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  1. #51
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    Tried to do a 100mph average over a 100miles on a gsxr 750.

    My duffel bag full of laundry decided to abandon ship and lodged in between my tire and the subframe. Resulted in a locked up rear wheel a 600 ft skid and an understanding why you buy good tires for sport bikes. It was flat topped and exposed the belting completely. Amazed it didn't blow, I rode the remaining 20miles home at about ten mph.

    Never made another attempt.

    Drove solo from WV to MT in a F-150 in 26 hours, gmaps says it’s 29 hrs, I stopped for a four hour nap. I’m afraid of what I’d do with a ride that comfortably cruises at 130 or faster and doesn’t have to stop for fuel every 300 miles.
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  2. #52
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    My Personal bests over a dozen XC runs:

    2 solo drives, straight through, from Hanover NH to Park city UT in 33 and 34 hrs. Driving a 2007 Subaru forester. I was Fueled on Coffee, beef jerky, trail mix and weed.

    The secret to heading west is timing. I take off at 2pm and that gets me to I80-I90 In NY just before rush hour. I do most of the shit drive through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, in middle of night, sharing the road with just truckers and no traffic. I get to the Mississippi River and davenport Iowa at sunrise and after that it's all wide open spaces and hauling ass. The Sun usually sets just before the Wyoming border and i get into Park city around midnight.

    My fastest time was 2002 with my sister in a 1990s Saab turbo. That took 30hrs. She drove thru Iowa for 4-5hrs I drove the rest. We got into park city in time to watch the Simpsons at 1030pm.

    That Saab was something else, just loved going over 100mph long diatance with the turbo spooled.

    I have a tough time heading east. It's difficult to time and avoid the traffic of the east coast.
    Two years ago I did a solo UT > Rochester NY in a day; Got too tired and had to stop.


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  3. #53
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    https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...9RFyBlcSobsvPw

    The new record breakers have 'come out'. That car and tech involved is crazy

    Edit; long recap from the crew https://youtu.be/M6s9o6uIWZw
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  4. #54
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    Quote Originally Posted by My Pet Powder Goat View Post
    My Personal bests over a dozen XC runs:

    2 solo drives, straight through, from Hanover NH to Park city UT in 33 and 34 hrs. Driving a 2007 Subaru forester. I was Fueled on Coffee, beef jerky, trail mix and weed.

    The secret to heading west is timing. I take off at 2pm and that gets me to I80-I90 In NY just before rush hour. I do most of the shit drive through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, in middle of night, sharing the road with just truckers and no traffic. I get to the Mississippi River and davenport Iowa at sunrise and after that it's all wide open spaces and hauling ass. The Sun usually sets just before the Wyoming border and i get into Park city around midnight.

    My fastest time was 2002 with my sister in a 1990s Saab turbo. That took 30hrs. She drove thru Iowa for 4-5hrs I drove the rest. We got into park city in time to watch the Simpsons at 1030pm.

    That Saab was something else, just loved going over 100mph long diatance with the turbo spooled.

    I have a tough time heading east. It's difficult to time and avoid the traffic of the east coast.
    Two years ago I did a solo UT > Rochester NY in a day; Got too tired and had to stop.


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    Heading East is all about doing it on the weekends.

    I left work in Jackson WY once on a Friday at 5pm and was eating breakfast at home in seacoast NH Sunday morning at 7.
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  5. #55
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    103 avg!
    193 top speed
    impressive.
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  6. #56
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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    103 avg!
    193 top speed
    impressive.
    Or really fucking dumb. Perspective.

  7. #57
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    Twenty two and a half minutes getting gas - the whole trip. Gonna be a bit before Evs beat that.

  8. #58
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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    103 avg!
    193 top speed
    impressive.
    Most.
    I still call it The Jake.

  9. #59
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    I am not a car guy by any stretch of the imagination, so my only connection to the Cannonball Run are the various films.

    While the first and second Cannonball Run movies are the ones I saw in theaters as a wee lad, my favorite has always been Gumball Rally. It's an infinitely better film, imho.

    PS
    Just learned that there was a third Cannonball Run film entitled Speed Zone (aka Cannonball Fever aka Cannonball Run III), which came out in 1989...WTF?
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  10. #60
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    Interesting video. I am not at all surprised they were called in in Iowa. Very common. Amazing they made it. Love all the tech stuff. Has to be exhausting for all three people in the car.

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  11. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin267 View Post
    Edit; long recap from the crew https://youtu.be/M6s9o6uIWZw
    This energizes me. Croudsourcing at its finest against the gubnovent.

  12. #62
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    Impressive record, and it was fascinating to learn more about how they pulled it off. However, those guys struck me as staggeringly huge douches. Good god what detestable human beings.
    Set my compass North, I got Winter in my blood.

  13. #63
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    You certainty have to have a single minded hell bent focus to pull this off, disregarding a lot of possible outcomes and impacts on others. I still think it is cool inside of that tunnel vision but...

    Imagine when shit hits the fan and the lawyers go after every single person out there assisting these guys in breaking the law. Conspiracy charges? It seems like it would be fun to help out but I'd be too afraid of the legal consequences to be of any use to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uglymoney View Post

    Imagine when shit hits the fan and the lawyers go after every single person out there assisting these guys in breaking the law. Conspiracy charges? It seems like it would be fun to help out but I'd be too afraid of the legal consequences to be of any use to them.

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    Imagine if they hit and killed a family driving down the highway? I'm just a dentist, but that wouldn't exactly be manslaughter would it? I mean, you're going out specifically to drive at an outrageous speed for 30hrs. It's not like you just want to step on it for a mile or two randomly. It's premeditated. Thankfully that hasn't happened.

  15. #65
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    wow! my best was 53 hours from mt. hood to albany, NY - with 2 people. At one point neither one of us could drive so we both slept. the little s-10 blazer did ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Imagine if they hit and killed a family driving down the highway? I'm just a dentist, but that wouldn't exactly be manslaughter would it? I mean, you're going out specifically to drive at an outrageous speed for 30hrs. It's not like you just want to step on it for a mile or two randomly. It's premeditated. Thankfully that hasn't happened.
    Id just punch it and hope it was just a group of friends rather than a family.


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  17. #67
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jong Lafitte View Post
    I’d just punch it and hope it was just a group of friends rather than a family.


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    How about just one guy and a few hitchhikers?
    I still call it The Jake.

  18. #68
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    Cannonball run record broken NY-CA

    Top times:

    1. Mercedes Benz E63

    2. Mercedes Benz CL600

  19. #69
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    I wanna no what...substances...they had on board to fortify them. I did Syracuse to LA one in ~30hours (two people) fueled by 1/4 hits of paper every now and again.
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

  20. #70
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4matic View Post
    Top times:

    1. Mercedes Benz E63

    2. Mercedes Benz CL600
    This was not lost on me.

    So why does Merc have such a hard time winning WEC/IMSA races/manufacturers titles?
    I still call it The Jake.

  21. #71
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    On the hunt for silver sedans. They are everywhere.

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