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TDIFest 2015 Discussion about TDIFest 2015 on the Labour Day weekend (September 4-6, 2015) at the Jordan Grand Hotel at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine.

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Old September 1st, 2015, 07:30   #46
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Anyone have any tips for staying awake during these long drives, besides slapping yourself in the face?
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Old September 1st, 2015, 08:56   #47
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Stop for a 20 minute nap somewhere or get a really nasty drink and nurse it along. I've spent a ton of time doing this while hiking the NH48 in winter as day trips. Many times I'd get up at 3 or 4 AM, drive 3 hours to the White Mountains, hike and climb all day with snowshoes or crampons and a pack, then come down and drive 3 hours home and arrive back between 11 and midnight.
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Old September 1st, 2015, 09:09   #48
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Will give that a shot then
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Old September 1st, 2015, 09:21   #49
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Anyone have any tips for staying awake during these long drives, besides slapping yourself in the face?

I was pretty tired this morning, after getting only 5 hours of sleep this morning. A Belgian waffle and some coffee got me up and running. 8 more hours to go!
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Stay hydrated.

I like to keep beef jerky with me on road trips, because eating it helps me stay awake.

Loud music can help.

Uncomfortably cold HVAC settings can help.

Podcasts that make you think can help.

A passenger that you can talk with can help, even if they can't take co-driving duties.
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(enough sleep and a nap are good too)
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I noticed on one long drive talk radio kept me up, I'm debating playing some movies on my radio for the trip.
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Ready to make last-minute plans? For those of you wondering, registration is still open, including admission to food events - the deadline has been extended until 09:00 AM (US/East) tomorrow.
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3 words: Five Hour Energy. The stuff WORKS. Drink one of those little bottles when the sleepies just start sneaking up on you. In about 20 mins, you are awake. No jitters, no sugar crash later - just awake when you need to be.
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3 words: Five Hour Energy. The stuff WORKS. Drink one of those little bottles when the sleepies just start sneaking up on you. In about 20 mins, you are awake. No jitters, no sugar crash later - just awake when you need to be.
What the Hamster said.....I am leaving the DC Area around 4 am on Thursday and 5 hour energy will be the Breakfast of Champions....
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3 words: Five Hour Energy. The stuff WORKS. Drink one of those little bottles when the sleepies just start sneaking up on you. In about 20 mins, you are awake. No jitters, no sugar crash later - just awake when you need to be.

Yes! This stuff does work, but it only works ONCE. Use it wisely, because after it wears off, you are done for. If you take a second one, effects are unpleasant and you'll feel pretty strung out.
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1000 kms on the money 9 1/2 hours including 40 mins at the border fuel light came on just as I arrived. Let's get this party started
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