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Mrleft8
02-04-2007, 06:29 PM
PHHHHffffffffffffffffTTTTTT!!!!!!! How about 16.5 hours from St. Augustine, FLA to Guilford, CT! (Hope no state troopers are reading this!)

Mrleft8
02-04-2007, 08:17 PM
Eh-hem....... Guilford has been called "The Paris of the shoreline" for quite some time now, among the "In crowd"! ;)

Katherine
02-04-2007, 08:27 PM
Slowpoke

Hwyl
02-04-2007, 08:34 PM
Mapquest (designed for the speed limit) says you were only exceeding it by 4%
Total Est. Time: 17 hours, 16 minutes


Total Est. Distance: 1077.71 miles





Please don't regale us with stories of leisurly meals and , worse, extended bathroom stops.

Mrleft8
02-04-2007, 08:41 PM
That absolutely included 9 gas station stops, several rest area stops, and one fireworks shop stop (Gotta keep the damned coyotes away yanno) And...... It took 22.5 hours to get there....And that was all DOWN HILL!

Tylerdurden
02-04-2007, 09:19 PM
Used to run home for the weekend to New England with a group of guys on my ship in Norfolk. Called it the cannonball run.
Don't dare try that anymore without military ID.
Even that probably won't get any slack from the cops anymore.

rufustr
02-04-2007, 09:31 PM
1077 miles with 9 gas station stops and several rest area stops?:confused:
Prostate problems?;):eek:

Katherine
02-04-2007, 09:35 PM
1077 miles with 9 gas station stops and several rest area stops?:confused:
Prostate problems?;):eek:Margo's cooking?:D

Hwyl
02-04-2007, 09:40 PM
Since most of his experience is driving lawn tractors, it is a fairly remarkable accomplishment. Someone should have told him that the Subaru holds more than 5 gallons (20 liters for the antipodeans)

rufustr
02-04-2007, 10:12 PM
Perhaps he kept stopping to empty the catcher.

http://www.exmark.com/2005photos/frontrunner1.jpg

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-05-2007, 04:50 AM
What a beautiful world this will be
What a glorious time to be free

Fair enough
But...


There'll be spandex jackets one for everyone

More icky than IGY.

Mrleft8
02-05-2007, 09:15 AM
Subaru Forrester....Seems to have a 10 gallon tank. I try to fill it before it drops below a quarter tank. And Margo cooks a killer Stouffer's TV dinner! ;)

Hwyl
02-10-2007, 11:02 AM
How did the depends thing work out, Mr Astronaut?

jack grebe
02-10-2007, 11:05 AM
How did the depends thing work out, Mr Astronaut?
LMAO:D

TimH
02-10-2007, 11:52 AM
I drove from Chicago to Seattle in 30 hours. Average of a little over 80. May not sound like much, but that includes all stops and a time in Montana I set my cruise control at 120.

Uncle Duke
02-10-2007, 12:32 PM
Downtown Chicago to Riverside, CT - 9 hrs 45 minutes end to end. Buick Electra 225 with the cruise control turned up all the way - 2 drivers, though.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Rosslyn, Va - 12 hrs 50 minutes end to end. Ford Bronco II - solo. Sure wouldn't do that again!

I'd say that doing that Guilford run in a Subaru, effectively non-stop is a 'studly' maneuver.....not for the old and infirm...

boylesboats
02-10-2007, 01:20 PM
At least you're on the ground, not flying.. I hate being up there and knowing there nothing to catch you before you hit the ground...

paladin
02-10-2007, 05:23 PM
reminds me of a run in 1963.......Had my TR-3A all loaded, gassed etc...had lunch in Myrtle Beach.....had to be in San Fran no later than 10 p.m. Saturday to turn the car in for overseas transport.....hit Memphis during rainstorm...bad rainstorm....with Lucas electrics....had to find a shop fast...spent 4 hours tracing out the electrical wiring at a ford dealer...borrowed some wire, rerouted some taillight stuff and was on the road......stopped overnight 6 hours Okla city for sleep.....headed across Texas and into New Mexico.....no speed limit (they call it driving too fast for conditions)....got stopped by cop...said I wuz doing over 90...asked to see my pilots license 'cause I was flying too low......I handed him the pilots license......stunned look...no smile......saw the duffle bag etc behind the seat....asked me where I was headed.....said Vietnam...told me to hold it to 70 and under until I got outta state...
Made San Fran with 3 hours to spare....

boylesboats
02-10-2007, 05:27 PM
reminds me of a run in 1963.......Had my TR-3A all loaded, gassed etc...had lunch in Myrtle Beach.....had to be in San Fran no later than 10 p.m. Saturday to turn the car in for overseas transport.....hit Memphis during rainstorm...bad rainstorm....with Lucas electrics....had to find a shop fast...spent 4 hours tracing out the electrical wiring at a ford dealer...borrowed some wire, rerouted some taillight stuff and was on the road......stopped overnight 6 hours Okla city for sleep.....headed across Texas and into New Mexico.....no speed limit (they call it driving too fast for conditions)....got stopped by cop...said I wuz doing over 90...asked to see my pilots license 'cause I was flying too low......I handed him the pilots license......stunned look...no smile......saw the duffle bag etc behind the seat....asked me where I was headed.....said Vietnam...told me to hold it to 70 and under until I got outta state...
Made San Fran with 3 hours to spare....

Amazing

Memphis Mike
02-10-2007, 06:25 PM
I know a guy who used to go on trips all the time and drink beer all the way to where ever he was gong and all the way back.

He figured aout a way to eliminate the pit {piss} stops.

He drilled a hole in the bottom of his jeep and ran a section of garden hose through the hole.

He duct taped a funnel to the other end of the hose.

High C
02-10-2007, 06:30 PM
1077 miles with 9 gas station stops and several rest area stops?:confused:
Prostate problems?;):eek:

Fuel leak?