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Date:         Thu, 15 May 2003 16:15:58 -0400
Reply-To:     David Brodbeck <gull@GULL.US>
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From:         David Brodbeck <gull@GULL.US>
Subject:      Re: ny to ca
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On Thu, 15 May 2003, Jeffrey Earl wrote:

> Either way, you've got a long and boring drive across > the Great Plains states. Might wanna do it at night to > avoid heavy traffic and stiff headwinds. Just keep a > sixer of JOLT! Cola next to your seat and keep yer > eyes on the road ...

If you take I-80 across the plains, plan your fuel stops carefully. The massive Iowa 80 Truckstop near Davenport has put most of the diesel stations for quite a distance on either side of it out of business. There are a lot of exits in Iowa with no services at all west of there, and smaller stations may close at night.

When I drove I-80 last summer there was actually very little traffic once I got past Chicago. What traffic there was consisted almost exclusively of trucks.

David Brodbeck, N8SRE '82 Diesel Westfalia '94 Honda Civic Si

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