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  1. Default Northern Cali to Michigan Trip

    I have driven to Cali 3 times from Michigan, I plan on heading back home to visit.

    The trip I take is through the northern states, mostly Green land everywhere, nothing to look at, very boring. Any ideas on a detour along the way?

    thanks

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    Welcome to RTA!

    If this is not a time-critical trip, you could do some sightseeing. How long do you have to make the trip, where in NorCal and Michigan specifically, and what route did you take before?

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    I took Hwy 80 all the way here. I'm in San Francisco area heading back to detroit.

    Its not really too time critical, I am taking 3 weeks of leave, and the more time with the family the better, but i still have to get there and back. taking the roads because the yorkier would cause the plane to make an emergency landing! I'd be famous in the new paper. So a road trip sounds better for us. So to guesstimate, maybe 5 days to and 5 days from.

    Be leave it or not, the first trip I did alone, without my wife and yorkie to scout out a place here in cali, I made that trip in less than 2 days. I will never ever do that again in my life, but I did it =)

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    Doing such a trip in 2 days is nothing to be proud of. You put thousands of people lives in danger by such a reckless action. It was every bit as dangerous as drunk driving, and if you wouldn't smile after "bragging" about drunk driving, please don't smile as if driving in a state of exhaustion is any better.

    5 days isn't a ton of time to make this trip. You need a full 4 days to make this trip safely as a speed run. You could look at dipping down to I-70 across Colorado and Utah and then US-50. There are several National Parks where you might have time for a quick stop and look around, however, if you thought your other trips were boring - it will be much more important for you to change your approach than it will be for you to change your route.

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    I was not tired, I was wired, redbulls and 8 hours, more unhealthy then anything. I'm use to staying up several days, military time in the desert, no lives in danger with that trip, I was referring to what i did to my body.

    thanks for the input, might check out colorado

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    No, I'm sorry, you can tell yourself that all you want, but it is an undeniable fact that you were a danger to yourself and others. There is not a human being alive who can safely drive 40+ hours in 2 days. There is a reason that professional drivers are required to take 4 days for this trip.

    It ironic that you would do something so reckless and dismiss the dangers, all while trying to promote a "road safety" app. Driving more than 1000 miles a day is statistically far more likely to cause a crash than using a phone behind the wheel.

    Having said that, Please remove the website information from your personal profile - posting any website information there is considered advertising and is very much a violation of the rules and policies of this forum. If you do not remove it, your account will be deleted.

    Moderator Edit: I removed the apps reference --
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 06-04-2014 at 10:26 PM. Reason: updated information

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    Default Safe driving leads to enjoyable experiences.

    If you found your previous route boring, could it possibly have something to do with the fact that you were flying through it so fast all you ended up seeing a black top with a white line.

    I'd find that boring as well.

    Follow Michael's excellent advice and listen to his warnings. They come from experience and statistics. Above all, change your attitude to a roadtrip. You will find it most enjoyable... even I-80 - of which I have driven every mile, and many of them often. And still love it.

    Have a safe trip.

    Lifey

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    If you want a change from I-80, get off it in Fernley NV and take Alt-50 to Fallon, then US-50 (The Loneliest Road) to I-70. It's very desolate but scenic, fill your gas tank in Fallon and fill again and spend the night in Ely. Fill again in Salina, I-70 across UT and CO is very scenic. Stay on I-70 to Indianapolis, then take I-69 and I-94 to Detroit.

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