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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #435 on: August 03, 2020, 06:56:19 am »
Oh I just did a 4-night jaunt over to Michigan.  Small effort - it gave me the other US 10 (I didn't take the ferry) and the remaining Interstates.  It was a fallback trip due to non-COVID health issues.  I would have gotten some Indiana and Illinois portions but aborted that.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #436 on: August 03, 2020, 03:02:40 pm »
Back from a 9-day trip to Denmark. I didn't jump from one hotel to another this time but spent all nights at the same hotel, more than 600mi (almost 1,100km) from home. I made some short (5-6 hours of driving) and some long day trips (up to 13 hours of driving) so that I clinched about 1,100 new miles in Denmark (speed limit is 80km/h and it's quite often lower) and 50mi in DEU-NI on the return trip. I managed to clinch almost all dnkpr and dnksr routes on Zealand. And of course, I finally clinched all Danish motorways 8) I'm no. 1 for active systems in Denmark now but not for active+preview systems since finnedude has more mileage on dnkmr system and the peer-review is not yet complete.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #437 on: August 03, 2020, 07:35:25 pm »
I have already spent quite some time compiling my .list file. It's not easy to try to recall and track all the major roads I have been on over the past sixteen years. For that reason, there are quite a few inaccuracies with my recordings.

One recommendation I can make to you, going forth. Take photos, or write a journal, concerning your travels. That will help you with remembering where you've been.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #438 on: August 05, 2020, 10:53:06 pm »
With a desire to do a little traveling but with no desire to visit places with active virus outbreaks or to have to quarantine on return home, we decided to stay in New York and head up to Watertown to use it as a home base to visit Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands area.  We visited 3 state parks (Whetstone Gulf, Westcott Beach, and Sandy Island Beach), Tibbets Point Lighthouse, Sacketts Harbor, and took a scenic boat cruise out of Alexandria Bay including a stop at Boldt Castle.  All very enjoyable despite the cruise and castle being in the rain from the outer fringes of TS Isaias.

One of the reasons I picked the location was that there would be a lot of reasonable opportunities to take routes new to me.  Going up through Boonville and Lowville gave us the chance to check out Whetstone Gulf and got me Lewis County, the last I wasn't sure I'd visited in New York.  I was able to find reasonable ways to go out and back via different routes to Cape Vincent, Westcott Beach, and Alex Bay.  The only sort of unreasonable one was that I continued on NY 12 after Alex Bay to its northern end, then took mostly NY 37 back.  Stopping at Sandy Island Beach SP on the way home today gave me a chance to hit a number of new routes and all new mileage until getting to Rome.

I picked up a little over 300 miles in usany and about 15 new miles of US 11.  In the usany system, I got my first mileage on 10 routes, four of which I fully clinched 4, and expanded partial travels on 7 more.

All in all, a fun and productive few days, with what I believe was a very minimal risk of exposure.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #439 on: August 07, 2020, 11:53:13 pm »
@Barefoot Driver
US 26B must be a new and unofficial addition, unless it was part of the Spring 2020 AASHTO meeting I haven't seen any info on. I've never seen it before and went eastboud on 26 toward Bend last year.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #440 on: August 25, 2020, 01:16:09 pm »
Borders only exist in people's mind!

I don't care much about region/state borders but I orientate myself with motorways on maps. I have finally clinched my first "motorway regions" :) It's the region where I live between German A3, A7, A66 and A45. It has a perimeter of 285km. and consists of routes from deua, eure, deub, deubwl, deubyl and deuhel systems.

Unfortunately, we don't have stats for it ;) I need to select three "traditional" regions to show it on a map. You can see the next four "regions" to be clinched just south of the first region. They are limited by A3, A5, A7 and A8 with a total perimeter of 580km. They are split into four "regions" by A6 and A81 :)

2nd "motorway region" clinched :) It's between German A5, A6, A8 and A81, see attached ("highlight untraveled" selected).
Next to be clinched: region between A3, A6, A7 and A81 + region between A6, A7, A8 and A81. Both are very close to completion.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #441 on: September 04, 2020, 10:57:52 pm »
Oh I just did a 4-night jaunt over to Michigan.  Small effort - it gave me the other US 10 (I didn't take the ferry) and the remaining Interstates.  It was a fallback trip due to non-COVID health issues.  I would have gotten some Indiana and Illinois portions but aborted that.
i’ve done the ferry, and found that u-10 mi is a fairly scenic route.
have you gotten the u. s. highways in the wolverine yet? i just need a bit of 2 there to have all of them. last year, i finished 23, 31, and 127 in the state, plus 223. i already had the others.

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« Reply #442 on: September 04, 2020, 11:02:39 pm »
these signs are now all over d. m., and i wondered if there is any effort being made to find the route of historic (i presume) u-65.
here is a pic of one of them.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #443 on: September 06, 2020, 10:57:07 am »
Took a 16 hr ride yesterday.  Got tired of Maryland so worked on south/southeastern WV...

New clinches:  WV 3 ALT (Beckley), WV 28, WV 54, WV 71, WV 107, WV 122, WV 123, WV 307, WV 598

Additional new mileage:
WV 3 (US 19 to WV 12; US 219 to WV 311)
WV 10 (WV 71 to WV 16)
WV 16 (Mullens to WV 121)
WV 20 (WV 104 to I-64 eastern connection)
WV 39 (WV 28 to WV 92 nb)
WV 92 (US 60 to WV 39; WV 66 to US 250)
WV 97 (WV 121 to WV 16)
WV 104 (US 19 e to WV 20)

WV 71 is atrocious.  Northern 2/3 is barely paved and despite having a center stripe is not 2 lanes wide.  Has some blind turns.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #444 on: September 06, 2020, 03:29:10 pm »
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WV 598

I would have expected you to have clinched VA 598 and WV 598 together.

I did a trip yesterday focused on finishing PA 75 and PA 316, but I also clinched PA 163, MD 60, MD 62, MD 418, MD 491, and MD 494 with new mileage on MD 63, MD 550, and PA 16.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2020, 08:39:52 pm by Markkos1992 »

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #445 on: September 11, 2020, 11:46:09 am »
I got back home earlier this week from a three-week, 11,000 mile+ road trip to Colorado. This was mainly to re-visit a favorite hot springs resort in southern Colorado, that had reopened with various Covid-19 restrictions in early August. Bottom line -- glad I went, but it was more fun before the restrictions, and I'll defer my usual revisits every year or two until things return more or less to normal.

My outbound itinerary started with a few days of travels through Wisconsin and Michigan, including out-of-the-way county-counter destinations Door County in Wisconsin, and Keweenaw County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (which has US 41's north end). Then I shifted to southern Missouri and Kansas, to make my way over to southern Colorado.

The return home was shorter but pretty zig-zaggy, and was more heavily focused on clinching US routes. Northern Kansas, then southern Nebraska, then northern Missouri and back into eastern Kansas before turning north into Iowa, then over to Kentucky before returning home to Virginia.

Overall route clinches, in order of completion:

US 141
US 166
US 36
US 136
US 54
US 218 (including a missing segment reopened just two days before I drove it)
US 52 (as recently rerouted in Dubuque)

Near-misses:

US 160 (bridge reconstruction in Dade County MO)
US 151 (bridge reconstruction in Fairfax IA)

Other clinches by state:

US 41 in Wisconsin and Michigan (still missing a lot of US 41 mileage from Illinois to Georgia)
US 23 in Michigan (still missing two US 23 segments, with since-reopened rebuilt bridges in southern Georgia)
US 27 in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky (still missing multiple US 27 segments, all in Georgia)

My total for primary US routes (usaus) is now just over 85%, but that would be watered down a bit if bannered US routes (usausb) were added in.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #446 on: September 11, 2020, 05:03:29 pm »
You weren't stuck in the traffic jam I created on Wis 29, just east of I-39/US 51, near Wausau, when I wrecked my car up there, two weeks ago?

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #447 on: September 11, 2020, 05:41:00 pm »
You weren't stuck in the traffic jam I created on Wis 29, just east of I-39/US 51, near Wausau, when I wrecked my car up there, two weeks ago?

Nope. The only part of Wis 29 I traveled on this trip was east of I-41.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #448 on: September 12, 2020, 02:19:49 am »
The Jefferson Highway was designated an Iowa Heritage Byway on par with the Lincoln Highway in 2016. Signs were put up last year.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #449 on: September 20, 2020, 08:46:45 pm »
I've only made two trips since the middle of March, both of which were between northern VA and eastern PA that I've done hundreds of times before. I did manage some new mileage though.

New clinches:

US30BusTrkDow in PA (completely by accident), US202AltTrkNor in PA, PA238, PA340, PA341Truck, PA392, PA463, PA921, MD134, MD139, MD162, MD170, MD198, MD652

New mileage on still-not-clinched roads:

US30Business (Downingtown) in PA, US322 in PA, PA23, PA23 Alt Truck (King of Prussia), PA24, PA74, PA896, MD176, MD648

Between the pandemic and vehicle problems, both of which have heavily curtailed my travel, I expect most of the rest of 2020 and early 2021 to have very little, if any, more new mileage from me.