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Old December 30th, 2006, 22:33   #1
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I wonder what the minimum distance for "us"(the TDI'rs) to call the trip a ROAD TRIP?

1. Does it have to be fun?
2. What IS the magic number of mileage to call it a trip?
3. Are we driving to "Break in" the new TDI?
4. Do we have to get away from the "significant other" to call it a "road trip", or do they have to come to call it, a "road trip"?
5. Does overnight mean a "road trip"?
6. Is the making of memories entitle us to the "road trip" label?
7. NO breakdowns, means a good "road trip"?
8. Driving a TDI exclusively IS necessary for the label of a "road trip"?
9. Navigating in the USA, is it the only geographic area for it to be a
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Could this become a "sticky"?
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Old January 4th, 2007, 08:47   #2
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Here you go, done!
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Old January 4th, 2007, 19:09   #3
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Thanks Rammstein, I now feel "worthy" !

I like to drive my TDI B4 Variant, so driving to an overnight destination is not necessary to have a good trip for me.
Always! it is a good trip when I get back and all that I have left behind was ZOOT; no parts..., no matter to where I have gone .
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Old January 5th, 2007, 01:03   #4
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1800 miles and no sleep. some bad weather conditions permitted. starting out the trip at 6pm under "less than ideal conditions"...35 hr minium drive
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Old January 5th, 2007, 21:16   #5
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1800 miles and no sleep. some bad weather conditions permitted. starting out the trip at 6pm under "less than ideal conditions"...35 hr minium drive
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Old January 5th, 2007, 21:54   #6
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you win!
Like your first 100,000 wasn't one long road trip.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 12:19   #7
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burpod: I am with thermographer, YOU WIN!

I remember those days when I could go (drive) all night!

I went to TAOS a couple days/nights ago, the moon was smiling at the road and also keeping me in sight. From home in Pagosa, I drove 84 south towards Santa Fe , cut off at Tierra Amarilla,NM on 64 east towards Taos. THAT is a Beautiful drive at night with the full moon! very romantic with the Aspens and the valleys full of virgin snow and on occasion, a howl or two(wolves). Elk is abundant and even wild BISON(buffalo) can be seen! DO NOT HIT ANY OF THESE! please , there are NO services anywhere to call for assistance. You'll be S.O.L (simply out of luck) and it gets COLD there!

This road reminds me a lot of the old Alfred Hitchcock movies, where there was a lot of developement in the script but the last... was left to the imagination. What If the wolves are hungry, I break down... and then !

So there! A great day trip with memories that I can take with me...
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Old January 6th, 2007, 19:42   #8
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Like your first 100,000 wasn't one long road trip.
wasn't all in a row, I did stop to sleep. Peabody dreams on a Motel 6 budget!

Road trip is a state of mind. There is nothing like it.
Armed with MS Streets & Trips, a Rand Mcnally as backup, cup of Micky D's coffee in the cup holder cooling down to drinkable temperature, XM remote control in the right hand (don't have to shift), cruse control set, and Interstate (insert your favorate number) out in front of you.. it's just poetic. Man, I miss the road.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 22:57   #9
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Another shot(drive) to the horrible TX state

Visiting the mom since she is going on her mid winter vacation...

1.000 miles in one tank because I was going faster than normal ,very STRONG crosswinds on the way down "just" in front of this cold front that has the nation stopped in its tracks.
Barreling sideways to the wind , and feeling(a lot) the push of the big trucks as they passed my "QUASI-aerodynamic", shoe box... !

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Ha! another GREAT road trip!
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Old January 18th, 2007, 14:35   #10
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Road trip is a state of mind. There is nothing like it.
Armed with MS Streets & Trips, a Rand Mcnally as backup, cup of Micky D's coffee in the cup holder cooling down to drinkable temperature, XM remote control in the right hand (don't have to shift), cruse control set, and Interstate (insert your favorate number) out in front of you.. it's just poetic. Man, I miss the road.
Well put - I prefer the "Blue Highways" but don't always have the time for it. Still, it's a state of mind.

To be an official road trip I'd say it has to be more than one tank of fuel. Overnights are optional but preferred...
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Old February 5th, 2007, 00:31   #11
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There is nothing better than an overnight trip, especially one that is for no other reason than to just go. Can't do those much anymore.

A road trip for me is anything out of state. It's not usual for me to put 300 miles on in a few days with the folks on the weekends. Ya gotta go at least 30 miles to get good Mexican or 100 to get a good steak around here.

Then again, I'm the kind guy who'll do 500+ miles to get his hands on Cherry RC Cola and a few battery cans of Jolt...

...I once drove to New Orleans for a po-boy...

...when I was in college I once drove to Iowa, just to get a grocery bag full of snow (came home, made snowballs, had snowball fight in 60 degree weather)...

...once drove to Minneapolis just to visit the Mall of America. Alone. Even tho I didn't need to shop for anything.

...I regularly went to Nashville (from B'ham) to shop for music...

...I used to drive to Montgomery (from B'ham) to see movies...

...drove to Toronto once just to say I'd been to Canada, eh. Those border people are a nosy bunch!
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Old February 5th, 2007, 09:14   #12
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ZACH: Beautiful! !

THAT is what a road trip mind is .

"THE" go for enjoying the ROAD; of enjoying being out where silence of the HUM(road hum) is "the" music to the soul(in this case), and where I/WE have the total say so about how to "cruise" and what to see .

Getting out for the sake of self sanity, eh?

NICE!

We need more stories of the road..., they are fun to read .
PS. have you read my GELLING incident ?

PSS. You can make Pagosa Springs in about 25ish hours for the GTG that I am having here in APRIL(13,14,15th).
THAT would be a NICE road trip; at the end, tuners to play with your car , therefore... !
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Old February 5th, 2007, 19:15   #13
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There is nothing better than an overnight trip, especially one that is for no other reason than to just go. Can't do those much anymore.

A road trip for me is anything out of state. It's not usual for me to put 300 miles on in a few days with the folks on the weekends. Ya gotta go at least 30 miles to get good Mexican or 100 to get a good steak around here.

Then again, I'm the kind guy who'll do 500+ miles to get his hands on Cherry RC Cola and a few battery cans of Jolt...

...I once drove to New Orleans for a po-boy...

...when I was in college I once drove to Iowa, just to get a grocery bag full of snow (came home, made snowballs, had snowball fight in 60 degree weather)...

...once drove to Minneapolis just to visit the Mall of America. Alone. Even tho I didn't need to shop for anything.

...I regularly went to Nashville (from B'ham) to shop for music...

...I used to drive to Montgomery (from B'ham) to see movies...

...drove to Toronto once just to say I'd been to Canada, eh. Those border people are a nosy bunch!
In college, we use to drive to Hell, Michigan. When people ask where we went, we'd say "To Hell and Back!".
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Old February 5th, 2007, 22:45   #14
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We need more stories of the road..., they are fun to read .
PS. have you read my GELLING incident ?

PSS. You can make Pagosa Springs in about 25ish hours for the GTG that I am having here in APRIL(13,14,15th).
THAT would be a NICE road trip; at the end, tuners to play with your car , therefore... !
Don't tempt me, don't tempt me, don't tempt me!

I've been all around Pagosa Springs, so it would be someplace new. When I had that urge - that calling of the road - I always tried to go someplace new, even if was just in the next county. It's getting to where, even though I just moved, I'm having to go further and further out to find new places. There just isn't much to see in Mississippi.

And DO tell about the gelling incident. I'm about to go to the store in freezing weather. It's always a fear of mine to get stuck in East Nowheresville, gelled, freezing and with no cell service.

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In college, we use to drive to Hell, Michigan. When people ask where we went, we'd say "To Hell and Back!".
Sweet. I've always wanted to go to Hell. On my map there's a place called "Dam Site Inn"; I'd love to have my picture taken at a Dam Site Inn Hell.
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