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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #765 on: July 13, 2022, 11:53:28 am »
Something interesting about KY.  The difference between first (mapcat-total 2504) and second (vespertine-total 1375) in clinched routes is 1129.  The difference between vespertine and third-place (lkefct-83) is 1292.

Personally, as much as I would like to clinch every short route in KY, there are just way too many to make that reasonably worthwhile.

it doesn't help that Kentucky's route map seems to always be in a state of flux, with the state adding and subtracting routes on a yearly basis.
But if Kentucky's quantity is too much, you can go practice on Louisiana (1200 routes...at the moment), or Texas (980 routes).

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #766 on: July 15, 2022, 08:54:54 pm »
Something interesting about KY.  The difference between first (mapcat-total 2504) and second (vespertine-total 1375) in clinched routes is 1129.  The difference between vespertine and third-place (lkefct-83) is 1292.

Personally, as much as I would like to clinch every short route in KY, there are just way too many to make that reasonably worthwhile.

it doesn't help that Kentucky's route map seems to always be in a state of flux, with the state adding and subtracting routes on a yearly basis.
But if Kentucky's quantity is too much, you can go practice on Louisiana (1200 routes...at the moment), or Texas (980 routes).

I did clinch 42 LA routes on my Natchez meet trip so I did that some.   ;D
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #767 on: July 15, 2022, 09:01:33 pm »
Now it is finally time to summarize the Chicago/NW Indiana Meet Trip that also included a stop in Lexington, KY, to meet YouTubers Paul and Morgan.

Day 1 (Harrisburg, PA, to Perrysburg, OH)-June 23, 2022

I actually started this trip at about 11:30 PM on June 22 as I realized that I was in a state that I was not going to fall back to sleep.  I started by taking US 322 WB to I-99 SB to PA 453 NB so that I could finally clinch PA 729.  After clinching PA 729, I took US 219 NB back to US 322 WB.  From there, I generally followed US 322 WB (ultimately finishing a full clinch of it) to Cleveland, OH, with quite a few loops to clinch other PA routes along the way (including a stop at the PennDOT Sign Garden at the US 6/US 19/US 322 intersection at PA 102 in Meadville).
 
After looping around Cleveland for a few hours, I finished the day by driving west to Perrysburg via US 20.  I also looped around the Toledo area to clinch I-475 (OH), I-280 (OH) (which has an amazing cable-stayed bridge near its northern end), OH 420, and OH 795 before finishing the day.

Clinched:  PA 729, US 322 (OH/PA-full clinch), PA 950, PA 830, PA 257, PA 157, PA 338, PA 102, PA 618, OH 175, OH 633, OH 10, I-490 (OH), US 6 ALT (Rocky River, OH), I-475 (OH), I-280 (OH), OH 420, OH 795

New Mileage:  PA 36, PA 949, PA 208, US 62 (PA), PA 38, PA 8, US 6 (OH, PA), US 19 (PA), PA 98, PA 18, PA 285, OH 283, US 20 (OH), I-90 (OH), I-271 (OH), OH 43, OH 2, OH 58, OH 113, OH 57, OH 301, I-480 (OH), OH 252, OH 254, OH 60, OH 99, OH 547, OH 19, OH 105, US 23 (OH), I-75 (OH), OH 163, OH 51, OH 65, OH 25

Day 2 (Perrysburg, OH, to Monee, IL)-June 24, 2022

On this day, I generally followed US 20 WB from Toledo to Chicago with detours to clinch the northern sections of US 33, US 35, and US 421, and clinch US 20 BUS (South Bend, IN).  Once I got to Stony Island Ave on US 12/US 20, I followed Stony Island Ave to I-94 WB to I-57 SB (which had lane closures for construction despite being Friday afternoon) to US 30 EB to IL 50 SB to my hotel in Monee.

Clinched:  US 20 (IN), IN 127, IN 727, IN 827, IN 4 (Goshen), US 20 BUS (South Bend, IN), IN 520, IN 249, IN 152, IN 312

New Mileage:  US 20 (IL, OH), OH 25, OH 120, OH 108, US 127 (OH), OH 576, OH 49, IN 120, IN 13, IN 15, US 33 (IN), IN 39, US 35 (IN), US 421 (IN), US 12 (IL/IN), IN 149, US 41 (IL/IN), US 6 BUS (Highland, IN), IN 912, I-94 (IL), I-57 (IL), US 30 (IL), IL 50

Day 3 (Monee, IL, to Lexington, KY)-June 25, 2022-June 26, 2022 (at 8 AM EST)

I started this morning by clinching IL 394 and taking I-94 WB into Downtown Chicago.  Then I took I-290 WB to its western terminus at I-90 on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway.  I took I-90 EB back to downtown (with a quick clinch of I-190 along the way) as the rains began to pick up.  I quickly then took I-55 NB to US 41 SB to the Calumet Beach Park where I helped an organization pick up trash in the area during the downpour while waiting for the meet to begin.

After the meet itself featured the differences between Indiana and Illinois, and featured an odd neighborhood in industrial NW Indiana called Markton, I looped around NW Indiana a bit before taking I-65 SB towards Louisville with clinching the I-465 loop around Indianapolis and I-865 since I-65 is still closed in Downtown Indianapolis.  Anyway, I eventually exited off of I-65 SB onto US 31 SB at the Clark Memorial Bridge to get into Louisville proper.  After some looping around to finish my full clinch of I-64 that I could not get last September due to a closure, I generally followed US 60 EB to Lexington including a brief walk-clinch due to a closure in Frankfort just before KY 420. 

Clinched:  IL 394, I-290 (IL), I-190 (IL), IN 912, US 6 BUS (Highland, IN), IN 51, I-465 (IN), I-865 (IN), US 31 (KY), I-64 (KY-gives me full clinch), KY 2860, KY 55 BUS (Shelbyville), KY 2268, US 60 BUS (Versailles, KY)

New Mileage: IL 50, IL 1, I-94 (IL), US 6 (IL, IN), IL 83, I-90 (IL), US 20 (IL), IL 53, I-55 (IL), US 41 (IN/IL), IN 130, US 30 (IN), I-65 (IN), IN 26, US 52 (IN), US 421 (IN), US 31 (IN), IN 37, US 36 (IN), IN 67, US 40 (IN), US 60 ALT (Louisville, KY), US 31E (KY), US 150 (KY), KY 864, US 60 (KY), KY 1848, KY 53, KY 55, KY 420, US 421 (KY), KY 1681, US 62 (KY)

Day 4 (Lexington, KY, to Cincinnati, OH)-June 26, 2022 (starting at 8 AM EST)

After finally getting to Lexington, I cleaned up real quick for church before doing a quick lap of KY 4 (New Circle Rd).  Then I met up with Paul and Morgan (and the others in Lexington for the weekend) for church and lunch before heading generally north on US 27 to Cincinnati.  Once in Cincinnati, I took US 42 NB to OH 4 NB past I-75 so that I could fully clinch OH 561.  At US 50, OH 561 becomes OH 32/OH 125, and I followed OH 32 EB to my hotel just east of the I-275 Interchange (and the west end of Corridor D).

I also want to highlight that I got my first milkshake from United Dairy Farmers on this day at the location on KY 9 at KY 1632, and I thought that it was better than Graeter’s.

Clinched: KY 4, US 68 BUS (Paris, KY), KY 982, US 27 BUS (Cynthiana, KY), KY 3016, KY 3149, KY 445, KY 2345, KY 1632, OH 561

New Mileage: US 27 (KY/OH), US 68 (KY), KY 1974, KY 1973, US 460 (KY), KY 32, KY 36, KY 22, KY 177, KY 8, KY 9, US 52 (OH), US 127 (OH), US 42 (OH), OH 4, OH 32, OH 125

Day 5 (Cincinnati, OH, to Harrisburg, PA)-June 27, 2022

On this day, I realized that I had actually gotten pretty sick, but knowing that sleeping made my sniffling worse meant that staying in a hotel Monday Night to rest was not really worth it.

Anyway back to the roads, I started this day by finishing my clinch of OH 32 and ADHS Corridor D by driving it to Athens.  Along the way, I looped to clinch OH 137 and OH 349 (with a quick stop at Lake Alma State Park north of Wallston).  Once I got east of Athens, I started meandering a bit so that I could clinch OH 690, OH 792, OH 266 (because of some AARoads Forum game you may have heard of), OH 530, OH 565, and OH 536.  I had also planned to clinch OH 537, but that road was closed so I followed the detour. 

Once crossing OH 7 and the Ohio River, I generally followed WV 7 east to Kingston to finish the clinch of that route, and then looped via WV 72 and US 50 to fully clinch WV 26.  I then entered PA to clinch PA 281 and the rest of PA 985 north of US 30 before taking PA 403 NB to PA 756 EB.  I followed PA 756 EB to PA 160 to clarify the final status of that intersection before turning around and heading back to US 219.  From there, it was just US 219 NB to US 22 EB to I-99 NB to US 322 EB back to Harrisburg just before 1 AM on June 28th.  I also stopped at Sheetz along PA 655 for some self-serve ice cream that I think helped my nose a little bit.

Clinched:  OH 32, OH 349, OH 690, OH 792, OH 266, OH 530, OH 565, OH 536, WV 7, WV 705, WV 26, PA 281, PA 985

New Mileage: OH 772, OH 124, OH 327, OH 93, OH 160, OH 550, OH 329, OH 377, OH 555, OH 676, OH 60, OH 339, OH 821, OH 145, OH 260, OH 26, OH 800, OH 78, OH 7, WV 2, US 250 (WV), WV 218, US 19 (WV), US 119 (WV), WV 72, PA 653, PA 403

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #768 on: July 17, 2022, 12:08:51 pm »
Last big trip for a few months to end a busy summer.  Spent 5 days after dropping son off at grandparents near Asheville and travelled to the North Carolina Triangle and Triad areas in north-central portion of state as begin work on visiting all the North Carolina courthouses.  Got 15 new county seats plus seeing many of the sights around Raleigh, Durham, Hillsborough, Greensboro and Winston-Salem.  I use site more for mapping travels than trying to clinch roads, but finally added miles to fill gap on I-40 (while creating a few new gaps) and several of the new interstate highways around North Carolina along with new travels on many US and state highways.

May get a few more new miles on planned Florida panhandle beach trip in September, but always tricky with family in tow.  Next year I hope to finish courthouses in Alabama with trip to northern and southeast corners of state and perhaps a bucket-list trip with dad to Fallingwater with drive up Shenandoah Valley.  Wife also wants to go to Italy though, so I may finally use site for international mileage too.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #769 on: July 22, 2022, 02:20:39 am »
I clinched D144 in Alsace last weekend and stick at 575 now - while @mapcat is still at 525 :)

Last days saw me on the road trying to travel as many roads for missing numbers as possible. I was in Belgium and western Germany because beln and deunwl have routes up to 998 or 969.
I managed to reduce the missing numbers (0-999) from 93 to 11 :) My lowest missing number is 767 now:
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Missing Numbers:
767 780 781 797 799 900 960 965 976 987 996

767, 780, 781 and 965 are a no-brainer but I'd like to keep them for the time being.
The rest up to 999 is also doable (only 799 is a little bit more challenging as mentioned earlier).


Lowest overall number, lowest in EUR, lowest in NA?
Just going for the lowest overall number here; not going to attempt to break it down by continent.

Including only systems in the HB (whether devel systems are included or not), it's 1386.
Adding in systems commented out of systems.csv fills in 56 missing numbers, bringing us up to 1928.

The end of game for Europe is 1185 with routes in DEU-BW (I've traveled long ago) and ENG. Only KY and LA have a 1186 route in HB so far and I don't expect anything new for Europe.


That means, my next goal is traveling as many missing routes from 1000 to 1185 where I only miss 39 routes. Our stats says that 1000 only exists in ENG (two routes), KY and LA but France also has a route in devel.
24 out of the remaining 38 routes exist in DEU-TH which is close to where I live (perfect distance for weekend trips). 1018 only exists in FRA and ENG, 1109 only in FRA. 12 routes (especially the last eight in the range from 1139 to 1178) only exist in ENG. My preliminary plan for 2022/23 is making as many routes in Thuringia as possible before heading to ENG.


I only made 1,913 miles on 10 travel days (107,025 miles in total now) but the trip had more goals:
- Travel as many deub routes as possible (actually 752 miles) so that I stick at 17,019 miles (74.17%) now. I have minimum 50% in all states now :)
- Clinch as many 1-digit deub routes in western Germany as possible but three road closures (B1a, B8 and B9) stopped me. Only the B8 closure was unexpected and annoying, especially because B8 is MY B road which passes by closely to where I grew up. The segment is meant to be downgraded though because of the "new" parallel B8n. OSM jumped the gun long ago but the road should be transferred once it is renewed.
- Travel as many U routes (underground metro lines :), although many are overground) and tram routes in North Rhine-Westphalia as possible. I clinched all regular routes in Bielefeld, Bochum, Dortmund and Essen.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #770 on: July 25, 2022, 06:07:30 pm »
With the recent MD 32 widening, it was time to do more work in the DC area, and do that Beach Dr walk clinch that I knew was coming eventually.  I even changed the route plan slightly so that I could get Beach Dr done before it got too hot.

Clinched:  MD 355, MD 118, MD 121, MD 911, MD 185, MD 410, Beach Dr (DC/MD), MD 192, MD 547, MD 187, Rock Creek Pkwy, George Washington Memorial Pkwy (all sections), VA 400, VA 123, VA 383, VA 309, VA 124, Spout Run Pkwy, MD 191, MD 195, MD 320, MD 787, MD 450, MD 953, MD 564, MD 32

New Mileage:  MD 28, MD 117, VA 236, VA 7, MD 190, MD 193, MD 650

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #771 on: July 26, 2022, 03:54:00 pm »
I had a trip to Raleigh for a card tournament, and decided to add some miles on new roads in each direction. All told, I clinched NJ 48, I-195 (MD), I-695 (DC), I-395 (DC/VA), I-885 (NC), I-540 (NC), drove all of US 1 in VA and the new US 301 in DE, almost all of US 29 in VA, and finally got the last few miles of the I-495 DC beltway.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #772 on: July 27, 2022, 08:10:15 pm »
I managed to reduce the missing numbers (0-999) from 93 to 11 :) My lowest missing number is 767 now:
Code: [Select]
Missing Numbers:
767 780 781 797 799 900 960 965 976 987 996

Amazing!

...and to think I went a little out of my way to capture 562, putting me at 577 (though I have it as a county road).


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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #773 on: July 27, 2022, 08:16:54 pm »
...and to think I went a little out of my way to capture 562, putting me at 577 (though I have it as a county road).

Don't tell Rothman...   :-X

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #774 on: July 27, 2022, 08:24:36 pm »
...and to think I went a little out of my way to capture 562, putting me at 577 (though I have it as a county road).

Don't tell Rothman...   :-X

I can do some annoying mental gymnastics to get to 596, but I won't...

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #775 on: July 27, 2022, 08:51:04 pm »
Maine Inventory Routes, anyone?
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #776 on: July 27, 2022, 09:47:57 pm »
Recently went on a 1,200-mile road trip around a bit of the state to bring my count up to 85% and claim the top spot in Washington. Looking to get a full clinch next summer.

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« Reply #777 on: July 27, 2022, 10:57:29 pm »
Maine Inventory Routes, anyone?
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« Reply #778 on: July 28, 2022, 12:36:14 am »
...and to think I went a little out of my way to capture 562, putting me at 577 (though I have it as a county road).

Don't tell Rothman...   :-X

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« Reply #779 on: July 28, 2022, 04:10:24 pm »
Alrighty, just got back from a business trip/searching for apartments in northwest Nevada. The entire area was new for me, so the ~535 miles I put on the rental car translated to nearly 500 new miles claimed in both Nevada and California. Given that I'll basically be living on the border between these two states, they will be my next targets for route clinching.

21 full clinches over 2 days, a lot of that being thanks to Nevada's numerous urban routes, and I have the stage set for several more within the next month or two. I have a very good feeling that I'll be able to get close to 50% completion in Nevada without much effort just because of how the system is designed. A large amount of urban arterial mileage will be downloaded in Clark County once 215 is complete in the coming year or so, which will make finishing the state much, much easier. California will be a bit more of a challenge given how much of the mileage is in SoCal, but that's more of a long-term project that I will mostly try to work on while visiting other things.