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Old February 22nd, 2011, 10:44 PM   #221
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140 km/h average speed? I don't believe.
I doubt I can do Toronto to Montreal at the average speed of 140km/h and not to get at least two speeding tickets. Also from AB to QC, he did not disclose the stops for some gas and wc. lol.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 03:14 PM   #222
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In one go, my longest was Pisa(Italy) - Budapest(Hungary) 1150 km

in about 13-14 hours, no rush
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 03:40 PM   #223
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What is the best Burger-restaurant with the tastiest Burgers for less $$
BurgerKing, McD or Jack-In theBox ?
Like I said, In 'n' Out Burger is the best, but as far as I know their franchises are limited to the westcoast (Got something to do with the fact that they don't freeze the meat, afaik). Another important difference (at least to me) is the minimum wage of their employees, starting at $ 10/h, which is more than fair.

When it comes down to your list, I'd say BK. Still crap, but better than McD and Crap in the box.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 03:47 PM   #224
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Mine isn't altogether that far: from Middelburg, NL to Derby, EN (607km).
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Old February 24th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #225
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Non-stop without a break, it's probably Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Portsmouth, which is about 350 miles (550km).

In a single day, but with break, was Zeebrugge in Belgium to Kufstein in Austria, which I think was about 600 miles (1000km), through Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and into Austria. Done as roughly 3 x 200 miles in 11 hours with breaks for lunch and dinner

Longest overall route (not including circular drives over a couple of weeks when on holiday) was Bilbao in northern Spain to near Antwerp in Belgium, which is about 800 miles (1300km) and took a day and a half.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #226
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Sopot (PL) - Suwalki (PL) - Jastrzebie-Zdroj (PL) - Suwalki (PL)

~1670km and only 50% on 2x2 roads

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Old February 25th, 2011, 11:35 AM   #227
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0.5 km . That's the longest distance I have driven.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 01:10 PM   #228
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0.5 km . That's the longest distance I have driven.
no driver's license ?
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Old February 26th, 2011, 05:42 AM   #229
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Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, to San Francisco CA, USA
4,000 kms (2,500 miles), 5 essential stops, in 5 days


Puerto Escondido - Acapulco highway, one way highway, very long, bumpy and lots of curves, you see lots of poverty very similar to Africa... but great tropical scenery, avarege speed 65 km/h (40 mph)

Acapulco - Zacatecas, all 2-4 lanes highway (mostly tolled), lots of sceneries, from tropical, pine forests, farmlands, mountains and desert, average speed of 120 km/h (75 mph)

Zacatecas - El Paso (Juarez), all 2-4 lanes highway (mostly tolled), great landscape, farms and lots of desert places, average speed 140 km/h (85 mph), then the border crossing takes about 2 hours if youre lucky with permits and so...

El Paso - Los Angeles, really nice highway (over Interstate 10), no tolls and lots of desert sceneries, average speed limit is 65 mph (104 km/h), Los Angeles traffic is terrific...

Los Angeles - San Francisco, again a nice highway (interstate 5) that goes over lots of mountains, plain valleys, farmlands and much to see...
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Old February 26th, 2011, 07:09 PM   #230
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no driver's license ?
Still no. Hopefully I will get the license next summer.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #231
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1076km: If you drove the same distance + another 170km, but in the other direction, to the south, taking the ferry to Helsingör. You would have reached Paris ,distance from Helsingör:1243km. Seems to be a lot more interesting goal than Örnsköldsvik.

But by doing so you would probably have spent some extra hours in the german "staus" auf der Autobahn+having some troubles with overheating engine.

I plan to go south by car this summer, it will be an adventure. I have some worries about my car, is it wise to travel long distance with an old -00 Opel Omega. It will certainly overheat if I get stuck in one of those nightmare Autobahn MegaStaus.
Trust me, I would much rather drive thru Sweden again than drive across Europe.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 08:40 PM   #232
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0.5 km . That's the longest distance I have driven.
Was that half a km on a public road?

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Still no. Hopefully I will get the license next summer.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 09:00 PM   #233
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Yup. But it is hidden on a industrial estate here in Huesca.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 11:12 PM   #234
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My longest drive ? Hard to say. I've done that a couple of times. I wasn't a very responsible driver at the time. But I had to do it for work:
- Paris region - Lille (F) - Ghent – Antwerp (B) - Eindhoven – Venlo (NL) - Duisburg - Bielefeld - Hannover - Berlin - Frankfurt (Oder) (D) - Poznań - Konin - Sochaczew - Warsaw (with a 1h30 stop to take a nap just after Konin, because the A2 motorway ended there at the time) - about 1630 km
- The same road, but back without stopping even for a nap (twice)

- Paris region – Valenciennes (F) – Mons – Charleroi – Ličge (B) – Aachen – Cologne – Siegen – Dresden – Bautzen/Budyšin – Görlitz (D) - Zgorzelec – Legnica – Wrocław (with a 1 hour stop at a friend’s … just to drink some coffee and talk !) – Wieluń – Piotrków Trybunalski – Warsaw (PL) – I remember how my driving scared me when I got into the Piotrków Trybunalski-Warsaw dual carriageway. I was driving fast behind an Iveco … 2 meters behind ! I slept 14 hours after that trip … About 1710 km without stopping for a sleep.

- This one wasn't by car alone but taking a couple of cars from France to sell them in Poland (and following 2): Paris region – Vitry-le-François-Nancy-Saint-Avold-Forbach (F), Saarbrücken, Heilbronn, Nürnberg, Amberg (D), Plzeň, Prague, Hradec Králové, Náchod (CZ) – Kudowa-Zdrój – Kłodzko – Opole – Lubliniec – Częstochowa – Radom – Puławy (PL). Next, I was brought to Warsaw by car by someone else. The only stops were: 3h of sleep between 3AM and 6 AM near Nancy, and a 1 hour nap at the end of Prague (first gas station after the first direction to Wrocław). This was one of the most horrible journeys I’ve ever had. About 1830 km with a total of 4 hour sleep

In all the cases above, I started the journeys by night (except one trip from Warsaw to my hometown, where I started at 8AM and finished at 3 AM)Four trips that were much shorter but also very hard were these:
- Warsaw – Ostrów Mazowiecka – Łomża – Grajewo – Augustów – Ogrodniki (PL) – Lazdijai (with a stop to ... pay a fine for speeding) – Marijampolė – Kaunas – Panevėžys – Saločiai (LT) Grenctāle (now it’s called Grenstāle) – Bauska – Rīga – Saulkrasti (just half an hour for a hot summer bath) – Ainaži (LV) - Ikla – Pärnu – Tallinn (EST). When I arrived at the sadam (port) to buy tickets for Finland for the next day, the saleswoman got afraid of me (my eyes were red as if I smoked 20 pots …) This was about 980 km without stopping to sleep, starting around 9 PM and ending about 4 PM Baltic time ...

- Paris region – Orléans – Vierzon – Limoges – Périgueux – Bordeaux – Dax – Orthez – Oloron-Sainte-Marie …Around 950km mostly by roads (bypassing toll motorways) ! But the Limoges-Périgueux road was a big mistake …

- Mont-de-Marsan-Lourdes (with a 1h00 stop to visit) – Tarbes – Auch – Montauban – Limoges – Paris region. Around 960 km. I remember I got caught for speeding near Barcelonne-sur-l’Adour and how horrible it was after 3 hours for only 138 km to see, in Montauban, “Paris 596 km” ! 600 km in France is not 600 km in Germany …

- Oloron-Sainte-Marie (F) - Jaca - Sabińánigo - Huesca (were I had to leave my car because the gearbox broke down - I got it replaced thanks to my insurance assistance) - Zaragoza - Alcalá de Henares - Madrid - Soto del Real (E) - around 580 km but with a lot of curvy roads from Oloron to Huesca, and next between Zaragoza and Madrid ... My aim was to go to Lisbon. But as I had the assistance car for only 4 days it would've been too risky !

Last time I did this kind of trip without stopping even for a nap was in 2006. Now I always stop for a night at a friend's or in a hotel ...
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Old March 1st, 2011, 01:49 PM   #235
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I beat my record for longest distance driven yesterday: Bologna-Piacenza-Brescia-Peschiera del Garda-Affi-Rovereto-Munich.

680 km with two very short stops, one for dropping my girlfriend in her new house in Brescia, the other one to pick up a friend in Rovereto who was coming with me to Munich.

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Old March 1st, 2011, 02:18 PM   #236
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Baldivis (Perth) to Adelaide, via Kalgoorlie, Port Lincoln, Wh***** and Port Augusta, in three days, 3.070 km.
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 05:23 AM   #237
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My work used to be driving road trains from Perth, Western Australia, to the Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia...... 1540km (17.5 hours) each way, with two trailers, or one oversize load (portable huts)....... I would usually get six hours sleep in the return trip, and two hours to unload, so the round trip would be about 43 hours.....
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Old March 4th, 2011, 12:42 AM   #238
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Without any stop, it was 350km from Fraiture (BE) to Paris. It's already dangerous to drive 4 hours without stopping. As if it wasn't enough it was in the middle of the night and after having driven 1060 km all by myself in the day. I was nearly sleeping behind my wheel while arriving in Paris. Quite silly really.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 11:21 PM   #239
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the farthest in one trip non stop is from Columbus, Ohio to Miami, Florida. 18 hours 1162 miles or 1870 km. I went right to sleep when I arrived and remember still seeing the white dash lines from the interstate when i closed my eyes. Two days ago I moved from Columbus, Ohio to Kansas City, Missouri only a 10 hour drive at 667 miles or 1073 kilometers it really isn't that bad of a drive. I do drives of 600 miles to other parts of the country quite often to visit family/friends. Only when I want to travel to the western US do I fly. It takes almost 3 days of driving from Ohio to get to California.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 11:03 PM   #240
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Some typical trips doing my job:

Saturday PM load Huddersfield, UK
Monday AM deliver Sodertalje (near Stockholm)
Tuesday AM Load Magdenburg, Germany
Wednesday AM deliver Valencia, Spain

or

Saturday PM load Northampton, UK
Monday AM deliver Naples, Italy
Wednesday AM Load Northampton, UK
Friday AM deliver Naples, UK

or

Thursday AM load Birmingham, UK
Saturday AM deliver Gibraltar
Monday AM Load Tiel, Netherlands
Tuesday AM deliver London, UK

UK ---> Vilnius, LT approx 2 days
UK ---> Helsinki, Finland 2 days via Stockholm ferry

UK load Tuesday AM, deliver Cluj, Romania Thursday PM, Mayrhofen for the weekend arriving Friday AM, set off again Sunday for Monday AM pick-up in Tours, France - deliver Monday in the night in Burnley, UK.

London-Stockholm-Copenhagen-London-Barcelona in 4 days...

London-Athens via Ancona-Patras ferry roughly 2.5 days...

London-Mo-i-Rana via Holland in 3 days. Took me 2 days to get back to Holland... Driven just south of Trondheim to Sneek, NL in 1 day via Oslo, Gothenburg, Helsinborg, Copenhagen, Putgarden, Bremen.
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