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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #575 on: December 30, 2014, 11:35:14 AM »

If you sit in class drawing interstate shields around every number on the paper that you know is an actual interstate.
 And if you always spend several minutes of class drawing perfectly to scale freeways all over your papers. :hyper:


Totally did this. And I also numbered all the major halls by Interstate rules ascending from west to east, north to south, and giving 3di numbers to branch halls.
Guilty on both counts, especially in high school, where I named each hall after all the expressways of Chicagoland.
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #576 on: December 30, 2014, 12:45:29 PM »

My high school had two "wings." One had just one hall and the other had two parallel halls with two connectors. It would've had the most boring highway system known to mankind.
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #577 on: December 30, 2014, 12:47:54 PM »

Your Call of Duty Emblems are ALL highway or Interstate shields.
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #578 on: December 30, 2014, 12:51:54 PM »

If you sit in class drawing interstate shields around every number on the paper that you know is an actual interstate.
 And if you always spend several minutes of class drawing perfectly to scale freeways all over your papers. :hyper:


Totally did this. And I also numbered all the major halls by Interstate rules ascending from west to east, north to south, and giving 3di numbers to branch halls.

Heh. The elementary school I attended from fourth through sixth grades published a student phone directory that had a hand-drawn neighborhood map in it. I used tracing paper to trace the map, link up many of the streets that ended in cul-de-sacs so they'd become thru routes, assigned "highway" numbers (using Interstate or US shields) to all of them, and made some close-up maps of "interchanges" that, had they actually been built, would have obliterated most of the roads I'd just drawn.

(I do not have any of said maps to scan and upload. When I cleaned my room before heading off to college, I took all those old maps and other stuff to the landfill myself so my parents wouldn't discover them and ridicule me.)
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #579 on: December 31, 2014, 03:29:19 PM »

(I do not have any of said maps to scan and upload. When I cleaned my room before heading off to college, I took all those old maps and other stuff to the landfill myself so my parents wouldn't discover them and ridicule me.)

I did this, too ... had five full Hefty bags that weighed 50-75 lbs each, and countless boxes of stuff ...

Sure do wish I still had all of that, though.
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #580 on: December 31, 2014, 04:56:28 PM »

If you sit in class drawing interstate shields around every number on the paper that you know is an actual interstate.
 And if you always spend several minutes of class drawing perfectly to scale freeways all over your papers. :hyper:



Guilty on both counts, especially in high school, where I named each hall after all the expressways of Chicagol

I used to name the school hallways!
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #581 on: January 19, 2015, 09:26:56 AM »

... when one finds out that it will be a Patriots/Seahawks match-up for Super Bowl XLIX and they think "I-90 Super Bowl".   :sombrero:
Yeah Foxboro's a tad south of I-90 & Boston but still.
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #582 on: January 19, 2015, 10:51:49 AM »

... when one finds out that it will be a Patriots/Seahawks match-up for Super Bowl XLIX and they think "I-90 Super Bowl".   :sombrero:
Yeah Foxboro's a tad south of I-90 & Boston but still.

Eh, I-90 is the Mass Pike and since Foxborough is in Massachusetts, it counts for enough. However the actual site for the Super Bowl will be held closer to I-10.  :sombrero:
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #583 on: January 19, 2015, 11:36:45 AM »

However the actual site for the Super Bowl will be held closer to I-10.  :sombrero:
True, but most people (excluding die-hard football fans or those that have actually attended a Super Bowl) usually only remember the teams that played; not necessarily the location of the game.
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #584 on: January 19, 2015, 08:44:44 PM »

...when you get bugged by a Bay Area radio ad that calls US-101, "the 101".
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #585 on: January 19, 2015, 10:50:25 PM »

... when one finds out that it will be a Patriots/Seahawks match-up for Super Bowl XLIX and they think "I-90 Super Bowl".   :sombrero:
Yeah Foxboro's a tad south of I-90 & Boston but still.

I do that, too.  I usually call it "the battle of xx"...but I can't bring myself to call the superbowl this with New England actually closer to Providence than Boston.
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #587 on: January 21, 2015, 11:47:35 AM »

... when one finds out that it will be a Patriots/Seahawks match-up for Super Bowl XLIX and they think "I-90 Super Bowl".   :sombrero:
Yeah Foxboro's a tad south of I-90 & Boston but still.

I feel like Century Link Field being literally right at I-90's western terminus makes up for Foxboro's location more off the beaten path.
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #588 on: January 22, 2015, 06:11:57 AM »

Are there any other Superbowls that happened recently at the polar ends of a major Interstate? 

Have there been a Superbowl with the Jets (NYC) vs the 49ers (SF)?  (The I-80 bowl).   
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #589 on: January 22, 2015, 06:12:57 AM »

...your reaction to FritzOwl is hatred rather than confusion.
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #590 on: January 22, 2015, 08:06:22 AM »

However the actual site for the Super Bowl will be held closer to I-10.  :sombrero:
True, but most people (excluding die-hard football fans or those that have actually attended a Super Bowl) usually only remember the teams that played; not necessarily the location of the game.

I used to have a T-shirt referring to the Bears-Colts Super Bowl (XLI?) as the I-65 Bowl.
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #591 on: January 22, 2015, 08:29:25 AM »

Are there any other Superbowls that happened recently at the polar ends of a major Interstate? 

Have there been a Superbowl with the Jets (NYC) vs the 49ers (SF)?  (The I-80 bowl).   

The Jets only Super Bowl appearance was a win over the Baltimore Colts.


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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #592 on: January 22, 2015, 05:07:16 PM »

However the actual site for the Super Bowl will be held closer to I-10.  :sombrero:
True, but most people (excluding die-hard football fans or those that have actually attended a Super Bowl) usually only remember the teams that played; not necessarily the location of the game.

I used to have a T-shirt referring to the Bears-Colts Super Bowl (XLI?) as the I-65 Bowl.
The one that could've been played at Fort Wayne; at least according to then-Colts Coach Tony Dungy.
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #593 on: January 23, 2015, 12:08:55 PM »

Are there any other Superbowls that happened recently at the polar ends of a major Interstate? 

Have there been a Superbowl with the Jets (NYC) vs the 49ers (SF)?  (The I-80 bowl).   

There aren't a whole lot of pairings that would work for this, and other than this year, none have occurred.  The game that comes closest might be Super Bowl XXIi between Washington (not all that far from the terminus of I-70, and previously the terminus of one of its suffixed branches) and Denver (kind of far from the actual end of I-70, but the last major city it serves).
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #594 on: January 23, 2015, 12:22:19 PM »

Denver (kind of far from the actual end of I-70, but the last major city it serves).
And the end in the original 1955-56 plan.
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« Reply #595 on: February 26, 2015, 10:20:50 AM »

You not only draw imaginary maps of imaginary states, but draw them for every year back to 1921.
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #596 on: February 27, 2015, 08:09:57 PM »

However the actual site for the Super Bowl will be held closer to I-10.  :sombrero:
True, but most people (excluding die-hard football fans or those that have actually attended a Super Bowl) usually only remember the teams that played; not necessarily the location of the game.

I used to have a T-shirt referring to the Bears-Colts Super Bowl (XLI?) as the I-65 Bowl.
The one that could've been played at Fort Wayne; at least according to then-Colts Coach Tony Dungy.
Naw, they could have played at Purdue Stadium in West Lafayette, IN.
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #597 on: May 08, 2015, 10:42:21 PM »

...you instantly recognize a NYSDOT-maintained road while playing GeoGuessr.

This just happened to me.  First, I noticed the general look of the pavement itself, then I noticed a culvert delineator.  After moving a few steps, I noticed a reference marker on a post with another delineator.  I had to move quite a bit to find a route shield since the imagery was SD and I couldn't read the reference marker.
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« Reply #598 on: May 08, 2015, 11:13:24 PM »

Not quite the same thing, but perhaps in the spirit of this thread. I went walking with a couple folks today. After I told them what I do for fun, one of them asked if I knew how roads got their numbers. I immediately thought 'holy crap, an intelligent question!'.
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Re: You Know You're A Roadgeek If...
« Reply #599 on: May 09, 2015, 01:58:18 AM »

...One of the reasons you watched "The Partridge Family" as a kid was because you liked to see all of the road signs hanging up on the walls when they practiced in their garage....

...only to realize when you got a bit older and wiser that the signs weren't even close to being the real things!!!
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