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The Pedal-to-the-Metal, Totally Illegal, Cross-Country Sprint for Glory

So, a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to drive from St. Louis to Salt Lake in a minivan.  We did the trip in a little less than 19 or so hours, which means that we pretty well obeyed the speed limit and didn’t get ourselves too tired/worn out, etc.  

However, 19 hours is still quite a bit of time to sit there watching the mile markers, cattle, and farms whip by – and one’s mind can’t help dreaming of solutions for going faster, faster, faster. 

Today I found an article in wired magazine detailing one man’s crazy dream:  Cross the entire nation (New York to Santa Monica Pier) in under 32 hours and 7 minutes, a record that stood unbroken since 1983.

From the article:

"OK, scanner is live," Roy says. He hits another switch under the dash and a light goes green on his steering wheel display. It means that the vehicle is now traveling in a sort of force field of infrared light, a bubble that deforms the bandwidth of incoming police laser spotters. "Jammers are active," Roy says. "Now let’s have the radar."

 It’s a great read.  Enjoy!


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