After Stealth Dope 2003, Zappo, Persephone and I were eating lunch when we began wondering about the idea of whether it would be possible to get from one end of the country to the other, or possibly from far north to far south by having various dopers pick you up and driving you no further than 100 miles to where the next doper would be.
So, let’s see how we could do this. Let’s start two chains and see how far we could possibly get.
I’m the one in Flint. I think we had it figured to somewhere in Pennsylvania. I could get xploder (who also lives in Flint) to drive me to Ann Arbor, and drop me at **Cranky’s ** house. Then Cranky could get me to the Toledo area and **UncleBeer. ** He could get me to Columbus and **thinksnow, ** …and then I forgot who could get me where. At some point I’d end up with Zappo driving me somewhere in Pennsylvania. The goal was to get to **Geobabe ** and UncleBill in Miami.
Keep in mind that this is just a game, folks. I’m not really doing this trip. Well, maybe some day. When I find a job that will give me a month off and pay me to do this.
Euty’s Rhode Island to LA Imaginary Trip seems a little easier at first, what with so many Dopers here in the east. But I start losing track of who’s where once I get west of Chicago.
phantomdiver is good for this imaginary road trip 100 miles in any direction in the DC area. B and I are good for 100 miles in the SoVa area, which would probably be the only one of those applicable to the Flint-Miami trip.
I live just a few miles from I-20, between Atlanta and Birmingham, a little closer to B’ham than 'lanta. Although I’m quite willing to contribute to an I-20 east-west leg, pretty much any reasonable route from MI to FL is also going to come right through here, so I can also handle a leg of some kind between B’ham and FL.
think could get you to Cincinnati, then Shibb and I (both of us, so one can drive and the other can engage you in sparkling conversation) could get you down to Lexington where Ellen (now with extra Cherry) and dwyr could take over. That gets you 100 miles south of Lexington KY. That would be… juust about at the Tennessee border.
I’m about 30 miles off of I-75. I could get ya to the Florida state line easy. We could make the switch at the Florida welcome center. FairyChatMom is right about the Flint to Miami route. I-75 to the Florida turnpike then to Miami would be easier. I-95 through Florida is hell. All those motorhomes going 45 mph. :eek: