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Re: Comfortable driving distances in a Morgan [Re: Rob Thornton] #553641
13/01/19 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted By Rob Thornton
Well spotted Bob and too late to correct!

Cheers Rob. Meant in good humour, glad you took it that way.


Best Regards
Lang may yer lum reek
Re: Comfortable driving distances in a Morgan [Re: Rob Thornton] #553643
13/01/19 05:12 PM
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I assume it’s so you don’t uncomfortable knots in your muscles (I know there’s another thread elsewhere with all these jokes so I’ll grab my coat and go).
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Re: Comfortable driving distances in a Morgan [Re: HeadlessBlue] #553645
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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
I assume it’s so you don’t uncomfortable knots in your muscles (I know there’s another thread elsewhere with all these jokes so I’ll grab my coat and go). getcoat
HB


Best Regards
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Re: Comfortable driving distances in a Morgan [Re: HeadlessBlue] #553647
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We both drive the +8 , and we change every 2 hours on long runs . This helps both the driver and passenger to stay fresher and enjoy things.

On Uk roads we are very lucky to cover more than 100 miles in 2 hours, but we don't mind a 500 mile target which we do with 4 driver changes plus assorted pit stops and refreshment breaks. However when faced with a 500 mile day , we do insist on doing less than 150 the next day.

We prefer to travel open with sidecreens in position, but top up can be a little less tiring due to the lower wind noise.

Last edited by MOG 615; 13/01/19 05:55 PM. Reason: poor poof reading

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Re: Comfortable driving distances in a Morgan [Re: HeadlessBlue] #553649
13/01/19 06:07 PM
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Wie made some 6-7 hour trips in Norway. That means 200-300 km trips a day!

Longest trip in Germany was 500km with 2 breaks, most in motorways! 6 hours in Norway- was fun, the trip in the motorway was no fun!
All trips hood down and without sidescreens! drive clapx

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Re: Comfortable driving distances in a Morgan [Re: HeadlessBlue] #553653
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Around 250 miles a day for me seems comfortable with breaks with the side screens and roof off. I'd put that up to 400 with them both on though as the noise and buffeting level is far less tiring.


Regards Richard

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Re: Comfortable driving distances in a Morgan [Re: HeadlessBlue] #553654
13/01/19 06:32 PM
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Thank you everyone. Lady H and I have some planning to do!!!! How exciting although apparently I’m told the car needs to arrive before I can drive there. She is so bloomin’ sensible sometimes....party pooper
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Re: Comfortable driving distances in a Morgan [Re: HeadlessBlue] #553659
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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
Thank you everyone. Lady H and I have some planning to do!!!! How exciting although apparently I’m told the car needs to arrive before I can drive there. She is so bloomin’ sensible sometimes....party pooper
HB


They have an unfortunate habit of spoiling our dreams with a dose of reality.

One further thought - I think someone mentioned time rather than mileage above. There are roads in the Alps where 70 miles is more than enough in one day.


Paul
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Re: Comfortable driving distances in a Morgan [Re: HeadlessBlue] #553660
13/01/19 06:59 PM
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We find that a drive of 2 to 3 hours, followed by a "comfort break" and fill up with fuel work well. Typically 100 to 150 miles, so 500 miles in a day is possible, but tiring.

The Plus 8 is quieter hood down above about 60mph.


Peter,
Tarka the 'Otter Mog
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Re: Comfortable driving distances in a Morgan [Re: MOG 615] #553665
13/01/19 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted By MOG 615

I'm sure that plenty of rich heterosexuals are reading it as well.


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