Author Topic: New Travels and Stats Discussion  (Read 40971 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline froggie

  • TM Collaborator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 458
  • Last Login:Today at 09:40:17 am
Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #300 on: July 01, 2019, 07:38:14 pm »
Spent the bulk of today in the Montreal area....primarily to check out the new Champlain Bridge (which as of late morning is open in both directions), but I also took the opportunity to clear out some of the regions Autoroutes.  Managed to clinch A-13, 440, 640, and 720 today as well as add mileage on A-15, 20, 25, and 30.

Added some QC mileage as well both on the way there and on the way back, but got stymied and detoured off of QC 202 between Venise-en-Qu├ębec and Pike River due to a crash that shut down the road.

I'm also down to two border crossings remaining before I have all of Vermont clinched.

(EDIT):  After reviewing my travels, looks like I also clinched QC 104 (1st to do so), QC 134, and QC 217 (only one to travel on it), and am apparently the first to have traveled on QC 227.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2019, 07:57:20 pm by froggie »

Offline Bickendan

  • TM Collaborator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 275
  • Last Login:Today at 01:41:40 pm
Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #301 on: July 06, 2019, 06:39:49 pm »
Pulled a doozy of a 20 hour in-state trip yesterday/this morning clinching and field checking the rest of western Oregon's routes, with the exception of OR 227 and 230, and added some mileage on OR 138 and 66.
Snagged the Oakland-Winston section of OR 99, then the eastern most fringe of OR 42. Headed west to 542, down to Powers and back, then up to Coos Bay and grabbed 241. Grabbed gas and dropped in at the most unique Fred Meyer I've seen, then back down 42 and clinched 42S. Jaunted over to Cape Blanco on 250, the westernmost fringe on the Lower 48, then the length of 255 into Brookings.
Got lit up by the CHP heading toward Crecsent City despite carefully watching my speed, got off without ticket because of it, reclinched CA 197.
Followed 260 into downtown Grants Pass, then picked up more mileage on 99 along the Rogue River into Gold Hill, and 234 out toward Eagle Point.
140's western extension to I-5 is signed, so I took it, then up the newly opened OR 62 expressway and back into Medford along the old route and through downtown on 99.
Took I-5 down to 66, added some mileage to 273, and 273 down (up) into California, turned around, and came down I-5 and 99 into Ashland, followed 99 into Medford, I-5 to Gold Hill to pick up the 99 into Gold Hill and the 234's westernmost segment back to I-55, and followed 99 through Canyonville, Tri City, and Myrtle Creek, finally clinching 99. Maybe.

Offline yakra

  • TM Collaborator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2055
  • Last Login:Today at 12:35:30 pm
Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #302 on: July 07, 2019, 12:22:14 am »
ME226: 0% -> 100%

Offline clong

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Last Login:July 17, 2019, 01:57:57 pm
Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #303 on: July 08, 2019, 02:49:41 pm »
Trip to Kansas City from Birmingham around the July 4th holiday:
I-22 (previously clinched) to I-269 (new mileage) to I-55/69 (pc) to I-40 (pc) to I-55 (pc) to I-555/US63 (nm) to US60 (nm) to US65 (nm) to I-44 (nm) to MO13 (nm) to MO7 (nm) to I-49 (pc)

While in KC, clinched some missing chunks of US 40, 69 and 71. Also added onto I-70, I-335 and I-470 to Topeka and K10 and US59 in Lawrence.

Return trip included I-49 to I-44 (nm) and I-44 back to US65 (nm). Added a small section of US65B in Springfield, MO and more of I-269 in Memphis.

22 new counties on the trip as well.

Offline yakra

  • TM Collaborator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2055
  • Last Login:Today at 12:35:30 pm
Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #304 on: July 09, 2019, 02:42:00 pm »
When I finished off York County back in September, I neglected to continue on north and finish off ME160 south of ME113. Remedied that yesterday. Closing the door on easy new mileage I can do in a spontaneous round trip from home in 2 hrs, this puts me in the lead, mileage-wise, in my home state by a modest 1.53 mi.
If I want to take the lead in the usame system though, i still have 154.27 mi to catch up to deathtopumpkins.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2019, 02:44:43 pm by yakra »

Offline si404

  • TM Collaborator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 921
  • Last Login:Yesterday at 07:51:32 pm
Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #305 on: July 09, 2019, 06:39:18 pm »
After several trips to Milton Keynes to help my parents move a friend of theirs (that they know through me as I went to primary school with their kid) canal boat and racking up tiny little increases around the 'New City' I then scored the best since the first trip on an errand run to the town that got couple with a shopping trip to make it worth it. Nothing is quite as irritating as spending 6 hours travelling to somewhere you haven't been before, and getting maybe a mile in TM a couple of times a week, and then having just tiny gaps in your travelled map that you know you won't get...

Bad traffic on the M25 meant I was able to persuade with little effort a trip via a more direct, but supposedly slower route via couple of B roads I'd apparently not been on, clinching one fully. Said route was declared by my parents (who have a low tolerance to me trying to take routes that don't seem as fast in their eyes when in the car - damn sat nav makes it very hard to do the route I want to take) to be probably faster anyway - giving potential for not doing the same familiar roads again and again.


PS - canals as a future project? What can be more annoying to clinchers than routes that you have to do really slowly! I now have about 20 miles (mostly covered twice: on foot and on boat - and the boat is barely faster) from last month, plus a few miles walking alongside in London, plus a good bit from a holiday that dates to before I could lift myself up and be in danger of falling overboard. :P

Offline ntallyn

  • TM Collaborator
  • Jr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 82
  • Last Login:July 14, 2019, 03:23:18 pm
Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #306 on: July 10, 2019, 09:15:59 pm »
Picked up a surprising number of new miles of routes around Chicago over the holiday weekend (~50). Surprising, as I grew up in the Chicago suburbs.

Added pieces of I-55 (including that annoying piece between the Dan Ryan and Chinatown exits, I-88, I-290 (which I think I already had, but never marked), I-355, US 6, US 12/20/45, US 34, IL 53, IL 56, IL 83, and IL 171.

Included on the trip was a first-ever visit to the Morton Arboretum, as well as return visits to the Field Museum and Brookfield Zoo (for the first time in ~25 years on both). My grandson really enjoyed all of those. :)

Offline dave1693

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 83
  • Last Login:July 11, 2019, 04:39:29 pm
Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #307 on: July 11, 2019, 04:37:39 pm »
Since my last update I've made multiple trips from eastern PA down to the DC FedroSplat, including one that extended to the Northern Neck... but no new mileage in MD or VA resulting. Plenty of new mileage in PA though. Also, two weekends ago I went to a HS graduation (with parties following) near Syracuse NY, and followed on with a pilgrimage to Thousand Island Park since it had been more than a decade since my last visit... and in the meantime the Town Building had burned down and been replaced with a smaller edifice, which of course required a visit.

New clinches: I-781 in NY, NY 342, PA 106, PA 234, PA 443, PA 895, PA 902, Central Scranton Expressway in PA.

Non-clinch new mileage: US 6 in PA, US 11 in PA and NY, US 30 in PA, a lot of US 209 in PA, NY 3, NY 31, NY 37, NY 80, NY 173, NY 281, NY 481, PA 25, PA 115, PA 125, PA 374.

Almost 200 new miles all told. Next major trip will be the annual camping trip in western PA starting two weeks from today. (PACKING PANIC TIME!!!!)

Offline si404

  • TM Collaborator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 921
  • Last Login:Yesterday at 07:51:32 pm
Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #308 on: July 12, 2019, 05:24:38 am »
Panic at two weeks out? Two days maybe!

Offline oscar

  • TM Collaborator
  • TM Collaborator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 751
  • Last Login:Today at 10:52:17 am
    • Hot Springs and Highways pages
Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #309 on: July 16, 2019, 11:39:28 pm »
Two trips since my last post here.

First was a two-day trip to southern Virginia, with a focus on snagging short 3xx and 4xx state routes (mainly access routes to state parks, colleges/universities, and prisons), and also clinching my last usanp route in Virginia (Siege Rd. in the Petersburg Nat'l Battlefield). The most interesting one was VA 361 in southwest Virginia, a scenic route to the remote Red Onion prison. It's a supermax prison full of inmates sentenced to life terms, so odds are their view of the scenery was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The other was a four-day trip to Montreal. I got to see the new Champlain bridge carrying A-10. A-15, and A-20 across the St. Lawrence River, which recently opened to traffic but still is being worked on (lots of roadwork in Montreal, making traffic that weekend a real mess). I also snagged the west ends of QC 132 and QC 138 at the U.S. border. I had previously covered the east ends of both routes, but they are very long routes with lots of uncovered km-age in the middle (plus much of QC 138 in eastern Quebec is unbuilt, and probably won't be finished in my lifetime). On the way to and from Canada, I clinched PA 309 and PA 309 Business in Pennsylvania, and in New York NY 11B, NY 122, and NY 374.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2019, 09:08:20 pm by oscar »