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Offline Jim

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #255 on: February 27, 2019, 10:18:30 pm »
I have to be in Burlington for a meeting tomorrow, and it's break week, so I was able to take most of today to have an interesting ride.

I added about 190 new miles.

In NY, I just filled in one of my small gaps on NY 22.

In the Vermont State Routes I added 118 miles.  I went from 0 to clinched on VT 129, VT 153, VT 146, and VT 314, I got my first mileage on VT 36 and VT 78, and added mileage to VT 30, VT 73, VT 116, and VT 125.  VT 116 is a little annoying since I didn't notice the little piece between VT 125 and US 7.  It's complete otherwise.

For US highways, I added 63 miles.  I finished up all of US 2 and US 7 north and west of Burlington, and in the process clinched all of US 7 north of I-84.

I also recorded my first (known) segment of the Alt/Business US 7 in Burlington.

Tomorrow, I'll pick up only a couple small segments near Burlington.  I'll ski on the way home Friday but I'm sure I'll grab a few new segments between Burlington and Mad River Glen, and then from the mountain back home.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #256 on: March 01, 2019, 11:35:51 pm »
I picked up a bit more on my day in Burlington yesterday and on today's ride home.  I went from 0 to clinched on VT 289 (odd road, that is), VT 100B, VT 144.  Picked up new mileage on VT 15, VT 2A, VT 117, VT 116 (grabbed that tiny piece I missed on Wednesday), VT 73, and US 2.

The whole trip got me about 225 new miles, mostly in Vermont, and about 150 of that in usavt.  usavt traveled count up from 45 to 55, and clinched count up from 16 to 24.

And a great day of skiing today at Mad River Glen!

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #257 on: March 03, 2019, 01:41:51 am »
Last night, I decided to get some dinner and drive around my area.  I'm close to clinching all of the numbered highways in this area.  I live in Grovetown, Georgia, a suburb of Augusta (about 15 miles west of downtown Augusta).  I took GA 104 from Evans to Pollards Corner, GA 150 in Pollards Corner, GA 47 from Pollards Corner to Lincolnton, and US 378/GA 43 from Lincolnton to northeast of Lincolnton (none was new mileage).  I drove on the entire length of GA 220 (never been on it before), which is a southern bypass of Lincolnton (DON'T drive on it at night if you have night blindness or problems with fog and bright headlights!  I learned the hard way.).  I then took US 378/GA 47 from south-southwest of Lincolnton to Lincolnton (no new mileage).  Then, I drove on GA 47 and then GA 43 from Lincolnton to north of Thomson (entire length of this portion of GA 43 is new mileage for me).  Then, I took US 78/GA 10/GA 17 north of Thomson, US 78/GA 10/GA 17 Byp. from north of Thomson to east of Thomson, and GA 223 from east of Thomson to Grovetown (none was new mileage).
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 #258 on: March 04, 2019, 09:14:28 pm »
A couple of trips in the past month and a half have yielded new mileage in NY, PA, DE, and MD.

New clinches:
NY695, US6Bus near Carbondale PA, PA314, PA252, PA491, US301 in DE (re-clinched), DE3, DE37, DE92.

New segments:
I-690 in NY, US11 in NY, US20 in NY, NY5, NY7, NY173, NY175, NY290, NY363, NY635, US11 in PA, US30 in PA, PA29, PA115, PA307, PA423, PA492, PA507, PA611, PA641, PA715, PA724, PA940, PA946, US13Bus near Wilmington DE, DE7, DE15, MD450.

In addition, with GA state highways moving into preview, I revisited old trips from the 80s and 90s, and added some mileage in and around Atlanta.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #259 on: March 09, 2019, 04:20:19 pm »
I'm out in Minnesota, waiting out a snowstorm. At least it held off until my uncle's memorial service was over.

On my four-day drive out here, I finished off US 8 and US 10 in Wisconsin and overall, reclinched US 53 (for a recent reroute east of Virginia MN, which is in the HB), clinched MN 210 (east end had a frustratingly long closure due to flood damage), and clinched US 23 in Ohio.

As a result of the US 8 and US 10 clinches, I've clinched all the US routes from 1 to 13 (including both halves of US 2, US 6N, US 9W, and both the west and east branches of US 11). My coverage of all mainline US routes (not including business and other bannered US routes) is now over 75.5%.

While I'm stuck here (at least until tomorrow morning), I'll work out the trip back home, starting with heading south to someplace less cold.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #260 on: March 16, 2019, 11:10:50 pm »
I just got back home from Minnesota. The snowstorm that hit just after my uncle's memorial service wasn't too awful, but I was nervous about road conditions south of the Twin Cities, so I hung out there for an extra day.

I could deal with cold and sometimes sub-zero weather on my way to the Twin Cities. But on my way back, I made a beeline south to warmer climes, where I could finally resume my usual road trip attire of T-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops. That took me down to Nashville, then over to Knoxville and north to Lexington, then east to complete the trip home.

Along the way, I clinched US 70N and US 70S, and came close to also clinching US 218 (foiled by about three miles west of Cedar Rapids IA, closed for reconstruction).

I also re-clinched US 60, in Kentucky and overall, for a short segment in downtown Lexington relocated last year. The new alignment is well-signed, but there was enough remnant signage on the old alignment (still shown in OSM and other online mapping) to throw me off briefly. The old alignment went between Rupp Arena (home of University of Kentucky basketball) and some of its parking lots, which made the US 60 relocation north of the arena look like a good idea. And I re-clinched US 19 in West Virginia, but I'm still missing much of that route (including its 19W and 19E branches) in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #261 on: April 02, 2019, 04:59:37 pm »
Took 2 trips over spring break last week.

1st was to Asheville, NC from Birmingham, AL via I-59, I-24, I-75 and I-40. Clinched I-240 and pieces of US25, US64 and US276 in the area. Made my way home via US74 and did 2 quick out and backs to get all the counties in the western panhandle of NC west of I-26 and south of I-40.

2nd trip was to Cincinnati from Birmingham. Got some US60 mileage in Louisville and the future section of I-265 between I-65 and I-71. Also got a full clinch of I-71 in KY. Drove all the interstates inside and including I-275 in Cincy and added the short section of I-74 outside I-275 to the first IN exit.

20 new counties and 350-400 new Interstate and US Hwy miles is definitely better than my average week.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #262 on: April 04, 2019, 03:20:49 pm »
I had a couple hours I decided I could spare in the Boston area, so I took a ride up to Gloucester and back.  MA 107 up through Revere and Lynn to Salem was painful.  I think I'd previously been on MA 128 north of I-95, but wasn't sure, so I (thought I) drove all of that.  Now that I put it in, it looks like MA 128 extends past MA 127 to MA 127A, despite no signage directing MA 128 traffic to continue straight.  It's annoying that I'll be missing that little piece for a long time I'm sure.  That's what I get for not looking at the TM trace ahead of time.  I took MA 28 from I-93 back into Boston, all new mileage as far as I know.  That was a decent ride.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #263 on: April 09, 2019, 08:18:51 am »
Just back from a weekend in Seattle and beyond. Filled in some gaps in routes as well as clinching some new ones. Drove the new WA99 tunnel to reclinch that route. Figured it made sense to drive it before the electronic tolling starts later this year.

Completed clinches: WA3, WA99, WA166, WA509
New routes clinched: I-5BLCas, WA19, WA20Por, WA116, WA117, WA121, WA160, WA302, WA302SprPur, WA401, WA409, WA411
Additional mileage on: US101, WA4, WA432

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #264 on: April 09, 2019, 02:39:24 pm »
I regret not going that tiny bit out of my way to clinch WA518 when I was there in 2013...

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #265 on: April 09, 2019, 02:48:39 pm »
I regret not going that tiny bit out of my way to clinch WA518 when I was there in 2013...

I have similar regrets on most of my trips. With limited time and conflicting goals (visiting county seats versus clinching routes) it's impossible to cover everything. I try to clinch as many routes as possible without going tooooo far out of my way. There always seem to be a few more routes I want to do, but just don't have quite enough time.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #266 on: April 10, 2019, 08:29:13 am »
^ Given your stated mileage, looks like you have far more time than most of the rest of us...😌

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #267 on: April 10, 2019, 09:19:08 pm »
My mileage goes back to 1977.

I'm glad I kept my old Rand McNally road atlases in which I marked which routes I drove. It would have been impossible to do from memory. There are some routes I've been on prior to 1977, but I don't know for sure all of them, so I they are not part of my totals. I remember going on a family trip between SF and LA in the early 70s. I know we visited San Luis Obispo and Hearst Castle, but beyond that I don't have enough details to be sure of which routes we traveled. Obviously CA1, but from which waypoints I'm not certain.

I'm glad this site exists because it's a lot easier to track things than with pen and ink in road atlases. Every few years, I needed to buy a new one and copy all my traveled routes into the new book. I still keep the most current version update (I think the one I have is from 2015 so it might be time to get a a new one ;D). When mapcat and I met for lunch a couple months back, I brought it along as I thought he might find it interesting.

I will admit to having a fair bit of time to add new travels. Not as much as I'd like, but certainly quite a lot more than many.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #268 on: April 14, 2019, 10:37:50 am »
On my trip to New Haven and back to attend a conference (where I presented work on the METAL project) and a couple round trips between there and my hotel in Southington, I was able to take some creative routes and picked up a variety of mileage.  I avoided the Mass Pike across the Berkshires, allowing me to fill in my last missing segments of MA 23 and MA 57.  I took MA 168 and CT 168 for the first time, picked up a new chunk of CT 75 then a new chunk of CT 9, and finally some new mileage on CT 322.  In the New Haven area, I finished off CT 122 and got a few new miles on US 1.  I picked up my first miles on CT 114 and CT 313.  Yesterday, I was able to add a little to CT 15, a tiny piece of US 1, a small missing piece of the Milford Connector, some CT 121, some CT 33, a chunk of US 7 to get myself to I-84.  Into New York, I added my first miles on NY 313, filled in a gap in NY 55, finished off NY 9G, and made what was apparently my first trip across the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge to pick up a segment of NY 199.  So several new routes, a few new clinches, and probably 100+ new miles.  Not bad for staying relatively close to home and really not adding all that much to my travel times.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #269 on: April 14, 2019, 12:48:35 pm »
On my trip to New Haven and back to attend a conference (where I presented work on the METAL project) and a couple round trips between there and my hotel in Southington, I was able to take some creative routes and picked up a variety of mileage.  I avoided the Mass Pike across the Berkshires, allowing me to fill in my last missing segments of MA 23 and MA 57.  I took MA 168 and CT 168 for the first time, picked up a new chunk of CT 75 then a new chunk of CT 9, and finally some new mileage on CT 322.  In the New Haven area, I finished off CT 122 and got a few new miles on US 1.  I picked up my first miles on CT 114 and CT 313.  Yesterday, I was able to add a little to CT 15, a tiny piece of US 1, a small missing piece of the Milford Connector, some CT 121, some CT 33, a chunk of US 7 to get myself to I-84.  Into New York, I added my first miles on NY 313, filled in a gap in NY 55, finished off NY 9G, and made what was apparently my first trip across the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge to pick up a segment of NY 199.  So several new routes, a few new clinches, and probably 100+ new miles.  Not bad for staying relatively close to home and really not adding all that much to my travel times.

I never thought I would have clinched NY 9G before you (about two weeks ago heading up to Schroon Lake for a retreat at Word of Life), but that was just how it happened.