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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2018, 05:03:58 PM »

I clinched every bus route in Saginaw, Michigan.
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2018, 02:06:50 AM »

I'm aiming for 100% of Oregon,  including the ORH set.
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2018, 10:11:43 AM »

I've done a large swath of I-35 in my trips from Fort Worth, TX to St. Paul, MN and back. perhaps next time I'll clinch the last bit of MN that I haven't done and get the rest of TX that I haven't. I've also done bits of the Eastern half of historic 66 coming back down to Texas from Michigan last time I went back to my home state, and plan to eventually do the whole thing in two halves.

I clinched every bus route in Saginaw, Michigan.

Hey, that's where I grew up! Is there still a route that goes out near Bagshaw Dr. and Outer Dr.? I used to see that one pass my grandma's house all the time and always wanted to try the buses there, but didn't ride until I moved to Grand Rapids. STS for life!
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #53 on: July 19, 2018, 09:53:26 AM »

My, admittedly humble, goal was to clinch the contiguous forty-eight states. (Map follows)



That said, since I completed these clinches in 2016, I've been halfheartedly clinching counties, mostly since I didn't know what else to do, but now that someone's brought up the idea of clinching an Interstate, a US Route, and a state route in each of them, I think I might do that instead.

I worded my first post badly. I do want to clinch the whole interstate system and do at least one state route in every state. I don't plan on trying to clinch a US highway in every state. I just want to clinch one US highway in the whole country.
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #54 on: July 19, 2018, 10:20:53 AM »

Here are some goals for me.
* Interstates: I have WI, MN, IA, KS, AZ, DE, AR, NE, RI and MO and am <10% away from IL (I-70), CO (I-25), FL (I-10, I-295; and I-795 when it's added) and CA (I-5).
* Counties: I have WI, RI, DC, AZ, NJ, and DE.  An overnight drive will likely finish IL at some point.

Both of these are considerably lofty given the cost in both time and $$$ so they are distant (getting the 50 states in Interstates and probably getting all counties but some AK boroughs/CDPs since I would have to do multiple flights to get them.  Less of an issue for HI Counties as it would take 3-4 hops and a mule ride AND/OR a cruise.

* Wisconsin's highway system down to the state level.  It will take one overnight to get a handful in the northwestern part of the state and another to get some in the western part.  Easy finish.  I don't see myself getting any other states finished unless I moved there - and moving became a non-option due to job longevity.
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #55 on: July 19, 2018, 11:45:42 AM »

The Helsinki summit just past inspired me to see if there were Russian online tendering platforms where I could find signing plans.  I was very pleasantly surprised to find over 100 pattern-accurate sign panel detail sheets from just one job, a major expansion of the Moscow-Arkhangelsk highway (M-8) just north of its interchange with Moscow's second ring road.  I don't read Cyrillic, though, so finding the signs among thousands of other files in a 98-part RAR archive was a bit like hunting for a needle in a haystack.
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #56 on: July 19, 2018, 12:10:01 PM »

One goal I've been thinking about is designing a diorama that captures an intersection at a certain place and time; Exit 66 on the Wilbur Cross Parkway, October 28, 1962.

As the Cuban Missile Crisis was winding down, NY Giant fans were driving up to the Yale Motor Lodge to hold watch parties. Due to blackout rules, the games at Yankee Stadium weren't shown in NYC, so fans would have to chase the closest signal, which was WTIC (CH 3) out of Hartford.  I think there were some places in Fairfield County that had large enough antennae to pull the signal in, but I definitely remember  the Yale as a destination. Plus the Penn Central ran nearby, so I might have a chance of getting a model railroader to buy into this project.
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #57 on: July 26, 2018, 10:07:31 AM »

My goal is to clinch all of the Interstate highways before I can no longer drive! :mrgreen:
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #58 on: July 26, 2018, 12:51:15 PM »

:mrgreen:

Is this what you were going for?
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #59 on: July 31, 2018, 01:28:16 AM »

I'm wanting to clinch all US Routes 1-99 in my lifetime.  Possibly, I could see about clinching Tennessee State Routes.  I also want to clinch a route in Japan.
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #60 on: July 31, 2018, 09:19:34 AM »

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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #61 on: August 03, 2018, 01:32:16 PM »

I don't know about the rest of you, but starting today, I've considered a detour onto US 301 at the North Carolina-Virginia State Line. I just wish I could get a clear view of the warning sign at the intersection with VSR 662.

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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #62 on: August 08, 2018, 11:41:01 PM »

Sign photos -- route shield assemblies and BGSs.  The more, the merrier.


Past few weeks I’ve really been active capturing pictures of current projects (focus on new NC Toll Projects) around me (I live in NC)

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Monroe Expressway
I-77 Express Lane Project

Previous project includes Segment4 of I-74 around Winston-Salem (my hometown). It’s going at a snails pace, I go semi-annually up there and get disappointed about how much doesnt change lol.
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #63 on: August 09, 2018, 02:05:42 AM »

I've done a large swath of I-35 in my trips from Fort Worth, TX to St. Paul, MN and back. perhaps next time I'll clinch the last bit of MN that I haven't done and get the rest of TX that I haven't. I've also done bits of the Eastern half of historic 66 coming back down to Texas from Michigan last time I went back to my home state, and plan to eventually do the whole thing in two halves.

I clinched every bus route in Saginaw, Michigan.

Hey, that's where I grew up! Is there still a route that goes out near Bagshaw Dr. and Outer Dr.? I used to see that one pass my grandma's house all the time and always wanted to try the buses there, but didn't ride until I moved to Grand Rapids. STS for life!
Wow I never thought anyone would notice my post. Actually last year Saginaw redesigned the entire bus system. And yes actually there is a route that still goes to Sheridan Park use to be route 10 back in the day, now it's part of route 8. STS is going back in the day a little bit too it's been called STARS for probably about 20 years now it stands for Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services. Saginaw's changed quite a bit in even the last two years, downtown actually has life to it and they have been demolishing abandoned buildings over the past several years.

I actually like getting on the buses sometimes and just riding around for something to do even though I can get anywhere the bus can take me by car. They have a connection to Bay City's bus system at Saginaw Valley State University but don't have anything connecting to the Flint MTA.
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #64 on: August 09, 2018, 07:16:15 PM »

I have done I-70 across both Kansas and Missouri which was in part on my bucket list. I have also done I-335 finally clinching the entire Kansas Turnpike.

I even got I-35 all done from Kansas City (the split of it with I-29) down to the I-35E & I-35W split!  Getting as much as both I-70 and I-35 are accomplishments I hope to achieve. Still missing I-70 in CO from Denver to Limon, and from Vandalia, IL to Indy, and from Indy to Columbus as well as from Breezewood to Baltimore for that route to be done.  On I-35 I need from San Antonio to the split, then part of I-35W from the split to like south of Fort Worth.  I-35E from the split into Dallas, and north of I-635 to the other split, and north of Kansas City to have that one done.

I have done US 31 north of Indy to its end, but now with the freeway upgrades that needs to be reclinched.  As I was on it in 08, the Kokomo and Plymouth to  South Bend freeways were not even conceived, so I never got them.

My ultimate goal is to do all of TX interstates especially I-10 from border to border and US 2's western from end to end.  I have not yet started on this, but hope to soon.

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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #65 on: August 09, 2018, 09:18:01 PM »

CPZ did I-70 end-to-end a couple of years ago. Myself, I've done it all the way west to one of the Grand Junction exits.

I think it would be an interesting accomplishment to clinch all the interstates and US routes that run through Kentucky. I've knocked off I-64, I-71 and I-24 off that list, as well as US 68, US 25 and its split routes, US 150, US 119, US 421 and US 460.
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« Reply #66 on: August 09, 2018, 10:02:05 PM »

I think it would be an interesting accomplishment to clinch all the interstates and US routes that run through Kentucky. I've knocked off I-64, I-71 and I-24 off that list, as well as US 68, US 25 and its split routes, US 150, US 119, US 421 and US 460.

You would think it wouldn't take long to clinch all the Interstates in your state.  I have lived in Virginia for 46 years, but didn't clinch my last sections until the 2017 eclipse trip (I-81 Fort Chiswell to Radford, and I-381).
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #67 on: August 10, 2018, 01:42:42 PM »

I think it would be an interesting accomplishment to clinch all the interstates and US routes that run through Kentucky. I've knocked off I-64, I-71 and I-24 off that list, as well as US 68, US 25 and its split routes, US 150, US 119, US 421 and US 460.

You would think it wouldn't take long to clinch all the Interstates in your state.  I have lived in Virginia for 46 years, but didn't clinch my last sections until the 2017 eclipse trip (I-81 Fort Chiswell to Radford, and I-381).

I have clinched all US routes and interstates in these states:  SC, VA, MD, DE, NJ plus DC

I am only missing US 30 from adding WV to the list and very close on NC and PA.
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2018, 01:49:30 PM »

I've driven the entire state highway systems (including secondaries) in WA, WY, AZ, ID, DE, and MT. I have one state highway left in Oregon (242, which got closed by fire when I was trying to get it last year and is only open seasonally) - that I plan to get in a couple weeks.

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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2018, 02:05:30 PM »

I've clinched most of southern New England (including I-684,) but I think I still have sections of US-3, I-95, and I-93 near Boston that I've never driven. State routes are still a work in progress.
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #70 on: August 10, 2018, 02:38:09 PM »

You would think it wouldn't take long to clinch all the Interstates in your state.  I have lived in Virginia for 46 years, but didn't clinch my last sections until the 2017 eclipse trip (I-81 Fort Chiswell to Radford, and I-381).
I have clinched all US routes and interstates in these states:  SC, VA, MD, DE, NJ plus DC
I am only missing US 30 from adding WV to the list and very close on NC and PA.

I have never had a plan or practice or goal to 'clinch' highway systems.  I just thought it interesting that there were some Interstate segments in VA that I had not driven.  I have driven every mile in MD.
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #71 on: August 10, 2018, 03:12:49 PM »

I think it would be an interesting accomplishment to clinch all the interstates and US routes that run through Kentucky. I've knocked off I-64, I-71 and I-24 off that list, as well as US 68, US 25 and its split routes, US 150, US 119, US 421 and US 460.

You would think it wouldn't take long to clinch all the Interstates in your state.  I have lived in Virginia for 46 years, but didn't clinch my last sections until the 2017 eclipse trip (I-81 Fort Chiswell to Radford, and I-381).

I may have not been clear. I have clinched all the mileage of the interstate and US routes in Kentucky. I need huge chunks of I-75 in Michigan and Florida, and a few portions in Georgia; plus all of I-65 south of I-459 in Alabama, to completely clinch those routes. That's what I was getting at. I have completely clinched all the US routes I mentioned, but need major chunks of the other routes that run through Kentucky to finish them.

My clinch of Virginia's interstate system was completed when CPZ came to get me at my Annapolis conference a few years ago and took me on a drive around the area. I finished I-395 that day.
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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2018, 09:16:45 AM »

I enjoy exploring new roads, and clinching highways and counties came as a result!! All of my logs are out of date...but I know that I’m at around 700 counties (DC plus 5 states completed - CT, DE, MD, NJ, VA) and have all of the interstates and US highways clinched in at least Maryland and Delaware. The only states that I’m seriously tracking state highways are the Mid-Atlantic states. Naturally I have the most in MD and DE.

I also collect maps, again mostly Mid-Atlantic. I do need to go through them at some point and curate my collection because I have way too many. Other things I keep track of include state high points, MLB stadiums, sections I’ve hiked of the Appalachian Trail, and transit systems. The main subway system that I’d like to clinch is NYC, which I slowly am tackling with each trip there.

I’m not in a rush to clinch things, but I love how they give me an addition reason to explore new places!!



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Re: Roadgeeking/travel goals and accomplishments
« Reply #73 on: August 12, 2018, 09:24:36 PM »

If my calculations are correct....after a 16-hour marathon trip today, I've clinched the entire New Hampshire marked route system.
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