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Offline ntallyn

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1035 on: July 06, 2024, 02:13:58 pm »
Several trips since I've posted:

An April business trip to Virginia Beach added some mileage on US 60 and 460, as well as VA 165, 166, 168, 170, 194, 225, 279, and 337.
A bicycling event in Hilton Head allowed adding a little more of US 278, US 278 Bus (Hilton Head), and SC 46.
Another business trip to Virginia Beach added some US 13, 58, 460, 460 Alt (Norfolk), VA 166, 168, 337, 406, and 407.
While on that trip (Memorial Day weekend), I collected the final Maryland counties I needed. In this process, I gained mileage on (MD) I-70 (yes, the parking lot), I-95, I-97, I-695, I-795, US 13, 40, 50, 301, MD 2, 4, 5, 7, 16, 140, 213, 231, 234, 236, 272, 290, 304, 313, 404, 543, 662, and 665, and (VA) US 13, 58, 360, 13 Bus (3 of them), 17 Bus (Gloucester), VA 3, 14, 33, 105, 168, 179, 194, 198, 200, 201, 205, and 247.
Then a road trip with the grandson to Washington DC (AutoTrain northbound) got a few miles: (VA) I-64, I-95, US 13, 60, 360, VA 5, 27, 30, 110, 132, 143, 205, 206, 218, 233, 244, 402; (NC) I-40, I-587, I-795, US 17, 76, 117, 17 Bus (Wilmington), NC 132, 140, 417; (SC and GA) none, somehow. The most interesting part of this trip was the Carnivorous Plant Garden in Wilmington NC.
And finally, a family reunion near Park City UT gave me the opportunity for US 40, 89, 189, UT 68, 71, 85, 111, 152, 171, 172, 173, 186, 190, 201, 202, 209, 210, 224, 248, and 266. I missed the Brighton loop of UT 190 (though signage outside metro Salt Lake City is very minimal).

I have a trip to Toronto coming up in a couple of weeks, but won't have a car, so I only expect to get some subway mileage. Then back to back work weekends in Tampa, so most of those miles will be the routes I take to/from there.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1036 on: July 07, 2024, 04:04:18 pm »
Arrived in Prescott, ON, for a couple nights, and have to observe that having previously driven the 401 and the 416, the TM-mappable opportunities near here are pathetic.  Once I finish up the little stub of ON 16 (only did it from the exit from customs to Highway 2 so far) that might be it for me on the Ontario side.  I'm the better part of an hour to anything else that would be new to me.  I wish they'd have some sort of official classification of old Highway 2 that we could add.

Fortunately I got some usany and usaus miles on the way up and will get a different batch on the way home.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1037 on: July 09, 2024, 11:56:50 am »
I only have three more state highways in CA, 45, 82, and 113. 45 and 113 are N/S routes in the northern Central Valley, probably not that interesting, and skipped so far because I'm usually going across the Central Valley, not up and down it. But I'm likely to do another trip from SoCal up to Canada this summer, and will get those out of the way (and may clinch US-89 too). CA-82 is more of a problem, because it's a really long urban street that looks like it has a few hundred traffic lights on it. But if that's all that's between me and clinching California, I'll probably suck it up and force myself to do it.

What I've learned is that obsessing about clinching roads sometimes helps you discover interesting places, but it also drags you into a lot of boring places. Having clinched most of California, I feel relieved that I can now choose to go places based purely on whether they're nice places to go.

CA82 (aka El Camino Real) from SF to SJ is a really interesting road, the old main street of Silicon Valley. It's a lot more than a bunch of traffic lights, trust me! You'll find some of the best hole-in-the-wall food in the area, no matter what cuisine you're looking for. Have fun with it! :)

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #1038 on: July 09, 2024, 10:47:45 pm »
Back from a short trip to the Prescott, Ontario, area.  I picked up just over 150 new TM miles.  All in New York and in the usany system, except a mile and a half of Ontario 16 (plus the bit of US 11 that's concurrent with NY 68 in Canton).  I added miles on NY 3, NY 12, NY 26 (ok, only about 1/3 of a mile), and NY 37.  I only have one gap left on NY 12, but it's a tough one, south of the I-81 junction to Clayton. I got my first ever miles on NY 58, NY 68 (clinched), NY 184 (clinched), and NY 812 (big winner with 57 miles).  Of the 450 or so miles traveled overall, only a couple short trips on the 401, sections of NY5/8/12/I-790 in Utica, and the Thruway from Utica to Fultonville were freeways.