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Offline oscar

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #450 on: September 20, 2020, 09:12:37 pm »
Always bring flip flops because you never know when you’ll need them.
i never have any sort of footwear along.

My feet injure too easily to avoid footwear on the road. For example, two broken little toes while barefoot (pain but no hassle --  they were just "buddy-taped" to adjacent uninjured toes, until the little toes healed).

My doctor told me to stop walking around naked inside my apartment (with the blinds closed), for that reason. She asked me to at least wear flip-flops.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #451 on: September 24, 2020, 06:30:14 pm »
I took a trip last weekend to finish northern DE (north of Middletown), do much of northeast MD that I had not done already, and even some southeast PA.  I also reclinched PA 183 between I-78 and US 222 noting the slight realignment in New Schaefferstown Rd now shown in the HB.
 
Routes Clinched: US 13 BUS (Wilmington, DE), DE 2, DE 3, DE 4, DE 7, MD 7 (Perryville), MD 7 (North East), MD 7 (Elkton), DE 48, DE/PA 52, DE 62, DE/PA 82, DE 92, DE 100, PA 100 (including old PA 100 south of US 30 even though that does not count for TM), DE 202, DE/PA 261, MD 267, MD 268, MD 277, MD/DE 279, MD 281, MD 316, MD 327, PA 352, PA 452, DE/PA 491, MD 545, MD 781

New Mileage: US 40 (MD), DE 9, PA 401, PA 842

EDIT:  I still have not done any of DE 1 south of US 301.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #452 on: October 05, 2020, 08:46:51 pm »
I got back yesterday from a four-day trip to Rhode Island, via New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York. This is the first time I've been to three of those states this year. The NY/CT/NJ joint "travel advisory", generally requiring 14-day quarantines for visitors from "restricted states" (now most of the U.S. outside the northeastern and west coast states), and RI's similar "advisory", long was the main obstacle. Early last week, I found out that Virginia had been removed from the NY/CT/NJ "restricted states" list, and also wasn't on RI's. So I hastily threw together a short tour of those four states, before they could change their minds, as has already happened with RI which today added Virginia back to its restricted list.

I made a point of visiting the counties in RI and NY that I had not re-visited since I had completed all the U.S. counties in 2010, to fill in some holes in my "round 2" county map. I've now re-completed all the states from South Carolina to Maine, except Massachusetts where I still haven't re-visited three counties, two of them expensive-to-visit offshore counties which I'm skipping for "round 2".

But I did a fair amount of state route-clinching in the process, including but not limited to:

-- all of RI 138, RI 165, and the mysterious RI 238

-- all of CT 11

-- NY 417 east of Wellsville, and all of the short NY 10A

-- all of NJ 440 (both west and north of Staten Island)

I also came upon a probably unofficial Bigfoot crossing sign, on NY 8 about 2.5 miles west of the Hamilton County courthouse in Lake Pleasant.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #453 on: October 12, 2020, 05:19:20 am »
I've been on a 2-weeks-trip through Eastern and Northern Germany - I didn't want to travel abroad due to covid restrictions. I've focused on B roads and have traveled 13457.52 of 22960.57 miles (58%) now. In addition, I have most mileage in ALL (16) German states now.

2nd "motorway region" clinched :)
Next to be clinched: region between A3, A6, A7 and A81 + region between A6, A7, A8 and A81. Both are very close to completion.

3rd "motorway region" clinched :)
It's between German A6, A7, A8 and A81, see attached ("highlight untraveled" selected).

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #454 on: October 13, 2020, 07:33:33 pm »
Might as well join the fray here with some notes about what I did last week.

From mid-2017 through 2019 I found myself flying places for work a fair amount, this left me with a good amount of airline miles burning a hole in my pocket that I'd never used. Well, last week I used them to fly first class to Phoenix and drive in a big loop around the southwestern US.

Routes newly clinched: AZ I-10, AZ I-10 BL (Quartzite), CA I-10, CA 111 (Palm Springs), CA 210, CA 134, CA 1, CA 9, CA I-880, CA 238 (Castro Valley), CA 4, CA 207, CA 203, CA US6, NV 374, NV/CA Daylight Pass Rd, CA Badwater Rd, CA 178 (Shoshone), NV 372, NV I-215, NV I-515, NV 319, UT 56, UT I-15 BL (Cedar City), UT 148, UT 12, UT 95, UT 162, CO 41, NM 17, NM I-25 BL (Springer), NM 585, NM 68, NM 30, NM 501, NM 333, AZ 473, AZ 373, AZ 188, AZ 24, AZ 202

Couple other things of note:
1) I like how this gives me a majority of the single digits in CA. I now have CA 1, CA 4, CA US6, CA I-8, and CA 9 all clinched.
2) Two of these newly clinched routes (AZ 373 and AZ 473) are routes I have sole claim to among TM users - no one else here has been on any of either. I am also currently the only person to have clinched the newly extended AZ 202 (you're welcome), though I expect that will change as other users update their list files as the extension has physically been open for nearly a year.
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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #455 on: October 13, 2020, 11:32:10 pm »
The last week or so saw me in Virginia and the surrounding states. Some highlights:

-Interstate mileage in WV is complete
-US 211 was clinched, as was its Luray business route
-US 48 and 219 as they currently exist were clinched
-I am currently the only person on TM to have a clinch of WV 121 given the extension that opened at the beginning of the month and I can confirm that the current south end is at the connector ramp
-Significant sections of US 58 and 220 were grabbed and the US 58 Hillsville business route was clinched
-Several VA state routes were clinched or had a large amount of mileage added, as well as 3 PA routes and 2 signed MD routes

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #456 on: October 15, 2020, 11:05:45 am »
Got a chance to finish up AL269 in Jefferson County, AL (my current residence). I was only missing about a mile of it, but couldn't make on my way anywhere. Added the remaining 20 miles on AL269 in Walker County as well to clinch AL269.

Also finished AL91 and added about 30 miles on AL69.

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Re: New Travels and Stats Discussion
« Reply #457 on: October 17, 2020, 10:23:18 pm »
Took a 16-hr ride last Saturday...

New Clinches (in order of driving them): MD 324 (does still exist though unposted), MD 610, MD 575, MD 367, DE 30 (reclinch), US 301 (DE - reclinch), PA 3, PA 162, PA 841, PA 796, PA 896, PA 999, PA 743, PA 39

New mileage: PA 291, PA 611, PA 340, PA 462, PA 441

I was supposed to clinch PA 291 as well, but there are 2 unmarked turns EB so I ended up on the I-95 bridge over the Chester River.  PA 3 is posted extremely poorly in Philadelphia.  4 straight unmarked turns WB plus not marked at PA 611.  I scouted PA 3 beforehand to know which streets to take.

With this trip I have completed all TM mileage on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and returned to having 100% of Delaware.