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Title: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: DanTheMan414 on March 29, 2009, 05:18:41 PM
WHEN: Saturday, 5/09/2009 @ 12:00 Noon
WHERE: Tokyo House Restaurant, 1901 South Ave., Youngstown, OH  44502
DIRECTIONS: Follow I-680 to Exit #7, South Ave.  Tokyo House is just south of the interchange.

Our gathering will begin at 12:00 Noon at Tokyo House, a very popular eatery in the Youngstown vicinity that does offer American fare, for those who might be wondering. This will be the meet-and-greet portion of the day, where you'll get a chance to meet other roads enthusiasts, and if you have any interesting photos, maps, atlases, etc., you're more than welcome to bring those in during lunch, to share with the rest of the group.

After lunch, we'll be hitting the road to tour some of the highlights of the roads of the Youngstown-Sharon vicinity.  Included will be the completed OH 711 freeway (now a little more than 2 years old); work along I-80 north of the Youngstown area; the I-76/I-80/Ohio Turnpike/Co. Rd. 18 interchange; the PA 60 freeway, which will become I-376 in the not-so-distant future; and much more!

If you would be interested in attending the meet, or if you would like more information, please e-mail me at dan # gribblenation.net (change "#" to "@" to e-mail).  Thanks.  We hope to see you out at the Youngstown Roads Meet on Saturday, 5/09!
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: yanksfan6129 on March 29, 2009, 05:20:06 PM
I'd like to go. It will take a lot of brown nosing . . .
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: V'Ger on March 29, 2009, 06:57:49 PM
Let me know when one of these reaches California. At least I'll have a chance of going to it.
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: Ian on March 29, 2009, 09:15:42 PM
let me know when one is in the Philly area  :cool:
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: yanksfan6129 on March 29, 2009, 09:28:19 PM
You wanna have one in Philly the last weekend in May?
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: PAHighways on March 29, 2009, 09:55:15 PM
I did one back in May 2004 and thought about doing another National in Philadelphia.  One stop I would have would be the Traffic Control Center at the District 6 headquarters, but in 2004, it was still only a Monday through Friday operation.

Now there is more to see such as the US 202 project beginning and the Fort Washington Expressway rehab in its final stages.
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: Ian on March 30, 2009, 08:17:18 PM
yanksfan,

I dunno. There is a good chance that in that weekend, I could be visiting my grandpa up in Wellesley, MA (just west of Boston). But if it turns out Im not, that doesnt sound like a very bad idea. Heck, may be Jeff can come east to meet with us  :cool: :poke: :-D
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: yanksfan6129 on March 30, 2009, 10:09:14 PM
Koo. I will definitely be in Philly that weekend.

As for the Youngstown meet, it appears that I may actually be able to attend!!!!!!! I just gotta keep my grades up (not too difficult for me!).
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: ComputerGuy on March 31, 2009, 11:56:01 AM
Call me up (via Wikipedia, here, etc) on one in Seattle...there's bound to be one with the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge, US 99 sign, SR 167 HOT lanes, etc.
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: corco on March 31, 2009, 11:58:59 AM
Strangely I might be there
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: mightyace on March 31, 2009, 01:08:29 PM
I doubt that I can be there, even though it sounds interesting.

But, I SERIOUSLY recommend that those who attend go to Quaker Steak and Lube in Sharon, PA.  Good steak and awesome wings!

P. S. They also have a location at the OH 45 exit of I-80 just west of the I-80, I-680, OH 11 junction.  But, the original location is the best!
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: PAHighways on March 31, 2009, 03:38:34 PM
I originally tossed out the idea of QS&L but the Boardman location is only an express location.  The Christmas 2003 SWPA Meet was held at the Cranberry location, which for a road-themed restaurant, was the only time the longest running series of meets took place.

I always try to pick something local, and with it along with other SWPA-based restaurants King's, Hoss's, Eat'nPark, and Primanti's, have been the site of several gatherings.
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: DanTheMan414 on March 31, 2009, 10:50:19 PM
The 2005 Columbus Meet was also held at a Quaker Steak & Lube.
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: Dougtone on April 16, 2009, 06:28:38 PM
Why not try to run a meet out on the West Coast?
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: Dougtone on April 16, 2009, 06:29:54 PM
I usually try to pick a local restaurant for a meet lunch location, sometimes something a little more regional.  I think we've done good with that throughout the Northeast as meets go.
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: Alex on April 16, 2009, 07:25:14 PM
The California roadgeeks generally get together in smaller numbers and do multiple day trips. There was once a Southern California Road Enthusiast Meet hosted by Don Hagstrom IIRC.
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: DanTheMan414 on May 05, 2009, 12:29:04 PM
It's amazing how fast April went by...we're just a few days away from the meet!  We have a lot of fun stuff planned for the afternoon, and we hope you'll be able to join us for the meet-and-greet and tour of the Youngstown, OH and Sharon/New Castle, PA vicinities. 

If you would be interesting in attending, and have not yet RSVP'd, I wanted to gather a headcount for the restaurant in advance of the meet.  Please let me know by Friday, either in this thread or via private message, that you're interested, and we'll include you in the #s. 

Looking forward to Saturday...we hope to see you there!
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: florida on May 05, 2009, 01:26:33 PM
I miss Eat N Park! Wish they were down here.  :)
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: yanksfan6129 on May 05, 2009, 03:22:46 PM
Dan: I assume that you have counted 2 people in my party: both me and my father.
See you then.
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: BigMattFromTexas on May 05, 2009, 09:21:10 PM
man i wish there were meets in Texas
or at least i don't know of any :-(
Title: Re: Youngstown, OH Roads Enthusiast Meet (f/ Sharon, PA)
Post by: yanksfan6129 on May 08, 2009, 10:00:21 PM
I'm going to bed now, at 10 local time, so that I can wake up bright and early for the loooooong drive across northern Pennsylvania to make it for the meet. I'm excited.

See everyone that is attending tomorrow!