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Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« on: January 21, 2022, 07:36:56 PM »

Sure, why not have a road meet in Connecticut this April. The focus will be on the Waterbury and Meriden, CT areas. Meriden is where steamed hams originated, so it is not purely an Albany expression. But there's some neat things about the roads there too.

Highlights to include: I-84/CT 8 Mixmaster interchange in Waterbury (from the highways, but also at ground level as it is a massive interchange to appreciate), Meriden Traffic Tower, Red Bridge in Meriden, some old or interesting signs, a few other goodies along the way that I am going to throw into the tour.

Time/Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 12pm Eastern time
Location: K LaMay's Steamed Cheeseburgers; 690 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450
https://klamayssteamedcheeseburgers.com/

FB Event Page: https://fb.me/e/2NJaj1vYe
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2022, 07:39:35 PM »

I don't see any reason I won't be able to make this thing, so...
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2022, 07:42:03 PM »

Party at my house in Wethersfield afterwards, will provide grilled meats and beer and snacks, additional details to come - if you are interested and do not respond on facebook message me, all welcome to come.
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2022, 08:25:44 PM »

I wish I could attend! Have a great time.
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2022, 12:24:29 AM »

Party at my house in Wethersfield afterwards, will provide grilled meats and beer and snacks, additional details to come - if you are interested and do not respond on facebook message me, all welcome to come.
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2022, 07:39:30 AM »

Interested.  You should include Castle Craig as part of the part, since it's awesome.
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2022, 09:43:55 AM »

Party at my house in Wethersfield afterwards, will provide grilled meats and beer and snacks, additional details to come - if you are interested and do not respond on facebook message me, all welcome to come.
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No for realsies, the meet is on April 2nd

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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2022, 10:58:51 AM »

Interested.  You should include Castle Craig as part of the part, since it's awesome.

The road to the castle doesn't open until May 1st, which is after the Hubbard Park Daffodil Festival in late April.
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2022, 11:15:01 AM »

Interested.  You should include Castle Craig as part of the part, since it's awesome.

I would have loved to included Castle Craig, since that would've been a great way to end the meet. But it's not open to drive up in a car in early April. You can hike up to Castle Craig and I believe it's a 4 mile round trip hike up to the top, but there would be a mutiny if I had that as part of the meet itinerary.

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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2022, 10:03:39 PM »

I expect to (at least) make an appearance. If you're (un)lucky, you'll be stuck with me for the entire day.  :-| :angry:
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2022, 03:54:32 PM »

Interested.  You should include Castle Craig as part of the part, since it's awesome.

I would have loved to included Castle Craig, since that would've been a great way to end the meet. But it's not open to drive up in a car in early April. You can hike up to Castle Craig and I believe it's a 4 mile round trip hike up to the top, but there would be a mutiny if I had that as part of the meet itinerary.

We could do it Sunday as a post-meet activity.

Also, I'm signing up to run a 5K in Waterbury as a pre-meet activity! https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Waterbury/ChrisCorbett5K

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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2022, 04:36:46 PM »

I unfortunately will not be able to attend this meet due to a variety of factors. I hope everyone has fun!
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2022, 12:36:46 PM »

Given that we're within a couple weeks, will there be tour notes posted soon?  I've been thinking about whether I'll be wanting to fill in any potential clinch gaps.
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2022, 12:48:56 PM »

And I'm assuming it's not too late to RSVP to the event. Had been thinking about going and want to know if I should go ahead start putting concrete plans into place.
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2022, 06:33:07 PM »

Seeing this is pretty much in my backyard, I would have loved to attend this.  Unfortunately, it’s right smack dab in the middle of my busiest part of the year.  If it were a month (or even 3 weeks) later, I’d be there.
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2022, 02:46:29 PM »

Given that we're within a couple weeks, will there be tour notes posted soon?  I've been thinking about whether I'll be wanting to fill in any potential clinch gaps.

I am working on tour notes but haven't had the time to spend much time on them. I should have them available hopefully by Sunday night. As for closing clinching gaps, I am planning on having a I-691 clinch and I-84 between CT 8 and I-691 towards the end of the tour.

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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2022, 02:47:11 PM »

And I'm assuming it's not too late to RSVP to the event. Had been thinking about going and want to know if I should go ahead start putting concrete plans into place.

Not too late to RSVP. If you want to come, you can attend the meet.

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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2022, 04:04:25 PM »

Given that we're within a couple weeks, will there be tour notes posted soon?  I've been thinking about whether I'll be wanting to fill in any potential clinch gaps.

And while I am working on the tour notes, I do have a rough Google Map of the meet itinerary.

https://goo.gl/maps/tGGR7wTnBXC7kqjFA

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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2022, 09:17:01 PM »

Given that we're within a couple weeks, will there be tour notes posted soon?  I've been thinking about whether I'll be wanting to fill in any potential clinch gaps.

And while I am working on the tour notes, I do have a rough Google Map of the meet itinerary.

https://goo.gl/maps/tGGR7wTnBXC7kqjFA
Nice!  Since what I'm mainly worried about are map gaps on TM, it looks like what I would mainly be looking to get to fill things in/make sure that added points on TM don't cause issue would be local to the Meriden/Wallingford area, and should be easy enough to add to my regularly planned travel during my trip to/from the meet.
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2022, 07:55:24 PM »

I'm pleased to announce that the "Road Meet Simulcast" feature will be making a return to the air waves this upcoming weekend. The live stream *simulcast* of the driving tour for the Waterbury/Meriden, CT Road Meet will be broadcast on the "roadwaywiz" YouTube channel on Saturday (4/2), likely beginning sometime around 1 PM ET. For those of you who can't attend in person, this will be a good way to keep  up with what you're missing out on. Looking forward to seeing meet attendees in person and viewers in the live chat!

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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2022, 06:33:51 PM »

I still plan to attend the meet. Plans on getting to/from there are a bit more debatable.
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2022, 08:33:03 PM »

I'm out of town this weekend.  Otherwise, I could have made this one.
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Re: Waterbury / Meriden, CT Road Meet - April 2022
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2022, 12:17:01 PM »

Will be bringing some goodies and some other crap for give-away on Saturday at the Meet, including NY Thruway toll tickets and a few other items; refer to the post on the above-linked FB event page for more previews.  :-|
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