Interstates Or Backroads?

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Unholychaos's Comment
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Which do you guys prefer? If I'm in a rush (which I rarely ever am), then I'd rather be on the interstates as I can usually go top speed all the way. However, if I have to route onto back roads to get to a customer in the middle of BF Alabama, then I get to see more of the country side which is always a plus. And plus the back roads usually are a lot more exciting with 30-45mph curves and hills. So to answer my own question, I like em both equally in different scenarios.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Susan D. 's Comment
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I took some back roads this morning lol. I was driving from Dickson TN to Clarksville.. the drive time was exactly the same as it would have been going I-40 to I24 and it was 36 miles shorter. Then I took more back roads lol.. finally got on I65 at Elizabethtown KY.

Like you, I typically stay to interstates and stay off the 2 lane roads for the most part... But every now and then I jump on the curviest roads, take my time and enjoy the view.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

G-Town's Comment
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Many times I have the best of both worlds. The country roads are a favorite though, more interesting and keeps the skills sharp!

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Whats a scenic route? All I see is gas stations and the physically capable, jobless, depressing people who hang out there at 2am.

Pianoman's Comment
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I generally prefer the backroads, although it can get irritating when you're constantly going through little towns with 25/35 mph zones.

Brian M.'s Comment
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The most efficient way possible. Scenery is everywhere if I don't see something today there's always tomorrow.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Whats a scenic route? All I see is gas stations and the physically capable, jobless, depressing people who hang out there at 2am.

Danny Boy, you're getting crabby in your old age. Sorry to hear that.

Bud A.'s Comment
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It all depends on how much time I have. If I've got enough hours on my clock and enough time to get there, I'll take the scenic route, especially since it's usually fewer miles. But if I'm short on time (either HOS or appointment time or both), then it's all about which way is fastest.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I always preferred to kick back and relax on Interstates but the backroads do offer great new scenery at times. The only thing I didn't like was the backroads at night because most four wheelers run with their brights on and you have to keep signaling for them to shut them off. After a while that wears on your eyes.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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