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Old 08-07-2018, 02:07 PM
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Fastest continguous 48

A friend of mine (and fellow pastor) is attempting, with two of his friends, to drive through the 48 contiguous states to beat the wold record of 94 hours 42 minutes.

You can track them at fastest48.com, #fastest48 and by their GPS tracker https://share.garmin.com/Fastest48

They set off from Vermont at 8pm EST last night and are somewhere in Georgia right now.

I'm just a little jealous and I can't believe its actually happening.

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Old 08-07-2018, 02:12 PM
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I'm not even crazy enough to do that!
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:32 PM
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I trust that no traffic laws will be broken...
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:35 PM
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I trust that no traffic laws will be broken...

I hear those Georgia cops can be difficult to deal with.....
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:43 PM
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I'm not even crazy enough to do that!
You have the car for it! See if there is room in the back of the Cobra for a 50 gallon aux fuel tank!
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:45 PM
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I trust that no traffic laws will be broken...
One of the stipulations is that they won't travel more than 110% of the speed limit.

Although the top speed indicated by their GPS is 87 mph. I'm not sure where that speed limit would be.
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:07 PM
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I hear those Georgia cops can be difficult to deal with.....

But all the other cops are ok???
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:15 PM
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Looks like they are doing 73MPH on 80/94 NW IN now better speed up or get run over but be ready to crawl in around 15 miles. Good luck!
Oops 73MPH in a 65 is a little over 110% of the limit. May be on 80 where it is still 70mph speed limit though.

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Old 08-08-2018, 12:30 PM
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You have the car for it! See if there is room in the back of the Cobra for a 50 gallon aux fuel tank!
And some provision to empty a conductors helper. Hope no Gatorade bottles out the window.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:06 PM
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Looks like they are going through downtown Chicago midday, ouch. Could have taken 294 around that mess.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:36 PM
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Got work to do, but had to see their speed in Chicago. 26mph, I have to admit thats doing good. There yesterday a little earlier and I would have been happy with that, raining though yesterday.
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:37 PM
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Speed limit on I-80 through Nebraska is 75 mph. I think it drops to 70 when you get into Iowa. But Iowa has hills and turns. Through Nebraska I-80 is almost 90% flat.
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:17 AM
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Bump: This is being done in a 240D, right.
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:16 PM
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Bump: This is being done in a 240D, right.
No, a Dodge Caravan. A rental.

Its so they can put a bed in the back.
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1995 E300 "Adelheid" 262k [Sold]
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:59 PM
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48 states in a Chrysler minivan? Sounds excruciating...

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