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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #75 on: November 30, 2021, 02:23:57 PM »

I want to say we had a meet somewhere between Dahlgren and Fredericksburg a decade or two ago...

That does not preclude one from occurring there again.
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #76 on: November 30, 2021, 07:46:15 PM »

I want to say we had a meet somewhere between Dahlgren and Fredericksburg a decade or two ago...
So? A decade or two is a long time.
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #77 on: December 01, 2021, 09:58:50 AM »

I want to say we had a meet somewhere between Dahlgren and Fredericksburg a decade or two ago...

That does not preclude one from occurring there again.

Never said there couldn't be one again.  I brought it up because, if a record of it can be found, perhaps a potential host could tap into that to find places of interest.
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #78 on: December 01, 2021, 11:06:54 AM »

I want to say we had a meet somewhere between Dahlgren and Fredericksburg a decade or two ago...

That does not preclude one from occurring there again.

Never said there couldn't be one again.  I brought it up because, if a record of it can be found, perhaps a potential host could tap into that to find places of interest.

I did two meets in Pikeville, Ky., only eight years apart. Used the same restaurant for both (which, sadly, is no longer open). Focused on two completely different corridors.

Having said that, I have no memory of a US 301 Northern Neck-area meet.

Wonder if the Wayback Machine has any record of the old Pete Jenior/Gribblenation meet page that once existed? It had mostly group photos, but seems like some of the entries had some itineraries or highlights included.
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #79 on: December 01, 2021, 11:41:20 AM »

In regard to southern MD, we could take a half hour detour to Cobbs Island to see the new MD 254 Bridge at Neale Sound.

Fredericksburg also has I-95 construction finishing off and the new VA 3 Business Rappahannock River Bridge.  That combined is probably more than enough right there.
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #80 on: December 22, 2021, 12:37:24 PM »

So in Amsterdam, there's going to be some construction next year on NY 5 to make the current WB road two-way and allow for the removal of the current EB road.  Would people be interested in a Schenectady-Amsterdam meet?  I was toying with the idea of hosting something in the summer depending on calendar availability.  Tentative ideas include lunch at Jumping Jacks in Scotia, swing by a couple things in Schenectady that I had considered for the Capital District meet in 2016, a stop at Rotterdam Kiwanis Park for an old arch bridge on the Mohawk-Hudson Hike-Bike Trail, lock 9 at the NY 103 bridge (including a clinch of NY 103), the NY 5 construction, the Mohawk Gateway Overlook ped bridge in Amsterdam, drive down the NY 30 "freeway", and stop at Karen's Produce & Ice Cream for ice cream and to walk down to the truss bridges carrying NY 5S and the Erie Canal Trail over Schoharie Creek (one of which is an old rail bridge and both of which have history from the Thruway bridge washout).

https://www.recordernews.com/news/local-news/194249
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #81 on: December 22, 2021, 06:09:53 PM »

Would people be interested in a Schenectady-Amsterdam meet?

I would be very interested, but with all the other tentative meets already lined up for 2022 that I'm interested in attending, it's not realistic that I'd be able to attend this meet if it happens.  I'm only one person though.  :)
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #82 on: December 22, 2021, 07:24:16 PM »

So in Amsterdam, there's going to be some construction next year on NY 5 to make the current WB road two-way and allow for the removal of the current EB road.  Would people be interested in a Schenectady-Amsterdam meet?  I was toying with the idea of hosting something in the summer depending on calendar availability.  Tentative ideas include lunch at Jumping Jacks in Scotia, swing by a couple things in Schenectady that I had considered for the Capital District meet in 2016, a stop at Rotterdam Kiwanis Park for an old arch bridge on the Mohawk-Hudson Hike-Bike Trail, lock 9 at the NY 103 bridge (including a clinch of NY 103), the NY 5 construction, the Mohawk Gateway Overlook ped bridge in Amsterdam, drive down the NY 30 "freeway", and stop at Karen's Produce & Ice Cream for ice cream and to walk down to the truss bridges carrying NY 5S and the Erie Canal Trail over Schoharie Creek (one of which is an old rail bridge and both of which have history from the Thruway bridge washout).

https://www.recordernews.com/news/local-news/194249

If you're going to check out the truss bridges carrying NY 5S and the Erie Canalway Trail, I'll also suggest a stop at the Schoharie Aqueduct, since it's literally around the corner. Plus you have the peculiar old NY State Highway cast iron signs across the river in Tribes Hill. https://goo.gl/maps/cWwv6rZVWofNDrDp9

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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #83 on: December 22, 2021, 11:20:57 PM »

So in Amsterdam, there's going to be some construction next year on NY 5 to make the current WB road two-way and allow for the removal of the current EB road.  Would people be interested in a Schenectady-Amsterdam meet?  I was toying with the idea of hosting something in the summer depending on calendar availability.  Tentative ideas include lunch at Jumping Jacks in Scotia, swing by a couple things in Schenectady that I had considered for the Capital District meet in 2016, a stop at Rotterdam Kiwanis Park for an old arch bridge on the Mohawk-Hudson Hike-Bike Trail, lock 9 at the NY 103 bridge (including a clinch of NY 103), the NY 5 construction, the Mohawk Gateway Overlook ped bridge in Amsterdam, drive down the NY 30 "freeway", and stop at Karen's Produce & Ice Cream for ice cream and to walk down to the truss bridges carrying NY 5S and the Erie Canal Trail over Schoharie Creek (one of which is an old rail bridge and both of which have history from the Thruway bridge washout).

https://www.recordernews.com/news/local-news/194249
Careful with Jumping Jack's.  I heard they've hit hard times since COVID.  Make sure they'll be open.
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #84 on: December 23, 2021, 09:39:30 PM »

Would people be interested in a Schenectady-Amsterdam meet?

I would be very interested, but with all the other tentative meets already lined up for 2022 that I'm interested in attending, it's not realistic that I'd be able to attend this meet if it happens.  I'm only one person though.  :)

It's less than an hour away for me so I'll second the interest, even if it's a mini meet.
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #85 on: December 27, 2021, 08:27:52 PM »

I am planning my Hawaii trip for April (first two weeks).  Therefore, long distance road meets scheduled for March, April and May will be out of the question for me as follows.

Natchez MS - March 19 - Not attending
Durham (NC) East End Connector - March? - Not attending
West Irondequoit NY - April 2? Not attending
Central Pennsylvania (York/Lancaster/Harrisburg) - April 23 - Not attending
Outer Banks NC "city meet" (choose your own sightseeing) - April 30 - Not attending
Plattsburgh/Clinton County NY - spring? - Not attending
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City IA - May 21 - attending and organizing
Cumberland MD - May 21 or 28? -Not attending

Cedar Rapids is a must attend for me as I'm organizing.   There is a chance I might attend Philly and/or San Antonio, but because of time-off and funding, I cannot guarantee either.  My apologies to those hosting, but I have prioritized the Hawaii trip as I have to take it this year due to the credit for the first attempt (in 2020) expires after 2022.
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #86 on: December 28, 2021, 01:03:55 AM »

I am planning my Hawaii trip for April (first two weeks).  Therefore, long distance road meets scheduled for March, April and May will be out of the question for me as follows.

Natchez MS - March 19 - Not attending
Durham (NC) East End Connector - March? - Not attending
West Irondequoit NY - April 2? Not attending
Central Pennsylvania (York/Lancaster/Harrisburg) - April 23 - Not attending
Outer Banks NC "city meet" (choose your own sightseeing) - April 30 - Not attending
Plattsburgh/Clinton County NY - spring? - Not attending
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City IA - May 21 - attending and organizing
Cumberland MD - May 21 or 28? -Not attending

Cedar Rapids is a must attend for me as I'm organizing.   There is a chance I might attend Philly and/or San Antonio, but because of time-off and funding, I cannot guarantee either.  My apologies to those hosting, but I have prioritized the Hawaii trip as I have to take it this year due to the credit for the first attempt (in 2020) expires after 2022.
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« Reply #87 on: December 28, 2021, 06:34:54 AM »

Yeah, the East End Connector meet is not happening in March, but we all already knew that.
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #88 on: December 28, 2021, 07:11:20 AM »

Yeah, the East End Connector meet is not happening in March, but we all already knew that.

I was thinking about that.  Do you have a more realistic idea of when you might host that?  I saw something in your separate thread about that meet that indicated it might be June or July at the earliest.  Would it make sense if I were to simply say "summer or fall"?
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« Reply #89 on: December 28, 2021, 11:21:20 AM »

Yeah, the East End Connector meet is not happening in March, but we all already knew that.

I was thinking about that.  Do you have a more realistic idea of when you might host that?  I saw something in your separate thread about that meet that indicated it might be June or July at the earliest.  Would it make sense if I were to simply say "summer or fall"?

Yeah, that would be best for now.
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #90 on: January 03, 2022, 02:47:22 PM »

Yeah, the East End Connector meet is not happening in March, but we all already knew that.

I was thinking about that.  Do you have a more realistic idea of when you might host that?  I saw something in your separate thread about that meet that indicated it might be June or July at the earliest.  Would it make sense if I were to simply say "summer or fall"?
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #91 on: January 06, 2022, 11:59:19 AM »

Anyone interested in a South Africa meet in February?
If youd said October Id actually try and work that out.
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #92 on: January 11, 2022, 08:39:22 AM »

Set the date for now to have Cumberland/Western MD as Memorial Day Weekend. I'd like to do it as a 2 day meet but if I can't that's okay. I have so many ideas - I just need to nail them down, make an itinerary, create a meet thread. I am willing to move it to another date if this weekend doesn't work for most people.

I'm also looking at hosting a Lynchburg, VA meet this year. Going to do some scouting President's Day Weekend. The city is removing College Lake Dam, rerouting US 221 onto a new bridge, and redoing the intersection with the university (my alma mater!) as a 5 point roundabout. This is super exciting to me for so many reasons! There's a lot of other cool stuff to see there, too.

Edit to add: I love your idea of a Southern MD meet, Mark!
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« Reply #93 on: January 11, 2022, 03:22:28 PM »

I like the Lynchburg meet idea better Laura.  I have needed to get down there to finish the business routes and reexplore Bedford as well.  It just never really works out as I do not go that way very often anymore.
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« Reply #94 on: January 11, 2022, 04:16:20 PM »

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« Reply #95 on: January 12, 2022, 01:42:37 PM »

So in Amsterdam, there's going to be some construction next year on NY 5 to make the current WB road two-way and allow for the removal of the current EB road.  Would people be interested in a Schenectady-Amsterdam meet?  I was toying with the idea of hosting something in the summer depending on calendar availability.  Tentative ideas include lunch at Jumping Jacks in Scotia, swing by a couple things in Schenectady that I had considered for the Capital District meet in 2016, a stop at Rotterdam Kiwanis Park for an old arch bridge on the Mohawk-Hudson Hike-Bike Trail, lock 9 at the NY 103 bridge (including a clinch of NY 103), the NY 5 construction, the Mohawk Gateway Overlook ped bridge in Amsterdam, drive down the NY 30 "freeway", and stop at Karen's Produce & Ice Cream for ice cream and to walk down to the truss bridges carrying NY 5S and the Erie Canal Trail over Schoharie Creek (one of which is an old rail bridge and both of which have history from the Thruway bridge washout).

https://www.recordernews.com/news/local-news/194249

If you're still considering this, the impending 890 reconstruction project might make it interesting. I'm looking through the contract docs now and some of the detours will make things interesting, especially if we want to stop at the Plotter Kill Aqueduct.
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Re: 2022 meet ideas
« Reply #96 on: January 15, 2022, 04:46:01 PM »

So in Amsterdam, there's going to be some construction next year on NY 5 to make the current WB road two-way and allow for the removal of the current EB road.  Would people be interested in a Schenectady-Amsterdam meet?  I was toying with the idea of hosting something in the summer depending on calendar availability.  Tentative ideas include lunch at Jumping Jacks in Scotia, swing by a couple things in Schenectady that I had considered for the Capital District meet in 2016, a stop at Rotterdam Kiwanis Park for an old arch bridge on the Mohawk-Hudson Hike-Bike Trail, lock 9 at the NY 103 bridge (including a clinch of NY 103), the NY 5 construction, the Mohawk Gateway Overlook ped bridge in Amsterdam, drive down the NY 30 "freeway", and stop at Karen's Produce & Ice Cream for ice cream and to walk down to the truss bridges carrying NY 5S and the Erie Canal Trail over Schoharie Creek (one of which is an old rail bridge and both of which have history from the Thruway bridge washout).

https://www.recordernews.com/news/local-news/194249

If you're still considering this, the impending 890 reconstruction project might make it interesting. I'm looking through the contract docs now and some of the detours will make things interesting, especially if we want to stop at the Plotter Kill Aqueduct.
I am still considering it.  Likely June or early August if I do it judging by the meet calendar and how my summer calendar usually falls out.
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