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    Caravan out to Berkeley

    Hmm, so this is my first post but I'm in dire need of some assistance here. Myself and a friend are wanting to drive out to Berkeley for the Sweet 16 and (of course) Elite 8 games. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a license right now, so we can only go if we get a third person who can drive. We'd be leaving Ames tomorrow afternoon and would plan to stay in Berkeley (we've arranged accomodations) until the Cyclones lose, or the Elite 8 game is over, whichever happens first.

    All I ask is that you A) Drive, B) Pitch in for gas. We're both in our early 20s and Iowa State students. I'm providing the car (a honda accord), and will plan to leave tomorrow if I can get someone. I have room for 2 more people, 3 if one person is small and doesn't mind riding center seat in a 2 door car for 24 hours.

    If you're interested, you can call or text me at 972-742-2177 or email me at dogma972@iastate.edu.



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    Re: Caravan out to Berkeley

    Thats one hell of a drive.



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    Re: Caravan out to Berkeley

    How much are tickets?


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    Re: Caravan out to Berkeley

    $35, $50 for courtside.



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    Re: Caravan out to Berkeley

    Do you already have a place to stay?


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    Re: Caravan out to Berkeley

    Yep, found a house to stay in, father of a friend of mine that works in admissions. Also, gas will probably be $50-60 each.



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    Re: Caravan out to Berkeley

    Quote Originally Posted by Red5 View Post
    Hmm, so this is my first post but I'm in dire need of some assistance here. Myself and a friend are wanting to drive out to Berkeley for the Sweet 16 and (of course) Elite 8 games. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a license right now, so we can only go if we get a third person who can drive. We'd be leaving Ames tomorrow afternoon and would plan to stay in Berkeley (we've arranged accomodations) until the Cyclones lose, or the Elite 8 game is over, whichever happens first.

    All I ask is that you A) Drive, B) Pitch in for gas. We're both in our early 20s and Iowa State students. I'm providing the car (a honda accord), and will plan to leave tomorrow if I can get someone. I have room for 2 more people, 3 if one person is small and doesn't mind riding center seat in a 2 door car for 24 hours.

    If you're interested, you can call or text me at 972-742-2177 or email me at dogma972@iastate.edu.
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    Re: Caravan out to Berkeley

    Thats not that bad, what time are you leaving?


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    Re: Caravan out to Berkeley

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    Thats one hell of a drive.
    It isn't that bad. Just take 80 the whole way, you'll drive right into Berkeley. You might run into some problems getting over the Sierras this time of year, but there are ways around that.

    I've made the drive from Sacramento to N. Carolina 4 times, and driven to Sacramento from here 3 times.



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    Re: Caravan out to Berkeley

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    It isn't that bad. Just take 80 the whole way, you'll drive right into Berkeley. You might run into some problems getting over the Sierras this time of year, but there are ways around that.

    I've made the drive from Sacramento to N. Carolina 4 times, and driven to Sacramento from here 3 times.
    Ive done drives like that too... i spent a summer driving 300-500 miles a night, after being up most of the day, and also roadtripped down to the ISU-UT game back in 06.

    Youre still looking at about 1800 miles, which even if you avg 70mph is a 25hr straight shot, a heck of a long time to spend in a 2 door car, lol.



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    Re: Caravan out to Berkeley

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    Thats not that bad, what time are you leaving?
    Preferably around 2pm on Thursday, but we're fairly flexible. Give me a call and we'll talk.



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    Re: Caravan out to Berkeley

    I'd hate to be the person sitting in the center of the backseat (if you take 5 people).
    But anways, have a fun/safe trip! Cheer Loud!


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    Re: Caravan out to Berkeley

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    Ive done drives like that too... i spent a summer driving 300-500 miles a night, after being up most of the day, and also roadtripped down to the ISU-UT game back in 06.

    Youre still looking at about 1800 miles, which even if you avg 70mph is a 25hr straight shot, a heck of a long time to spend in a 2 door car, lol.
    One of those drives to NC took place in 2003 in Dodge Intrepid with no AC...in July. That particular trip involved a 17 hour jaunt from Salt Lake to Des Moines. I don't think I could do that again if I wanted to.



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    Re: Caravan out to Berkeley

    I would really like to go, but if I had a little more time to prepare I probably would have said yes.


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    Re: Caravan out to Berkeley

    I've been to Canada for fishing trips twice, and it took 22 hours just to get there. The first year we had all of us packed in a pickup with a topper on the back with a mattress in the bed. At least we could lay down and try to sleep. The 2nd year I rode in a crew cab pickup. It's pretty tough to handle long drives like that. I can't imagine riding 25 hours straight in a Honda Accord. Godspeed. Cheer loud!



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