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Posted: 3/9/2006 8:22:06 AM EDT
Went to Miami and back 1500 miles, then Kentucky and back 1078 miles all this week.

So that's 2578 miles for me this weeek.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:23:03 AM EDT
well next week will set the record. i'm going to Atlanta and back. about 1200 miles round trip
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:35:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 8:35:42 AM EDT by ANGST]
About 1500 without leaving the State of VA ... well I think I may of gone into DC a few times. I was moving from Richmond to Alexandria and went back and forth every day plus driving around town.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:37:05 AM EDT
Close to 3000. Back in October, I drove from Austin, TX to the southwest part of Virginia and back within a week.

A few years back, I drove from Austin out to the west coast south of L.A.... that was about 1600 miles each way.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:40:12 AM EDT
Atlanta Ga to Tulsa Ok. From Tulsa OK to Lake Havasue AZ. From LH AZ to Grand canyon and back to Tulsa. From tulsa to Ga.

4300 miles in one week.

NEVER again.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:43:02 AM EDT
I drove about 3300 miles in 4 days back in '89.

I was hired by The Boeing Co. and I had to get from Dayton OH to Seattle WA.

Drove about 12-14 hours everyday. Woke up - had a good breakfast then drove & drove & drove - gassed up then drove until I was sleepy ( usually around 8-9 pm ) repeat daily.

I made the drive in a $300 used 78 Pontiac Firebird

Day 1 - Dayton OH to Lincoln NE
Day 2 - Lincoln NE to Laramie WY
Day 3 - Laramie WY to Twin Falls ID
Day 4 - Twin Falls ID to Seattle WA

I was jonesin' for a hitch hiker about day 3

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:45:58 AM EDT
I recently rode to Az on a motorcycle left on a friday, came back on a sat night. Drove all that next week to work and made two trips into L.A. About 90% of the miles on a motorcycle.

So, about 1600 miles
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:46:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 8:46:34 AM EDT by ALPHAGHOST]
~1800 miles

MS to LA, CA

took me ~30 hrs

round trip: ~4000 (took a 'sightseeing' detour on the way back)
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:47:31 AM EDT
from nevada to deep into canada and back. bout 18 hours each way just stopping for fuel.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:48:16 AM EDT
Wife and I drove 1200+ miles from upstate NY to Fort Lauderdale in 2003 24 hours door to door.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:48:41 AM EDT
Costa Rica in 1999.

I put around 1500 miles on a rental car. The rent was unlimited mileage but I do recall when they checked it back in.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:48:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 8:50:42 AM EDT by Dragracer_Art]
Reading, PA to Bellingham, WA and back two Decembers ago...
Did it alone too. The wife was frantic, and asked that I call every time I stopped for the night.

2911 miles each way = 5822 total round trip.
Left on a Wed morning, returned the following Wed morning.

Driving a 2000 Chevy Dually with a 454. Towed a trailer/car out, returned without it. Lost count of how many times I stopped for gas...
Used about 3qts of oil, lots of brake dust on the wheels, and covered in road salt.
Made the trip without any trouble though.
Averaged 4-6mpg on the way out, and 11-13 on the way back.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:49:34 AM EDT
Baraboo, WI to Donna, TX to Larado, TX, to New Orleans, LA, and back to Baraboo.

I don't know the mileage offhand, but I enjoyed the trip.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:58:57 AM EDT
About 1900 miles in two days earlier this week

Put about 3000 miles on a rental car in 6 days a couple years ago.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:02:21 AM EDT
I rodeo'd in college (before my brains grew in). I've had several 4,000 mile weeks and a 10,000 mile month. Doing two oil changes in a week always seemed funny to me.

Funny story: I was asleep and my traveling partner was driving. He's a good guy, but not really all that bright. Somewhere between Amarillo and Albuquerque, I woke up to the sound of an almost redlined Chevy 350. Catching an eyefull of the speedometer I asked:

Me: "Heath, what in the hell is goin' on?"
Him: "We gotta hurry!!"
Me: "Why?"
Him: "We're almost outta gas!"

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:04:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 9:14:51 AM EDT by Alien]
Austin to Dallas. Dallas to Austin. Austin to Phoenix. All in one week. I guess that's 1400 miles or so not counting the rest of my driving in Phoenix that week to and from work. My foot was killing me from the Austin to Phoenix trip. My father's van had a messed up speedometer so the cruise control did not work.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:05:45 AM EDT
87 miles!
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:07:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
87 miles!




Damn beat me to it.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:11:46 AM EDT
Recently? About 1700 miles. Four round-trips to a customer's site in one week.

I wish I'd just gotten a hotel room and stayed.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:12:01 AM EDT
The most I have ever done was 4186 miles in one week. I drove from Houston, TX to Newport Beach, CA. 2,093 miles one way. I spent over 60 hours in the car with my mother, who is vehemently anti-gun. Talk about an entertaining trip.

James
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:13:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Went to Miami and back 1500 miles, then Kentucky and back 1078 miles all this week.

So that's 2578 miles for me this weeek.



I used to drive a truck and would log a 2,800+ mile week on a regular basis. But I had to bobtail 40 miles to get to my pickup and drop locations one way. At two round trips a week that amounts to an extra 160 miles on top of that.

Then there were the miles I drove in my 4 wheeler when I was home. So 3,000 mile weeks were common. On rare occasions one pickup might be delayed a day which would tack another 740+ miles onto a seven day period when I got back on schedule the next week. So I wouldn’t be surprised if I had a couple 4,000 mile weeks in there somewhere.

But 2,500+ miles is a lot of driving particularly if you aren’t used to it.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:15:31 AM EDT
5000+ went to Denver from East TN and back through Baton Rouge with side trips to Santa Fe and all over the place.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:17:05 AM EDT
Around 2000, Knoxville, TN to Miami and back.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:21:36 AM EDT
Over 4000 miles to NYC & back to N.M.

34hrs to NY
37 hrs back to N.M.

that was 8 years ago
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:33:26 AM EDT
1000 miles, Surrey BC to Saskatoon SK in 2 days. Stopped overnight near Banff. Did it in a 78 Ford Fiesta. (long slow climb up the Coquihalla)
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:40:16 AM EDT
2200 miles
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:43:47 AM EDT
6 yrs ago the wife and I drove from north of Seattle to Buffalo and back in a week. Moved a son back home. I was the only one behind the wheel of the truck. Our ac broke in Montana on the way. This was in August. We kept the windows open and the wings turned backwards to give us wind, and the truck was like a big convection oven. 5824 miles round trip.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:45:00 AM EDT
Tuesday: Port Aransas, Tx ( 0 miles )
Wednesday, Galveston, Tx ( 297.2 miles )
Thursday, Springfield, Mo ( 725.5 miles )
Friday, Traverse City, Mi ( 817.5 miles )
Saturday, St. Louis Mi ( 597.6 miles )
Sunday, Oklahoma City, Ok ( 499.9 miles )

Total: Just under 3K miles in 6 days.

Yeah, I've done some stupid things in my life, but that pretty much takes the cake

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 10:21:42 AM EDT
About 3,000 miles in 4 days. I drove from Lexington Park, MD to east TN one day and stayed at my sister's house, then the next morning hit the road and drove to Shamrock, TX, and the next day to Yuma, AZ. The next morning I drove to Phoenix and back. Average speed was just a hair over 70 including food/fuel stops along the way, but excluding time spent parked at the hotel. One the second day, made it from Memphis to Shamrock non-stop... basically crossed AR and OK without setting foot in either state.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 10:30:50 AM EDT
Let's see. VA to RI. RI to MS. MS to STL, MO and back.

~3300 miles.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 10:34:38 AM EDT
Oklahoma to Fairbanks Alaska in 4.5 days, I did whatever I had to do to make a 1000 miles a day. I slept for 24hrs when I arrived. 4300 miles
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 10:39:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ironoxbows:
I rodeo'd in college (before my brains grew in). I've had several 4,000 mile weeks and a 10,000 mile month. Doing two oil changes in a week always seemed funny to me.

Funny story: I was asleep and my traveling partner was driving. He's a good guy, but not really all that bright. Somewhere between Amarillo and Albuquerque, I woke up to the sound of an almost redlined Chevy 350. Catching an eyefull of the speedometer I asked:

Me: "Heath, what in the hell is goin' on?"
Him: "We gotta hurry!!"
Me: "Why?"
Him: "We're almost outta gas!"





Link Posted: 3/9/2006 10:39:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ger42:
Wife and I drove 1200+ miles from upstate NY to Fort Lauderdale in 2003 24 hours door to door.




thats pretty good time!

took me 29hrs with naps, eats, gas from Detroit to Miami.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 10:41:35 AM EDT

the rental car company once told me I had done 13,000miles in 4 days



yes, they were confused, but the guy figured it out pretty quick.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 10:53:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 11:01:47 AM EDT by Outsider_10fp]
not too sure, somewhere aroun 5800 miles 7.5 days.
Cherry point NC to Crystal lake (or is it China Lake) Ca and return.
By way of Dallas to Blythe, up hwy95
About 850 miles a day, sleeping around 4-5 hours a day.
I can hold 250 gals of fuel and got 6.5 mpg.
I did make 14,000 dollars that week

What do I win?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 11:35:26 AM EDT
In 1998....about 2600 miles in 2 days from Memphis to Seattle w/ a side trip to Mt. Rushmore. My cousin drove a U-haul and I followed in his car. It took us about 48hrs to do the required 40hrs of driving. We only stopped to gas up...meaning bathroom breaks had to be timed perfectly. Our first stop for a hotel was 26hrs after we started.

Why this madness? Because we all watched Cannonball growing up and wanted to experience it.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 3:35:03 PM EDT
Just before I (and my IN State Trooper boss),pulled the truck from Transport America,I did 9000 miles in 2 weeks.(my regular POS dispatcher would only run me 2000 a week,when he went on vacation,I got on another dispatcher's board,I ran everything she could throw at me.Got ALOT of safety letters in the mail after that!)
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 3:45:04 PM EDT
Pensacola FL to Los Angeles CA 2 days, the 3 day was LA to Salem OR.

Got a ticket in Kimble County Texas, the officer said I was going way bunches too fast.....

He wrote me for 91 in a 55, I was slowing down for quite a while before I was in radar range, this was in 86.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:23:55 PM EDT
Monroe NC to KC MO and back the next day...2000 miles.
Next day Monroe NC to Panama City Beach FL....670 miles....3 days at the beach.
PCB FL to New Orleans.....300 miles.
New Orleans to KC MO.....920 miles.
KC MO to Monroe NC.....1000 miles.
Around 5000 miles in one week............and most of it was with two crazy teenagers that thought the radio should be played proud and loud.
But in the end it was a good vacation.
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