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If I were to host a "city meet" (in either 2018 or 2019) as I'm describing in this thread, where should my first one be held? Pick one of these three choices.

Elizabeth City/Nags Head area, NC
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Omaha, NE
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Providence, RI
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Voting closed: August 02, 2018, 10:06:23 PM


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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #50 on: July 20, 2018, 11:31:20 AM »


I'd really like to do this in the fall of '18 (October or November), but there's another meet coming up this fall which hasn't been officially announced yet that I'm planning on attending. There's a slight chance this may have to wait until '19 though.

There is? I'm not sure I've heard about it.
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #51 on: July 20, 2018, 11:38:38 AM »


I'd really like to do this in the fall of '18 (October or November), but there's another meet coming up this fall which hasn't been officially announced yet that I'm planning on attending. There's a slight chance this may have to wait until '19 though.

There is? I'm not sure I've heard about it.

Jeremy has been discussing an Oklahoma bridge tour, but I've not heard of anything recently
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #52 on: July 20, 2018, 12:51:55 PM »

My guess would be either Philadelphia, Mentor, or Kingston, unless there's something else we don't know about.
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #53 on: July 20, 2018, 02:18:07 PM »


I'd really like to do this in the fall of '18 (October or November), but there's another meet coming up this fall which hasn't been officially announced yet that I'm planning on attending. There's a slight chance this may have to wait until '19 though.

There is? I'm not sure I've heard about it.
see https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=21146.0.  It has the list of meets (some with links) it's also stickied.

Mentor OH is in Sept,  The Catskill meet will be sometime late Oct, Early Nov.
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #54 on: July 20, 2018, 02:38:51 PM »

I halfway wondered if he talked about my on-the-back-burner Portsmouth, OH meet. I know it won't be happening in September. I've got too much work stuff on my plate to even think about a meet then.
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #55 on: July 20, 2018, 03:06:13 PM »


I'd really like to do this in the fall of '18 (October or November), but there's another meet coming up this fall which hasn't been officially announced yet that I'm planning on attending. There's a slight chance this may have to wait until '19 though.

There is? I'm not sure I've heard about it.
see https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=21146.0.  It has the list of meets (some with links) it's also stickied.

Mentor OH is in Sept,  The Catskill meet will be sometime late Oct, Early Nov.

Catskills will almost certainly be October 27th (last Saturday of the month). Just after the peak leaf season and we'll be able to see abandoned stuff easily, but it won't be too cold. I'm setting that date in stone at some point this weekend. That'll mostly be short walking tours of historic sites with scenic driving between them.

As far as this meet, 19 would probably be better at this point unless you're doing it somewhere close to a lot of people. It's getting too close to when it would have to be for the long-distance people to plan it out. I can virtually guarantee I wouldn't be able to make it in 2018 unless it's in Providence just because of other obligations and trips this year.
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #56 on: July 20, 2018, 05:58:08 PM »


I'd really like to do this in the fall of '18 (October or November), but there's another meet coming up this fall which hasn't been officially announced yet that I'm planning on attending. There's a slight chance this may have to wait until '19 though.

There is? I'm not sure I've heard about it.

I don't think too many people have heard about it yet, but it's not really my place to share any of the details. My hope is that it's announced soon but it's on the host's time schedule to announce... not mine.

There are less than two weeks remaining before the poll closes. Once it closes, and once I get an idea from the host of the other meet what his time frame is, I will create a poll with some potential dates.
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #57 on: July 20, 2018, 08:28:32 PM »


I don't think too many people have heard about it yet, but it's not really my place to share any of the details. My hope is that it's announced soon but it's on the host's time schedule to announce... not mine.

Hopefully, the host will spill the beans soon. I'm considering a trip, but if it's a good meet, I'd swap my planned trip out for the meet.

I also hope it's not in September. My work calendar is filling up with stuff that requires travel, so it won't be a good month for personal excursions.
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #58 on: July 20, 2018, 09:14:37 PM »

Likewise, I am also starting to think about what my fall roadtrip season will look like.  I intend to take some kind of roadtrip on both Columbus Day weekend and Veterans Day, one of which will likely be an overnight to clinch the rest of the touring routes in Region 8.  After that I'm thinking of working on my clinch of the New England interstates.  My potential roadmeets are Philadelphia, Kingston, and (depending on whether I'm going to a certain conference or not), Mentor.
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #59 on: July 20, 2018, 11:16:58 PM »

Someone had been talking about doing a revival of this (below). However, that talk has stopped, or else I've removed from the loop.
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #60 on: July 21, 2018, 12:42:27 AM »

Philadelphia? Did I miss something?
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #61 on: July 21, 2018, 07:50:01 AM »

Philadelphia? Did I miss something?

I was wondering the same thing. This is the first time I'm hearing about any potential Philadelphia meet. That would be on my list or road meets to try and attend if possible!
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #62 on: July 21, 2018, 07:57:16 AM »

Philadelphia? Did I miss something?

I was wondering the same thing. This is the first time I'm hearing about any potential Philadelphia meet. That would be on my list or road meets to try and attend if possible!
I wondered as well.  Maybe Valerie was referring to a possible meet for when 95 is completed.  I seem to recall some talk about organizing something for its completion.

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« Reply #63 on: July 21, 2018, 12:38:50 PM »

Someone had been talking about doing a revival of this (below). However, that talk has stopped, or else I've removed from the loop.
I believe that is on hiatus.

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« Reply #64 on: July 21, 2018, 01:35:34 PM »

Philadelphia? Did I miss something?

I was wondering the same thing. This is the first time I'm hearing about any potential Philadelphia meet. That would be on my list or road meets to try and attend if possible!
I wondered as well.  Maybe Valerie was referring to a possible meet for when 95 is completed.  I seem to recall some talk about organizing something for its completion.

There has been talk about a mini-meet for when the ramps are open. That will likely be like the NJ meet 2 weeks ago and the Delaware meet's original intent - short notice and free-flowing.
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #65 on: July 21, 2018, 07:40:45 PM »

Philadelphia? Did I miss something?

I was wondering the same thing. This is the first time I'm hearing about any potential Philadelphia meet. That would be on my list or road meets to try and attend if possible!
I wondered as well.  Maybe Valerie was referring to a possible meet for when 95 is completed.  I seem to recall some talk about organizing something for its completion.

There has been talk about a mini-meet for when the ramps are open. That will likely be like the NJ meet 2 weeks ago and the Delaware meet's original intent - short notice and free-flowing.

I had figured someone would try to plan something around the opening of those ramps. The "Make I-95 Great Again" meet.  :bigass:
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #66 on: July 21, 2018, 09:49:24 PM »

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I had figured someone would try to plan something around the opening of those ramps. The "Make I-95 Great Again" meet.  :bigass:
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« Reply #67 on: July 21, 2018, 10:17:25 PM »

I was badgering from afar in regards to a NE Philly-Trenton meet (for I-95), and even for Southhaven, err, Memphis when I-269 was completed later this year.
After sinking 3/4s of my savings into my car, over the last month, I've had to erase any thoughts of travel, outside of Ohio, for the rest of the year to allow my saving to build back up.
Exception would be for one trip (and one trip only!) if I don't have to pay for boarding along the way. I (think I) can successfully do that with any roadmeet in & around Philly because I have extended family that live out that way, to cut down on my expenses.
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2018, 10:01:09 AM »

I like this idea AJ. I am wanting to host a central Louisiana meet possibly in 2020. If I can't find much to show off in the area, your method may come in very handy. Could end up as a parish clinching meet.
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #69 on: July 25, 2018, 06:14:35 PM »

There's only 8 more days until the poll closes. I edited the poll to make the results visible to anyone... regardless of whether or not you vote. If you haven't voted yet in the poll, please do! Feel free to vote even if you're not sure whether you can make it to any of the locations listed in the poll. You can simply base your vote on which city of the three that you think would be good for the first-ever "city meet" of this kind.

Right now it's neck-and-neck between Omaha and Providence. I don't want to be the one to cast the deciding vote. LOL

In case this encourages more people to vote, I am leaning toward hosting this gathering in April or May 2019. There's a slight chance I may host it this fall, but I'm leaning against it. (I'm giving myself about an 80 percent chance that I'll choose April or May 2019.)
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« Reply #70 on: July 25, 2018, 10:26:25 PM »

There's only 8 more days until the poll closes. I edited the poll to make the results visible to anyone... regardless of whether or not you vote. If you haven't voted yet in the poll, please do! Feel free to vote even if you're not sure whether you can make it to any of the locations listed in the poll. You can simply base your vote on which city of the three that you think would be good for the first-ever "city meet" of this kind.

Right now it's neck-and-neck between Omaha and Providence. I don't want to be the one to cast the deciding vote. LOL

In case this encourages more people to vote, I am leaning toward hosting this gathering in April or May 2019. There's a slight chance I may host it this fall, but I'm leaning against it. (I'm giving myself about an 80 percent chance that I'll choose April or May 2019.)
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #71 on: July 30, 2018, 10:21:22 PM »

I don't think too many people have heard about it yet, but it's not really my place to share any of the details. My hope is that it's announced soon but it's on the host's time schedule to announce... not mine.

A.J. was referring to my Indiana meet. I mentioned it to a number of people at Aurora/Naperville earlier this year and then did some scouting that weekend.
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Re: An idea for a different kind of roads gathering
« Reply #72 on: August 03, 2018, 01:37:38 AM »

Well it's official... the poll closed a couple hours ago and the winner is Providence! This means that my first "city meet" will take place in Providence. For at least a half (or two-thirds) of the time that the poll was up, it was looking like Omaha would be the winner but Providence won by just a single vote. I'm excited!

I've decided that I will not be hosting this meet in 2018 because of everything else that's going on this year. I will plan on hosting it in April or May 2019, and I'll post a separate thread with some details on that.

If the Providence meet goes well in 2019, I will tentatively plan on hosting a meet along these lines in Omaha in 2020 (because Omaha came in second place in the poll). Then, if the momentum continues, I would host an Elizabeth City/Nags Head meet in 2021.
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