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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2018, 10:03:16 PM »

Itís the pit of misery, whatís you expect? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

But Missouri loves company :)

Which company? Missouri hasn't annexed Bentonville, AR yet.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2018, 11:24:43 AM »

I also might consider this if it happens in 2019.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2018, 11:46:56 AM »

I also might consider this if it happens in 2019.

I'm hoping to do some preliminary scouting this weekend. Lots to see, but need to narrrow it down to 3-4 hours
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2018, 10:04:15 AM »

If I read his post right, Gene wants to do a two-day meet July 6-7.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2018, 10:37:56 AM »

If I read his post right, Gene wants to do a two-day meet July 6-7.

An informal meet, but yes. I'm not sure of his exact plans.  Depending on what he does I may or may not continue to put something together for next Spring.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2018, 11:10:44 AM »

I'll be anxious to hear more of what he has in mind. Are there a concentration of like-minded folks in Springfield that would allow him to do something mainly for locals?
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2018, 11:20:30 AM »

I'll be anxious to hear more of what he has in mind. Are there a concentration of like-minded folks in Springfield that would allow him to do something mainly for locals?

I don't know of anyone besides "Alternate 71",unless he has some St Louis people interested. I might go up if I have time. He's talking 2 days including Rolla, but I don't know if that includes the Gasconade bridge. 
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2018, 08:35:36 PM »

If I read his post right, Gene wants to do a two-day meet July 6-7.

Where was that posted? And... whereabouts would Gene's meet be held?
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2018, 08:48:14 PM »

If I read his post right, Gene wants to do a two-day meet July 6-7.

Where was that posted? And... whereabouts would Gene's meet be held?

On his personal Facebook page.  He's talking Springfield, MO area: Branson on Day 1,  Rolla, and possibly Lake of the Ozarks on Day 2. I have no idea if any of that will include the  Gasconade Bridge or the Galena Y Bridge .


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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2018, 07:21:15 AM »

Where was that posted? And... whereabouts would Gene's meet be held?

On his personal Facebook page.  He's talking Springfield, MO area: Branson on Day 1,  Rolla, and possibly Lake of the Ozarks on Day 2.

That sounds cool. I'm Facebook friends with Gene but I don't remember seeing anything from him about this. I hope I see something else from him about it (either on here, on Facebook, or both). If he hosts this, I'm not sure I'd be able to attend - but I'd like to try.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2018, 10:24:50 AM »

Where was that posted? And... whereabouts would Gene's meet be held?

On his personal Facebook page.  He's talking Springfield, MO area: Branson on Day 1,  Rolla, and possibly Lake of the Ozarks on Day 2.

That sounds cool. I'm Facebook friends with Gene but I don't remember seeing anything from him about this. I hope I see something else from him about it (either on here, on Facebook, or both). If he hosts this, I'm not sure I'd be able to attend - but I'd like to try.

He mentioned it when he posted his vacation plans. It was in one of his comments.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2018, 04:36:34 PM »

I gather nothing's solid on this, but I'd like (and hope) to see an event made for this but that's Gene's prerogative.  I've never done Branson.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2018, 12:18:46 PM »

Gene has posted an event and linked it to Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/380393115776733/

Synopsis for the refusniks:

Date: July 6, 2017 - Yes this is a Friday.
Time: 11:00 AM
Place: FD's Grillhouse, Springfield.

Tour of road sites in the Springfield/Branson area. Included: Galena Y Bridge, quirks on US 160, tour of MO 465, 19% grade on MO 176, Table Rock Dam, and tour of Old US 65 back to Springfield.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2018, 01:25:53 AM »

I might be interested in this, depending on a lot of factors. July in Missouri is absolutely miserable, and I would much prefer a spring meet to a summer meet.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2018, 01:31:43 AM »

I might be interested in this, depending on a lot of factors. July in Missouri is absolutely miserable, and I would much prefer a spring meet to a summer meet.

This is sadly the reason why I will probably pass.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2018, 08:09:35 AM »

^^ Wouldn't be the first time a meet was held in a high-humidity area.  I hosted a MS/LA meet at the end of August one year that was fairly decently attended.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #41 on: May 06, 2018, 08:56:46 AM »

I might be interested in this, depending on a lot of factors. July in Missouri is absolutely miserable, and I would much prefer a spring meet to a summer meet.

Considering how cool Spring has been so far, who knows what Summer will be like?
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2018, 09:37:16 PM »

^^ Wouldn't be the first time a meet was held in a high-humidity area.  I hosted a MS/LA meet at the end of August one year that was fairly decently attended.

Was that the Gustav meet?
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2018, 09:37:14 AM »

^^ Wouldn't be the first time a meet was held in a high-humidity area.  I hosted a MS/LA meet at the end of August one year that was fairly decently attended.

Was that the Gustav meet?
Yes it was, overall the weather the day of the meet was nice, just a little hot and humid but still decent, Steph and I had a good time and it was our first time in NOLA area
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2018, 12:02:18 PM »

I can't imagine Missouri Julys being any worse than Kentucky Julys.

Gene has posted an event and linked it to Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/380393115776733/

Synopsis for the refusniks:

Date: July 6, 2017 - Yes this is a Friday.
Time: 11:00 AM
Place: FD's Grillhouse, Springfield.

Tour of road sites in the Springfield/Branson area. Included: Galena Y Bridge, quirks on US 160, tour of MO 465, 19% grade on MO 176, Table Rock Dam, and tour of Old US 65 back to Springfield.

He's also planning a Saturday portion that would include old US 66 between Springfield and Rolla, Devil's Elbow, and some other sights.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #45 on: May 07, 2018, 01:47:26 PM »

Date: July 6, 2017 - Yes this is a Friday.

Thursday, actually.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #46 on: May 07, 2018, 02:03:15 PM »

I can't imagine Missouri Julys being any worse than Kentucky Julys.

Gene has posted an event and linked it to Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/380393115776733/

Synopsis for the refusniks:

Date: July 6, 2017 - Yes this is a Friday.
Time: 11:00 AM
Place: FD's Grillhouse, Springfield.

Tour of road sites in the Springfield/Branson area. Included: Galena Y Bridge, quirks on US 160, tour of MO 465, 19% grade on MO 176, Table Rock Dam, and tour of Old US 65 back to Springfield.

He's also planning a Saturday portion that would include old US 66 between Springfield and Rolla, Devil's Elbow, and some other sights.
If I can get Thursday off to drive out to Springfield, this would work out great for me as I will be heading to St Louis on Saturday for a toy show on Sunday, Since we would be running the 66\ I-44 corridor I can continue on to STL after Devil's Elbow.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #47 on: May 07, 2018, 02:06:08 PM »

Date: July 6, 2017 - Yes this is a Friday.
Thursday, actually.

Yeah, I'm really interested in this meet if I get the chance to see my first time machine.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #48 on: May 07, 2018, 03:08:10 PM »

Date: July 6, 2017 - Yes this is a Friday.

Thursday, actually.
Date: July 6, 2017 - Yes this is a Friday.

Thursday, actually.
Date: July 6, 2017 - Yes this is a Friday.

Thursday, actually.

For 2017. In 2018, it's Friday :)
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