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What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:54:39 PM »

I have never been to one :-(. I would like to go to the Alaska one next year, but there is a 0% chance of that happening.
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 12:29:37 AM »

Alaska is unquestionably the favorite.
We never had this thread? I honestly think the first one I ever hosted is my favorite. Baltimore 2009 - 32 people came and it ran smoothly. Met some new faces who are now regulars in the community.

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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 03:16:55 AM »

Denver/Front Range 2015. The scenery was just as much an attraction as the roads were. Met a lot of fun people and some familiar faces. There was a lot of memorable stuff that happened outside of the meet that adds onto this experience.
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 09:06:23 AM »

Yes, Denver was fun, in terms of comradery (pardon my spelling) I would have to say the St Louis meet from March 2014, another favorite of mine was my largest hosted road meet in April 2016 in central PA. Baltimore was fun and largest meet I have attended in terms of head count.
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 09:11:00 AM »

My favorite so far was Corridor H.  Awesome scenery up in the mountains, two new states for me, two full days of road meet--what more could you want?
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 01:06:19 PM »

I honestly think the first one I ever hosted is my favorite. Baltimore 2009 - 32 people came and it ran smoothly. Met some new faces who are now regulars in the community.

I remember the Baltimore meet in 2010 which was a huge event (I was there). Was there a huge Baltimore meet in '09 as well?
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2017, 06:20:34 PM »

I've liked most of the ones I went to, but Atlanta 2008 was one of the ones that stands out in my mind.

I would start a "least favorite meet" thread but someone might say one of mine was. LOL
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 06:49:38 PM »

The 2014 St Louis meet was the meet to end all meets, and it was fantastic.

As far as more regional meets go, the 2010 Tulsa meet was also - maybe it was because it was my first - an exceptionally good meet.

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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 02:04:08 AM »

I honestly think the first one I ever hosted is my favorite. Baltimore 2009 - 32 people came and it ran smoothly. Met some new faces who are now regulars in the community.

I remember the Baltimore meet in 2010 which was a huge event (I was there). Was there a huge Baltimore meet in '09 as well?
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2017, 08:36:28 AM »

The Long Island one Doug hosted and I attended...however long ago that was.
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 11:28:42 AM »

I keep a list of all the road meets I've ever attended. (I've been attending meets since 2004.) I think the best meet I've ever attended was New York/New Jersey meet that Steve Alpert hosted in June 2014. However, there are others that stand out as particularly fun and memorable meets:
  • Chicago/Milwaukee - June 2008
  • Indianapolis - July 2009
  • Baltimore - April 2010
  • Rochester NY - September 2010
  • Morgantown WV - June 2011
  • Memphis TN - April 2012
  • Ashland KY - May 2013
  • Cincinnati - October 2013
  • St. Louis - March 2014
  • Nashville - March 2014
  • Illinois Valley (Starved Rock) - May 2014
  • Northeast Alabama - October 2014
  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre PA - March 2015
  • Madison WI - April 2015
  • Front Range (Denver) - May 2015
  • Michigan's Upper Peninsula - September 2015
  • Corridor H (WV) - May 2016
  • Duluth MN - July 2016
  • Kankakee IL - May 2017

I can't say I've ever attended a bad meet. Some have obviously been better than others, but these are the ones that stand out for me.
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 09:28:17 PM »

The 2014 St Louis meet was the meet to end all meets, and it was fantastic.

That was the cluster foxtrot where people got lost and started wandering about on their own, wasn't it?
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2017, 09:31:51 PM »

The 2014 St Louis meet was the meet to end all meets, and it was fantastic.

That was the cluster foxtrot where people got lost and started wandering about on their own, wasn't it?

Yes, it indeed was.  Still, it was a hell of a memorable meet.
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2017, 03:24:41 AM »

The 2014 St Louis meet was the meet to end all meets, and it was fantastic.

That was the cluster foxtrot where people got lost and started wandering about on their own, wasn't it?

Yes, it indeed was.  Still, it was a hell of a memorable meet.

I'm surprised Tim hasn't weighed in yet about how that should have been the final roadmeet ever hosted.
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2017, 02:07:23 PM »

comradery (pardon my spelling)

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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 03:21:34 PM »

Kankakee '17 and Birmingham '16 stick out as really good ones I have been to. Both had a nice mix of stuff, including things I would have never expected to see near either.
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2017, 03:30:05 PM »

I've only been to one, but I don't know if it was my favorite.
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2017, 05:21:40 PM »

I've only been to one, but I don't know if it was my favorite.
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2017, 10:29:47 PM »

I've only been to one, but I don't know if it was my favorite.
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2017, 04:42:31 AM »

I've only been to one, but I don't know if it was my favorite.
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2017, 05:36:32 PM »

The St. Louis meet in 2014 was great. Much of this is probably because it had the most bunker blasts of any meet I've been to.
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2018, 11:45:38 PM »

Sadly, I have never been to a roadmeet, but I will always wonder what it was like to be at the 2014 St. Louis Roadmeet.  :)

This is the one that I have heard about probably more than any other. It sounded like it was absolute chaos, but fun and extremely memorable at the same time. If only there was time travel.  :biggrin:

This may be my favorite roadmeet that I have ever heard/read about (as I, so far, have obviously been to none myself) - it sounds like it was definitely one to remember.  :D
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2018, 12:22:47 PM »

I keep a list of all the road meets I've ever attended. (I've been attending meets since 2004.) I think the best meet I've ever attended was New York/New Jersey meet that Steve Alpert hosted in June 2014. However, there are others that stand out as particularly fun and memorable meets:
  • Chicago/Milwaukee - June 2008
  • Indianapolis - July 2009
  • Baltimore - April 2010
  • Rochester NY - September 2010
  • Morgantown WV - June 2011
  • Memphis TN - April 2012
  • Ashland KY - May 2013
  • Cincinnati - October 2013
  • St. Louis - March 2014
  • Nashville - March 2014
  • Illinois Valley (Starved Rock) - May 2014
  • Northeast Alabama - October 2014
  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre PA - March 2015
  • Madison WI - April 2015
  • Front Range (Denver) - May 2015
  • Michigan's Upper Peninsula - September 2015
  • Corridor H (WV) - May 2016
  • Duluth MN - July 2016
  • Kankakee IL - May 2017

I can't say I've ever attended a bad meet. Some have obviously been better than others, but these are the ones that stand out for me.

I'm honored that Cincinnati 2013 made the list for you. Being the first and to date only one I organized, even with the minor issues at Olden View (where we got chased off from parking close to it), it still worked out.
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Re: What is the favorite roadmeet that you have been to?
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2018, 06:58:51 PM »

I have been to
Wausau WI October 2011
Joliet IL April 2012
Dubuque IA May 2013
Starved Rock May 2014
Appleton WI August 2014
Madison WI April 2015
South Bend IN May 2016
Kanakee IL May 2017
I would say my favorite was the Joliet road meet. Got to see the most construction projects as other interesting things in the area.
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