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Title: 2019 meets
Post by: cjk374 on March 23, 2018, 06:22:19 PM
No time like the present to plan for the future. If you are planning a meet for 2019, let us know about it.

The ideas in play so far
-Albuquerque (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=21146.msg2284403#msg2284403) - July (Temporary URL in 2018 thread with concepts only) TBD.
-Chicagoland (Hammond/SE Chicago or South suburbs/NW Indiana) or Peoria
-La Crosse, Wisconsin/Winona, MN (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=22479.0) - June 2020?
-City Meet - Providence (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=23413.0)May 4(Poll)
-Pittsburgh (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=23563.0) July or Aug (Poll)
-Jacksonville FL (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=23572.0) Feb 23(Poll)
-Memphis (I-269) (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=24241.0) Apr 13(Poll)
-Portsmouth, OH (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=23738.0) May 18(Poll)


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Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Alps on March 23, 2018, 07:55:07 PM
By 2019 my New Road project will be underway, but I'm not sure if it will have enough progress to showcase since a lot of the first contract involves surcharging for several months. 2020 is a certainty.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: cl94 on March 23, 2018, 09:35:11 PM

Edit: after conversing with others, Kingston will be a Fall 2018 meet. We need more fall meets this year.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Brandon on March 23, 2018, 09:37:36 PM
I’ve a few ideas:

1. Peoria
2. SE Chicago/Hammond
3. South Suburbs/NW Indiana
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: SSOWorld on March 24, 2018, 01:24:41 AM
like with 2018 - setting to sticky for indexing purposes
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: US71 on March 24, 2018, 08:17:09 PM
As of now, I'm aiming for March-April for Springfield, MO.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Dougtone on March 26, 2018, 08:48:14 PM
I keep on batting around ideas for different meets. I don't know if I will get around to it in 2018, but perhaps in 2019, a meet in Essex County, Massachusetts (centered around Newburyport, Mass.) may be in order.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on March 26, 2018, 08:50:09 PM
Rochester, MN is on my radar, though given its proximity to La Crosse that will probably be a year where that meet does not take place.

Has there ever been an Asheville, NC meet? I searched here but did not find a record of one.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: cl94 on March 26, 2018, 08:57:38 PM
I keep on batting around ideas for different meets. I don't know if I will get around to it in 2018, but perhaps in 2019, a meet in Essex County, Massachusetts (centered around Newburyport, Mass.) may be in order.

THAT would be cool. If timed properly, I might be able to tie that into my planned Katahdin climb.

Has there ever been an Asheville, NC meet? I searched here but did not find a record of one.

Don't think so. If someone wanted to host one, I'd be game, especially if it was at a time I could grab my remaining high points in the southeast (KY, SC, TN, VA).
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: froggie on March 26, 2018, 09:20:03 PM
Quote from: TheHighwayMan394
Has there ever been an Asheville, NC meet?

Yes.  August, 2003, after I-26 to the Tennessee border opened.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on March 26, 2018, 09:24:29 PM
Quote from: TheHighwayMan394
Has there ever been an Asheville, NC meet?

Yes.  August, 2003, after I-26 to the Tennessee border opened.

Thanks. I kind of figured there was one way back. I know that was 16 years ago as of 2019 but I’m not sure much has changed to justify hosting another one until the work on untangling 26/40/240 begins.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: SSOWorld on March 26, 2018, 10:09:04 PM
Rochester, MN is on my radar, though given its proximity to La Crosse that will probably be a year where that meet does not take place.

Has there ever been an Asheville, NC meet? I searched here but did not find a record of one.
I will have a definite answer on La Crosse after this weekend as I'm going to go confirm (lack of) access to the Winona bridge-s.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Takumi on March 31, 2018, 10:24:41 PM
I’m definitely down for Asheville if it happens.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: A.J. Bertin on March 31, 2018, 10:38:08 PM
I’m definitely down for Asheville if it happens.

It doesn't sound like anyone's talking seriously about hosting anything in Asheville anytime soon, but I also would be very interested if someone has the knowledge and ability to plan one there. (Knoxville is another place I'd love to have an excuse to visit again.)
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: brianreynolds on April 01, 2018, 09:56:38 PM
Knoxville is another place I'd love to have an excuse to visit again.

Next year's Extra-Miler Club annual gathering will be in Knoxville on Saturday, June 29, 2019.  An opportunity for a twofer.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: A.J. Bertin on April 02, 2018, 09:45:54 PM
Knoxville is another place I'd love to have an excuse to visit again.

Next year's Extra-Miler Club annual gathering will be in Knoxville on Saturday, June 29, 2019.  An opportunity for a twofer.

Nice!!
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: jpi on April 03, 2018, 09:01:48 AM
Knoxville is another place I'd love to have an excuse to visit again.

Next year's Extra-Miler Club annual gathering will be in Knoxville on Saturday, June 29, 2019.  An opportunity for a twofer.
Well, since I probably live closer to Knoxville then any one else here, I will keep this in mind  ;-)
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Alps on April 05, 2018, 09:58:54 AM
Apparently Route 17/32 construction at the Thruway interchange will be complete fall 2019, so that seems like an ideal place to visit for a spring meet. It features construction of a DDI. Could this be a Tuxedo II??
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: cl94 on April 05, 2018, 01:09:01 PM
Apparently Route 17/32 construction at the Thruway interchange will be complete fall 2019, so that seems like an ideal place to visit for a spring meet. It features construction of a DDI. Could this be a Tuxedo II??

I didn't realize it was being built so soon. I'd certainly be able to make it.

Isn't a ton of other stuff in the area, unless you wanted to head up to Middletown and include the reconstruction up there. Maybe include the Moodna Viaduct as a stop? Highest and longest railroad bridge east of the Mississippi and one of the highest bridges in the Eastern US.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Alps on April 05, 2018, 06:00:05 PM
Apparently Route 17/32 construction at the Thruway interchange will be complete fall 2019, so that seems like an ideal place to visit for a spring meet. It features construction of a DDI. Could this be a Tuxedo II??

I didn't realize it was being built so soon. I'd certainly be able to make it.

Isn't a ton of other stuff in the area, unless you wanted to head up to Middletown and include the reconstruction up there. Maybe include the Moodna Viaduct as a stop? Highest and longest railroad bridge east of the Mississippi and one of the highest bridges in the Eastern US.
It could also be a mini meet where after exploring all aspects of the interchanges for about an hour and a half, we can just play by ear. If we come up with enough for a full meet that's fine. Moodna is a bit of a drive for something with no great place to stop and photo.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: noelbotevera on April 23, 2018, 07:58:22 PM
I'd be interested in a Philadelphia road meet. I probably won't host (a 14 year old kid?), but I have a few ideas.

-I-95/PA Turnpike Interchange construction
-PA 90 remnants (I-95 interchange, ramp stubs, etc.)
-Old alignments of assorted roads (US 1, US 13, US 422, etc.)
-Gustine Lake Interchange (button copy signs and such)
-Abandoned PA 291 in Philly Int'l Airport

Postmeet dinner: Philadelphia's a large city, there are tons of choices.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Alps on April 23, 2018, 09:29:59 PM
I'd be interested in a Philadelphia road meet. I probably won't host (a 14 year old kid?), but I have a few ideas.

-I-95/PA Turnpike Interchange construction
-PA 90 remnants (I-95 interchange, ramp stubs, etc.)
-Old alignments of assorted roads (US 1, US 13, US 422, etc.)
-Gustine Lake Interchange (button copy signs and such)
-Abandoned PA 291 in Philly Int'l Airport

Postmeet dinner: Philadelphia's a large city, there are tons of choices.
Go ahead and host! Hosting is easy. Put together an itinerary and pick a lunch spot. The hard part is monitoring attendees. You do not have to drive to host.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: noelbotevera on April 23, 2018, 10:02:36 PM
I'd be interested in a Philadelphia road meet. I probably won't host (a 14 year old kid?), but I have a few ideas.

-I-95/PA Turnpike Interchange construction
-PA 90 remnants (I-95 interchange, ramp stubs, etc.)
-Old alignments of assorted roads (US 1, US 13, US 422, etc.)
-Gustine Lake Interchange (button copy signs and such)
-Abandoned PA 291 in Philly Int'l Airport

Postmeet dinner: Philadelphia's a large city, there are tons of choices.
Go ahead and host! Hosting is easy. Put together an itinerary and pick a lunch spot. The hard part is monitoring attendees. You do not have to drive to host.
The thing is, I have to actually scout the area. That means driving two and a half hours to Philadelphia, and my father isn't exactly too fond of driving. I would love to host a road meet, but that scouting step is what's stopping me.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Alps on April 23, 2018, 10:06:28 PM
I'd be interested in a Philadelphia road meet. I probably won't host (a 14 year old kid?), but I have a few ideas.

-I-95/PA Turnpike Interchange construction
-PA 90 remnants (I-95 interchange, ramp stubs, etc.)
-Old alignments of assorted roads (US 1, US 13, US 422, etc.)
-Gustine Lake Interchange (button copy signs and such)
-Abandoned PA 291 in Philly Int'l Airport

Postmeet dinner: Philadelphia's a large city, there are tons of choices.
Go ahead and host! Hosting is easy. Put together an itinerary and pick a lunch spot. The hard part is monitoring attendees. You do not have to drive to host.
The thing is, I have to actually scout the area. That means driving two and a half hours to Philadelphia, and my father isn't exactly too fond of driving. I would love to host a road meet, but that scouting step is what's stopping me.
You can ask for help in that arena. I've hosted non-local meets before.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: jeffandnicole on April 23, 2018, 10:30:12 PM
I'd be interested in a Philadelphia road meet. I probably won't host (a 14 year old kid?), but I have a few ideas.

-I-95/PA Turnpike Interchange construction
-PA 90 remnants (I-95 interchange, ramp stubs, etc.)
-Old alignments of assorted roads (US 1, US 13, US 422, etc.)
-Gustine Lake Interchange (button copy signs and such)
-Abandoned PA 291 in Philly Int'l Airport

Postmeet dinner: Philadelphia's a large city, there are tons of choices.
Go ahead and host! Hosting is easy. Put together an itinerary and pick a lunch spot. The hard part is monitoring attendees. You do not have to drive to host.
The thing is, I have to actually scout the area. That means driving two and a half hours to Philadelphia, and my father isn't exactly too fond of driving. I would love to host a road meet, but that scouting step is what's stopping me.

You've already done the virtual scouting. No need to actually check it out beforehand, really. If you're worried that something may not be there when the meet occurs...well, you could scout a few weeks beforehand and something changes anyway.

If the buttoncipy signs go away, PA will No doubt screw up the new signs so you have that.

The old PA 291 alignment is interesting...thousand of people drive and park on it daily and have no clue what they're on.

Bonus...the Uber/Lyft staging area is in the same area! Open for touring!! Lol. However, there is a bathroom trailer there for g use that could use it!
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on April 23, 2018, 10:36:00 PM
I'd be interested in a Philadelphia road meet. I probably won't host (a 14 year old kid?), but I have a few ideas.

-I-95/PA Turnpike Interchange construction
-PA 90 remnants (I-95 interchange, ramp stubs, etc.)
-Old alignments of assorted roads (US 1, US 13, US 422, etc.)
-Gustine Lake Interchange (button copy signs and such)
-Abandoned PA 291 in Philly Int'l Airport

Postmeet dinner: Philadelphia's a large city, there are tons of choices.
Go ahead and host! Hosting is easy. Put together an itinerary and pick a lunch spot. The hard part is monitoring attendees. You do not have to drive to host.

Maybe I should volunteer to help the kid, since I was the one who instigated the talk about a Philly meet, at the post-meet dinner (with you and Dan).
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: vdeane on April 23, 2018, 10:37:43 PM
I could have sworn I remembered something on this forum about the possibility of an I-95 ramp meet later this year, too.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Hurricane Rex on April 24, 2018, 01:40:30 AM
If its possible to have one out west, I would selfishly love that to happen. I know its not likely though.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: cl94 on April 24, 2018, 12:40:53 PM
If its possible to have one out west, I would selfishly love that to happen. I know its not likely though.

Host one. Seriously. Not many people out west who have the ability to.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Hurricane Rex on April 24, 2018, 05:16:25 PM


If its possible to have one out west, I would selfishly love that to happen. I know its not likely though.

Host one. Seriously. Not many people out west who have the ability to.

It would be hard for me to do that oustsude of the summer months but I'll see what I can do.

LG-TP260

Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: mgk920 on April 24, 2018, 07:34:21 PM
I wouldn't mind co-hosting a 2019 NE Wisconsin meet.  Lots of good construction pron going on here with the 'big shovel' I-41/US 10/WI 441 work and we can include a followup exploration of the Green Bay area such as check out the streets under the I-41/WI 29/32 Shawano interchange that we weren't able to do in 2014 (among many other things), the new WI 96 Fox River bridge in Wrightstown, etc.

Mike
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Desert Man on July 19, 2018, 07:24:36 PM
How about one for Southern or all of my state CA? Have one in the winter season in Palm Springs...or better yet, Disneyland Hotel near the happiest place on earth (Anaheim, Orange County, close to I-5/former US 101). I call it the "AA-CA 2019" or "2020" when the road meet idea ever materializes, cus I would like to meet some of my AA roads forum friends in person.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: SSOWorld on July 19, 2018, 07:44:33 PM
How about one for Southern or all of my state CA? Have one in the winter season in Palm Springs...or better yet, Disneyland Hotel near the happiest place on earth (Anaheim, Orange County, close to I-5/former US 101). I call it the "AA-CA 2019" or "2020" when the road meet idea ever materializes, cus I would like to meet some of my AA roads forum friends in person.
You can certainly organize it :)
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on July 19, 2018, 09:11:48 PM
Certainly up to you but a CA meet would be popular in the winter months, I’m sure. There’s less competition for dates and people eager to get out of the cold.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Desert Man on July 19, 2018, 09:14:17 PM
How about one for Southern or all of my state CA? Have one in the winter season in Palm Springs...or better yet, Disneyland Hotel near the happiest place on earth (Anaheim, Orange County, close to I-5/former US 101). I call it the "AA-CA 2019" or "2020" when the road meet idea ever materializes, cus I would like to meet some of my AA roads forum friends in person.
You can certainly organize it :)


Thanx (what a no brainer), but I need plenty of people interested in going there or I won't have a crowd to host.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: oscar on July 19, 2018, 09:23:35 PM
Thanx (what a no brainer), but I need plenty of people interested in going there or I won't have a crowd to host.

We just had a three-person meet. Something to be said for starting with a small event, and moving up as you gain experience.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: A.J. Bertin on July 25, 2018, 06:16:52 PM
I’ve a few ideas:

1. Peoria
2. SE Chicago/Hammond
3. South Suburbs/NW Indiana

Out of these ideas, I rather like Peoria. ;)
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: A.J. Bertin on July 25, 2018, 06:18:08 PM
Thanx (what a no brainer), but I need plenty of people interested in going there or I won't have a crowd to host.

We just had a three-person meet. Something to be said for starting with a small event, and moving up as you gain experience.

I agree with Oscar. I'm not sure why "plenty" of people are needed in order for a road meet to take place, but I guess each person has his/her preferences. Is there a minimum number of attendees that you're hoping to have in order to organize a meet?
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: US71 on July 25, 2018, 07:44:47 PM
Peoria. I may be in the south Suburbs later this year.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: hbelkins on July 25, 2018, 11:05:27 PM
Thanx (what a no brainer), but I need plenty of people interested in going there or I won't have a crowd to host.

We just had a three-person meet. Something to be said for starting with a small event, and moving up as you gain experience.

I agree with Oscar. I'm not sure why "plenty" of people are needed in order for a road meet to take place, but I guess each person has his/her preferences. Is there a minimum number of attendees that you're hoping to have in order to organize a meet?

I think some people feel that it's a waste of time to organize something and then only have a very few people show up. Quite honestly, I was disappointed with the turnout for my western Kentucky meet last fall. I'd scouted it extensively last summer, then went the day before the meet and tweaked the tour. Seemed to me to be an awful lot of work and personal expense to only have four people show up. It was a good meet with good company, but I would have preferred more attendees.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: US71 on July 25, 2018, 11:18:28 PM

We just had a three-person meet. Something to be said for starting with a small event, and moving up as you gain experience.

Springfield/Branson was 3 people the first day, 2 people the second.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: A.J. Bertin on July 26, 2018, 07:09:03 AM
Thanx (what a no brainer), but I need plenty of people interested in going there or I won't have a crowd to host.

We just had a three-person meet. Something to be said for starting with a small event, and moving up as you gain experience.

I agree with Oscar. I'm not sure why "plenty" of people are needed in order for a road meet to take place, but I guess each person has his/her preferences. Is there a minimum number of attendees that you're hoping to have in order to organize a meet?

I think some people feel that it's a waste of time to organize something and then only have a very few people show up. Quite honestly, I was disappointed with the turnout for my western Kentucky meet last fall. I'd scouted it extensively last summer, then went the day before the meet and tweaked the tour. Seemed to me to be an awful lot of work and personal expense to only have four people show up. It was a good meet with good company, but I would have preferred more attendees.

I guess this is another reason why I like my idea of hosting a do-it-yourself "city meet" so that the host doesn't have to go to great lengths to plan a tour with the risk that only a few people might show up. It gives people an excuse to travel to a different place but it doesn't put a ton of pressure on the host.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: US71 on July 26, 2018, 08:41:08 AM


I guess this is another reason why I like my idea of hosting a do-it-yourself "city meet" so that the host doesn't have to go to great lengths to plan a tour with the risk that only a few people might show up. It gives people an excuse to travel to a different place but it doesn't put a ton of pressure on the host.

At the Route 66 Convention in Texas a couple weeks ago, there were a couple driving tours you could do on your own. Directions were available and you could do them on your own time. I opted to do one, but saved the directions for the other until another time.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Naked.Driver on August 22, 2018, 09:43:47 PM
I’ve a few ideas:

1. Peoria
2. SE Chicago/Hammond
3. South Suburbs/NW Indiana

Out of these ideas, I rather like Peoria. ;)
any of those sound good to me.
i would enjoy meeting up with some of you fellow road geeks.
i was in mi in summer, and the w. coast in spring for the bare to breakers plus completing the counties of or and wy. missed the events i wanted to attend in chi in june.
i also rode in the “bam” in june and ragbrai® in july. fun, but grueling. for those, i wore as little as i could get away with legally. ☻
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: A.J. Bertin on August 23, 2018, 05:21:16 AM
i would enjoy meeting up with some of you fellow road geeks.
i was in mi in summer, and the w. coast in spring for the bare to breakers plus completing the counties of or and wy. missed the events i wanted to attend in chi in june.
i also rode in the “bam” in june and ragbrai® in july. fun, but grueling. for those, i wore as little as i could get away with legally. ☻

We always enjoy meeting new road geeks and welcoming them into our community. It's always nice meeting new people in person.

Your nickname on here is amusing! LOL
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Dougtone on August 23, 2018, 09:49:57 PM
I keep on batting around ideas for different meets. I don't know if I will get around to it in 2018, but perhaps in 2019, a meet in Essex County, Massachusetts (centered around Newburyport, Mass.) may be in order.

With the Providence city meet slated for Spring 2019, a Newburyport meet should work for sometime during Fall 2019.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: cpzilliacus on August 30, 2018, 02:56:37 PM
I have toyed with a Northern Virginia/Maryland managed and toll lanes meet. 

The managed lanes on I-95 in Fairfax, Prince William and Stafford Counties are open, and being extended further south. 

The reconstruction of I-66 into a 3 "free" lanes and 2 managed/toll lanes is under way between Gainesville and I-495.  The reconstruction of the I-395 HOV lanes into HOV/Toll lanes is under way (and will extend the  I-95 lanes to the Virginia side of the Potomac River).

Maryland's MD-200 is complete.

Maryland's I-95 Express Toll Lanes may be under construction to extend further north (at least one contract related to that is advertised for bid right now). 

The big I-895 Canton Viaduct replacement project will be under way.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Jmiles32 on August 30, 2018, 05:37:46 PM
Would definitely be interested in attending a NOVA/Maryland 2019 meet. Best time for me would probably be early summer. Another perk is that by then many of the massive road projects in the area should be well underway.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: noelbotevera on August 30, 2018, 07:04:53 PM
Decided to try and do a Pittsburgh meet. It's long overdue, but I feel someone had to do it at some point.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on September 01, 2018, 05:41:24 PM
I may throw in the European roadmeet I proposed as an April fools' prank. Still not sure.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Duke87 on September 01, 2018, 07:04:34 PM
I may throw in the European roadmeet I proposed as an April fools' prank. Still not sure.

Why only an April Fools' prank? We've already (sort of) had an actual European road meet in Reykjavik. It's not totally out of the question that some people could be convinced to fly over there for another one if it were in a sufficiently interesting location.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: PHLBOS on September 04, 2018, 04:14:38 PM
I'd be interested in a Philadelphia road meet. I probably won't host (a 14 year old kid?), but I have a few ideas.

-I-95/PA Turnpike Interchange construction
Weekday meet already in place for this month (per Briantroutman)

-PA 90 remnants (I-95 interchange, ramp stubs, etc.)
Currently under (re)construction, the old ramp stubs are already connected.

-Abandoned PA 291 in Philly Int'l Airport
In addition to the Cell Phone Lot (that project was one of my firm's projects) that Jeffandnicole mentioned; there are still some abandoned stretches of PA 291 still present.  Heck, some old shield signage (https://www.google.com/maps/@39.8757503,-75.2551374,3a,75y,111.66h,72.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1seHmvIae6TizTTK6fTr52pQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) along the abandoned roadways is still present.

Postmeet dinner: Philadelphia's a large city, there are tons of choices.
While true, parking will be an issue for any eatery close to or in the Center City part of Philly.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on September 05, 2018, 03:24:54 PM
I am planning a Jacksonville road meet for January, but if necessary I can move it to January 2020.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on September 05, 2018, 03:51:05 PM
I am planning a Jacksonville road meet for January, but if necessary I can move it to January 2020.
Just move it to February, 2019.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on September 05, 2018, 04:11:18 PM
I am planning a Jacksonville road meet for January, but if necessary I can move it to January 2020.
Just move it to February, 2019.
February is the shortest month, but I can make it work. Just need to decide via poll which Saturday in February will work. Poll has been updated with possible dates and the lunch location has been changed again.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Beltway on September 27, 2018, 09:32:08 PM
Thanx (what a no brainer), but I need plenty of people interested in going there or I won't have a crowd to host.
We just had a three-person meet. Something to be said for starting with a small event, and moving up as you gain experience.

We had small road meets before they were publicized online.  You were at one IIRC about 1999 at the WWB Project office, along with myself and Doug Willinger and Mark Bentley, and I think someone else.  Another one I recall Doug and Mark and I checking out the unbuilt route of I-95 in D.C., probably about 2000.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: hbelkins on September 29, 2018, 02:06:33 PM
First meet I went to was a three-person meet. It was publicized on MTR. That was back when no one knew what anyone looked like, and you had to guess who was there for the meet.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Alps on September 29, 2018, 10:24:00 PM
Apparently Route 17/32 construction at the Thruway interchange will be complete fall 2019, so that seems like an ideal place to visit for a spring meet. It features construction of a DDI. Could this be a Tuxedo II??
That and route 3/46 are the two major items in my area. Not that close but not that far from each other. I've gotta see if I can piece that together. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on October 03, 2018, 07:03:16 PM
I would still like to see a Toledo road meet happen. I-75 in Downtown Toledo and the Disalle Bridge is a new project according to OHDOT District 2. Otherwise I wouldn’t mind a Cleveland/Cuyahoga bridge tour meet. Still, any road meet in Ohio would be nice, even if most people want one to be held in Portsmouth, which would require me and a family member to fly to and from Tri-State Airport (HTS) near Huntington, with a transfer at Charlotte-Douglas (CLT). Not to mention a road meet in Cincinnati, which would require me and a family member to fly in and out of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVT) from JAX.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: US71 on October 10, 2018, 05:49:37 PM
First meet I went to was a three-person meet. It was publicized on MTR. That was back when no one knew what anyone looked like, and you had to guess who was there for the meet.

If I recall correctly, you introduced yourself at the StL meet I met you at.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: A.J. Bertin on October 11, 2018, 07:24:47 AM
I would still like to see a Toledo road meet happen. I-75 in Downtown Toledo and the Disalle Bridge is a new project according to OHDOT District 2. Otherwise I wouldn’t mind a Cleveland/Cuyahoga bridge tour meet. Still, any road meet in Ohio would be nice, even if most people want one to be held in Portsmouth, which would require me and a family member to fly to and from Tri-State Airport (HTS) near Huntington, with a transfer at Charlotte-Douglas (CLT). Not to mention a road meet in Cincinnati, which would require me and a family member to fly in and out of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVT) from JAX.

I have attended three road meets over the years that have included Toledo somehow: the 2007 Toledo meet, the 2009 Fort-to-Port meet that was basically a run from Fort Wayne to Toledo along U.S. 24, and the 2014 Toledo U.S. 24 meet that didn't really cover much of Toledo but covered areas southwest of Toledo along U.S. 24.

Having said all of that, I would not be opposed to another Toledo meet if someone were to host one. It's only three hours away from where I live, and it would give me an opportunity to explore downtown Toledo again. It's just that someone would have to initiate it.

As far as other Ohio meets are concerned, we had Cincinnati in 2013 which was a really fun meet. I wouldn't necessarily be opposed to another Cincinnati meet because I like that area (if the timing is right for me), but I had another opportunity to explore that in 2016. Cincinnati wouldn't be my first choice for an Ohio meet because there are other parts of Ohio that I'd like to explore, but I'd consider attending one there.

Other meets that have taken place in Ohio over the past several years that I've attended were Canton/Akron (2010), Columbus (2011), and Dayton (2012). Not to mention, obviously, the Mentor/Ashtabula meet that took place a couple weeks ago. I did not attend any Ohio meets between 2015 and 2017, although the only one I know of that happened during that time frame was another Columbus meet in '17.

Now Zanesville... that would be another location for meet I'd be very interested in if someone is able to host one there.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: hbelkins on October 11, 2018, 06:33:13 PM
First meet I went to was a three-person meet. It was publicized on MTR. That was back when no one knew what anyone looked like, and you had to guess who was there for the meet.

If I recall correctly, you introduced yourself at the StL meet I met you at.

Could be. I can't remember, and that was ages ago.

How long has it been since everyone went around the table introducing themselves? That was common for a long while.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: US71 on October 11, 2018, 07:10:07 PM
First meet I went to was a three-person meet. It was publicized on MTR. That was back when no one knew what anyone looked like, and you had to guess who was there for the meet.

If I recall correctly, you introduced yourself at the StL meet I met you at.

Could be. I can't remember, and that was ages ago.

How long has it been since everyone went around the table introducing themselves? That was common for a long while.

I met you in 2008. Seems like we spoke in the parking lot before going on, but I've slept since then so my memory is somewhat hazy
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: baugh17 on October 11, 2018, 09:58:03 PM
The first meet I ever held/attended was in Elmira where I was living at the time back in 2001.  The idea came about because the other two attendees, David Greenberger and Kevin Olmstead, were unable to attend the more widely publicized Utica meet which took place two weeks later.

First meet I went to was a three-person meet. It was publicized on MTR. That was back when no one knew what anyone looked like, and you had to guess who was there for the meet.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: A.J. Bertin on October 12, 2018, 06:33:48 AM
How long has it been since everyone went around the table introducing themselves? That was common for a long while.

That's really a good idea. I've attended probably more than 40 road meets since 2004 and I'm not sure if I've ever attended a meet where this was done (maybe?). I love the idea. The host would be the one to ensure that this happens.

H.B. - the first time I met you was at the 2007 Toledo meet.

The first meet I ever attended was in April 2004 in the Grand Rapids MI area. It was only lunch (at a Max & Erma's - less than two miles away from my apartment), and there were probably about eight or ten of us at the table. Almost everyone brought maps and I, of course, knew no one. We had a good discussion but there was no tour or anything. It's funny to think about where I was at that time of my life and how the road meets (and friendships) have evolved over the years since then. I had only been living in the Grand Rapids area for 8 months at that point.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: cl94 on October 12, 2018, 03:53:16 PM
How long has it been since everyone went around the table introducing themselves? That was common for a long while.

I don't think I've ever done that at a meet, but most have a round of introductions before entering the restaurant if there's a person people don't know. By this point, most of us know everyone or almost everyone who will be at a meet.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kphoger on October 12, 2018, 04:03:04 PM
I may throw in the European roadmeet I proposed as an April fools' prank. Still not sure.

Why only an April Fools' prank? We've already (sort of) had an actual European road meet in Reykjavik. It's not totally out of the question that some people could be convinced to fly over there for another one if it were in a sufficiently interesting location.

Besides, how many users do we have on here from Europe or the UK?  More than just one, I'm certain.

english si has no excuse for not attending.  There have been stateside users who've driven more than 1000 miles to attend a meet.   :sombrero:
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: cl94 on October 12, 2018, 04:06:54 PM
I may throw in the European roadmeet I proposed as an April fools' prank. Still not sure.

Why only an April Fools' prank? We've already (sort of) had an actual European road meet in Reykjavik. It's not totally out of the question that some people could be convinced to fly over there for another one if it were in a sufficiently interesting location.

Besides, how many users do we have on here from Europe or the UK?  More than just one, I'm certain.

english si has no excuse for not attending.  There have been stateside users who've driven more than 1000 miles to attend a meet.   :sombrero:

Please, there are people who have traveled over 2,500 miles to attend a "regular meet". If you count the Alaska trip 3 people made this year, the CLOSEST person had to travel over 2,600 miles.

Most of the semi-frequent meet attendees have traveled 1,000+ miles at least once to attend a meet, myself included (3 times). I generally do 1 of those a year.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kphoger on October 12, 2018, 04:16:33 PM
I may throw in the European roadmeet I proposed as an April fools' prank. Still not sure.

Why only an April Fools' prank? We've already (sort of) had an actual European road meet in Reykjavik. It's not totally out of the question that some people could be convinced to fly over there for another one if it were in a sufficiently interesting location.

Besides, how many users do we have on here from Europe or the UK?  More than just one, I'm certain.

english si has no excuse for not attending.  There have been stateside users who've driven more than 1000 miles to attend a meet.   :sombrero:

Please, there are people who have traveled over 2,500 miles to attend a "regular meet". If you count the Alaska trip 3 people made this year, the CLOSEST person had to travel over 2,600 miles.

Most of the semi-frequent meet attendees have traveled 1,000+ miles at least once to attend a meet, myself included (3 times). I generally do 1 of those a year.

I've attended one meet, and I drove 10 miles to get there.  Pretty pathetic, huh?
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on October 12, 2018, 09:56:43 PM
How long has it been since everyone went around the table introducing themselves? That was common for a long while.
Ummm, Last month.
I thought we did a 'round the table' at Mentor-Ashtabula. Maybe I'm hallucinating (since A.J. didn't mention this)
I know(!) we did a 'round the table' when we reconvened at the PATP office for I-95 'Golden Spike.'
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Highway63 on October 13, 2018, 02:26:38 AM
I warned this would happen, and now it has: I need to know if the Albuquerque meet will happen, and the date, by the end of this month. I realize that "need" may only be able to be interpreted as "would very much like" but if I try to book 10 days in July and it turns out I needed a different 10-day block in July, I would not be able to come. Last I knew it was tentative for July 20 (third Saturday).
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: A.J. Bertin on October 14, 2018, 04:48:08 PM
I thought we did a 'round the table' at Mentor-Ashtabula. Maybe I'm hallucinating (since A.J. didn't mention this)

If this was done at the Mentor-Ashtabula meet, it was only done at your end of the table.

Like I say, I love the idea. Having everyone go around the table and identify themselves (name, where from, and maybe how many road meets attended or something like that) would be fun to do. It removes a bit of the awkwardness that comes when folks don't know each other very well.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on October 14, 2018, 04:54:51 PM
Besides, how many users do we have on here from Europe or the UK?  More than just one, I'm certain.

english si has no excuse for not attending.  There have been stateside users who've driven more than 1000 miles to attend a meet.   :sombrero:

Or Chris (ChrisZwolle at SkyscraperCity, where I'm also in). He has been three times to my area.

Anyway, planning a potential route I'd make sure we would pass through this (https://www.google.es/maps/@42.3861299,-0.7381131,3a,75y,167.5h,80.56t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNLb3FASgAqgpWvHcUSwD3g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) :sombrero:.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kphoger on October 14, 2018, 05:01:01 PM
this (https://www.google.es/maps/@42.3861299,-0.7381131,3a,75y,167.5h,80.56t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNLb3FASgAqgpWvHcUSwD3g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)

With a rock tunnel at the other end!   :sombrero:
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Truvelo on October 14, 2018, 05:05:00 PM
I've been to North America some 50 times since 2004 and there was a meet in Ohio several years go when I was in the same state but it was on a weekend when I was committed to attending another event. I would really like to attend a meet but it would have to be mid-week to avoid any conflicts with my travel plans.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Alps on October 14, 2018, 05:22:24 PM
I've been to North America some 50 times since 2004 and there was a meet in Ohio several years go when I was in the same state but it was on a weekend when I was committed to attending another event. I would really like to attend a meet but it would have to be mid-week to avoid any conflicts with my travel plans.
Your other events seem pretty cool and I bet there would be some crossover fandom, but I leave that to you. Anyway there is precedent for a midweek meet - if you have something cool planned, people will show!
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on October 14, 2018, 08:49:59 PM
I've been to North America some 50 times since 2004 and there was a meet in Ohio several years go when I was in the same state but it was on a weekend when I was committed to attending another event. I would really like to attend a meet but it would have to be mid-week to avoid any conflicts with my travel plans.
Your other events seem pretty cool and I bet there would be some crossover fandom, but I leave that to you. Anyway there is precedent for a midweek meet - if you have something cool planned, people will show!

Truthfully, a midweek meet would make more sense for a lot of reasons:
-cheaper lodging
-no weekend crowds

Cons include rush hour traffic, but an experienced host would probably be able to work around that.

Also, since many people turn road meets into an event, very few people would probably be impacted by having to be back to work in short order anyway.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: froggie on October 14, 2018, 09:53:53 PM
A notable con, and IMO the primary reason why we haven't had more mid-week meets:

- Work/school commitments.  For those who work, more likely to require taking a vacation day (or additional days) to attend.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Duke87 on October 15, 2018, 12:23:42 AM
Also, since many people turn road meets into an event, very few people would probably be impacted by having to be back to work in short order anyway.
A notable con, and IMO the primary reason why we haven't had more mid-week meets:
- Work/school commitments.  For those who work, more likely to require taking a vacation day (or additional days) to attend.

Yeah I don't know how you've been handling trips but road meets I've taken even a single day off work to attend are in the minority. I can appreciate that someone who is flying across the ocean for a week will be traveling on consecutive weekends and be most available for midweek but this is logistically awkward for anyone traveling a shorter distance.

Alaska was a midweek meet, but all of its attendees were far from home and in the midst of a longer vacation.

The Golden Spike meet was also midweek and decently attended, but that featured an opportunity that a significant number of people thought sufficiently special to be worth contorting their schedules to make happen.

Ordinary meets in ordinary places are almost always held on Saturdays for a reason.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on October 27, 2018, 12:30:33 PM
My 2019 Jacksonville Road Meet has been officially set for Saturday, February 23rd.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on November 05, 2018, 10:41:57 PM
As for other 2019 road meets I definitely have Providence and Pittsburgh in mind. Back in 2003-2004 I was last in Providence (I did notice construction going on in the area on 195 for the Washington Bridge replacement project) on the way to and from Cape Cod for a family wedding and have never been to the Burgh though at least one or two family members have. Don’t think we can make it to ABQ though due to cost concerns regarding airfare.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Bruce on November 08, 2018, 01:00:08 AM
I think it's pretty much confirmed that a Seattle meet will happen on February 2, 2019 for the viaduct + tunnel walk.

Thread is here: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=23573.0
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: tckma on November 09, 2018, 10:20:06 AM
Next year's Extra-Miler Club annual gathering will be in Knoxville on Saturday, June 29, 2019.  An opportunity for a twofer.

Sounds concurrent with the ALPCA annual convention ...?

I'd be interested in a Philadelphia road meet. I probably won't host (a 14 year old kid?), but I have a few ideas.

-I-95/PA Turnpike Interchange construction
-PA 90 remnants (I-95 interchange, ramp stubs, etc.)
-Old alignments of assorted roads (US 1, US 13, US 422, etc.)
-Gustine Lake Interchange (button copy signs and such)
-Abandoned PA 291 in Philly Int'l Airport

Postmeet dinner: Philadelphia's a large city, there are tons of choices.

Depends when it is for me.  I'm currently working a short term contract job that has me in the Philly suburbs during the work week.  That will be the case until at least the end of June 2019.  At that point, they will either extend the contract, or the prime contractor would hire me directly in which case I'd ask to be transferred to one of their Maryland locations so I don't have to move to Philly, or my polygraph clearance comes through and I can start on a permanent job in MD for which I already have a written offer, or I'll have to go find another short-term contract somewhere else.

The TL;DR version of that is that it's easy for me to attend a Philly-based meet through June 2019, but after that, who knows.

That said, I had to go on a business trip out west last week -- I saw what I thought was an abandoned section of PA-291 when I was on the bus from the airport to the parking area, and thought I was a bit crazy, but I guess I wasn't?

A Pittsburgh meet might be doable for me as well; I'll go follow that thread.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on November 20, 2018, 12:53:34 PM
I'm penciling in Portsmouth, Ohio for May 18.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: US71 on November 20, 2018, 01:03:14 PM
Not a road meet per se, but the Jefferson Highway Association will be meeting in Natchitoches, LA  April 24-27, 2019
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on November 20, 2018, 08:37:24 PM
Is Chicagoland or Peoria still on for next year?
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Brandon on November 21, 2018, 02:26:36 PM
Is Chicagoland or Peoria still on for next year?

Patience, it's not even December 2018 yet.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Truvelo on November 24, 2018, 06:03:17 PM
I will be in Gettysburg from March 8-11 next spring. The show I'm attending is on the 9th so that day is out but the 8th, 10th and 11th are available if anyone is interested in meeting up. The 12th is also a possibility if it's close to Newark NJ.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Alps on November 24, 2018, 08:26:24 PM
I will be in Gettysburg from March 8-11 next spring. The show I'm attending is on the 9th so that day is out but the 8th, 10th and 11th are available if anyone is interested in meeting up. The 12th is also a possibility if it's close to Newark NJ.
Could arrange a roads thing on Sunday the 10th.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: MantyMadTown on November 24, 2018, 09:41:19 PM
I can try to make the La Crosse one. Since it's in June, it'll be during summer so I can probably make it depending on my schedule, considering I won't have a full slate of classes to worry about.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on November 26, 2018, 02:28:38 PM
I will be in Gettysburg from March 8-11 next spring. The show I'm attending is on the 9th so that day is out but the 8th, 10th and 11th are available if anyone is interested in meeting up. The 12th is also a possibility if it's close to Newark NJ.
Could arrange a roads thing on Sunday the 10th.
Color us interested for a possible road meet up in Gettysburg. We’d be flying in and out of IAD (Dulles) via our local international airport (JAX) with United Airlines, then driving to and from Gettysburg via Frederick and Leesburg.

EDIT: due to weather-related travel concerns, we’re out.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: A.J. Bertin on January 22, 2019, 09:13:15 PM
Someone may want to update this list by adding Jason's Memphis meet (March or April) and Sandor's Portsmouth OH meet (May 18)... not to mention clarifying the date of Kevin's Jacksonville meet (Feb. 23) and my Providence "city meet" (May 4).

I have a couple questions...
 
Jason - are you still considering hosting something in Albuquerque this summer?
Scott - are you still considering hosting a meet in LaCrosse?

Are there other meets that have been talked about but not been added to this list yet?
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: baugh17 on January 22, 2019, 10:46:03 PM
Someone may want to update this list by adding Jason's Memphis meet (March or April) and Sandor's Portsmouth OH meet (May 18)... not to mention clarifying the date of Kevin's Jacksonville meet (Feb. 23) and my Providence "city meet" (May 4).

I have a couple questions...
 
Jason - are you still considering hosting something in Albuquerque this summer?
Scott - are you still considering hosting a meet in LaCrosse?

Are there other meets that have been talked about but not been added to this list yet?

Wasn't Montreal being considered for this summer?
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: vdeane on January 23, 2019, 12:53:33 PM
Last I heard, yes, sometime after the new Champlain Bridge opens.

Newberryport, MA has also been talked about a couple times, and is mentioned earlier in this thread.  Is that still a potential for this year?
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: jpi on January 23, 2019, 01:47:33 PM
Someone may want to update this list by adding Jason's Memphis meet (March or April) and Sandor's Portsmouth OH meet (May 18)... not to mention clarifying the date of Kevin's Jacksonville meet (Feb. 23) and my Providence "city meet" (May 4).

I have a couple questions...
 
Jason - are you still considering hosting something in Albuquerque this summer?
Scott - are you still considering hosting a meet in LaCrosse?

Are there other meets that have been talked about but not been added to this list yet?

Just so you all know, I am having second thoughts on Albuquerque, its a done deal, my wife, mother in law and I are going but it will be for one of my biggest toy conventions of the year and logistic wise it may not work for me  to host a meet there when my primary focus will be selling diecast cars to several hundred people and it would not be fair to Steph and her mom who will be doing the tourist thing while I am selling. Also I now have a Memphis meet planned for later this spring (4/13 is looking like the potential date for this) and another central PA based meet for April or May 2020.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on January 23, 2019, 02:05:24 PM
Last I heard, yes, sometime after the new Champlain Bridge opens.

Newberryport, MA has also been talked about a couple times, and is mentioned earlier in this thread.  Is that still a potential for this year?

Yes Newburyport is still on the table for this year AFAIK.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: SSOWorld on January 23, 2019, 05:56:48 PM
La Crosse will not happen this year either since the Winona bridge won't be open until late fall.  I don't wish to step on toes in an officially closed area - trying for next year.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: A.J. Bertin on January 23, 2019, 09:14:41 PM
Hey Scott... don't forget to add Sandor's Portsmouth OH meet (May 18) to the list. :)
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: MantyMadTown on January 23, 2019, 11:04:55 PM
La Crosse will not happen this year either since the Winona bridge won't be open until late fall.  I don't wish to step on toes in an officially closed area - trying for next year.

Aw, that sucks. Do you know anyone who will host another Wisconsin road meet sometime this year?
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: SSOWorld on January 24, 2019, 09:16:41 PM
I'm considering the possibility of something in Milwaukee.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Brandon on January 24, 2019, 09:22:20 PM
I'm considering the possibility of something in Milwaukee.

That could be fun.  There's enough new stuff and old stuff to make it a very interesting day.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: A.J. Bertin on January 24, 2019, 10:36:49 PM
I'm considering the possibility of something in Milwaukee.

Sweet! If the timing is right for me, I'd be very interested.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: US71 on January 24, 2019, 10:59:51 PM
I'm considering the possibility of something in Milwaukee.

I've never been to Minnesnowta. No wait! Yes I have.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: MNHighwayMan on January 25, 2019, 10:04:55 PM
I'm considering the possibility of something in Milwaukee.
I've never been to Minnesnowta. No wait! Yes I have.

Am I missing something? Milwaukee is in Wisconsin.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: US71 on January 25, 2019, 10:14:09 PM
I'm considering the possibility of something in Milwaukee.
I've never been to Minnesnowta. No wait! Yes I have.

Am I missing something? Milwaukee is in Wisconsin.

Brain fart.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on January 26, 2019, 12:13:33 PM
Hey Scott... don't forget to add Sandor's Portsmouth OH meet (May 18) to the list. :)

Rumor has it that I'm hosting a roadmeet in Portsmouth, Oh on May 18.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kphoger on January 26, 2019, 01:10:54 PM
I'm considering the possibility of something in Milwaukee.
I've never been to Minnesnowta. No wait! Yes I have.

Am I missing something? Milwaukee is in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin is just a mini-sota.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: hbelkins on January 26, 2019, 04:36:38 PM
I'm considering the possibility of something in Milwaukee.
I've never been to Minnesnowta. No wait! Yes I have.

Am I missing something? Milwaukee is in Wisconsin.

Brain fart.

He could always go up I-35 to I-90 to get there. Remember, we're roadgeeks. Until a lack of leave time shot my travel plans down, I was planning to go to Froggie's Twin Cities meet a couple of years ago via South and North Dakota.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: MantyMadTown on January 26, 2019, 11:26:11 PM
I'm considering the possibility of something in Milwaukee.
I've never been to Minnesnowta. No wait! Yes I have.

Am I missing something? Milwaukee is in Wisconsin.

Brain fart.

He could always go up I-35 to I-90 to get there. Remember, we're roadgeeks. Until a lack of leave time shot my travel plans down, I was planning to go to Froggie's Twin Cities meet a couple of years ago via South and North Dakota.

Why would you want to take that long of a detour? I wouldn't want to go that far out of my way just to drive in a couple states. I checked on Google Maps, and if you leave from Kentucky, taking I-29 and I-94 from South and North Dakota, would add like an 8 hour detour.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on January 26, 2019, 11:52:16 PM
Because roads. That is why.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: cl94 on January 26, 2019, 11:53:37 PM
He could always go up I-35 to I-90 to get there. Remember, we're roadgeeks. Until a lack of leave time shot my travel plans down, I was planning to go to Froggie's Twin Cities meet a couple of years ago via South and North Dakota.
Why would you want to take that long of a detour? I wouldn't want to go that far out of my way just to drive in a couple states. I checked on Google Maps, and if you leave from Kentucky, taking I-29 and I-94 from South and North Dakota, would add like an 8 hour detour.

See what I bolded in H.B.'s post. We're roadgeeks. We do crap like this. I've done detours like that going to/from meets (or just spur of the moment). When I went to the Kankakee, IL meet in 2017, I ended up in the DC metro near the end of it. I also once drove to my parents in Buffalo by way of Parkersburg, WV. Where do I live? Near Albany, NY. It's very common for roadgeeks to use a meet as an excuse to see something sort of near/on the way to a destination.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Alps on January 26, 2019, 11:53:56 PM

I'm considering the possibility of something in Milwaukee.
I've never been to Minnesnowta. No wait! Yes I have.


Am I missing something? Milwaukee is in Wisconsin.


Brain fart.


He could always go up I-35 to I-90 to get there. Remember, we're roadgeeks. Until a lack of leave time shot my travel plans down, I was planning to go to Froggie's Twin Cities meet a couple of years ago via South and North Dakota.


Why would you want to take that long of a detour? I wouldn't want to go that far out of my way just to drive in a couple states. I checked on Google Maps, and if you leave from Kentucky, taking I-29 and I-94 from South and North Dakota, would add like an 8 hour detour.
You don't understand the point of roadgeeking  :-D  The roads are more important than the destination!
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: MantyMadTown on January 27, 2019, 04:10:08 AM
That just feels like too long of a detour for me. If I'm going to deliberately go that far out of my way just to do something, I might as well make it a separate road trip. I'm just as much of a roadgeek as the next guy, but driving through the Dakotas on the way to the Twin Cities from Kentucky doesn't make sense to me. There are plenty of interesting routes to take that don't require literally backtracking to get to your destination.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: US71 on January 27, 2019, 08:33:00 AM
That just feels like too long of a detour for me. If I'm going to deliberately go that far out of my way just to do something, I might as well make it a separate road trip. I'm just as much of a roadgeek as the next guy, but driving through the Dakotas on the way to the Twin Cities from Kentucky doesn't make sense to me. There are plenty of interesting routes to take that don't require literally backtracking to get to your destination.

Last year's Ohio meet was a bit of a stretch for me, but I combined it with the RMCA Meet in Hershey, PA the week before and exploring the old National Road on my way to Hershey.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: signalman on January 27, 2019, 08:37:36 AM
That just feels like too long of a detour for me. If I'm going to deliberately go that far out of my way just to do something, I might as well make it a separate road trip. I'm just as much of a roadgeek as the next guy, but driving through the Dakotas on the way to the Twin Cities from Kentucky doesn't make sense to me. There are plenty of interesting routes to take that don't require literally backtracking to get to your destination.
While this may be true, HB may have had all possible routings clinched.  For many who have been doing this hobby for any length of time, it often becomes difficult to see new territory and drive new roads.  Many folks will take rather lengthy detours in order to minimize the amount of deadhead miles that are endured.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: oscar on January 27, 2019, 11:56:34 AM
That just feels like too long of a detour for me. If I'm going to deliberately go that far out of my way just to do something, I might as well make it a separate road trip. I'm just as much of a roadgeek as the next guy, but driving through the Dakotas on the way to the Twin Cities from Kentucky doesn't make sense to me.

Then again, a trip to the Dakotas could be combined with a trip to the Twin Cities, saving time and fuel while fulfilling two sets of road trip objectives. But you have to go to the western parts of both Dakotas for the most interesting stuff, which would be more of a detour from the Twin Cities even with the generous Interstate speed limits (75mph in ND, 80mph in SD) through the more boring parts.

One of my road meet trips was northern Virginia to Toronto via Juneau AK, a four-time zone detour. You could view that as the Toronto meet being the detour from a road trip to and from southeast Alaska. But either way, I saved time and money by combining the trips.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: US71 on January 27, 2019, 12:02:49 PM
After the Minneapolis Meet a couple years ago, I drove to International Falls then home via US 71. If I'd had more time, I would have liked to explore Minneapolis more than I did.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: hbelkins on January 27, 2019, 03:33:08 PM
County collecting and route clinching. The plan for that trip was to clinch US 150 in Illinois (and thus in total), and then fill in some county gaps in Iowa and clinch US 52 in that state. I would have ended up at I-90. An extra day would have allowed me to clinch I-90 in Minnesota, I-29 and I-229 in South Dakota, and visit a bunch of new counties in South Dakota and visit North Dakota for the very first time. It would also have put me in a position to clinch I-94 in Minnesota as well. Then, the intent was to head into Wisconsin and clinch I-39 on the way home. I don't get out that way very often, so why not take advantage of the opportunity?

Alas, I was coming off an incapacitating illness that caused me to have to exhaust my leave time at work, so I was unable to make the trip. But a little later, the opportunity to take a portion of that trip resented itself. I reached I-90 south of Rochester and opted to turn right instead of left. Now I don't know when or if I will ever get a chance to check ND off my list of visited states.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: SSOWorld on January 27, 2019, 07:33:12 PM
When I do road trips - the route route ≠ route back.

Also I've done many "scenic routes" to get to where I would go. 

If I do Little Rhody, I intend on a scenic route through Canada (up to Montreal/Quebec City) and then Vermonting.  I've done a drive to Arizona - via San Antonio and Laredo (from SW Wisconsin) which nabbed me I-35.  My Florida entry point last July was on I-10 after nabbing I-65's remaining miles.  (then exiting FL on I-95 and getting into SC for the first time). This is classic roadgeek behavior
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: vdeane on January 27, 2019, 08:53:28 PM
That just feels like too long of a detour for me. If I'm going to deliberately go that far out of my way just to do something, I might as well make it a separate road trip. I'm just as much of a roadgeek as the next guy, but driving through the Dakotas on the way to the Twin Cities from Kentucky doesn't make sense to me. There are plenty of interesting routes to take that don't require literally backtracking to get to your destination.
Is it really backtracking if you're taking a different route each way?

Sometimes the detour is to AVOID backtracking.  When I went down to Jacksonville for my cousin's wedding, it was two days down I-95.  I figured I might as well clinch Overseas Highway to Key West (which actually is probably my longest clinching deadhead, by necessity), so that was a third day heading south.  Going back, I didn't feel like deadheading up I-95, so I took an extra day and swung further west up I-75, I-24, I-65, and I-71, and got to visit Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio for the first time.  It's not like I get to go that way often.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: MantyMadTown on January 28, 2019, 03:32:57 AM
You guys provided good examples. Driving to Minnesota from Kentucky by way of South and North Dakota just doesn't feel right to me.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on January 28, 2019, 05:52:01 AM
I’m one of those who generally has minimal to no problem with backtracking. I can always freshen up old routes by changing up itineraries and visiting things I didn’t previously. But that’s also a function of me being more interested in the exploration aspect, where lots of roadgeeks view every minute spent off the road at stops as wasting time that could be used for driving instead.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: signalman on January 28, 2019, 07:02:05 AM
You guys provided good examples. Driving to Minnesota from Kentucky by way of South and North Dakota just doesn't feel right to me.
A few get it, most don't.  This is why roadgeeks generally don't discuss travel plans with normies...or, at least I don't.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: US71 on January 28, 2019, 10:12:09 AM
You guys provided good examples. Driving to Minnesota from Kentucky by way of South and North Dakota just doesn't feel right to me.
A few get it, most don't.  This is why roadgeeks generally don't discuss travel plans with normies...or, at least I don't.

My trip to Pennsylvania and Ohio last September, one or two people back home knew roughly where I was going but I didn't discuss details.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Dougtone on January 31, 2019, 06:27:32 PM
Last I heard, yes, sometime after the new Champlain Bridge opens.

Newberryport, MA has also been talked about a couple times, and is mentioned earlier in this thread.  Is that still a potential for this year?

Yes, I am still considering a Newburyport (or really, Newbury is more like it), MA meet, which would be likely in early November.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Amtrakprod on February 04, 2019, 07:10:27 PM
Last I heard, yes, sometime after the new Champlain Bridge opens.

Newberryport, MA has also been talked about a couple times, and is mentioned earlier in this thread.  Is that still a potential for this year?

Yes, I am still considering a Newburyport (or really, Newbury is more like it), MA meet, which would be likely in early November.
I'd do it, I'm only 13 but IDK Peabody has some very interesting signals I'd love to see, like the new right turn FYA in downtown.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on February 18, 2019, 12:30:05 PM
I know we’re now less than a week away from the Jacksonville Road Meet now, but unfortunately the weather forecast looks less than favorable now. Gonna postpone this meet until later this year instead of canceling it outright.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: US71 on February 18, 2019, 12:42:46 PM
I know we’re now less than a week away from the Jacksonville Road Meet now, but unfortunately the weather forecast looks less than favorable now. Gonna postpone this meet until later this year instead of canceling it outright.

Depending on timing and finances, I may try to make this time.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on February 18, 2019, 02:53:56 PM
I’ve decided to post a new poll for the Jacksonville Road Meet; this time I need to know if this fall is a good time to postpone it to or further back until early 2021 or early 2022.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: A.J. Bertin on February 18, 2019, 09:54:22 PM
I know we’re now less than a week away from the Jacksonville Road Meet now, but unfortunately the weather forecast looks less than favorable now. Gonna postpone this meet until later this year instead of canceling it outright.

According to the National Weather Service, Jacksonville's forecast for Saturday is partly sunny with a high near 81. What's "less than favorable" about that?
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on February 18, 2019, 09:59:56 PM
I know we’re now less than a week away from the Jacksonville Road Meet now, but unfortunately the weather forecast looks less than favorable now. Gonna postpone this meet until later this year instead of canceling it outright.

According to the National Weather Service, Jacksonville's forecast for Saturday is partly sunny with a high near 81. What's "less than favorable" about that?

From what I was going off of, Facebook Events said that there was a possibility of rain showers in the forecast for Saturday.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Dougtone on February 18, 2019, 10:08:06 PM
I know we’re now less than a week away from the Jacksonville Road Meet now, but unfortunately the weather forecast looks less than favorable now. Gonna postpone this meet until later this year instead of canceling it outright.

According to the National Weather Service, Jacksonville's forecast for Saturday is partly sunny with a high near 81. What's "less than favorable" about that?

It's less than favorable because it gives us all more of a reason to go to the beach instead.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: froggie on February 21, 2019, 02:43:54 PM
Quote
Facebook Events

'Nuff said...
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: US71 on February 21, 2019, 03:28:39 PM
I know we’re now less than a week away from the Jacksonville Road Meet now, but unfortunately the weather forecast looks less than favorable now. Gonna postpone this meet until later this year instead of canceling it outright.

According to the National Weather Service, Jacksonville's forecast for Saturday is partly sunny with a high near 81. What's "less than favorable" about that?

From what I was going off of, Facebook Events said that there was a possibility of rain showers in the forecast for Saturday.


I just checked the National Weather Service page: 40 percent chance of rain after 1pm, or 60 percent chance of NO rain ;)
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on February 21, 2019, 07:42:57 PM
I know we’re now less than a week away from the Jacksonville Road Meet now, but unfortunately the weather forecast looks less than favorable now. Gonna postpone this meet until later this year instead of canceling it outright.

According to the National Weather Service, Jacksonville's forecast for Saturday is partly sunny with a high near 81. What's "less than favorable" about that?

From what I was going off of, Facebook Events said that there was a possibility of rain showers in the forecast for Saturday.


I just checked the National Weather Service page: 40 percent chance of rain after 1pm, or 60 percent chance of NO rain ;)

That’s not what the Weather Channel said this evening nor did any of the local television news channels/stations.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: SSOWorld on February 21, 2019, 08:02:12 PM
That’s not what the Weather Channel said this evening nor did any of the local television news channels/stations.
For your entertainment purposes only
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on February 21, 2019, 08:25:52 PM
That’s not what the Weather Channel said this evening nor did any of the local television news channels/stations.
For your entertainment purposes only

While true, I don’t usually remember to check the NWS website, unlike some of y’all.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: PHLBOS on February 22, 2019, 09:27:22 AM
That’s not what the Weather Channel said this evening nor did any of the local television news channels/stations.
For your entertainment purposes only
While true, I don’t usually remember to check the NWS website, unlike some of y’all.
"With great power/privilege comes great responsibility." - Stan Lee 1922-2018, Creator of Spiderman

The use of third-person for the below is intentional.

When one is planning/hosting an event that is subject to weather conditions; it is that individual's responsibility to check/verify possible forecasts/conditions through reputable sources (note the plural) prior to making the decision whether to postpone/cancel said-event/gathering.  Even if doing such means deviating from one's normal habits/routines.

Note: the above can be applied towards any type of group gathering not just road meets.

Something to ponder in the future.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Alps on March 01, 2019, 10:58:36 PM
Pittsburgh now set for August 10.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Amtrakprod on March 01, 2019, 11:22:45 PM
Pittsburgh now set for August 10.
My birthday lmao
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: jon12791 on March 23, 2019, 11:39:53 AM
Last I heard, yes, sometime after the new Champlain Bridge opens.

Newberryport, MA has also been talked about a couple times, and is mentioned earlier in this thread.  Is that still a potential for this year?

Yes, I am still considering a Newburyport (or really, Newbury is more like it), MA meet, which would be likely in early November.
I'd do it, I'm only 14 but IDK Peabody has some very interesting signals I'd love to see, like the new right turn FYA in downtown.

Keep me in the loop of when this will be please: jef12791@yahoo.com

Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Dougtone on March 23, 2019, 06:02:56 PM
Last I heard, yes, sometime after the new Champlain Bridge opens.

Newberryport, MA has also been talked about a couple times, and is mentioned earlier in this thread.  Is that still a potential for this year?

Yes, I am still considering a Newburyport (or really, Newbury is more like it), MA meet, which would be likely in early November.
I'd do it, I'm only 14 but IDK Peabody has some very interesting signals I'd love to see, like the new right turn FYA in downtown.

Keep me in the loop of when this will be please: jef12791@yahoo.com



I have a dedicated thread set up on the AARoads Forum for the Newburyport meet, so that will be the best place to find out about any updates.
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=24448.0 (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=24448.0)
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Highway63 on April 10, 2019, 11:39:31 PM
I have a couple questions...
 
Jason - are you still considering hosting something in Albuquerque this summer?
Scott - are you still considering hosting a meet in LaCrosse?

Are there other meets that have been talked about but not been added to this list yet?

Just so you all know, I am having second thoughts on Albuquerque, its a done deal, my wife, mother in law and I are going but it will be for one of my biggest toy conventions of the year and logistic wise it may not work for me  to host a meet there when my primary focus will be selling diecast cars to several hundred people and it would not be fair to Steph and her mom who will be doing the tourist thing while I am selling. Also I now have a Memphis meet planned for later this spring (4/13 is looking like the potential date for this) and another central PA based meet for April or May 2020.
So...this is awkward. I haven't been here often, I know, and I should have said something earlier. But my first vacation request of this year, which had to be done by last Thanksgiving, was made on the expectation of an Albuquerque meet on July 20.

If it's not going to happen, well, that doesn't prevent me from driving there anyway I suppose. But I would like some further details, if there are any since that January post.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on April 11, 2019, 09:18:41 AM
I have a couple questions...
 
Jason - are you still considering hosting something in Albuquerque this summer?
Scott - are you still considering hosting a meet in LaCrosse?

Are there other meets that have been talked about but not been added to this list yet?

Just so you all know, I am having second thoughts on Albuquerque, its a done deal, my wife, mother in law and I are going but it will be for one of my biggest toy conventions of the year and logistic wise it may not work for me  to host a meet there when my primary focus will be selling diecast cars to several hundred people and it would not be fair to Steph and her mom who will be doing the tourist thing while I am selling. Also I now have a Memphis meet planned for later this spring (4/13 is looking like the potential date for this) and another central PA based meet for April or May 2020.
So...this is awkward. I haven't been here often, I know, and I should have said something earlier. But my first vacation request of this year, which had to be done by last Thanksgiving, was made on the expectation of an Albuquerque meet on July 20.

If it's not going to happen, well, that doesn't prevent me from driving there anyway I suppose. But I would like some further details, if there are any since that January post.

Meet’s been postponed until further notice, pending meet host being able to host or not.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: jpi on April 11, 2019, 09:29:57 AM
Kevin- if you are referring to Albuquerque yes I have decided not to host it and here is why, I will be too busy selling diecast toys at a hotel since this is during a BIG diecast toy convention and Steph and her mother will be sight seeing around Albuquerque, sorry guys but the logistics just won't work for me to do this.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on April 11, 2019, 09:37:58 AM
Kevin- if you are referring to Albuquerque yes I have decided not to host it and here is why, I will be too busy selling diecast toys at a hotel since this is during a BIG diecast toy convention and Steph and her mother will be sight seeing around Albuquerque, sorry guys but the logistics just won't work for me to do this.

Yeah I just wanted to remind everyone that that you decided to back off for now, thanks for the reminder/update.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Alps on April 11, 2019, 02:46:17 PM
Kevin- if you are referring to Albuquerque yes I have decided not to host it and here is why, I will be too busy selling diecast toys at a hotel since this is during a BIG diecast toy convention and Steph and her mother will be sight seeing around Albuquerque, sorry guys but the logistics just won't work for me to do this.

Yeah I just wanted to remind everyone that that you decided to back off for now, thanks for the reminder/update.
You are not the meet police. Please stop posting only to echo what other people have said. Please do not speak for others. It is a forum rule to only comment if you are adding content. Echoing others is not adding content.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on April 11, 2019, 05:53:12 PM
Kevin- if you are referring to Albuquerque yes I have decided not to host it and here is why, I will be too busy selling diecast toys at a hotel since this is during a BIG diecast toy convention and Steph and her mother will be sight seeing around Albuquerque, sorry guys but the logistics just won't work for me to do this.

Yeah I just wanted to remind everyone that that you decided to back off for now, thanks for the reminder/update.
You are not the meet police. Please stop posting only to echo what other people have said. Please do not speak for others. It is a forum rule to only comment if you are adding content. Echoing others is not adding content.

I wasn’t even aware of that rule. It was all just to help out Highway63, sheesh.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kphoger on April 11, 2019, 07:20:14 PM
I wasn’t even aware of that rule.

Might as well read the forum guidelines (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=992.0).
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: noelbotevera on April 11, 2019, 09:45:52 PM
Dropping in by just to inform y'all about Pittsburgh updates. Date is totally set for August 10th, and a Facebook event page now exists.

Link to the Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/events/2304837223080296/)
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on April 12, 2019, 03:51:08 PM
I wasn’t even aware of that rule.

Might as well read the forum guidelines (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=992.0).

Yeah that’d be handy, obviously.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on April 12, 2019, 03:57:29 PM
Dropping in by just to inform y'all about Pittsburgh updates. Date is totally set for August 10th, and a Facebook event page now exists.

Link to the Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/events/2304837223080296/)

I clicked on interested and said I would be attending pending my availability and airfare. Thanks for the link, by the way.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kphoger on April 12, 2019, 04:05:33 PM
In all fairness...  The forum guidelines only discourage bumping topics that are more than 120 days old.  Furthermore, the last input I actually see in this thread about the Albuquerque meet is that jpi was "having second thoughts" and that it "may not work."  AFAIK, it was never explicitly stated there would be no Albuquerque meet.  So =kevinb1994 was indeed adding content to the discussion.  (Maybe I missed something, though.)
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on April 12, 2019, 04:11:35 PM
In all fairness...  The forum guidelines only discourage bumping topics that are more than 120 days old.  Furthermore, the last input I actually see in this thread about the Albuquerque meet is that jpi was "having second thoughts" and that it "may not work."  AFAIK, it was never explicitly stated there would be no Albuquerque meet.  So =kevinb1994 was indeed adding content to the discussion.  (Maybe I missed something, though.)

Hmm. Perhaps. Maybe, maybe not. IDK. -scratches head-
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Alps on April 12, 2019, 08:40:51 PM
In all fairness...  The forum guidelines only discourage bumping topics that are more than 120 days old.  Furthermore, the last input I actually see in this thread about the Albuquerque meet is that jpi was "having second thoughts" and that it "may not work."  AFAIK, it was never explicitly stated there would be no Albuquerque meet.  So =kevinb1994 was indeed adding content to the discussion.  (Maybe I missed something, though.)

Hmm. Perhaps. Maybe, maybe not. IDK. -scratches head-
This adds nothing to the discussion.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: kevinb1994 on April 12, 2019, 10:38:38 PM
In all fairness...  The forum guidelines only discourage bumping topics that are more than 120 days old.  Furthermore, the last input I actually see in this thread about the Albuquerque meet is that jpi was "having second thoughts" and that it "may not work."  AFAIK, it was never explicitly stated there would be no Albuquerque meet.  So =kevinb1994 was indeed adding content to the discussion.  (Maybe I missed something, though.)

Hmm. Perhaps. Maybe, maybe not. IDK. -scratches head-
This adds nothing to the discussion.

I was just wondering if that what kphoger said was actually true or not. Sheesh.
Title: Re: 2019 meets
Post by: Alps on April 12, 2019, 10:57:32 PM
In all fairness...  The forum guidelines only discourage bumping topics that are more than 120 days old.  Furthermore, the last input I actually see in this thread about the Albuquerque meet is that jpi was "having second thoughts" and that it "may not work."  AFAIK, it was never explicitly stated there would be no Albuquerque meet.  So =kevinb1994 was indeed adding content to the discussion.  (Maybe I missed something, though.)

Hmm. Perhaps. Maybe, maybe not. IDK. -scratches head-
This adds nothing to the discussion.

I was just wondering if that what kphoger said was actually true or not. Sheesh.
Wonder to yourself.