We've been spoiled recently because we've been back east for over a month, and just taking smaller 3-6 hour trips from city to city for sessions, instead of going across the country at breakneck speeds to reach our destination.
However, that had to come to an end and now for the next 2 weeks we will be covering a lot of ground very quickly. Two days ago we drove for 15 hours in one day to get to Houston from Atlanta. The trip went smoothly, no issues, everybody was happy and really quiet and entertained. Even the dog!
But, yesterday? The day after the trip? We were all jerks. Did you know about this phenomenon? Apparently if you travel for more than 13 hours ( in our experience) in one 24 hour period, you will automatically be a JERK to everyone for the following 24 hours. It's a thing.
Yet we forget about Jerk After LongTrip Syndrome every time. It even happens on planes, or trains, or... bikes (unconfirmed). And every time we all think, Man! I'm so cranky today! And eventually one of us wises up (Tyler) and suggests we cut ourselves some slack and just go to bed.
Some call that quitting. I call it cutting our losses before the fistfights begin.
From Grand Rapids, MI.