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Greetings from a Lifetime Roadgeek
« on: July 24, 2020, 02:48:22 PM »

Hello Forum, I'm a roadgeek from Indiana, who after reading this forum for over five years, is finally getting an account.
A little bit about me:
- I'm a college student studying civil engineering, and I hope to work at a DOT or similar agency
- I've been to 26 states (MSP airport for 26), driven in 13 states, and I was 500 feet away from driving in a 14th (GA)
- I love making geofictions, and have many hand drawn maps of fictional lands based off American roads
- I-55 is the road I've driven the most on, and the number 55 also has individual significance to me (sports and school)
- I frequently travel in the southeast, and used to travel frequently in appalachia (though I have been there recently)
- Everyone I know always asks me how to get to New York or California, which annoys me because its the same two places and only requires I-80 going east or west.
I think I'll be most active in the Midwest, Ohio Valley, and Southeast boards, I may get involved in the Mid South and General Boards if I'm more familiar with the subject matter. I'm looking forward to engaging with more of you roadgeeks in the future!
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Re: Greetings from a Lifetime Roadgeek
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 02:52:41 PM »

Welcome from Massachusetts!
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Re: Greetings from a Lifetime Roadgeek
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2020, 02:55:33 PM »

Hello from Southwest Missouri!  :wave:

I also have been to Minnesota only because of the MSP airport.
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Re: Greetings from a Lifetime Roadgeek
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 10:10:53 PM »

Welcome from sunny SoCal.
 
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Re: Greetings from a Lifetime Roadgeek
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2020, 08:54:05 AM »

Greetings from Florida, hope you like it here.
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Re: Greetings from a Lifetime Roadgeek
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 11:33:28 AM »

Welcome from just over the border in Illinois!

- I love making geofictions, and have many hand drawn maps of fictional lands based off American roads
Same, been doing it since I was 6.

- I-55 is the road I've driven the most on, and the number 55 also has individual significance to me (sports and school)
I live right off of I-55 and it's one of the two major Interstates (ending in 0 or 5) I've driven from end to end.

- I'm a college student studying civil engineering, and I hope to work at a DOT or similar agency
Same, but in the future.  I have a civil engineering degree because of my desire to work with and plan roads--and I now work at a DOT.

Looks like you're in the right place.  Hope you enjoy your time here!
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Re: Greetings from a Lifetime Roadgeek
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2020, 09:33:28 PM »

Welcome! I was also once an Indiana-based civil engineering student, but now I'm a civil engineer in Florida.
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Re: Greetings from a Lifetime Roadgeek
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 09:52:04 PM »

Welcome! I was also once an Indiana-based civil engineering student, but now I'm a civil engineer in Florida.
It’s the Florida Railroad engineer ;)
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Re: Greetings from a Lifetime Roadgeek
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2020, 11:09:21 PM »

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Greetings from a Lifetime Roadgeek
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 02:50:19 AM »

Hello! I live a few miles from I-55. Hope to see you round sometime!
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Re: Greetings from a Lifetime Roadgeek
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2020, 10:12:31 PM »

Welcome from Upstate NY!
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Re: Greetings from a Lifetime Roadgeek
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2020, 01:18:11 PM »

Greetings from the far NW corner of Indiana. I've lived in Indiana most of my life, in 8 different counties, have visited every county and clinched just over 70% of the state highway grid.
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Re: Greetings from a Lifetime Roadgeek
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2020, 11:21:09 PM »

Greetutations from NEPA.
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