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    Driving in FLa.

    The Wife and I plus the Cats left NH Friday after the storm to come down to Florida. Two days 14 hours 1st day 11 day two . Driving 95 is a adventure once we hit SC the road sucks concrete slabs are brutal after that if your not doing 80 your going to get run over. Once in Fla. it was faster must have been passed buy guys doing well over a 100 more then a dozen times and towing my race bike plus all the crap needed to live for 8 weeks down here it was I show.. Not complaining as we made good time just interesting.. Hope to do a track day at Jennings then hit Roebling Road on the way home. love being a old retried guy...

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    Re: Driving in FLa.

    Florida, where Crown Victorias go to die.

    We were coming back from a Sailing regatta, which also happened to be the weekend of the Daytona 500. NASCAR Team transporters passed us going way over 80 - probably 90+. Never seen trucks move so fast. I’m guessing not many southern highway patrol officers are going to stop a NASCAR Team....

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    Re: Driving in FLa.

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Florida, where Crown Victorias go to die.

    We were coming back from a Sailing regatta, which also happened to be the weekend of the Daytona 500. NASCAR Team transporters passed us going way over 80 - probably 90+. Never seen trucks move so fast. I’m guessing not many southern highway patrol officers are going to stop a NASCAR Team....
    Crown Vic's die?!

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    Re: Driving in FLa.

    The only time I use Rt95 is the winter and I try to go through NYC at 5am. In the summer I will take 84 to Scranton and 81 down to 77 or something like that. I hate 95. Pulling a trailer through southern CT and through the NYC into the northern NJ area is a white knuckle ride. I like to drive fast and being in sales I'm on the road a lot. But pulling a toy hauler on 95 through that stretch is just like Star Wars Meridian Trench Run. Stay on target... Stay on target... with cars passing on both sides being the Tie fighters.

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    Nice to hear I am not the only one who hates the SC to Georgia section of 95. I drove down to my parents place a two years ago, sat in traffic in DC for ages. Well past 12am when I was reaching S.C. That South of The Border was a fucking trip to come upon after driving for 16 hours. The amount of deer I saw grazing along the edges of the S.C. stretch of 95 was terrifying, that coupled with the loud hum of those concrete slabs made for some uncomfortable driving.

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    When I went to school in Worc, I drove up and back to Fla about 4 times a year. Used to be able to do it straight through, too old to do that now. My sister was going to school in Erie at the time, I met up with her and we drove down together once, once. She wasn't as heavy footed as I, felt like we were going 50 most of the time. Then to top it off, she fell asleep in GA and drove right off the road in front of me. Nothing I could do, just sit there and watch her swamp her car. She was ok, car not so much.
    I drove down to spring break once with two friends. Three of us in an Eagle Talon, one at 6-3, one at 6-5 and one at 5-9. One of them decided he would drive once we hit NC. I woke up in the passenger seat and we were doing 105mph. All I said was, "If you get pulled over, you're going to jail, and we don't have bail money." He said, "I'm not the fastest thing on the road." While I didn't believe that, I went back to sleep. We made good time.

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    Re: Driving in FLa.

    The MF’ers in SC sit with radar in construction zones at 4am. Only by luck did we avoid getting nailed.

    We were towing a 4,000# trailer and I started doing what the trucks do, 80-85 downhill and burn off speed uphill. Got noticeably better mpg.

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    Re: Driving in FLa.

    I normally take 84 to 81 to head down south. But didn't want to do the hills in PA this time of year. I will say 81 is getting a lot of truck traffic and can be a bitch in its own right. Still a better drive then 95.. Took the The Tappen zee to the Garden state then to NJ turnpike. Had a pretty clean ride till DC. Will never live in a big Metro area what a mess..

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    Re: Driving in FLa.

    Same way in Texas except your not on an interstate highway. My buddy got married at some place off a country road. The road we took to get there was a 70mph speed limit with left turn lanes and side streets. Nothing like pulling out from a stop and needing to hit 75 to keep up with traffic.

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