Just to let you guys know, and everyone in the new york and new jersey area can vouch for this, I drive about 13-15 hours when I go there without any problems. I usually do this solo as well. Ask Thordic and Riotz. I saw them that night when I got into town. Same with Chris and some of his buddies when I arrived a second time :-)
Obviously, I am coming from Chicago.
Hope that helps