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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #75 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!

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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #76 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #77 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #78 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #79 on: October 27, 2018, 12:30:33 PM »

My 2019 Jacksonville Road Meet has been officially set for Saturday, February 23rd.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #80 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. Dont think we can make it to ABQ though due to cost concerns regarding airfare.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #81 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

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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #82 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.

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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #83 on: November 20, 2018, 12:53:34 PM »

I'm penciling in Portsmouth, Ohio for May 18.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #84 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
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #85 on: November 20, 2018, 08:37:24 PM »

Is Chicagoland or Peoria still on for next year?
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #86 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #87 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #88 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.

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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #89 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #90 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. Wed 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, were out.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #91 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?
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #92 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?
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #93 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?
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #94 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #95 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #96 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.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #97 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. :)
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #98 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?
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #99 on: January 24, 2019, 09:16:41 PM »

I'm considering the possibility of something in Milwaukee.
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