Thread: Road Trip Tips

  1. #46
    & the hat of GPL slaying Thantos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    1) Whoever says that more than 10 hours is too much driving: I drive from Wisconsin to Mississippi at least twice a year. 13 1/2 hours no problemo.(with plenty of sleep)
    There is a big difference between driving one day for 13 hours then driving for 13 hours / day for 6 days.

  2. #47
    train spotter
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    near a computer
    Watch out for hitchhiking kangaroos.....

    Aust research shows ~1% of collisions invlove an animal or swerving to avoid it.
    33% of these are kangaroos.
    Worst possible scenario is that the roo is jumping when you hit the it, the roo hits the bonnet and slides thru the windscreen into the front seat with you.
    This has a tendency to annoy them.

    Then they eat all your snacks and change the CD....
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
    George Best

    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

  3. #48
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Let me get this straight...
    You are taking a 5000+ mile road trip to see the western side of the US, yet you are stopping about 150 miles short of Las Vegas???

    P.S. The only spot you might hit some snow is just outside of Albuquerque. Good luck, and have fun.

  4. #49
    Your Father
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    ober: ok BARELY see it

    thantos: your right... I shouldnt be discouraging safe habits anyways

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