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Postby xDoogiex » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:51 pm

90 in NY is the NY thru-way. You could do 80e in pa to 81N then 84E and then you can cross the newburgh-beacon bridge which is a dollar. Plus go through my hometown
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Postby fsclimb » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:45 pm

Catamount wrote: And once in Massachusetts, take I-90 until you hit I-495 around Worcester, which leads up to I-93.

And if it's something completely different, just disregard what I've said. :)


Route 91>rt 302 North is much better than Route 93...and saves $4.10 in tolls
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Postby fsclimb » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:45 pm

Catamount wrote: And once in Massachusetts, take I-90 until you hit I-495 around Worcester, which leads up to I-93.

And if it's something completely different, just disregard what I've said. :)


Route 91 North>rt 302 is much better than Route 93...and saves $4.10 in tolls
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Postby Nelson » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:04 pm

If you happen to get off the highways and see a legal place to park on the city streets, just take it. Don't ask questions, take the spot.

You will be able to tell your grand kids that you found a parking spot in NYC.
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Postby Yeti » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:05 am

Catamount wrote:Just to throw in my two cents ... I'm guessing this is your annual Columbus to Mount Washington with the gang trek and if I were you I'd take an entirely different route altogether. Shoot up to I-90 and take it all the way into New England and go north on I-93 from there. Much simpler and avoids the big cities. Around Albany, staying on I-90 is a little funky but there are a couple of ways to do it. And once in Massachusetts, take I-90 until you hit I-495 around Worcester, which leads up to I-93.

And if it's something completely different, just disregard what I've said. :)

That's actually the route that I've been playing with over the last few years, and I've decided to depart from it. The current route is 914mi on 100% interstate. The best I can do with a 100% Interstate I-90 based rout is is 941 miles.
The I-90 route I took last year was only 885 miles, but the hop from Albany to Brattleboro was brutal, incredibly slow, and will probably be worse with this coming weather system.

Stabbing at the heart of NYC is an 888 mile trip, 100% interstate, but that is meaningless if I'm stuck in traffic. ;)
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Postby Alpinisto » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:57 pm

Catamount wrote:Just to throw in my two cents ... I'm guessing this is your annual Columbus to Mount Washington with the gang trek and if I were you I'd take an entirely different route altogether. Shoot up to I-90 and take it all the way into New England and go north on I-93 from there. Much simpler and avoids the big cities. Around Albany, staying on I-90 is a little funky but there are a couple of ways to do it. And once in Massachusetts, take I-90 until you hit I-495 around Worcester, which leads up to I-93.


For sure, if it's Columbus to Mt. Washington, then I-90 is the preferred route, as it keeps you the frick away from NYC.

GoogleMaps/MapQuest will show you "a" way to get from Point A to Point B, but not always the best route, for a variety of factors.
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Postby Yeti » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:03 am

Alpinisto wrote:GoogleMaps/MapQuest will show you "a" way to get from Point A to Point B, but not always the best route, for a variety of factors.
I never, ever, everevereverever use their directions. What you can do is select the point A and point B, and click and drag the line between the two points to get your mileage. Always make your own route, because computer-generated directions are retarded. :?
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Postby Day Hiker » Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:42 am

Yeti wrote:
Alpinisto wrote:GoogleMaps/MapQuest will show you "a" way to get from Point A to Point B, but not always the best route, for a variety of factors.
I never, ever, everevereverever use their directions. What you can do is select the point A and point B, and click and drag the line between the two points to get your mileage. Always make your own route, because computer-generated directions are retarded. :?


+1

That includes at-home computer software too. Those routes fail so often that you can't ever just select two end points and trust the result. If you're going from Fargo to Bismarck (one single Interstate Highway), it might give you the correct route, but even then, maybe not.

I just tested two similar routes between Michigan and Colorado on the same software. Even though they both pass through Illinois and Nebraska on I-80, there are two places in Iowa where the two routes diverge, just to rejoin again farther west! That makes no sense at all.

I always pick my own route. If I use the software at all, it's to calculate the distance. But then I almost always have to pick a bunch of intermediate points to force the software to take the right path.
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