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2019 meets
« on: March 23, 2018, 06:22:19 PM »

No time like the present to plan for the future. If you are planning a meet for 2019, let us know about it.

The ideas in play so far
-Albuquerque - July (Temporary URL in 2018 thread with concepts only) TBD.
-Chicagoland (Hammond/SE Chicago or South suburbs/NW Indiana) or Peoria
-La Crosse, Wisconsin/Winona, MN - June 2020?
-City Meet - ProvidenceMay 4(Poll)
-Pittsburgh July or Aug (Poll)
-Jacksonville FL Feb 23(Poll)
-Memphis (I-269) Apr 13(Poll)
-Portsmouth, OH May 18(Poll)


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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 07:55:07 PM »

By 2019 my New Road project will be underway, but I'm not sure if it will have enough progress to showcase since a lot of the first contract involves surcharging for several months. 2020 is a certainty.

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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 09:35:11 PM »

    I have a couple of meet ideas for 2019. Both would be in the spring.
    • North Adams, MA mini-meet. Main attraction of this would be an hour or so hike on a bypassed section of MA 2 (the "Old Mohawk Trail") climbing the Hoosac Range. 3 hairpin turns on this segment. It would involve a 500 foot descent we then need to climb back up, so the participants need to be able to climb a little bit, but definitely a piece of highway history. We'd also swing past the abandoned Yankee Rowe nuclear plant (and its runaway truck ramps), the east portal of the Hoosac Tunnel, and a boatload of ancient bridges and signs (they're everywhere in western Massachusetts). Needs to be done shortly after the snow melts so we can get to the abandoned road easily.
    • Kingston, NY. Ton of stuff in this area. A meet here would definitely feature the old suspension bridge in downtown Kingston, the weird NY 32 one-way pair in Kingston, I-587, Perrine's Covered Bridge, the Rosendale Trestle (now open as a bike/ped path), and a few other minor things. Also thinking of ways to include Ulster CR 47 (former NY 42 and the highest all-season road in the state), NY 214 (the last state route in NY to be paved), either NY 28A or 55A (both of which are maintained by the New York City DOT), portions of the Catskill Aqueduct system, and/or the Kaaterskill Falls overlook on Greene CR 18.

Edit: after conversing with others, Kingston will be a Fall 2018 meet. We need more fall meets this year.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 09:37:36 PM »

Iíve a few ideas:

1. Peoria
2. SE Chicago/Hammond
3. South Suburbs/NW Indiana
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 01:24:41 AM »

like with 2018 - setting to sticky for indexing purposes
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2018, 08:17:09 PM »

As of now, I'm aiming for March-April for Springfield, MO.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 08:48:14 PM »

I keep on batting around ideas for different meets. I don't know if I will get around to it in 2018, but perhaps in 2019, a meet in Essex County, Massachusetts (centered around Newburyport, Mass.) may be in order.

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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 08:50:09 PM »

Rochester, MN is on my radar, though given its proximity to La Crosse that will probably be a year where that meet does not take place.

Has there ever been an Asheville, NC meet? I searched here but did not find a record of one.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2018, 08:57:38 PM »

I keep on batting around ideas for different meets. I don't know if I will get around to it in 2018, but perhaps in 2019, a meet in Essex County, Massachusetts (centered around Newburyport, Mass.) may be in order.

THAT would be cool. If timed properly, I might be able to tie that into my planned Katahdin climb.

Has there ever been an Asheville, NC meet? I searched here but did not find a record of one.

Don't think so. If someone wanted to host one, I'd be game, especially if it was at a time I could grab my remaining high points in the southeast (KY, SC, TN, VA).
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2018, 09:20:03 PM »

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Has there ever been an Asheville, NC meet?

Yes.  August, 2003, after I-26 to the Tennessee border opened.
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2018, 09:24:29 PM »

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Has there ever been an Asheville, NC meet?

Yes.  August, 2003, after I-26 to the Tennessee border opened.

Thanks. I kind of figured there was one way back. I know that was 16 years ago as of 2019 but Iím not sure much has changed to justify hosting another one until the work on untangling 26/40/240 begins.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2018, 10:09:04 PM »

Rochester, MN is on my radar, though given its proximity to La Crosse that will probably be a year where that meet does not take place.

Has there ever been an Asheville, NC meet? I searched here but did not find a record of one.
I will have a definite answer on La Crosse after this weekend as I'm going to go confirm (lack of) access to the Winona bridge-s.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2018, 10:24:41 PM »

Iím definitely down for Asheville if it happens.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2018, 10:38:08 PM »

Iím definitely down for Asheville if it happens.

It doesn't sound like anyone's talking seriously about hosting anything in Asheville anytime soon, but I also would be very interested if someone has the knowledge and ability to plan one there. (Knoxville is another place I'd love to have an excuse to visit again.)
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2018, 09:56:38 PM »

Knoxville is another place I'd love to have an excuse to visit again.

Next year's Extra-Miler Club annual gathering will be in Knoxville on Saturday, June 29, 2019.  An opportunity for a twofer.
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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2018, 09:45:54 PM »

Knoxville is another place I'd love to have an excuse to visit again.

Next year's Extra-Miler Club annual gathering will be in Knoxville on Saturday, June 29, 2019.  An opportunity for a twofer.

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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2018, 09:01:48 AM »

Knoxville is another place I'd love to have an excuse to visit again.

Next year's Extra-Miler Club annual gathering will be in Knoxville on Saturday, June 29, 2019.  An opportunity for a twofer.
Well, since I probably live closer to Knoxville then any one else here, I will keep this in mind  ;-)
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2018, 09:58:54 AM »

Apparently Route 17/32 construction at the Thruway interchange will be complete fall 2019, so that seems like an ideal place to visit for a spring meet. It features construction of a DDI. Could this be a Tuxedo II??

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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2018, 01:09:01 PM »

Apparently Route 17/32 construction at the Thruway interchange will be complete fall 2019, so that seems like an ideal place to visit for a spring meet. It features construction of a DDI. Could this be a Tuxedo II??

I didn't realize it was being built so soon. I'd certainly be able to make it.

Isn't a ton of other stuff in the area, unless you wanted to head up to Middletown and include the reconstruction up there. Maybe include the Moodna Viaduct as a stop? Highest and longest railroad bridge east of the Mississippi and one of the highest bridges in the Eastern US.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2018, 06:00:05 PM »

Apparently Route 17/32 construction at the Thruway interchange will be complete fall 2019, so that seems like an ideal place to visit for a spring meet. It features construction of a DDI. Could this be a Tuxedo II??

I didn't realize it was being built so soon. I'd certainly be able to make it.

Isn't a ton of other stuff in the area, unless you wanted to head up to Middletown and include the reconstruction up there. Maybe include the Moodna Viaduct as a stop? Highest and longest railroad bridge east of the Mississippi and one of the highest bridges in the Eastern US.
It could also be a mini meet where after exploring all aspects of the interchanges for about an hour and a half, we can just play by ear. If we come up with enough for a full meet that's fine. Moodna is a bit of a drive for something with no great place to stop and photo.

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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2018, 07:58:22 PM »

I'd be interested in a Philadelphia road meet. I probably won't host (a 14 year old kid?), but I have a few ideas.

-I-95/PA Turnpike Interchange construction
-PA 90 remnants (I-95 interchange, ramp stubs, etc.)
-Old alignments of assorted roads (US 1, US 13, US 422, etc.)
-Gustine Lake Interchange (button copy signs and such)
-Abandoned PA 291 in Philly Int'l Airport

Postmeet dinner: Philadelphia's a large city, there are tons of choices.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2018, 09:29:59 PM »

I'd be interested in a Philadelphia road meet. I probably won't host (a 14 year old kid?), but I have a few ideas.

-I-95/PA Turnpike Interchange construction
-PA 90 remnants (I-95 interchange, ramp stubs, etc.)
-Old alignments of assorted roads (US 1, US 13, US 422, etc.)
-Gustine Lake Interchange (button copy signs and such)
-Abandoned PA 291 in Philly Int'l Airport

Postmeet dinner: Philadelphia's a large city, there are tons of choices.
Go ahead and host! Hosting is easy. Put together an itinerary and pick a lunch spot. The hard part is monitoring attendees. You do not have to drive to host.

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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2018, 10:02:36 PM »

I'd be interested in a Philadelphia road meet. I probably won't host (a 14 year old kid?), but I have a few ideas.

-I-95/PA Turnpike Interchange construction
-PA 90 remnants (I-95 interchange, ramp stubs, etc.)
-Old alignments of assorted roads (US 1, US 13, US 422, etc.)
-Gustine Lake Interchange (button copy signs and such)
-Abandoned PA 291 in Philly Int'l Airport

Postmeet dinner: Philadelphia's a large city, there are tons of choices.
Go ahead and host! Hosting is easy. Put together an itinerary and pick a lunch spot. The hard part is monitoring attendees. You do not have to drive to host.
The thing is, I have to actually scout the area. That means driving two and a half hours to Philadelphia, and my father isn't exactly too fond of driving. I would love to host a road meet, but that scouting step is what's stopping me.
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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2018, 10:06:28 PM »

I'd be interested in a Philadelphia road meet. I probably won't host (a 14 year old kid?), but I have a few ideas.

-I-95/PA Turnpike Interchange construction
-PA 90 remnants (I-95 interchange, ramp stubs, etc.)
-Old alignments of assorted roads (US 1, US 13, US 422, etc.)
-Gustine Lake Interchange (button copy signs and such)
-Abandoned PA 291 in Philly Int'l Airport

Postmeet dinner: Philadelphia's a large city, there are tons of choices.
Go ahead and host! Hosting is easy. Put together an itinerary and pick a lunch spot. The hard part is monitoring attendees. You do not have to drive to host.
The thing is, I have to actually scout the area. That means driving two and a half hours to Philadelphia, and my father isn't exactly too fond of driving. I would love to host a road meet, but that scouting step is what's stopping me.
You can ask for help in that arena. I've hosted non-local meets before.

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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2018, 10:30:12 PM »

I'd be interested in a Philadelphia road meet. I probably won't host (a 14 year old kid?), but I have a few ideas.

-I-95/PA Turnpike Interchange construction
-PA 90 remnants (I-95 interchange, ramp stubs, etc.)
-Old alignments of assorted roads (US 1, US 13, US 422, etc.)
-Gustine Lake Interchange (button copy signs and such)
-Abandoned PA 291 in Philly Int'l Airport

Postmeet dinner: Philadelphia's a large city, there are tons of choices.
Go ahead and host! Hosting is easy. Put together an itinerary and pick a lunch spot. The hard part is monitoring attendees. You do not have to drive to host.
The thing is, I have to actually scout the area. That means driving two and a half hours to Philadelphia, and my father isn't exactly too fond of driving. I would love to host a road meet, but that scouting step is what's stopping me.

You've already done the virtual scouting. No need to actually check it out beforehand, really. If you're worried that something may not be there when the meet occurs...well, you could scout a few weeks beforehand and something changes anyway.

If the buttoncipy signs go away, PA will No doubt screw up the new signs so you have that.

The old PA 291 alignment is interesting...thousand of people drive and park on it daily and have no clue what they're on.

Bonus...the Uber/Lyft staging area is in the same area! Open for touring!! Lol. However, there is a bathroom trailer there for g use that could use it!
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