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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #855 on: January 15, 2023, 09:58:40 am »
I took a week-long ski trip to Stowe, VT (renting a cottage in Eden) and returned yesterday. Here were my new travels:

- QC A-530 west of QC 201 (A-530 now clinched) > QC 201 south > QC 202 east to Rang Roxham
- Used Rang Roxham, then turned east to parallel the US border to QC 223 to cross into Rouses Point, NY
^ The above QC travels gave me two new counties

- A very brief jaunt into NY on US 11 and US 2 to get Clinton County

- Took US 2 east > VT 78 east > I-89 south
- Got off at exit 18 and went south on US 7 to Milton for dinner (which gave an extra county)
- Went back north on US 7 > VT 104A east > VT 104 east > VT 15 east > VT 100C east (clinch) > VT 100 north to Eden. This leg of the trip through the mountains had heavy snowfall and low visibility at night, which was an annoying way to end the drive. But it's also nice to see it snowing when you plan on skiing the next day. :D
^ The above VT travels gave me four new counties

We drove several times between Eden and Stowe on VT 100 and VT 108. On my first trip when I drove, in one direction, I made sure to pass through the notorious all-way stop in Stowe (as opposed to the signed north bypass) and took VT 100 through Morrisville instead of the truck route to get those routes (all other trips took the two bypasses, which includes a clinch of VT 100 Alt Morrisville).

The return trip home used VT 118 north (clinch) > VT 108 north > QC 237 north (clinch) > QC 202 west > QC 133 north > A-35 north (clinch, until the extension south is built).
We then merged onto A-10 west (not new mileage) which had an accident and added an hour to our drive :pan:. I did get new mileage of A-15 between A-10 and A-30 (a minimal detour and thankfully my passanger didn't notice the "Ontario via A-30 Ouest" sign :) ), and travelled a portion of QC 132/138 in Chateauguay for lunch and to buy bagels.

All-in-all a pretty successful trip for 7 new counties, 2 new border crossings, and new mileage in NY, QC, and VT (mainly the latter two).

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #856 on: January 22, 2023, 04:13:19 pm »
Yesterday, I finished the rest of the MD Travel Mapping mileage with the exception of MD 575 (Showell) that I completely missed on the Eastern Shore.

Clinched: US 40 (MD)*, MD 144 (Frederick), MD 144 (New Market), MD 144 (Cooksville), MD 147, MD 7 (White Marsh)

Unsurprisingly, no new mileage was added to any other routes.  A secondary note is that the Highway to Nowhere was closed eastbound for some reason as I saw someone inspecting the pavement, but it was open westbound so that was a minimal issue.

*Gives me full clinch of US 40 east of Wheeling, WV

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #857 on: January 24, 2023, 10:31:41 am »
Traveled to the Mobile, AL area at the end of the week last week. Didn't get as much accomplished as I hoped, but I was able to:
Complete my clinch of US43, US45 (first mileage in AL), US90, and US98 East of I-65 (this got me over 90% on US Numbered Hwys)
Complete my clinch of US90Alt in Pensacola
Complete my clinch of US98Trk in Mobile (also finished US Aux Numbered Hwys in AL with this one)
Get 20 of 24 miles on AL225 (got me down to 20 miles left to reach 50% of AL State Hwys)

Only 383.69 miles of Active Mileage in AL left

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #858 on: January 26, 2023, 04:33:59 pm »
As expected, the last three months of 2022 were limited to travel between northeast New Jersey and the Northern Neck of Virginia. While I didn't get any new mileage in Virginia, I did drive on some new roads and get a few clinches in MD, PA, and NJ.

New clinches:
PA 75, PA 995, NJ 439, MD 22, MD 132 (main segment), MD 132 (East Aberdeen segment), MD 157, MD 158, MD 702

New near-clinches:
NJ 28

New mileage (non-clinches):
US 1 in NJ, US 9 in NJ, US 40 in MD, NJ 27, NJ 35, MD 7 (main segment), MD 150, MD 151, NC 54

This clinches all of "US 1-9" in New Jersey (I'd never been on the piece through Elizabeth before) and all of both US 9 and NJ 35 north of South Amboy. I missed a small piece of NJ 28 due to timing constraints, so I'll have to go back and get that later. I finished the northern end of NJ 27, Rahway to Newark; the northern end has the route number marked on the last two northbound mileage signs (on Poinier St and the ramp to NJ 21 in Newark) but it's quite some time going southbound before an average driver would know they're on a numbered state highway.

With winter having set in, I expect not to be doing much roadtripping until March, other than going back and forth between Northern VA and my parents in eastern PA. Stay safe everyone.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #859 on: February 07, 2023, 11:13:36 pm »
A short Utah ski trip has so far given me some new mileage on US 89 and various Utah state routes.  Enough to put me just over 99,000 miles in active+preview.  Could be a few more small gains before I return home on Thursday.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #860 on: February 12, 2023, 07:05:28 pm »
I took a short trip to North Carolina last week, to take advantage of a short warm spell, and also check whether my creaky and sore left leg would be a problem for longer trips I might do when spring arrives.

I zigzagged through Virginia, via Orange (snagged its VA 20 Business) and Suffolk (VA 32). I then continued south to clinch NC 32, the tiny NC 149, NC 308, and US 258 Business Farmville. Then I headed west to Greensboro, to clinch the newly-completed I-840, before returning home via I-85, I-295, and I-95.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #861 on: February 12, 2023, 07:52:00 pm »
Yesterday I went to South Jersey (or South North Jersey if you consider South Jersey as just Cape May) to finish the NJ routes I had left there.  I also looked at the recent widening on DE 279 NB in Newark, and the recent construction in the north Philly suburbs (US 1 at PA 132 and I-276, and US 202 from Norristown to Lansdale).  For US 9, this trip gives me the entire route now south of NJ 70.

Clinched: NJ 49, NJ 50, NJ 52, NJ 167 (South-unsigned except for Mile 0), NJ 45

New Mileage:  US 9 (NJ)

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #862 on: February 19, 2023, 10:42:40 am »
Cross posting this from my clinching trips thread over on AARoads...
I've submitted my 2022 travels to Travel Mapping, a summary of which is shown below:



I was really hoping to hit 2,000 new miles on the year (or really since March, when I first started using TM), but fell a bit short of that with 1,931 new miles logged in 2022 across 9 states and 1 province. The majority of that mileage was in New York, and the majority of that was on the clinching trips that I took last year. I have now added over 70 miles so far in 2023, so it's safe to say I've added 2000 miles in my first "year" using TM. Doesn't sound like much, but I've really enjoyed it and don't take it for granted in the least.

For 2023, I'm setting my sights on 20,000 total miles in active systems by the end of the year. Yesterday's total puts me around 18,780, so another 1,220 will do it. It's too early to say how/when that might happen but I'm hoping it will be achievable one way or another.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #863 on: February 19, 2023, 01:09:09 pm »
Well I did not get into crazy clinching mode until my mid-20s so you may surpass me quickly haha.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #864 on: February 20, 2023, 10:50:49 pm »
Added a bunch of miles and routes in southwest Georgia and southeast Alabama over President's Day weekend as I explored the area and added more courthouses.  Clinched business routes around Bainbridge, US 84 in GA from state line to Thomasville and in Alabama to Elba plus large section of US 29 and several state routes that parallel US 431.  As always with me, less interested in clinching routes than just tracking my travels.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #865 on: February 21, 2023, 01:44:08 pm »
I went down to my parents' house this weekend mainly to watch the Daytona 500 at my friend's house.  While it was so close but yet so far for my driver, it was not that way in regard to my personal clinching accomplishments.

Day 1- Friday, February 17, 2023  (Harrisburg, PA, to Prince George, VA, via Virginia Beach, VA, and northeastern NC)

I left around 1 AM to get to Delaware ASAP to check out the US 9 TRUCK Construction in Georgetown (saw the reference on the streetblade at Arrow Safety Rd) and make sure that I am good with truncating DE 30.  Hence that is why I took I-283 SB to PA 283 EB to US 30 EB to PA 41 SB to DE 7 SB to DE 1 SB (well you saw the thread by now) to US 113 SB.  After checking out the former DE 30 signage from its west end to the split with DE 24 northeast of Millsboro (via DE 24 and DE 54, I did not travel the previous solo portion of Millsboro Hwy), it was back to US 113 SB to go into MD to get MD 575 (Showell) clinched to get 100% in MD in regard to Travel Mapping.  From there, it was just US 113 SB to US 13 SB to US 60 EB (in VA Beach) to VA 279 SB (driving W Great Neck Rd, which I believe was a former alignment) to US 58 WB.  I then drove the entire main Lynnhaven Pkwy/Volvo Pkwy corridor to VA 168 BUS (Chesapeake).  (Yes, I know that Volvo Pkwy technically continues briefly west of VA 168 BUS.)  Then I drove VA 168 BUS NB to I-64 to checkout the New High Rise Bridge (turning around at Exit 296, with the new bridge being higher than the old one, both directions feel like different roads).  Then as the rain came, it was generally US 17 SB to NC 45 SB to NC 308 EB to NC 37 NB to NC 137 WB to US 158 WB to NC/VA 46 NB (with some turnarounds due to gaps) to I-85 NB towards my parents' house.  All I will say here is that it will be a while before the US 158 reroute/four-laning at I-95 is complete.

Clinched: MD 575 (Showell), NC 37, NC 149, US 17 BUS (Hertford, NC), NC 137, NC/VA 46
New Mileage: US 17 (NC), NC 45, NC 308, US 64 (NC), US 13 (NC), US 158 (NC), NC 305

Day 2-Saturday, February 18, 2023-Prince George, VA, to Lexington, NC, and back

This day was another Smithfield's Chicken-N-BBQ (SCNB) trip with my mom, and the rain completely stayed away.

To start it was I-85 SB to US 401 SB to NC 58 SB to NC 561 WB (to finish the western portion of this route as I had intended to in December) back to US 401 SB (to check out the all but complete widening project) to NC 96 SB to Zebulon (where I got in a bit of trouble as it was one of four SCNB locations I passed before we stopped for lunch).  After the NC 231 loop, it was NC 222 EB to NC 42 WB (to check out another all but complete widening project, SCNB locations in Clayton (one along NC 42 just west of Buffalo Rd and another along the current US 70 BUS/NC 42 Concurrency) and Garner (at I-40 Exit 312) were passed without stopping) to secondary routes up to US 64 at its intersection with NC 751.  From there, it was US 64 WB to Siler City to stop for lunch at SCNB (after sneaking in a US 64 BUS (Pittsboro) loop). 

Then it was US 64 WB (no looping after the Asheboro Bypass) to US 29 SB in Lexington to get to I-85 SB so that I could truly clinch the Yadkin River Bridge that was replaced in the mid-2000s after I originally clinched I-85 in NC in 2002.  Then it was I-85 NB back to US 29 NB (along I-85 BL) to Greensboro before looping around the city to get US 220 north of I-73 and a full clinch of the recently opened I-840.  I got back on I-40 at Exit 212 briefly to then drive Wendover Ave (Future US 70) and its substandard freeway/arterial through Greensboro back to US 29 NB.  Then it was US 29 NB to Danville (looping to clinch US 29 BUS (Danville, VA) and VA 293) then VA 360 EB to US 360 EB to VA 40 EB to US 460 BUS (Blackstone) EB to US 460 EB back towards my parents' house.  (I will not get started on how I feel about whether I got mileage on VA 86 or not.)

Clinched: NC 231, US 64 BUS (Pittsboro, NC), I-840 (NC), US 29 BUS (Danville, VA), VA 293, VA 360

New Mileage: NC 561, NC 96, NC 222, US 64 (NC), NC 87, NC 902, NC 49, NC 22, US 29 (NC), US 70 (NC), US 52 (NC), I-285 (NC), US 220 (NC), US 158 (NC), VA 41, VA 40

Sunday and Monday (Days 3-4) had no new mileage as Sunday I visited my grandma and then my friend to watch the Daytona 500, and Monday was mainly a documentation trip along US 301, I-97, MD 32, MD/PA 97, and US 15 with a detour along Billingsley Rd and St. Charles Pkwy to bypass Waldorf on the way back to Harrisburg, PA.



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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #866 on: February 24, 2023, 07:12:36 pm »
Part 2 of Winter Break travels today as on way back from Valdosta and child pickup from grandparents, talked my wife into letting me take scenic route home.  That allowed me to clinch US 82 and GA 520!  Still ran into Atlanta rush hour on way back though.  Sigh.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #867 on: February 28, 2023, 12:54:28 pm »
Travels for a funeral last week near Florence, AL.

Clinched AL 64 and 99 (all on this trip).
Clinched AL 133 and 157 (significant travels on these routes previously).
First travels on AL 207 and Natchez Trace Parkway. I had planned to clinch the AL portion of the Natchez Trace, but a portion of it was closed for road work. Since I was able to cross the Tennessee on the NTP, that leaves just 1 crossing of the Tennessee within AL to go for me.

These travels should easily put me over 50% of Alabama State Highways since I'm only about 20 miles short prior to adding them.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #868 on: March 01, 2023, 05:08:34 pm »
In India.
So far I've done Delhi to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal, picking up a bit of NH 48 in Delhi, clinched the Yumani Expressway (private toll road), and portions of UP 62, 39, and NH 21.

Signage is almost non-existent for the state and national highways so far.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #869 on: March 05, 2023, 03:24:14 pm »
A trip to Texas for a walking convention (but I'm a driver!) give me a chance to get a few highways before all the walking started (and the rental car got returned).

From SAT, US 281 and I-35 south to collect a few counties. Then back north on I-35, I-410 (clockwise), I-10, and I-37 back to the airport to pick up the rest of our crew. Then off to Austin for a day via US 281, Loop 1604, I-35, TX 21, FM 812, US 183, and TX 71.

A little bit of I-35 in Austin on the way to the LBJ library, then back to San Antonio via I-35.

We returned the car to SAT via more of I-37 and I-10 west to a repeat of the northern part of I-410.

While being ferried to the beginning of the marathon, I ended up getting a little more of I-37 and I-410.

Also walked small portions of Loop 368 and Spur 536, but not enough to graph.

On return, a visit to Gainesville FL allowed the addition of bits and pieces of US 441, FL 235, and FL 238. Now I just need a little bit around Lake City to complete all of NE Florida.