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goin to virginia whats the best way...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by fireturk41, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Jul 20, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    hey yall, i live in nc and am going on my longest road trip 6 hours to VA to visit a friend, i was thinking for optimal speed i should leave in the wee hours of the morning (ie midnight) and if i get tired sleep in between tractor trailers like i do when ive been up all night fishin, or would it be better durin the day?

    ill be goin up I-95, are there any must stop places?
     
  2. Jul 20, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    And would it be good to get in a convoy?
     
  3. Jul 20, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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    95 is like a rat race, i hate it. good luck.
     
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    maybe stop in williamsburg and check out some stuff.
     
  5. Jul 20, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    6 hours is no that bad (i've rode 14 one time) during the day, if you leave at 7:00 you'll get there at 1:00. Unless there is a good reason to drive at night (ie 95 traffic) than drive during the day. Though 95 does suck and the traffic is probably less during the night so if you want less traffic drive at night.
     
  6. Jul 20, 2009 at 7:51 AM
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    Where in VA are you going? If you hit the Alexandria/DC area at the wrong time on 95 you may want to add some time to your trip.
     
  7. Jul 20, 2009 at 7:55 AM
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    bluemont, va
     
  8. Jul 20, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    Wow, straight into the lion's den. It may be congested around 495. It all depends when you hit it. I would avoid the early evening times. Every time I have gone through that area the 5-8pm seems to be the worst.
     
  9. Jul 20, 2009 at 8:02 AM
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    so may it be wise to leave my home 10 or 11 and convoy with truckers till i get there?
     
  10. Jul 20, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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    6 hours is nothing dood. I drove from upstate New York to south Florida in a day.

    An early morning departure will help-but don't kill yourself. It's a road trip- Until you get into the beltway I don't see you hitting an stop and go stuff...so take your time and enjoy the trip.
     
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    There is no need to convoy. It's 6 hours. It isn't that long of a drive.
     
  12. Jul 20, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    6 hours is nothin. if you want to avoid traffic, i agree with driving at night but i wouldnt kill yourself doing it. i usually buy one of those mega monster drinks and slowly drink it as i go that way i dont drop off a cliff from a sugar high.
     
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    defiantly don't kill yourself

    you could leave around 5:00am the traffic won't be too bad of, you would hit DC at 10 so everybody would be at work, or if you want to skip DC altogether you could take 64 at richmond and then turn north onto 81 which is a lot less traveled interstate but that would add atleast 30min-1hr. more time but it may equal out from skipping DC where a lot of the trucks on 95 are headed to, my $0.02
     
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    you can do it, ive had my lisince for only 5 months and ive gone farther...granted i had to stop and sleep in the back seat b/c i was scared i was going to fall asleep but if you go faster it gets adrenaline pumping, though im not telling you to speed... i would advise getting in a caravan if the traffics bad that way youre not stressing about if you can switch lanes or not
     
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    its all easy driving until u get to alexandria va and up, and if u go through there at like 10 am to 3 pm it shouldnt be that bad. in Va watch out during mile markers 28-35 serious amounts of cops patrol that area... have fun
     
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    ive done that drive a ton of times (except i was going all the way to NY from NC)...just stay away from the DC area from 7-10am and 4-7pm. besides that area there is NO traffic on 95 between NC and DC area (unless of course theres an accident but theres nothing you can do about that). and relax, 6 hours is nothing.
     
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    if your in or around petersburg, definitley check that out. or just any historical place of interest
     
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    o yeah and make sure to take the 295 loop around richmond.
     
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    you ever seen "wrong turn"??? if so...avoid anything called bear mtn road.......and dont go messing in a house if you dont know the people.:D
     
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    sounds like will here has had some experiences
     
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