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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #165 on: May 28, 2018, 05:46:53 pm »
I've filled in a few more "historic" trips from the 90s and oughts, plus I recently got back from a long weekend trip from the FedroSplat to Connecticut and back. Drove the clinching pieces of PA194 and NJ53 on the way up, as well as driving all of NY304, though that last was not intentional; I'd intended to take the PIP north of the Thruway but it was blocked due to downed trees in a couple of spots after the recent storms. So I ended up driving the north half of NY304 and a new-to-me segment of US9W (with part of the latter also being a new-to-me segment of US202). Also extended my mileage on NY301 before passing into CT.

In CT and on the return trip, I drive new segments of quite a few CT routes, US5, and US44, but only one newly clinched route (CT194), and a piece of NY303. I did add a couple of weirdnesses due to that storm though. CT37 does *not* have a waypoint at Haviland Hollow Rd (though the other end of that road *is* a waypoint on NY22), so after driving north from that road up to New Milford on a past trip, I had listed my south end as Beaver Bog Rd, the closest waypoint, about 3/4 mile south. So on this most recent trip I planned to drive CT37 from I-84 north to Haviland Hollow Rd. I made it north of Beaver Bog Rd, but about 3/8 mile short of my intended turn I hit a "Road Closed" sign, and highway workers telling me that CT37 was impassable due to downed trees and poiwer lines. I was directed onto a side road, which was barely passable (only one car wide in a lot of spots after they'd cut parts of the downed trees out of the way), and the other end of which was at a road I later determined was CT39... but I had no data signal and ended up making a wrong turn, went east, and found myself 1/2 mile west of CT37 before turning around and going back west toward NYS. I did eventually  make it to my destination, but now I have a couple of ALMOST-clinched segments up in CT that I'll have to finish doing the next time I'm solo driving up that way.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #166 on: May 29, 2018, 11:41:06 pm »
Who else is using the Highwayapp (first mentioned here) on clinch trips? On my last trip it correctly identified almost all the routes I encountered (drove on or crossed) and it was fun hearing the counter increase every time my score went up. I picked up about 3900 points. If you travel in the US or Canada and have an Apple or Android device, check it out.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #167 on: May 30, 2018, 12:34:31 am »
I use it, however it doesn't register new highways until after I arrive at my destination.  I just recently drove from Jacksonville, FL to my home in Grovetown, GA (about five hours).  I have been trying to take different routes nearly every time I have driven between both cities.  When I got home, it kept dinging at me, over and over and over.  I'm at 585 and 56 (don't know which icon and number) means what.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #168 on: May 30, 2018, 05:02:17 pm »
I use it, however it doesn't register new highways until after I arrive at my destination.  I just recently drove from Jacksonville, FL to my home in Grovetown, GA (about five hours).  I have been trying to take different routes nearly every time I have driven between both cities.  When I got home, it kept dinging at me, over and over and over.  I'm at 585 and 56 (don't know which icon and number) means what.
If you leave it running while you drive, your score should increase within a few seconds of reaching a new route, unless your phone loses its signal.

The 56 means you encountered 56 unique highways. You get 10 points for every new highway in your score, so 585 means that you've received 560 for the 56 unique highways, plus 25 bonus points for driving on one or more of those highways in multiple counties.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #169 on: May 30, 2018, 08:16:31 pm »
There really needs to be some kind of manual for the app.  At first, I couldn't figure it out.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #170 on: June 13, 2018, 05:37:30 pm »
This past weekend I drove to (and back from) a conference in western PA. The PA turnpike is something I clinched years ago, and the section from Breezewood to New Stanton decades ago; and the Turnpike's getting expensive, so I've been trying various different routes to get out there. This time, I hit new sections of PA 819, PA 286, PA 380, and PA 56/PA 56 Truck to get to Old Route 28, then most of PA 910 (but took a detour because a bridge is out) to get to the Pittsburgh North Hills. My return trip involved finally clinching PA 228, half of PA 128, new segments of PA 28 and US 219, the western half of PA 869, and a clinch of MD 56.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #171 on: June 14, 2018, 12:58:00 pm »
Recently got back from the Alabama Gulf Coast; got about half of I-55 on that trip alone and 5 new states (TN, MS, LA, AL, FL). Yes, I haven't really been to the eastern part of the country at all.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #172 on: June 17, 2018, 04:31:44 am »
From some day trips and occasional overnight trips over the past few months, my mileage on Virginia routes in TM has crept over 85%, slipping past froggie for the #2 spot (but no threat to Mapmikey, who's close to 100%). I think I now have everything in the area north of I-64 and west of I-95, and almost everything west of I-81 and east of I-77 (missed an obscure short primary state route in Wytheville when I was out there this month). Southwestern and Southside Virginia remain weak spots for me.

Now my travel focus shifts elsewhere, with return trips to Colorado, Canada, and California/Nevada/Hawaii in the works for later this year.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #173 on: June 18, 2018, 09:58:32 pm »
Added a few KM of CA-1 (no, not the Pacific Coast Highway) in Guatemala. Clarified a couple of KM from a previous trip around Guatemala City, as well. And about 10 KM of some new RN routes. Hopefully, I'll get to claim all of it at some point.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #174 on: June 19, 2018, 10:31:37 am »
^^ You'll probably stay ahead of me on that for the forseeable future, too.  Not sure when I'll get back down into the Mid-Atlantic again, especially now that I've begun a new job (and have basically zero vacation time).

In the meantime, I've utilized the past 4 years to become #1 in Vermont....I've only got 5 border crossings and one route in Franklin County left to fully clinch.

I've also been in a race with DTP to be the first to clinch New Hampshire.  He will probably beat me...he's only got 30-some miles left, while I still have close to 200.  That said, on a trip I took this weekend I did make a good dent into what I had left.  Two good pushes might do it for me, as with 4 exceptions everything I have left is concentrated south of NH 9 and west of I-93.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #175 on: June 19, 2018, 08:08:29 pm »
You speak of travels out of context? How about Florida?  Also in the works is entry into state #47 (South Carolina - which means I have to go Vermonting, Island Hopping, and Dalton driving.n  Oh and I get Interstates too.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #176 on: June 24, 2018, 12:29:20 pm »
My Spring 2018 summary

I've clinched the region of Berlin (150mi) and I've reached 99.90% of German Autobahns (deua = 8120mi) again. I would only need to travel two recently opened Autobahn sections in NW (A33+A44) but there are more openings announced for the coming months (another A33 and another A44 section and a A448 section in NW). I've also clinched B6 in ST which is approved to be rededicated to A36 (~50mi). It will likely be implemented in 2019.

I'm now back from a 3-week-vacation to the beautiful islands of Ireland and Great Britain. I've clinched the Irish motorway system (irlm = 602mi) and all motorways in Northern Ireland (nirm = 69mi and niram = 1mi). I've also clinched all Scotish motorways (gbnm = 214mi and gbnam = 50mi) and all Welsh motorways (gbnm = 81mi and gbnam = 2mi). I've traveled 83% of the English motorways (gbnm = 1642mi and gbnam = 176mi). It was very warm on Ireland and I had no rain (only a 5 minutes shower which helped cleaning my windshield). There was almost no rain in Scotland (about 20 minutes while driving and once in the evening so that I decided to go to the restaurant of the hotel only) and once a few minutes in England.

On my way to Ireland and back from England, I've passed France and have now clinched 86% of the French Autoroutes (fraa = 7205mi). I've also re-clinched luxb system but it has a lengths of 6.18mi only.

Note: All mileage figures are system lenghts.


In total, I have exceeded 100,000km and have more than 65,000mi now. I think that I might reach 70,000mi by the end of the year (I had 58,000mi on January 1st).
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #177 on: June 26, 2018, 10:19:50 pm »
Four-day trip got me the rest of the counties in Wisconsin. Clinched the entire routes of US 8 and US 141. Also, in what was a horribly ill-advised late decision, clinched US 12 in Illinois. Had half of it done by slogging on US 20, thought "how bad could 40 miles be?" I regret the entire last day.

Related: Ban FIBs.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #178 on: June 26, 2018, 11:26:13 pm »
FIBs?

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #179 on: June 26, 2018, 11:41:59 pm »
FIBs?
Derogatory term for Northern Illinois.  "Fucking Illinois Bastards".  Stereotyped as maniac driver and road rage.
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