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bandit957:

--- Quote from: cl94 on August 08, 2019, 04:04:22 PM ---5-6 hours is fine. A general rule of thumb is to allow half an hour at each stop, more if there is a lot of walking involved.

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My itinerary actually has pretty many stops, but a few of them are just for a really old sign. Most of the waypoints are just drive-thru.

I've developed a method where we start with the nearest stop to the restaurant, then go to the nearest stop from there, and so on, until we're done with the stops. This lets us see more stops early in case we run out of time. Since it was proposed as the Ohio meet, I'm doing Ohio stops before Kentucky stops (of which there are a few).

Brandon:

--- Quote from: bandit957 on August 08, 2019, 04:33:48 PM ---
--- Quote from: cl94 on August 08, 2019, 04:04:22 PM ---5-6 hours is fine. A general rule of thumb is to allow half an hour at each stop, more if there is a lot of walking involved.

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My itinerary actually has pretty many stops, but a few of them are just for a really old sign. Most of the waypoints are just drive-thru.

I've developed a method where we start with the nearest stop to the restaurant, then go to the nearest stop from there, and so on, until we're done with the stops. This lets us see more stops early in case we run out of time. Since it was proposed as the Ohio meet, I'm doing Ohio stops before Kentucky stops (of which there are a few).

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That's fairly typical.  I tend to run mine in a loop, starting near the parking area for the extra vehicles, and looping back to there to end.  That way, we're the furthest away nearest the midpoint of the tour.

TheHighwayMan394:

--- Quote from: cl94 on August 08, 2019, 04:04:22 PM ---
--- Quote from: bandit957 on August 08, 2019, 10:59:50 AM ---I'm having a blast working on the Cincinnati itinerary, and there's no way it'll be just a "3-hour tour." So far, it comes out to 7 hours, but I can remove or add stops. I'm multiplying Google times by 1.5 to give people time to pee, poo, and get snacks along the way.

The itineraries on the roadmeets I've been to were much longer than 3 hours and I think some were 7.

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5-6 hours is fine. A general rule of thumb is to allow half an hour at each stop, more if there is a lot of walking involved.

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Yeah. I think the 3-hour rule only gets brought up because of how overly vocal HB has been for years about that. Donít make it like 10 hours, but 5-6 is fine.

vdeane:
3 hours basically dates from when lunch was always at noon and people left around 5.  These days lunch at 11 and wrapping sometime between 5 and 7 is more common.

hbelkins:

--- Quote from: TheHighwayMan394 on August 08, 2019, 06:16:16 PM ---Yeah. I think the 3-hour rule only gets brought up because of how overly vocal HB has been for years about that. Donít make it like 10 hours, but 5-6 is fine.

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I will definitely admit to that. After too long, my attention span begins to wander. Plus, I usually have a hotel reservation made somewhere a couple of hours away for that night and am not a fan of driving after dark, so I typically like to be on my way to that destination in time to make it before the sun sets.

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