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    Ohio is apparently the toughest state on speed enforcement according to Alex Roy's book
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    Quote Originally Posted by 55fanatic View Post
    Ohio is apparently the toughest state on speed enforcement according to Alex Roy's book
    I believe it. On my way back from CA with the Miata I was coming back through Ohio pretty late at night so there wasn't much traffic on the road. I wasn't sure if the car was technically registered or insured and I was driving on the seller's CA plates, so I set the cruise exactly at the speed limit and crawled down the right lane.

    Literally every single car that passed me noticeably was pulled over further down the highway. It was only like 5 cars, but still, that's FIVE cars pulled over.

    I guess I can't really complain about one of the tickets I got there. I was doing 90 in a red suburban towing a boat. I kind of didn't give them a choice there.

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    Ohio is home to the pothole that ate one of my wheels. Ohio can eat a dick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splatt View Post
    Ohio is home to the pothole that ate one of my wheels. Ohio can eat a dick.
    We should make it a penal colony. Cancel it's statehood and take on Canada as the 49 1/2th state. Let DC get the other 1/2 so we can keep 50 stars on the flag.

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    Took no pictures today. NY looks like any New England state. Left Hanover at 1:20, got to buffalo at 8:20. Tons of cops in ny. AC froze up and stopped around 6pm. Thawed out by 715. That was fun.

    Tomorrow trying to get to Omaha which would knock 1000 miles off the remaining distance of 1600. Should be interesting.
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    Currently 90 miles from escaping Ohio. Starting to look like corn fields.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cegan09 View Post
    Currently 90 miles from escaping Ohio. Starting to look like corn fields.
    Brace yourself for Nebraska... 300+ miles of nothing and corn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin.b View Post
    Brace yourself for Nebraska... 300+ miles of nothing and corn.

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    Before that he still has 3 states of nothing
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheu_f50 View Post
    Before that he still has 3 states of nothing
    I found Iowa to be a lot different than I expected. Some hills and stuff - pretty, even, in some places. I was just expecting it to be flat and depressingly ugly like Indiana.

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    true.

    The part that sucks the most, is that Chris is ending his trip in CO. All of the fun roads is the last hr or two into CO and west of CO.
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    70 west of Denver is beautiful
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    We're free of Ohio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin.b View Post
    Brace yourself for Nebraska... 300+ miles of nothing and corn.

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    455. 455 miles of nothing and corn. Nebraska is the worst part of driving across the country.
    "It was more passionate than just cuddling"
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    Quote Originally Posted by splatt View Post
    455. 455 miles of nothing and corn. Nebraska is the worst part of driving across the country.
    I forgot the charger for my GPS, so I would just turn it on every now and then to make sure I was heading in the right direction (long distance trip, but not that many turns).

    I turned it on in Nebraska and it told me my next turn was in 500 miles.... which may have been somewhere in Iowa. I don't remember the turn, I do remember the 500 miles since I had never seen that before and haven't seen it since.

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    Nebraska is tomorrow. Currently 60 miles from Iowa. About 630 miles driven today and 370 to Omaha.

    Also Ohio had the last police presence of any state yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cegan09 View Post
    Nebraska is tomorrow. Currently 60 miles from Iowa. About 630 miles driven today and 370 to Omaha.

    Also Ohio had the last police presence of any state yet.
    If I'm remembering right, the speed limit was pretty high through Nebraska - maybe 75 or 80. It actually sucked for me because at least 150 miles of it was 'grooved pavement' that they had dug up preparing for resurfacing. I wanted to go slower than the speed limit, but I would have been an obstacle to the big trucks that were the only other vehicles around.

    Let me know how you like Iowa. I don;t know if it was actually nice or if I was just thrilled to be driving during daylight after 5 hours of sleep over the prior 2 days.

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    Iowa is nice. There's a small brewpub in Ames (Olde Main Brewing Co) that makes some great rootbeer. Way out of the way though if you're just trying to stick to 80.
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    Got in a little after 9 local time, 14 hours driving today. Have a few pictures. Will write something useful tomorrow.
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    In colorado at the hotel. Got here a little before 3pm local time. Need to write up the drive out, it was interesting.


    for now, from somewhere in Nebraska
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    I see a tree, everyone knows that Nebraska is nothing but corn and soy. That picture must have been taken in Iowa.
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