak or something.
Anyway, the furthest for me was Saskatoon, SK Canada to Amarillo, TX. About 1500 miles, but the route we took was more like 1600.
However, it was in a broken down U-Haul, so max 60 MPH the whole way and it was in July and the Uhaul had no AC. In fact, it was overheating, so part of the time we had the heater blowing to keep the engine as cool as possible.
I drove Orlando to CT. To get my first car from my grandfather who lived in florida. And of course it's a senior citizen gold camry.
Longest drive straight was probably 14 hours from South carolina to Boston after playing in a tournament all day. Man that drive sucked and I'm surprised none of us fell asleep. Well, one of us almost did. Fortunately I was awake also.
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Madison wrote:Roughly 1,300 miles. Distance between Fort Worth, TX and Pittsburgh, PA. Made the drive 3 times. Took around 19 hours by car. One of the trips was in an overloaded U-Haul that was also towing a car, so that one took in the neighborhood of 26 straight hours of driving.
pretty close to the same for me
Houston TX to Huntington WV
then you got the longest 1 time from SD to huntington when I got out of the Navy.
You could think of government workers like teenagers. You pay them an allowance, but do you get any work out them? They eat the food, put their feet on the furniture and complain loudly whenever they are unhappy.