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Offline Highway63

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #225 on: October 08, 2018, 02:02:08 am »
CLINCHED AN X0

yes it was I-30 let me have this

Also traveled I-35E in Dallas, which gives me every root and branch of I-35 from Laredo to Duluth.

Further details when I update my list.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #226 on: October 08, 2018, 08:44:56 pm »
Clinched Michigan on weekend trip to/from Chicago. Not sure what state should be next.
How about Wisconsin.  It's lonely at the top :P (like you with Iowa)


CLINCHED AN X0

yes it was I-30 let me have this

Also traveled I-35E in Dallas, which gives me every root and branch of I-35 from Laredo to Duluth.

Further details when I update my list.
30 is certainly the easiest X0 to finish.  I did it near end-to-end earlier this year.
Completed:
* Systems: WI
* by US State: AR: I; AZ: I; DE: I; IA: I, KS: I; MN: I; MO: I; NE: I; RI: I; WI: I,US,WI;

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #227 on: October 08, 2018, 08:46:25 pm »
I just clinched all of WA 20, the longest highway in WA, this past weekend. I'm now the first person on TM to have clinched this highway. I really enjoyed it, especially going over the North Cascades. The rest of it was not quite as interesting, but still pretty fun. The north central and northeast part of WA truly is pretty desolate with nothing but a bunch of pine trees everywhere lol. I also clinched the North Spokane Freeway (Future US 395), and I thought it was a very well-designed freeway with really smooth, gentle curves throughout.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #228 on: October 08, 2018, 10:30:37 pm »
How about Wisconsin.  It's lonely at the top :P (like you with Iowa)
Wisconsin's definitely on the radar. Not too far away, decent roads, attractive scenery, and almost 50% done already.

I'm not on top in Iowa, but that might be worth shooting for at some point.

Others I'm considering are West Virginia (I've suffered through 84% of it already), Kentucky (it's close and if I want to concentrate on one state for a decade, maybe I can do it), Kansas (went there for grad school and loved it), and maybe New York or Virginia. Texas would be fun, but assuming Eric eventually drops all those FM roads on us, there's no way.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #229 on: October 08, 2018, 11:21:30 pm »
How about Wisconsin.  It's lonely at the top :P (like you with Iowa)
I'm not on top in Iowa, but that might be worth shooting for at some point.
*clears throat loudly*

;)

Wisconsin would have a lot of winding roads in it. I can't even push myself to go for closing US 12, which aside from part of US 45 is my only US route left south of a La Crosse-Sheboygan line.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #230 on: October 09, 2018, 07:15:10 pm »
On the 25th, I finished off York County, clinching ME 101, 103, 236, and 109 in the process.
I crossed into Oxford County on ME160, then headed home on ME25 -- completely forgetting that I still needed ME ME160 ME25_E ME5/113 :( And it only would have taken an extra 22 minutes!
This leaves me 13.44 mi behind @deathtopumpkins for the top mileage rank for active systems in Maine; if I'd remembered to clinch ME160, I'd be 1.66 mi short.
Still though, I'm within striking distance. Next time I'm up in Wiscasset, I can make that my home base for a few days; there's quite a bit of stuff in the Augusta-Belfast-Saint George triangle I can "color in".
Looking at usame alone, I still have 190.94 mi to go. This shortfall is largely offset, statewide, by more mileage (by 154.87 mi) on usaus.
Edit: DTP has more mileage on US(B)/ME concurrencies than I do, and thus "loses" more mileage (376.47 mi compared to my 346.72 mi) when each highway segment is only counted once toward the regional total. This makes the overall regional mileage gap easier for me to close.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #231 on: October 11, 2018, 01:08:46 am »
Trip to New England over the past month yielded a few new segments traveled, though I didn't drive any routes in their entirety; I did drive the final segments of a couple of PA highways...
MA: US5, MA57, MA187
CT: I-291, CT9, CT10, CT30, CT69, CT74, CT140, CT175, CT191
NY: NY45
PA: truncated I-276 (still clinched), added I-295 (clinched), because this was my first edit since the renumbering...
PA: US322, PA272, PA441, PA501 (now clinched), PA516 (now clinched), PA772, PA851
MD: MD25, MD26, MD129, MD144Bal

Who knows what will come up between now and Thanksgiving.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #232 on: October 11, 2018, 09:34:24 pm »
How about Wisconsin.  It's lonely at the top :P (like you with Iowa)
Wisconsin's definitely on the radar. Not too far away, decent roads, attractive scenery, and almost 50% done already.

I'm not on top in Iowa, but that might be worth shooting for at some point.

Others I'm considering are West Virginia (I've suffered through 84% of it already), Kentucky (it's close and if I want to concentrate on one state for a decade, maybe I can do it), Kansas (went there for grad school and loved it), and maybe New York or Virginia. Texas would be fun, but assuming Eric eventually drops all those FM roads on us, there's no way.

My first thought was WV (neighboring state without the difficulties of KY).

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #233 on: October 12, 2018, 02:07:23 am »
Four days in June, four days in July (which I may already have mentioned) and a week in fall (waking up Oct. 1 in Texarkana):
  • Finished I-35E for every root and branch of I-35; drove all of I-30; clinched every interstate in the DFW area and two in Little Rock; clinched the new interstates in Texarkana
  • Clinched US 8, US 141 and US 131 entirely, KS/OK/TX US 81, MO US 67, TX US 71, KS US 177
  • Clinched all interstates in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and drove all of I-41, re-clinching WI
  • Continuous US 50 from Newton KS to the I-64 split at O'Fallon IL; continuous US 67 from south of Little Rock to north end; continuous US 81 from south end to US 275. US 41 north of the WI/IL line missing the 41/141 split to Escanaba.
  • Aside from 20 miles of US 61, the only unclinched north-south US route in Missouri is, ironically, US 63. A planned-out route that would include clinching all of 63 hinges on the foolhardy expectation that the I-49 Bella Vista bypass will be done in my lifetime. I could switch to US 65 through the Ozarks but I have to weigh "clinch 63 AND 65!" vs. "65 through the Ozarks via an awkward wind from Iowa".
  • Only remaining 3dis in an area bounded by I-15, I-40 and I-77 are I-555, I-670 in Columbus, and a handful that touch the bounding highways. At least, until I-169 is signed.
  • Longest untouched US route remains, by far, US 395.
  • Texas is now #8 in traveled US highway mileage...but I barely cracked one-eighth of the total US mileage of the state.

Edit AND Followup: Between the second Michigan trip and the DFW trip, I touched I-20, I-30, I-40, I-70, I-80, and I-90 in less than a 3-month span (in fact, four discrete days).
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #234 on: October 12, 2018, 03:22:35 pm »
As it had been a long time since I last did it, yesterday I decided to do a lengthy London walk to clinch roads. Three and a half hours, just over ten miles. Mostly roads I'd not been on, and areas I'd never been to either. Got to do some rail-related stuff too - getting to the start point, at the end point, and a little bit en-route (though construction hoardings around underground building sites doesn't make for much interest, seeing the community where a new station will be was informative).

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #235 on: October 17, 2018, 11:11:04 pm »
Here are some of my TM accomplishments on the NM/AZ driving tour, which was planned around my talk in Socorro last Saturday.

Overall, it was a big loop, Albuquerque, down to Socorro, over to the VLA, down to T or C, then Las Cruces, Deming, Silver City, US 180/US 191 up to I-40 in Arizona, Gallup, then back to Albuquerque.  I was able to do some extra mini or not so mini detours to grab some routes in Albuquerque, near Socorro, near T or C, and near Deming, primarily.

The biggest single item was traveling I-10 between Las Cruces and Deming, which completed the New Mexico interstates for me, my 11th state completed in that system.

I picked up a little over 600 miles in active+preview systems, putting me within 13 miles of 90,000 total.

I added about 330 miles to usaus.  Mostly on US 180 and US 191.

I added almost 275 miles to usanm.  I traveled 24 usanm routes for the first time ever (traveled count increased from 32 to 56), and clinched 14 (clinched count increased from 17 to 31).

I am now the only TM user to claim any mileage on NM 36 (had before this trip), NM 59, NM 107, NM 124, NM 163, NM 169, NM 177, NM 400, NM 412, NM 568, and NM 606.

New Mexico remains my 4th most-traveled region, now much further ahead of the next few (California, Virginia, North Carolina) but still well behind 3rd-place Texas.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #236 on: October 18, 2018, 08:30:50 pm »
Lots of new highways (and counties) on my just-finished trip to New England. Very few clinched highways, however, as the purpose was to grab counties and visit capitals. I'm not adding concurrencies to my list below; just the major routing.

New highways:
CT: I-84, US 1, CT 8, CT 15, CT 27, CT 83, CT 89, CT 190, Milford Parkway
MA: I-495
ME: I-295, US 2, US 202, US 1A, ME 3, ME 6, ME 69, ME 102, ME 104, ME 150, ME 157, ME 197, ME 198, ME 220
NH: I-93, I-293, US 2, US 3, US 4, US 202, US 302, NH 12, NH 123, NH 175
RI: US 6, US 44, RI 3
VT: I-89, I-91, US 2, US 5, US 7, US 302, VT 2A, VT 14, VT 15, VT 103, VT 104, VT 107, VT 116

New mileage:
CT: I-95
MA: I-195, US 3
ME: I-95
RI: US 1, RI 114, RI 138

Clinched:
MA: I-91, MA 83
ME: I-395, ME 168, ME 233
NH: I-393, NH 25B, NH 115, Everett Parkway
RI: I-195, RI 138A
VT: VT 63, VT 104A, VT 123

I probably missed a few on the list here.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #237 on: November 05, 2018, 01:41:46 pm »
Just back from a trip to Baltimore. Clinched the last segment of I-70, which at over 2,000 miles becomes my longest clinched highway. Also completed all usai routes in MD and DE bringing to 7 the number of state with 100% of Interstates clinched. Total progress on usai is now just over 70%.

Also added significant mileage on US40 and US1 in MD, as well as US60 in WV. Filled in a few gaps in some routes (I-66, I-81, US11 all in VA), though ended up covering some previously driven routes in order to cut down the travel time when necessary.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #238 on: Today at 04:15:05 am »
Had an opportunity to do some (after dark) clinching after a concert of mine and seized it :)

Oregon Symphonic Band had a concert up in Clatskanie, so after the typical drive up I-205, I-5, and over on WA 432, back into Oregon via WA 433/Lewis and Clark Bridge, then over on US 30, I headed out to Astoria, crossed back into Washington, then clinched WA 401, jaunted back over to US 101 via WA 4, drove up to Raymond, then grabbed WA 105 and 105 Spur, detoured to nab 107 and US 12's western fringe, a little of 101 west over there, then back down to Raymond, and all of WA 6. I could have grabbed WA 505's western end, or my missing segments of WA 411 and Bus I-5 (Castle Rock), but getting back into Portland before exhaustion set in was more important. I can grab them on my US 101 clean up.

US 101: Los Angeles to Aberdeen (I intend to redo LA to Crescent City at some point to iron out realignments etc).
Alt 101: Clinched on first pass (two years ago)
WA 100: Clinched on first pass
Spur 100: Clinched on first pass
WA 103: Clinched on first pass
WA 105: Clinched tonight
Spur 105: Clinched tonight
WA 107: Clinched tonight
WA 4: Clinched on first pass
WA 409: Clinched on first pass
WA 411: WA 432 to Lexington Bridge - clinched on first pass
WA 432: Clinched on first pass
WA 433/Lewis and Clark Bridge (OR): Clinched long time ago

Clean up plans: -I-5/205
-Lexington Bridge
WA 411
Bus I-5
-I-5
WA 505
US 12
US 101
WA 109
WA 115
Spur 109
US 101
WA 110
US 101
WA 112
WA 113
US 101
WA 119
US 101
WA 102
US 101
-I-5