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!