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June 8
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June 15
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Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closed: June 05, 2019, 09:13:36 PM


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Montreal meet
« on: April 06, 2019, 09:13:36 PM »

It's happening. Gonna go while both bridges are open (one in each direction). Pick a date. H/T Carl.

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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019, 10:06:56 PM »

I'm going regardless, but hotels appear to be MUCH cheaper the weekend of the 15th. As in half the price (or less) at some places.

Edit: looks like the Canadian Grand Prix is the weekend of the 8th. That's probably driving up prices.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 10:18:26 PM »

I'm out. I either have my show in Kansas City OR I may do the Lincoln Highway Conference this year
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019, 10:48:57 PM »

money limits my ability to go to 0%.  If I had been do the driving portion the week before May 4, I'd be there then.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 09:52:24 PM »

No preference as I don't have anything booked on either weekend at the moment.  More than likely will make it at least a one overnight trip (staying in Plattsburgh) so I can photo blitz and do some route clinching in the north country (Something I was hoping to do last fall but didn't get to it).

EDIT: I'll side with the 15th given Josh's comment
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 09:56:31 PM »

Cant go, have family to meet on both dates, will be in China. But I'll choose the 15th for you guys since hotels are apparently cheaper then compared to the 8th
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 01:31:49 PM »

I'm out, I may have a toy show on the 8th, also have all of my vacation time allocated for the end of April and the entire 2nd half of July.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 05:26:54 PM »

Montreal is an easy day trip for me... and June is pretty open.

Also, for those traveling, hotels in Massena NY (just across the river from Cornwall, in the far reaches of the North Country) are pretty cheap, and just two hours from Montreal, so there's another option.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2019, 12:51:12 AM »

It's up on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/1448849998589656/

A second date will be held later this summer for those who can't make it on June 15. This date was picked because both the old and new Champlain spans will be accessible, which doesn't leave much wiggle room.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 07:36:40 AM »

I put in my vote for the 15th, although I'll wait to see an agenda/itinerary before fully committing.  I'm currently scheduled to be driving home from my June trip into the office that day.  While I can delay the start of my drive south, I do need to be back in CT that night.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2019, 12:12:19 PM »

I put in my vote for the 15th, although I'll wait to see an agenda/itinerary before fully committing.  I'm currently scheduled to be driving home from my June trip into the office that day.  While I can delay the start of my drive south, I do need to be back in CT that night.


It shouldn't run past 5 PM, 6 at the worst. Either way, we can always arrange for you to be able to bail out in the middle.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2019, 07:44:09 PM »

Neither.
Working local Blues Festival on Fathers Day weekend, and employer (and Co-workers) won't let me take long weekends on back-to-back weekends.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2019, 01:29:12 PM »

We'll have to move the meet.

http://www.iheartradio.ca/cjad/news/new-champlain-bridge-opening-pushed-back-report-1.9156150

Opening date is now "sometime late June". I'm thinking of holding it on the 13th of July. Thoughts?
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2019, 03:16:47 PM »

I'll have to take a pass -- due to other travel and wanting to catch part of the fireworks festival, my July trip up is scheduled for Tuesday the 16th - Friday the 19th.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2019, 07:50:52 PM »

Not much better for me than the June date - I have family trips on either side, a conference right after, and appointments the week before.  Plus it remains to be seen how I'll be feeling in July.

Of course, it's not like I had been available for the June date, and scheduling this is tight with the shifting between the old and new bridge.  Still toying with the idea of doing a trip on my own and/or for a second meet later in the year (or next year) if that happens.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2019, 09:10:37 PM »

I'm semi-interested, but still need to work out my summer travel schedule. I already have a bunch of conflicts, including in early and late July.

It would be easier for me to fit in July 20, but I might be able to make the 13th work.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2019, 09:42:54 PM »

We'll have to move the meet.

http://www.iheartradio.ca/cjad/news/new-champlain-bridge-opening-pushed-back-report-1.9156150

Opening date is now "sometime late June". I'm thinking of holding it on the 13th of July. Thoughts?

July 13 and 20 are out for me due to family happenings both weekends.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2019, 12:42:07 AM »

I'm in for 7/13.

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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2019, 12:38:18 PM »

July 13th probably works better for me than either June date, and the weather will likely be warmer by then anyways. Since I wouldn't be staying overnight, being I live just two hours away, it really doesn't matter to me.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2019, 01:42:45 PM »

I'm a definite "maybe" for July 13. May not be able to commit one way or the other until the week of, as July is a hectic time around here, but I could theoretically do it as a simple overnight (or even a long day trip) if absolutely necessary.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2019, 07:04:47 PM »

While I have no specific existing commitments, 7/13 is the weekend nearest my wife's birthday, so... I am likely to be obliged to be somewhere else.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2019, 10:17:26 PM »

Is Carl running the meet?

I'm not going to commit to anything right now.  But given I'm only 2.5 hours away, chances are pretty decent that I'll make whatever date(s) get(s) selected.
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2019, 04:48:33 PM »

Ah, if only I had seen this sooner. I'm going to be in Montreal for an unrelated thing from June 3 to 6, and could have made the first date in the poll.

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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2019, 09:38:51 PM »

Is Carl running the meet?

I'm not going to commit to anything right now.  But given I'm only 2.5 hours away, chances are pretty decent that I'll make whatever date(s) get(s) selected.
I am.

So the 13th it is, with an option for a second run at a later date for those who can't make it.

By the way, anyone who's on a trip to Montreal this summer (or really any other time), don't hesitate to drop me a PM!
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Re: Montreal meet
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2019, 09:58:06 PM »

It's been announced that the inbound (i.e. northbound) direction of the new bridge will open next Monday (the 24th), with outbound/southbound opening the following Monday (7/1).  Anyone up for a quick trip in between?
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