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Offline oscar

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #585 on: July 15, 2021, 12:05:18 pm »
I came back last week from a three-week trip out west to Montana, then to northern Texas before returning home.

I started Montana by clinching unpaved SR 328 from SD 20 to MT 323, which I also clinched. SR 328/SD 20 appears to be the only road crossing the MT/SD border. I also filled in several segments of MT 200 I'd missed on previous trips. That gave me a clinch of multi-state route 200, from US 2 in northern Idaho to US 2 in northern Minnesota (already covered ID 200, ND 200, and MN 200).

My other route clinches included US 73, US 82, and US 160 (had been missing a short segment in Missouri closed by bridge replacements during last year's attempt to finish off US 160). I also re-clinched US 30 with its new alignments in eastern Nebraska and Iowa, and US 412 by driving its new bypass around Paragould AR. I had hoped to finish off US 190 and US 290 on this trip, but ran short on time so I'm saving those for some later trip.

One other focus of my trip was adding to the states for which I've re-completed all their counties. I'd previously been to all the U.S. counties, which I completed in 2010, but I had just barely crossed into some of those counties, such as crossing the county line and then turning back as soon as I could. This time, I held out for higher-quality clinches, such as visiting their county seats (even really tiny ones like Gann Valley SD, population 14), or other major contacts. On this trip, I re-completed Montana, Minnesota, both Dakotas, and Oklahoma, bringing my total of re-completed states to 28.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #586 on: July 15, 2021, 01:07:14 pm »
Last weekend I went down to my parents' house in VA for one friend having a graduation party and other friends having a retirement party.  I also took my parents to the Smithfield's Chicken-N-BBQ in Nashville, NC, for dinner.

Clinched: MD 806 (both segments in TM), MD 180, MD 383, MD 464, VA 234, VA 234 BUS (Manassas), VA 294, VA 38, US 360 BUS (Amelia, VA), US 360 BUS (Burkeville, VA), US 460 BUS (Burkeville, VA), US 360 BUS (Keysville, VA), US 15 BUS (Keysville, VA), VA 385, US 501 TRUCK (South Boston, VA), VA 129, VA 34, *US 501 (VA), NC 157, NC 86 TRUCK (Hillsborough), US 70 BUS (Hillsborough, NC), **US 70 BUS (Durham, NC), **NC 98, NC 98 BUS (Wake Forest) , US 64 ALT (Spring Hope, NC), US 64 BUS (Nashville, NC), US 158 BUS (Murfreesboro, NC), VA 379, VA 353, VA 22, VA 53, VA 388 (not in TM), US 29 BUS (Charlottesville, VA), US 250 BUS (Charlottesville, VA), VA 240, US 340 TRUCK (Waynesboro, VA), VA 254, VA 252, VA 285, VA 358 (both sections), VA 261 (unsigned), US 11 TRUCK (Staunton, VA), US 250 TRUCK (Staunton, VA), VA 256, VA 253, VA 331 (TM Section southeast of JMU), VA 280, ***VA 305, VA 263, WV 45, WV 45 ALT (Shepherdstown), MD 34, US 40 ALT (Hagerstown, MD), MD 76
New Mileage:  MD 550, US 1 (VA), US 360 (VA), US 15 (VA), VA 40, US 70 (NC), NC 86, **NC 55, US 1 ALT (Wake Forest, NC), NC 39, NC 231, NC 581, NC 58, US 64 (NC), NC 43, US 258 (NC), US 64 ALT (Tarboro, NC), NC 111, NC 122, NC 125, NC 903, NC 561, NC 35, US 158 (NC), NC 11, VA 20, US 250 (VA), VA 42 (North Section), US 33 (VA), WV 480, US 40 (MD)

*Clinched portion from US 58/US 360 to VA 304 that was closed in November 2020 due to flooding
**Sight-clinched portion still closed in the area of NC 55.  NC 55 is now open in this area unlike in November 2020
***Counted slight clinch as New Market Battlefield had already closed
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #587 on: July 15, 2021, 06:03:37 pm »
Just finished a 5 day road trip from my parent's place near Hendersonville, NC (they were keeping my son to allow me to make the trip).  Drove north to Lexington, KY via Cumberland Gap then lots of new travels mostly along Ohio River to visit two new states for me in Ohio and West Virginia.  I went from Lexington to the Serpent Mound in Ohio, then followed Ohio river from Portsmouth all the way to Marietta, OH.  I'm from Marietta, GA so seemed appropriate.  Then back south through Charleston, WV and New River Gorge bridge before taking I-77 south and clinching I-81 in Tennessee.  Lots of new roads, though not a lot of clinches.  As I think I've mentioned before, clinching is secondary to me to just mapping all the places I've been.  It just took me an hour and half to log all the new roads in my file, mostly due to Kentucky!

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #588 on: July 18, 2021, 08:43:59 pm »
Even though I did not clinch anything during the Delaware Road Meet yesterday as I had already clinched all of the mileage in New Castle County, I did get some work in PA, NJ, and MD done Friday and today.

Clinched: PA 415 (Both Sections), PA 309 BUS (Wilkes-Barre), PA 315, US 206 (NJ/PA-full), NJ 183, US 206 BYP (Hillsborough, NJ), NJ 54, NJ 56, NJ 77, NJ 48, MD 155, MD 22, MD 132 (East Aberdeen), MD 462, MD 156, MD 924, MD 646, MD 161, MD 623
New Mileage:  *PA 309, PA 118, **US 6 (PA), PA 191, PA 590, US 202 (NJ), NJ 129, US 130 (NJ), NJ 49, NJ 45, MD 132, MD 136, MD 7 (White Marsh), MD 24

*Gives me PA 309 in full north of Coopersburg
**Gives me US 6 in PA from the north end of the US 11 concurrency to the NY Line

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #589 on: July 19, 2021, 01:39:46 am »
I set out last week on a two-day clinching trip in the Florida panhandle, along with driving a chunk of US-29 in Alabama.

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FL-273, FL-277, FL-83, FL-81, FL-189, AL-137, FL-87, FL-281, FL-89, FL-97, US-29 (FL), FL-4, FL-85, FL-2 (western segment), GA-285

New mileage:
US-231 (FL), FL-77, FL-79, AL-87, US-331 (FL), US-29 (AL), AL-55, AL-41, US-31 (AL), AL-113, AL-21, AL-54, AL-153, GA-91

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #590 on: July 19, 2021, 08:32:30 am »
Spent the vacation in South Florida, then drove up to Orlando via US 441, CR 523, US 192, then the Turnpike to the new 417 ramps (finally!), then SRs 528, 536, 535 as per usual.

Spent the night there and flew to Providence, Rhode Island (PVD) the next afternoon. Flew a direct on JetBlue (an airline I hadn't flown in 7 years) and drove the long way to Hyannis, Massachusetts: I-95 to RI 3 to US 1, then west to the Connecticut border. Looped back to US 1 and nearly completed it (for the Ocean State) but for a construction detour at RI 102. Took that back to I-95, then I-195 to the Cape. Took MA 28/US 6 instead to the hotel. Drove out to the end of US 6 later in the week and picked up chunks of 6A, MA 28, and all of Routes 132, 149, 124. Took I-495 back and completed 24 on the way down, and picked up some of US 44 on the way back to the airport (PVD-IAD-JAX on United). Weather wasn't spectacular but it's nice to get a vacation spot for work sometimes.

Met with family again in Jacksonville, south to St. Augustine for lunch, and then I-95, I-10, I-75, and US 82 for a stay in Prattville. Hadn't found a way to get that part of US 82 in Alabama until now...the kids don't seem to begrudge the scenic routes sometimes, and traffic was very easygoing. Drove home the next day and now I'm off again to Memphis this week...
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #591 on: July 20, 2021, 07:07:47 pm »
Last weekend’s excursion to the mid-Atlantic for the Delaware road meet gained quite a bit.  I now have I-95 from just north of Richmond VA (I-295) to the Falmouth Spur after finally getting the battered yet bruised section through and northeast of Philly.  In addition I-95 ironically. Becomes the first Interstate driven in DC (tied with I-495 obviously).  I didn’t forget any other DC Interstate - including 66 (was toll free both ways at the time) and have all of DC’s. I also have DC 295 as well as one national parkway but got most of them and the US routes are still needed.  NJ’s Interstates are done as well (kept going on 295 then got 195) and have the ACX and it’s Brigantine connector.
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* by US State: AR: I; AZ: I; DE: I; DC: I,DC; IL: I; IN: I; IA: I, KS: I; MA: I, MI: I; MN: I; MO: I; NE: I; NJ, I; RI: I; SD: I; WA: I; WI: I,US,WI; (AR, IN, MO pending expansions.)