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Old March 2nd, 2015, 04:06 AM   #341
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2456km, Toronto to Sanibel Island, Florida. Done it a few times now, or at least the drive to Florida. Its around 23 hours to Sanibel.
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 12:02 AM   #342
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I drove from Vancouver to Calgary to Edmonton to Saskatoon to Winnipeg to Minneapolis to Milwaukee to Chicago to Detroit to Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Toronto to Ottawa to Montreal to Burlington to Boston to Providence to New York City to Philadelphia/Atlantic City to Baltimore to Washington to Cincinnati to Cleveland to Indianapolis back to Chicago to Madison to the Twin Cities thru the Mt. Rushmore area into Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Spokane and ended in Seattle. That was one trip.
I've done other trips that were similar though I did use different interstates where I could so as to see new places. I've done similar trips in other parts of Canada and the US but they seem to have been shorter: eg. Vancouver/Seattle to NYC to Miami and back. These bring back so many memories of the driving trips we used to take throughout America. I'm in Europe now and even though we do quite a bit of traveling it just doesn't seem to be quite the same. The American Road is unique. And the best traveling that you can do is by keeping off the interstates and taking US Highway Routes, State Routes and better yet in many areas it was going from town to town on county roads. Interstates are great for traveling but the "rural or older" highway routes allow you to experience and to see so much more.
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 11:07 AM   #343
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Since my last post I've done a 620 km trip to the forests of Northwestern Soria province, all driven by me. However it was split in two days (270 km the first day and 330 the second), so the 400 km drive I did back in December remains as the most I've done in a day. Incidentally, the later route (200 km one way) is included in the second day of my latest trip as I joined A-2 West of Ariza.
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Old July 24th, 2015, 04:48 AM   #344
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Milan (Italy) - Sevilla (Spain), more than 2.000 km i drove alone.
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Old July 24th, 2015, 06:23 AM   #345
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winnipeg to consio belize and back done roads trips to mexico 4 times in my life?
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Old July 25th, 2015, 08:28 PM   #346
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Wow you guys must have lots of stamina and endurance to do these long drives.

I couldn't bare driving such long distances:
-Singapore<=>Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
-USA = Smyrna Tennessee <=> Canton Mississippi
-USA = South California <=> Nevada
-Germany = Stuttgart <=> Leipzig

In short, I can't drive for more than an hour
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Old July 25th, 2015, 08:55 PM   #347
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wow, I do 6 h drive Toronto-Montreal all the time, I can do it asleep by now

I just did xx hour Montreal -> Red Deer approx 3800 km and back

Smryna and Canton is an interesting choice of places, smells like Nissan
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Old July 25th, 2015, 09:14 PM   #348
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I just did xx hour Montreal -> Red Deer approx 3800 km and back
That's a lot of nothing on the prairies and through Northern Ontario. It gives a good impression of how big Canada actually is.


I don't drive very long distances in one day. I try to keep it at 10 hours max, but if my destination is 11 or 12 hours away I won't stop short of the finish line

In early June I drove 6600 kilometers in 10 days from the Netherlands to the southern tip of Spain and back. That was my longest single trip (though I did not drive more than 950 km on one day).
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Old July 25th, 2015, 09:19 PM   #349
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That's a lot of nothing on the prairies and through Northern Ontario. It gives a good impression of how big Canada actually is.
The screwy part is Ontario... leaving Montreal you are in Ontario within 20 minutes. But then the next two days or so you will be in Ontario trying to cover that 2200 km or so of Ontario you have on the winding road through only rocks, small trees and lakes. Maximum 90 and OPP everywhere. I pulled out to pass a couple of slow cars in a light rain and had to accelerate hard as there was an oncoming car, when I get back into my lane I noticed it was OPP and saw 130 ish on my clock but at least he did not bother me

It is so annoying as it is such a beautiful area to have a cottage or something, and cheap, but who can spend 15 or 20 hours driving to get there from anywhere you might actually live

I left Calgary on the "theoretical new Trans-Canada Hwy" along Stoney Trail / Hwy 22X / Hwy 901 to Gleichen, the traffic falls close to nothing after around Hwy 24 and the road is a nice alternative to Hwy 1 west of Calgary.
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Old July 25th, 2015, 09:25 PM   #350
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It's amazing when you notice that the distance from Toronto to Florida is actually shorter than to Manitoba
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Old July 25th, 2015, 10:17 PM   #351
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In short, I can't drive for more than an hour
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Old July 28th, 2015, 11:56 AM   #352
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Smryna and Canton is an interesting choice of places, smells like Nissan
Yeah it is. I was thinking that I could check out Murano production within the same week..........but the drive of 3-5 hours would be too much for me to handle.

Hence, I would personally split these into separate months (one month for Maxima; next month for Nissan Murano)

In any case, I've been thinking about the distances for visits to car manufacturing facilities. For instance:
-visits within Michigan USA are fine by me and they won't require me to travel far.
-Sticking within Southern Germany is acceptable to me (Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Hockenheim race track, etc.)

But Brampton to Windsor? I'd have to think about it very well (even if they are within Ontario territory.....

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Yeah I personally couldn't do straight drives of more than an hour.

If ever I had to, I would have to arm myself with stuff like:
-Red Bull or Energy Drinks
-Sweets and sugar snack stuff
-Softdrinks/Soda
-Music has to be what I like

And stuff like that..........because I tend to get restless easily or rather I tend to get easily bored over a monotonous activity.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 05:18 PM   #353
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Brampton to Windsor is a pretty short drive all on freeway, maybe the Toronto traffic on the 401 would be more annoying, LOL
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Old July 29th, 2015, 11:26 PM   #354
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I remember doing the following route during the winter 98/99 when I was employed as a driver in an urgent transport company.
Starting in Bayonne, loading in Hendaye at the end of the afternoon, two deliveries in Perigueux (00h00)and Lyon (07h 00).
This way by the national road between Bordeaux and Clermont-Ferrand, the toll higway didn't exist between Perigueux and Clermont-Fd at this time).
After steering Italy in Lonigo (Venetia) for a loading during the afternoon and delivery in Hagetmau (near home) the next moring at 7.00 am with a return in Bayonne.
Two complete nights without sleeping (nap during 1 hour in Lonigo) with around 2850 kms in less than 40 hours.
A crazy trip for my boss I couldn't do today and I strongly discourages.
I sleplt more than 14 hours after that !
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Old July 31st, 2015, 01:31 PM   #355
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My record: In 2003 I made it from Frazee, MN to the Tiger Mountain parking lot, WA. The destination for that day was Olympia, but around Snoqualmie Pass the fatigue got me and I felt insufficiently rested to make it through the I-5 corridor during the evening rush without jacking up my insurance rates. This was around 2 350 kilometres in 21 hours. The planned distance was around 2 450 kilometres and should've ideally be done in two days, with a stop somewhere in Montana. I just thought in my youthful recklessness that it would've been nicer to cross the plains at night and that during day time, it would be much nicer to drive through the mountains.

The longest single-day drive I've done this year was from Nowy Targ to Bad Bentheim through Nijmegen to pick up some friends. Left Nowy Targ around 08:00, made a quick stop before the border to fill up on diesel, arrived to Nijmegen just before 16:00, picked up my friends, had a beer in De Bijstand, and carried on to Bad Bentheim where we arrived just before 19:00, where the proper partying that would put us all well over the legal limit began. Partied for two days, slept off the hangover and back to Nowy Targ with a quick stop in Wernigerode for food. (our friends from Nijmegen would stay a day longer in Bad Bentheim)

Way in was 1 431 kilometres, way back 1 185 kilometres.
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Old July 31st, 2015, 05:29 PM   #356
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the small distances and pretty good roads in Europe always impress me. From PL to NL to me sounds like going on the opposite side of the world but an 8 hour drive is nothing...
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the small distances and pretty good roads in Europe always impress me. From PL to NL to me sounds like going on the opposite side of the world but an 8 hour drive is nothing...
Well, assume you start in Toronto and head west, it's like driving to some place 100 kilometres before Thunder Bay. Nipigon or some place around there... You barely made it halfway across the province. Add to that that speed limits in PL are relatively high, and enforcement relatively lenient - I always cruise 160-180 on the Polish motorway, never had any trouble with the police - and you can easily make Germany in 3,5 hours from Nowy Targ. In Germany, some stretches are 130-140, but you can make that up from just past Dresden to almost Dortmund where it's perfectly fine to drive 180-200 all the way through, except for a small bit around Kassel.

On Canadian roads you would be lucky to average 90-100 over long distances, in Poland and Germany if you stick to the motorways and don't spend too much time stopping, you can average 140-150 without much hassle.
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