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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #275 on: July 24, 2022, 03:01:19 PM »

I took an OBX trip last week and used that as an opportunity to clinch two new Interstates, 885 and 587, as well as US 264, I-440, and I-87 (Southern). 264 through the peninsula is a pretty underrated ride.
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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #276 on: July 24, 2022, 06:56:12 PM »

What's the general consensus on how the strict the definition of clinching is? Does getting on and off a freeway at the same exit disqualify you because you didn't go under the underpass? What about turning right off a road at an intersection, then turning right to get back on, thus missing a few feet in the middle of the junction? Or is it enough to have laid eyes upon each inch of a highway? Just want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row  :biggrin:

Do what makes you feel satisfied. The concept of "clinching" is just a tool to help you organize your travel goals and give you ideas for things to go see. If you've traveled enough of a route to feel like you've seen all of it, then you've clinched it. If going back to travel the bit of road between an on and off ramp wouldn't make traveling more fun to you, then don't bother doing it.
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« Reply #277 on: July 24, 2022, 07:44:26 PM »

What's the general consensus on how the strict the definition of clinching is? Does getting on and off a freeway at the same exit disqualify you because you didn't go under the underpass? What about turning right off a road at an intersection, then turning right to get back on, thus missing a few feet in the middle of the junction? Or is it enough to have laid eyes upon each inch of a highway? Just want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row  :biggrin:

As far as I'm concerned, there's no hard and fast rule.  Everyone is different.  Do whatever makes you feel that you've clinched the route.  If I'm 1000 miles from home and get off at an interchange to get gas, or if I exit at a rest area so that I can pee - should I worry about turning around and getting those few missing feet?

My explanation is what I call a "sight clinch" - if I can see the (short) portion of a road I want to clinch, but had a compelling reason (like gas, food, rest) to miss that (short) portion of a road, I call it good.

Number clinching is supposed to be fun.  Not a chore.

*I turned around at the last turnoff before Canada, which admittedly might also invalidate the clinch. I didn't want to mess with border control given my lack of passport.

To me, turning around right before a border crossing is acceptable (in my mind) for calling it a clinch.  You have a good reason.  Same with a route that enters a military installation which has an access gate.

Others are much more strict, and that's OK.  Rothman will probably call you a "sissy" for that, but that's OK.   :bigass:  (Makes me wonder if Rothman requires travel in both directions on an interstate to call it a clinch)   :)

Oh - While I'm thinking of it - have you heard yet about "travelmapping.net"?  It's run by a user here, and many people on this board use it to track their travels and clinches.

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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #278 on: July 24, 2022, 07:52:09 PM »

(Makes me wonder if Rothman requires travel in both directions on an interstate to call it a clinch)   :)

Now that's just crazytalk. :D
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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #279 on: July 24, 2022, 08:11:53 PM »

(Makes me wonder if Rothman requires travel in both directions on an interstate to call it a clinch)   :)

Now that's just crazytalk. :D

Some people call those "certified" clinches.

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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #280 on: July 25, 2022, 01:23:31 AM »

My explanation is what I call a "sight clinch" - if I can see the (short) portion of a road I want to clinch, but had a compelling reason (like gas, food, rest) to miss that (short) portion of a road, I call it good.

On several occasions, when trying to clinch a road, I've encountered some construction like a bridge closed for repairs, and I've driven as close as possible from both sides, to points within sight of each other.
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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #281 on: July 26, 2022, 12:10:53 AM »

Here's my list:

Full Interstates: I-11, I-12, I-17, I-19, I-215 (NV), I-515
Interstates within a state: I-8 (AZ), I-10 (AZ, NM, TX, MS, AL, FL), I-15 (AZ), I-95 (GA, SC, NC, DE), I-395 (VA)
Arizona: SR 24, SR 51, SR 69, SR 71, SR 72, SR 74, SR 79, SR 88, Loop 101, SR 143, SR 180A, SR 186, SR 187, Loop 202, SR 238, Loop 303, SR 347, SR 377, SR 587, US 64, US 93, US 160
California: SR 57, SR 210, SR 371
Colorado: SH 41
DC: US 1
New Mexico: NM 597, US 160
Nevada: SR 172, SR 592, SR 610, SR 613
Utah: SR 162

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« Reply #282 on: July 26, 2022, 12:18:47 AM »

Added MN 19, MN 271, MN 330 yesterday
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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #283 on: July 26, 2022, 08:21:20 PM »

I-279
I-290(NY and MA)
I-88(NY)
NY-83
NY-75
NY-353
NY-242
NY-241
The Indiana Toll Road
Allegany State Park Routes 1 and 2
The Berkshire Connector
That's all I thought of at the moment. I'm quite close to clinching NY-39 and Allegany State Park Route 3.
EDIT: Clinched I-990 today.

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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #284 on: July 26, 2022, 08:35:59 PM »

Personally, I consider it fully clinched as long as I've physically traveled the pavement between given intersections (so the bridges between ramps is not always required) in at least one direction. This may be by car (as driver or passenger), bus, bike, foot, or train if it's in the same corridor.

Washington (87% complete):
I-5, I-82, I-90, I-182, I-205, I-405, I-705
US 2, US 197, US 730, US 97A, US 395 Future, All US bannered routes
SR 3, SR 4, SR 7, SR 8, SR 9 and spur, SR 10, SR 11, SR 14 and spur, SR 16, SR 17, SR 18, SR 19, SR 20 Spur, SR 22, SR 23, SR 24, SR 28, SR 35 (unsigned), SR 41 (unsigned), SR 92, SR 96, SR 99, SR 100 and spur, SR 102, SR 104, SR 106, SR 107, SR 108, SR 109, SR 110 and spur, SR 112, SR 113, SR 115, SR 116, SR 117, SR 119, SR 121, SR 122, SR 123, SR 124, SR 125 Spur, SR 127, SR 128, SR 129 Spur, SR 131, SR 141 and alt, SR 150, SR 153, SR 155, SR 160, SR 161, SR 162, SR 163, SR 164, SR 166, SR 167, SR 169, SR 170, SR 171, SR 172, SR 173, SR 174, SR 181, SR 193, SR 202, SR 203, SR 204, SR 207, SR 213 (unsigned), SR 215, SR 221, SR 223, SR 224, SR 225, SR 240 and business, SR 241, SR 262, SR 263, SR 270, SR 272, SR 274, SR 278, SR 281 and spur, SR 282, SR 283, SR 285, SR 290, SR 292, SR 300, SR 302 and spur, SR 303, SR 304, SR 305, SR 307, SR 308, SR 310, SR 401, SR 409, SR 410, SR 411, SR 432, SR 433, SR 500, SR 501 and spur, SR 502, SR 503 and spur, SR 504 and spur, SR 505, SR 506, SR 507, SR 508, SR 509, SR 510 and alt, SR 512, SR 513, SR 515, SR 516, SR 518, SR 519, SR 520, SR 522, SR 523, SR 524 and spurs, SR 525 and spur, SR 526, SR 527, SR 528, SR 529, SR 530, SR 531, SR 532, SR 534, SR 536, SR 538, SR 539, SR 542, SR 543, SR 544, SR 546, SR 547, SR 548, SR 599, SR 702, SR 704, SR 821, SR 823, SR 900, SR 902, SR 903, SR 904, SR 906 and spur, SR 970, SR 971

Oregon (42%):
I-82, I-105, I-205, I-405
US 197, US 199, US 730, US 20 Business (Toledo), US 97 Business (Bend and Redmond)
OR 6, OR 35, OR 38, OR 42S, OR 62 and business, OR 66, OR 99E Business (Salem), OR 126 Business (Springfield), OR 127, OR 131 Truck Route, OR 132, OR 164, OR 182, OR 217, OR 223, OR 225, OR 226, OR 293, OR 331, OR 528, OR 551, OR 569

Idaho (8%):
I-184
US 2, US 195
SH-1, SH-41, SH-53, SH-58, SH-60, SH-66, SH-128, SH-200

British Columbia (4%):
BC 7B, BC 10, BC 11, BC 13, BC 15, BC 17, BC 17A, BC 91, BC 91A

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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #285 on: July 27, 2022, 11:46:35 PM »

Here's my full list.

Québec:

A-20 (Rimouski segment), A-85 (as of July 11th, 2022), A-440 (both Québec segments), A-740, A-973, R-185 (as of July 11th, 2022), R-197, R-198, R-199, R-368

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TCH 2, TCH 16, NB 140

Prince Edward Island:

PE 27 (retroactive clinch)
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« Reply #286 on: August 01, 2022, 07:39:32 PM »

Clinched MN-36 yesterday and US-8 in Minnesota today.
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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #287 on: August 02, 2022, 01:13:21 AM »

2 digit Interstates: 8, 16, 17, 24, 30, 40, 41, 43, 57, 59, 64, 66, 68, 71, 72, 74 (west), 76 (east), 78, 79, 80, 84 (east), 85, 86 (east), 88 (east), 97, 99.
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   -clinched both I-265's around Louisville before the opening of the Lewis and Clark Bridge in 2016
   -clinched I-295 (NJ) before the extension along the section of I-95 in NJ and PA
   -have driven the entire route of I-587 when it was signed as US 264

I have not clinched any US routes and a few state routes in NY, VA, KY, and OH.
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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #288 on: August 02, 2022, 06:51:29 AM »

Per Travel Mapping, I have clinched 183 interstate routes as they are defined therein. 

Don't keep track of any other kinds of routes.

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Up to 211 Interstates clinched, per TM's reckoning.
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« Reply #289 on: August 02, 2022, 12:04:03 PM »

I-80 slides in behind I-90 on my list of longest clinched interstates as of yesterday afternoon.  I've clinched 199 of them as defined by TM, and might be able to bring that up past 200 before my current trip ends.
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« Reply #290 on: August 02, 2022, 12:40:58 PM »

Finally finished US 431 two weeks ago, and US 130 last week, which is a "starter pack" US Route.
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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #291 on: August 04, 2022, 02:09:06 AM »

Per Travel Mapping, I have clinched 183 interstate routes as they are defined therein. 

Don't keep track of any other kinds of routes.

http://tm.teresco.org/user/system.php?u=dnthrox&sys=usai
Up to 211 Interstates clinched, per TM's reckoning.

There's no accounting for taste. Interstates, and freeways in general, are the least interesting roads to me. I prefer clinching smaller state and county routes, because they have more variety in scenery and driving conditions. Despite all the roads I've clinched in California, I've never been on I-380 or I-780, and haven't clinched I-280, I-680, or I-880. Not sure if I ever will.
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« Reply #292 on: August 12, 2022, 10:15:21 PM »

Got MN 226, MN 286, MN 38, and MN 6 (in order) yesterday.
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« Reply #293 on: August 16, 2022, 06:45:16 AM »

Per Travel Mapping, I have clinched 183 interstate routes as they are defined therein. 

Don't keep track of any other kinds of routes.

http://tm.teresco.org/user/system.php?u=dnthrox&sys=usai
Up to 211 Interstates clinched, per TM's reckoning.

There's no accounting for taste. Interstates, and freeways in general, are the least interesting roads to me. I prefer clinching smaller state and county routes, because they have more variety in scenery and driving conditions. Despite all the roads I've clinched in California, I've never been on I-380 or I-780, and haven't clinched I-280, I-680, or I-880. Not sure if I ever will.

Oh, definitely agreed, but I think it's just because he doesn't want to bother trying to track down a little 1.75-mile section of a state road, which may or may not have connected to another state highway. Not everyone keeps track of that stuff and focusses on other things, though I tend to.

There's a good feeling with finishing a 16-mile twisty road, but personally, a different sense of accomplishment for completing one that's hundreds (or thousands) of miles long, especially if it was broken up over several years' adventures until completion. Still, others may say "the vehicle did all the work" and not care at all.
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« Reply #294 on: August 16, 2022, 07:11:48 AM »

Not going to repost my entire list, but I added I-71, I-275 (OH/KY/IN), I-471 and I-675 (OH) over the weekend.
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« Reply #295 on: August 17, 2022, 09:36:22 AM »

IL: I-88, I-180, I-190, I-290, I-294, I-355, IL-390
IN: I-80, I-94
SD: I-190
WI: I-90, I-94
MI: I-94, I-196
MN: I-90
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IL: I-88, I-180, I-190, I-290, I-294, I-355, IL-390
IN: I-80, I-94
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WI: I-90, I-94
MI: I-94, I-196
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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #296 on: August 17, 2022, 12:23:05 PM »

There's no accounting for taste. Interstates, and freeways in general, are the least interesting roads to me. I prefer clinching smaller state and county routes, because they have more variety in scenery and driving conditions. Despite all the roads I've clinched in California, I've never been on I-380 or I-780, and haven't clinched I-280, I-680, or I-880. Not sure if I ever will.

Oh, definitely agreed, but I think it's just because he doesn't want to bother trying to track down a little 1.75-mile section of a state road, which may or may not have connected to another state highway. Not everyone keeps track of that stuff and focusses on other things, though I tend to.

The other thing about interstates is that they're much easier to log in TM than various surface US and state routes. The waypoints are simple, standardized, and easy to identify.

The waypoint issues on other routes are often headache-inducing, but that hasn't stopped me from trying to get them logged as accurately as possible. Some days I feel ready to take on a waypoint overhaul of the entire NY state route system, and other days I want to just delete my .list file and forget it. It's certainly fun and interesting, but also a major time sap, so it sometimes feels like a curse as much as a blessing.  :)
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« Reply #297 on: August 17, 2022, 12:27:31 PM »

There's no accounting for taste. Interstates, and freeways in general, are the least interesting roads to me. I prefer clinching smaller state and county routes, because they have more variety in scenery and driving conditions. Despite all the roads I've clinched in California, I've never been on I-380 or I-780, and haven't clinched I-280, I-680, or I-880. Not sure if I ever will.

Oh, definitely agreed, but I think it's just because he doesn't want to bother trying to track down a little 1.75-mile section of a state road, which may or may not have connected to another state highway. Not everyone keeps track of that stuff and focusses on other things, though I tend to.

The other thing about interstates is that they're much easier to log in TM than various surface US and state routes. The waypoints are simple, standardized, and easy to identify.

The waypoint issues on other routes are often headache-inducing, but that hasn't stopped me from trying to get them logged as accurately as possible. Some days I feel ready to take on a waypoint overhaul of the entire NY state route system, and other days I want to just delete my .list file and forget it. It's certainly fun and interesting, but also a major time sap, so it sometimes feels like a curse as much as a blessing.  :)

Once you get it logged though, there isn't really any upkeep, and if there is, you get an email. Every few months I'll find something that I had forgotten I traveled, but I quick log into my Github, make the edit, and it's merged later that night.

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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #298 on: August 17, 2022, 12:36:40 PM »

The other thing about interstates is that they're much easier to log in TM than various surface US and state routes. The waypoints are simple, standardized, and easy to identify.

The waypoint issues on other routes are often headache-inducing, but that hasn't stopped me from trying to get them logged as accurately as possible. Some days I feel ready to take on a waypoint overhaul of the entire NY state route system, and other days I want to just delete my .list file and forget it. It's certainly fun and interesting, but also a major time sap, so it sometimes feels like a curse as much as a blessing.  :)

Once you get it logged though, there isn't really any upkeep, and if there is, you get an email. Every few months I'll find something that I had forgotten I traveled, but I quick log into my Github, make the edit, and it's merged later that night.

My upkeep is constant self-induced questioning about which route I took, or where exactly I turned off, or where I may have stopped that may have affected the routing. Sometimes I feel like I've been thinking so deeply about a particular route or segment that I may have inadvertently just invented some travels that never even happened... or that I remember more about them from Street View than I do from actually traveling them!  :-D

Of course, this will get better with time as verified new travels outweigh the old stuff that I can't remember as accurately. I haven't used GitHub, but updates are easy enough by email and I have no problems whatsoever with the functionality and maintenance of the site itself.
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Re: Highways You Have Clinched
« Reply #299 on: August 17, 2022, 12:37:54 PM »

The other thing about interstates is that they're much easier to log in TM than various surface US and state routes. The waypoints are simple, standardized, and easy to identify.

The waypoint issues on other routes are often headache-inducing, but that hasn't stopped me from trying to get them logged as accurately as possible. Some days I feel ready to take on a waypoint overhaul of the entire NY state route system, and other days I want to just delete my .list file and forget it. It's certainly fun and interesting, but also a major time sap, so it sometimes feels like a curse as much as a blessing.  :)

Once you get it logged though, there isn't really any upkeep, and if there is, you get an email. Every few months I'll find something that I had forgotten I traveled, but I quick log into my Github, make the edit, and it's merged later that night.

My upkeep is constant self-induced questioning about which route I took, or where exactly I turned off, or where I may have stopped that may have affected the routing. Sometimes I feel like I've been thinking so deeply about a particular route or segment that I may have inadvertently just invented some travels that never even happened... or that I remember more about them from Street View than I do from actually traveling them!  :-D

Of course, this will get better with time as verified new travels outweigh the old stuff that I can't remember as accurately. I haven't used GitHub, but updates are easy enough by email and I have no problems whatsoever with the functionality and maintenance of the site itself.

If you need a tutorial on Github, let me know; it's really easy. All you're doing is basically editing your .list file "in the cloud", where the site is actually reading it from.

 


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