NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2466 times:
Ok since mother nature is keeping me in NY another week as I looked at the nationwide doppler and saw another huge storm approaching it got me remembering some long hauls. So what is yours? Rules are easy only stops for gas, food and bathroom breaks. No sleeping of any kind. Even a quick nap at a rest stop is disqualification!
My personal best is Texarkana to my driveway in Bay Shore NY. 1433 fun filled miles complete with outrunning twisters that absolutely turned Springfield upside down. In fact Alex Trude will remember that night.
I am looking to break my record my getting to OKC from NY. Game on!
flybaurLAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
I did West Lafayette, IN, to Tucson, AZ straight through, stopping for energy drinks, food, and gas. Took about 24 hours, because I was hauling ass through Texas on I-40 in the middle of the night at around 110MPH
flanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1767 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
Chicago to Phoenix in 1998 with the brand new (2 year old) family Dodge Caravan, forest green.
Sofia to Istanbul (with bus or car = equal torture)
The biggest torture for me now is back and forth between SIUC and Chicago... I57 is the most boring highway you could imagine. I would rather drive 5 times a week to Columbia, MO from Chicago than to drive 1 time a week to SIUC and back.
Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist
LOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2434 times:
I did ORD-DAB and back many times alone straight through. Around 1250 miles in 16-17hrs.
Have done also ORD-Keystone/Breckenridge, Colorado many times straight through. Just a tad shy of DAB-ORD.
In a rotation with my dad without stopping we did Anchorage-Chicago in our RV once. That was about 3900 miles / 6300km. Im pretty sure I hold the record here for a rotation drive with 1 other person nonstop.
Quoting flanker (Reply 3): I would rather drive 5 times a week to Columbia, MO from Chicago than to drive 1 time a week to SIUC and back.
Oh dude I feel bad for you. When my gf used to go to U of I @ Champaign I tried to fly into IND (even went to BMI once or twice on FL) but many times it was ORD/MDW and I had to feel the pain on I-57 for just about 1.5 hours. Hands down it is the most BORING interstate ive ever been on apart maybe from I-80 in Nebraska. So bad I always rented a car with sat radio and listened to Canadian Comedy channel
Metroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1082 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2387 times:
I once did Reading, in southern England, to Berlin in one stint. Nearly fell asleep in the summer heat. I also only took two albums so it was a VERY repetitive drive... though I do know them very well by now...
ajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2346 times:
When I was a kid, we hit all the aviation boneyards in Arizona from Tuscon right up to Kingman and most airfields in between. 2100 miles in 6 days Made just that more difficult by my dad having to spend 3 days in the Arizona Heart Hospital because he had 2 fits on our first full day.
With me driving, 2 hours. That's how long a lesson is
GOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4383 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2287 times:
Washington D.C. to Jacksonville, FL with stops in Virginia Beach, VA, Laurinburg-Maxton Airport, SC (aircraft boneyard) and Savannah, GA. (aviation museum) Took about 12 hours total.
Longest drive in Japan was from my house in Misawa to Yokota AB (Tokyo area) in 9 hours, going 120-140 km/h leaving early Saturday morning and coming back Sunday. Japanese expressways speed limits are equivalent to 50-60 mph and some places, around 40 mph. The distance is roughly 350 miles or so.
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SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
sudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4135 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2246 times:
Apart from driving my lady crazy on a daily basis, I would say AMS-GOT. It's about 1000 km (+/- 622 miles) and takes about 11 hours to cover. When crossing the border over to Germany you can step on it as it's autobahn all the way up Denmark.
Aim for the sky!
When in doubt, flat out!
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: Stockholm -> Berlin. But with some time on a ferry. A bit more than 1000 km.[Edited 2010-02-09 15:13:12]
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