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Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« on: March 26, 2021, 06:26:39 pm »
At some point earlier this month, my mileage in Kentucky surpassed my mileage in Ohio. Ohio's always been my top state, as it's been my home for 20 years (and the entire time I've actively kept track of routes travelled). I've never lived in Kentucky. It's about 2 hours away from my home at its closest point.

Who else has more miles in a region you've never lived in than you do in what you consider your home region?
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Re: Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2021, 06:40:39 pm »
I have more mileage in Texas, where I've never lived, than in California (where I grew up, got my driver's license, and went to college) or Virginia (where I now live).

This includes preview systems. Just for active systems, California is behind Texas, Virginia, 18 other states (two of which I lived in, but only as a little kid), and 5 Canadian provinces.
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Re: Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2021, 07:41:45 pm »
I have more mileage in North Carolina than either of the 2 states I've lived in since I got my driver's license in 1985 (SC - 8 yrs, VA - 28 yrs).

To be fair, I have all but a few miles of the primary routing there is in Virginia. Don't think if I added secondary mileage in Virginia I would catch North Carolina, where I have also driven a fair amount of secondary routes.

Since some people live in states with small amounts of primary mileage, a better question might be this, which surprises me whenever I think about my own answer:

What is an absurdly small amount of mileage you have in an adjoining state to you?

For me, I only have 883 miles in Kentucky.  This is because it is pretty far one-way from my house to anywhere in Kentucky, which is also never in my path on a longer trip I might take with my wife.  Contrast this with Ohio where I have 2716 miles.


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Re: Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2021, 09:20:04 pm »
Since some people live in states with small amounts of primary mileage

Sure, I figured this would be true for a decent number of people, although (at least) two from Virginia is pretty impressive. Virginia has almost 7000 clinchable miles, which is pretty hard to max out. It seems more likely that this would happen for someone from Maryland or Connecticut.

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a better question might be this, which surprises me whenever I think about my own answer:

What is an absurdly small amount of mileage you have in an adjoining state to you?

Is Ontario adjacent to Ohio? That's really the only one left where I don't have a lot of mileage (a little over 2000 out of 7500).
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Re: Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2021, 11:04:33 am »
I grew up in South Carolina (in fact, I lived in the Charleston area for about 25 years).  However, I have more mileage in Georgia.  I have lived here in GA since the end of 2011, but its mileage (active and preview systems combined) is 4041.30 miles. SC is only 3458.01.
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Re: Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2021, 11:28:02 am »
I have more mileage in Texas than in Alabama (where I've lived for 8 years), but less than Florida (lived for 30 years). I could probably count 4-6 months of my working life in Texas, just never more than two weeks at a time before departing. If Farm/Ranch-to-Market roads were included – seems like a mammoth task and undertaking – it would probably eclipse my Florida mileage totals.

Not many adjacent states are low on mileage; I don't get a lot of work in South Carolina compared to North Carolina and Georgia, which explains a lack of clinched miles. But the same goes for Mississippi and Kentucky; however, they're on the way to other destinations so it's easier to pick up miles there.

I tend to marvel at the overall percentage of Rhode Island mileage I've attained, for only 5-6 visits, mostly as a cheaper flight option to the greater Boston area. Or that nearly every trip to Indiana seems to net me 300-400 new miles a week, which is just the random "work slot machine" at play. 
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Re: Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2021, 12:58:31 pm »
If a Farm/Ranch-to-Market roads were included – seems like a mammoth task and undertaking

There are already more than 3,000 route files on Github.... They are just not yet visible in HB with devel status.

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Re: Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2021, 04:44:30 am »
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Re: Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2021, 11:09:55 am »
I'm not even close to this scenario.  New York leads second-place Florida by over 2000 miles and third-place Texas by 500 more.

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Re: Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2021, 08:51:07 pm »
No where close to this yet for me.  Georgia has been my home since 3rd grade/1985 and combined with my recently completed effort to visit every county courthouse, it's in a huge lead.  My next biggest state is Alabama where I was born and the next courthouse target.  But it's smaller areas and state highway system means it will never pass Georgia.  In fact, as I look, I doubt any of my neighboring states will ever pass Georgia unless y'all add all the lower tier state highways in NC.

As for neighbors, Tennessee is surprisingly small at only 1,066 miles.  I've spent more time going through Tennessee than it being the destination itself might explain it being the lowest mileage of my neighbors.  That and frequent trips to Chattanooga area don't give you many miles just over state line.

Much more interesting is the lowest mileage state on my list of New Jersey at 2.46 miles.  When I went to Philadelphia several years ago, I drove across the Walt Whitman Bridge, turned around and came back just to say I had been to Jersey.  Similar excursion to Delaware, but I actually visited sites in Wilmington that day so I got almost 20 miles!  I'm sure situations like that are very common stories with this group though.

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Re: Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2021, 11:55:49 am »
Colorado is by far and away my highest mileage (and where I currently live), but Texas is my number 2 and I've never lived there, while states 3-6 (Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Florida) I've either lived or worked in.

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Re: Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2021, 12:28:09 pm »
What is an absurdly small amount of mileage you have in an adjoining state to you?
With one neighboring state, 2 neighboring provinces, and no passport, in my case this question translates to "Is your mileage in NH lower than one might expect?" :)
If I have to go there any time I leave, I shouldn't have as much left to color in in the SE corner of the map as I do. There's still quite a bit of low-hanging fruit in terms of NE<->SW corridors near the seacoast, parallel to 95 & 495. When I do leave though, seems I too often get impatient about getting where I'm going & barreling down I-95 like a cat with a tin can tied around its tail.
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Re: Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2021, 02:30:50 pm »
What is an absurdly small amount of mileage you have in an adjoining state to you?

I only have 672 miles in Nebraska since I haven't really traveled anything other than the interstates and a little bit of mileage in the extreme southeast corner when we went camping at Indian Cave SP.  That's in comparison to 1,895 miles in Wyoming where I've never lived.

My state rank out of 50 for my bordering states:
Kansas (#4)
Wyoming (#8)
New Mexico (#9)
Arizona (#11) (It kinda borders it)
Utah (#12)
Oklahoma (#19)
Nebraska (#30)

Also, I just realized that percentage-wise, my 2nd highest state is one I've never lived in and have only been to 5 times or so (Idaho @ 34%).

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Re: Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2021, 09:34:50 pm »
Technically, I'm not close, as I have spent most of my life living in New York and that's a good 8,000 miles above second-place Pennsylvania (lived for a year as a toddler) and even further above third-place Ohio (lived for four years). If we want to be strict with "states I have never lived in", my highest mileage in a state goes to the fourth place state, Massachusetts, at 3,035 miles. However, I have not lived in Pennsylvania since I was 2 years old and I am claiming very little mileage in Pennsylvania since that time.

The highest state that I have not lived in, nor a state that borders a state I have lived in, is Virginia (6th place) with 2,501 miles. Highest west of the Mississippi River is Colorado with 1,705 over the course of two trips in 2018 and 2019.

Percentagewise, #2 is DC, which I have only visited, mostly on work trips. Considering only states, #2 is Vermont, which I have lived within 30 miles of for nearly half of my life.

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Re: Region with most mileage is somewhere you've never lived?
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2021, 11:17:01 am »
I just realized I have seven states where I have more mileage than my home state of Michigan. I realize Michigan's total mileage is a little less than average compared to other midwestern states, but I didn't think I'd have that many. That said, I tend to view my travels in terms of the percentages, rather than raw miles. I have 5 states (MI, OH, IN, WI, DE) with 100% totals, and one (IL) very close. Biggest surprise to me? I have 58.58% (4409 miles) in Oregon, a state I've only visited 4 times.

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