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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #705 on: April 01, 2022, 04:44:13 pm »
Ha, I walked across that same bridge at the south end of US 57 back in 2017 and... yeah, I had zero hassle entering Mexico and little hassle returning. What almost got me in trouble was not realizing before I went that I would need to pay a toll as a pedestrian in exact change in both directions. Fortunately I happened to have enough coins in my pocket to cover that.


Just got back from a trip out west. Big ticket items are I now have full clinches of I-80 and US 50, as well as all I- mileage in NV and AZ.

Other routes now clinched in entirety in the course of said trip:
I-8, I-11, I-17, I-580 (NV)
I-40BL (Ash Fork, AZ), I-40BL (Williams, AZ), I-80BL (Carlin, NV), I-80BL (Elko, NV), I-80BL (Wells, NV)
AZ 51, AZ 66, AZ 101, AZ 303
CA 7, CA 18, CA 37, CA 53, CA 74, CA 186, CA 233, CA 267
NV 168, NV 172, NV 221, NV 230, NV 233, NV 289, NV 294, NV 375, NV 379, NV 431, NV 488, NV 535, NV 612, NV 766, NV 787, NV 789, NV 795
UT 42, UT 83, UT 159, UT 264

I ended up with a Mustang as my rental for this trip and while needing to buy premium fuel especially at California prices ate some coin, I certainly had plenty of opportunity to have fun with that car. I will decline to publicly state how fast I was going on some of those roads...
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #706 on: April 01, 2022, 07:02:43 pm »
I will decline to publicly state how fast I was going on some of those roads...

So, in other words, you were doing 135mph 95% of the time, eh?  :P

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #707 on: April 03, 2022, 04:55:45 pm »
By making small diversions from the fastest way on my trip down to and a more substantial diversion on my trip home from a conference in Pleasantville, New York, I picked up some mileage in usany, usaus, usanyp, and usaif.  The fastest route is I-90 -> Taconic, and on the way down, I did that for the first half.  I needed some dinner, so I picked up some new miles with US 44 and New York 82 (first ever miles) before getting back (briefly) onto the Taconic.  My meal at the 82 BBQ was good.  I-84 and the northern part of I-684 were not new, but it had been a while, then the Saw Mill down to my hotel in Hawthorne completed that route for me.  While in the area, I closed a gap in New York 9A and added a little New York 117.  On the way home, I was hesitant to go too far out of my way but ended up deciding I could add a couple of hours to the trip.  I started by adding a short segment of US 9 through Tarrytown down to the Thruway, then some very familiar miles up to Woodbury, where I got on New York 17/Future I-86 and headed west.  I had never done any of that stretch, and stuck with it to East Branch.  This also gave me a small stretch of new travels on US 6, and my first tiny bit of New York 17M.  I'm now only missing the segment from there to Hancock on New York 17.  If it was a little earlier, I would have closed that gap and doubled back but I wanted to make sure I had daylight for the southern reaches of New York 30.  New miles from East Branch to Margaretville, finally clinching that route for me, making it the longest usany route I've clinched by a lot.  New York 29 is now in second, at about 1/3 the length.  I also picked up my first mileage of New York 206 both on a quick stop in Roscoe and by its concurrency with 30.  New York 17's length will blow that away if I can close the remaining gap before any official shortening of the route might happen.  It also means I've clinched 3 (5S, 30, and 67) of the 4 state routes that pass through my hometown of Amsterdam.  I'm missing only about 40 miles of New York 5 but those will be tough, coming in 3 chunks all in the western parts of the state.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #708 on: April 05, 2022, 02:19:19 am »
I'm mostly finished with my trip to the Natchez MS road meet last month, which as noted above turned into mainly a Texas trip. Some more notes since my earlier report:

-- Traveled the weird and obscure disconnected US 67 mainline fragment in Brashear TX. I am the only TM user to have traveled that route, which starts and ends at the southern frontage road for the I-30/US 67 freeway NE of Dallas, but is barely visible (and not signed) from the eastbound freeway.

-- Also re-clinched US 412, by driving the new Light AR bypass.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #709 on: April 05, 2022, 10:37:54 am »
Other routes now clinched in entirety in the course of said trip:

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CA 7, CA 18, CA 37, CA 53, CA 74, CA 186, CA 233, CA 267

Did you walk across the border to complete your CA 186 clinch, like you did with US 57?

I thought it interesting, when I crossed the border there (by car) in 2017, that there was an End CA 186 sign assembly immediately before the Mexican border station, south of the last U-turn before the border.

Los Algodones, right at the border, seems to be a magnet for Yuma residents seeking low-cost medical and dental care.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #710 on: April 05, 2022, 04:24:13 pm »
I'm mostly finished with my trip to the Natchez MS road meet last month, which as noted above turned into mainly a Texas trip. Some more notes since my earlier report:

-- Traveled the weird and obscure disconnected US 67 mainline fragment in Brashear TX. I am the only TM user to have traveled that route, which starts and ends at the southern frontage road for the I-30/US 67 freeway NE of Dallas, but is barely visible (and not signed) from the eastbound freeway.

-- Also re-clinched US 412, by driving the new Light AR bypass.

Also worth mentioning, you surpassed 300,000 miles in the process. Congratulations!
Clinched:

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #711 on: April 11, 2022, 01:40:55 pm »

Missing numbers: 525 673 688 738 767 793 809 813 816 831 843 853 877 887 918 929 939 942 945 959 962 963 972


If you can scrounge up a 525 somewhere near you, you can jump into the game. and go straight to the top, overtaking me at 609. That will make Rothman (leader of the "get Oscar" brigade) very happy.

I still hang at 144 but there is one quite close to me, just a 2.5 hour drive to get there. The missing 300s and 400s are in a similar distance up to 3.5 hours from home. I can catch a lot of these missing numbers with a simple one-day trip.
575, 576 and 581 are more challenging but doable with two-day-trips. Once done, 625 will be the next missing route which will be a little bit easier to catch - just like the remaining 600s around Dortmund, DEU-NW, or Strasbourg, FRA-GES.

Sounds like a nice little goal for 2022 :)

I clinched D144 in Alsace last weekend and stick at 575 now - while @mapcat is still at 525 :)

799 will be more challenging down the road since there are only two routes in Europe: B799 near Glasgow, SCT (1,000mi from home) and DW799 near Warsaw, POL (700mi from home).

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #712 on: April 16, 2022, 12:02:06 pm »
So I have done a lot of driving the last few weeks, and I finally just got my list file fully updated last night (minus the piece of CT 17 that I forgot to put in).  These trips were to attend the Natchez, MS, Roadmeet on March 19th, the Meriden/Waterbury, CT, Roadmeet on April 2nd, and to see Mrs. MDRoads perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 9th.  I will divide the summaries as much as possible to keep your eyes from going crazy.

Natchez, MS, Trip

Day 1 (3/11/2022 (at 3 PM)-3/12/2022) (Harrisburg, PA, to Abingdon, VA)


After getting car maintenance done in the morning, it was clear that I needed to leave at 3 PM and drive overnight in order to minimize impacts from the upcoming winter storm.  After following US 22, US 322, I-99, and US 22 west to US 219 in Ebensburg, I basically followed the US 219 corridor south all the way to its southern end at US 460 in VA (minus diversions to clinch PA 381, MD 42, WV 32 (since I had already clinched the US 48/US 219 concurrency), and a huge loop to clinch WV 63 as the snow really started to come down in the Lewisburg, WV, area).
 
Once I entered Virginia, the winter storm issues quickly dissipated.  I took VA 61 in Narrows to drive the newer bridge crossing the New River and US 460, and then took VA 100 down to the southern segment of VA 42.  I took VA 42 west to I-77 down to Wytheville in order to work on my second assignment in this section of the trip (to finish clinching US 11 in VA).  Due to the winter weather dissipating to just flurries, I spent the rest of the day Saturday to drive around Bristol, VA/TN, before finishing the day mid-afternoon when I checked into my hotel in Abingdon, VA, after clinching the TN 44/VA 75 corridor.  I even got to see the outside of Bristol Motor Speedway for the first time (even though I focused more on US 11E on Day 2).

Highlights:
1.   Finished full clinch of US 219 in VA, WV, MD, and PA.
2.   Drove the “Race Track” section of US 33/WV 55 for the first time.
3.   Drove the solo section of WV 92 in Elkins.
4.   Clinched US 11 in VA (notably dealt with doglegs that reminded me of DE 15 between Marion and Abingdon)

Clinched: PA 601, PA 381, PA 523, MD 42, US 219 (WV/MD), WV 32, WV 63, US 219 TRUCK (Lewisburg, WV), US 11 (VA), VA 217, VA 107, VA 75, US 19 (TN), TN 394, TN 126 BUS (Blountville), TN 435, TN 44, TN 390, TN 358
New Mileage:  PA 985, PA 711, WV 26, PA 281, US 33 (WV), WV 55, US 250 (WV), WV 92, WV 39, US 60 (WV), WV 12, WV 3, VA 42 (South), US 21 (VA), VA 16, VA 91, US 58 (VA), US 58 ALT (Abingdon, VA), US 19 (VA), US 11W (TN), TN 126, US 421 (TN), US 11E (TN), US 19E (TN)

Day 2 (3/13/2022) (Abingdon, VA, to Chattanooga, TN)

Basically, I followed US 11E south to US 321 and then west to I-40 and south along I-75.  A big lowlight of the day was receiving my first speeding ticket ever in Greeneville, TN, which I am pretty sure is a speed trap town (and then missed the exit to follow US 321 so I stayed on US 11E to I-81 before backtracking via TN 70).  A second lowlight is that traffic in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN, area is bad even in mid-March.  Note that Chattanooga itself will be covered more in my Day 3 post.

Clinched: US 11E BUS (Greeneville, TN), US 321 BUS (Greeneville, TN), US 411 TRUCK (Maryville, TN), TN 335, TN 35, TN 334, TN 444, TN 324, TN 323, TN 309
New Mileage: TN 126, US 11E (TN), US 19W (TN), US 321 (TN), TN 70, TN 32, US 441 (TN), US 129 (TN), US 411 (TN), TN 33, TN 95, TN 72, US 11 (TN), I-75 (GA/TN), US 74 (TN), US 64 (TN), TN 317 

Days 3-4 (3/14/2022-3/15/2022) (Chattanooga, TN, to Birmingham, AL)

After driving around Chattanooga in the morning, I eventually traveled I-59 southwest to Birmingham (while getting I-759 along the way).  I drove around Birmingham that night a bit due to the rainy weather forecasted the next day, which I had otherwise already scheduled as a break day, so Day 4 was just a couple quick route clinches as I went to pick up dinner.  The lights on the bridges at the I-20/I-59 interchange at US 31/US 280 at night were my favorite part of driving around Birmingham.

Clinched: GA 146, TN 8 (Chattanooga), I-24 (GA), TN 27, TN 134, GA 299, TN 148, TN 318, I-124 (TN), TN 319, TN 153, I-59 (GA), I-759 (AL), AL 759, AL 291, AL 211, I-459 (AL), AL 151, AL 378, AL 149, AL 150, AL 261
New Mileage: US 41 (GA/TN), US 76 (GA/TN), GA 3, US 11 (AL, GA/TN), US 64 (TN), US 72 (TN), TN 17, US 27 (GA/TN), GA 1, I-24 (TN), US 127 (TN), TN 58 (Chattanooga), TN 156, GA 58, I-59 (AL), US 278 (AL), US 431 (AL), US 411 (AL), I-20 (AL), AL 75, AL 79, I-65 (AL), I-22 (AL), US 78 (AL), US 31 (AL), US 280 (AL), AL 5, AL 269

Day 5 (3/16/2022) (Birmingham, AL, to Vidalia, LA)

Today, I finished the full clinch of I-59 (sneaking in clinches of I-359, MS 184 (Laurel), and MS 198 (Hattiesburg)) along the way.  Then I basically clinched all of the interstate mileage around New Orleans (and circled around a few times as I needed to clinch I-310 headed northbound instead of southbound due to road work).  After completing the New Orleans area, I took I-10 west to Baton Rouge to I-110 north before getting a late dinner of chocolate chocolate chip pancakes at IHOP.  Afterwards, I took US 61 north to Natchez, MS, and then US 84/US 425 to my hotel in Vidalia, LA, for the rest of the week.

Highlights:
1.   Full clinch of I-59.
2.   Clinches of I-10 and its auxiliaries in the New Orleans, LA, area.
3.   Clinched US 90 from I-310/LA 3127 to Downman Rd east of Downtown New Orleans.

Clinched: I-59 (LA/MS/AL)-full clinch, I-359 (AL), MS 184 (Laurel), MS 198 (Hattiesburg), US 190 BUS (Slidell, LA), LA 1091, LA 1090, LA 3081, LA 3081 SPUR (Pearl River), LA 1253 (unsigned), LA 47, I-510 (LA), LA 3021, LA 3019, US 90 BUS (New Orleans, LA), I-910 (LA), LA 3139, LA 3046, LA 3152, LA 18 SPUR (Westwego), LA 633, LA 52, LA 3060, I-310 (LA), I-610 (LA), I-110 (LA), US 425 (MS)

New Mileage: AL 5, I-20 (MS/AL), US 11 (LA/MS, AL), US 82 (AL), AL 69, US 43 (AL), US 80 (MS), MS 19, US 84 (LA/MS), MS 15, MS 42, US 49 (MS), US 98 (MS), MS 43, I-10 (LA), US 190 (LA), LA 46, US 90 (LA), LA 611-1, LA 18, LA 541, LA 3127, LA 3154, LA 49, US 61 (LA/MS), LA 408, LA 67, LA 964, LA 10, LA 965

Days 6-8 (3/17/2022-3/19/2022) (Natchez, MS/Vidalia, LA, Area with a side trip to Vicksburg, MS)

On Day 6, I just walked along the Mississippi River in the morning and caught up in the online world before doing a brief trip in the area in the afternoon before getting dinner.

On Day 7, I drove up north to Vicksburg, MS, to drive through the Vicksburg National Military Park.  If you are into seeing preserved warfield trenches, Vicksburg is for you though I wish it was more history-oriented beyond a video at the visitor center.  I also found the west end of the old US 80 bridge across the Mississippi River at the east end of LA 3218 so of course I had to get some pictures. 

Day 8 was the actual Natchez, MS, Road Meet that led to some of us like myself finally gaining mileage on the Natchez Trace Parkway when we went to tour Emerald Mound.

Highlights:
1.  Clinched US 61 north of Natchez, MS, to the north end of Vicksburg, MS, where its splits from I-20/US 80.
2.  Clinched US 65 from its southern end at US 425/LA 15 to US 80 in Tallulah.
3.  Crossed the I-20/US 80 Mississippi River Bridge at Vicksburg.

Clinched: MS 555, MS 554, MS 553, LA 131, LA 3180, LA 3232, LA 903, LA 900, LA 3209, LA 896, LA 601, LA 3202, LA 602-1, LA 602-2, LA 3218, MS 822, MS 930, **Former US 61 BUS (Natchez, MS), **Former US 84 BUS (Natchez, MS)
New Mileage: US 61 (MS), US 84 (LA/MS), (*maybe US 98 (MS)?) US 425 (LA), LA 15, US 65 (LA), LA 568, LA 128, US 80 (LA/MS), I-20 (LA/MS), MS 22, MS 467, MS 27, MS 552, MS 28, MS 33, Natchez Trace Pkwy (MS)
*Depending on where you believe it ends
**Still signed for some reason

Day 9 (3/20/2022)  (Vidalia, LA, to Tallahassee, FL)

I started by following US 84 east to MS 33 and then followed MS 33/LA 19 to Baton Rouge.  After clinching a few Baton Rouge routes, I clinched I-12 and then followed I-10 east from there.  I did loops around Slidell, LA, (to solidify my clinch of I-10 there), Biloxi, MS, (to clinch I-110), Mobile, AL, (to clinch I-165 (AL), AL 158, and AL 213), and Pensacola, FL, (to clinch I-110 (FL) and many other routes).  Yes, I did get to use my EZPASS when I drove the Garcon Point Bridge on FL 281 (though my favorite bridge on this day was the Biloxi Bay Bridge on US 90).

Highlights:
1.   Clinched I-10 in MS and AL.
2.   Clinched all I-110s with the exception of the one in Los Angeles.  I already had the one in El Paso, TX, and clinched the Baton Rouge, LA, one on Day 5.
3.   Full clinch of I-12.
4.   Drove the southern 13 miles of I-65 in AL.
5.   Survived the Bucee’s on I-10 at Exit 49 in AL.
6.   Note that I somehow clinched 42 LA Routes on this trip.  How long will that be 42?  I have no idea.  (Ironically LA 42 may have recently been truncated)
7.   Drove the southern section of US 29 in Pensacola, FL.

Clinched:  MS 33, LA 19, LA 963, LA 953, LA 956, LA 957, LA 3006, LA 423, I-12 (LA-full clinch), LA 426, LA 3246, LA 327 SPUR (Baton Rouge), LA 3064, LA 3002, LA 1034, LA 3003, LA 1259, LA 3158, I-10 (MS/AL), MS 604, MS 609, I-110 (MS), I-165 (AL), AL 158, AL 213, FL 281, FL 399, US 98 BUS (Pensacola, FL), I-110 (FL), FL 289, FL 752, FL 742, FL 750 , FL 276
New Mileage: MS 24, LA 10, LA 68, LA 955, LA 412, LA 67, US 61 (LA), US 190 (LA), *LA 1248?, LA 42, LA 30, LA 73,  LA 1032, LA 16, US 51 BUS (Hammond, LA), US 51, I-10 (LA), MS 607 (South), US 90 (LA/MS, AL, FL), US 98 TRUCK (Mobile, AL), I-65 (AL), US 45 (AL), AL 217, US 43 (AL), US 98 (FL), FL 292, FL 295, US 29 (FL), FL 296, US 27 (FL), FL 263
*if it still exists

Days 10-11 (3/21/2022-3/22/2022)  (Tallahassee, FL, to Prince George, VA)
In summary, I followed I-10 east to US 301 north to Rocky Mount, NC, before side tracking further west to South Hill, VA, to get some more NC mileage along with SR 903 in Brunswick County, VA, before heading to my parents’ house for a few days via I-85 and VA 36.  I also did some side tracking to clinch the routes around Fayetteville, NC, and the four US 70s of Selma-Smithfield, NC, which may not be around much longer with the impending signing of I-42.  I did my Fayetteville driving overnight due to issues with the hotel I had reserved at using points rebranding right before my stay.  I could have stayed there, but I felt uncomfortable there, and I was concerned with Fort Bragg traffic had I done Fayetteville during morning rush hour.  Once I got to my parents’ house, I knew I could sleep for as long as I needed to.
Highlights: 
1.    Finished clinch of I-10 in FL.  This means that I have I-10 clinched entirely east of I-110 in Baton Rouge, LA.
2.   Finished clinch of US 301 north of US 27 in Ocala, FL.
3.   Clinched I-295 (NC) and what may eventually be NC 555.
4.   I was reminded of how tough it was to get around Raleigh during morning rush hour.  Turning around on NC 42 to get back to US 70 BUS was an adventure.

Clinched:  I-10 (FL), FL 14, FL 228 (West), US 301 (GA/SC/NC), US 301 BYP (Baldwin, FL), GA 40 CON (Folston), GA 73, US 301 BYP (Statesboro, GA), GA 67 BYP (Statesboro, GA), US 25 BYP (Statesboro, GA), GA 73 LOOP (Sylvania), US 301 BUS (Sylvania, GA), GA 21 BUS (Sylvania), US 178 BUS (Orangeburg, SC), US 21 BUS (Orangeburg, SC), US 601 TRUCK (Orangeburg, SC), SC 327, US 52 TRUCK (Florence, SC), US 501 (SC), I-95 BL (Fayetteville, NC), US 401 BUS (Fayetteville, NC), NC 162, NC 59, All American Freeway, I-295 (NC), US 70 BUS (Clayton-Smithfield, NC), US 70 BYP (Selma, NC), US 70 ALT (Pine Level, NC), US 301 BUS (Rocky Mount, NC), US 64 BUS (Rocky Mount, NC), NC 43 BUS (Rocky Mount), NC 4
New Mileage: FL 53, US 90 (FL), FL 121, US 301 (FL), US 1 (FL/GA), US 23 (FL/GA), GA 4, GA 15, GA 23, GA 121, GA 40, US 25 (GA), US 84 (GA), GA 38, GA 57, GA 67, US 80 (GA), GA 26, GA 24, GA 21, US 278 (SC), US 321 (SC), SC 64, US 601 (SC), SC 4, US 21 (SC), US 178 (SC), US 15 (SC), SC 6, US 521 (SC), US 378 (SC), US 52 (SC), US 76 (SC), SC 51, SC 9, SC 57, US 501 (NC), NC 20, NC 24, NC 210, NC 53, NC 87, US 401 (NC), NC 242, NC 50, NC 96, NC 42, US 70 (NC), NC 39, US 264 ALT (Wilson, NC), NC 58, NC 43, US 64 ALT (Tarboro, NC), NC 481, NC 561, NC 903
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #713 on: April 16, 2022, 08:24:16 pm »
After staying at my parents’ house for a few days (and my niece putting bows in my hair), it was time to head back north to Harrisburg.  So it was also time to make some progress on routes in southeast MD.

Clinched: VA 218, VA 206, VA 205, VA 205Y, MD 488, MD 242, MD 239, MD 520, MD 470, MD 238, MD 235, MD 247, MD 472, MD 245, MD 944, MD 243, MD 237, MD 249, MD 264, MD 265, MD 263, MD 261, MD 260, MD 262, MD 794, MD 408, MD 258, MD 259, MD 422, MD 255, MD 468, MD 256, MD 424
New Mileage: MD 6, MD 5, MD 214

Then it was on to CT for the Waterbury/Meriden meet on April 2, 2022.  The main highlights of this trip were clinches of US 6 in NY (giving me a full segment from the west end of the US 11 Concurrency east of Tunkhannock to I-84 (Exit 60) east of Hartford, CT), I-691 (CT) (clinched during the meet itself), and NY/CT 55.

Clinched:  PA 715, PA 507, PA 402, US 6 (NY), NY 293, NY 403, Bear Mountain Pkwy, Bear Mountain Pkwy (Yorktown), NY 132, NY 6N, NY 312, CT 302, CT 172, CT 68, CT 42, I-691 (CT), CT 147, CT 317, CT 199, NY/CT 55, NY 299, NY 55A, NY 42 (South)
New Mileage:  PA 611, PA 435, US 6 (CT), NY 17M, NY 17, NY 32, US 9W (NY), NY 218, US 202 (NY/CT), NY 9D, US 9 (NY), NY 35, NY 22, US 7 (CT), CT 53, CT 25, CT 67, CT 8, CT 69, CT 9, I-91 (CT), CT 15, US 5 (CT), CT 150, CT 71, CT 70, CT 10, CT 63, CT 188, CT 73, CT 66, CT 17, CT 157, CT 64, CT 47, CT 109, US 44 (NY), NY 52, NY 97

Then it was onto Carnegie Hall to see Mrs. MDRoads perform at Carnegie Hall.  This trip started as a trip to work further on the MD Eastern Shore Routes from the Easton area points north.  Then it was on to finishing DE by completing US 9.  Saturday morning it was onto the Cape May-Lewes Ferry before heading north via the Garden State Parkway to New York City to do some clinching there before the performance.  (This was a little hampered by the left two lanes being closed on I-278 EB just before the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to replace the sign gantry there.)  Afterwards, it was back to Harrisburg after some more Manhattan driving, clinching NJ 24, and clinching PA 113 (taking PA 611 south to there).

Clinched:  MD 213, MD 444, MD 298, MD 291, MD 20, MD 446, MD 288, MD 674, MD 445, MD 21, MD 514, MD 297, MD 561, MD 292, MD 566, MD 289, MD 19, MD 312, MD 304, MD 481, MD 309, MD 485, MD 485A (MD 485 in HB), MD 405, MD 302, MD 305, MD 328, MD 662, MD 322, MD 565, MD 333, MD 565 (Easton), MD 334, MD 33, MD 370, MD 329, MD 579, MD 331, US 9 (DE), NJ 109, Garden State Pkwy, NJ 166, Ocean Pkwy (Brooklyn), FDR Drive, Harlem River Drive, Bronx River Pkwy, Taconic State Pkwy, Saw Mill River Pkwy, Henry Hudson Pkwy, NJ 24, PA 113
New Mileage: US 9 (NJ), Belt Pkwy, US 202 (NY), NY 35, NY 118, I-684 (NY), NY 9A, NY 25, PA 611, PA 152

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #714 on: April 21, 2022, 06:59:24 pm »
A business trip to Orlando (near UCF), allowed me to add bits and pieces of FL44, FL46, FL 415, FL 426, and FL 551, along with the concurrent segments of US 17 and US 92 (along FL 46).

One of these days, I'll get all of the little pieces between I-95 and US1.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #715 on: April 24, 2022, 10:47:21 am »
Took an 18-hr ride yesterday...

New clinches, in order:

NJ 49, NJ 50, NJ 167 (both pieces), NJ 72, NJ 38, NJ 76C, NJ 168, NJ 154, NJ 41, NJ 70, NJ 88, NJ 129

New mileage: NJ 42, NJ 35, NJ 79, NJ 33, NJ 29

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #716 on: April 24, 2022, 12:45:31 pm »
We may have been within 10 miles of each other at some point yesterday mapmikey as I was working on the rest of my clinching of Philly and its northern suburbs.

Clinched: PA 63, PA 532, PA 513, PA 32, PA 212, PA 313, PA 152, PA 611, PA 232, PA 563, PA 663

No other routes gained any new mileage.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #717 on: May 07, 2022, 04:02:25 pm »
So I did attend the Outer Banks City Meet last weekend, and also took time to finish the MD routes on the Eastern Shore, and finish most of the VA routes in Hampton Roads.

Clinched: MD 349, MD 352, MD 12, MD 365, MD 366, MD 371, MD 667, MD 380, MD 413, MD 460, MD 358, MD 361, MD 673, MD 640, MD 675 (Princess Anne), MD 362, MD 822, MD 388, MD 363, MD 627, MD 529, MD 346, MD 374, MD 354, MD 350, MD 364, VA 389 (unsigned), VA 170, VA 192 (unsigned), VA 405 (unsigned), VA 404 (unsigned), VA 247, VA 194, VA 168, VA 168 BUS (Chesapeake, VA), US 158 BUS (Henderson, NC), US 1 BUS (Henderson, NC), US 1 ALT (Franklinton, NC), US 1 ALT (Wake Forest, NC), US 401 BUS (Rolesville, NC), US 264 BUS (Belhaven, NC), NC 345, NC 400, NC 136, NC 34, NC 343, US 17 BYP (Elizabeth City, NC), NC 344, US 17 BUS (Elizabeth City, NC), MD 5, MD 5 BUS (Waldorf), MD 228, MD 373, MD 381, MD 337, Suitland Pkwy (DC/MD-full clinch), MD 218, MD 637, MD 458, MD 4, MD 725, MD 717, MD 197, MD 450 Old, MD 174, MD 176, MD 652, MD 758, MD 713, MD 103, MD 104, MD 99, MD 851, MD 91

New Mileage: US 158 (NC), NC 96, (3) US 264 (NC), NC 11 BYP (Greenville), NC 92, NC 99, NC 45, NC 94, US 64 (NC), NC 12, US 17 (NC), (4) NC 37, MD 6, MD 210, MD 450, MD 108, MD 32

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1. Clarified that VA 180Y is still signed in Wachapreague.  The shield shown on the VA Highways Project page has been replaced.
2. Yes, I did ultimately pay the VA 168 toll because I was too tired to shunpike at that point.
3.  Includes clinch of soon to be signed I-587 (NC).  Clinched all of current US 264 except for a portion between NC 32 and NC 45 that was detoured for a bridge closure.
4.  I had planned to clinch VA 32, but that was closed somewhere south of Downtown Suffolk due to a bridge closure.  Hence why I did not finish all mileage in Hampton Roads though it sets up better for a future NC/VA 32 clinch.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #718 on: May 08, 2022, 10:01:42 am »
Last week, I spent a week in Dublin helping my brother move.

Having flown, I got some irlm clinched in taxis from and to the airport (the other time I visited, I came by boat). Landing late at night meant the tunnel was closed, so I also picked up some surface streets, giving me a total of 8.75 miles of new clinches for those journeys.

The rest of the time, I walked everywhere (save a trip on the DART), which made clinching harder as a lot of the streets (including the ones near where my brother lived) I'd already walked down last time. But despite that, and despite clinching not being the aim of the visit (and not easy to do - especially if it meant going a longer way around as I wasn't walking alone), going to some tourist destinations gave me 4.58 miles of newly clinched R roads obtained by walking during the trip.

And finally, on the way back from Heathrow, my Mum confused my Dad by pointing out this sign just as we meant to go left to pick up the M4 spur. Therefore we went straight on, round the airport on A roads, and picked up the M25 at the Terminal 4 junction rather that the route (that would be about half the distance on faster roads) via the M4. This gave me an extra 3.93 miles of newly clinched A roads (from that sign to the M25) as a nice bonus.

So that's a whopping 17.26 miles of new clinches off a week's trip. I guess it's something though, and the other stuff was more important anyway.

Attached are some photos of road signs from Central Dublin.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #719 on: May 08, 2022, 01:26:06 pm »
The past 5 months have seen me make multiple trips between Virginia and eastern PA. In March there was a trip down to southern Mississippi and back, which only clinched a little bit of new mileage as it was mostly a repeat of previous trips. For the end of April and beginning of May I also went up to New England for a memorial service (via eastern PA and northern NJ) that involved car driving on both ends, but train trips between metro New York City and Providence in each direction.

New clinches, not in the actual order driven:
RI 146, PA 425, NJ 17, NJ 81, MD 43, MD 70, MD 161, MD 176, MD 178, MD 179, MD 393, MD 424, MD 450, MD 623, MD 672, MD 700.

New mileage on non-clinches, again not in the order driven:
I-495 in MA, US 1-9 in NJ, US 9 in NJ (separate from US 1), US 40 in MD, US 11 in MS and AL, US 31 in AL; MA 1A, MA 16, MA 62, MA 146, PA 74, MD 2, MD 10, MD 100, MD 150, MD 648, AL 5, AL 75.

Honorable mention to TN 92, upon which I drove one block north AND one block south of I-81, but neither enough to clinch a segment -- I'm just amused by it. Can strongly recommend the Waffle House on TN 92 just south of I-40 near Dandridge.

I'm likely to be based in eastern PA from mid-May through mid-June, so we'll see what becomes of that.