Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    The Car Lounge
    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
    Results 1 to 35 of 41

    Thread: Any body on The Lounger planning some long distance trips this summer?

    1. Member Espresso's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 25th, 2011
      Location
      Vortex stalking since 2004
      Posts
      196
      Vehicles
      2010 TDi - 2010 Street Triple R
      05-27-2012 04:33 PM #1
      Well I've been having the idea popping in my head that I will be planning on heading from West Palm Beach, Fl to Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual bike event that happens every 1st week in August. I'll be on a Triumph Street Triple R heading to Boulder, Colorado first then up to South Dakota.

      Any one else on the lounger planning some long distance trips? Chime in

      Cheers
      Qua Patet Orbis - As Far As The World Extends

    2. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 10th, 2000
      Location
      Motown
      Posts
      19,031
      Vehicles
      1957 Testa Rossa
      05-27-2012 04:37 PM #2
      Detroit to various places in Colorado and back. Various places along the way in South Dakota and Missouri, too. Camping mainly with biking, kayaking, and hiking tossed in.
      Last edited by uncleho; 05-28-2012 at 09:15 PM.

    3. Member flytech78's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 25th, 2003
      Location
      Dallas TX
      Posts
      1,224
      Vehicles
      75 914, 84 gti, volvo v50 t5, 911 964 c2, BMW 850 csi, Land Rover Defender 110, Range Rover Classic.
      05-27-2012 05:19 PM #3
      just about to buy a new jetta diesel and drive it to south caroline and back.....and i fly for free.....
      1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55
      Good bye and thanx for all the fish!

    4. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 25th, 2011
      Location
      London, UK
      Posts
      572
      Vehicles
      22b STI, F10 M5
      05-27-2012 05:23 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Espresso View Post
      Well I've been having the idea popping in my head that I will be planning on heading from West Palm Beach, Fl to Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual bike event that happens every 1st week in August. I'll be on a Triumph Street Triple R heading to Boulder, Colorado first then up to South Dakota.

      Any one else on the lounger planning some long distance trips? Chime in

      Cheers
      You're doing all this on a motorcycle? By the time the road trip is over you'll be able to take it ITB and not even feel a thing.

    5. Member Eightysixturbo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 18th, 2011
      Location
      NJ
      Posts
      1,526
      Vehicles
      2005 MCS "Hyper Blue", 2006 330ci "Silver Grey"
      05-27-2012 05:26 PM #5
      mmm street triple.. but that's gonna be exhausting



      I'm taking a small tour through the noreast. nothing big
      pardon my 'merican

    6. Member barry2952's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 13th, 2007
      Location
      Farmington Hills, MI
      Posts
      13,178
      05-27-2012 05:28 PM #6
      Heading to Greenwich, CT on Thursday for the Greenwich Concours. We're flying, the car's being trailered. I wouldn't have a butt-bone left after driving that far.
      Garmin Is My Pilot.

      I am confident you are wrong, but instead of illustrating why, I will just make disparaging remarks about your reading comprehension.
      -Zukjimpiphile

    7. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 15th, 2009
      Location
      Philadelphia, PA
      Posts
      664
      Vehicles
      2010 GTI & 2014 JSW
      05-27-2012 08:19 PM #7
      Does Sao Paulo, Brazil to Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA to Munich, Germany in 28 hours and the return trip 2.5 weeks later count as a long distance trip this summer?

      ..I haven't driven a car in 60 days.
      2010 GTI & 2002 Passat Wagon

    8. Member Shomegrown's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 26th, 2002
      Location
      Detroit
      Posts
      17,799
      Vehicles
      Current: Audi S4, Q5 TDI quattro, Porsche Boxster S, Dodge Dakota 4x4
      05-27-2012 08:23 PM #8
      Taking the Passat to Washington DC in a few weeks. I might drive the S4 out to Pike's Peak in July too.

    9. Member Yavuz's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 27th, 2008
      Location
      Worcester, MA
      Posts
      634
      Vehicles
      2013 Mazda 2, 1996 Mazda Miata
      05-27-2012 08:25 PM #9
      Not super long, but I have a 300 mile round trip to Cape Cod and back planned this summer on my Yamaha Zuma 125. It can't do highway speeds so it's going to be all backroads. Should be a fun ride.

    10. 05-27-2012 08:27 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Espresso View Post
      Well I've been having the idea popping in my head that I will be planning on heading from West Palm Beach, Fl to Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual bike event that happens every 1st week in August. I'll be on a Triumph Street Triple R heading to Boulder, Colorado first then up to South Dakota.

      Any one else on the lounger planning some long distance trips? Chime in

      Cheers
      Make sure you hit The Badlands!

    11. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 13th, 2004
      Location
      CA
      Posts
      1,829
      Vehicles
      '05 S2000, '90 CRX
      05-27-2012 08:32 PM #11
      I live 30 min outside of Sturgis. Let me know if you have any questions about anything.

    12. Member compy222's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 7th, 2005
      Location
      Pothole, MI
      Posts
      14,401
      Vehicles
      2003 Miata SE, 2002 Z51 Corvette
      05-27-2012 08:38 PM #12
      Detroit to Boston probably in late August.
      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

    13. Member VierSpeed's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 12th, 2008
      Location
      Ontario
      Posts
      3,636
      Vehicles
      02 RSX, 06 Outback ······················ 03 Mustang GT
      05-27-2012 08:42 PM #13
      I was pretty close to picking up a nicely sorted CVPI to turn into a road-trip-mobile for our trip out west to visit family this July, but it looks like we'll end up flying instead due to the missus' schedule. I think it would have been a lot of fun.

      █ ♣ █....|....├┼┤....|....I'd paint them with fire - shepherdgti

      Now: 2002 RSX • 2006 Outback 2.5i • 2003 Mustang GT à la Vortech
      Then: 2001 2.5RS • 1996 328is M-Sport • 2000 2.5RSTi • 1999 Mustang GT • 2002 IS300 5MT

    14. Member
      Join Date
      Jan 2nd, 2012
      Location
      NYC
      Posts
      101
      Vehicles
      Evo 9 SE, 97 S/C'd Miata
      05-27-2012 10:33 PM #14
      My biggest one will be NYC to Montreal in a week and a half for F1. All in my luxurious grand tourer, the Evo IX

    15. Member SoCalDubber's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 21st, 2004
      Location
      Southern Cali
      Posts
      17,985
      Vehicles
      '13 Fiat 500e, '13 Golf R, '13 Tiguan SEL
      05-27-2012 10:52 PM #15
      Thinking about going up along the coast to the Seattle area while my daughter is at sleep away camp for the first time ever (for both things )
      Chasin Design | SoCalStanceShop | Pure Euro
      ---------- Let Me Sell You A VW ----------


      Wuste European Car Festival The West Coast's LARGEST European Car Show!

    16. Member dieselraver's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 11th, 2007
      Location
      Marine Park/Ozone Park NYC - Current Cars: - '12 Honda Odyssey '14 Autobahn/Nav GLI 6 M/T '01 Accord
      Posts
      12,231
      Vehicles
      Previous Cars: '10 Subaru Outback MT '08 BMW 328XI 6MT '08 GTI 6MT '07 Rabbit 5MT - '96 Corolla
      05-27-2012 11:09 PM #16
      taking a bus in mid june to Baltimore Maryland, helping my sister pack her stuff and then drive a Uhaul from Maryland to Boston Ma... yeah middle of summer moving FUN!

    17. Member DUTCHMANia's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 7th, 2003
      Location
      the Netherlands
      Posts
      16,882
      Vehicles
      Jetta Coupe (1989) GTI (1988) Audi Cabrio (1992)
      05-27-2012 11:13 PM #17
      just took the Cabrio to Austria

      Welcome to the internet:
      Where men are men, women are men, and little girls are FBI agents.


      Member of VOLKSFORUM.COM
      "I like my women like i like my coffee,.... plastic cup"-Eddie Izzard.

    18. 05-27-2012 11:16 PM #18
      Food roadtrip to Chicago, food roadtrip to New Orleans, beach coma on South Beach. Just the basics.
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      You're a self-serving Japanese car-hating asshat.
      I drive two Japanese cars.

    19. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 19th, 2008
      Location
      socal
      Posts
      2,646
      Vehicles
      00 Prelude SH, 08 CR-V AWD, 92 NSX Coupe
      05-27-2012 11:28 PM #19
      I'll most likely be heading out to Colorado for NSXPO in September.

      Should be an awesome time.

    20. Member superjario18's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 7th, 2009
      Location
      Rochester, NY
      Posts
      1,319
      Vehicles
      2014 Kia Forte Koup EX
      05-27-2012 11:33 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      Taking the Passat to Washington DC in a few weeks. I might drive the S4 out to Pike's Peak in July too.
      I'll be in cripple creek in july! bout an hour and a half from Pike's Peak. You going to the hill climb?

    21. Member El Jarretto's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 17th, 2006
      Location
      Las Vegas, NV
      Posts
      2,428
      Vehicles
      70 Beetle, 56 Beetle, '98 4wd yota
      05-28-2012 12:20 AM #21
      Just drove from Las Vegas to Texas up to central Illinois. I'll probably go up to Wisconsin, then Minneapolis, and then back to Vegas later this summer as well. I might also be driving to Florida and back from Illinois as well.
      <Nieros> 4x4 guys = get the job done whatever way possible
      <Nieros> car guys = dick swinging

    22. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 4th, 2011
      Location
      Pee Dee Ecks
      Posts
      933
      05-28-2012 12:25 AM #22
      2 hours isn't really long distance, but I'm flying into Boston and then driving up to NH.

    23. Member Dix's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 19th, 2009
      Location
      The not-so-Great Place, TX
      Posts
      394
      Vehicles
      2004.5 GLI PG, 2013 GTI 6MT SB
      05-28-2012 03:33 AM #23
      Flying from Afghanistan to Texas, then from Texas to the east coast for leave a week or two after that, then drive back to Texas after leave is done in my still-being-built GTI.
      My other 'car' is a 68,000lb Mine Resistant vehicle

    24. Banned seadoo2006's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 4th, 2008
      Location
      Mayfield Heights, OH
      Posts
      4,871
      Vehicles
      04 Audi S4 Avant 6MT
      05-28-2012 03:40 AM #24
      Already did mine for the year ... 1900+ miles in 4 days. Quattro de Mayo 2012.


      View Larger Map

    25. Member John Y's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 27th, 1999
      Location
      Brooklyn to Hannover, Germany
      Posts
      5,669
      Vehicles
      Old World: 2015 BMW X1, 10 GTI . New World: 2015 GTI S, 93 Corrado SLC
      05-28-2012 03:55 AM #25
      In terms of road trips, yes: planning a trip from here down south, to Freiburg, then a stop at the Bodensee (Lake Constance), over and down through Garmisch into Tirol for a couple nights somewhere near Innsbruck, through the Brenner Pass into Sued-Tirol in Italy, some nice, windy mountain passes thrown in, with Lake Garda as the final destination. Planning to take about 9 days for this trip. Hope to have the Boxster here so taking it instead of the GTI could at least be considered...

    26. Member kiznarsh's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 10th, 2007
      Location
      SoCal
      Posts
      1,279
      Vehicles
      '10 S4 | '91 MR2 Turbo
      05-28-2012 03:58 AM #26
      If I take 2 days of vacation on July 2nd & 3rd, I get 9 days off. Thinking about finally doing the LA to SF trip along PCH. But I definitely need to get the APR RSC exhaust cuz the drone in my current S4 exhaust is driving me nuts!

    27. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 16th, 2000
      Location
      Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
      Posts
      12,432
      Vehicles
      1994 Land Cruiser
      05-28-2012 05:28 AM #27
      I'm thinking of driving from Windhoek to Dar es Salaam. But since July is winter here, I don't think it counts.

    28. Member Aguilar's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 28th, 2006
      Location
      El Paso, TX
      Posts
      3,799
      Vehicles
      02 Z06, 13 GTI
      05-28-2012 05:55 AM #28
      Driving 2000 miles from Miami to Texas in this:


    29. 05-28-2012 07:28 AM #29
      I am driving out to S.F. from Chicago and then on to Seattle in my STi. There I meet up with a friend who is loaning me his KTM supermoto. We then ride around the Pacific northwest for 3 days. After that, back home to Chicago(in the car). Should be great.

    30. Member bustedbucket's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 22nd, 2010
      Location
      Dat two one fifth
      Posts
      770
      Vehicles
      Jaggernaut & egg of robin
      05-28-2012 07:56 AM #30
      Nothing too great; just an 8-9hr trek and back in 3 weeks. I made the journey without issue in my ol' '97 cirrus(don't hate- it got the job done) 2 years ago and believe that the accent should make it successfully. I'm just not really looking forward to it as the seats aren't optimal for long distance travel. Of course i really want to take the other car but, you know, lucas and fuel costs and all that.
      '86 Jaguar xj-s 5.3HE coupe, cobalt blue metallic/blue
      '08 Hyundai Accent SE hatch, ice blue/gray
      Bisixually disposed, lucas charged and coventry clothed

    31. Member Assle's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 16th, 2003
      Location
      Blackacre
      Posts
      14,472
      Vehicles
      '98 L36 Regal
      05-28-2012 08:36 PM #31
      Just recently did 5,200+ miles from Chicago to LA and back. Now planning a fall road trip to Maine and back.
      "Sometimes wrong is worth the funny." - Billy Gardell

    32. Member TooFitToQuit's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 5th, 2003
      Location
      ATL
      Posts
      10,598
      05-28-2012 08:42 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Espresso View Post
      I'll be on a Triumph Street Triple R heading to Boulder, Colorado first then up to South Dakota.
      Good luck on the S3R. I had an 09 Graphite R that is no more.

      I'm driving my new car down to Orlando and then Ft Lauderdale in two weeks for a 9 day vacation. I don't have enough time to get all of my new parts installed and dialed in, however.

    33. Geriatric Member SSLByron's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 29th, 2004
      Location
      Annapolis, MD
      Posts
      37,129
      Vehicles
      '13 Focus, '08.5 MS3, '97 Wrangler, '90 Miata
      05-28-2012 09:03 PM #33
      I'm driving down to Atlanta and back in a few weeks. Nothing further than that planned.
      http://www.leftlanenews.com
      @SSLByron, @leftlanenews

    34. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 4th, 2009
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      315
      Vehicles
      '03 GTI 1.8T, '10 A5 2.0T
      05-28-2012 09:09 PM #34
      Drove from SC to CT (700+ miles 1 way) two months ago to visit home for 3 weeks... next week SC to MS (600+ miles). There for a few months and then off to somewhere after that. Hoping for CO but might end up going to DC.

    35. Member
      Join Date
      Apr 19th, 2002
      Location
      Minneapolis, MN
      Posts
      5,978
      Vehicles
      2008 Volvo V70, 2011 Volvo C30
      05-28-2012 10:21 PM #35
      Three Road Trips this year:

      Minneapolis to Detroit next weekend for the Grand Prix.

      Minneapolis to Hot Springs AK, to Memphis, to Nashville (Lane Motor Car Museum) to Bowling Green (Corvettes) to Dayton OH (US Air Force Museum) back to Minneapolis in July.

      and a good one in the fall is Minneapolis to Elkhart Lake in October for our Race Team's Chump Car Race!

    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •