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Title: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on December 21, 2015, 08:56:22 PM
From my Facebook event page, consider this the official AAroads RSVP page. :)

Here is the agenda for what will be the first central Pennsylvania Road Meet hosted since 2004.

 We will meet at 11:00am ET at Round the Clock Diner (I-83 and US 30 exit 21) for lunch and socialize, next we will head south on I-83 to the PA 124\ Mt. Rose AVE interchange where there will be lots of construction going on to re-configure the interchange, we will get off at this exit, turn left on to Mt. Rose AVE then make a right on to Green Springs DR. this will take us up to Green Springs shopping center (Gabriel Brothers is the main anchor store) where we will park and observer the Mt Rose AVE exit construction (great vantage point) we may take our group photo at this spot.

 Next we will go back on to I-83 south to the business I-83 S. George St exit, we will go north on the 4-lane part that dumps us on to S. George St. we will go north through downtown York to clinch this road and to see parts of downtown York.

 Next we will go east on US 30 towards Lancaster, we will cross the Susquehanna River bridge but get a great view of the older PA 462 Columbia- Wrightsville Bridge, our next stop will be at the newly opened PA 441 re-alignment at the Columbia exit, we will get off US 30 and check this out, we may even check out the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge if weather is nice.

 From here we will continue east on US 30 to Lancaster and take PA 23 east towards New Holland, make a right on PA 772 and check out what would have been (and may still be eventually) the right-of-way for what would have been a 4-lane PA 23 re-alignment, locally known as the "goat path".

 After this depending on the time we may head over to the Harrisburg area or check out some road related stuff in Reading, I am leaving this last part open for suggestion. If anyone is up for dinner\ drinks that evening after the meet there is a Primanti Brothers open in York.

Any questions or suggestions please let me know. :sombrero:
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on December 21, 2015, 09:01:40 PM
Some suggestions:

1. US 11/15 and US 22/322 north/northwest of Harrisburg. Beautiful stuff.
2. Can the meet place be changed to John's Diner? It's off exit 40A on I-83. Great food there (Nova Scotia lox FTW).
3. Eisenhower Interchange tour. Show off the ramps of classic 60's engineering.
4. I-83 Capital Beltway construction project (attempt to reconstruct I-83 through Harrisburg)
5. Harrisburg street tour.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: dgolub on December 21, 2015, 09:10:04 PM
Can we get a link to the Facebook event?
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on December 21, 2015, 10:32:46 PM
Some suggestions:

1. US 11/15 and US 22/322 north/northwest of Harrisburg. Beautiful stuff.
2. Can the meet place be changed to John's Diner? It's off exit 40A on I-83. Great food there (Nova Scotia lox FTW).
3. Eisenhower Interchange tour. Show off the ramps of classic 60's engineering.
4. I-83 Capital Beltway construction project (attempt to reconstruct I-83 through Harrisburg)
5. Harrisburg street tour.

The reason I picked Round The Clock Diner is it is close to the Mt Rose AVE interchange construction and off US 30 which gets us close to Lancaster and the food is good there too and I know the owner personally, I am considering the Harrisburg area for after the Lancaster leg, will see how the rest of the day goes and the weather.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on December 21, 2015, 10:40:26 PM
Can we get a link to the Facebook event?
Here you go! :-)
https://www.facebook.com/events/151815845184833/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&action_history=null
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: akotchi on December 21, 2015, 11:14:46 PM
I am interested in going.  I was born and raised in Lancaster, and my son currently attends York College, so I know the area reasonably well.  This looks like a good itinerary, though perhaps a bit spread out.  Nice excuse to get back to my stomping ground and visit my son on Sunday.

Since work is always a threat, I have to say tentative right now, though.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Duke87 on December 22, 2015, 12:42:32 AM
I'm down. My girlfriend will likely be attending as well.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: 74/171FAN on December 22, 2015, 05:57:45 AM
I should be there unless something unforeseen happens with my family back in VA.  I practically feel obligated to go now.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: A.J. Bertin on December 22, 2015, 07:32:06 AM
I'll be there... quite possibly with Chris Bubb. :)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: dgolub on December 22, 2015, 08:48:14 AM
Can we get a link to the Facebook event?
Here you go! :-)
https://www.facebook.com/events/202135140128245/

The link isn't working.  I think you may have set it to only be visible to invitees.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on December 22, 2015, 02:12:09 PM
Also I forgot to mention, I am going to see if there is a minor league baseball game going on that Saturday evening for either the Lancaster Barn Stormers, York Revolution or Harrisburg Senators. I will keep you all posted.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on December 22, 2015, 02:39:40 PM
I'm down. My girlfriend will likely be attending as well.
Cool! Steph will be attending too ;-)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on December 22, 2015, 03:50:51 PM
Ok, no home game for any of the York, Lancaster and Harrisburg teams however, the Reading Phillies have a home game at 6:05pm on Saturday, since we will be checking out the goat path near New Holland, this puts only a half hour from downtown Reading so I am putting this out there if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Alps on December 22, 2015, 10:34:43 PM
Can we get a link to the Facebook event?
Here you go! :-)
https://www.facebook.com/events/202135140128245/

The link isn't working.  I think you may have set it to only be visible to invitees.
https://www.facebook.com/events/151815845184833/
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on December 22, 2015, 10:47:16 PM
Can we get a link to the Facebook event?
Here you go! :-)
https://www.facebook.com/events/202135140128245/

The link isn't working.  I think you may have set it to only be visible to invitees.
https://www.facebook.com/events/151815845184833/
Thanks Steve, I made a "public" event and deleted the private one.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: oscar on December 22, 2015, 11:05:06 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/151815845184833/
Thanks Steve, I made a "public" event and deleted the private one.

The meet time is listed as 11pm at the top of the page (what I assume will end up automatically on some people's calendars). It's 11am later on the page, which is very manageable for me if I can make it.

A possible conflict for me is a legal convention earlier that week, which I try to attend even though I'm no longer a practicing lawyer. But I think I can probably do both.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on December 22, 2015, 11:24:58 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/151815845184833/
Thanks Steve, I made a "public" event and deleted the private one.

The meet time is listed as 11pm at the top of the page (what I assume will end up automatically on some people's calendars). It's 11am later on the page, which is very manageable for me if I can make it.

A possible conflict for me is a legal convention earlier that week, which I try to attend even though I'm no longer a practicing lawyer. But I think I can probably do both.
Got the time fixed, Valerie pointed that out on my facebook event page, thanks for the heads up Oscar! :-)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: SSOWorld on December 28, 2015, 11:42:00 PM
I'm out.  I could do it as a self birthday present but I have limited free time (and as of this post - enthusiasm ;) )
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: PHLBOS on December 29, 2015, 03:05:17 PM
At present, I'm a Maybe.  I will make my final decision later in the new year.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on December 31, 2015, 09:46:45 PM
Happy New Years Eve everyone! An update on lodgeing for those coming on Friday night like Steph and I will be. The rates range anywhere from around 55.00 to over 100.00, median price being around 70.00, York and New Cumberland (22 miles up I-83) have the cheapest rates and get higher around Lancaster and Hershey. There is a Days Inn, Super 8, Econo Lodge and Red Roof Inn all just a couple blocks away from Round The Clock Diner at the I-83\ US 30 JCT and are overall decent. Just a little over 4 months to go so there is plenty of time to plan smile emoticon
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on December 31, 2015, 09:50:47 PM
After the Lancaster leg, we could explore a small part of Hershey. It's kind of out of the way on US 30, but we could do so before the Goat Path. It's 28 miles if anyone was wondering.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on December 31, 2015, 10:47:10 PM
After the Lancaster leg, we could explore a small part of Hershey. It's kind of out of the way on US 30, but we could do so before the Goat Path. It's 28 miles if anyone was wondering.
Not sure at this time, the itenerary is set in stone from York to the goat path, after that we will play it by ear, also waiting to see if we will take in a Reading Phillies game or end the evening at Primittie Brothers in York, or even both.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on January 26, 2016, 09:26:33 PM
Just a quick touching base with everyone, still got over 4 months to go until the meet and already shaping up to be a good turnout  :cool: I plan on going up to York, PA for a "5 day weekend" next week for a toy show being held in Shrewsbury. Besides the show on Sunday I will be spending most of the day on Friday doing what will be my last scouting and checking sites for the tour. Hopefully god forbid they do not get any more snow and what they have now will hopefully be somewhat melted. This will be my final last chance to do any type of scouting since I live 700 miles away but as you all know this is my home town where I lived for the first 30 years of my life and still visit regularly. I am also going to be checking in with Round The Clock and giving them a very early heads up that there will be a large party on Saturday afternoon April 9  :sombrero:
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Duke87 on January 26, 2016, 10:08:28 PM
still got over 4 months to go until the meet

Check your math, dude ;-)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on January 26, 2016, 10:45:46 PM
What we should do as a coup de grace is US 22/US 322 from Harrisburg to Lewistown, then have dinner in State College (great food there). The scenery is beautiful. Alternatively US 11/US 15 to US 22/US 322 is awesome as well. Basically we pass by the 2nd longest MSE in the world and the Lewistown Narrows, infamously known for the accidents it caused.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: rawmustard on January 27, 2016, 09:02:02 AM
What we should do as a coup de grace is US 22/US 322 from Harrisburg to Lewistown, then have dinner in State College (great food there). The scenery is beautiful. Alternatively US 11/US 15 to US 22/US 322 is awesome as well. Basically we pass by the 2nd longest MSE in the world and the Lewistown Narrows, infamously known for the accidents it caused.

Dude, State College is over 100 miles away from York. As far as I know, no one in my party will want to venture that far for dinner. If that's something you want to do on your own, have at it.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on January 27, 2016, 09:36:09 AM
Yes I agree, it is scenic going up 22/322 but that is a pretty far drive considering we will possibly end up in the Reading area and I am going to check later today for Reading Phillies baseball tickets.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on January 27, 2016, 02:08:46 PM
still got over 4 months to go until the meet

Check your math, dude ;-)
OOPS, more like 3 months, just glad it is almost the end of January :-)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on January 27, 2016, 03:55:07 PM
What we should do as a coup de grace is US 22/US 322 from Harrisburg to Lewistown, then have dinner in State College (great food there). The scenery is beautiful. Alternatively US 11/US 15 to US 22/US 322 is awesome as well. Basically we pass by the 2nd longest MSE in the world and the Lewistown Narrows, infamously known for the accidents it caused.

Dude, State College is over 100 miles away from York. As far as I know, no one in my party will want to venture that far for dinner. If that's something you want to do on your own, have at it.
Are you, A.J. and Chris Bubb all car pooling together from Michigan?
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: A.J. Bertin on February 01, 2016, 05:50:12 AM
OOPS, more like 3 months, just glad it is almost the end of January :-)

Actually, now we're only a little over 2 months away if you can believe it. Time flies! :)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: A.J. Bertin on February 01, 2016, 05:51:38 AM
Are you, A.J. and Chris Bubb all car pooling together from Michigan?

I'll chime in on Brian's behalf. Yeah - Chris Bubb and I are riding with Brian to the meet.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 01, 2016, 03:48:13 PM
Ok, thought so A.J. have you guys checked lodging yet?
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: A.J. Bertin on February 02, 2016, 11:25:40 PM
Ok, thought so A.J. have you guys checked lodging yet?

Brian booked a room for us at the Wingate near the junction of U.S. 30 and I-83. :)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 03, 2016, 09:01:37 AM
Cool! It is one of the nicer hotels in the area.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 09, 2016, 08:30:58 PM
Hi everyone. With just 2 months left to go I have some updates on this meet. I took an "imprompto" 5 day weekend trip home to central PA this past weekend to do a couple small toy shows but to also do some final scouting for this meet.

I have let Round The Clock managment know on Saturday April 9 at 11:00am there will be a large party coming for lunch and gave them a rough estimate of how many (possibly 2 dozen), they can accomodate us and showed me roughly where we would be sitting. I told them I will call them closer to the time so by March 31 I will need to touch base with them so for those who are on the fence at that time I will need an accurate head count, thank you in advance  :sombrero:

Next I did a tour dry run. My plan is for us to depart Round The Clock by 1pm, head south on I-83 to Mt Rose Ave exit, go east on Mt Rose ave (PA 124) turn right on Camp Betty Washington Rd then turn left on Green Springs Dr and this will take us up to the shopping center overlooking the interchange. We will park our cars on the north end of the parking lot near 3 flag poles, there we will get a great view overlooking the interchange and the eastern suburbs of York, I was thinking taking our group pic there, then those who would like to car pool the rest of the tour can leave there cars parked at the shopping center (this is how we did at my mid TN meet 2 years ago)

Next we will go south on I-83 to S. George St exit, take Business 83 north and go through central York to the north end and clinch business 83. Next we will go east on US 30 to the newely revamped PA 441 Columbia exit, get off there and go south on PA 441 under the PA 462 bridge to a river front park that offers I nice view of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge. From there we go back to US 30 east to Lancaster where we will trace the route of the "goat path" This will include the relocated PA 23 routing on the Walnut St extension that opened in the early 90's then travel through Lancaster County farm land tracing the routing of the goat path which was going to be a PA 23 expressway similar to US 222 nearby.

We will also check out the "ghost interchange" with PA 772 near Leola, from there we will take PA 23 east to Morgantown for a complete clinch of I-176. From there we could possibly take in a Reading Phillies game or if time permits check out road related features of Reading. We will then head back to York and since there is a road geek favorite in York call Primanti Brothers we can have an after meet event there.

Sorry for the long read but I do believe this will be the final draft for this meet, also I will b posting pics I took along the route to give everyone an idea of what we will see. Should not have to worry about snow and hopefully the weather will be nice. I will also have directions and maps made up for everyone. :)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on February 13, 2016, 01:03:46 PM
For the Reading leg, we could also check out the US 222/US 422 freeway to show off how substandard it is (pretty narrow). Then we could follow US 222 up to Allentown then take I-78 out of Allentown and U-turn to see how the freeway was upgraded into I-78 from US 309.

This is more for me, but anyone is free to follow. Maybe even add it to the meet itinerary. I'll check out I-476 (to see how the freeway was upgraded from PA 9) down to US 202 into Philadelphia, explore there for a bit, then return home via US 202 to US 30, then PA 283 down to I-283, then on US 15 to Gettysburg and return home via US 30.

Also, is there anything special on PA 611? I could take that down to Philadelphia for any remaining remnants of US 611. Also, the US 611 shield on the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap.

I doubt this would become a part of the meet, but I'd suggest that we could do what was mentioned.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Alps on February 13, 2016, 02:51:01 PM
For the Reading leg, we could also check out the US 222/US 422 freeway to show off how substandard it is (pretty narrow). Then we could follow US 222 up to Allentown then take I-78 out of Allentown and U-turn to see how the freeway was upgraded into I-78 from US 309.

This is more for me, but anyone is free to follow. Maybe even add it to the meet itinerary. I'll check out I-476 (to see how the freeway was upgraded from PA 9) down to US 202 into Philadelphia, explore there for a bit, then return home via US 202 to US 30, then PA 283 down to I-283, then on US 15 to Gettysburg and return home via US 30.

Also, is there anything special on PA 611? I could take that down to Philadelphia for any remaining remnants of US 611. Also, the US 611 shield on the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap.

I doubt this would become a part of the meet, but I'd suggest that we could do what was mentioned.
You don't get it. You just don't get it. This is not your meet. You do not decide what is seen on a meet.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: 74/171FAN on February 13, 2016, 05:28:24 PM
For the Reading leg, we could also check out the US 222/US 422 freeway to show off how substandard it is (pretty narrow). Then we could follow US 222 up to Allentown then take I-78 out of Allentown and U-turn to see how the freeway was upgraded into I-78 from US 309.

This is more for me, but anyone is free to follow. Maybe even add it to the meet itinerary. I'll check out I-476 (to see how the freeway was upgraded from PA 9) down to US 202 into Philadelphia, explore there for a bit, then return home via US 202 to US 30, then PA 283 down to I-283, then on US 15 to Gettysburg and return home via US 30.

Also, is there anything special on PA 611? I could take that down to Philadelphia for any remaining remnants of US 611. Also, the US 611 shield on the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap.

I doubt this would become a part of the meet, but I'd suggest that we could do what was mentioned.
You don't get it. You just don't get it. This is not your meet. You do not decide what is seen on a meet.

Exactly.  Even though I live in PA now and brought up the idea of stopping at the PA 441 Bypass in Columbia (as it was along Jason's planned route anyway), Jason still planned the meet so he makes the final decisions.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: hbelkins on February 14, 2016, 12:45:46 AM
For the Reading leg, we could also check out the US 222/US 422 freeway to show off how substandard it is (pretty narrow). Then we could follow US 222 up to Allentown then take I-78 out of Allentown and U-turn to see how the freeway was upgraded into I-78 from US 309.

This is more for me, but anyone is free to follow. Maybe even add it to the meet itinerary. I'll check out I-476 (to see how the freeway was upgraded from PA 9) down to US 202 into Philadelphia, explore there for a bit, then return home via US 202 to US 30, then PA 283 down to I-283, then on US 15 to Gettysburg and return home via US 30.

Also, is there anything special on PA 611? I could take that down to Philadelphia for any remaining remnants of US 611. Also, the US 611 shield on the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap.

I doubt this would become a part of the meet, but I'd suggest that we could do what was mentioned.
You don't get it. You just don't get it. This is not your meet. You do not decide what is seen on a meet.

Plus, you're trying to cover an awful lot of territory there. Sounds like you're trying to get to a quarter of the state in a window of only a handful of hours. Suggestions in the immediate area are OK, and I've certainly welcomed them when I've hosted meets, but here you're suggesting going from York all the way up to Allentown and then back down to Philly.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Rothman on February 14, 2016, 02:05:03 AM
He is supposedly only 11.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 14, 2016, 09:45:54 AM
Wow! Just now seeing all of this :biggrin:. I am considering we check out 222/422 and even PA 12 expressways but that is the limit. It would probably be around 5ish by the time we get to this area of Reading.  And thanks 74/171 fan for the Columbia stop since this will offer a great view of the Columbia-
Wrightsville Bridge and to see the new 441 alignment and is not out of our way. Anyway, yes after my "dry run" last Friday everything is now set in stone and NO further additions :pan:. Now I have a question, who is up for a Reading Phillies baseball game at the end or just an evening at Primanti Brothers for an after meet dinner\ hanging out, or even combine both?
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 14, 2016, 01:44:03 PM
For the Reading leg, we could also check out the US 222/US 422 freeway to show off how substandard it is (pretty narrow). Then we could follow US 222 up to Allentown then take I-78 out of Allentown and U-turn to see how the freeway was upgraded into I-78 from US 309.

This is more for me, but anyone is free to follow. Maybe even add it to the meet itinerary. I'll check out I-476 (to see how the freeway was upgraded from PA 9) down to US 202 into Philadelphia, explore there for a bit, then return home via US 202 to US 30, then PA 283 down to I-283, then on US 15 to Gettysburg and return home via US 30.

Also, is there anything special on PA 611? I could take that down to Philadelphia for any remaining remnants of US 611. Also, the US 611 shield on the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap.

I doubt this would become a part of the meet, but I'd suggest that we could do what was mentioned.
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For the Reading leg, we could also check out the US 222/US 422 freeway to show off how substandard it is (pretty narrow). Then we could follow US 222 up to Allentown then take I-78 out of Allentown and U-turn to see how the freeway was upgraded into I-78 from US 309.

This is more for me, but anyone is free to follow. Maybe even add it to the meet itinerary. I'll check out I-476 (to see how the freeway was upgraded from PA 9) down to US 202 into Philadelphia, explore there for a bit, then return home via US 202 to US 30, then PA 283 down to I-283, then on US 15 to Gettysburg and return home via US 30.

Also, is there anything special on PA 611? I could take that down to Philadelphia for any remaining remnants of US 611. Also, the US 611 shield on the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap.

I doubt this would become a part of the meet, but I'd suggest that we could do what was mentioned.
With the exception of the Reading part, this is not going to happen, also would your dad be willing to drive this far from Chambersburg??
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on February 14, 2016, 09:04:12 PM
For the Reading leg, we could also check out the US 222/US 422 freeway to show off how substandard it is (pretty narrow). Then we could follow US 222 up to Allentown then take I-78 out of Allentown and U-turn to see how the freeway was upgraded into I-78 from US 309.

This is more for me, but anyone is free to follow. Maybe even add it to the meet itinerary. I'll check out I-476 (to see how the freeway was upgraded from PA 9) down to US 202 into Philadelphia, explore there for a bit, then return home via US 202 to US 30, then PA 283 down to I-283, then on US 15 to Gettysburg and return home via US 30.

Also, is there anything special on PA 611? I could take that down to Philadelphia for any remaining remnants of US 611. Also, the US 611 shield on the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap.

I doubt this would become a part of the meet, but I'd suggest that we could do what was mentioned.
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For the Reading leg, we could also check out the US 222/US 422 freeway to show off how substandard it is (pretty narrow). Then we could follow US 222 up to Allentown then take I-78 out of Allentown and U-turn to see how the freeway was upgraded into I-78 from US 309.

This is more for me, but anyone is free to follow. Maybe even add it to the meet itinerary. I'll check out I-476 (to see how the freeway was upgraded from PA 9) down to US 202 into Philadelphia, explore there for a bit, then return home via US 202 to US 30, then PA 283 down to I-283, then on US 15 to Gettysburg and return home via US 30.

Also, is there anything special on PA 611? I could take that down to Philadelphia for any remaining remnants of US 611. Also, the US 611 shield on the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap.

I doubt this would become a part of the meet, but I'd suggest that we could do what was mentioned.
With the exception of the Reading part, this is not going to happen, also would your dad be willing to drive this far from Chambersburg??
He said that the meet day is basically my day. I can wander around and since it's a Saturday, I have all the time in the world pretty much. The day of the meet is my time for exploring, so yes my dad is willing.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: vdeane on February 14, 2016, 09:42:30 PM
Now I have a question, who is up for a Reading Phillies baseball game at the end or just an evening at Primanti Brothers for an after meet dinner\ hanging out, or even combine both?
Personally, I'm more interested in Primanti Brothers.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 14, 2016, 09:47:45 PM
For the Reading leg, we could also check out the US 222/US 422 freeway to show off how substandard it is (pretty narrow). Then we could follow US 222 up to Allentown then take I-78 out of Allentown and U-turn to see how the freeway was upgraded into I-78 from US 309.

This is more for me, but anyone is free to follow. Maybe even add it to the meet itinerary. I'll check out I-476 (to see how the freeway was upgraded from PA 9) down to US 202 into Philadelphia, explore there for a bit, then return home via US 202 to US 30, then PA 283 down to I-283, then on US 15 to Gettysburg and return home via US 30.

Also, is there anything special on PA 611? I could take that down to Philadelphia for any remaining remnants of US 611. Also, the US 611 shield on the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap.

I doubt this would become a part of the meet, but I'd suggest that we could do what was mentioned.
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For the Reading leg, we could also check out the US 222/US 422 freeway to show off how substandard it is (pretty narrow). Then we could follow US 222 up to Allentown then take I-78 out of Allentown and U-turn to see how the freeway was upgraded into I-78 from US 309.

This is more for me, but anyone is free to follow. Maybe even add it to the meet itinerary. I'll check out I-476 (to see how the freeway was upgraded from PA 9) down to US 202 into Philadelphia, explore there for a bit, then return home via US 202 to US 30, then PA 283 down to I-283, then on US 15 to Gettysburg and return home via US 30.

Also, is there anything special on PA 611? I could take that down to Philadelphia for any remaining remnants of US 611. Also, the US 611 shield on the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap.

I doubt this would become a part of the meet, but I'd suggest that we could do what was mentioned.
With the exception of the Reading part, this is not going to happen, also would your dad be willing to drive this far from Chambersburg??
He said that the meet day is basically my day. I can wander around and since it's a Saturday, I have all the time in the world pretty much. The day of the meet is my time for exploring, so yes my dad is willing.
Then that is good, when I was your age my parents would take me and my younger sister on Sunday drives but it was usually not much longer then an hour from York, there were many days I wish my dad would drive us further out.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: PHLBOS on February 15, 2016, 01:17:37 PM
Now I have a question, who is up for a Reading Phillies baseball game at the end or just an evening at Primanti Brothers for an after meet dinner\ hanging out, or even combine both?
I'm up for attending the game.

Note: at present, consider me a 'yes' for attendance.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on February 15, 2016, 01:28:35 PM
Now I have a question, who is up for a Reading Phillies baseball game at the end or just an evening at Primanti Brothers for an after meet dinner\ hanging out, or even combine both?
I'm up for attending the game.

Note: at present, consider me a 'yes' for attendance.
Ditto, but I might explore a bit before the game (if the meet ends at 5 pm, I'll start exploring up until 5:50 pm to be early)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 15, 2016, 07:01:19 PM
Now I have a question, who is up for a Reading Phillies baseball game at the end or just an evening at Primanti Brothers for an after meet dinner\ hanging out, or even combine both?
I'm up for attending the game.

Note: at present, consider me a 'yes' for attendance.
Ditto, but I might explore a bit before the game (if the meet ends at 5 pm, I'll start exploring up until 5:50 pm to be early)
Well, it may not end at 5pm, it could go straight up to the time of the game (which last check was 6pm), so far it is split as to who is interested in the baseball game or no big deal, besides, it sounds like you want to do MUCH more exploring beyond Reading.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 15, 2016, 07:50:09 PM
Now I have a question, who is up for a Reading Phillies baseball game at the end or just an evening at Primanti Brothers for an after meet dinner\ hanging out, or even combine both?
I'm up for attending the game.

Note: at present, consider me a 'yes' for attendance.
Ok will do, are you on FB? If not, like with Oscar Voss I will make a mental note ;-)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 15, 2016, 09:38:45 PM
Well, looks like the Reading Phillies game may be out, tickets no longer available online, I will try to get a hold of the box office in the morning.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: PHLBOS on February 16, 2016, 01:31:00 PM
Now I have a question, who is up for a Reading Phillies baseball game at the end or just an evening at Primanti Brothers for an after meet dinner\ hanging out, or even combine both?
I'm up for attending the game.

Note: at present, consider me a 'yes' for attendance.
Ok will do, are you on FB? If not, like with Oscar Voss I will make a mental note ;-)
I am but I usually don't post my attendance/whereabouts on FB until after the fact.  I usually PM or use other means (like this site  :) ).
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 16, 2016, 02:25:55 PM
Ok, no problem, will make a mental note, BTW we are pushing 20 confirmed going! :sombrero:
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 16, 2016, 08:13:46 PM
An update on the after meet plans, looks like Reading Phillies tickets are sold out for that evening :-/ What I am thinking is after Reading we take US 222 south to the Turnpike west where there is construction going on to widen it to 6 lanes from the Susquehanna River Bridge to the west Shore I-83 exit, from there take 83 south back to York and do Primanti Brothers for dinner and adult beverage :sombrero:
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on February 16, 2016, 08:44:18 PM
An update on the after meet plans, looks like Reading Phillies tickets are sold out for that evening :-/ What I am thinking is after Reading we take US 222 south to the Turnpike west where there is construction going on to widen it to 6 lanes from the Susquehanna River Bridge to the west Shore I-83 exit, from there take 83 south back to York and do Primanti Brothers for dinner and adult beverage :sombrero:
What about US 422? That's another really old freeway.

My thoughts is that we take US 222 over to the US 222/422 concurrency, follow US 422, do a street tour around Reading, then head back down on US 222 over to the Turnpike.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 16, 2016, 10:36:07 PM
An update on the after meet plans, looks like Reading Phillies tickets are sold out for that evening :-/ What I am thinking is after Reading we take US 222 south to the Turnpike west where there is construction going on to widen it to 6 lanes from the Susquehanna River Bridge to the west Shore I-83 exit, from there take 83 south back to York and do Primanti Brothers for dinner and adult beverage :sombrero:
What about US 422? That's another really old freeway.

My thoughts is that we take US 222 over to the US 222/422 concurrency, follow US 422, do a street tour around Reading, then head back down on US 222 over to the Turnpike.
Let me explain something, I was open to suggestions early on, now that I have this set in stone I am good. we will still be running the 422/222 multiplex but we will not go through downtown Reading, it is not much different then downtown York which we will see. I appreciate your enthusiasm but keep in mind, you NEVER want to "take over" a meet, suggestions are fine but there is a fine line between suggestions and just plain taking over, thanks.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Alps on February 16, 2016, 11:51:57 PM
"noel": Let me piggyback on that. There are three types of roadgeeks. Lurkers, newbies, and established ones. Lurkers are the ones who more or less never post. All of the usernames with less than 10 posts here. Their role is to enjoy, but they typically don't join us. That's fine. Newbies include you. You aren't established. You haven't met or talked with a bunch of people - nor can you, at your age. Becoming established is a process. You post. You ask. You observe. You learn. You gain respect by doing these things and knowing your place. In time, we come to accept you, and you become established.
If someone established - like me - were to suggest a modification - such as using I-283 as a short link instead of directly connecting to I-83 - the meet organizer would consider it. That's because I have experience with meets and understand the types of small changes that might be acceptable to the organizer as well as beneficial to attendees. (I've clinched I-283, but many people have not, and it's low-hanging fruit and doesn't really take much time. And it wouldn't replace anything else on the meet.)
If someone who is not established suggests a modification, it is not taken so well. You do not understand the process. You have no experience with meets. You don't know us personally. You come across as a know-it-all and someone who wants things your way. That is not your role, and you will learn that over time with age. You should observe us, and learn from us, and let us call the shots until you have enough experience to become established. Then we will listen to and respect you. It takes time, patience, and maturity.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 17, 2016, 03:42:42 PM
And here is what will be the end of our tour. When we get to reading on US 422 we will follow this to PA 12 (Warren St by-pass) east to Pricetown and take PA 662 north to US 222, we will follow US 222 south on to the old "road to nowhere" which in 2000 was linked up with the US 422 expressway in Wyomissing, from there we follow US 222 south to the Turnpike (we will see where the old interchange was prior to the current US 222 expressway) then take the Turnpike west to the 283 interchange, go north on I-283 for a complete clinch of this, then see the Eisenhower interchange as we go to I-83 south, follow 83 south through Harrisburg and Lemyone to see the recent re-construction of this area and follow 83 south back to York.

Overall this will extend the tour to around 6pm to 7pm until we get back to York, this is figuring all stopping points and for restroom\ beverage breaks. It will be almost mid April and should be longer daylight and hopefully no rain and overall nice weather. I am now considering doing something even more fun when we get back to York by doing karaoke at a local decent lounge but Primanti Brothers is still an option perhaps for dinner. I am open to any feedback, BUT the Reading area is by far the max limit we will travel from York, nothing beyond it. :nod:
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on February 17, 2016, 03:45:55 PM
Noted. I'll try my best to tune down my comments here. I have a feeling I'm gonna become ethanman. Now yes, I think you guys are fed up with having to correct me every time, but I do have a bit of a reason for that.

I'm truly only 11 and I don't have a license yet. This is my only exposure to the outside world and places that I've never been to before. I don't go on road trips much, and my family dislikes longer ones (over 3 hours) quite a bit. I haven't had much time to be outside driving yet.

Secondly, my other reasoning is that I like to suggest things quite a bit, and it is understandable that I'm not integrated into this whole society yet. I'm learning, but I have a feeling I'm really rushing myself here. In my family, I've been known to pick routes that wander around the wilderness, and suggest things at every stop, turn, freeway entrance, etc.

Thirdly, my suggestions are merely my thoughts. I know they won't be taken as seriously to the person hosting the road meet.


So I'm sorry if I came off as a know-it-all. Thanks for the constructive criticism, Alps.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: briantroutman on February 17, 2016, 04:01:17 PM
Is this meet still open to new RSVPs? I’m not sure that I’ll be able to fly home to PA that weekend, but if so, I’d love to be there.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 17, 2016, 04:30:40 PM
Still open, just let me know closer to the time, by roughly March 9 I would like to start getting a more concrete # of attendees. I was n York the other weekend and I eat at Round The Clock several times when I am in town, I know the owner and a number of front of house employees know me, I told them and the manager and they are aware of our party, I told them roughly 2 dozen give or take.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 17, 2016, 11:22:09 PM
Noted. I'll try my best to tune down my comments here. I have a feeling I'm gonna become ethanman. Now yes, I think you guys are fed up with having to correct me every time, but I do have a bit of a reason for that.

I'm truly only 11 and I don't have a license yet. This is my only exposure to the outside world and places that I've never been to before. I don't go on road trips much, and my family dislikes longer ones (over 3 hours) quite a bit. I haven't had much time to be outside driving yet.

Secondly, my other reasoning is that I like to suggest things quite a bit, and it is understandable that I'm not integrated into this whole society yet. I'm learning, but I have a feeling I'm really rushing myself here. In my family, I've been known to pick routes that wander around the wilderness, and suggest things at every stop, turn, freeway entrance, etc.

Thirdly, my suggestions are merely my thoughts. I know they won't be taken as seriously to the person hosting the road meet.


So I'm sorry if I came off as a know-it-all. Thanks for the constructive criticism, Alps.
Thanks!  :cool:
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: wphiii on February 25, 2016, 12:10:47 AM
Apologies for eavesdropping and this ship may have already sailed for you guys, but for what it's worth, I'm on the R-Phils site right now and there are quite a few tickets for the Sat. April 9 game available in the yellow/green sections behind home plate.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: A.J. Bertin on February 25, 2016, 07:54:59 PM
I'm truly only 11 and I don't have a license yet.

Yikes... we have an 11-year-old attending this meet? I wish I would have had the opportunity to attend a road meet when I was 11. Please tell me that one of your parents is accompanying you on this meet.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on February 25, 2016, 07:55:42 PM
I'm truly only 11 and I don't have a license yet.

Yikes... we have an 11-year-old attending this meet? I wish I would have had the opportunity to attend a road meet when I was 11. Please tell me that one of your parents is accompanying you on this meet.
Yes, my father.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 25, 2016, 07:59:09 PM
Yes A.J. we will have probably the youngest road geek attending a meet, there may be more records set for this meet too. :)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on February 25, 2016, 08:02:15 PM
Yes A.J. we will have probably the youngest road geek attending a meet, there may be more records set for this meet too. :)
Let's hope I'm not an idiot. I'm a smart kid, you know.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 26, 2016, 12:39:37 AM
Yes A.J. we will have probably the youngest road geek attending a meet, there may be more records set for this meet too. :)
Let's hope I'm not an idiot. I'm a smart kid, you know.
You seem to be, I am agreeing with A.J. I would have been in heaven if road meets existed when I was 11, and this was in 1983-1984!  :-D
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: A.J. Bertin on February 26, 2016, 01:16:29 PM
Yikes... we have an 11-year-old attending this meet? I wish I would have had the opportunity to attend a road meet when I was 11. Please tell me that one of your parents is accompanying you on this meet.
Yes, my father.
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That's awesome! You are a lucky kid to have your father supporting you in this interest. I wish my dad could have taken me to road meets when I was 11. :)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 26, 2016, 01:21:32 PM
Yikes... we have an 11-year-old attending this meet? I wish I would have had the opportunity to attend a road meet when I was 11. Please tell me that one of your parents is accompanying you on this meet.
Yes, my father.

That's awesome! You are a lucky kid to have your father supporting you in this interest. I wish my dad could have taken me to road meets when I was 11. :)
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Same here A.J. Drove my parents crazy on long trips reading signs but always helped navigate for them on long trips.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: brianreynolds on February 27, 2016, 11:41:33 AM
Jason, I don't know if I ever updated my status.  Last I remember, I posted that I had a 70% probability of attending.  Looks more like about 95% now.

I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces, and meeting new people. 

Brian Reynolds
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on February 28, 2016, 11:30:59 AM
Sweet!  :) Just change your status on my FB event page, getting closer and closer to the day! :sombrero:
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Brandon on March 01, 2016, 02:04:43 PM
Jason, I don't know if I ever updated my status.  Last I remember, I posted that I had a 70% probability of attending.  Looks more like about 95% now.

I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces, and meeting new people. 

Brian Reynolds

Cool!  I'm now at 100% for attending.  We'll have a decent contingent of "westerners" there, LOL!
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on March 01, 2016, 03:13:54 PM
Awsome Brandon! You got to see my adopted\ current home town 2 years ago, now you will see my original home town :)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on March 09, 2016, 08:04:03 PM
We are now 30 days out  :biggrin: Everything is still set to go and set in stone from where we are meeting for lunch to the meet tour to the after meet festivities. I am going to start working on maps and hand outs for everyone and ones who will be driving during the tour in the next 2 weeks, I am working on getting a rental mini van (one with stow and go seating) since this trip ties in with Steel City Con in Monroeville, PA the next weekend but will have all of my merchandise out so that I can car pool at least 6 comfortably. We are now at around 20 people coming including facebook and RSVP here. For those who are RSVPing on facebook and still "maybe", I will need to get a good guest count to Round The Clock in the next couple weeks so if you could "get off the fence" that would be great :sombrero:.

Looks like this is shaping up to be the biggest road meet I have hosted yet and outside of the Tuxedo meet, the first big meet of 2016 :-)
Steph and I are looking forward to seeing everyone! :D
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: PHLBOS on March 10, 2016, 02:38:14 PM
I am willing to assist in the car pool duties... and unlike last year's Scranton meet (where I had to leave early for another commitment in Lancaster that evening); I plan to be there for the entire meet (i.e., my calendar's clear for that day).
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on March 10, 2016, 09:33:53 PM
Cool! :)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: briantroutman on March 15, 2016, 03:33:19 PM
For those who are RSVPing on facebook and still "maybe", I will need to get a good guest count to Round The Clock in the next couple weeks so if you could "get off the fence" that would be great :sombrero:.

Consider me “off the fence”—I just booked flights for that weekend and will be there for the meet.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on March 15, 2016, 04:15:00 PM
For those who are RSVPing on facebook and still "maybe", I will need to get a good guest count to Round The Clock in the next couple weeks so if you could "get off the fence" that would be great :sombrero:.

Consider me “off the fence”—I just booked flights for that weekend and will be there for the meet.
Awsome! We are now starting to hit the 2 dozen mark for attendees and with 3 and a half weeks left to go! :sombrero:
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on March 18, 2016, 08:04:06 PM
BTW, are we doing a part of US 111? Because I think I myself might take that down to York. Not sure what route it followed.

Also, do you have the route PDF yet? We're 22 days away from the meet.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Alps on March 19, 2016, 01:48:36 AM
BTW, are we doing a part of US 111? Because I think I myself might take that down to York. Not sure what route it followed.

Also, do you have the route PDF yet? We're 22 days away from the meet.
US 111 followed Susquehanna Trail. Bam. (181/382 was part of this.)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on March 20, 2016, 11:16:07 PM
BTW, are we doing a part of US 111? Because I think I myself might take that down to York. Not sure what route it followed.

Also, do you have the route PDF yet? We're 22 days away from the meet.
US 111 followed Susquehanna Trail. Bam. (181/382 was part of this.)
Yes and we will be following what was US 111 when we clinch Bus. 83, As for the PDF, understand I can only do so much at work so I may not have a PDF published to view online, that is why I posted the tour itinerary both on this thread and the FB page, I will have hand outs ready in time for the meet for those driving.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on March 21, 2016, 03:22:15 PM
BTW, are we doing a part of US 111? Because I think I myself might take that down to York. Not sure what route it followed.

Also, do you have the route PDF yet? We're 22 days away from the meet.
US 111 followed Susquehanna Trail. Bam. (181/382 was part of this.)
Yes and we will be following what was US 111 when we clinch Bus. 83, As for the PDF, understand I can only do so much at work so I may not have a PDF published to view online, that is why I posted the tour itinerary both on this thread and the FB page, I will have hand outs ready in time for the meet for those driving.
Gotcha. I'll see if I can't find the FB page to tell my dad.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on March 25, 2016, 04:18:50 PM
By the way, I might be a little late to the meet because before the meet I want to visit Three Mile Island which is about 15 minutes drive from York. I'll make it brief as there's not a lot to see there, and access is restricted.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on March 27, 2016, 09:51:06 AM
By the way, I might be a little late to the meet because before the meet I want to visit Three Mile Island which is about 15 minutes drive from York. I'll make it brief as there's not a lot to see there, and access is restricted.

Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on March 30, 2016, 08:27:08 PM
Well everyone we are down to 10 days and counting!  :sombrero: With 22 confirmed going on FB and at least 3 going through AARoads, this is shaping up to be the biggest meet in terms of attendence since the NYC national meet in June 2014, Steph and I are very excited and looking foward to it, so far the weather looks ok but we still have a ways to go.

I plan to call Round The Clock Diner in the next couple days to give them a head count and just to play it safe I am going to say 30 to give us a "margin of error" so anyone who is still maybe if you can make a final decision by the beginning of next week that would be great.  :bigass: Steph and I are staying in the Harrisburg area next Friday night and will drive down from there, I plan to get there before 11am, also I have the tour itenerary typed up and ready for print for those who will be driving the tour besides myself, remember I will have a mini van that seats 6.

Thanks again everyone for your support and give me a shout if there is any questions. :nod:
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on March 30, 2016, 08:32:27 PM
Egads, turns out I'm wrong. It's 38 minutes from York to TMI, and 29 miles away. I might have to be late for this one.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: oscar on March 30, 2016, 09:41:03 PM
Egads, turns out I'm wrong. It's 38 minutes from York to TMI, and 29 miles away. I might have to be late for this one.

Or you might need to skip TMI on this trip, or leave home earlier (maybe much earlier, since travel time estimates are often overly optimistic).

Arriving late to your first road meet would not be a good start with our community. Especially since lunch, and the usual chit-chat before we enter the restaurant (for those of us who try to arrive early), will probably be your best chance to meet us. Some people consider socializing over lunch the most important part of a meet, and may skip much or all of the after-lunch tour.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on March 30, 2016, 10:00:54 PM
Egads, turns out I'm wrong. It's 38 minutes from York to TMI, and 29 miles away. I might have to be late for this one.

Or you might need to skip TMI on this trip, or leave home earlier (maybe much earlier, since travel time estimates are often overly optimistic).

Arriving late to your first road meet would not be a good start with our community. Especially since lunch, and the usual chit-chat before we enter the restaurant (for those of us who try to arrive early), will probably be your best chance to meet us. Some people consider socializing over lunch the most important part of a meet, and may skip much or all of the after-lunch tour.
I second what Oscar says, TMI can be a whole other trip and besides, on my tour we will come close to it anyway, maybe you and your dad can take a "side trip" to it when we get to the Harrisburg area, besides I am looking at possibly over 2 dozen people attending and I need to let the restaurant know, you may want to skip going to TMI before the meet, besides the cooling towers are the most interesting part and can be seen for miles, the rest you can't get in to.   :no:
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on March 30, 2016, 10:02:09 PM
Egads, turns out I'm wrong. It's 38 minutes from York to TMI, and 29 miles away. I might have to be late for this one.

Or you might need to skip TMI on this trip, or leave home earlier (maybe much earlier, since travel time estimates are often overly optimistic).

Arriving late to your first road meet would not be a good start with our community. Especially since lunch, and the usual chit-chat before we enter the restaurant (for those of us who try to arrive early), will probably be your best chance to meet us. Some people consider socializing over lunch the most important part of a meet, and may skip much or all of the after-lunch tour.
Noted. I'll just skip it considering how far away it is, and arriving late is not the best for any situation that involves time.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on April 04, 2016, 02:57:30 PM
Less then a week! I will be calling the diner to remind them and get them a near accurate count of how many, at this point about 25 people confirmed between here and facebook, also the weather is not looking as nice as I was hoping but no rain in the forecast but it will be partly cloudy and may not get out of the 40's so dress accordingly, also casual dress is fine since the tuxedo meet was this past Saturday ;-) I will keep you guys posted! :)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on April 05, 2016, 08:06:51 PM

Hi everyone, some more updates, I talked to Round The Clock Diner Management today and they are aware of how large of a party, we are now pushing 30 total! :bigass: This would make for the largest meet turn out in 6 years!! Some bad news regarding the weather for Saturday, as much as I was hoping and praying it would be nice and sunny, we may have a possible repeat of the weather at my last road meet 2 years ago in middle TN, those who attended that will remember it was cold and windy and an occasional sprinkle, hate to say it but it is way too late for me to postpone this as I am limited to this coming weekend and I am sure all of you have your travel plan all set and finalized by now so rain or shine this meet is happening this Saturday.

And now the final tour draft that I will have printed up for the drivers but with a last minute addition\ option for everyone-

Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Tour

Stop #1
 My plan is for us to depart Round The Clock by 1pm, head south on I-83 to Mt Rose Ave exit 18, go east on Mt Rose ave (PA 124) turn right on Camp Betty Washington Rd (first light pass the exit) then turn left on Green Springs Dr and this will take us up to the shopping center overlooking the interchange. We will park our cars on the north end of the parking lot near 3 flag poles, there we will get a great view overlooking the interchange and the eastern suburbs of York, I would like to take our group pic there, then those who would like to car pool the rest of the tour can leave there cars parked at the shopping center.
 (this is what we did at my mid TN meet 2 years ago)

Next we will get back on I-83 south to the S. George St exit (exit 15), We will drive through the interchange and make a “U-turn” at the Leader Heights exit (14) just past exit 15, head back north on I-83 and continue onto the Bus. 83 expressway (this was originally I-83 until the by-pass section opened in 1960) We will take Business 83 north and go through downtown York to PA 181 and I-83 and clinch business 83.
We have the option to just go east on US 30 at that point or continue north 1 mile to I-83 exit 22 and “double back” on 83 south to US 30 east. Once we are on US 30 we will go east to the newly revamped PA 441 Columbia exit. We will get off there and go south on PA 441 under the PA 462 bridge to a river front park that offers a nice view of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge.  *This is stop #2
The Columbia–Wrightsville Bridge, officially the Veterans Memorial Bridge, spans the Susquehanna River between Columbia and Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, and carries Pennsylvania Route 462. Built originally as the Lancaster-York Intercounty Bridge, construction began in 1929, and the bridge opened September 30, 1930. On November 11, 1980, it was officially dedicated as Veterans Memorial Bridge, though it is still referenced locally as the Columbia–Wrightsville Bridge.
Designed by James B. Long and built by Glen Wiley and Glenway Maxon (Wiley-Maxon Construction Company), it cost $2,484,000 (equal to $35,186,701 today) plus $56,400 (equal to $798,925 today) paid as an early completion bonus. Constructed of reinforced concrete, the 5,183-foot (1,580 m)-long bridge (6,657 feet (2,029 m) including spans over land) has 27 river piers, 22 approach piers, a 38-foot (12 m)-wide two-lane roadway, and a 6-foot (1.8 m)-wide sidewalk.[1] 100,000 cubic yards (76,000 m3) of concrete and 8 million pounds of steel reinforcing rods were used, and coffer dams were built to aid in construction. Each span consists of three separate concrete ribs connected at five points by horizontal concrete struts, with the longest span measuring 185 feet (56 m).

*Now the last minute addition, some of you may have heard there is a circa 1960 style McDonalds sign on nearby Columbia Ave (old US 30) that will no longer be standing after the middle of April, I am putting this option on here to see if any of you are interested in taking a side trip to check this out, maybe even do another group pic here, if so we would exit at the Roherstown\ Millersville exit (Pa 741) take 741 south to 462\ Columbia AVE east, stop at the McDonalds then head back to US 30 east or continue east on Columbia Ave into downtown Lancaster and work our way to Walnut St. ( I will have a map made up for this)


*And if we choose to skip the McDonalds stop-
From there we go back to US 30 east to Lancaster where we will trace the route of the "goat path" This will include the relocated PA 23 routing on the Walnut St extension that opened in the early 90's then travel through Lancaster County farm land tracing the routing of the goat path which was going to be a PA 23 expressway similar to US 222 nearby.

We will take the Walnut St exit and follow Walnut St (PA 23) west into Lancaster and make a U-turn at Broad St then take Walnut St back to US 30 and go east on 30 to the Green field Rd exit. From there we will turn right on Greenfield Rd and head east to Willow Rd and turn left, we will go over the first over pass of what was going to be the PA 23 expressway, if weather permits we can stop here and look around, This is Stop #3 next we will proceed north and make a right on to Creek Hill Rd. We will follow Creek Hill Rd east to Hartman Station Rd and turn south to check out the next overpass.

Next we will continue south on Hartman Station Rd until we get to Horseshoe Rd where we will make a left and head north towards Leola. We will then go under the goat path and if weather permits stop and check out the overpass. From there we will continue north on Horseshoe to Creek Hill Rd and go east to Newport Rd (PA 772) and turn south. We will then check out the "ghost interchange" with PA 772 near Leola. This is stop #4 From there we will take PA 23 east to Morgantown for a complete clinch of I-176 then go west on US 422 towards Reading.
When we get to Reading on US 422 we will follow this to PA 12 (Warren St by-pass) east to Pricetown and take PA 662 north to US 222, we will follow US 222 south on to the old "road to nowhere" which in 2000 was linked up with the US 422 expressway in Wyomissing, from there we follow US 222 south to the Turnpike (we will see where the old interchange was prior to the current US 222 expressway) then take the Turnpike west to the 283 interchange, go north on I-283 for a complete clinch of this, then see the Eisenhower interchange as we go to I-83 south, follow 83 south through Harrisburg and Lemoyne to see the recent re-construction of this area and follow 83 south back to York.

Overall this will extend the tour to around 6pm to 7pm until we get back to York; this is figuring all stopping points and for restroom\ beverage breaks.

Thanks again everyone, we are at 4 days and counting! :)

Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on April 05, 2016, 08:25:42 PM
A couple thoughts:

Why take I-83 south to exit 15? I was thinking of the small part of US 111/Susquehanna Trail east of there.
Near the end of I-176 is the old interchange with PA 10 and the Turnpike. Could that be a last minute stop?
Actually is it possible for people to go into the Goat Path ROW? I'm not sure if the state owns the land anymore.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on April 05, 2016, 09:51:23 PM
A couple thoughts:

Why take I-83 south to exit 15? I was thinking of the small part of US 111/Susquehanna Trail east of there.
Near the end of I-176 is the old interchange with PA 10 and the Turnpike. Could that be a last minute stop?
Actually is it possible for people to go into the Goat Path ROW? I'm not sure if the state owns the land anymore.
Exit 15 was revamped 10 years ago and was never "highlighted" at a road meet, also it will allow us to trace the old US 111 in downtown York as Business 83. As for the old interchange with I-176 and PA 10 I doubt it since this itinerary is now st in stone and the weather may not be very sunny either. As for the goat path I do not plan for us to walk on the goat path right of way, just make a couple stops if weather permits to take pics and check it out and that is all.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Alps on April 05, 2016, 11:21:52 PM
I've been to the 10/76 interchange. You can't see much because it's fenced off. If the meet is running ahead of schedule it's not too far off the beaten path, but that's a big if. I don't believe that the Goat Path will be quick stops.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: PHLBOS on April 07, 2016, 02:35:12 PM
I mentioned privately to JPI on Facebook but I'll share such here; due to several time & date changes (not my own doing) with several of my after-work activities and commitments (creating some overlaps), there's now only a 50-50 chance of my attending this meet this Saturday.

I will let JPI know (via call/text, since I'll be away from any internet) sometime tomorrow whether or not I'll be able to attend.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on April 07, 2016, 04:18:49 PM
Got the message, so far still calling for snow showers Saturday morning and may change to rain :banghead:, should not be a big deal but hopefully we can still pull this off with out a hitch  :nod:, Steph and I will be on the road tomorrow driving through east TN and VA and will be staying in Harrisburg, I have a Chrysler Town and Country rented that seats 7 including myself, looking forward to seeing everyone!
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: briantroutman on April 07, 2016, 05:51:47 PM
I may be the only one with this attitude, but coming back home from Florida, I’m actually looking forward to some cool, drizzly PA spring weather. As long as we don’t have downpours, I’ll be happy.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: rawmustard on April 07, 2016, 05:54:27 PM
I may be the only one with this attitude, but coming back home from Florida, I’m actually looking forward to some cool, drizzly PA spring weather. As long as we don’t have downpours, I’ll be happy.

I will have a poncho in my car in case it is needed. :p
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on April 07, 2016, 06:59:03 PM
And I just put in an umberalla, hat and gloves, fingers crossed I may not need them but just in case
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on April 07, 2016, 07:16:39 PM
And I just put in an umberalla, hat and gloves, fingers crossed I may not need them but just in case
I just wear a CAMS Cougars hoodie and that's it. Call me crazy though  :crazy:.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on April 07, 2016, 11:47:21 PM
We are now down to 36 hours until the start time :sombrero:, just printed out the meet tour and a hand out of the Mt Rose Ave interchange design, I will also have 2016 TN road maps with me. So far the weather has not changed for Saturday, still snow showers in the morning with showers in the afternoon and wind so similair weather of my last meet :banghead:, at least it has not gotton worse.

 Steph and I will be on the road most of the day tomorrow since we are driving up from middle TN, if anybody needs to get in touch with me my # is 615-519-3686, I will be doing most of the driving but should have a good signal and you can private message me too, I may not respond right away but as soon as I can. Despite the weather I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone and have a good time on Saturday!  :bigass:
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on April 08, 2016, 03:31:02 PM
19 and a half hours until the meet. The problem for me is that I haven't decided on a solid route yet. But I'm sure I'll be there, with my father.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: oscar on April 08, 2016, 03:53:27 PM
Watch the weather forecast. Weather Cnannel is right now forecasting 3-5 inches of snow in York, much of it falling in the morning (when I would be driving up there from the D.C. area) but some in early afternoon. This might affect people driving to York tomorrow morning, more than those who will arrive there this evening,
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: 74/171FAN on April 08, 2016, 04:56:56 PM
I am kinda looking forward to a snow road meet honestly.  I am still prepared to be bundled up as usual.  I do remember one year where Richmond, VA, got barely any snow and then randomly got some in April so I am not completely surprised with the weather.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Brandon on April 08, 2016, 09:41:44 PM
3-5 inches?  That's not all that much.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: briantroutman on April 08, 2016, 09:49:19 PM
NWS is saying Rain/Snow, and their accumulation prediction is 1-2" during the daytime hours tomorrow. I doubt we’ll see any snow laying on roads, although with the winds (10-15 mph with higher gusts), it will feel quite cold.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Bitmapped on April 08, 2016, 10:32:50 PM
I'm going to pass on this one. The I-68 corridor is supposed to get 4"-6" snow tomorrow and driving across the mountains when it's snowing isn't particularly fun.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: hbelkins on April 08, 2016, 10:53:06 PM
I'm going to pass on this one. The I-68 corridor is supposed to get 4"-6" snow tomorrow and driving across the mountains when it's snowing isn't particularly fun.

Is there any month in the year in which Garrett County DOESN'T get snow?  :-D
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Duke87 on April 08, 2016, 11:21:29 PM
3-5 inches?  That's not all that much.

Methinks the fact that it's April lowers people's tolerance.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on April 09, 2016, 12:36:36 AM
3-5 inches?  That's not all that much.

Methinks the fact that it's April lowers people's tolerance.

Even as a Minnesotan, absolutely. I remember a couple years ago having some issues with a snowstorm on Tax Day. Got stuck in a parking lot, at a stop sign, and slid past my driveway. I was absolutely beyond livid. I don't think I would have reacted the same way if this had happened in January.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: vdeane on April 09, 2016, 10:22:45 AM
3-5 inches?  That's not all that much.

Methinks the fact that it's April lowers people's tolerance.
Also depends on where one lives.  3-5 inches is nothing in Rochester, but in Albany, it's a recipe for a frustrating commute no matter what time of year it happens.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: oscar on April 09, 2016, 10:27:19 PM
After my last post, Weather Channel's York snow forecast for today bounced up overnight  to 5-8 inches, then dropped all the way down to "mix of rain and show" by dawn. Good thing I waited until dawn before deciding whether to go to the meet, which went off with little rain, and little or no snow. It was windy and bitterly cold for early April (where is global warming when you need it?), but that was manageable. 

Good meet, with high turnout.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: briantroutman on April 09, 2016, 11:21:12 PM
Here’s the group pic as captured by my camera. I enjoyed meeting all of you there!

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1546/26244729502_fc6daa377c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on April 10, 2016, 12:00:47 AM
Aaaayyyyyyyy, chocolate bars are cool!

Anyways, it seems a ton of people got separated. We almost completed the full meet until we learned Jason and a couple other people decided to change their agenda and went to the single arch McDonalds sign in Columbia, and we were lagging behind by half an hour. The amazing thing is that we somehow missed essentially nothing (I'm comfy with missing a single arch McDonalds, even if I die never seeing one), and made it to that Primanti Brothers before everyone else.

See ya'll at Shrewsbury. It was pretty fun.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: 74/171FAN on April 10, 2016, 04:21:15 AM
As I figured, I was barely in the picture :-o.  I also started a new thread on the closure of PA 662 (http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=17754.0) in Fleetwood that affected the route northeast of Reading for anyone that followed PA 12.  I could not find an ending date on that so it my be closed for awhile, but thankfully PA 73 was in the area to easily get back to US 222.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: hbelkins on April 10, 2016, 03:32:35 PM
Glad to see the Send Help sign make a reappearance.

I know most of the people in the photo, but not everyone. Will captions be forthcoming?
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: TravelingBethelite on April 10, 2016, 05:33:23 PM
Glad to see the Send Help sign make a reappearance.

I know most of the people in the photo, but not everyone. Will captions be forthcoming?

I second the request for captions for the photo. I didn't go (in session at school 245+ miles away), but I'd like to know who did.  :wave:
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jeffandnicole on April 10, 2016, 05:42:11 PM
Where's the snow???😄❄❄

As I had other commitments for the day, I was going to make it anyway. Then those commitments got uprooted because I had a rare April snow duty shift! Didn't exact do too much work, but the OT is decent.

Other than looking quite cold out there, hope everyone had a great time!
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: PHLBOS on April 11, 2016, 08:30:24 AM
My impromptu day-trip to/from Massachusetts on the preceding Friday (on an errand for my brother), which resulted in a late-night return, coupled with blowing snow in the Philly area (though no real resulting accumulation) that morning (when I would've left to head to York) essentially prevented my heading out there.  I hope everyone had a good time.

Here’s the group pic as captured by my camera. I enjoyed meeting all of you there!
Any chance that a caption (aka Who's Who?) will follow?
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on April 11, 2016, 05:21:16 PM
Trying to determine some names, but here's a rough list.

From left to right: Noel Vera, Brian Troutman, not sure for the people in the back, and person to the left of the large Send Help sign, Alex Vera (me), Pete (not sure of the last name), Valerie Deane, not sure, Jason Ilyes, not sure, not sure, Laura and (I believe) Michael (idk last names), not sure (person behind Laura - probably C. Patrick Zillacus?), Oscar Voss, not sure, Brandon Gorte, not sure, and I think Brian Reynolds.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Brandon on April 11, 2016, 06:32:55 PM
It was a very good time indeed, Jason!

As for me, I went from here via I-65 and I-74 to Cincy.  Then along the Appalachian Highway to Parkersburg, then along US-50 to Clarksburg.

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/2016-04-11/100_6037_zpsiau8zhaa.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/2016-04-11/100_6037_zpsiau8zhaa.jpg.html)

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/2016-04-11/100_6050_zpspor5x8ly.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/2016-04-11/100_6050_zpspor5x8ly.jpg.html)

Then it was up I-70 to I-68.

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/2016-04-11/100_6074_zpsr8yjkxce.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/2016-04-11/100_6074_zpsr8yjkxce.jpg.html)

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/2016-04-11/100_6080_zpsyh9sp22j.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/2016-04-11/100_6080_zpsyh9sp22j.jpg.html)

And on to Hagerstown for the night.  In the morning, I got to the end of I-70, and the start of I-83.

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/2016-04-11/100_6085_zps0msf0egm.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/2016-04-11/100_6085_zps0msf0egm.jpg.html)

And on to York for the meet.  To be continued...
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Brandon on April 11, 2016, 06:42:29 PM
It was a great meet.  Here's another photo, most people are in the same locations.

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/2016-04-11/100_6090_zpsbeczov6b.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/2016-04-11/100_6090_zpsbeczov6b.jpg.html)

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/2016-04-11/100_6096_zpsqtrll6zb.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/2016-04-11/100_6096_zpsqtrll6zb.jpg.html)

The next day, after the meet, I clinched I-83 and went out via US-322.

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/2016-04-11/100_6136_zpssazxlikr.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/2016-04-11/100_6136_zpssazxlikr.jpg.html)

Then PA-144 to I-99, and I-80 west, using I-76 though Akron to clinch that finally.

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/2016-04-11/100_6149_zpsvht1ld4r.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/2016-04-11/100_6149_zpsvht1ld4r.jpg.html)

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/2016-04-11/100_6164_zpss8mybyjc.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/2016-04-11/100_6164_zpss8mybyjc.jpg.html)

Then onto a rainy Ohio Turnpike and Indiana Toll Road.  At the Willowcreek Barrier on the Toll Road, I got behind some idiot from Minnesota with an E-Z pass in the E-Z Pass lane.  Took him five minutes to figure out he needed help.  Fortunately, for the morons out there, the ITR has credit card readers in those lanes.

Then I stopped to get fuel at the TA/BP at Exit 6 (Burr Street) (https://goo.gl/maps/XYUrEXv8mN52) on the Borman Expressway.  While I was there, fueling my vehicle, with the nozzle on and in the filler, some pigfuckin' hillbilly with a pickup truck with huge mud tires (your nephew would've loved seeing that one, Jason), and Illinois plates (what else?) did a u-turn into the gas station.  As he did so, he hit the gas on the wet pavement and fishtailed, nearly hitting my car!  He then speed off toward the expressway, toward Illinois.  Shouted after him, "Thanks for the near miss, asshole!"  I figure that was my welcome back to Chicagoland after such a serene drive out east with sane drivers.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: Brandon on April 11, 2016, 06:46:09 PM
And, this was also an official Alanland meet when we went to the aptly named Goat-Path Expressway.  It was rush hour.

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/2016-04-11/100_6108_zpsqimdf9nb.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/2016-04-11/100_6108_zpsqimdf9nb.jpg.html)

Of course, someone got zapped when he decided to go down to see the underside of the incomplete interchange we looked at.  That person shall remain nameless, but got zapped on the inner thigh while almost over what he thought was just a barbed wire fence.  A warning to the wise, there's a third wire there, and it's got a small charge running through it.

(http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz298/midamcrossrds/2016-04-11/100_6115_zpsu8avmh5p.jpg) (http://s837.photobucket.com/user/midamcrossrds/media/2016-04-11/100_6115_zpsu8avmh5p.jpg.html)
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: noelbotevera on April 11, 2016, 08:54:41 PM
Heard those cows moo at me, and I think they wanted an apple that we stored in the car. I also found a horse, goats, sheep, cows, and some birds. We called it a farm. I called it a farm and Alanland.

I hated that electric fence. It felt like I got kicked in the leg just with a simple tap. I actually looked behind me to make sure someone didn't kick me.

Also, it turns out the concrete used on an overpass embankment is sharp. Hurts my hands a lot when I descend down the embankment.

 :-( :angry: Missed the original McDonalds sign! Wanted to see it, as that's probably the only single arch sign I'll see in my lifetime. Too bad that people gave up the agenda, and it turned out we just about finished the meet, but due a sudden change in plans, it seems that we threw in the towel and went to Primanti Brothers in York.

that crispy chicken sandwich was still delicious. it was huge though

I went through some amazing lighting on the Turnpike, saw Three Mile Island and drove across the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge prematurely. Despite all our difficulties, it was a fun meet.

Now I have to hunker down for the PSSA's tomorrow.
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: cpzilliacus on April 17, 2016, 08:50:54 PM
Thanks for arranging this. 

The Goat Path was remarkable. 

Wonder if anyone has gone to jail as a result?
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: jpi on April 20, 2016, 09:55:40 PM
Hi everyone, I don't think I mentioned this but now that I am settled back into my daily routine I just want to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who travelled to my original home town 10 days ago for this meet.  :bigass: Despite mother nature being goofy that day giving us a final blast of winter weather it was a great and fun meet, this marks the largest meet I ever hosted, a big kudos to Round The Clock Diner for accomidating all of us very smoothly for the lunch and chatting and a fun tour of York and the surrounding area. We had a grand total of 28 people in attendance including my wife, nephew and sister in law and their friend Brian who met us for the lunch portion. We had people from as close by as Baltimore to as far away as southern Georgia, Michigan and Boston, MA. This makes it the largest road meet since the NYC National Meet nearly 2 years ago and I am very proud I was able to organize this with no major issues (except snow in the morning)  Again thanks everyone and I am now setting sites on another central PA meet sometime in either 2018 or 19 when the Shrewsbury diverging diamond interchange construction starts. :nod:
Title: Re: JPI's Central Pennsylvania Road Meet Official Announcement Sat. April 9, 2016
Post by: 74/171FAN on April 26, 2016, 09:02:11 PM
For everyone that did not see the old McDonald's sign, I have found it on GSV.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0380271,-76.3521185,3a,75y,77.04h,76.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s6WhE-njL4ZefeeU1mdZRBg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0380271,-76.3521185,3a,75y,77.04h,76.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s6WhE-njL4ZefeeU1mdZRBg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)

Also I found a similar looking sign last week at the intersection of PA 378 and PA 412 (Broadway) in Bethlehem:

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt304/24DIDNOTWIN/DSC01330_zpsghannwd5.jpg)