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Old 11-07-2005, 05:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Jim, I'm good for 8 hours. If we get enough people, maybe we can ech take 4 hours at the wheel. Are we planning on making this a one day trip? If we plan on stopping at That Fish Place (forgot about that one Gnatster), we may want to look into a room for the night or plan on a very long day
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Old 11-07-2005, 06:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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16 hours??? You folks obviously don't have radar/laser detectors!
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Old 11-08-2005, 12:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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16 hours??? You folks obviously don't have radar/laser detectors!
Not in Virginia they don't. There's a big fine if you get caught. Maryland has no law against them though.

*I am not publicly condoning speeding*
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It would be nice to meet you all!
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Old 11-10-2005, 08:26 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I've made many trips on I-70 over the years. I personally don't feel comfortable exceeding the speed limit through parts of WVA and PA due to the mountains and the amount of Tractor-Trailers on the roads, especially with my truck! Getting through the Toll Road (I-70) in PA is quite frightening with all of the construction and Jersey walls that are set up but maybe some of them are gone now. I haven't been through that way since June but I-70 between here and MD has had some sort of construction on it since the late 80's and probably even prior to that

The last hour (or three depending on traffic) will be the worst part of the trip I have made it from Aquarium Center to my front door in about 8 hours with the cruise set to about 10mph over the speed limit.

So far we have 3 interested in making the trip, any others? I would prefer to make this a 2 day trip so we can get to the LFS in the area and maybe even visit with a few GWAPA members after the meeting...

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Skip the toll Rd in PA.

Used to date a girl in Columbus OH so spend many hrs between Balto and Columbus.

70E to Washington PA

79S to Morgantown WVA

68E to 70E Just south of Hagerstown MD

79 has been redone, nice road

68 is wide and nice

No Walls!!

No Tolls!!

Just as fast if not faster then 70 thru PA
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Good advice gnat. The roads in PA are terrible anyhow. You want to talk about construction...oh man!
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Yah Yah, blast PA. At least most of pennsylvania's drivers know how to drive. The same can't be said about you Maryland crazy drivers.
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I've taken 68 in the past and it does work pretty well. Not as many rest stops (at least that I remember) and that can be important when traveling with a woman and child though I don't think I will have any children with me on this trip More scenic trip also. Maybe we will take this route instead...
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Old 11-10-2005, 07:38 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I've driven that section of 68 to 70 recently, very nice section of highway, no jersey barriers to make you feel like you are attacking the death star.
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