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Old 08-04-2015, 03:46 PM   #11
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Try Texas sometime. 879 miles from Anthony to Orange, all on the same highway. Anthony TX is actually closer to Santa Monica CA than it is to Orange TX, and Orange TX is actually closer to Jacksonville FL than it is to Anthony!
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Try Texas sometime. 879 miles from Anthony to Orange, all on the same highway. Anthony TX is actually closer to Santa Monica CA than it is to Orange TX, and Orange TX is actually closer to Jacksonville FL than it is to Anthony!
And then there's Crescent City CA to El Centro CA at about 965 mi.; and you can kayak about 3/4 of the route.
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Old 08-04-2015, 04:24 PM   #13
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Try Texas sometime. 879 miles from Anthony to Orange, all on the same highway. Anthony TX is actually closer to Santa Monica CA than it is to Orange TX, and Orange TX is actually closer to Jacksonville FL than it is to Anthony!
Follow the highway from the Montana/Alberta border north to the Alberta/Northwest Territories border (on the Mackenzie Hwy) and the distance is equally large, about 950 miles.
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We solve the problem of toting a kayak differently. We have a folding kayak, a Folbot Greenland II and it fits in two bags that we pack inside our tow vehicle. No concern about exterior ropes.
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Old 08-04-2015, 05:24 PM   #15
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I learned at a young age, carrying a 16' canoe on a small targa top, with lots of canoe out ahead of the windshield, to tie down the bow. Amazing how a cross wind wanted to turn it into a helicopter rotor

On our kayaks, with a well spaced roof racks on the canopy, I haven't seen the need to tie the bow down. But, at some point, I'd like to find an easier way of getting them up there. For some reason, as the years go by, they seem to be getting heavier and heavier.

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Follow the highway from the Montana/Alberta border north to the Alberta/Northwest Territories border (on the Mackenzie Hwy) and the distance is equally large, about 950 miles.
Right, but it's not a single highway. I-10 in Texas is the "longest continuous highway under a single authority (TXDOT) in North America". Used to be 401 in Ontario.
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Right, but it's not a single highway. I-10 in Texas is the "longest continuous highway under a single authority (TXDOT) in North America". Used to be 401 in Ontario.
The moral of This story is "don't argue bigness with a Texan". They're gonna win, and the facts bear them out.

Nice job, Robert. I learned some important trivia today.
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and US 20 is the longest highway in US, approximately 3350 miles and Route 6 is the longest contiguous highway of 3200 miles...anyone for a road trip
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Right, but it's not a single highway. I-10 in Texas is the "longest continuous highway under a single authority (TXDOT) in North America". Used to be 401 in Ontario.
It is farther from Houston to El Paso, Texas than it is from my home in Florida to Houston. And you can stay on I-10.
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