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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2015, 08:29:19 AM »

I will not be able to make this one.  I'll be in Massachusetts visiting family that weekend.
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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2015, 06:31:27 PM »

As I mentioned on Facebook, if lunch starts at 11 I'll be skipping lunch and meeting people for the tour. I cannot within reason make it to Utica by 11. Even making it there by noon is pushing it in terms of how early I have to wake up.
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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2015, 07:06:41 PM »

Given everything, I think I'll just keep it at noon.
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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2015, 08:08:05 PM »

As I mentioned on Facebook, if lunch starts at 11 I'll be skipping lunch and meeting people for the tour. I cannot within reason make it to Utica by 11. Even making it there by noon is pushing it in terms of how early I have to wake up.
Weak. I can easily get up at 7 for roads.

I got up at 6:00 AM for Scranton.
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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2015, 01:06:05 AM »

As I mentioned on Facebook, if lunch starts at 11 I'll be skipping lunch and meeting people for the tour. I cannot within reason make it to Utica by 11. Even making it there by noon is pushing it in terms of how early I have to wake up.
Weak. I can easily get up at 7 for roads.

Given that I'm not driving straight there (how boring!), I'd be leaving at 6 to make it there at 11. Which would mean waking up at 5:30. There was a time when I could do that, but that was a time when my normal routine had me waking up at 6:30 anyway. My normal routine now involves waking up at 8:30-9. Drag me out of bed before 7 and I guarantee you I'll be comatose.
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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2015, 09:54:27 AM »

I've decided to get my meet attending feet wet with this meet.  I've wanted to attend a road meet for quite some time, but have never been able to go for one reason or another.  May 2 is free and clear on my calendar and Utica is a part of NY that I've never been to.  I am also looking forward to clinching I-88 on the way up as well as visiting a few new counties in NY.  I'm definitely in for this meet and am looking forward to it!  :D  I'll be RSVPing on Facebook in a few moments too.

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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2015, 11:34:37 PM »

I've decided to get my meet attending feet wet with this meet.  I've wanted to attend a road meet for quite some time, but have never been able to go for one reason or another.  May 2 is free and clear on my calendar and Utica is a part of NY that I've never been to.  I am also looking forward to clinching I-88 on the way up as well as visiting a few new counties in NY.  I'm definitely in for this meet and am looking forward to it!  :D  I'll be RSVPing on Facebook in a few moments too.
Since you're from North Jersey, any interest in carpooling?
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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2015, 01:52:22 AM »

Since you're from North Jersey, any interest in carpooling?
Sure.  I was planning on an all Interstate route up and back (boring, I know, but it's a long way up and back).  Since I previously mentioned that I wanted to clinch I-88 on the way up, I was planning to take 80>380>81>88>Thruway east to the next exit for 890 west for a clinch of that too>Thruway west.  The goog has that at 5 hours, 15 minutes of drive time.  Factoring in at least one stop to pee and stretch that would mean leaving at 6 in order to make it to Utica by noon.  For a return trip, I know that I'll be tired.  So I was planning the most direct routing of Thruway east/south>287>80.  Please let me know your thoughts.

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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2015, 11:37:31 PM »

Since you're from North Jersey, any interest in carpooling?
Sure.  I was planning on an all Interstate route up and back (boring, I know, but it's a long way up and back).  Since I previously mentioned that I wanted to clinch I-88 on the way up, I was planning to take 80>380>81>88>Thruway east to the next exit for 890 west for a clinch of that too>Thruway west.  The goog has that at 5 hours, 15 minutes of drive time.  Factoring in at least one stop to pee and stretch that would mean leaving at 6 in order to make it to Utica by noon.  For a return trip, I know that I'll be tired.  So I was planning the most direct routing of Thruway east/south>287>80.  Please let me know your thoughts.
We can talk offline. I don't yet know what I'm doing for that weekend myself, I'm staying a "maybe" as long as possible.
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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2015, 03:43:19 PM »

As I posted to Facebook: I plan to make the reservation for the restaurant on Tuesday evening. I intend to have a couple extra seats reserved for last minute attendees, but it would be best to RSVP by then. I'll make the tour notes at Staples on Wednesday when I go grocery shopping.
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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2015, 11:20:23 PM »

Well, I'd say that my first road meet was a success.  I had a great time and it was cool to meet those who attended.  Thanks for hosting, Valerie.  Also, a thanks to Mark Sinsabaugh for driving (not sure if he's a member here or not, if he is, I don't know his handle).  I would have driven on the tour if need be, but I didn't really want to.

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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2015, 01:30:32 PM »

The regular group photo:



Kneeling: Adam Moss (me - NJ)
Row: Doug Kerr (NY), Chris Jordan (NY), David Golub (NY), Valerie Deane (NY), Bill Allen (NJ), C. P. Zillacus (MD), Mark Sinsabaugh (NY), Anthony Costanzo (NY).

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Not only do I look idiotic, I threw out my neck doing that.
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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2015, 03:04:40 PM »

You all forgot the Send Help sign.
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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2015, 04:55:53 PM »

Adam, my name is Bill Allen.  I'm not sure if I formally introduced myself to you or not.  In any case, signalman could be my alter ego, I suppose.  For the goofy pic, had I known that Valerie was going to attempt to put bunny ears on CP's head, I would have chosen a different place to stand.  Her arm almost completely covered my face...oh well.

In regards to the Send Help sign, I heard someone mentioned that it was formally retired.  Doug Kerr did have one on the back of a map though.

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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2015, 06:06:22 PM »

Here's my tour notes: http://nysroads.com/utrm15.php
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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #40 on: May 03, 2015, 06:19:04 PM »

I was there in spirit as well - it looks like a lot of progress has been made!
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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2015, 01:08:55 AM »

Adam, my name is Bill Allen.  I'm not sure if I formally introduced myself to you or not.  In any case, signalman could be my alter ego, I suppose.  For the goofy pic, had I known that Valerie was going to attempt to put bunny ears on CP's head, I would have chosen a different place to stand.  Her arm almost completely covered my face...oh well.

My apologies on that. I thought I had your name via Valerie, but I went on the side of caution and used "signalman".
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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2015, 02:29:21 PM »

In regards to the Send Help sign, I heard someone mentioned that it was formally retired.  Doug Kerr did have one on the back of a map though.

Not necessarily. Had I been there, it would have been prominently displayed.  :bigass:
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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2015, 06:10:56 PM »

Adam, my name is Bill Allen.  I'm not sure if I formally introduced myself to you or not.  In any case, signalman could be my alter ego, I suppose.  For the goofy pic, had I known that Valerie was going to attempt to put bunny ears on CP's head, I would have chosen a different place to stand.  Her arm almost completely covered my face...oh well.

My apologies on that. I thought I had your name via Valerie, but I went on the side of caution and used "signalman".
No worries.  It's better to err on the side of caution than to refer to me by the wrong name.  In any case, thanks for editing your original post with my actual name.  Before that meet, I was pretty much unknown in the roadgeeking community, although I'd like to become a bit more well known.  It's been a hobby of mine for a long time.  I tend to be quiet and shy, however.  I also intend on attending more meets in the future as long as I'm able to make it.

I'd also like to thank Chris Jordan for all of his commentary and local information while on the tour.  Like Mark, I'm not sure if he posts here.  If he does, I don't know his handle.

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Re: Utica/Rome Meet - May 2, 2015
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2015, 07:46:36 PM »

In regards to the Send Help sign, I heard someone mentioned that it was formally retired.  Doug Kerr did have one on the back of a map though.

Not necessarily. Had I been there, it would have been prominently displayed.  :bigass:

It wasn't "formally retired", but the last meet in the Northeast where it made an appearance was Corning, more than a year ago. We just kinda collectively decided it had run its course and didn't care to keep featuring it.

Elsewhere in the country, the sign still sees some occasional action.
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