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Slowest Hitching

Discussion in 'Hitchhiking' started by skunkpit, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. PsilocyBen

    PsilocyBen is getting to know the place

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    Five days for 150 miles. Hitching from Warren, PA to Pittsburgh.
     
  2. Wild Ty Laserbeam

    Wild Ty Laserbeam One of the Regulars

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    I spent 3 days and plenty of police-harassment trying to get off an exit on the NY thru-way. bleh. finally got a trucker who took me to virginia.
     
  3. kain

    kain Special. Very Special.

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    29 days from GA to AZ, 8 days spent at the same exit (rain and floods) in OK. Walked about a quarter of it. I fukn hate waiting at exits.
     
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    joshbryan is getting to know the place

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    I got pulled off a train in carrizozo, nm. Don't you love those "good citizens" who call the law when they see some one on the train. The cops were really nice but I waited for three days (willing to go any way) with only one perverted gay man offering me a ride (back to his house, where he suggested we hot tub). I declined. I finally got desperate and tried to hop a train that was going way to fast, in flip flops, with a burger in one hand. It was a split second (horrible) decision. I ate shit.
     
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  5. dharma bum

    dharma bum anarcho-transcendentalist

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    took me 4 days to get from athens to asheville. got 3 rides the entire time. must have walked 15 miles that first day..
    anyways, i was walking solo, so no wonder.
     
  6. veggieguy12

    veggieguy12 The Captain

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    I just had a rough run, starting just N of Cincinnati, in Mason, OH where I waited forever. It took me three short rides (longest being maybe 40 mi), and going up to Grove City, where cops ran me off after a good period of waiting. I bused through Columbus and NE to Reynoldsburg where I got a backpacker couple and landed in Washington, PA. I was told to leave the "freeway" (on ramp), but bypassed by far more cops than the two incidents where they hassled me. I did have a few short rides from Washington and got stuck at a terrible point where I-79 S diverts from and joins with I-70, eventually getting out of the construction zone with a departing worker, rather than wait til traffic drops after dark to run around it all a few miles to the next exit. And then I finally made it to I-70's end and transition into I-76 the PA Turnpike toll road hitchhiking-prohibited highway. I must have spent four hours in New Stanton before I finally got a lift to Somerset, PA (Flight 93 memorial).
     
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  7. rooster831

    rooster831 Celebrated Poster

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    All this year except for a few choose moments

    Guess it's train's for me this time around
     
  8. Tatanka

    Tatanka Can't get enough of the site

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    Haha good reads. I'm surprised by peoples trouble in PA. I hitch here to get around a lot and typically do well. Have covered half the state in a day already, Erie to galeton pa route 6 Erie to my cabin doorstep with ought to spare. Though have had little spots where I took side roads paralleling 81 and walked a good deal, stopping to thumb and then continuing walking. 6 or 7 hours at an exit on 84 in centralish Oregon heading east and north Knoxville route 11 north was tough. Most yuppie areas, most times, suburban shtnis the worst. But then again rich Jewish south East Cleveland was awesome.