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Offline mapcat

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TFW you lie down after driving for 20 hours straight
« on: March 30, 2021, 11:03:04 am »
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Re: TFW you lie down after driving for 20 hours straight
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2021, 11:46:06 am »
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Re: TFW you lie down after driving for 20 hours straight
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2021, 02:21:31 pm »
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Re: TFW you lie down after driving for 20 hours straight
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2021, 03:11:39 pm »
It wasn't quite 20 hours of driving, but when I drove from LA to Salt Lake City on my trip this past October, I was on the road from approximately 9 am to 2 am that next morning, pretty much only stopping for lunch, dinner, and gas. Playing classic rock music kept me awake on I-15 thru Utah.

It probably wouldn't have taken so long had I not spent that entire morning driving around on LA's freeways, and then going down the Grapevine and then over Tehachapi Pass that afternoon, but hey, I wanted to do those things, especially because it was a Saturday morning so there was practically no traffic in LA.

But I don't think I'm going to be spending that much time on the road and staying up so late driving in the future.
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Re: TFW you lie down after driving for 20 hours straight
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2021, 03:12:44 pm »
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Re: TFW you lie down after driving for 20 hours straight
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2021, 03:31:20 pm »
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Re: TFW you lie down after driving for 20 hours straight
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2021, 03:37:53 pm »
My longest driving was also just 17 hours. From 3AM to 8PM. The normal travel time had been less than 15 hours but I needed some detours to get more CHM mileage in NE Hungary and around Vienna back then :D
I only slept one or two hours the last nights before the trip. Thus I was quite tired and almost felt asleep after six hours of driving. A 10 minute power nap saved me and the rest of the day went well.
I would never do such a trip again! A relaxed elven-hours-trip like last Saturday is enough :D

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Re: TFW you lie down after driving for 20 hours straight
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2021, 08:43:58 pm »
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Re: TFW you lie down after driving for 20 hours straight
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2021, 04:46:31 pm »
Longest continuous road trip for me with no meal breaks was 20 hours but I only drove half of that. Eastern DC suburbs to Minneapolis. Left at 11 PM Eastern, arrived 6 PM Central (thus 7 PM Eastern) the next day. We would drive for 2 hours, take a short break, drive 2 hours more, take a slightly longer pit stop and switch drivers. Lather, rinse, repeat. We got caught in traffic because we went too close to Chicago. Oops.

Longest single-stretch solo drive was Fargo, ND, to eastern DC suburbs, which was a longer trip but involved meal breaks of over an hour, whereas the above drive had no break longer than 15 minutes.