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Lets play a game.
« on: October 02, 2018, 03:24:30 PM »

Lets play a game.  This game is called "find the quickest route" between two destinations.  The twist is that there will be restrictions on routes, states, counties, towns etc. that you cannot use in determining the quickest route between the two destinations.   

First one is find the quickest route between Denver and San Diego.  You may not use I-70 or I-15 to get to San Diego.
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 03:27:01 PM »

Lets play a game.  This game is called "find the quickest route" between two destinations.  The twist is that there will be restrictions on routes, states, counties, towns etc. that you cannot use in determining the quickest route between the two destinations.   

First one is find the quickest route between Denver and San Diego.  You may not use I-70 or I-15 to get to San Diego.

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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 03:27:48 PM »

Lets play a game.  This game is called "find the quickest route" between two destinations.  The twist is that there will be restrictions on routes, states, counties, towns etc. that you cannot use in determining the quickest route between the two destinations.   

First one is find the quickest route between Denver and San Diego.  You may not use I-70 or I-15 to get to San Diego.

https://www.southwest.com/air/booking/select.html?int=LFCBOOKAIR&adultPassengersCount=1&departureDate=2018-10-31&departureTimeOfDay=ALL_DAY&destinationAirportCode=SAN&fare1=83.98&fare2=&fareName1=WGA&fareName2=&fareType=USD&originationAirportCode=DEN&passengerType=ADULT&promoCode=&returnAirportCode=&returnDate=&returnTimeOfDay=ALL_DAY&selectedFlight1=2018-10-31&selectedFlight2=&seniorPassengersCount=0&tripType=oneway

Either the 6:35am or 4pm!

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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 03:29:40 PM »

Seriously, though...  This game is inherently flawed, because who's to say how long a particular route takes?  Google Maps will vary based on what time you query it.  And an off-Interstate route might show fastest, but you're realistically able to speed more on the Interstate than on that route.
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2018, 10:45:31 PM »

First one is find the quickest route between Denver and San Diego.  You may not use I-70 or I-15 to get to San Diego.

This is a trick question. What you do is start in San Diego and use I-15 and I-70 to go to Denver. :sombrero:
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2018, 11:28:18 PM »

I-25 to I-10 to I-8, or I-25 to I-10 to I-5.
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2018, 12:06:05 PM »

First one is find the quickest route between Denver and San Diego.  You may not use I-70 or I-15 to get to San Diego.
This is a trick question. What you do is start in San Diego and use I-15 and I-70 to go to Denver. :sombrero:

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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2018, 11:19:24 PM »

To play it a bit more honestly, using Google Maps and the starting points provided by the city names alone, I get 18:54 for I-8 to I-10 to I-25, including the cut off of NM-26. Taking I-8 to I-10 to I-17 to I-40 to I-25, including the AZ-347 cut-off, is a bit faster at 18:34. Taking I-8 to AZ-85 to AZ-303 to I-17 to US-160 and US-285 is a bit faster still at 17:58. Random clicks here and there suggest that this last routing is about the best you can do (except for the Forbidden Routing, which, for comparison purposes, clocks in at 16:01).
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2018, 02:29:19 PM »

So I looked it up using the "Do not use highways" feature, which I think might be a good game to play. At 12:19 MDT today, Friday, October 5, the quickest route NOT using highways is 22:23.

Main Routes: US 85, US 285, US 160, US 550, NM 516, NM 371, US 491, NM 134, AZ 264, BIA 15, AZ 87, AZ 260, AZ 89A, AZ 89, AZ 71, US 60, AZ 72, AZ 95, US 95, CA 78 into SD Metro.

https://goo.gl/maps/B5TG9P23Af32
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2018, 11:52:19 PM »

LA to Seattle. I-5 is banned.
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2018, 12:14:51 PM »

LA to Seattle. I-5 is banned.

I think you meant SD to SEA, but yes, I-5 is banned.
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2018, 02:07:46 AM »

SD-SEA without I-5:

I-15 North
US 395 North
CA 58 West
CA 99 North
US 50 West
I-80 West
CA 37 West
US 101 North
WA 107 East
US 12 East
WA 8 East
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US 101 South (cardinal direction North)
WA 3 North
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2018, 02:24:04 PM »

Seattle to Butte, MT can't use I-90.
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2018, 02:27:34 PM »

Seattle to Butte, MT can't use I-90.
I-5, I-84, I-86, I-15
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2018, 03:13:00 PM »

Seattle to Butte, MT can't use I-90.
I-5, I-84, I-86, I-15

Due to the I-15/I-90 multiplex in and around Butte I would recommend MT 41 to MT 2 instead.
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2019, 12:30:12 PM »

Phoenix to Salt Lake City.

Cannot use I-15 or US 89.

Edit: Round 2: You can use any road you want, but you cannot cross directly from Arizona to Utah.
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2019, 02:53:59 PM »

I-17 to I-40 to US 191 to US 40 to I-80.

For round 2, simply US 60 to US 93 to I-80. US 93 has a concurrency with I-15.
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2019, 05:16:13 PM »

Boston to NYC, both I-90 and I-95 are banned
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2019, 06:18:02 PM »

Boston to NYC, both I-90 and I-95 are banned

MA 9 to US 20 in Shrewsbury. US 20 to I-84 in Sturbridge. I-84 to I-684 in Brewster, NY. I-684 to I-287 in White Plains, I-287 a few miles over to I-87, to New York City.
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2019, 09:43:51 PM »

Boston to NYC, both I-90 and I-95 are banned
MA 2 to I-787 to I-87.
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2019, 01:21:51 PM »

NYC to Philly. I-95 is off limits.
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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2019, 02:48:43 PM »

NYC to Philly. I-95 is off limits.
I-287 to US 1 to I-295 to I-76.
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2019, 02:53:46 PM »

NYC to Philly. I-95 is off limits.
I-287 to US 1 to I-295 to I-76.

Nice answer, your turn again if you wish to mix things up some more.
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« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2019, 02:54:30 PM »

NYC to Philly. I-95 is off limits.
I-287 to US 1 to I-295 to I-76.

Nice answer, your turn again if you wish to mix things up some more.
Dallas to Houston without I-45.
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Re: Lets play a game.
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2019, 03:13:41 PM »

Dallas to Houston without I-45.

I-35E to Hillsboro
I-35 to Waco
US-77 Business → Loop-484 → TX-6 to Hempstead
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