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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #50 on: May 07, 2018, 03:59:34 PM »


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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #51 on: May 07, 2018, 07:08:11 PM »

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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #52 on: May 07, 2018, 07:36:00 PM »

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

Thursday, actually.
The "2018" Springfield meet: the first roadmeet requiring time travel to attend.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #53 on: May 07, 2018, 07:40:33 PM »

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

Thursday, actually.
The "2018" Springfield meet: the first roadmeet requiring time travel to attend.

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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #54 on: May 07, 2018, 09:22:01 PM »

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

Thursday, actually.
The "2018" Springfield meet: the first roadmeet requiring time travel to attend.

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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #55 on: May 08, 2018, 01:25:39 PM »

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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #56 on: May 09, 2018, 01:27:13 PM »

It was so hot on the day of the OKC meet a few years ago that it was almost unbearable. I had a can of Coca Cola in my car and when I got back to the hotel, the can had exploded and sticky gooness was all over my car. I would much prefer an early spring or late fall meet (or even late winter, as the 2010 Tulsa meet was in February). One advantage to not having meets in the middle of summer is the lack of pests (bugs, snakes, rabid mammals, etc) that get in the way of meets, especially when meets often include bridges which usually span bodies of water.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #57 on: June 15, 2018, 07:00:15 PM »

I would like to know more about this meetup because I am going to college in that area
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #58 on: June 19, 2018, 02:08:08 PM »

I would like to know more about this meetup because I am going to college in that area

My plans for next Spring are on hold pending Gene's gathering next month. There appears to be some duplication of effort (great minds think alike, I guess) , so I need to retool my plans.

Here's a link to the one next month
https://www.facebook.com/events/380393115776733/  (Day 1 Branson/Galena)

https://www.facebook.com/events/427405854351034/ (Day 2: Route 66 Devil's Elbow, Gasconade River, Rolla)

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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #59 on: June 20, 2018, 08:37:12 PM »

It was so hot on the day of the OKC meet a few years ago that it was almost unbearable. I had a can of Coca Cola in my car and when I got back to the hotel, the can had exploded and sticky gooness was all over my car. I would much prefer an early spring or late fall meet (or even late winter, as the 2010 Tulsa meet was in February). One advantage to not having meets in the middle of summer is the lack of pests (bugs, snakes, rabid mammals, etc) that get in the way of meets, especially when meets often include bridges which usually span bodies of water.

I had hoped to avoid too much heat by having it in June rather than July or August, but Oklahoma had other ideas.

Winter meets are kind of a crapshoot. Especially in the south-central part of the country, you may luck out and get a nice, mild day, but that could also be the one day that year that it ices up, or it is so cold that it's unpleasant to get out of the car at stops. (And you have to think about potential attendees from further north running into bad weather on the way down.) Some attendees may have problems getting time off during the winter (November to April is the casino busy season, so it's harder for me to take a few days off to attend a meet.)

April and May are good temperature-wise, but in this part of the country you may find yourself giving an impromptu course on "lowest level, smallest room, center part".
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #60 on: June 20, 2018, 09:02:27 PM »


Winter meets are kind of a crapshoot. Especially in the south-central part of the country, you may luck out and get a nice, mild day, but that could also be the one day that year that it ices up, or it is so cold that it's unpleasant to get out of the car at stops. (And you have to think about potential attendees from further north running into bad weather on the way down.) Some attendees may have problems getting time off during the winter (November to April is the casino busy season, so it's harder for me to take a few days off to attend a meet.)


I remember the Tulsa meet where it was nasty cold out.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #61 on: June 21, 2018, 01:55:39 AM »


Winter meets are kind of a crapshoot. Especially in the south-central part of the country, you may luck out and get a nice, mild day, but that could also be the one day that year that it ices up, or it is so cold that it's unpleasant to get out of the car at stops. (And you have to think about potential attendees from further north running into bad weather on the way down.) Some attendees may have problems getting time off during the winter (November to April is the casino busy season, so it's harder for me to take a few days off to attend a meet.)


I remember the Tulsa meet where it was nasty cold out.

It was in the 30s that day. I don't consider that to be all that cold. It was certainly more comfortable than it would have been had it been 105 degrees like it is sometimes in July or August in this part of the country.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #62 on: June 21, 2018, 11:46:15 AM »

It was so hot on the day of the OKC meet a few years ago that it was almost unbearable. I had a can of Coca Cola in my car and when I got back to the hotel, the can had exploded and sticky gooness was all over my car. I would much prefer an early spring or late fall meet (or even late winter, as the 2010 Tulsa meet was in February). One advantage to not having meets in the middle of summer is the lack of pests (bugs, snakes, rabid mammals, etc) that get in the way of meets, especially when meets often include bridges which usually span bodies of water.

I had hoped to avoid too much heat by having it in June rather than July or August, but Oklahoma had other ideas.

Yes, it was miserably hot. That's one of my big holdups in attending Gene's Missouri-fest. It was in that area that my serpentine belt broke when I was on my way to the Wichita meet (July 2013) and it was nearly beyond tolerable while I was driving without air conditioning and when I got to the location where I stopped to call the tow truck.

Well, the heat, and the fact that I had to unexpectedly burn two vacation days this week caring for a sick dog and taking her to the vet.

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April and May are good temperature-wise, but in this part of the country you may find yourself giving an impromptu course on "lowest level, smallest room, center part".

Hey, I'd be all for incorporating a meet and a storm chase into a single event!
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #63 on: June 21, 2018, 12:39:00 PM »

The thing about storm chasing is that it is difficult to plan in advance. You have at most 1 week before a tornado outbreak happens to plan for it, and things can rapidly change in this part of the country and could change during that time. You couldn't plan it 6 months in advance. This would be a logistical nightmare as some would have to ask off weeks or months in advance. You might end up hitting the jackpot or you might end up having a storm chase on a hot, sunny day.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #64 on: June 21, 2018, 01:52:40 PM »

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Hey, I'd be all for incorporating a meet and a storm chase into a single event!

Now that would be awesome, although very likely impractical/not possible, as bugo points out.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #65 on: June 21, 2018, 02:19:37 PM »

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Hey, I'd be all for incorporating a meet and a storm chase into a single event!

Now that would be awesome, although very likely impractical/not possible, as bugo points out.
I'm willing to make an impromptu storm chase meet on little notice.

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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #66 on: July 01, 2018, 06:09:21 PM »

I hate to say it but its looking like I may be out for this, Steph can't get the time off and I may have a work related trip coming up next weekend.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #67 on: July 01, 2018, 06:39:27 PM »

I'm willing to make an impromptu storm chase meet on little notice.

Better take a beater--tornadoes come with damaging hail.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #68 on: July 01, 2018, 07:16:33 PM »

I'm willing to make an impromptu storm chase meet on little notice.

Better take a beater--tornadoes come with damaging hail.

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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #69 on: July 02, 2018, 12:29:03 PM »

Well, I'm definitely out for this one. I had to use two vacation days last month to care for a sick dog, so I don't have enough leave time to attend either day of the meet. That clinch of US 160 in Missouri is going to have to wait for another time.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #70 on: November 03, 2018, 08:29:19 PM »

Did this ever happen?
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #71 on: November 03, 2018, 10:38:18 PM »

Did this ever happen?

Gene did his thing in July.  I put my proposal on the back burner.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #72 on: November 04, 2018, 03:20:09 PM »

Not sure if anyone else watches "Live PD" on A&E on Friday and Saturday nights, but one of the departments they feature is the Greene County, Mo., sheriff's office. I keep waiting to see if one of their pursuits goes through a DDI, and what will happen if it does.
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Re: Gauging Interest: Springfield, MO
« Reply #73 on: November 04, 2018, 05:22:12 PM »

^ I've seen a couple such pursuits through the DDI at 44/13.  No big deal, really.
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