2800 miles

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  1. Skeet skeet!

    Skeet skeet! Member

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    ...drive to my new job. 4400 Km.

    I'm going to try and do it in 6 days starting Saturday.

    I am going to splurge a little and update my ipod for the mighty journey. I cant believe how much I am struggling to add to this thing. Can I get some help?

    Heres what I like:
    -70s classic rock and 80s hard rock. While most of the obvious champions of that era have been exhausted there are still bands of that era I still listen to are: Thin Lizzy, UFO, Genesis, Steely Dan, Deep Purple and Kansas.
    -singer songwriter things like: Ray Lamontagne, Neil young, Fiona Apple, Joni Mitchell
    -heavier bands and hard rock occasionally like: Baroness, Cloudkicker, Mastodon, maybe as heavy as High on Fire

    Here is what artists I have bought recently so you can get a jist of my current spectrum:

    Afghan Whigs
    Journey
    Dixie Dregs
    Immogen Heap
    Motorhead
    Aimee Mann
    Ben Harper

    I NEED MOAR

    :peenut:stir
     
  2. Green Pro Am

    Green Pro Am Supporting Member

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    Trouble, Honky Toast, Drive-by Truckers, Farmikos, Gene Loves Jezebel
     
  3. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Member

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    I did 2,700 miles in 48 hours one time, but I was young then, and I drove my Mustang GT flat out in the desert.


    No driving playlist is complete w/o some Motorhead.
     
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  4. AaeCee

    AaeCee Member

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  5. LaceSensor1

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    man you need to get some live phish sets, they will burn a good 2hrs each one. even if you don't like them now, you would be surprised at what you find tucked somewhere deep into a set.
     
  6. MoPho

    MoPho Pho Shizzle Silver Supporting Member

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    Iron Maiden
    Black Sabbath
    Transatlantic
    Dream Theater
    Eric Johnson
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    can I stop now?


    And my favorite roadtripping, Zeppelin.
     
  7. spyeman

    spyeman Supporting Member

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    For that drive I would have Sirius before an IPod.
     
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  8. ceyuh

    ceyuh Gold Supporting Member

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    6 days? 4 days, tops if you're driving solo.
     
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  9. SoCalSteve

    SoCalSteve Member

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    If you can get your hands on some audiobooks, they really help pass the time (mysteries, crime, adventure).
     
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  10. Mr.Hanky

    Mr.Hanky Supporting Member

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    I did it last October, from NJ to Vegas in 3 days, a little over 800 miles a day. Hit the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and the Rockies on the way back.
    It was a great vacation! 5500 miles in 2 weeks!

    I recommend satellite radio, tons of options and it works nationwide. Sometimes it's nice to take a break from all audio, and just soak in the scenery.

    As for the driving, I planned it out and made my reservations ahead of time. I wanted to be in Vegas in 3 days, so I divided the mileage by 3. You DO NOT want to have to look around for a motel room after driving all day, trust me. I wanted my room, a beer and a meal.

    Flying solo made this much easier because you go at your own schedule. 800 miles a day is a little aggressive, 600 is much easier to digest. Take frequent breaks, even when you don't think you need them. Fill the tank, get some coffee and eat light. Always have water in the car too, hydration is good!

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  11. FFTT

    FFTT Member

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    VA to San Diego

    Rained first night so grabbed a hotel in Louisville. KY
    Sharing driving 600 miles per day and we were dangerously tired.
    Tunnel vision and near nodding off to sleep driving at night got scary.


    All the cool stuff starts when you hit the Rockies coming into Colorado.
    Took us three days to get to Estes Park.

    We did KOA camp sites most of the way.

    Our schedule was 2 weeks getting there, fly back, so we had a good amount of time to
    see the sights.
     
  12. travisvwright

    travisvwright Member

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    With absolutely no interest in the music I keep a couple "ska" albums on my phone as a sleep deterrent. I could sleep to thrash, but for some reason ska makes it impossible.
     

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