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Offline Bickendan

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #870 on: March 05, 2023, 11:20:33 pm »
Here in Kolkata, with routings being so uncertain, I've picked up the Google reported portion of WB 1 to the Maa Flyover, and that to the Park St Circus.

Other than that, it's been doing a lot of walking and picking up a segment of the underground metro.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #871 on: March 13, 2023, 03:35:51 pm »
Took a day drive to Seattle a couple days ago now that I'm back in the States.
Clinched WA 505, 122, 508, 702, 99, 526, 509, and I-405, while picking up mileage on US 12, WA 507, 7, and the Everett side of 525.

Running the urban portion of 7 and immediately following it with the length of 99 was a slog.

I did pick up an atlas of India from Metskers Maps, which managed to be printed and published after India's NH renumbering but used the old ones :smh:

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #872 on: March 19, 2023, 12:20:31 am »
A conference in Toronto gave me the chance to pick up some miles/kilometers this week.  I went north first so I could ski a little at Titus Mountain outside Malone, crossed into Canada at Cornwall, drove to Toronto from there, and returned home via Niagara/Buffalo.

I started the trip over 600 miles short of the elusive 100,000 mile club in active+preview and got more than half way there, now needing just under 250.

Here are some TM-relevant highlights of my travels:

- US 11 between the Northway and a little east of Malone for about 60 new miles.
- First travels on and clinch of both NY 122 and NY 95.
- Almost 20 new miles on NY 37, and a small piece of NY 37C (first travels).
- About 190 new miles on ON 401.
- First bit of ON 62 when getting dinner off 401.
- First travels on and clinch of Don Valley Parkway.
- First travels on ON 427
- Clinched the 13 miles I was missing of ON 403.
- Clinched ON 405, though I'm not sure how I had part but not all of it before.  Was it not connected up to QEW until fairly recently (like, in the last 10+ years)?
- Finished off NY 61.
- About 15 new miles by taking US 62 from Niagara Falls down to I-290.
- Closed my last NY 5 gap east of Buffalo, between Pembroke and Batavia.
- New NY 33 miles from Batavia to I-490, and two small bits of NY 33A.
- First travels on and clinch of NY 204 (which includes one of those two small 33A bits).
- New segment of NY 31 between I-590 and I-490.

Added about 225 miles overall in Ontario.
Added about 150 miles overall in New York.
About 75 new usaus miles.

It was also my A3's first time into Canada, and my first time overall since 2015.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #873 on: March 19, 2023, 10:16:25 am »
- Clinched ON 405, though I'm not sure how I had part but not all of it before.  Was it not connected up to QEW until fairly recently (like, in the last 10+ years)?

Been connected to the QEW since the beginning when it was opened in 1963.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #874 on: March 19, 2023, 01:53:37 pm »
Last week was my Spring Break clinch-a-thon, focused on western Kentucky this time. Most of the time was spent driving 2 miles and turning left, driving 3 miles and turning right, driving 1.5 miles and turning around, etc, in 14-hour bursts. Weather was great, traffic was light, and there were only 2 closed roads.

Overall I added more than 2500 miles, clinched 330 routes (3 of which were new discoveries), and got to within 1200 miles (4.5%) of finishing Kentucky. I'm also now over 50% done with Tennessee.

I also reduced my "missing numbers" on the route numbers table by 10 (to 13) and passed 200,000 segments traveled.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #875 on: March 19, 2023, 09:19:18 pm »
I also reduced my "missing numbers" on the route numbers table by 10 (to 13) and passed 200,000 segments traveled.

I see you clinched KY 525, eliminating that roadblock from taking the #1 spot for the "Lowest-numbered route you haven't been on" game on the aaroads forum. You are now ahead of me, with my lowest untraveled route number (counting Virginia secondary routes, a few county routes, and unsigned routes excluded from TM) of 661.

I'm on the last day of my own Kentucky trip, but need to figure out how to get home from the westernmost tip of KY while avoiding more cold, or otherwise bad weather.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #876 on: March 20, 2023, 08:47:58 am »
I'm on the last day of my own Kentucky trip, but need to figure out how to get home from the westernmost tip of KY while avoiding more cold, or otherwise bad weather.

Maybe this won't take you too far out of the way. Stay warm!
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #877 on: March 20, 2023, 11:12:03 pm »
I'm on the last day of my own Kentucky trip, but need to figure out how to get home from the westernmost tip of KY while avoiding more cold, or otherwise bad weather.

Maybe this won't take you too far out of the way. Stay warm!

It would've, since my plan was to close out KY by heading west into MO, via the Dorena-Hickman ferry. I'm now down in northern Mississippi, plotting my next move.

My most notable feats so far on this trip: clinching US 421 overall; re-clinching US 68 overall; and re-clinching the rest of Kentucky's counties (for "round 2", trying for more solid coverage than in "round 1"). No time yet to update my list file, that'll probably wait until I'm back home.

Belated update: As mentioned in an Updates to Highway Data thread, I went down to Lafayette LA, to cover an impending US 167 reroute there to make sure I don't lose my overall clinch of that route. I also clinched all the LA mileage of US 51, but am still missing much of the rest of that route.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #878 on: March 23, 2023, 06:47:58 pm »
I have started my summary of the Florida trip via this linked Google Doc (https://docs.google.com/document/d/14vuyP194RtpYoX_eyleZbBWEYqXfJm_3c62nJ-BZnCE/edit?usp=sharing).


EDIT (4-3-2023):  I have finished the Florida trip summary just now.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #879 on: April 05, 2023, 09:20:51 pm »
Thankfully my trip report for the Long Island Meet Trip will be much shorter than the Florida one.

I started this trip after work on Friday, March 17th, by taking US 22 WB/US 322 WB to US 11 NB/US 15 NB to PA 147 NB (onto the CSVT) to I-180 WB to PA 405 NB to Hughesville to pick up PA 118.  I then clinched PA 118 before taking PA 309 SB to I-81 NB to I-84 EB to PA 435 SB to go clinch PA 590.  Then it was PA 434 SB to US 6 EB to I-84 EB back to US 6 EB to enter New York in Port Jervis before taking CR 15 SB to NJ 23 SB.  I clinched NJ 23 before getting to US 46 where my hotel for the night was.

I woke up early the next day (March 18th) and started the day by taking NJ 23 NB to US 202 NB/EB to Palisades Interstate Pkwy to US 202 EB to US 9W SB to finish clinching US 202 and US 9W in NJ.  Then I worked on clinching some of the short NJ routes I had not done yet just west of the George Washington Bridge.  Afterwards, I went into NYC via the George Washington Bridge, looped to clinch the Pelham Pkwy and I-695, and then took I-295 SB to NY 24 EB to NY 110 NB to get to the lunch location for the meet.  The meet itself mainly focused on county routes (most notably the partially freeway CR 97 (Nicolls Rd) and construction on both I-495 at the Sagtikos Pkwy and on NY 347 east of NY 111).  Since only three of us went on the tour, we clinched NY 454 and started my clinch of the Northern State Pkwy while heading back to our cars along NY 110 at the Walt Whitman Mall.

The way home for me was simply the Northern State Pkwy and Grand Central Pkwy west to I-278 (with a detour to get the east connector between I-278 and the Grand Central Pkwy just west of LaGuardia Airport in case it ever gets added to Travel Mapping).  Then it was simply I-278 EB across the RFK Bridge to I-87 NB to I-95 SB across the George Washington Bridge to I-78 WB back to Harrisburg.  Some of the I-78 construction between Exits 35 and 45 looked somewhat close to completion so that was a bit of a highlight, but nothing much else new on that front besides that.

Clinched:  PA 118, PA 590, NJ 23, US 202 (NJ), US 9W (NJ), NJ 93, NJ 5, NJ 67, NJ 63, **I-295 (NY), I-695 (NY), Pelham Pkwy, NY 24 (Hempstead), NY 454, Northern State Pkwy, Grand Central Pkwy

New Mileage:  PA 435, US 202 (NY), US 9W (NY), US 1 (NY), NY 110, *NY 25, NY 231, NY 347

*Not enough mileage to be added in TM.
**All of the I-295s south of RI are clinched as of now (unless you count the newest segment of NC 295 south of Fayetteville)



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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #880 on: April 14, 2023, 11:13:02 pm »
Taking advantage of good weather and 2 days off to do an overnight roadtrip into New York.  Finished Day 1 this evening where I field-checked NY 331 in addition to clinching it, as well as filling several gaps I had in central New York and the Mohawk Valley.  Clinched routes include US 11 (NY), NY 69A, 163, 167, 169, 174, 178, 193, 289, 331, 334, and 825.

Tomorrow, I'll attempt to knock out some NY routes across the North Country on my way back home.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #881 on: April 15, 2023, 07:57:11 pm »
Completed Day 2 of my overnight trip, focusing on areas around Watertown (NY), the St. Lawrence Valley, the North Country, and the Champlain Valley.  By far my biggest clinch of the day is one that has been laughing at me for years....I-87.  I'd been missing between Exits 31 and 33 on the Northway until this afternoon.

Other clinches include NY 12E, 22B, 72, 184, 190, and 458.

This will hopefully put me at over 10,000 miles for New York.  Will find out with the next site update.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #882 on: April 15, 2023, 10:11:35 pm »
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By far my biggest clinch of the day is one that has been laughing at me for years....I-87.  I'd been missing between Exits 31 and 33 on the Northway until this afternoon.

The thought that 5 years ago that I may have possibly been able to beat you at clinching I-87 in NY is shell shocking to me.  Of course, I have no immediate plans to clinch I-87 along the Northway north of Exit 30 (which is what I have needed since June 2018) so I guess the joke is on me.

At least I still have I-87 in NC clinched.   ;)

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #883 on: April 15, 2023, 10:41:44 pm »
Big TM milestone for me today, as I was driving up NY 12, about 21 miles south of Sangerfield, I passed 100,000 active+preview miles.  I was pretty confident I'd added enough new miles to break 100,000 but I wasn't sure exactly where I hit that mark until I ran tonight's site update and saw my new totals.

I made my third (and likely last for a while) round trip of the past year to Ithaca Thursday and today.  I was able to afford a few extra hours each way so I was able to work in a lot of new roads.  On the way out, I left the Thruway for NY 13 and went north to NY 69.  West on NY 69 from there, with an out and back along NY 183 along the way, I took that to NY 69A, US 11, then NY 49 West to its end at NY 3 to complete NY 49.  I took NY 3 over through Fulton, where I stopped for a break to walk around by the locks.  My route from there to Ithaca was NY 3 to NY 104A, several miles of NY 104 I'd traveled before, the NY 414 south.  At Magee, I turned left onto NY 318 to finish that route, then US 20/NY 5 back to NY 414.  Then NY 414 to NY 96 all the way into Ithaca with a side trip to check out Taughannock Falls.  Today's return was NY 34 to NY 34B to NY 38 to NY 79 to NY 12, which I took up into Utica.  Plus a side trip to drive all of NY 320 near Norwich.  Then just the Thruway home.

In the end, I made my first travels on 5 usany routes, finished up 5 usany routes, with just short of 250 new usany miles.  Add in a few new miles on US 11 to put me a little over 250 new on the trip.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #884 on: April 16, 2023, 05:24:08 pm »
I also took a 4-day drive out to western NY this week, and I decided to return home to CT through PA and NJ, which brought my total mileage over 90,000.  My primary TM objective was to knock off several of my lowest missing numbers, which included NY266, NY324, PA345, NY366, NY383, NY386, NY387, NY392, PA/NJ413, and NY419.  My lowest is now 323, but the closest to home of those that I've found are in Ohio and Kentucky.  They'll have to wait for a longer trip.

New clinches this trip (in chronological order):
NY392, NY227, NY79, NY419, NY329, NY352, NY415, NY417, I-990, NY387, NY280, PA607, PA654, PA554, NJ413, NJ44, NJ168, NJ91, NJ173, NJ122, OldMineRd, NP602, and NP615

In North Tonawanda, I made a wrong turn onto the NY429 truck route, which is very short, but clearly signed.  It connects NY265/384 to NY429 along Robinson and Oliver streets.  I'm not sure whether that's worthy of adding to the site.
Clinched RI state highways 2/16/19.
Clinched CT state highways 6/14/19.
Clinched NH state highways 7/17/20.
Clinched MA state highways 4/11/21.