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2022 meet ideas
« on: August 06, 2021, 06:03:23 PM »

I was originally thinking I'd hold off until September to start a thread about 2022 meets, but because the list is already growing, I figured it wouldn't hurt to start this now.  (For the past few years, I've been the one to initiate this thread each year, which I'm happy to do, but I also didn't know if anyone else wanted to start the list instead of me.)

Anyway, we know that the COVID pandemic is unfortunately far from over... especially now that the Delta variant is taking hold and wreaking havoc.  Vaccinations seem to be holding steady, but I read somewhere that the Delta variant is perhaps prompting some folks to get vaccinated that might not have done so otherwise.  Regardless, the COVID virus is still unfortunately active and spreading.  Despite that, I thought I would share some optimism and get us thinking about what road meets are being considered for 2022.

Here's what I know of so far:
  • Natchez MS - March 19
  • Durham (NC) East End Connector - March?
  • West Irondequoit NY - April 2?
  • Central Pennsylvania (York/Lancaster/Harrisburg) - April 23
  • Outer Banks NC "city meet" (choose your own sightseeing) - April 30
  • Plattsburgh/Clinton County NY - spring?
  • Cedar Rapids/Iowa City IA - May 21
  • Cumberland MD - May 21 or 28?
  • SE Chicago/NW Indiana - June 25
  • Oklahoma City OK - late July or early August?
  • Philadelphia PA - August 20-21
  • Twin Cities (MN) - August 27 or September 3?
  • San Antonio TX - October 1
  • Janesville/Beloit WI - October
  • Shawangunk NY?

I think I've captured all the tentative plans I've heard about so far.  Most of these are tentatively being planned for the spring, but hopefully other ideas that tentative hosts have can be spread out to other times of the year so we don't have a whole bunch of meets in the spring and nothing until perhaps the Twin Cities meet at the end of summer.

If I've forgotten anything, please chime in!  Hopefully the pandemic will be behind us by the beginning of 2022, but who knows.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, several meet hosts have been successful in convening the groups for the lunch portion of the meet at a park where attendees have brought their own lunches.  Other hosts are still planning/preferring to revert back to the pre-pandemic arrangement where folks gather at a restaurant.  Regardless of how the hosts choose to organize their meets, let's hope the pandemic is behind us sooner rather than later.
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2021, 07:45:17 PM »

I'm looking at holing a SE Chicago/NW Indiana meet in June-ish, covering the Illinois-Indiana state line and thing like South Lake Shore Drive and the new Cline Avenue Bridge.
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2021, 09:11:00 PM »

March 19 is the official date for the Natchez meet.
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2021, 12:36:45 AM »

Dan Garnell & Sean Lyons get another chance at hosting a Toledo roadmeet (Covid has thwarted their plans last year & this year). Date at their discretion.
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2021, 10:58:30 PM »

I'll be hosting a Janesville/Beloit meet in October 2022.
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2021, 06:28:50 AM »

Thanks to everyone who has chimed in so far!  The 2022 list is looking pretty nice at this point.  :)
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2021, 10:14:21 AM »

It's looking like April 23 is the "done deal" date for my meet
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2021, 01:35:09 PM »

It's looking like April 23 is the "done deal" date for my meet

Sounds good... I'm updating the 2022 list to specify this date.  This means that I will choose April 30 as the date for my Outer Banks meet.
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2021, 09:00:34 AM »

Due to Delta and personal reasons I'm postponing the Cumberland/Western MD meet to 2022. Looking at summer again.

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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2021, 12:36:11 PM »

Due to Delta and personal reasons I'm postponing the Cumberland/Western MD meet to 2022. Looking at summer again.

Thanks for the update, Laura.  I crossed off this meet from the 2021 list and added it to the 2022 list.  I'm personally still interested. :)
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2021, 06:07:14 PM »

I'm looking at a meet for Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA for 2022.  I'm either targeting Either May or November but not quite solid yet. 

There are some challenges for any proposed date ranges in Fall goes up against potential Univ of Iowa events (football in the fall) effectively jeopardizes the scheduling of the meet in the fall entirely, I do see that October has a meet and to have 2 meets (even close-ish to each other distance-wise) will hurt attendance at both meets due to competition.  There is a potential that it will happen in May (only one U of I event blocks May 14 - commencement compared to the November option which gives me 11/5 and 11/12 only).

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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2021, 08:41:28 PM »

I'm looking at a meet for Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA for 2022.  I'm either targeting Either May or November but not quite solid yet. 

Awesome!  I'm very interested.  I've added this to the list of tentative meets for 2022.
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2021, 04:34:34 PM »

I'm looking at a meet for Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA for 2022.  I'm either targeting Either May or November but not quite solid yet. 

There are some challenges for any proposed date ranges in Fall goes up against potential Univ of Iowa events (football in the fall) effectively jeopardizes the scheduling of the meet in the fall entirely, I do see that October has a meet and to have 2 meets (even close-ish to each other distance-wise) will hurt attendance at both meets due to competition.  There is a potential that it will happen in May (only one U of I event blocks May 14 - commencement compared to the November option which gives me 11/5 and 11/12 only).

More to follow.

You may or may not be aware, but Iowa's football dates and opponents for next year are already set. https://fbschedules.com/ncaa-2022/team/iowa

On the road the first two weekends of November, at home the latter two. The Nebraska game is Black Friday if you were interested to keep that Saturday to be an option as well.
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2021, 10:24:47 PM »

Also, Gene’s San Antonio meet is moving to October 1, 2022 from this year’s date.
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2021, 11:13:44 PM »

Also, Gene’s San Antonio meet is moving to October 1, 2022 from this year’s date.

I noticed that on Facebook.  I have crossed off San Antonio from the list of 2021 meets and added it to the list of 2022 meets which continues to grow!
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2021, 11:50:01 PM »

I'm looking at a meet for Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA for 2022.  I'm either targeting Either May or November but not quite solid yet. 

There are some challenges for any proposed date ranges in Fall goes up against potential Univ of Iowa events (football in the fall) effectively jeopardizes the scheduling of the meet in the fall entirely, I do see that October has a meet and to have 2 meets (even close-ish to each other distance-wise) will hurt attendance at both meets due to competition.  There is a potential that it will happen in May (only one U of I event blocks May 14 - commencement compared to the November option which gives me 11/5 and 11/12 only).

More to follow.

You may or may not be aware, but Iowa's football dates and opponents for next year are already set. https://fbschedules.com/ncaa-2022/team/iowa

On the road the first two weekends of November, at home the latter two. The Nebraska game is Black Friday if you were interested to keep that Saturday to be an option as well.
‫‬‪‫‬now see, I'd love to go see a game at Iowa on a meet weekend.

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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2021, 09:38:10 PM »

I'm looking at a meet for Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA for 2022.  I'm either targeting Either May or November but not quite solid yet. 

There are some challenges for any proposed date ranges in Fall goes up against potential Univ of Iowa events (football in the fall) effectively jeopardizes the scheduling of the meet in the fall entirely, I do see that October has a meet and to have 2 meets (even close-ish to each other distance-wise) will hurt attendance at both meets due to competition.  There is a potential that it will happen in May (only one U of I event blocks May 14 - commencement compared to the November option which gives me 11/5 and 11/12 only).

More to follow.

You may or may not be aware, but Iowa's football dates and opponents for next year are already set. https://fbschedules.com/ncaa-2022/team/iowa

On the road the first two weekends of November, at home the latter two. The Nebraska game is Black Friday if you were interested to keep that Saturday to be an option as well.
‫‬‪‫‬now see, I'd love to go see a game at Iowa on a meet weekend.
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2021, 09:15:15 AM »

I'm looking at a meet for Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA for 2022.  I'm either targeting Either May or November but not quite solid yet. 

There are some challenges for any proposed date ranges in Fall goes up against potential Univ of Iowa events (football in the fall) effectively jeopardizes the scheduling of the meet in the fall entirely, I do see that October has a meet and to have 2 meets (even close-ish to each other distance-wise) will hurt attendance at both meets due to competition.  There is a potential that it will happen in May (only one U of I event blocks May 14 - commencement compared to the November option which gives me 11/5 and 11/12 only).

More to follow.
The meet will be taking place in May (just not on May 14). 
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2021, 09:04:34 PM »

I'm looking at a meet for Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA for 2022.  I'm either targeting Either May or November but not quite solid yet. 

There are some challenges for any proposed date ranges in Fall goes up against potential Univ of Iowa events (football in the fall) effectively jeopardizes the scheduling of the meet in the fall entirely, I do see that October has a meet and to have 2 meets (even close-ish to each other distance-wise) will hurt attendance at both meets due to competition.  There is a potential that it will happen in May (only one U of I event blocks May 14 - commencement compared to the November option which gives me 11/5 and 11/12 only).

More to follow.
The meet will be taking place in May (just not on May 14). 

I've updated the list accordingly.
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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2021, 09:11:30 PM »

I'm looking at holing a SE Chicago/NW Indiana meet in June-ish, covering the Illinois-Indiana state line and thing like South Lake Shore Drive and the new Cline Avenue Bridge.

I'd be interested. Don't know if the US 12/20 East split project would also be of interest
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« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2021, 03:09:32 PM »

Personally, I would like to do the East End Connector Meet in March (March 12 or March 26), but we will have to see if the road actually opens.
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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2021, 11:08:25 AM »

I am considering an Oklahoma City meet for probably summer, but it will depend on my medical condition and time constraints.
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2021, 03:00:54 PM »

I am considering an Oklahoma City meet for probably summer, but it will depend on my medical condition and time constraints.

That would be awesome—the last OKC meet was in 2010, and some of the people who attended that one who would be surprised to see how much it's changed since then. (We were still on the old Crosstown then, I-35 in Norman was in the process of getting expanded to 6 lanes, and there was of course no John Kilpatrick extension, Kickapoo Turnpike, or Scissortail Park.)

Let me know if you need some help planning things or potentially serving as backup host if needed.
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2021, 06:05:27 PM »

I'm looking at holing a SE Chicago/NW Indiana meet in June-ish, covering the Illinois-Indiana state line and thing like South Lake Shore Drive and the new Cline Avenue Bridge.

I'd be interested. Don't know if the US 12/20 East split project would also be of interest

We might be able to fit it in.  :cool:
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Re: 2022 meets
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2021, 08:42:44 PM »

I am considering an Oklahoma City meet for probably summer, but it will depend on my medical condition and time constraints.

I've added it to the list of potential meets for 2022.
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