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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2013, 11:04:22 PM »

I'm also tossing around a Portland or other Oregon meet with Doug, since I'll be out there sometime next year. There are old bridges and modern construction.

And of course, I'm out in Oregon every year, usually just for a week for my vacation.  I'll have to brainstorm, do some research and consult with people who live in or around Oregon about what works best.  I'm most familiar with Portland or Salem.  We had a meet in Portland in 2009, but I wouldn't see an issue with having a return engagement in the Rose City.

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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #51 on: October 02, 2013, 11:05:53 PM »

There's still a lot happening with US 31 in the coming years immediately south of South Bend, and north of Indianapolis. Perhaps Brandon can do the South Bend meet he suggested. I'd prefer someone with more Indiana knowledge than I to host any of these ideas, but I'll do the research and do it myself if nobody else takes the initiative.

I, personally, would be very hesitant to host a meet in an area with which I was unfamiliar. I scouted the West Virginia meet three times (not counting the evening before the meet) even though I knew the territory very well. If I knew enough about Lafayette or Kokomo, I wouldn't hesitate to host a meet, but I don't know much about that region at all so any meet I hosted there would be an epic fail.

I would certainly go on at least one scouting trip beforehand, and I'd put a couple months' worth of research into it. In fact, if I hosted, I wouldn't even hold the meet this year because I wouldn't be prepared.


While we're on the topic, what counties are getting covered?

There's a pretty good answer in the meet thread already.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #52 on: October 02, 2013, 11:22:44 PM »

Seriously though, I've never heard of meets in the Dakotas, Nebraska, Wyoming, or New Mexico for that matter.
As SD 100 is supposedly going to be under construction sometime in the next five years, I think a Sioux Falls meet is in order. I believe I know enough about the area to host such a meet.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #53 on: October 03, 2013, 10:34:28 AM »

While we're on the topic, what counties are getting covered?

Pike, Ky., and Dickenson and Buchanan, Va. The restaurant is only a few miles away from the Floyd County, Ky. line, so it would be an easy clinch for anyone who needs it but won't be coming through there. The county line is not too far from the Double Kwik store that sells Ale-8 and Cheerwine both, which is north of the restaurant.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #54 on: October 03, 2013, 07:09:40 PM »

Agreed completely.  Paralleling it on the local roads sounds cool, although most of the major roads in the area are north/south, so we might have to get creative to do east/west on local roads.  CT 106 and CT 123 might work in the areas that they go through.

Or something like this.

That gets us sight of every underpass except the Saugatuck River, which requires the use of a canoe to see from underneath (incidentally, I have done this).

...okay, yeah, that'll take too long. Gonna have to be less aggressive with the dipsy-doodling and some underpasses will not be seen. Ah well.

That works, although it will probably take a while with all the zig-zagging.  I'll propose trying to get CT 111 through Trumbull in there somewhere along the way in one direction or the other.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2013, 10:20:30 PM »

Did the oft-discussed Texarkana meet ever happen? That would have gotten both Texas and Arkansas -- and I can't remember a meet ever being in Arkansas unless the Memphis meet crossed the river.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2013, 11:28:31 PM »

HB- The Memphis meet did cross the river into West Memphis, AR as part of the tour, then east back into Memphis and traced our way to Sam Cooper BLVD.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2013, 09:22:57 AM »

Did the oft-discussed Texarkana meet ever happen?

For a period of time I posted about efforts to coordinate with LaDOTD for official permission to drive I-49 North before it officially opened to the public, and I was going to base it in Texarkana in order to also drive the new AR 549 section, as well as drive I-369 ("see I-369 'child' shields over 100 miles away from their nearest 'parent' I-69 shield!"). They even sent the waiver forms to me, etc. However, there apparently has been a fairly recent reshuffling among LaDOTD management and a key decisionmaker is not comfortable even with a signed-waiver group driving it. :angry:  For that reason, my attempt has fallen through.

That said, the corridor between Texarkana and Shreveport will offer an "interstate-heavy" agenda by this time next year:

- the I-369 shields;
- probable I-49 shields in Arkansas and the ability to drive from the Texas state line to LA 1 north of Shreveport (the "last four miles" in Arkansas are currently scheduled to open Summer 2014);
- Segments J & K construction in Shreveport, including the I-49/I-220 interchange.

However, that would be a LOT of driving for one meet (and does not include any other "local interest" stuff).  Just an initial idea.  Maybe separate Shreveport and Texarkana meets.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2013, 09:03:08 PM »

Cincinnati is underrepresented. The one coming up on Saturday is the first real Cincinnati roadmeet ever.

There were 2 so-called roadmeets in Cincinnati in the mid-2000s, but those don't count, because the location wasn't announced beforehand, all because of spitefulness.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2013, 09:07:00 PM »

the location wasn't announced beforehand

how the shit does that work?
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2013, 09:08:58 PM »

the location wasn't announced beforehand

how the shit does that work?
Back in the day (TM), there was a Cabal (R) who sorta ruled MTR (C), and they decided who could and couldn't attend meets. When there was a thought Tim would attend, they decided to keep the location secret so that he couldn't find them. We're all a lot wiser now, and meets are held in the open. (There is an occasional invitational meet - I've held one myself)

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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #61 on: October 07, 2013, 09:12:55 PM »

the location wasn't announced beforehand

how the shit does that work?
Back in the day (TM), there was a Cabal (R) who sorta ruled MTR (C), and they decided who could and couldn't attend meets. When there was a thought Tim would attend, they decided to keep the location secret so that he couldn't find them. We're all a lot wiser now, and meets are held in the open. (There is an occasional invitational meet - I've held one myself)

Guess what?  Tim attended the Ashland meet and the sky didn't fall, the world didn't end, and Ale-8 didn't go out of production.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #62 on: October 08, 2013, 11:06:30 AM »

Ale-8 didn't go out of production.

Not only that, but he (and everybody else who attended) got a 6-pack to take home with them, courtesy of the meet host.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #63 on: October 08, 2013, 11:40:47 AM »

I doubt I'd like Ale-8 anyway.  I like two soft drinks, Coke (by a long shot) and Pepsi.  Some other brands of cola are pretty decent, but none are as good as Coke.  The Walmart brand is gross, as is RC.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #64 on: October 08, 2013, 12:24:07 PM »

ha.  Mean Girls of MTR.

that said, I've held plenty of invitational meets.  "hey ScottO wanna go to Mexico?"
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #65 on: October 08, 2013, 12:28:27 PM »

ha.  Mean Girls of MTR.

that said, I've held plenty of invitational meets.  "hey ScottO wanna go to Mexico?"

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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #66 on: October 08, 2013, 02:11:43 PM »

ha.  Mean Girls of MTR.

that said, I've held plenty of invitational meets.  "hey ScottO wanna go to Mexico?"

Didn't Carl Rogers try to plan a meet once upon a time that would have crossed the border? And wasn't it an epic fail?
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« Reply #67 on: October 08, 2013, 02:17:39 PM »

Didn't Carl Rogers try to plan a meet once upon a time that would have crossed the border? And wasn't it an epic fail?

I can see him running afoul of the US authorities just by virtue of him being calrog and doing calroggy things.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #68 on: October 08, 2013, 10:55:30 PM »

Yay, discussion fully derailed!  :spin:

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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #69 on: October 08, 2013, 11:06:21 PM »

(There is an occasional invitational meet - I've held one myself)

Yep, same here...

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« Reply #70 on: October 09, 2013, 01:51:28 AM »

(There is an occasional invitational meet - I've held one myself)

Yep, same here...

Me too! :-)


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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #71 on: October 09, 2013, 12:22:07 PM »

(There is an occasional invitational meet - I've held one myself)

Yep, same here...

Me too! :-)



Not because we have a secret club, but because through roads we've developed genuine friendships with each other, and it's easy to put together an informal, last minute meet when people are geographically close or happen to be traveling in another friend's region.

Also, in my case (wedding!) there were financial and space constraints.
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Re: Areas underrepresented for meets
« Reply #72 on: October 09, 2013, 09:35:57 PM »

(There is an occasional invitational meet - I've held one myself)

Not because we have a secret club

shhhhhhh, you're in it

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« Reply #73 on: March 03, 2014, 04:08:54 AM »

HB- The Memphis meet did cross the river into West Memphis, AR as part of the tour, then east back into Memphis and traced our way to Sam Cooper BLVD.

Ah, the shittiest town in Arkansas.  I hope that those of you who had never been to Arkansas before don't judge the entire state by that hellhole.
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« Reply #74 on: March 03, 2014, 04:10:31 AM »

the location wasn't announced beforehand

how the shit does that work?
Back in the day (TM), there was a Cabal (R) who sorta ruled MTR (C), and they decided who could and couldn't attend meets. When there was a thought Tim would attend, they decided to keep the location secret so that he couldn't find them. We're all a lot wiser now, and meets are held in the open. (There is an occasional invitational meet - I've held one myself)

Actually guys like me and Elkins ruled MTR...those losers just thought they did.
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