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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1020 on: May 26, 2024, 04:06:29 pm »
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While I tried hard to avoid bad weather in the Midwest, I overlooked the torrential rains and thunderstorms awaiting me back home late yesterday evening. That made the last 30 miles of my trip really slow and unpleasant.

Yeah, that affected me and the other road enthusiasts that met up with corco and his wife at the Nats game yesterday.  Thankfully no weather issues during the game itself.  However, it literally started raining on me the moment I walked out of the Shady Grove Metro Station around 8 PM so I sheltered at the Royal Farms on Watkins Mill Rd (eventually should be signed as MD 114).

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1021 on: May 28, 2024, 10:47:00 am »
When the roads were first numbered, 101 years ago, the counties/boroughs maintained everything and classification was about how much money they'd get from the national government to look after them (Class I 'A' roads getting more per mile than Class II 'B' roads which in turn get more than other roads - and it's still somewhat the case, though isn't quite the case anymore). As such a very large and dense network formed across the country*, and continued to do so after a limited amount were 'trunked' (ie national government took over the maintenance and improvement of).

Thanks!  That was quite informative.  I know next to nothing about road networks in Europe as cut my teeth looking at Rand McNally Road Atlas of North America growing up.  I just use site to map where I've been and sometimes surprised to find more roads than I expected.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1022 on: June 09, 2024, 08:38:19 pm »
Just got home from a work trip to Idaho for a conference. By taking a couple of extra days to loop through Oregon on the way home, I racked up quite a bit of new mileage. Nevada is over 75% complete, Oregon is just shy of 19%, and Idaho is at 17.5%.

New clinches: I-184, ID 16, ID 51, ID 71, NV 225, NV 226, OR 7, OR 31, OR 52, OR 86, OR 86S, OR 410, OR 414, US 97 Business in Bend, OR.
Additional new mileage obtained along: western I-84, I-84 BL Mountain Home, US 20, US 26, US 30, US 395, CA 299, ID 21, ID 52, OR 19, OR 126, OR 201

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1023 on: June 09, 2024, 10:18:24 pm »
Last weekend I took a drive down to Delaware to focus on looking at the DE 1/DE 16 interchange, the recent realignments of DE 1D and DE 23 and the new connector road to both from DE 1 SB at Five Points, and to reclinch US 9 TRUCK in Georgetown, DE.  I basically spent a lot of time on DE 1, and even went to Philly to see the permanent construction on I-95 at PA 73 before taking PA 73 all the way west to PA 61.

Yesterday I did another round in northern PA/southern NY.  After taking US 11/US 15 NB to PA 147 NB to I-180 WB to US 220 SB again, this time I took PA 120 WB to PA 872 NB (splitting off in Austin for a quick clinch of PA 607, not to be confused with the capital of Texas AKA my sister's new home state).  After clinching PA 872, I went west to Coudersport for a Sheetz bathroom break, and then took US 6 EB to PA 449 NB clinching it in order to get slightly up the lowest route number game (next for me is 455, which the best candidate I found was on the north side of the Nashville Metropolitan Area somewhere).  I continued north on NY 19 turning around at NY 417 in Wellsville then taking NY 248 EB to Whitesville then NY 248A SB to PA 244 WB to PA 44 SB to PA 49 EB.  Then I took PA 249 NB to NY 36 NB back to NY 248 WB finishing the latter clinch when I got back to NY 248A.  I then took CR 19 to CR 19A to CR 124 to North Fork Rd back to PA 49 EB then took PA 249 SB (finishing the clinch) to PA 287 SB to US 6 EB.  After another Sheetz stop in Mansfield, I took US 15 SB to I-180 EB to PA 147 SB to PA 225 SB to visit a friend near Halifax, PA, before heading back to Harrisburg via PA 225 SB across Peters Mountain to US 22/US 322 EB in Dauphin.

Clinched:  PA 872, PA 607, PA 449, NY 248, NY 248A, PA 244, PA 49, PA 249

New Mileage: NY 19, NY 36

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1024 on: June 10, 2024, 08:50:15 pm »
On Saturday, I completed a life-long goal of driving all 7,000 miles of Washington's surface highways.

And then I promptly got secondaried at the Canadian border checkpoint. Maybe I should have left something easier for last.

Will be eager to fill out my ferry clinches next, which will mark the actual completion of the state highway system (as they are part of the legislative definitions).

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1025 on: June 11, 2024, 10:09:49 am »
And then I promptly got secondaried at the Canadian border checkpoint. Maybe I should have left something easier for last.

Did they give you the free 48h accommodations bonus with that? :P LOL!