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adamD98

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Long drive!
« on: February 16, 2013, 03:13:47 am »

Hi all - well, Good morning!
 
 I just thought i'd tell you all some useless information - I'm wide awake after a round trip to Edinburgh from Teesside and back to pick up the old man from Waverley Station!
 
 Since i'm wide awake (when I should be shattered and off to my pit) I'm trawling the tinterweb for all things Tug boat related!  O0 :o :o
 
 Anyway... onwards!
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Re: Long drive!
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 08:48:18 am »

Are you looking for anything specific though?

Oh you said long drive -  {-) some of the guys in Oz and Canada probably do that to buy a pack of beer  {-)

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Re: Long drive!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 09:14:49 am »

According to BBC News the longest ever drive was by Mike Austin on 25 September 1974.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9269507.stm
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Re: Long drive!
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 11:35:44 am »

That's quite interesting as it happens!
 
Ended up watching some of the Band of Brothers series on DVD with a few brew's in hand! Brilliant series in my opinion!
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Re: Long drive!
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013, 12:01:43 pm »

Are you looking for anything specific though?

Oh you said long drive -  {-) some of the guys in Oz and Canada probably do that to buy a pack of beer  {-)

Dave

  Dave

 Got that right. We'll do that, and more, to go from here to Niagara Falls for a day. Many even do that amount just to go shopping in Buffalo for the day. 150 miles each way is no big deal from  our perspective.

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Re: Long drive!
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2013, 03:04:37 pm »

I really got to thinking about distance when I saw a program where the residents were too far out for roads and had small planes on the driveway. Wow

Dave
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Re: Long drive!
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 10:15:52 pm »

My longest drive non stop except for the usual was 2108 KM in 20 hours & 15 minutes to Hyder Alaska from Calgary Alberta Canada. In one stretch we saw no one for over 3 hours & the cruise control was on the whole time. I have on many occasions driven from Calgary to Yellowstone National park in Montana/Wyoming(Gardner Montana)a distance of 975 KM non stop, usually in 9 hours but I did it once at night in just less than 8 hours. Because of the size of the country we need to do this just to get anywhere. I hear it is even more so in Australia. We tend to measure distances in time ie =one hour =60 miles & generally that is the norm. You can average 60/65 mph all the time if you pay attention, that's the hard part. Mick B.
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Re: Long drive!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2013, 10:47:24 pm »

Guys.... truly wish I could attend Wicksteed in 2013  :embarrassed: if not just for the vessels...Raaartie & I could bring some kangaroo and crocodile steaks & some minced Emu patties......over  :kiss:
What a BBQ it would be O0 .... pork, beef, leek sausages,  salt marsh lamb, moose, reindeer, kangaroo, crocodile steaks & emu patties.......but 22,000 km is a long drive just for a Sunday afternoon BBQ..... %) Derek
 
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Re: Long drive!
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 12:55:27 am »

I heard from Peter that  that is just a hop skip & a jump for an Ozzie. Mick B.
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Re: Long drive!
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 03:12:08 am »

Guys.... truly wish I could attend Wicksteed in 2013  :embarrassed: if not just for the vessels...Raaartie & I could bring some kangaroo and crocodile steaks & some minced Emu patties......over  :kiss:
What a BBQ it would be O0 .... pork, beef, leek sausages,  salt marsh lamb, moose, reindeer, kangaroo, crocodile steaks & emu patties.......but 22,000 km is a long drive just for a Sunday afternoon BBQ..... %) Derek

Not if you drive half way and I will do the other half it'll be a breeze %) %) %)
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 10:17:20 am »

jeeeezzee, bruce............that's just a sundy arvo trip out ta tha boozer, ain't it?? {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013, 03:44:19 pm »

I have a feeling that we are having our Ozzie left legs pulled here, but then with the boys from down under we should never be surprised, Mick B.
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Re: Long drive!
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2013, 08:35:11 pm »

 
Whats your normal, if there is such a thing, annual average miles/kilometres travelled  per year,
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2013, 09:15:23 pm »

I had a good trip with work last week. Finished the day at Haverfordwest, south Wales, where to next I ask the office? Just pop up to Dunfermline was the reply, only 430 miles in my hgv limited to 52mph. Long day the next day.

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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2013, 09:31:16 pm »

I used to cover about 60,000 KM. every year but now I am doing 40/45,000 KM per year. I had a high in the 90's of over 120,000 KM. Mick B.
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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2013, 09:42:36 pm »

Our daughter has clocked up over 100,000 Km. in a year and that's just taking the kids to school and gym around Melbourne.  %%
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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2013, 10:20:56 pm »

Our daughter has clocked up over 100,000 Km. in a year and that's just taking the kids to school and gym around Melbourne.  %%

And there we were blaming the US and China for CO2ing the planet  >>:-(

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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2013, 10:32:03 pm »

And there we were blaming the US and China for CO2ing the planet  >>:-(

well if we don't the beef and dairy cattle of the world will {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2013, 10:47:26 pm »

Our daughter has clocked up over 100,000 Km. in a year and that's just taking the kids to school and gym around Melbourne.  %%

Sounds about right  O0 O0
 
Its a bit more in Brisbane, as its spread our further, just running up and down the Gold Coast each day is 73,000 Km without any thing in between  %% %%
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2013, 10:50:23 pm »

Are you sure its BEEF Neil.
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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2013, 05:20:26 am »

 :o  ...&  RAAArtyGunner says ...."Not if you drive half way and I will do the other half it'll be a breeze"
 :D ...OK deal done but only if you drive & fill the tank between OZ & the equator...cause after that to UK its all down hill so my petrol cost will be marginally less
 :embarrassed: ....But to be fair...you can drive from UK back down to the equator [which is actually uphill] & I'll take the low road back home again {-) {-) {-) ....Derek
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Re: Long drive!
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2013, 11:39:39 am »

All those big mileages you lads do ....
My little Punto has only done 88,000 in ten years of daily use O0
20,000 of that my son did in just six months of borrowing the car and I think I paid for most of the petrol too.  >>:-( Soon I will lose my company van so I will need a second car or a Bike/Scooter for the 28 mile round trip to Warrington.

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Re: Long drive!
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2013, 10:53:27 pm »

I'm in Sydney at present, visiting our middle son and his family. We came down from home on Friday, 720km with rain, torrential at times, nearly all the way. We left at 6.30am, stopped for morning tea, lunch and fuel, and arrived at 3.45pm, the last 7km having taken us 20 minutes due to the heavy Friday afternoon city traffic. We also had a very slow period with traffic held up due to road works. If we had delayed our trip until the following day we would not have been able to get here, as sections of the Pacific Highway were cut by floodwaters. One town, just inland from Coffs Harbour, had 480mm of rain in 24 hours, most of it in a 12 hour period!!


It's sunny here at present, although more rain is forecast :((


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Re: Long drive!
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2013, 11:51:57 pm »

 I've got a few vehicles and motor bikes, so its hard to tell how many klicks I do in a year anymore. That said, my 1992 Honda Accord station wagon is up to 500,000 Km and is still ticking away nicely. No oil and passes emissions and starts perfect. Honda's you can't kill em.

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  That run from Alaska........you must have a good bladder mate.

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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2013, 12:14:15 am »

I've got a few vehicles and motor bikes, so its hard to tell how many klicks I do in a year anymore. That said, my 1992 Honda Accord station wagon is up to 500,000 Km and is still ticking away nicely. No oil and passes emissions and starts perfect. Honda's you can't kill em.

Mick

  That run from Alaska........you must have a good bladder mate.

John

Oops!, I was worried there for a minute. I saw oldiron and Long drive!, and thought this was a golfing thread  :embarrassed:

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