Trucks & Trailers - Give it to me straight... towing distance in one day.

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OldPete
02-26-2011, 11:43 AM
Towing a 24' CC with a full sized standard cab, long bed pick up.

What are the distances (highway) you'd consider "safe" to cover in one day?


EODContender
02-26-2011, 11:55 AM
I normally do not tow over 65. My truck is capable of towing much faster (F350DRW, crew cab, 8ft bed, 6 speed manual tranny, 22.5" alcoa's). I simply believe if there is a major failure somewhere in the trailer, or some jerk from the NE cuts you off, it can take the truck with it since the trailer and load outweight the truck by roughly 20-25%. Bearing heat, tire heat, etc. increase with speed.

Your question is very open ended and has many variable such as fatigue, traffic and weather.

I would say tow at a comfortable speed, (I would say 65 for your truck and load combo) and give yourself an extra day to get where you are going.

KarlP
02-26-2011, 12:10 PM
1400 miles. Assuming you have three drivers capable of towing a wide trailer... The truck is not going to be the limiting factor.


EODContender
02-26-2011, 12:21 PM
I do a tank of gas per driver. The problem is, guys never sleep when its their turn to rest. That being siad, you should be able to get a good 800 miles in.

Reel 007
02-26-2011, 01:07 PM
Real experience and as straight as they come, I towed a 28' Wellcraft coastal 9' 11" beam, with a '96 dodge 3500 5.9 diesel from Cape Coral Florida to Glendora California in three days by myself, September 2001.
You said "safe" so don't try what I did, I never got a hotel/motel room I stopped in the rest stops along the hwy and got a couple hours sleep, drive 6 to 8 hrs get another two hrs sleep and so on and so forth,I was on hwy 10, the last hundred miles or so I was out of it, by the time I got to Indio CA I was seeing things, kept telling myself I was almost home.
Make sure your gear is in good condition and get plenty of rest, don't try living on 5 hour energy and coffee.

crothers
02-26-2011, 01:25 PM
I have often towed 750 miles in a day solo. Long day though.

Bamby
02-26-2011, 01:45 PM
Though a person can cover a lot more country, and I've done it myself more than once. It's always worked out well for me to plan about 600 miles give or take a few. That's ten solid hours of actual driving at sixty mph. if you drove it straight through. Put a rest stop or two and a sandwich, fuel or whatever and you've easily probably actually logged fourteen hours on the road and have had enough road for one day. Hopefully you'll have a safe and happy passage on your future journey. :)

capt_matt
02-26-2011, 01:45 PM
I tow 400 miles in one day four to six times a year between Maryland and Rhode Island. It is a 10 hour day and I am tired when I arrive. I take it easy and stop every couple of hours to check everything.

I would not want to do much more than that in one day while driving solo.

t500hps
02-26-2011, 02:07 PM
I've done 10 hours (750 miles). A buddy runs Richmond VA to Key West straight through....but with 2 drivers. We ran from VA to Cleveland and straight back but the 2 of us swapped drivers every 2.5 hours....that was surprisingly easy considering the distance (1,400 miles).

bamaboy473
02-26-2011, 02:09 PM
Though a person can cover a lot more country, and I've done it myself more than once. It's always worked out well for me to plan about 600 miles give or take a few. That's ten solid hours of actual driving at sixty mph. if you drove it straight through. Put a rest stop or two and a sandwich, fuel or whatever and you've easily probably actually logged fourteen hours on the road and have had enough road for one day. Hopefully you'll have a safe and happy passage on your future journey. :)

X2 add 100-200 miles in the summer when days are longer..

Mike Boehler
02-26-2011, 02:20 PM
I'll throw in that it totally depends on my load. A boat is the toughest towing I do (well, used to do, don't have a trailer boat anymore).

I typically like towing after dark better than daylight because the yahoos are off the road, there is less traffic, but MOST IMPORTANTLY, I don't like staring at my load in the mirrors all day looking for flat tires or bearings going wobbly. It stresses me out.

To answer your question, for me, it would depend on how confident I was in my load. The loads I tow for work I can tow for 14+ hours. Its tiring but I can do it. But I do it every day.

I drove my empy truck from Sharon Springs, NY to Wrightsville Beach (13 hours) to pick up my Albemarle 265, paid the guy, and left for home. I thought I could do round trip easy, but my insecurity in towing a boat for the first time wore me out and I stopped in a motel about 4 hours into my trip home.

This is my point. Stress will tire you out quicker than lack of sleep.

Get comfortable, extra straps, check bearings good, make sure the lights are working, get enough tongue weight so it doesn't sway and if its second nature, its a piece of cake. But these are rarely the circumstances.

JALICHTY
02-26-2011, 03:02 PM
We towed the boat we bought in Sanford, NC back to Casper, Wyoming in 2 1/2 days. About 12 hours each full day and the trip was around 2,000 miles. So, about 600 miles a day. Didn't really feel much fatigue and the boat traveled ok, except for construction around Kansas City but wife was driving so it was ok, for me.

leary
02-26-2011, 03:37 PM
just yesterday I towed, Islamorada, Fl. to Columbia, SC (700miles) by myself.
I've done this a few times solo, and that's about all I care to do in one day.

OldPete
02-26-2011, 03:45 PM
Thanks guys! Right now I'm at 700 miles on the first leg and 500 miles the second leg. I may and I'm not 100% sure yet. Figuring I'll be more fatigued the second day, hence trying to chew off more in the first leg.

Plan on traveling during the weekend when traffic should be easier. My FIL is offering to come up and do the run with me... but I don't think/know if it is needed... yet.

Thanks again...
Pete

fishinmaniac
02-28-2011, 08:31 PM
700 miles makes for a long day. Farthest I have towed to date was the 8k pound hydrasport to the keys, about 400 miles or so. Took my time and stopped for breakfast / fuel a few times. It isn't the drive but the stress as stated above. That was the first time I had towed the rig that far and the second time around I'm sure I wont be nearly as stressed out over it. Constantly looking for wheels going flat / bearings going out, etc will kill you. I had my father with me and he could have towed some if need be but once we got to US 1 I figured I would just finish it off, a second driver is a good idea though!

G8RDave
02-28-2011, 09:48 PM
I towed my Grady when I bought her from Katy, Texas (near Houston) to Tampa in one day. Right around 1000 miles. I would not recommend that to anyone. I really should have stopped and spent the night about halfway.

OldPete
03-01-2011, 03:49 AM
20 years ago I would have done it in one trip and not even thought of asking anyone. LOL. I think I'll keep my provisions @ the 700 Mi. mark and make a "Plan B" at the 600 Mi. mark just in case.

Thanks (again) guys,
Pete

jerryclaybrook
03-01-2011, 05:20 AM
Just towed boat from WI to FL. I would say 10 hr day is enough if you are the only driver, maybe 12 if you are feeling alert. I don't tow over 65 mph and take a short rest/gas brake every 2-3 hours. I tried one of those 5 hr energy drinks when I was getting a little tired and it does seem to work.

n3up
03-01-2011, 05:23 AM
Motorcoach drivers are mandated to a 15 hour on duty day, of which 10 hours maximum is drive time.

I have found that at the end of the 10 hours, I usually have another 2 hours or so in the tank.
When I plan a long trip, I try to keep the max drive time in the 10 to 12 hour range.

Towing, figure on a 50 mph average. 500-600 miles/day. I know that seems low, but 50mph avg/500 miles/10 hrs assumes that you are doing 50 mph anytime you are moving.

Even if you can run 65 mph most of the time, you'll find that just the time it takes to get up to speed, slow for exits, etc lowers the average speed more than you think.

I usually make a stop every 2 to 3 hours. Towing heavy trailers kills the gas mileage on my truck, so I only get about 150 miles on a tank.
Even when I'm not towing, I usually stop every 2-3 hours for a quick squirt & go. Stopping helps keep you sharp, even if it's just for a walk from the parking lot to the restroom......

A Few Dollars
03-01-2011, 08:25 AM
I picked up my boat in Wilmington, NC and towed it home, 880 miles, in one day.

OldPete
03-01-2011, 11:22 AM
Thanks for the continued input guys! You're making me think I can pull off the 700 Miles. It is all on the same highway...

Friggin' THT. I love this place!

crothers
03-01-2011, 01:17 PM
Good plan. Having day two be shorter is a motivator to press on.

cat tales
03-01-2011, 03:57 PM
Have trailered from NJ to Stuart Fl (1200 mi) straight through by myself many times. Toughest part of the trip is from NJ through DC, then smooth sailing. I would typically leave at 3am and arrive in Stuart 20 hours later. A nice thermos of hot tea was my only companion. Just the thought of fishing the tropical waters kept me going.

OldPete
03-01-2011, 05:14 PM
Have trailered from NJ to Stuart Fl (1200 mi) straight through by myself many times. Toughest part of the trip is from NJ through DC, then smooth sailing. I would typically leave at 3am and arrive in Stuart 20 hours later. A nice thermos of hot tea was my only companion. Just the thought of fishing the tropical waters kept me going.

I've heard the same thing about NJ>DC and then it's easy. That's what I'm banking on - my FIL (who makes the trip often) has told me (for that very reason) to leave on an early AM Saturday. Makes for a much nicer trip.

Your thoughts?

Pete

Kamper
03-01-2011, 05:20 PM
The furthest I've ever towed is 450 miles in about 9-10 hours over mixed roads.

I would suggest you plan it by time, not distance. 8-12 hours of driving the first day if you got enough rest before starting out. Then about 8 hours of driving the rest of the trip unless you are feeling really good about it. I'd try to hold to the 12 hour max though. Try to stop about every 2-4 hours to at least walk around for 10-15 minutes.

Fatigue can sneak up on you. You are feeling great all day then the sun goes down and so do your eye-lids! For some reason it is easier to stay awake during the day (probably circadian rythms) so try to drive more during the day unless you have part of your trip through a major metro area that is only calm during off-off hours.

If you have a partner, I suggest you trade off every 2-3 hours. If your partner insists on taking longer turns tell him the person who drives the most has to buy the beer! If your driving and your partner looks like they are napping, for goodness sake, don't talk to them! Let them recharge for their turn. If you need to talk to stay awake it might be time for you to pull over for an extra nap.

As already suggested, try to budget extra time. You will hit traffic at some point. Try to keep the pressure off.

Good luck!

cat tales
03-02-2011, 06:55 AM
Yep, get through DC early and the rest should be smooth sailing.

Leftcoastboater
03-02-2011, 09:12 AM
Think a lot depends on where you're driving and road conditions. Driving in So. Cal. during L.A. rush hour is tiring. Pucker factor is high. 4+ hours to go 180 miles and I'm beat. Driving 350 miles up 395 to the Sierra's not bad. Then there's going to Green River Wy. Left around 10 p.m. to avoid heat and drove all night. Pretty tired. Coming home left early a.m. and felt much better with a nights sleep. It's only about 900 miles but when driving above 6000 ft. for half the trip every little incline drops your speed down. Probably didn't even ave. 60mph.

Driving from NJ to DC is a drag. I'd rather deal with L.A. traffic than that crap. Bumper to bumper the entire way. But like someone said after DC it's smooth sailing. It's pretty flat too.

fishman 77
03-02-2011, 09:27 AM
My body / mind can handle about 12 hours. The truck and trailer could go forever.....

I routinely tow the boat from the Carolinas to South Florida and New Orleans for fishing trips. Its normally 10 – 12 hours.

That’s doing it solo. With a team we could go 24 hours.

expofrog
03-02-2011, 10:24 AM
I always travel overnight when I have to go on a long trip towing, I used to tow my 35 ft RV all over the country when I was working job to job. If you get tired stop have a break.

SourDaze
03-02-2011, 11:10 AM
Towing a 24' CC with a full sized standard cab, long bed pick up.

What are the distances (highway) you'd consider "safe" to cover in one day?

I did Fort Pierce, FL to Atlanta, GA in one shot, 548 miles. Towing my +21' Chris Craft Sea Hawk. That is absolutely the farthest I'll ever tow again in one day. I'm sure the long haulers are laughing at me, but that was a LONG day. Towing that far makes you more tired than you would be just driving it. Well....did me anyway.

The trip actually started out in Hollywood, FL, but Hollywood through Jupiter (just south of Fort Pierce) is a nightmare and I still have family in Fort Pierce so we stopped there and stayed over night getting the toughest part of the trip out of the way. Did the drive to Atlanta the next day. Hollywood to Atlanta is about 650 miles for refernce.

Also took the trailer in for an overhall before I left...breaks, springs, bearings etc. Had a spare tire and hub just incase but didn't have any issues at all with the trailer.

shoreboy6
03-02-2011, 11:29 AM
Just keep in mind any height restrictions....

Flyvet
03-02-2011, 12:05 PM
I also go by hours rather than miles. I drove alone from North Carolina to Montana last summer pulling my driftboat. I usually plan on driving 12 hours a day or less but I usually only stop for fuel and food. I go pick up the food and eat while driving which is not problem on those long, straight, almost empty interstates out west.

mytime
03-02-2011, 12:20 PM
Trailered from Charlotte Harbor FL to Wilmington, DE. Tried straight through. Made it 18 hrs just outside of DC and took a break until traffic died down. Drove the last leg from DC to Wilmington at 1am and it made it much easier. That part will stress you out if there is traffic! I also towed a boat I sold from MD to CT (400 miles) in a wind/rain storm up I-95 and took about 7 hours. It was more tiring to me than the trip from FL. Traffic and conditions were horrible!!

Andrew134
03-02-2011, 06:52 PM
Have trailered from NJ to Stuart Fl (1200 mi) straight through by myself many times. Toughest part of the trip is from NJ through DC, then smooth sailing. I would typically leave at 3am and arrive in Stuart 20 hours later. A nice thermos of hot tea was my only companion. Just the thought of fishing the tropical waters kept me going.

I have to agree. I left NJ at 2am to get past Richmond. After that it was smooth sailing. Coming back was always harder but still straight through. Cant wait to do it again, I would leave now if I could.

sanchoco
03-02-2011, 07:55 PM
Is 1 extra day going to break you? how important is making it in 2 days? I have never got to the end of a long trip and said "wow I could have done that in less time". It is usually more like "I am glad to be here, where are the fish" not I have to sleep a day before I can fish. Think about your loss potential and PITA factor if something happens trying to get there faster. Never hurt me to take my time trailering.

THT will never give you advise to go slower, have less HP, Use a gas truck, or save money. All there is here is Testosterone and Faster & Bigger. I guess someone has to be a wimp here.

kitebuz
03-02-2011, 08:54 PM
When I bought my boat I drove from Avon, NC in the AM to arrive in Wilmington, NC in the afternoon (@ 5hrs - 200m) to check it out. looked her over, dropped her in for a seatrial, & shook hands. Hooked her up, stopped at the hardware store for a grease gun, and hit the rd @ 6pm heading for MA. Pretty smooth trip apart from getting lost around DC in the middle of the night, driving around maybe Georgetown looking for diesel. That was about 850 miles straight thru from Wilmington to home solo w/ a 23' (25' w/ bracket) CC.

In hindesight, probably pretty stupid. Would have sucked if something went wrong w/ the trailer, etc. I was checking hubs regularly & pumping w/ grease, but did find a crack in the suspension spring hanger about a month later. Unless your FIL drives you nuts, or will slow you down, not a bad idea to have company. If something goes wrong - lets one person stay w/ the rig, and the other can go get parts if needed for example. Sharing the driving is good too if you trust him.

1,200 in 2 days solo is do-able, but not lots of fun. If you are going N-S, I would maybe shorten the 1st day (maybe do 600/600), as you will have a slower ave speed getting thru the NE corridor, and it is just more stressful driving. Alot depends on what time you go thru as well. Leaving MA at 3am, will just barely get you past NY before things get ugly.

I tell you 1 thing - that drive wasn't nearly as bad as driving a Kawasaki 600 ninja from VT to GA in 2 day run. Talk about uncomfortable...

Kamper
03-03-2011, 04:20 AM
... THT will never give you advise to go slower, have less HP, Use a gas truck, or save money. All there is here is Testosterone and Faster & Bigger. ...

...And some people don't read an entire thread before issuing broad criticisms that are already disproved.

:trout:

Abel
03-03-2011, 04:25 AM
I tried to average a 1000 a day when I was going to S.E. Alaska, but i was only dragging a 17' boat, about the same when I returned last summer. This summer I'll be dragging a 25' Carolina Classic up to Kodiak, 4000 miles, 6-8 days, but I want to enjoy this trip:)

Skip
03-03-2011, 06:08 AM
I've done the 700 mile run between Shelton, CT and Wilmington, NC and back every year since 1987 with boats in tow. Driving at night is easiest, but 13-14 hours is about max I would do in one day. I stop about every 250 miles for gas and to get out and check everything.

Bob's Cay
03-03-2011, 06:43 AM
I have trips from atlanta to Fll and the Keys (about 750 to 800 miles) both straight through and by stopping. I try to time the departure and trip to avoid traffic and rush hours as well as allow plenty of time for the inevitable construction delays. On the back end I like to time my arrival around check-in to give time to unload and launch. for instance on a Keys trip with a 3 o'clock check-in, I would stop somewhere between Orlando and Fort Pierce which makes for an easy trip down the second day.

My preference is to drive during the day. I find the stress of looking at the trailer, tires, bearings, etc. actually helps keep me awake.

drumin80
03-03-2011, 06:29 PM
My body / mind can handle about 12 hours. The truck and trailer could go forever.....

I routinely tow the boat from the Carolinas to South Florida and New Orleans for fishing trips. Its normally 10 – 12 hours.

That’s doing it solo. With a team we could go 24 hours.

What do you tow with? how does the 36 trailer? Awesome rig!

Mark Y
03-03-2011, 07:04 PM
Unless you do this for a living 400 miles is a some what safe bet.

claw1080
03-05-2011, 07:27 AM
I tow Jacksonville to Islamorada (about 7 hours) and that pushes me to my limit...

fishman 77
03-06-2011, 03:17 PM
About to do the Carolina's to Venice, LA. Will leave about 4am and hopefully arrive before 8pm. Will stay about 4 days and head back hopefully with a cooler full of Tuna!

Onewolf
03-07-2011, 02:09 PM
On the day I took delivery of the Tidewater 21, I left Sanford, FL very very early in the morning in our Excursion, drove 750 miles to Ed's Marine just north of Richmond, VA (got there just before noon), took about 1 1/2 hours for the delivery inspection/process and then hitched up the boat and towed it back down I95 to Florence SC (~320 miles) where I stopped for the night around 6:30PM. That was a long day but the driving was easy. The next day was a relatively 'short' 430 miles and I was home by around 1PM.

obama5493
03-07-2011, 03:49 PM
20 years ago I would have done it in one trip and not even thought of asking anyone. LOL. I think I'll keep my provisions @ the 700 Mi. mark and make a "Plan B" at the 600 Mi. mark just in case.

Thanks (again) guys,
Pete

Just towed boat from WI to FL. I would say 10 hr day is enough if you are the only driver, maybe 12 if you are feeling alert. I don't tow over 65 mph and take a short rest/gas brake every 2-3 hours. I tried one of those 5 hr energy drinks when I was getting a little tired and it does seem to work.

lilhoo
03-08-2011, 05:29 PM
Just towed my new to me 31 Contender 675 miles. 2004 Dodge 2500HO pulled 70mph and averaged 11mpg. Lets just say I wouldn't want to deliver boats for a living. Glad it's over.

weatherman
03-08-2011, 05:55 PM
I've towed my 22' bay boat from east TN to the Everglades in Florida, just a tad over 1,000 miles, by myself in one day. The suburban made the trip not a problem, but I was tired. Return trip a week later was also not a problem.

liveaboard74
03-09-2011, 12:09 PM
Dot will let us log 770 miles in 11 hours.. Thats the max.
No law pulling your own rig how long you can drive.
Years ago. Yuma AZ to Norlfork VA in 43 hours fifteen miunuet.
Millage rules. Start early, very light on the food. Full belly your history.
Best rule of thumb is drive till you get tired and call it a night.
16 hours 1000 miles is standard rule. You can figure from there.

dc_gentry
03-12-2011, 10:21 AM
The longest solo straight thru run to date is Chicago to Beaufort, NC. I've made longer trips, but always overnighted at a motel or the "Wallydock." A normal day of towing is 300-400 miles nowadays, with a nap during the day. My longest single trip towing a boat was over 13,000 miles and took over two and a half months.

Catmantoo
03-12-2011, 10:32 AM
The wife and I picked our LCB up in Dania Beach Fl and towed it nonstop to St. Louis 1250 miles with out an issue.

Joe Mc 44
03-18-2011, 05:43 PM
Towing a 24' CC with a full sized standard cab, long bed pick up.

What are the distances (highway) you'd consider "safe" to cover in one day?

I tow a 22Pursuit CC 1500 miles once a year each way. I travel alone and it takes me two days and does not beat me up.

eyecatcher
03-18-2011, 10:34 PM
I Left out of Houston Texas On a Thrusday Morning At 5am drove straight thru to Morehead City, NC Solo Arrived at 2am. (1200 miles) Slept Till Noon. Hooked Up my 25 Contender and stayed South of Atlanta on Friday. Got up on Saturday around 8 and pulled into my place in houston shortly after midnight. Work at 5am on monday sucked.

Fatherof4
03-23-2011, 07:05 AM
All good responses. I'm sure others have read the Sportfishing article on some buddies taking 4 days to run thru the Keys and back. I would love to do that. I have driven to the Keys numerous times, however, never towing my boat. Want to make that trip and be gone about a week. I think is about 12 hrs to Miami. Wil probably split into 2 days each way. I have a 2011 Silverado Crew Cab Z71 pulling a 24' bay boat on a tandem axle trailer.

OldPete
03-24-2011, 06:00 AM
First day I did 700+ Miles (never towed more than 100 miles before). Left the house @ 5:00 AM, arrived at hotel @ 5:30. The trip wasn't bad at all. NJ>SC Actually, like everyone has said before... once you get out of the Baltimore area, it's very nice and easy going.

SC>FL was around 500 Miles and Left @ 5:00 AM, and arrived at 2:30 PM. That run was wonderful... very enjoyable. The part about when you're running through Florida (it's a big State) taking forever didn't seem so to me. Yes, it is a long run, but it goes very quickly for some reason.

Many thanks to everyone who gave their experiences within all my threads. It was a safe and nice run and your help is very much appreciated!

Pete

camnbo
03-24-2011, 06:45 AM
Drink as much beer as you can. You will have to stop every hour or so to piss and you can check your load while you do that. By the time you are 2 or 300 miles into it, you'll be too wasted to keep going so you won't have time to get tired. Pull over, pass out in the boat, repeat the next day.:grin:




:jk:
Have a great trip. Never underestimate the benefits of a good hot cup of coffee at that 2pm, after lunch tired time!

cgmiller
03-26-2011, 06:45 PM
My wife and I have been towing my dad's 19' Mako back and forth from New Jersey to Port Saint Lucie, FL for the last 6 years. It is 1150 miles and we typically do it in 21-24 hours. We just got back home. We left at 730 last night and got home at 7 pm including a 1 hr detour this morning in Rocky Mount, NC to fix a broken trailer light wire and then another 1 hr detour in Richmond, VA when we were making our 9th fuel stop and I noticed that the front drivers side axcle hub had broken..I had to remove the tire and I put a brand new tire on the rear axle for the remaining 275 miles home. We usually do 2 fuel stops per driver (180 miles...5-6 hrs)..this trip we switched off every stop. We are driving an explorer with an air mattress in the back which helps us sleep while not driving..

Kamper
03-26-2011, 06:53 PM
...
Many thanks to everyone who gave their experiences within all my threads. It was a safe and nice run and your help is very much appreciated!

Pete

I'm sure I speak for all when I say I'm glad the trip came and went without problems!

:joincc:

bamaboy473
03-26-2011, 07:33 PM
I'd planned to make a trip that was 11 out and 13 back to pick up a boat. I found another boat that was 4 out and 8 back ( flat tire, spare wasn't inflated well... and time spent getting another tire mounted on a Friday PM).

Still, I got back around 8PM and felt that it had been a good day...12 hours later. 12 is pretty easy when it's daylight outside.

s_ebels
03-26-2011, 07:52 PM
I did 1,340 miles in 32 hours last December pulling an empty 24' fifth wheel trailer (3,000#) on the way out and loaded with about 8,500# on the way back. Needed a good long sleep when I got back but still felt relatively human. Slept for about 4 hours in the back seat of the truck on the way out, drove the last 300 miles to my destination, had lunch with some business associates, loaded up the freight and drove all the way back home stopping only for fuel and food. That last leg of the trip was about 21 hours straight (7AM to 4AM the next day) with no sleep and probably wasn't the smartest thing I have ever done..........

Contender O~SEA~D
03-31-2011, 05:37 PM
I towed my 23 Contender 800 miles in one shot last summer. It was a long day, but doable.

UaVaj
03-31-2011, 08:34 PM
As long as you know when to call it quits. Go as long as you want.

Just do not push it - not even for 1 mile. When your body tells you it is time to nap (to quit). Pull over and get a nice place to Nap.

It only become dangerous when you start pushing it beyond your limits.



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