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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #200 on: December 06, 2022, 04:49:55 PM »



I would probably find a display of the lowest route number a person hasn't been on to be a more useful proxy for experience than post count, to be honest.

This would actually speak to experience with a huge degree of accuracy.

Crap.  Mine is only 26.

Next time you go to Branson, see if you can figure out a way to work K-26 into your route!

Would that make you respect my experience more?

It's an extra 19 miles compared to our usual route, with Google estimating an additional 15 minutes of drive time.

*sigh*   OK . . . I suppose I'll probably have to, now that you pointed it out to me . . .

I'll let my wife know you told me to.

On family trips, the variance I'm allowed off the fastest route for the purpose of clinching routes or counties is 15% of the travel time or 45 minutes, whichever is less.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #201 on: December 06, 2022, 05:02:26 PM »

Mine is only 1, so make of that what you will.

Never been on Halsted south of I-57, huh?  (although, come to think of it, I don't think I've been on IL-1 north of Lawrenceville)

Nope, I'm rarely on the south side of Chicagoland, so it's very out of way to get any sort of mileage on it. And I'm rather wary of driving it north of 94.

I also need 2, which unfortunately I didn't take care of when I was out at school.



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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #202 on: December 06, 2022, 05:08:36 PM »

On family trips, the variance I'm allowed off the fastest route for the purpose of clinching routes or counties is 15% of the travel time or 45 minutes, whichever is less.

My personal record for this was achieved earlier this year. The fastest way from FL to NJ is via I-95 and its 3di loops, about 16 hours or so and done numerous times without a hotel stay. Last time, we took US 301 instead and added at least 8 hours and 2 nights of hotel stays.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #203 on: December 06, 2022, 06:02:43 PM »

I don't think I've looked ahead, but I've clinched I-27.

Hmmmmm...  It might actually be 28, although I'd have to dig through Minnesota county highways to be sure.

Take a trip to the UP and you can get 26 and 28.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #204 on: December 06, 2022, 06:06:25 PM »

I'm also surprised with this topic that nobody has mentioned that "to" is misspelled. I thought we were way too serious.

Oh, it was mentioned all right. I had fun with it early in the thread:

Thanks for that. I just didn't feel like going further back in this thread after reading through four pages of crap.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #205 on: December 06, 2022, 06:06:53 PM »

I don't think I've looked ahead, but I've clinched I-27.

Hmmmmm...  It might actually be 28, although I'd have to dig through Minnesota county highways to be sure.

Take a trip to the UP and you can get 26 and 28.

M-26 is most scenic Highway 26 Iíve been on.  CA 26 and US 26 in Oregon arenít too shabby either.  I-26 has some nice scenery in North Carolina.  FL 26 and IN 26 were passably generic. 

M-28 okay, and basically a twin to US 2 in the UP.  NV 28/CA 28 are probably the most boring roads around Lake Tahoe.  I didnít think AL 28 was exciting, nothing too noteworthy on IN 28 or NM 28.  NC 28 around Fontana Lake is a fantastic drive.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #206 on: December 06, 2022, 06:20:17 PM »

OK, I'll play.

NY 28 is, I would say, one of NY's most famed state routes. Over the course of 281 miles, it takes a C-shaped routing and runs through both the Adirondacks and the Catskills, with some great (and not so great) scenery along the way.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #207 on: December 06, 2022, 06:28:23 PM »

I just suggested K-26 because I knew he'd be nearby it at some point . . .
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #208 on: December 06, 2022, 06:30:59 PM »

I just suggested K-26 because I knew he'd be nearby it at some point . . .

We donít take a lot of things seriously on this forum, we certainly do with highways numbered 26 and 28. 
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #209 on: December 06, 2022, 06:54:44 PM »


I don't think I've looked ahead, but I've clinched I-27.

Hmmmmm...  It might actually be 28, although I'd have to dig through Minnesota county highways to be sure.

Take a trip to the UP and you can get 26 and 28.

I've been to the UP.  I had a long week-end (holiday maybe?) coming up, so I bought a Greyhound ticket from Chicago (Cumberland station) to Menominee, MI.  Arrived at around midnight, slept in a picnic shelter at John Henes Park.  Shivered all night, got maybe a half-hour of sleep.  Headed out in the morning to the shoulder of M-35 with a sign that said "St Ignace" and stuck my thumb out.  Got a ride up M-35 and a bit of US-41 to Gladstone.  Got another ride for a few miles to the US-2 junction.  Then got a ride from there along US-2 all the way across to I-75, across the Mackinac Bridge, and down to the M-55 exit at Houghton Lakeówith a stop in Manistique while the driver did some business (and I skinny-dipped in Lake Superior near the boardwalk) and a to-go lunch stop in St Ignace.  Thus ended my time in the UP.

So nope, no 26 or 28 on that trip.



Ah!  I've been on Adair County Highway P28 in Iowa.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #210 on: December 06, 2022, 08:10:10 PM »

I just suggested K-26 because I knew he'd be nearby it at some point . . .

We donít take a lot of things seriously on this forum, we certainly do with highways numbered 26 and 28.

We're way to serious when it comes two routes that start with too.  :cool:
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #211 on: December 06, 2022, 08:54:52 PM »

I think that depends on what your next-lowest untraveled number is.

Still looking to see if I've been on a 48...
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #212 on: December 06, 2022, 09:54:31 PM »

I don't track what roads I've been on (I'd like too but too much backlog) but my family takes mostly road trips rather than plane trips so I've been on more roads than most my age I think. 
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #213 on: December 06, 2022, 10:15:42 PM »

I don't track what roads I've been on (I'd like too but too much backlog)

I was 22 when I started mine. I also thought it was too much backlog, but I just went one state at a time, then one route at a time within each state, used Street View and Google Maps for help here and there, and got most of it complete after a few evenings working on it. And I didn't even use the .list tool for my initial data entry, which would have saved tons of time.

As with my county clinches, I mostly consider my Travel Mapping to be accurate from 2010 to present. There are some early trips to NJ, PA, OH, MI, and possibly other states where I know I didn't get everything exactly, but I decided not to care, since I can't remember much of those trips anyways. That will just be an incentive to revisit and keep better track of what routes I use next time I visit those areas.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #214 on: December 06, 2022, 10:46:22 PM »

You could also just arbitrarily state "I don't count anything done before Jan. 1, 2023 but I am tracking everything I do after that."
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #215 on: December 06, 2022, 11:39:23 PM »

I know what interstates I've been on for the most part. The minor roads get a bit more tricky.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #216 on: December 07, 2022, 05:59:40 AM »

I just suggested K-26 because I knew he'd be nearby it at some point . . .

We donít take a lot of things seriously on this forum, we certainly do with highways numbered 26 and 28. 

AASHTO really doesn't like the number 28, does it?
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #217 on: December 07, 2022, 06:27:59 AM »


I don't think I've looked ahead, but I've clinched I-27.

Hmmmmm...  It might actually be 28, although I'd have to dig through Minnesota county highways to be sure.

Take a trip to the UP and you can get 26 and 28.

I've been to the UP.  I had a long week-end (holiday maybe?) coming up, so I bought a Greyhound ticket from Chicago (Cumberland station) to Menominee, MI.  Arrived at around midnight, slept in a picnic shelter at John Henes Park.  Shivered all night, got maybe a half-hour of sleep.  Headed out in the morning to the shoulder of M-35 with a sign that said "St Ignace" and stuck my thumb out.  Got a ride up M-35 and a bit of US-41 to Gladstone.  Got another ride for a few miles to the US-2 junction.  Then got a ride from there along US-2 all the way across to I-75, across the Mackinac Bridge, and down to the M-55 exit at Houghton Lakeówith a stop in Manistique while the driver did some business (and I skinny-dipped in Lake Superior near the boardwalk) and a to-go lunch stop in St Ignace.  Thus ended my time in the UP.

So nope, no 26 or 28 on that trip.



Ah!  I've been on Adair County Highway P28 in Iowa.
26 would be a little harder than getting 28 I think.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #218 on: December 07, 2022, 07:07:55 AM »

Mine is only 1, so make of that what you will.

Never been on Halsted south of I-57, huh?  (although, come to think of it, I don't think I've been on IL-1 north of Lawrenceville)

Nope, I'm rarely on the south side of Chicagoland, so it's very out of way to get any sort of mileage on it. And I'm rather wary of driving it north of 94.


IL 1 doesn't go north of 94. It ends at 95th just west of where 94 merges with 57 to form the Dan Ryan. You may have meant north of 294. If you're ever taking the tri-state to Indiana, going south on IL 1 puts you in an area with a lot of shopping and dining.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #219 on: December 07, 2022, 07:54:31 AM »

I just suggested K-26 because I knew he'd be nearby it at some point . . .

We donít take a lot of things seriously on this forum, we certainly do with highways numbered 26 and 28. 

AASHTO really doesn't like the number 28, does it?

The way I see it extending US 28 east to West Yellowstone would have been more optimal looking back versus created a gapped US 20. 
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #220 on: December 07, 2022, 08:15:41 AM »

Mine is only 1, so make of that what you will.

Never been on Halsted south of I-57, huh?  (although, come to think of it, I don't think I've been on IL-1 north of Lawrenceville)

Nope, I'm rarely on the south side of Chicagoland, so it's very out of way to get any sort of mileage on it. And I'm rather wary of driving it north of 94.


IL 1 doesn't go north of 94. It ends at 95th just west of where 94 merges with 57 to form the Dan Ryan. You may have meant north of 294. If you're ever taking the tri-state to Indiana, going south on IL 1 puts you in an area with a lot of shopping and dining.
He was probably talking about Halsted Street in general.
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