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Offline dave1693

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #285 on: June 10, 2019, 05:40:37 pm »
Memorial Day weekend we went to a friends' wedding celebration. (The actual wedding had been done privately several months before, long story.) The party took place at Knoebels, which is between Elysburg and Catawissa PA and is one of the last free-admission pay-per-ride amusement parks. The following weekend I went to Hagerstown MD to see a bunch of old friends, and this past weekend I had a meeting and a high school graduation party down in the DC FedroSplat. I didn't drive any new routes in MD or VA, but got some new mileage on PA state routes.

Newly clinched routes: PA183 (finally).

New segments: PA54, PA74, PA125, PA233, PA443, PA533, PA696, PA944, PA997.

I've got a couple more high school graduations between now and the 4th of July, so my next update will probably be some time around then.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #286 on: June 11, 2019, 08:02:29 pm »
I recently had the opportunity to work for a week in Cincinnati, about 2 hours away from home. So I headed down on a Saturday morning, leaving at 1 am and arriving a little before 9 pm. On the way, I clinched Louisville (all highways inside the Gene Snyder Freeway), and it appears I'm the first to do that. The fried-chicken-on-a-doughnut at Hi-Five Doughnuts was a decent breakfast but not ideal for eating while driving. The job and after-work activities left little time for exploring during the week (if the travelling No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man comes to your town, see it) but I managed to get away for two short 3-4 hour evening drives to clinch a few more usaky routes along I-71. Work wrapped up late on Saturday, so I couldn't leave for home until 5 am Sunday, but that allowed me a chance to sample some more conventional donuts in Maysville and miss out on a locally-famous drive-in in Lexington that feels the need to close on the Lord's Day. Got home around 7:30 pm.

Overall I added almost 700 new miles of usaky, lengthened my .list by 76 lines, and clinched 89 routes, most of which were about 2 miles long, or looked like this.
Clinched:

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #287 on: June 13, 2019, 10:30:16 pm »
Took my first trip to Washington state this past weekend to (among other things) run the marathon in Seattle on Sunday. Picked up a modest 60 miles of mappable travels there, mostly by car, but some on foot during the race:

I-5 (165 to 169 on foot, 169 to 186 by car)
I-90 (between I-5 and I-405, all by car)
I-405 (north of I-90, all by car)
WA 99 (Green Lake to Harrison Street on foot, south from there to the West Seattle Bridge by car)
WA 525 (I-5 to a bit north of WA 99, all by car)
West Seattle Bridge (west of WA 99, all by car)

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #288 on: June 19, 2019, 09:47:40 am »
I'm in Colorado for a few days, mostly soaking at a favorite hot springs resort. On my way out here from Virginia, I almost clinched US 14, except for two widely-separated bridge closure gaps in Minnesota and Wisconsin, which I'll have to fill on later trips after the bridges reopen. I also clinched US 138, which had its own construction closure gap left over from a previous trip, but that segment's now back open for traffic. Also, US 14 Alt in Wyoming (but not the separate US 14 Alt in South Dakota).

The return trip next week will be on a southern route, with more US route clinching planned.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #289 on: June 20, 2019, 02:24:50 pm »
Just back from western Montana. Logged just shy of 2400 miles on my rental car, about 1850 of which were new routes for me. Prior to this trip, my MT mileage was basically confined to I-90 and I-94, both of which I had clinched in the state. Still about 100 short of clinching I-15 in the state, but the rest of the Interstates are now done.

Completed all of the I-15BLs as well as half the I-90BLs. Also clinched MT1, MT28, MT48, MT66, MT67, MT84, MT85, MT135, and MT287. All new. Even added a few clinches of the Montana secondary routes; SR209, SR221, SR223, SR235, SR291, SR386, SR387, and SR412.

Picked up a few miles in ID and WA as well. The new stuff was mostly along US2 which I've now completed in WA and ID. Overall it was a good 4-day trip.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #290 on: June 20, 2019, 06:19:41 pm »
Just returned from a business trip to Minneapolis.  Went out via Indianapolis and Dubuque and returned via UP Michigan.  98% of route from Indianapolis back around to Toledo OH was new mileage for me.

On this trip I got to Michigan for the first time and I have now been to all 48 contiguous states.  Also picked up 40 new counties.

New clinches----
Ohio: I-280, I-480, I-670, I-680, US 223
Indiana: US 52
Illinois: would've gotten all of US 52 but there is a detour using I-39 and US 34 (bridge out)
Iowa: US 18 Bus McGregor; all of US 52's future routing via US 20 and IA 136 except the southwest arterial bypass of Dubuque is not open
Minnesota: I-35E, I-35W, I-394, I-494, I-694, US 8, US 52, MN 41, MN 51, MN 244, MN 280, MN 282 (tiny sliver east of CR 17 closed to MN 13 (though)
Wisconsin:  Lo and behold the US 8 bridge into Michigan is closed, so I got all but a tiny bit of US 8
Michigan: US 223;  also picked up appreciable mileage of US 2, I-75 and US 127
Pennsylvania: re-clinched US 219 on its new freeway south of Somerset
Clinched:
I: 4 8 12 16 17 20 26 27 30 40 59 64 66 68 72 73 ew74 77 78 79 82 83 ew84 85 ew86 e88 97 99
US: 4 6N 9W 11E 11W 13 15 19W 21 44 46 48 58 72 92 113 117 123 130 158 163 176 178 192 206 209 211 219 220 221 222 223 258 264 276 290 311 319 322 340 360 378 401 ew422 501 521 522 601 701
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #291 on: June 21, 2019, 09:24:39 pm »
Today was Day 1 of a 3-day New England trip for me.  The primary purposes are to attend a graduation party and drop some things off with my in-laws, but I'm taking the opportunity to continue chipping away at Southern New England routes.  Today I filled some gaps around Springfield, MA, in the Connecticut valley north of Hartford, and east of Providence.  I completed clinches of three Massachusetts routes (32, 114A, 220), six Connecticut routes (15, 94, 140, 194, 207, 220), and seven Rhode Island routes (US 1, RI 3, 15, 114, 114A, 128, 152).

Tomorrow brings the grad party, but before that I'm going to chip away at some of the mass of Mass routes south(east) of Boston and between MA 24 and MA 3.  I'll probably chip away more at this area on my way home Sunday.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #292 on: June 23, 2019, 02:25:29 pm »
Jim, what's a3.list?

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #293 on: June 23, 2019, 03:27:23 pm »
Jim, what's a3.list?

Roads traveled in the car I got last October (2015 Audi A3).

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #294 on: June 23, 2019, 04:14:00 pm »
Aa, sou. I've also got a vehice-specific one, harvey.list, for trips my parents have taken in "Harvey the RV". It still only includes the first trip of very many.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #295 on: Today at 01:05:34 pm »
As part of the completion of my travels this past weekend, I managed to complete three long (by MA standards) and rather annoying MA routes:  16, 18, and 38.

Driving in Massachusetts is annoying in general...and it doesn't matter what type of road you're on either...

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latest clinches, 05/09-06/04/2019
may
08 trip began after two restarts and five-day delay, 2230.
08-9 south on us-65 into mo.
09 stopped to put flowers on my parents’ grave near tindall. later, us-65br at carrollton and marshall, mo; later, us-50 from sedalia to mo-7, and mo-150 from mo-7 to ks.
09-10 two segments of us-56 in ks, one from baldwin city to i-335 and the other from great bend(?) to ks-14 in lyons
11 us-54 from dalhart, tx to vaughn, nm, then a tiny segment of us-60 to hook up with where 54 goes sw, back to us-285 and that into roswall
11-12 us-285 to us-82 to maljamar (gaining eddy co)
12 south on small highway to nm-529 and that to us-62/180 to us-83/277 (picking up gaines, dawson, borden, and scurry counties, going into abilene where i got br-83 before heading west on i-20)
13 i-20 to tx-137 (including all bls from abilene thereto) south to fm-307 but turning east onto cr-490 and back into stanton on cr-495 and returning to the interstate (adding nolan, mitchell, howard, martin, midland, and glasscock counties and more bls)
13-14 i-20 to us-385 and north on that (ector co)
14 us-385 to tx-176 to fm-1788 and back to i-20 to us-285 to tx-302 (getting andrews, crane, ward, reeves, and loving counties)
14-15 tx-302 to tx-115 and back to i-20 (winkler co)
15 i-20 to i-10 to exit 13 (and all bls in that stretch (sunland park dr) in el paso to nm-498 to nm-273 to nm-28 to i-10 to i-25 to nm-1 (putting jeff davis, culberson, hudspeth, and el paso counties in the completed category)
16 i-25bl socorro, back on i-25 to us-380 to us-54 and that south to its end in el paso (completing that road and otero co plus i-110 to as close to the mexican border as it let me, back out on us-62 and that to i-10 to i-25 (completing i-10 in nm)
17 us-60 to (az) us-191 (gaining catron co, the last one i needed in nm) to i-40 to us-93 to az-68 to az-95.
17-18 az-95 sb.
18 to us-95 to i-40 to ca-58 to i-5, at which point i realized i was out of time to get to san fran so reversed course and got on ca-178.
18-19 to ridgecrest.
19 got us-395br there, attended church, then had my hat blow off into a fenced area around the aircraft museum so spent the night in the town.
20 retrieved the hat when the museum opened and headed out on ca-178 to trona rd to ca-190 to badwater rd (stopping at badwater basin to visit the lowest place in n. america and stunning many onlookers as i calmly walked out on the salt flats wearing only shorts and cap) to the other ca-178 to nv-372.
20-21 nv-372 to nv-160.
21 nv-160 to its end in lv, back north on lv blvd to cr-215 to summerlin pkwy to its east end, back to cr-215 after some meandering on city streets, to us-95 and that back to ca line (completing 95 in nv).
21-22 more of us-95
22 us-95 to where it co-brands with i-10 into az, then sb on 95 to as close to the mexican border as i could get (completing 95 in az, ca, and overall), back to i-8 on az-195 into ca (and the bls), adding riverside, la paz, yuma, imperial, and san diego counties.
23 i-8 to end in san diego.
23-24 biked to black’s beach and back into la jolla.
24 a piece of i-5, 805, and future i-905 (currently ca-905), plus the rest of i-5, 15, and 805 around there. missed small piece of 15.
25 i-5 to l. a. area. completed orange co and entered los angeles co.
26 finished l. a. co which was the last one i needed in ca.
26-30 completed all 3dis plus i-5 and 10 in ca, missed one small piece of i-15, am unsure of the order of the three-digit ones. returned to i-40 to head home.
30-31 got all the tiny nm highways at gallup.
31 crossed part of nm, no new roads.
june
01 a piece of nm-45 in abq, then to i-25 nb, going into co.
02 us-85 around co spgs plus i-225.
03 i-270 and us-138 from julesburg to i-80 in ne, finishing 138.
04 a piece of ne-133 after getting lost in flooded area w/o marked detour. arrived home 2213. trip went 9900.1 miles/just under 16000km. i was exhausted!
drive barefoot—it’s safer and more comfortable!
(i am always barefoot.)
whenever possible also, find a new highway to clinch!