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Here are the dates in April for this meet, I will be spending time in the area for other activities

April 16
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April 23
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Voting closed: September 10, 2021, 10:26:06 AM


Author Topic: April 2022 Central Pennsylvania Road Meet "In planning\ feedback" stage  (Read 2233 times)

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Evening everyone, it has been a while since I have been on here, some of you may already be aware of this but now that things are slowly getting back to normal and Dan Murphy is hosting the first "traditional" road meet since 2019 in a week the time is coming for another spring central Pennsylvania road meet. The focus will be on the diverging diamond interchange at Shrewsbury on I-83 the first of its kind in the York\ Lancaster\ Harrisburg region. We will also check out a relocated PA 214 in the Loganville area (exit 10) that was done back in the mid to late 2000's (this is also an area I spent my childhood growing up)

Now the part that is still in planning and could use some feedback, who would be up for an approximate 1 and 3/4 mile hike one way along the northern Central Railroad rail\ trail to the oldest active railroad tunnel in the world?? :nod: If weather permits and I am aiming at either Saturday April 16 or Saturday April 23 for this I think this would be a very unique feature for this road meet. There is a parking area just off PA 214 between Loganville and Seven Valleys where we can park and walk, the trail is very level and would take us about 2 hours round trip to the tunnel and back. I have done it one time about 3 years ago as a test and my next trip back to York in September I may take an afternoon and do it again.

Now some alternate plans in case it is rainy or dare I say snow (remember April 2016??) include checking out the LONG awaited end result of the Mt Rose Ave interchange, another thought is "retracing" the Susquehanna Trail, the old US 111 up towards Harrisburg and even check out the construction on 83 that should be in final stages around Colonial Park.

I plan to get a poll started soon on the dates, the dates do focus around a time when myself and possibly Steph plan to be in the area (if she can get the time off) I had originally planed to do this in April 2020 or April 2021 but we all pretty much know why I put that on hold. Also we would meet for lunch at 11am at one of the local restaurants in the Shrewsbury area, TBD (There is a Cracker Barrel there but that is bottom of the list)  So any and all feedback and thoughts on the rail trail walk will be taken into consideration.

Thanks everyone! :)
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define "Traditional".  Restaurant vs park pavilion?  For your information, car pooling did resume with the QC meet.
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I posted a comment in response to the post on the Roadgeekery group on Facebook, but I figured I'd share a response here as well.

I'm glad to hear that you're looking at hosting this meet!  I am interested in attending, but it's unlikely that I'll be able to go in light of the fact that it will be so close to the timing of when I'll be hosting my Outer Banks gathering in April 2022.  I'm nowhere ready to make my official announcement about that (the announcement probably won't come until late fall or early winter), but I've been thinking that my Outer Banks gathering will take place on either April 23 or April 30.  If it turns out that April 23 is the date you go with for your meet, I'll probably choose April 30 for my meet in case there are folks who might be interested in attending both.  I'm not really a fan of the idea of forcing folks to choose.
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define "Traditional".  Restaurant vs park pavilion?  For your information, car pooling did resume with the QC meet.
I was referring to restaurant, as for car pooling I knew that already.
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I have now added a poll for the 2 dates mentioned, these are the only dates I can use for this since I will be in central PA that week for other stuff besides the meet. Thanks everyone!
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Google says Easter next year is the 17th, so I voted for the 23rd.  I'm not sure if I'd be going to this, as I was considering a cross-country trip next year (although I have to admit that the prospect does intimidate me, especially given the tendency of non-roadmeet, non-family trips to blow up in my face; I wonder if after Easter would be enough of a family connection to avoid the curse?), and after Easter would be the most likely time for me to take it given scheduling around things at work and wanting to avoid peak summer travel days.  That said, if I didn't do that, I could see a combined Easter/Roadmeet vacation week if this were on the 23rd.
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The entire thing is during Passover. Between that and AJ's meet it'd be nice if this could be scheduled in a different timeframe.

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The entire thing is during Passover. Between that and AJ's meet it'd be nice if this could be scheduled in a different timeframe.

Yeah, if it's during Passover a few prominent road enthusiasts who may otherwise attend may not be able to. I'm against scheduling meets during major religious holidays.

Furthermore, if it's Easter weekend, there's a 0% chance I would be able to attend.
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The entire thing is during Passover. Between that and AJ's meet it'd be nice if this could be scheduled in a different timeframe.

Yeah, if it's during Passover a few prominent road enthusiasts who may otherwise attend may not be able to. I'm against scheduling meets during major religious holidays.

Furthermore, if it's Easter weekend, there's a 0% chance I would be able to attend.

Remember, this is being scheduled at a time that will coincide with a time when he is already going to be in Pennsylvania. It's not like he's doing this in his backyard in Tennessee, when he could conveniently schedule it anytime. And it wouldn't exactly be convenient for him to make a special trip to Pennsylvania to host the meet.
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The entire thing is during Passover. Between that and AJ's meet it'd be nice if this could be scheduled in a different timeframe.

Yeah, if it's during Passover a few prominent road enthusiasts who may otherwise attend may not be able to. I'm against scheduling meets during major religious holidays.

Furthermore, if it's Easter weekend, there's a 0% chance I would be able to attend.

Remember, this is being scheduled at a time that will coincide with a time when he is already going to be in Pennsylvania. It's not like he's doing this in his backyard in Tennessee, when he could conveniently schedule it anytime. And it wouldn't exactly be convenient for him to make a special trip to Pennsylvania to host the meet.

Yeah, I said "it'd be nice" but I know the circumstances as to when and why.

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The entire thing is during Passover. Between that and AJ's meet it'd be nice if this could be scheduled in a different timeframe.

Yeah, if it's during Passover a few prominent road enthusiasts who may otherwise attend may not be able to. I'm against scheduling meets during major religious holidays.

Furthermore, if it's Easter weekend, there's a 0% chance I would be able to attend.

Remember, this is being scheduled at a time that will coincide with a time when he is already going to be in Pennsylvania. It's not like he's doing this in his backyard in Tennessee, when he could conveniently schedule it anytime. And it wouldn't exactly be convenient for him to make a special trip to Pennsylvania to host the meet.

Yeah, I said "it'd be nice" but I know the circumstances as to when and why.

I figured you did, but wasn't sure if others were aware or not.
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I plan to get a poll started soon on the dates, the dates do focus around a time when myself and possibly Steph plan to be in the area (if she can get the time off) I had originally planed to do this in April 2020 or April 2021 but we all pretty much know why I put that on hold. Also we would meet for lunch at 11am at one of the local restaurants in the Shrewsbury area, TBD (There is a Cracker Barrel there but that is bottom of the list)  So any and all feedback and thoughts on the rail trail walk will be taken into consideration.

Too early for me to really have a preference but either date would be good.  This will likely be a meet that I would make an effort to attend regardless of the date unless something else got in the way.
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I don't see an issue for me with either date. The 16th might be slightly easier for me only because I know that Sunday the 17th (Easter) I won't have to work, thus making a longer trip (if I ultimately choose to do so) more feasible. If I had to, I could certainly do this as a day trip, but I may just decide to get away a bit longer.

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Given that April 16 falls inside of Easter weekend, and I will likely be in MA visiting family, I selected April 23.

Keeping my eye on this meet.  Hopefully, I won't have to cancel out like I did for the 2016 meet.
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The entire thing is during Passover. Between that and AJ's meet it'd be nice if this could be scheduled in a different timeframe.

Yeah, if it's during Passover a few prominent road enthusiasts who may otherwise attend may not be able to. I'm against scheduling meets during major religious holidays.

Furthermore, if it's Easter weekend, there's a 0% chance I would be able to attend.

4/16 is definitely a no-go for me because of Passover.
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Re: April 2022 Central Pennsylvania Road Meet "In planning\ feedback" stage
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2021, 09:29:21 AM »

Hi everyone, now that I am back from my 4800 mile road trip\ county clinching I can now focus more on this, it looks like April 23 is the preferred date, I plan to be back in York county next month between 9/20 and 9/25 so I will be doing some more scouting and may check out the restaurant I am planning to host this at. Thanks everyone for the feed back.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2021, 10:15:16 AM by jpi »
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Re: April 2022 Central Pennsylvania Road Meet "In planning\ feedback" stage
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2021, 10:17:24 PM »

Hi everyone, now that I am back from my 4800 mile road trip\ county clinching I can now focus more on this, it looks like April 23 is the preferred date, I plan to be back in York county next month between 4/20 and 4/25 so I will be doing some more scouting and may check out the restaurant I am planning to host this at. Thanks everyone for the feed back.
Sweet. Will try to be there.
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Re: April 2022 Central Pennsylvania Road Meet "In planning\ feedback" stage
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2021, 10:17:05 AM »

So it looks like April 23 is the day. I plan to get a facebook page set up and invites sent out the end of next month after I do more scouting and maybe have lunch at the possible restaurant where we will meet up at. Thanks again everyone! April 23 it is! :nod:
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Re: April 2022 Central Pennsylvania Road Meet "In planning\ feedback" stage
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2021, 10:42:40 AM »

So it looks like April 23 is the day. I plan to get a facebook page set up and invites sent out the end of next month after I do more scouting and maybe have lunch at the possible restaurant where we will meet up at. Thanks again everyone! April 23 it is! :nod:
Sweet. Looking forward to seeing the region again.
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Re: April 2022 Central Pennsylvania Road Meet "In planning\ feedback" stage
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2021, 04:05:18 PM »

Hi Everyone, the date is still set for Saturday April 23, 2022 I lan on doing more scouting next month since I will be back in central PA for a week and then will be posting a facebook event page. stay tuned for more detail or any other updates in the next 6 weeks.
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