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Author Topic: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM  (Read 94461 times)

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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #175 on: March 13, 2014, 02:00:08 AM »

Does he get Mike's bed spot spooning with bugo?

I'm gonna spoon every hot guy there before the night is over.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #176 on: March 13, 2014, 02:13:01 AM »

Does he get Mike's bed spot spooning with bugo?
I'm gonna spoon every hot guy there before the night is over.

And by that, I mean I'll be spooning myself all night.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #177 on: March 13, 2014, 09:08:18 AM »

Crazy Volvo Guy you can have Mike's spot for lunch since he was forced to withdraw due to circumstances beyond his control.  PM me your email address.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #178 on: March 13, 2014, 11:49:22 AM »

Crazy Volvo Guy you can have Mike's spot for lunch since he was forced to withdraw due to circumstances beyond his control.  PM me your email address.

PM sent, thanks.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #179 on: March 13, 2014, 05:43:47 PM »

Does he get Mike's bed spot spooning with bugo?
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #180 on: March 14, 2014, 10:28:57 AM »

Today is the big travel day.  Be safe everyone.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #181 on: March 14, 2014, 10:56:58 AM »

Today is the big travel day.  Be safe everyone.

Today?  Some of us won't leave until tomorrow morning.  :-P

Otherwise, I fully agree with Jeremy - stay safe.  It's supposed to be nice today and tomorrow, highs in the 60s (or 70) around St Louis.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #182 on: March 14, 2014, 11:41:03 AM »

I a have about 4 more hours at work, then later tonight I will be enroute to Paducah, KY for the night, see you guys in Collinsville mid morning tomorrow! :-)
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #183 on: March 14, 2014, 07:53:38 PM »

I am at the Peelot (Pilot, for you non-trucker people) in E. Saint Louis taking a shower, then I'll meet those who are getting in tonight at the hotel.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #184 on: March 14, 2014, 08:29:47 PM »

Even if I had been planning on coming, I wouldn't have been able to. I just got my vehicle out of the shop tonight.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #185 on: March 14, 2014, 09:04:30 PM »

Heading to the hotel now.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #186 on: March 16, 2014, 01:02:17 AM »

PASSING DOUG AT 95MPH IN A TURBO SONATA LOL
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #187 on: March 16, 2014, 08:12:42 AM »

The meet was overall a success - there were a few hiccups that did happen (the St. Patrick's Parade downtown drew at least 300K people and the MoDOT traffic pattern change the day before the meet in the downtown area did not help and we were forced to scrap a lot of the downtown plans) and Brandon missed his turn to the Brussels Ferry and not everyone got to make it to Hardin as a result.  We were unable to get a group photo with the Musial Bridge in the background because there were people that obviously looked like they were up to no good at the Pumphouse when we arrived there and the traffic made it impossible to get in the Lacledes Landing area (and the parking in areas was $20).  The weather was very nice, which was a blessing (didn't have to deal with Mother Nature) and a curse (led to big crowds at that parade).  We ran out of sunlight before we could get into St. Charles County to explore that stuff - we will attempt that area again in 2016.

Some of them are going to try to get back into downtown this morning before leaving the area but the weather today is not favorable at all with rain and snow in the forecast.

There are a couple photos on the St. Louis Roads Facebook group this morning - more photos will be posted by the various attendees at a later date.

In short, I would extend Thank Yous to the following:
1. everyone that attended
2. Pappy's Smokehouse for the awesome meal that was catered. 
3. Ravanelli's in Collinsville for quickly seating 12 people after we returned to the hotel
4. Days Inn Collinsville for allowing us to park and carpool from that location.

The next St. Louis Roads Meet will be held sometime in 2016.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #188 on: March 16, 2014, 12:19:48 PM »

This was a huge clusterfuck of a meet but it was fun.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #189 on: March 16, 2014, 09:54:03 PM »

Here are two of my group photos from the meet, taken at the restaurant.  The second photo mostly chopped me out, but does include lots of SEND HELP and other signs.  I'll take a shot at captioning them later (I'm still on my way back home) -- Kim, etc., could you help me on some of the names, especially the taller guys in the back who unfortunately were just beyond the reach of my camera's flash?





from left: Tim Brown (bandit957), Steve Riner's wife (forgot name - sorry - sso), Doug Kerr (Dougtone) - behind Tim in top photo, David Corcoran (corco), Jeremy Lance (bugo) top photo only, Steve Riner (The High Plains Traveler), Cody Goodman (codyg1985), Cullen Wassell (Crazy Volvo Guy), Jason Ilyes (jpi), Kim Harvey (kharvey10), Marc Welby (lonestar14),  Steve Alpert (Alps), Sam Scholtens (getmngo), Gene VanDusseldorp, Brandon Gorte (Brandon), Laura Bianca Pruett (Laura), Brian Reynolds (brianreynolds), Michael Gronseth (bulldog1979), Scott Onson (SSOWorld), A. J. Bertin (A. J. Bertin), Oscar Voss (oscar)

hope that helps :) --sso
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #190 on: March 16, 2014, 10:03:53 PM »

Poor Doug, not even visible in the first picture.

Yeah, an inside photo of a large group was less than ideal, but as Kim noted upthread the originally-planned outdoor shot near the Musial Bridge (which would've let people spread out more, rather than squeeze into one corner of the restaurant) turned out not to be an option, and our large group got broken up by the later stops on the tour.

Next weekend's meets, I'll try to bring a bigger flash, but doing those group shots outdoors (conditions permitting) would be ideal. 
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #191 on: March 16, 2014, 10:05:47 PM »

Forecast looks good for next weekend.

Removed my previous post to ask about names in the picture. I recognize about half the attendees.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #192 on: March 16, 2014, 10:28:24 PM »

There are a few I don't recognize.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #193 on: March 16, 2014, 10:36:21 PM »

Poor Doug, not even visible in the first picture.

Yeah, an inside photo of a large group was less than ideal, but as Kim noted upthread the originally-planned outdoor shot near the Musial Bridge (which would've let people spread out more, rather than squeeze into one corner of the restaurant) turned out not to be an option, and our large group got broken up by the later stops on the tour.

Next weekend's meets, I'll try to bring a bigger flash, but doing those group shots outdoors (conditions permitting) would be ideal. 

True, but we did get back together again later only to divide in half.  One group (with me) going to an Italian restaurant with a 5 cheese baked mac and cheese to die for, the others to Steak 'N Shake.

However, that said, it was a very long day, but very fun day for me.  I left here at 6:30 am and did not get back until after 2 am.



We met at the hotel where many of the attendees were staying at and drove over to Pappy's in St Louis.  Good BBQ, Kim - nice choice of venue.



We drove on the new I-70 bridge and had catsup.



With cookies.



We drove back and got some good views of the bridge in a not-so-good part of town.  At least I didn't get "fuck yo mama" yelled at me like Clark W. Griswold.



Had to go around the breakup of the St Paddy's Parade in downtown St Louis, but got a four-plex instead.



Then we got snack and drinks, and did some cool pooing and peeing before going up to the Chain of Rocks.



From there, our group went along the Mississippi bluffs on IL-100.  We did see a Piasa Bird.



Then we took rode two ferries through Illinois's Appalachia.





Then we went back to the hotel area for dinner.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #194 on: March 16, 2014, 11:27:57 PM »

Here are two of my group photos from the meet, taken at the restaurant.  The second photo mostly chopped me out, but does include lots of SEND HELP and other signs.  I'll take a shot at captioning them later (I'm still on my way back home) -- Kim, etc., could you help me on some of the names, especially the taller guys in the back who unfortunately were just beyond the reach of my camera's flash?

Poor Doug, not even visible in the first picture.

Yeah, an inside photo of a large group was less than ideal, but as Kim noted upthread the originally-planned outdoor shot near the Musial Bridge (which would've let people spread out more, rather than squeeze into one corner of the restaurant) turned out not to be an option, and our large group got broken up by the later stops on the tour.

Next weekend's meets, I'll try to bring a bigger flash, but doing those group shots outdoors (conditions permitting) would be ideal. 
Oscar - I captioned your pics.  I forgot a name and noted Jeremy/Doug MIAs
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #195 on: March 17, 2014, 12:03:58 AM »

Thanks for the photos Brandon. The meet looked like a good time. Maybe one day I'll be able to attend one of these...

We drove back and got some good views of the bridge in a not-so-good part of town.  At least I didn't get "fuck yo mama" yelled at me like Clark W. Griswold.




East St. Louis, I presume? I've heard about that place. Still better than Detroit most likely.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #196 on: March 17, 2014, 01:12:21 AM »

Did anyone get a photo of the Hardin Bridge? The battery on my phone decided to die while I was taking a panoramic photo of the structure, so I lost that.

Other than that, I very much enjoyed the meet and my first trip to Missouri!
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #197 on: March 17, 2014, 06:24:29 AM »

Did anyone get a photo of the Hardin Bridge? The battery on my phone decided to die while I was taking a panoramic photo of the structure, so I lost that.

Other than that, I very much enjoyed the meet and my first trip to Missouri!
Steve, corco, yanksfan and I got plenty of em.
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #198 on: March 17, 2014, 06:47:53 AM »

East St. Louis, I presume? I've heard about that place. Still better than Detroit most likely.

Nope.  This is from the St Louis side.  St Louis also has some rather sketchy areas.

And I've been to Detroit (quite often); St Louis and East St Louis have both lost more population.  St Louis and Detroit are like any other big city - good parts and not-so-good parts.  ESL is terminally broken, as is Cairo, Illinois (population has dropped from 12,000 to 2,000).
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Re: St. Louis Road Meet - March 15, 2014 at 11 AM
« Reply #199 on: March 17, 2014, 10:29:54 AM »

Looks like there was a huge turnout.  I really wanted to go to this meet, but I had to work all weekend.  With two guys out sick, I had no one to ask to cover my shifts either.

 


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