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1,000 miles, 13-plus hours

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by joe, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. joe

    joe Active Member

    That's what I did today.

    Nothing says "home" like taking an all-day dump in your own shitter.

    What's your longest trip where the only stops were for gas, leaks and a little food?
  2. Chef

    Chef Active Member


    I thought I was drunk.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    from jersey to auburn hills for a dead show in '94. we sat down just as the palace lights went dark and the stage lights blazed, then sparked up, and it was one of the memorable of the 25 or so dead shows i saw. the drive was about 11 hours.
  4. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    18 1/2 hours. Done it at least four times now.
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    - Drove from L.A. to El Paso once. 800 miles, 11 hours.
    - Drove from San Antonio to Phoenix once. 981 miles, says The Google. That was a bitch. I hate West Texas.
  6. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Drove from NYC to Richfield, Ohio for a Springsteen concert. Then when it was over drove back. Slept for a while in a rest area.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Atlanta to Texarkana and back in less than 28 hours.
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Columbia, Mo., to Arlington, Va. ... Mapquest says it's 950 miles, seemingly following the route I took. Seems to me I left about 3 p.m. CT and got back home about 7 a.m. ET, so 15 hours.

    I was sorely tempted to stop outside Indy for some sit-down grub but kept rolling.
  9. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    Picking up some Coors Light for a friend?
  10. Champaign, Ill. to Killingworth, Conn. in 18 hours.

    Pennsylvania is the WORST, Jerry.
  11. TheS

    TheS Member

    Columbia, Mo to Austin, Texas, on Friday then Austin, Texas to Columbia, Mo, on Sunday.
  12. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    I did Columbia, Mo., to Daytona Beach nonstop a few times. The worst though was Daytona Beach to Kalamazoo, Mich., straight through. I got a few hours sleep, went to my cousin's wedding, then hit the road again. On the way back, my wife and I did take turns driving (I'd driven all the way up). By the time we got to Jacksonville, we were switching off every 20 minutes.

    EDIT: I checked: 1113 miles each way, all in a Toyota Tercel. My back hurts just thinking about it.
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