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Offline dave1693

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #210 on: September 09, 2018, 09:09:26 pm »
Travel over the last couple of weeks added new segments of MD 25, MD 45, PA 851, PA 851 Truck, PA 24, PA 624, PA 124, PA 462, PA 324, PA 741, PA 340, PA 897, US 322 in PA, and US 422 Business in Reading PA; and added PA 625 in its entirety.

Also added pieces of PA 472, PA 10, PA 18, and US 40 Scenic in MD, reflecting either previous inadvertent omissions r an updating of the waypoints in the database.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #211 on: September 10, 2018, 12:23:46 am »
But 14km of new all-season highway is being built in Norman Wells (I spent two nights there, and checked out one end of the construction site), which at some point might be added to NT 1, so the NT highway system is still a bit of a moving target.
And here we are (or at least I am) worrying about clinches frustrated by detours and de-clinches from bypasses hundreds of miles away from home. :P :o

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #212 on: September 10, 2018, 08:45:53 am »
Just back from Alaska. I have now driven/traveled highway segments in all 50 states (plus a few other countries).

Added just over 500 miles including the entirety of Park Road in Denali NP. Twelve hours for a RT clinch of about 90 miles, but I made it to the end of the road.  :) Covered part of AK1 and and AK3. Clinched I-A3 in the process. Good first visit to the state.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #213 on: September 10, 2018, 09:08:34 am »
Just back from Alaska. I have now driven/traveled highway segments in all 50 states (plus a few other countries).

Added just over 500 miles including the entirety of Park Road in Denali NP. Twelve hours for a RT clinch of about 90 miles, but I made it to the end of the road.  :) Covered part of AK1 and and AK3. Clinched I-A3 in the process. Good first visit to the state.
Congrats! How many counties boroughs?
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #214 on: September 10, 2018, 03:06:52 pm »
Congrats! How many counties boroughs?

I got to 4 boroughs (Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Matanuska-Susitna, and Denali) visiting the borough seat in each, plus crossed into the Valdez-Cordova census area on the train to Whittier where I picked up a 4-hour glacier cruise.

There will be a few more "easy" ones. Then I need to figure out how to get the really remote places.  ;D

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #215 on: September 10, 2018, 09:11:21 pm »
One last thing. Here's a picture proving I made it all the way to the end of the road. I realize one way to get this photo would be to fly in with Kantishna Air Taxi, though that's not how we did it. We endured the bus ride both way, all 12 hours of it. It made for a long day, but the scenery and wildlife made it worth it, even with an overcast, sometimes rainy day.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #216 on: September 15, 2018, 11:13:28 pm »
Unrushed rides to and from a business meeting this weekend in West Haven, Connecticut, gave me a chance to find some new ways to get back and forth from that area.  Here are my highlights:

I totaled about 150 new miles in active systems.

By finishing up I-395, Connecticut becomes by 10th state where I've clinched the state's entire Interstate highway system.

I picked up a few new chunks of US 1 and US 6 in Connecticut.

I added 62 miles of usact routes:
   new mileage on 4 previously traveled routes
   first travels on 8 routes, 3 of which I clinched entirely

In usany, I finished off NY 9H, clinched previously untraveled NY 344, and closed one of my gaps in NY 22.  With NY 344 counting as two separate routes in TM because of its weird configuration, this puts me at 100 usany routes clinched.


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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #217 on: September 19, 2018, 06:08:15 pm »
On Monday and Tuesday, I went to Limerick, Naples, Norway, Paris, and Leeds, among other places.
I stayed just outside Wales and Poland.

Monday:
I clinched ME99, all but its shortest segment previously untraveled. Then, on to my first segment of ME109 west of the ME9 overlap; an overlap with ME4ASan enabled me to clinch the latter. Then, I closed two gaps in ME11 & one gap in ME5, making all my travels on both routes continuous. (Still unclinched though; at their north ends I have a little of ME5 and a LOT of ME11 to do.)
This puts me in spitting distance of clinching York County; I'd estimate finishing it off to be about a 4½ hour trip, including leaving from and returning to home in Portland.

Tuesday:
Wondering how much of Cumberland County I had left, I discovered I only needed about 3½ miles of ME117, north of ME35. As good an excuse as any to keep going and clinch the rest (~1/3, or 29 mi) of the route. All in all, a really lovely trip into the southwestern foothills, with plenty of nice ponds and lakes and mountains, and decent grades that my D24T enthusiastically gobbled up at low RPMs. From there, I headed east to fill in some more mileage on ME219 & ME133, then home via ME100 as darkness began to fall.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #218 on: September 21, 2018, 05:57:26 pm »
On Monday and Tuesday, I went to Limerick, Naples, Norway, Paris, and Leeds, among other places.
I stayed just outside Wales and Poland.

So, those are all towns in Maine?

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #219 on: September 22, 2018, 12:36:36 am »
Ayuh. We're a bit famous for it.
There are at least two of these, one in (appropriately) China and another in/near, IIRC, Lovell.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #220 on: September 22, 2018, 03:14:41 am »
My Summer 2018 summary

I'm now back from a 2-week-vacation to the southeast. I've clinched the Austrian motorway system (auta = 1080mi) and the Slovenian expressway system (svnh = 47mi). I only miss 0.3mi (0.11%) of the Austrian expressway system (auts = 302mi) and 5mi (1.61%) of the Slovenian motorway system (svna = 333mi).

I also gathered first mileage in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovakia, and I've been to the Republic of San Marino (not covered by TM). :)


In total, I have clinched nine systems (nlda, auta, bela, irlm, luxa, nirm, svnh, luxb, niram) and have more than 98% (missing less than 7mi) of another three systems (deua, auts, svna).
In addition, I've passed some stats milestones: More than 1,000 "active" and more than 1,500 a+p routes clinched. More than 2,000 "active" and more than 3,500 a+p routes traveled (according to how we count routes) and more than 100 systems traveled.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #221 on: September 22, 2018, 06:22:03 am »
This isn't "new" travels, but this is a link to the highways I have traveled on, whether driving or just riding:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Morriswa/Clinched_highways
Completely clinched:  I-24, I-35W (MN), I-97, I-124, I-126, I-155 (MO-TN), I-190 (SD), I-195 (MD), I-240 (NC), I-295 (FL), I-375 (MI), I-516, I-520, I-526, I-564, I-585, I-640, I-675 (GA), I-895A, US 178, US 276

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #222 on: September 22, 2018, 08:14:18 am »
Quote from: yakra
There are at least two of these, one in (appropriately) China and another in/near, IIRC, Lovell.

It's at the 5/35 junction south of Bethel (technically South Oxford?).

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #223 on: September 22, 2018, 11:47:21 pm »
Albany Township. Part of "South Oxford", yes, but we don't have much use for such designations (is that a creation of the Census Bureau?) here.
...Had a feeling I wasn't quite exact on that. Had the route 5 corridor right, at least. I'll let that count as "near Lovell", a short hop over two town lines.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #224 on: October 07, 2018, 11:49:53 pm »
Clinched Michigan on weekend trip to/from Chicago. Not sure what state should be next.
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