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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #75 on: March 03, 2014, 10:47:27 AM »

HB- The Memphis meet did cross the river into West Memphis, AR as part of the tour, then east back into Memphis and traced our way to Sam Cooper BLVD.

Ah, the shittiest town in Arkansas.  I hope that those of you who had never been to Arkansas before don't judge the entire state by that hellhole.

Helena-West Helena isn't much better, IMO.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #76 on: March 03, 2014, 01:10:04 PM »

Ah, the shittiest town in Arkansas.  I hope that those of you who had never been to Arkansas before don't judge the entire state by that hellhole.

All I know of West Memphis is the conglomeration of motels, truck stops and restaurants where I-40 and I-55 come together. There's actually a town there?

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I never thought I ruled anything. I just found a forum that discussed an interest I'd had all my life, so I became a prolific poster and voracious reader. If there was a "power ranking" of the top 25 roadgeeks/road enthusiasts/Roads Scholars/etc., I probably wouldn't even register now, if I ever did.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #77 on: March 03, 2014, 02:52:19 PM »

Ah, the shittiest town in Arkansas.  I hope that those of you who had never been to Arkansas before don't judge the entire state by that hellhole.

All I know of West Memphis is the conglomeration of motels, truck stops and restaurants where I-40 and I-55 come together. There's actually a town there?



Take the Broadway exit and you're on US 70
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #78 on: March 03, 2014, 11:25:02 PM »

Ah, the shittiest town in Arkansas.  I hope that those of you who had never been to Arkansas before don't judge the entire state by that hellhole.

All I know of West Memphis is the conglomeration of motels, truck stops and restaurants where I-40 and I-55 come together. There's actually a town there?

Actually guys like me and Elkins ruled MTR...those losers just thought they did.

I never thought I ruled anything. I just found a forum that discussed an interest I'd had all my life, so I became a prolific poster and voracious reader. If there was a "power ranking" of the top 25 roadgeeks/road enthusiasts/Roads Scholars/etc., I probably wouldn't even register now, if I ever did.

You were easily top 5 in the early MTR days. 

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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #79 on: June 26, 2015, 12:44:28 PM »

Necroing this thread after 15 months as we do have other areas that could use a roadmeet.

Here's a few below, off the top of my head:

Des Moines - I-235 and downtown appear interesting.
Omaha - check out I-680 some time.
Kansas City - hell of a lot of good stuff, but I've never heard of a meet there.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #80 on: June 26, 2015, 01:30:20 PM »

Des Moines - I-235 and downtown appear interesting.

Jeff Morrison did a two-day meet in Iowa back in 2010 that covered Des Moines.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #81 on: June 26, 2015, 11:38:54 PM »

Kansas City - hell of a lot of good stuff, but I've never heard of a meet there.

I wonder if Gene would have any interest in hosting this.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #82 on: June 26, 2015, 11:51:04 PM »

Kansas City - hell of a lot of good stuff, but I've never heard of a meet there.

I wonder if Gene would have any interest in hosting this.

C'mon Man!

Someone mentioned a KC meet on Facebook somewhere, and I'm pretty sure he saw the suggestion.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #83 on: June 27, 2015, 12:01:32 AM »

Kansas City - hell of a lot of good stuff, but I've never heard of a meet there.

I wonder if Gene would have any interest in hosting this.

C'mon Man!

Someone mentioned a KC meet on Facebook somewhere, and I'm pretty sure he saw the suggestion.
Gene's hosted KC meets in the past and would host if interested.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #84 on: July 29, 2015, 07:36:53 AM »

Atlanta could still use a road meet. Large projects either underway (I-75 northwest corridor toll lanes), about to get underway (I-285/GA 400 interchange rehab), or finished (GA 400 SB to I-85 NB flyover) Also, New Orleans since the last time there was a meet there none of the big projects were finished (Twin Spans, I-10/Causeway Interchange, and Huey P Long bridge)

Also, anything in Texas. I mean look at all of the construction going on in both DFW, Houston, and Austin.

NW Arkansas would also be a good one.

Of course, it really takes someone that lives in these areas to set something up, so that is part of the problem. I could TRY to do an Atlanta meet since that is the closest to me, but I would rather have someone that lives closer do it if they are willing.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #85 on: July 29, 2015, 03:06:58 PM »

Atlanta could still use a road meet. Large projects either underway (I-75 northwest corridor toll lanes), about to get underway (I-285/GA 400 interchange rehab), or finished (GA 400 SB to I-85 NB flyover) Also, New Orleans since the last time there was a meet there none of the big projects were finished (Twin Spans, I-10/Causeway Interchange, and Huey P Long bridge)

Also, anything in Texas. I mean look at all of the construction going on in both DFW, Houston, and Austin.

NW Arkansas would also be a good one.

Of course, it really takes someone that lives in these areas to set something up, so that is part of the problem. I could TRY to do an Atlanta meet since that is the closest to me, but I would rather have someone that lives closer do it if they are willing.

I think Steve Williams (The Georgia Road Geek) did the '08 Atlanta meet.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #86 on: July 29, 2015, 09:07:01 PM »

Atlanta could still use a road meet. Large projects either underway (I-75 northwest corridor toll lanes), about to get underway (I-285/GA 400 interchange rehab), or finished (GA 400 SB to I-85 NB flyover) Also, New Orleans since the last time there was a meet there none of the big projects were finished (Twin Spans, I-10/Causeway Interchange, and Huey P Long bridge)

Also, anything in Texas. I mean look at all of the construction going on in both DFW, Houston, and Austin.

NW Arkansas would also be a good one.

Of course, it really takes someone that lives in these areas to set something up, so that is part of the problem. I could TRY to do an Atlanta meet since that is the closest to me, but I would rather have someone that lives closer do it if they are willing.

I think Steve Williams (The Georgia Road Geek) did the '08 Atlanta meet.
He did (had it on his blog)
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #87 on: July 29, 2015, 09:35:50 PM »

Atlanta could still use a road meet. Large projects either underway (I-75 northwest corridor toll lanes), about to get underway (I-285/GA 400 interchange rehab), or finished (GA 400 SB to I-85 NB flyover) Also, New Orleans since the last time there was a meet there none of the big projects were finished (Twin Spans, I-10/Causeway Interchange, and Huey P Long bridge)

Also, anything in Texas. I mean look at all of the construction going on in both DFW, Houston, and Austin.

NW Arkansas would also be a good one.

Of course, it really takes someone that lives in these areas to set something up, so that is part of the problem. I could TRY to do an Atlanta meet since that is the closest to me, but I would rather have someone that lives closer do it if they are willing.

I think Steve Williams (The Georgia Road Geek) did the '08 Atlanta meet.
He did (had it on his blog)

That was seven years ago.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #88 on: July 29, 2015, 10:36:32 PM »

I guess what I was saying was that he would be a logical host for another Atlanta meet. Jim Georges came to that meet, but I don't think Freewayjim is all that much into meets.
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