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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #100 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #101 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #102 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #103 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #104 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #105 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #106 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #107 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #108 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #109 on: January 26, 2019, 11:52:16 PM »

Because roads. That is why.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #110 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #111 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #112 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #113 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #114 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.

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« Reply #115 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #116 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #117 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #118 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
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #119 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #120 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.
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« Reply #121 on: January 28, 2019, 05:52:01 AM »

Iím 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 didnít previously. But thatís 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.
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« Reply #122 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.

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« Reply #123 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #124 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.

 


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