Connecticut to Austin day one; Cold Interstate

Total distance: 927.46 km (576.3 mi)
Total time: 12:03:50
Moving time: 11:49:20
Average speed: 76.88 km/h (47.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 78.45 km/h (48.7 mi/h)
Max speed: 123.30 km/h (76.6 mi/h)
Average pace: 0:47 min/km (1:15 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 0:46 min/km (1:14 min

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I awoke to bitter cold and some interesting ice patterns on the super.  After a quick check of the tie down straps Nico and I warmed up the truck for day ones planed 9 hours of driving to our stop outside Roanoke VA.  As we drove west in upstate NY we discovered much more snow with much of it flying off the roofs of trucks blasting by us. Turning south through New Jersey the snow lightened but the traffic and insane drivers increased.  Going west again now in Pensilvania the sky became dark and light snow blew across the interstate. Several accidents created some delays and traffic. The 9 hour trip eventually became more then 12 – too much for me as towing a trailer in the dark is not much fun and the delays prevented me from stopping at any of the craft breweries I had hoped to see.  The rest of the trip has been modified with less miles per day planed.

Road trip to Austin TX from Connecticut with Giulia Super in tow.

Screen Shot 2014-11-27 at 10.22.50 AMThe ’73 super is packed and loaded on the trailer, the truck is loaded too. An unfurnished condo on the shores of Lady Bird Lake await, as does a visit to IKEA!   I’m thinking this trip will be one-way IMG_8321for 73 Giulia Super as I have another (’66 super) in CT. I plan to spend the 5 cold CT months in Austin and both the cost of the trailer rental and the work of towing makes sense to store it in Texas for my winter visits.