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What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:02:53 PM »

I like to stop at an old bridge that has been converted to a pedestrian bridge and walk out on it. This gives the attendees a chance to socialize and stretch their legs. Being in a car during most of the trip means you only get to talk to those who are in the car with you. At the St Louis meet in 2014, we stopped at the Chain of Rocks bridge over the Mississippi and walked to the bend. It was a great opportunity to get to know each other. If I ever host another Tulsa meet the Jenks and Bixby bridges (both 19 span pony truss bridges over the Arkansas River) will be major destinations.

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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 05:11:29 PM »

My favorite part is when people rip bunker blasts.
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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 05:28:39 PM »

Much agreed.  Any chance to get out of the vehicle and actually see & walk the thing we're looking at is a good time.  In addition, the meet lunch is usually pretty good for talking with people.

I'll pass on the bunker blasts.  Please, keep such things to yourself.
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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 06:01:59 PM »

+2 on bridges.  Whether you're on top of them, under them, or hiking through grass at a construction site.
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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 06:09:06 PM »

I have never been to a roadmeet, but I think it might be the roads!  :bigass:
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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 06:11:58 PM »

My favorite part is when people rip bunker blasts.

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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 07:29:32 PM »

I think my favorite part is the meet lunch.

My favorite part is when people rip bunker blasts.
Much agreed.
Looks like we have two votes for bunker blasts!  :bigass:
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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 07:46:12 PM »

I think my favorite part is the meet lunch.

My favorite part is when people rip bunker blasts.
Much agreed.
Looks like we have three votes for bunker blasts!  :bigass:

Nice bit of selective editing.  I can do it too.  :-D
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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 07:58:15 PM »

My favorite part is when people rip bunker blasts.
I can do it too.

I'll bet you can.
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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 08:43:11 PM »

Anyway.
My favorite part is the socializing.
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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 08:49:53 PM »

I'll pass some of the bunker blasts.  Please, don't keep such things to yourself, it's bad for gut health.

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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2017, 02:18:49 PM »

I like to stop at an old bridge that has been converted to a pedestrian bridge and walk out on it. This gives the attendees a chance to socialize and stretch their legs. Being in a car during most of the trip means you only get to talk to those who are in the car with you. At the St Louis meet in 2014, we stopped at the Chain of Rocks bridge over the Mississippi and walked to the bend. It was a great opportunity to get to know each other. If I ever host another Tulsa meet the Jenks and Bixby bridges (both 19 span pony truss bridges over the Arkansas River) will be major destinations.

You would have enjoyed the recent Delaware meet. Although we weren't walking on any old converted bridges, we were on a couple of newly-built structures over the future US 301 toll road, and stopped beneath three of the bridges on the canal.
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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 12:24:43 PM »

For me it is socializing both at lunch and at tour stops, also I try to have a mini van at most of the meets I have been too (especially the ones I host) this way I can have more people in a vehicle then just a regular car.
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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2017, 12:43:31 PM »

For me it is socializing both at lunch and at tour stops, also I try to have a mini van at most of the meets I have been too (especially the ones I host) this way I can have more people in a vehicle then just a regular car.
you driving said mini-van on the outer lane of the 59th street bridge
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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2017, 01:25:59 PM »

For me it is socializing both at lunch and at tour stops, also I try to have a mini van at most of the meets I have been too (especially the ones I host) this way I can have more people in a vehicle then just a regular car.
you driving said mini-van on the outer lane of the 59th street bridge
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Yeah, that was pretty funny but I did get some good pics from there that day  :bigass:
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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2017, 03:36:43 PM »

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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2018, 09:07:14 PM »

My favorite part of a road meet is not the roads. It's the opportunity to connect with friends I don't see in person very often and the opportunity to travel to places I would otherwise have no reason to go to (route clinching, county collecting, exploring random cities, etc.). Seeing all the infrastructure is cool, but that other stuff is more important to me.
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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2018, 12:28:50 AM »

My favorite part of a road meet is not the roads. It's the opportunity to connect with friends I don't see in person very often and the opportunity to travel to places I would otherwise have no reason to go to (route clinching, county collecting, exploring random cities, etc.). Seeing all the infrastructure is cool, but that other stuff is more important to me.

Agreed. That's why I like to stop and walk across bridges and whatnot.

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Re: What is your favorite part of a roadmeet?
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2018, 09:34:28 PM »

My favorite part of a road meet is not the roads. It's the opportunity to connect with friends I don't see in person very often and the opportunity to travel to places I would otherwise have no reason to go to (route clinching, county collecting, exploring random cities, etc.). Seeing all the infrastructure is cool, but that other stuff is more important to me.

Agreed. That's why I like to stop and walk across bridges and whatnot.

When I did Cody's meet a couple years ago, I came out  old US 78 and found a couple old sections of the Bankhead Highway near Tupelo. It took me an extra day, but I like looking for old alignments.

Last year's RMCA meet, I took several old 2-lanes.
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