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Offline oscar

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #915 on: June 30, 2023, 03:34:44 pm »
Cooling my jets in Denver, while I plot my next move.

Earlier in my trip, I clinched US 275 overall (had previously traveled the route in NE, just added its IA and MO segments); re-clinched US 10 overall after recent changes in Manitowoc WI; and in MI clinched US 31 and all of its business routes. Also spent a lot of time county-snagging in IA and KS, bringing my "round 2" count in both states up to 100%.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #916 on: June 30, 2023, 04:08:14 pm »
A 2.7 mile walk (which turned into a jog when I realized it was a longer box than I thought and I was going to be very late) having arrived early to meet Jim was a nice bonus.

I also got a good few miles of railway, and about a mile more road, on my way back. Both of which are not easy for me to do in London (for the railway) / inner London (for the road) as I've already got them.

Some time soon I'm going to cycle to the nearest bit of road I've not clinched (and get the train back to avoid going uphill). Never had a reason beyond clinching, but the second longest viaduct in Britain is under construction over that segment (and obviously more) and I want to see it while it's being built.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #917 on: July 07, 2023, 05:54:04 pm »
I'm back from the Europe trip (have been since Sunday night) and I'm looking at how I did as far as TM accomplishments.

I picked up new miles in four countries: Canada (we flew out of Montreal), Portugal, Spain, and the UK.  For Portugal and Spain, these were my first TM-chlinchable travels.  I was in Barcelona 20 years ago but I don't think my walking or tourist bus rides covered any clinchable routes.  My Portugal and Spain travels for this trip were described a few posts up.  Surprisingly, these added my first-ever travels in only three systems (prta, espa, and espn).

In the UK, I picked up only 37 miles, on foot and buses plus an Uber ride to Gatwick, which was actually more than I thought it would be.  Much of this was in central London on foot/bus, plus the ride to Gatwick, and walking in Brighton.  No new systems, but a good number of new routes.

My 26 new miles in Canada included getting off A-15 for a couple exits after crossing the border for some new roads, approaching Dorval via A-30, A-730, and QC 132, then a new chunk of A-20 between the airport and the A-15 on the way home.

I picked up a little over 700 new miles total.  The stat that improved the most is the number of routes traveled, which went up by 47.  I added 7 new 100% clinches of connected routes.

Of course, another highlight was the chance to chat with Si in person for about an hour before we left Wimbledon for Gatwick.  I hope we'll be able to meet up again for a longer visit some time.  I'm on a good roll meeting TM people over the last several months, as this follows on meeting yakra and mapcat recently.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #918 on: July 12, 2023, 03:47:06 pm »
Just returned home from a 2 week trip earlier this week. Here are the TM, state, and county highlights:
New counties on the trip (total percentage now acheived in the state)
CO - 13 with 7 from 2 previous trips (31%)
IA - 16 with 4 from a previous trip (22%)
ID - 11 (25%)
IL - 11 with 14 from previous trips (25%)
IN - 8 with 22 from previous trips (33%)
MO - 6 with 42 from previous trips (42%)
MN - 13 with Hennepin from a previous trip (16%)
MT - 11 (20%)
ND - 3 (6%)
NE - 13 (14%)
SD - 13 (20%)
UT - 8 with Salt Lake from a previous trip (31%)
WI - 15 (21%)
WY - 3 (13%)

As you can see, 144 new counties and 7 new states bringing me to 995 counties and 42 states visited. Also, converted MN from airport only on this trip.

Just over 5000 mappable miles added for the trip.
First travels on:
I-15
I-35W (MN)
I-41
I-43
I-76
I-84 (Western)
I-94
I-155 (IL)
I-180 (NE)
I-380 (IA)
I-480 (NE/IA)
I-229 (SD)
I-794 (WI)
I-894 (WI)
US14
US16
US20
US26
US34
US45
US83
US89
US93
US191
US212
US310
Various National Park roads, state highways, business interstates, etc.

A few clinches along the way as well - MT7 at 81 miles comes in 10th on my longest clinch list.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #919 on: July 15, 2023, 01:39:30 am »
First travels on:
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I-76

From context, this is presumably the western I-76 (CO, NE) and not the eastern one (OH, PA, NJ)...

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #920 on: July 16, 2023, 06:43:25 pm »
Indeed. Western I-76. Just missed the 5 miles or so west of I-25.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #921 on: July 18, 2023, 10:41:33 pm »
Just got back from a trip to the Canadian Rockies. Something in the area of 2,500 miles driven over the course of 10 days, the vast majority of which are new. Notably, I made my first visits to Alberta and British Columbia and got my first mileage along western I-84, which was the longest Interstate I had not been on. I also made my first substantial foray into Idaho, logging my first mileage in the state away from I-90, and my first visits to ID, OR, WA since 2018.

A decent amount of new counties obtained over the week and a half, with 12 new in Idaho, 8 in Oregon, 9 in Washington, 2 in California, 4 in Alberta, and 7 in British Columbia, bringing me to 1278 US counties and 49 Canadian county equivalents. Only 6 counties remain for me in CA, with both WA and OR now close to halfway done.

As far as clinches/new mileage, I logged the following:
CA: CA 139. Additional mileage was obtained along US 395.
ID: US 95 in the state, all 3 US 95 business routes, US 95 Spur Weiser, ID 66, ID 128. Additional mileage was obtained along US 12 and US 30.
NV: BL 80 Winnemucca, NV 293, NV 294, NV 787, NV 796. I am the only TM user to have clinched NV 293, which is a very pleasant desert drive. All of US 95 north of Winnemucca to the Canadian border was obtained.
OR: US 95 in the state, I-105, I-405, US 30 Business Ontario, US 95 Spur, OR 39, the north and south entrance roads to Crater Lake NP. Substantial mileage was obtained along I-5 and OR 138, with smaller amounts along I-84, US 20, US 26, US 30, US 97, OR 62, and the Crater Lake rim road.
WA: I-405, I-705, WA 128, WA 193, WA 532. Substantial mileage was obtained along I-5 and WA 167 and I am over 75% of Interstate mileage in the state.
AB: AB 93, AB 1A Banff National Park, both AB 93As, the AB 16A in Jasper that is of questionable existence. Mileage was also obtained along TCH 1 and TCH 16. AB 93 may be the best top-to-bottom route I have ever driven in terms of scenery.
BC: BC 99. Substantial mileage was obtained along BC 5, BC 93, and BC 95, with smaller amounts along TCH 1, TCH 16, BC 3, and BC 97. Ended up with nearly 10% of provincial mileage on a single trip despite only spending 2 nights in the province.

After this trip, US 95 is my 9th-most traveled route, I-5 is my 15th-most traveled route, and BC 99 is my 25th-longest clinched route. Both 5 and 95 are likely to keep moving up the list in the relatively near future as I continue working to complete California and Nevada.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #922 on: July 19, 2023, 08:40:03 pm »
My Little Rock Meet trip summary can be found here.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #923 on: July 22, 2023, 06:11:25 pm »
I went on a little clinching trip today after lunch with a friend to pick up a few loose odds and ends. I finally fully clinched I-45 (my 2nd ever 2di clinch), grabbed a section of TX 6 in Santa Fe that I was missing, and clinched two FM roads (528 and 2917).
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #924 on: July 23, 2023, 01:40:40 pm »
Took a 17.5 hr U-turn yesterday…

New clinches in order: WV 42, WV 72, WV 92, WV 273, WV 310, WV 218, PA 218, WV 891, WV 86, US 30 (WV), I-376 Bus, US 30 (PA), PA 576, PA 21

New mileage: WV 88, WV 2, US 30 (OH)

WV 72’s substandard segment - 16 miles - is a terrible road. Nearly half of it is truly one lane and some of that is narrow even for that. Lots of blind curves. It has 2 curves signed at 5 mph and numerous others signed at 10 or 15. I passed 5 cars heading the other way though not on the narrowest parts. I don’t how locals drive this road in fog or wintry weather.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #925 on: July 23, 2023, 11:24:26 pm »
Recently finished a trip that brought me up to 97% completion in Washington. Only 5 segments of the state highway system left, plus some bonuses.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #926 on: August 05, 2023, 03:01:48 pm »
Had a funeral to attend in Abilene KS a couple weeks ago.

Flew to MCI and grabbed some new roads on the way.

MO 92, MO 45, MO 45 Spr, KS 92, US 73, KS 7, KS 192, KS 116, KS 16, KS 63, KS 99, KS 18, KS 177, US 40 Bus (didn't complete due to a bridge out). I had to shorten the route and missed one spur (I don't recall the number right now) due to my flight arriving more than 4.5 hours late.

I returned to MCI via KS 143, KS 18, US 40 Bus, KS 57, KS 4, I-335, US 56, KS 7, KS 32 Trk, KS 5, US 69, MO 9, US 169, MO 152.

Next week, a business trip to Brisbane will allow quite a few new km.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #927 on: August 11, 2023, 07:53:50 pm »
I finally finished my trip report for my trips from the last three weekends.  (Lexington, KY, Buffalo Meet, and Bellefonte, PA) (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Uh_3OJPHe9RWviXymzfkIIw9E0WOtTQZyBnxGdgtDoI/edit?usp=sharing)

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #928 on: August 14, 2023, 12:13:03 pm »
Moved my son into college Saturday and was able to pickup 55 miles (combined) on US 29 and 31 and 42 miles on AL10.

That brings me to just under 92% on US Highways in AL. Just 285 miles left to clinch. Most missing on any road is 55 miles on US45.

Closest US Hwy mileage in AL is just under 2 hours away.


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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #929 on: August 16, 2023, 03:21:22 pm »
Took a trip out to California's Lost Coast over the weekend. In addition to 2 new counties and great scenery, I added a few hundred miles of California to my list, bringing me to over 38% complete. Notably, I clinched CA 99, which is now one of my longest clinched routes, and got large portions of US 101 and CA 36, in addition to other routes. Not a bad amount of the state for a year of living out here.

Not included in the TM stats was a drive along Mattole Road, which was once proposed to be the north end of CA 1. Easily among the best drives I have ever done and it would have rivaled the other famous sections of 1 had it been extended north. This is also the westernmost road in California, giving me a new westernmost point visited.