- Who else likes long car journeys?
i can’t wait for my little road trip in may…..
Going to be getting on the boat (everyone loves a boat, same with trains just something about them) over to liverpool, then we are driving up into Scotland, to mess around for a few days before heading to the wifes sisters wedding and then we are coming back….
,,,but your right, i’m looking forward to the journey the mostPosted 6 years agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
Only if you can park in a bus stop or on a pavement at the destination
There’s very little point in that unless you get a certificate from the locals
Anyway, long car journeys? all depends. A day on a motorway, no thanks, but next week, I’m driving up to amllaig, then to Lochcarron, then Achiltibuie, then along the north of scotland to either thurso or Gill’s bay.Posted 6 years ago
really looking forward to it.
Motorways are still fun. It’s the travelling away from the norm that I like. A long haul on country roads is actually much more tiring for me.
I’ve driven this a few times:
And it’s epically monotonous and dull – brilliant though at the same time!
car is just a means to an end for me
Same here – I’m talking about covering distance on land, not any kind of driving thrill. Being a long way from where I started is what I love.Posted 6 years agomrben100Member
Love them if I know its going to be a good destination.
Regularly drive 1.5hrs to london to pick mate up and then an additional 4hrs (dependant on location) into wales for a days riding.
And then drive the above in reverse. A great day’s driving!
Also helps that I’ve just got rid of the 23mpg gas guzzler for a more respectable 55mpg steed.Posted 6 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I don’t mind driving so long as the roads are quiet. It’s why I tend to do any long-distance stuff at night now. Hate short car journeys in town, I just sit there thinking I can ride that distance (usually in about half the time) but a long drive, especially if I’m going away somewhere, can be quite nice.Posted 6 years agocxiMember
I love a good road trip.
I went out to the Rally Catalunya in 2002. Got the ferry from Plymouth to Satander, then drove across Spain. We had a group of seven Imprezas – full bore charges through the tunnels and toll booth drag races whilst crossing Spain in the night were something to behold. Clocked up something like 2500 miles for the round trip.Posted 6 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Depends. I like roadtrips going somewhere exciting (for ski/MTB trips etc.). But I really don’t look forwards to roadtrips back again, especially when knackered.
My next roadtrip is gonna cost a fortune… roadtrip to UK with extortionate petrol, rather than another roadtrip to Slovenia where the petrol is a relative bargain.Posted 6 years agoSaxonRiderSubscriber
Long car journeys are what I miss the most about Canada. Honestly. One evening after work, my wife and I drove 2500 kms across the Great Lakes to visit her parents. It was utterly magical.
We have tried to instill the same love in our kids by with them to places like Spain and Poland. It’ll be Ukraine next summer.Posted 6 years agoMcHamishMember
The only time I enjoy the journey more than the destination is when work send me abroad business class…it’s like a little eating competition.
I’m sure I must annoy the stewardess by asking for a toasted cheese and ham sandwich in the middle if the night. Although last time I asked for a selection if fresh fruit and I got an apple and 3 Toblerones.Posted 6 years agoMilkieMember
I think some peoples definition of road trip is different to mine. A road trip to me is going somewhere in a car with someone, usually no point in going there and a spur of the moment decision, with no real time concerns.
Had some very good road trips and some very scary ones! Loosing the car, loosing the keys, being followed by the fuzz, friend running me over (accidental), bumper to bumper pushing and some other illegal activities. What I’d give to be young again! Actually no, turn back time instead, it would cost a fortune in petrol now!
Also like car journeys if the driver is me or the driver is up to my standard. Not a big fan of long journeys by myself, the speed keeps creeping up until I get to the destination.Posted 6 years ago
I think some peoples definition of road trip is different to mine.
Sometimes it’s to get somewhere via interesting places. We drove down here to Munich on a lovely winter’s day with sunshine and snow around – the Ardenne was absolutely gorgeous, and we stopped in a motorway hotel which was.. characterful.. 🙂
Then when in the USA we went to visit Mrs Grips’ friend in Oregon, and made a road trip out of that. So the have been a means to and end but also an end in themselves.Posted 6 years agobassspineMember
flew to San Diego, hired a car, 8 weeks later arrived in Seattle. That was a road trip, we bimbled about visiting places because they sounded interesting, missed out LA because it’s shite, accidentally arrived in Big Bear just when the downhill was on, went mountainous bicycling in Oregon, great… 🙂Posted 6 years ago
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