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Re: 2021 meets
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2020, 07:28:26 PM »

Meanwhile it seems that within the northeast at least, road meet culture has been sort of slowly dying off - meets have been hosted just about everywhere there is enough of interest to host one, and the group of regular attendees has gotten to know each other well enough that we don't really need road meets to get us together anymore, we just meet up and socialize as friends generically.

While I agree with you that we don't need road meets anymore to get together and socialize, I disagree with the idea that road meet culture is dying off.  Have you looked at the growing list of road meets that are being proposed for 2021?  Road meets are still very much alive and well... even in the midst of a pandemic.  Many of us in the road-enthusiast community still enjoy attending road meets, and there are always new ideas of locations that are being considered/announced... even if those locations aren't of interest to every road enthusiast.
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Re: 2021 meets
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2020, 09:18:27 PM »

While I agree with you that we don't need road meets anymore to get together and socialize, I disagree with the idea that road meet culture is dying off.  Have you looked at the growing list of road meets that are being proposed for 2021?  Road meets are still very much alive and well... even in the midst of a pandemic.  Many of us in the road-enthusiast community still enjoy attending road meets, and there are always new ideas of locations that are being considered/announced... even if those locations aren't of interest to every road enthusiast.

Right well there's a reason I specified "in the Northeast". In the first half of the 2010s there were reliably 4-5 meets in the northeast every year. That has since dwindled to 1-2 in the past few years. Meets are still happening, sure, but the median location of them has moved south and west.
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Re: 2021 meets
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2020, 12:41:28 AM »

While I agree with you that we don't need road meets anymore to get together and socialize, I disagree with the idea that road meet culture is dying off.  Have you looked at the growing list of road meets that are being proposed for 2021?  Road meets are still very much alive and well... even in the midst of a pandemic.  Many of us in the road-enthusiast community still enjoy attending road meets, and there are always new ideas of locations that are being considered/announced... even if those locations aren't of interest to every road enthusiast.

Right well there's a reason I specified "in the Northeast". In the first half of the 2010s there were reliably 4-5 meets in the northeast every year. That has since dwindled to 1-2 in the past few years. Meets are still happening, sure, but the median location of them has moved south and west.
We mostly know each other in the Northeast. We now tend to just get together in groups instead of having meets. We've met.

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Re: 2021 meets
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2020, 03:57:03 PM »

We mostly know each other in the Northeast. We now tend to just get together in groups instead of having meets. We've met.

That. We have a couple official meets every year to bring in new people, but we normally just get together on our own time. Pre-COVID, a bunch of us were getting together quite frequently. There's also the issue of "we've had a meet almost everywhere in the Northeast and there is little new construction to look at". Most of the places worth having meets right now are not in the Northeast.
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Re: 2021 meets
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2020, 05:10:17 PM »

Those of us from the MTR days will remember Calrog's rants about territoriality, and thus the creation of the East Coast Hive Mind logo and merchandise by C.C. "Otto Yamamoto" Slater. Those shirts were often worn by meet attendees.
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Re: 2021 meets
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2020, 11:33:46 AM »

A mass zoom roadgeek meetup in the pandemic would do...besides, I'm on a tight budget to go on any traveling in the next year or two. I would go to a West coast-southwest-(Southern CA) road meet wherever there is one planned. I've been an AA roads forum member for 9 years (almost a decade) and I desired to attend the nearest road meet, but I never had the time or money to do so. 
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Re: 2021 meets
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2020, 08:13:39 PM »

Not a "roadmeet" announcement, but my YouTube channel will be hosting a 2nd season of *live* programming beginning in December and likely lasting into March of '21. Depending on how things go, there could be room for another "Virtual Road Meet" of some kind - we did our own meet along those lines back in May as part of the March-May "Season 1", samples of this past season can be accessed by clicking on the links below:



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Re: 2021 meets
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2020, 07:06:08 PM »

A mass zoom roadgeek meetup in the pandemic would do...besides, I'm on a tight budget to go on any traveling in the next year or two. I would go to a West coast-southwest-(Southern CA) road meet wherever there is one planned. I've been an AA roads forum member for 9 years (almost a decade) and I desired to attend the nearest road meet, but I never had the time or money to do so. 

Personally, I think an LA meet could be fun.  There's a lot of very interesting things roadgeek-wise from what I've seen on Google streetview.
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Re: 2021 meets
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2020, 07:31:07 PM »

A mass zoom roadgeek meetup in the pandemic would do...besides, I'm on a tight budget to go on any traveling in the next year or two. I would go to a West coast-southwest-(Southern CA) road meet wherever there is one planned. I've been an AA roads forum member for 9 years (almost a decade) and I desired to attend the nearest road meet, but I never had the time or money to do so. 

Personally, I think an LA meet could be fun.  There's a lot of very interesting things roadgeek-wise from what I've seen on Google streetview.

And within reach of something I could do on a day trip/weekend trip, the Bay Area too.  If I have enough notice Iím usually cool with at least 3.5-4 hours out to meet up with people for mini meets. 
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Re: 2021 meets
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2020, 08:47:16 AM »

Personally, I think an LA meet could be fun.  There's a lot of very interesting things roadgeek-wise from what I've seen on Google streetview.

I agree.  I am fascinated by L.A.'s freeway network and would love to take a few days to explore that.  However, I'm not sure how realistic it is that I would actually be able to go there for a road meet.  :(
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Re: 2021 meets
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2020, 12:03:31 PM »

I echo the sentiments about a west coast meet. I've been a roadgeek all my life, but never been to a meet. But I've lived in Nevada my entire life (born in Vegas, live in Reno),  and it doesn't seem like there's a whole lot of roadgeeks in the Silver State. So with most meets tending to happen in the east or midwest, I haven't had occasion to go to one.

If a meetup were to happen in Nevada or California, especially Reno area or NorCal, I'd do my best to go. Ditto if one were happening Vegas and it coincided with a work or family visit trip. SoCal is a bit more challenging logistically, but I'd be interested nonetheless.
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Re: 2021 meets
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2020, 02:01:00 PM »

I was part of a "Historic tour of US 99 in LA" in 2013 when I was assigned there by work.  The other attendees were all from San Diego.

Thinking when the pandemic is conquered this can be another option for a meet.  I would not have the ability to scout it should I try to host it, but I've already got advance info on select spots around the area (subject to change given it's 7 years to this post)
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« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2020, 02:18:42 PM »

I was part of a "Historic tour of US 99 in LA" in 2013 when I was assigned there by work.  The other attendees were all from San Diego.

Thinking when the pandemic is conquered this can be another option for a meet.  I would not have the ability to scout it should I try to host it, but I've already got advance info on select spots around the area (subject to change given it's 7 years to this post)

As long as it doesnít involve the Ridge Route Preservation group Iím always up for US 99 anything in SoCal.  The Old Ridge Route and Ridge Route Alternate (both US 99) in particular would probably make for some really cool day trip road meet material.  Everything north from Bealeís Cut/Newhall Pass to Grapevine Village is pretty significant historically.
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« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2020, 07:02:52 PM »

I was part of a "Historic tour of US 99 in LA" in 2013 when I was assigned there by work.  The other attendees were all from San Diego.

Thinking when the pandemic is conquered this can be another option for a meet.  I would not have the ability to scout it should I try to host it, but I've already got advance info on select spots around the area (subject to change given it's 7 years to this post)

As long as it doesnít involve the Ridge Route Preservation group Iím always up for US 99 anything in SoCal.  The Old Ridge Route and Ridge Route Alternate (both US 99) in particular would probably make for some really cool day trip road meet material.  Everything north from Bealeís Cut/Newhall Pass to Grapevine Village is pretty significant historically.
?? The Ridge Route group got me onto the road for a personal tour.

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« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2020, 07:16:38 PM »

I was part of a "Historic tour of US 99 in LA" in 2013 when I was assigned there by work.  The other attendees were all from San Diego.

Thinking when the pandemic is conquered this can be another option for a meet.  I would not have the ability to scout it should I try to host it, but I've already got advance info on select spots around the area (subject to change given it's 7 years to this post)

As long as it doesnít involve the Ridge Route Preservation group Iím always up for US 99 anything in SoCal.  The Old Ridge Route and Ridge Route Alternate (both US 99) in particular would probably make for some really cool day trip road meet material.  Everything north from Bealeís Cut/Newhall Pass to Grapevine Village is pretty significant historically.
?? The Ridge Route group got me onto the road for a personal tour.

Not to go into full details but was a disagreement a couple years back between me and their organization president that turned me off to their group.  What made it worse was that I wanted to work the situation out but the other party made it very clear they were not interested.  I even made a back channel attempt to settle everything through mutual friends to no avail.  Another member of their organization even went as far as spamming the Gribblenation Facebook page.
 
The spat caused by their president on numerous Facebook groups this year only affirmed that it was best for me to not get involved with them in any capacity.  I should note that they have done a lot for promoting the Old Ridge Route and attempting to get Los Padres National Forest reopen it.  For my part, I donít need their assistance in visiting any part of the Ridge Route (given Iím more or less local) or researching itís history (in addition to El Camino Viejo, I-5, Ridge Route Alternate, and the Stockton-Los Angeles Road).   I wouldnít discourage anyone from taking a tour since Iíve heard great things about it, visiting their website, or anything of the like.  I would even highly recommend reading Harrison Scottís book ďThe Ridge RouteĒ if one were inclined to learn more about the subject. 
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« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2020, 10:39:50 PM »

I was part of a "Historic tour of US 99 in LA" in 2013 when I was assigned there by work.  The other attendees were all from San Diego.

Thinking when the pandemic is conquered this can be another option for a meet.  I would not have the ability to scout it should I try to host it, but I've already got advance info on select spots around the area (subject to change given it's 7 years to this post)

As long as it doesnít involve the Ridge Route Preservation group Iím always up for US 99 anything in SoCal.  The Old Ridge Route and Ridge Route Alternate (both US 99) in particular would probably make for some really cool day trip road meet material.  Everything north from Bealeís Cut/Newhall Pass to Grapevine Village is pretty significant historically.
?? The Ridge Route group got me onto the road for a personal tour.

Not to go into full details but was a disagreement a couple years back between me and their organization president that turned me off to their group.  What made it worse was that I wanted to work the situation out but the other party made it very clear they were not interested.  I even made a back channel attempt to settle everything through mutual friends to no avail.  Another member of their organization even went as far as spamming the Gribblenation Facebook page.
 
The spat caused by their president on numerous Facebook groups this year only affirmed that it was best for me to not get involved with them in any capacity.  I should note that they have done a lot for promoting the Old Ridge Route and attempting to get Los Padres National Forest reopen it.  For my part, I donít need their assistance in visiting any part of the Ridge Route (given Iím more or less local) or researching itís history (in addition to El Camino Viejo, I-5, Ridge Route Alternate, and the Stockton-Los Angeles Road).   I wouldnít discourage anyone from taking a tour since Iíve heard great things about it, visiting their website, or anything of the like.  I would even highly recommend reading Harrison Scottís book ďThe Ridge RouteĒ if one were inclined to learn more about the subject. 
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« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2021, 01:51:56 PM »

Happy New Year everyone. I will admit I have been quiet on here but then my regular job has been busy and I am not on my laptop as much. I am eyeing up spring 2022 for another central Pennsylvania based road meet with the spotlight on the Shrewsbury DD Interchange, a relocation of PA 214 in nearby Loganville (it was actually done over 10 years ago) and checking out the oldest active railroad tunnel in the USA. I am also eyeing up the Bellefont area near State Collage for the new freeway to freeway I-80\ I-99 Interchange. Just waiting to see how things pan out over the next year.
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« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2021, 02:04:49 PM »

Happy New Year everyone. I will admit I have been quiet on here but then my regular job has been busy and I am not on my laptop as much. I am eyeing up spring 2022 for another central Pennsylvania based road meet with the spotlight on the Shrewsbury DD Interchange, a relocation of PA 214 in nearby Loganville (it was actually done over 10 years ago) and checking out the oldest active railroad tunnel in the USA. I am also eyeing up the Bellefont area near State Collage for the new freeway to freeway I-80\ I-99 Interchange. Just waiting to see how things pan out over the next year.
If itís the Bellefonte area near State College, then I am out. I may be able to make it to Central PA, depending on more than one variable. We shall see, of course.
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« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2021, 03:28:09 PM »

Happy New Year everyone. I will admit I have been quiet on here but then my regular job has been busy and I am not on my laptop as much. I am eyeing up spring 2022 for another central Pennsylvania based road meet with the spotlight on the Shrewsbury DD Interchange, a relocation of PA 214 in nearby Loganville (it was actually done over 10 years ago) and checking out the oldest active railroad tunnel in the USA. I am also eyeing up the Bellefonte area near State Collage for the new freeway to freeway I-80\ I-99 Interchange. Just waiting to see how things pan out over the next year.

I was planning to drive through Shrewsbury as early as this upcoming Saturday due to a traffic shift happening there on PA 851 this week
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« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2021, 03:59:30 PM »

Happy New Year everyone. I will admit I have been quiet on here but then my regular job has been busy and I am not on my laptop as much. I am eyeing up spring 2022 for another central Pennsylvania based road meet with the spotlight on the Shrewsbury DD Interchange, a relocation of PA 214 in nearby Loganville (it was actually done over 10 years ago) and checking out the oldest active railroad tunnel in the USA. I am also eyeing up the Bellefont area near State Collage for the new freeway to freeway I-80\ I-99 Interchange. Just waiting to see how things pan out over the next year.

That's cool, Jason!  I might be interested in attending a meet in the Bellefonte/State College area if that happens and if I can swing it.  :)
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« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2021, 12:15:20 AM »

Happy New Year everyone. I will admit I have been quiet on here but then my regular job has been busy and I am not on my laptop as much. I am eyeing up spring 2022 for another central Pennsylvania based road meet with the spotlight on the Shrewsbury DD Interchange, a relocation of PA 214 in nearby Loganville (it was actually done over 10 years ago) and checking out the oldest active railroad tunnel in the USA. I am also eyeing up the Bellefont area near State Collage for the new freeway to freeway I-80\ I-99 Interchange. Just waiting to see how things pan out over the next year.

My attendance for either of these is 100% dependent on where I end up this coming fall, but if I stay in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic, I'm a near lock for either of these. Shrewsbury would be easy daytrip range if I were to end up in Metro DC (probably the most likely landing spot), but both would be an easy weekend trip from anywhere between Richmond and Boston.
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« Reply #46 on: January 17, 2021, 02:24:53 PM »

Newbie to this thread and longtime roadgeek here! Always interested in road-related events in Central PA (where I am currently located).
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Newbie to this thread and longtime roadgeek here! Always interested in road-related events in Central PA (where I am currently located).
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« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2021, 08:03:32 PM »

Sometime during the summer, the Quad Cities with the new I-74 bridges as the main course.

Sweet... I'll be very interested in this one.  I'll add this to the list now.
If there is a QC road meet you can count me in. I would like to go back there sometime.
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« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2021, 08:04:49 PM »

Sometime during the summer, the Quad Cities with the new I-74 bridges as the main course.

Sweet... I'll be very interested in this one.  I'll add this to the list now.
If there is a QC road meet you can count me in. I would like to go back there sometime.

I'm in the midst of planning the route with lunch being a BYOL affair at Credit Island Park in Davenport.
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