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Offline ntallyn

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #780 on: July 28, 2022, 08:38:56 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 #781 on: July 28, 2022, 08:50:56 pm »
A trip to the World Games in Birmingham was in early July. Finally got around to posting here.

Thursday afternoon, we had to take the interstate to Atlanta so we could catch the Braves game (another new stadium for me), but I did get a section of GA 166 to avoid an accident in downtown Atlanta.

Friday was a roundabout route from Atlanta to Birmingham, collecting counties in NW Georgia and northern AL for my wife, all the while getting as many sensible new routes for myself as I could.

Saturday was watching sumo at the World Games.

Sunday was a fast drive home, as she had to work at 7am on Monday. We got her 5 more counties (all along I-20) as well as a new stretch of I-20 for me. I did finally clinch I-75 and I-16 in GA (I was missing Macon area).

In .list file order:
Alabama: I-20, I-59, US 11, US 72, US 78, US 231, US 278, US 280, AL 71, AL 75, AL 117, AL 132
Georgia: I-16, I-75, US 23, US 41, US 411, GA 1, GA 1 Lp (Rome), GA 3, GA 5, GA 19, GA 20, GA 87, GA 92, GA 100, GA 114, GA 120, GA 136, GA 154, GA 157, GA 166, GA 280, GA 301, GA 360

Then a trip to Providence RI, but without a car. I did get a stretch of RI 2 and RI 37 meeting some friends for dinner one night.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #782 on: July 28, 2022, 10:31:28 pm »
Today I went down to my parents' house to see the niece before heading to RDU for this weekend's meet.  I generally took I-81 SB to Lexington, then finished my clinch of US 60 in VA, clinched VA 251, then clinched VA 56, VA 24 east of Appomattox (the rest had already been clinched), VA 131, US 460 BUS (Appomattox), and VA 26 before heading to my parents' house via US 60, VA 288 (using Watkins Centre Pkwy from US 60 to get there), and VA 10.

The widening along VA 10 east of I-95 in Chester is coming along slowly but surely.  I also clinched US 60 TRUCK (Lexington), but I did not see any signs for it.

Clinched:  US 60 (VA), VA 251, VA 56, VA 24, VA 131, US 460 BUS (Appomattox, VA), VA 341 (both branches), VA 26

New Mileage: VA 151
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #783 on: July 29, 2022, 09:59:52 am »
A day trip on Tuesday to get I-885 also allowed me to pick up a few usausb routes in VA and NC, Bryan Blvd in Greensboro, and scattered VA and NC routes in between. Not a very efficient trip (about 120 new miles, out of 1250 driven), but it provided 21 new clinches and would have returned me to 100% of the signed interstates if not for the recent discoveries of I-35 and I-780 segments previously operating in secrecy.

Also, gas was finally under $4 everywhere I filled up.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #784 on: July 31, 2022, 09:16:19 pm »
Did a good ol' fashioned clinchathon yesterday to tie up some things that were annoying me in PA after a hike. PA is now the second state where I have over 9,000 miles clinched, something I don't expect from too many other jurisdictions. It's very possible that the next state I reach that mark in will be California given where I am about to be living.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #785 on: August 01, 2022, 07:29:27 pm »
I-80 100%.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #786 on: August 03, 2022, 03:53:13 pm »
Friday's last scouting trip for the RDU Meet went well, and the meet itself went well even with most of the people only attending for lunch or the first stop.

Unsurprisingly, I got no new mileage on the meet day itself, but I did get new VA/NC mileage on Friday before and after final scouting.

I also got new mileage in NC, VA, and WV on Sunday coming back despite the off-and-on rain and fog.  I let myself drive the PA Turnpike east from Bedford (a decision that I immediately regretted due to the insane amount of truck traffic) because I did not want to risk driving through any more fog.

Day 2 (7-29-2022)

Clinched:  VA 323, VA 49, NC 39, I-885 (NC), NC 78
New Mileage: VA 40, VA 92, US 15 (NC/VA), US 264 ALT (Wilson, NC), NC 210, NC 50, US 501 (NC), NC 87, US 1 (NC), NC 42, US 401 (NC)

Day 4  (7-31-2022)

Clinched:  US 15 (VA), US 158 BUS (Oxford, NC), VA 364, US 33 (VA), US 33 BUS (Elkton, VA), WV 72, WV 46 (West)
New Mileage:  US 15 (NC), NC 96, US 158 (NC), VA 6, US 33 (WV), WV 28, WV 55, WV 42, MD 935 (unsigned)

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #787 on: August 08, 2022, 07:48:23 am »
Got my first (and probably only) decent roadtrip of the year for clinching purposes this past weekend to/from the Amsterdam/Schenectady roadmeet.  Largely filling in gaps I have in MA and NY but I managed to clinch 11 new routes.  Should have added enough mileage to nudge me back up to #8 for New York.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #788 on: August 08, 2022, 08:28:53 am »
I also added some new mileage in NY this weekend and clinched NY 89 and NY 13A. It won't affect the rankings, but it's a big step towards 30% completion in NY and a smaller step towards 5,000 miles.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #789 on: August 08, 2022, 03:57:33 pm »
After partaking in two large trips in Quebec, I have added a very large amount of mileage - and it's nearing the mileage I have in my home province of Ontario.


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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #790 on: August 09, 2022, 09:24:16 pm »
Day 1 (Harrisburg, PA, to Rochester, NY, via Niagara Falls, NY)

My trip to/from the Schenectady-Amsterdam Roadmeet (that included seeing froggie for about 10 minutes or so as I ran late on Saturday) was probably the second-most scenic roadtrip I have done so far (behind my driving in the Smokies in western NC in May 2022).

I left my apartment just after 1 AM on Friday and took US 22/US 322 WB to US 11/US 15 NB to Selinsgrove before crossing over the Susquehanna River via PA 61/PA 147 to check the signage on PA 405 in Sunbury and Northumberland.  Thankfully, all of the PA 147 shields have been replaced with PA 405 shields (and have been covered on the Susquehanna River Bridge).  I was thinking that US 147 in Northumberland may be replaced with US 405, but that did not happen for better or for worse.

Anyway, I was diverted to PA 147 at Ridge Rd whether I liked it or not as PA 405 is now closed between Ridge Rd and PA 45 so that the road can be realigned into a normal curve at the old PA 147/PA 405 intersection.  From there, it was PA 147 NB to I-180 WB to US 220 SB to PA 44 NB so that I could finish the full clinch of PA 44 that I worked on south of US 220 on the CSVT Trip about a month ago.  Then I followed NY 417 WB to NY 305 SB to PA 346 WB to PA 246 WB (as there is currently a bridge closure on PA 346) to PA 46 NB to the Bradford area.  After some Sheetz, it was back to PA 346 WB in Bradford to NY 280 NB to I-86/NY 17 EB to US 219 NB in Salamanca.

Then I took US 219 NB to I-90 to finish my national clinch of US 219.  Then I took I-190 NB, which I consider a sight clinch due to being able to see the Bridge to Canada, to the Niagara Falls area.  After touring the falls (wanting to be there all day) and driving around the area a bit, I followed NY 31 east from there to Rochester, and then took a nap before looping around Rochester to get NY 386 for the lowest route number game.

Clinched: PA 44, PA 446, PA 246, NY 280, US 219 (NY), NY 391, I-190 (NY), NY 61, Niagara Scenic Pkwy (Niagara Falls), LaSalle Expressway, US 62 BUS (Niagara Falls, NY), NY 31E, NY 271, NY 387, NY 383, NY 386, NY 531, Inner Loop
New Mileage: PA 144, US 6 (PA), NY 305, PA 446, PA 46, NY 242, I-90 (NY), NY 324, NY 104, NY 265, NY 182, NY 384, US 62 (NY), NY 31, NY 429, NY 93, NY 63, NY 33A, NY 33, NY 260, I-490 (NY)

Day 2 (Rochester, NY, to Latham, NY)

The main focus of the drive to Schenectady for the roadmeet was to clinch NY 31 and NY 5S.  While that was successful, I was over an hour late due to a walk clinch and actually driving the full detour of the NY 31 bridge closure over the Erie Canal east of Lyons.  After finishing NY 31, I clinched NY 233 before heading east to Utica to clinch NY 5S, which I consider as the most scenic shunpike route of all time (to the point that you can see the NYST for much of it).

After a fun roadmeet in which we saw off and on rain (and even a wedding party at our ice cream stop), I clinched I-890 and then took NY 7 east to NY 787 north so that I could take NY 32 south to NY 155 (but more on that later).  I did get dinner from DiBella's Subs at the suggestion of Doug Kerr which was good before calling it a night.

Clinched: NY 31, NY 317, NY 631, NY 233, NY 5S, NY 890, I-890 (NY), NY 103
New Mileage: NY 390, NY 21, NY 14, NY 104, NY 414, NY 89, NY 38, NY 690, NY 370, NY 48, NY 5, NY 26, NY 69, NY 28, NY 167, NY 80, NY 30, NY 67, I-90 (NY), NY 7, NY 32, NY 155

Day 3 (Latham, NY, to Harrisburg, PA)

I started the day clinching some routes that I covered parts of at vdeane's Capital District Meet in 2016 in the Albany are before driving back and forth across the amazing scenery in the Catskills (with another walk clinch due to a bridge closure along NY 212).  I eventually ended up taking NY 213 WB south from Kingston to NY 32 SB to NY 208 SB to NY 300 EB to Newburgh.  After circling Newburgh to get the northern piece of NY 94, I did a full on-clinch of NJ/NY 94.  I immediately put NJ 94 as my favorite route in NJ due to the great scenery in a state that is not really known for mountain scenery for the most part.  Once I completed the clinch at I-80 (since I had already clinched NJ 94 south of there), I took I-80 WB to Exit 310 in PA so that I could clinch River Rd (the only usanp road in PA).  Then I got food from Wawa after the rain calmed down before heading home via US 209 SB to PA 33 SB to US 22 WB to I-78 WB to I-81 SB.  The only highlights from that portion of the trip is that traffic has been shifted on the I-78 construction projects recently (to the south between Exits 35 and 45, and to the north at the Schuylkill River).

Clinched:  NY 155, NY 85A, NY 85, NY 140, NY 335, NY 296, NY 214, NY 375, NY 300, NJ/NY 94, River Rd (usanp)
New Mileage: NY 443, NY 32, NY 145, NY 23, NY 23A, NY 28, NY 212, US 9W (NY), NY 213, NY 208, NY 17A
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #791 on: August 09, 2022, 10:19:01 pm »
The main focus of the drive to Schenectady for the roadmeet was to clinch NY 31 and NY 5S.  While that was successful, I was over an hour late due to a walk clinch and actually driving the full detour of the NY 31 bridge closure over the Erie Canal east of Lyons.

Wow, nice! I haven't even clinched NY 31 and it's almost in my backyard.

And that is one heck of a detour to get around the canal bridge closure via NY 14, 104, and 414. It's way shorter to bypass using Montezuma St, but understood for clinching purposes.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #792 on: August 09, 2022, 10:23:46 pm »
The main focus of the drive to Schenectady for the roadmeet was to clinch NY 31 and NY 5S.  While that was successful, I was over an hour late due to a walk clinch and actually driving the full detour of the NY 31 bridge closure over the Erie Canal east of Lyons.

Wow, nice! I haven't even clinched NY 31 and it's almost in my backyard.

And that is one heck of a detour to get around the canal bridge closure via NY 14, 104, and 414. It's way shorter to bypass using Montezuma St, but understood for clinching purposes.

However, it is one less point request for yakra to be concerned about.   ;)

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #793 on: August 15, 2022, 10:54:50 pm »
On the big summer road trip centered around a visit to Yellowstone, I was able to add about 1800 new TM-mappable miles, bringing my active+preview total over 98,300.

Almost 1000 of the miles were on the Interstate system, bringing me over 41,300 miles and over 84%.  Big winners by state were Wyoming with about over 560 new miles (filled in gaps in I-80, and completed all of I-25 north of Cheyenne, completing the state), Idaho with about 120 new miles (mostly I-15), Kansas with about 120 miles (I-135 and I-235), and Nebraska with about 100 new miles (I-80 west of I-76). Most new miles by route were on I-80 with about 400 (now at 100%), I-25 with about 300 (now at 100%), I-15 with about 140. I got my first travels on a few interstates: the western I-86, I-135 and I-235 in Kansas.  Mentioned above are the completed clinches of two big ones: I-80 and I-25, becoming my 2nd and 5th longest clinched routes. I finished up a few 3dis as well: I-135 Kansas, I-235 Kansas, and I-270 Ohio.

I also picked up about 1150 miles on U.S. Highways, bringing me over 37,500 miles in that system.  Big winners by state were Wyoming with over 400 miles (US 14 Greybull to Burgess Junction, lots of US 87 concurrent with I-25 and separate, some US 30), Nebraska at about 230 miles (lots of US 30), Kansas at about 170 miles (US 40 in the west, US 81 mostly concurrent with I-135), Idaho at about 160 miles (mostly US 20), Colorado at almost 125 miles (a little US 6, mostly US 40), Significant new miles by route came on US 30 with over 350 new miles (over 100 in Wyoming, over 200 in Nebraska), US 87 with over 275 miles (much of it the concurrency with I-25 but some other segments), US 40 with over 200 new miles (most substantially Limon to Oakley), US 20 with about 125 miles in Idaho and Wyoming, over 100 miles of US 26 (entirely concurrencies with other routes, I think), and about 100 miles of US 81 (I-135 plus some of the independent route south of there).

Outside of those, there were numerous first travels on and clinches of shorter routes in usaib, usausb, and various state systems.  Looks
like a total of 54 new connected routes traveled, and 20 new clinches of connected routes.  There were also a few very short travels on
routes near an interchange or intersection that were not long enough to justify marking an entire TM segment.  Oh well.

On a related note, only 16 new counties.  I'm at 1874.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #794 on: August 16, 2022, 09:19:52 pm »
This last month:

Finished US 431 in Alabama (and overall) when coming back from our latest trip down to Florida. Had about 100 miles scattered missing pieces.

Was in eastern Maryland for half a day for a client, onto to New Jersey via Delaware. Picked up a few state highways missing from my list (591, 562, 896) and snagged a road-going photo of 543 (didn't have one). Completed the remaining bit of the NJTP, all of I-280, I-287, and US 130. Claimed more mileage of US 1, US 202, and picked up NJ 26 and NJ 91 along the way. So I'm at just over 50% clinched in New Jersey, which makes it one of only 4 states for me above the halfway mark, though I figure Mississippi will drop lower once all the state highways are added.

Experienced multiple numerous flight cancellations out of Newark and got into Atlanta after midnight, well after the last flight left for HSV (which usually runs late, but not this time). Booked a rental car home, but stopped at a hotel at 2am. Woke up the next morning and saw the mysteriously-new "AL 4" shields in Birmingham, but no new mileage. Was in somewhat of a hurry to get home...

Left for Bermuda the following morning for the next work project. Was hoping to rent a car on Sunday, but more flight delays - American this time - mean getting to the hotel just before sunset. Customs and Immigration was a breeze with all the papers at hand (they check for a valid COVID-19 vaccination card, as well as the airline). Non-residents may not drive/rent gas-powered vehicles on the island, so I got around to renting a Renault Twizy, an electric "quadricycle" for two...though it appears to be a tight fit for the second passenger, choose the Citroen Ami instead for two adults over 5'6''. I drove about 40km and hit up all the parishes and cities except one. I looked around on the Bermuda Ministry of Transport site but couldn't find anything related to maps and road maintenance. Therefore, no new mileage but I had a memorable time. I'll post some photos on AARoads later on.

Onto Downeast Maine this week, and just picked up about 50 miles of US 1 so far...

I'm up to 32 states visited (+1 country) and 20+1 states/island nations overnighted this year...but will enjoy a work-from-home week in the next few days, if all goes to plan. 
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