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When should the rescheduled RDU Meet be?

July 9, 2022
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July 16, 2022
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July 30, 2022
- 3 (30%)
September 10, 2022
- 3 (30%)
November 12, 2022
- 2 (20%)
Other
- 2 (20%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closes: June 03, 2022, 09:06:15 PM


Author Topic: RDU Meet-Summer or Fall 2022  (Read 11612 times)

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Re: RDU Meet-Spring 2022??
« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2021, 03:48:30 PM »

Yeah, I am still planning to host this meet sometime in 2022 at the moment. 
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Re: RDU Meet-Spring 2022??
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2021, 06:19:19 AM »

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=13255.msg2677618#msg2677618

Well, I guess I do not have to worry about figuring out if this may conflict with AJ anymore.  Hopefully, it will open by June/July.
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Re: RDU Meet-Spring 2022??
« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2022, 06:26:50 PM »

I am thinking about scheduling this for November 12th after the recent news posted in the I-885 thread. 

I would like some feedback on how much we can do with less daylight that time of year.  I think that I may need to stick with Durham and the RTP unless we are willing to start as early as 10 AM and do an after-meet lunch or dinner.
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Re: RDU Meet-Spring 2022??
« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2022, 10:41:08 PM »

I am thinking about scheduling this for November 12th after the recent news posted in the I-885 thread. 

I would like some feedback on how much we can do with less daylight that time of year.  I think that I may need to stick with Durham and the RTP unless we are willing to start as early as 10 AM and do an after-meet lunch or dinner.
It said open by summer, why wait so long?

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Re: RDU Meet-Spring 2022??
« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2022, 10:59:36 PM »

I am thinking about scheduling this for November 12th after the recent news posted in the I-885 thread. 

I would like some feedback on how much we can do with less daylight that time of year.  I think that I may need to stick with Durham and the RTP unless we are willing to start as early as 10 AM and do an after-meet lunch or dinner.

Just a thought - when looking at a fall weekend for a meet, might want to see if any local universities (like Duke, UNC, NC St, etc) have a home football game scheduled for that weekend, which could affect availability of lodging and/or pose traffic issues.

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Re: RDU Meet-Spring 2022??
« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2022, 11:47:26 PM »

I'd love the excuse to get back to the RDU area (I lived there Sep 1998 to April 2002) and see how things have progressed.  I passed through last July and liked what I saw.  I have Veterans' Day off so I'll have to think about it.
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Re: RDU Meet-Spring 2022??
« Reply #56 on: February 17, 2022, 05:32:08 AM »

I am thinking about scheduling this for November 12th after the recent news posted in the I-885 thread. 

I would like some feedback on how much we can do with less daylight that time of year.  I think that I may need to stick with Durham and the RTP unless we are willing to start as early as 10 AM and do an after-meet lunch or dinner.
It said open by summer, why wait so long?

I think my concern (beyond personal convenience) is that the road meet calendar for 2022 is filling up quickly. 

I am thinking about scheduling this for November 12th after the recent news posted in the I-885 thread. 

I would like some feedback on how much we can do with less daylight that time of year.  I think that I may need to stick with Durham and the RTP unless we are willing to start as early as 10 AM and do an after-meet lunch or dinner.

Just a thought - when looking at a fall weekend for a meet, might want to see if any local universities (like Duke, UNC, NC St, etc) have a home football game scheduled for that weekend, which could affect availability of lodging and/or pose traffic issues.

Fair point.  I would rather do this in the summer, but I do not want to dilute the roadmeet calendar than what is already there.  I think I can go with mid-July (16th or 23rd) as long as that area remains open.  I guess it is hard for me to commit to a date in that range because all of us have a lack in trusting NCDOT in regard to this project.
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Re: RDU Meet-Spring 2022??
« Reply #57 on: February 17, 2022, 08:09:56 AM »

Personally, I wouldn’t worry about other meets unless they are close by.  July will allow for viewing of 540 construction - which you still can do in November.  If you choose November, I would focus more on 540 construction vs. a one mile stretch of road everyone can drive at their leisure.  Plus if advertised enough - a lot of local Raleigh area folks will show up (so I wouldn’t worry about out of state attendance.)

Football games shouldn’t be concerning - 1) no one goes to Duke games 2) Carolina games would be more at Chapel Hill 3) State games - there are plenty of hotels in the area that shouldn’t be a problem.

Brier Creek area is a good meeting point - rather quick to 885 and central enough location for RTP and 540.
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Re: RDU Meet-Spring 2022??
« Reply #58 on: February 17, 2022, 09:07:44 AM »

Personally, I wouldn’t worry about other meets unless they are close by. 

Just FYI, the Extra Miler Club Annual Meeting is on July 23rd in Hampton, VA. I know there is some crossover between roadgeeks and extra milers.

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Re: RDU Meet-Spring 2022??
« Reply #59 on: February 17, 2022, 09:24:02 AM »

Personally, I wouldn’t worry about other meets unless they are close by. 

Just FYI, the Extra Miler Club Annual Meeting is on July 23rd in Hampton, VA. I know there is some crossover between roadgeeks and extra milers.
Yep.  I am hoping to get to the EMC meet on the 23rd.
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Re: RDU Meet-Spring 2022??
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2022, 11:06:13 AM »

Would July 9th be a favorable date potentially even though it is right after the 4th of July?
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Re: RDU Meet-Spring 2022??
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2022, 08:08:53 PM »

Would July 9th be a favorable date potentially even though it is right after the 4th of July?
I've removed the poll. Can you readd one?

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Re: RDU Meet-Spring 2022??
« Reply #62 on: February 27, 2022, 08:48:05 PM »

Would July 9th be a favorable date potentially even though it is right after the 4th of July?
I've removed the poll. Can you readd one?

Thanks for that.  I'll probably do that tomorrow.
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Re: RDU Meet-Spring 2022??
« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2022, 07:40:53 AM »

No guarantees but whatever date you pick is fine with me.
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Re: RDU Meet-Summer or Fall 2022
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2022, 09:27:39 AM »

A new poll has been added.
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Re: RDU Meet-Summer or Fall 2022
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2022, 10:09:29 AM »

Going with the latest date in the poll.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2022, 11:45:16 PM by kevinb1994 »
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Re: RDU Meet-Summer or Fall 2022
« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2022, 07:28:18 PM »

A new poll has been added.
Multiple choice might be preferable... Given that July 4 weekend is already a roadtrip for me, I'm going with the 30th. Still not sure I can make it but with Raleigh I can never be ruled out...

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Re: RDU Meet-Summer or Fall 2022
« Reply #67 on: March 11, 2022, 11:24:20 PM »

Voting for November because I’ll be back from South Africa by then.
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Re: RDU Meet-Summer or Fall 2022
« Reply #68 on: March 11, 2022, 11:39:24 PM »

I'm not voting for any of the options at this time. Definite schedule conflicts for July 30 and November 12, and the other two dates will likely also have conflicts.
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Re: RDU Meet-Summer or Fall 2022
« Reply #69 on: April 18, 2022, 09:26:10 AM »

My only work on this recently honestly has been to consider maybe doing a pre-meet of sorts to drive through the I-40 widening project.  Of course, this is probably the result of me driving through the area during morning rush hour to clinch the four US 70s of Selma-Smithfield.
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Re: RDU Meet-Summer or Fall 2022
« Reply #70 on: May 04, 2022, 04:42:36 PM »

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=13255.msg2734957#msg2734957

So oddly enough November 12th barely won the poll that I previously ran.  I think it is best that we go with a revote so that we can clarify that date is what we want.

I am hoping for a mid-June opening date at this point.

Otherwise, if we do November 12th, I am thinking about having us meet up at the Sheetz on NC 42 at Cornwallis Rd at 10 AM so that we can hopefully tour the I-40 construction without too many issues.  In this format, we would do a late afternoon lunch/dinner after the tour.

Also, please clarify if you can vote in the poll.  I do not know if you are able to vote at the moment.

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Re: RDU Meet-Summer or Fall 2022
« Reply #71 on: May 04, 2022, 08:56:06 PM »

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=13255.msg2734957#msg2734957

So oddly enough November 12th barely won the poll that I previously ran.  I think it is best that we go with a revote so that we can clarify that date is what we want.

I am hoping for a mid-June opening date at this point.

Otherwise, if we do November 12th, I am thinking about having us meet up at the Sheetz on NC 42 at Cornwallis Rd at 10 AM so that we can hopefully tour the I-40 construction without too many issues.  In this format, we would do a late afternoon lunch/dinner after the tour.

Also, please clarify if you can vote in the poll.  I do not know if you are able to vote at the moment.
I cannot vote.
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Re: RDU Meet-Summer or Fall 2022
« Reply #72 on: May 04, 2022, 09:06:35 PM »

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=13255.msg2734957#msg2734957

So oddly enough November 12th barely won the poll that I previously ran.  I think it is best that we go with a revote so that we can clarify that date is what we want.

I am hoping for a mid-June opening date at this point.

Otherwise, if we do November 12th, I am thinking about having us meet up at the Sheetz on NC 42 at Cornwallis Rd at 10 AM so that we can hopefully tour the I-40 construction without too many issues.  In this format, we would do a late afternoon lunch/dinner after the tour.

Also, please clarify if you can vote in the poll.  I do not know if you are able to vote at the moment.
I cannot vote.
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Re: RDU Meet-Summer or Fall 2022
« Reply #73 on: May 04, 2022, 09:21:23 PM »

Thank you for fixing it Scott.
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Re: RDU Meet-Summer or Fall 2022
« Reply #74 on: May 04, 2022, 09:22:00 PM »

Voting worked for me.

November 12 won’t work for me, since I’ll just be getting back into the country the week prior.
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