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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #50 on: September 01, 2018, 07:04:34 PM »

I may throw in the European roadmeet I proposed as an April fools' prank. Still not sure.

Why only an April Fools' prank? We've already (sort of) had an actual European road meet in Reykjavik. It's not totally out of the question that some people could be convinced to fly over there for another one if it were in a sufficiently interesting location.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #51 on: September 04, 2018, 04:14:38 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
Weekday meet already in place for this month (per Briantroutman)

-PA 90 remnants (I-95 interchange, ramp stubs, etc.)
Currently under (re)construction, the old ramp stubs are already connected.

-Abandoned PA 291 in Philly Int'l Airport
In addition to the Cell Phone Lot (that project was one of my firm's projects) that Jeffandnicole mentioned; there are still some abandoned stretches of PA 291 still present.  Heck, some old shield signage along the abandoned roadways is still present.

Postmeet dinner: Philadelphia's a large city, there are tons of choices.
While true, parking will be an issue for any eatery close to or in the Center City part of Philly.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #52 on: September 05, 2018, 03:24:54 PM »

I am planning a Jacksonville road meet for January, but if necessary I can move it to January 2020.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #53 on: September 05, 2018, 03:51:05 PM »

I am planning a Jacksonville road meet for January, but if necessary I can move it to January 2020.
Just move it to February, 2019.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #54 on: September 05, 2018, 04:11:18 PM »

I am planning a Jacksonville road meet for January, but if necessary I can move it to January 2020.
Just move it to February, 2019.
February is the shortest month, but I can make it work. Just need to decide via poll which Saturday in February will work. Poll has been updated with possible dates and the lunch location has been changed again.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #55 on: September 27, 2018, 09:32:08 PM »

Thanx (what a no brainer), but I need plenty of people interested in going there or I won't have a crowd to host.
We just had a three-person meet. Something to be said for starting with a small event, and moving up as you gain experience.

We had small road meets before they were publicized online.  You were at one IIRC about 1999 at the WWB Project office, along with myself and Doug Willinger and Mark Bentley, and I think someone else.  Another one I recall Doug and Mark and I checking out the unbuilt route of I-95 in D.C., probably about 2000.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2018, 02:06:33 PM »

First meet I went to was a three-person meet. It was publicized on MTR. That was back when no one knew what anyone looked like, and you had to guess who was there for the meet.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2018, 10:24:00 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??
That and route 3/46 are the two major items in my area. Not that close but not that far from each other. I've gotta see if I can piece that together. Stay tuned.

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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #58 on: October 03, 2018, 07:03:16 PM »

I would still like to see a Toledo road meet happen. I-75 in Downtown Toledo and the Disalle Bridge is a new project according to OHDOT District 2. Otherwise I wouldn’t mind a Cleveland/Cuyahoga bridge tour meet. Still, any road meet in Ohio would be nice, even if most people want one to be held in Portsmouth, which would require me and a family member to fly to and from Tri-State Airport (HTS) near Huntington, with a transfer at Charlotte-Douglas (CLT). Not to mention a road meet in Cincinnati, which would require me and a family member to fly in and out of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVT) from JAX.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #59 on: October 10, 2018, 05:49:37 PM »

First meet I went to was a three-person meet. It was publicized on MTR. That was back when no one knew what anyone looked like, and you had to guess who was there for the meet.

If I recall correctly, you introduced yourself at the StL meet I met you at.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2018, 07:24:47 AM »

I would still like to see a Toledo road meet happen. I-75 in Downtown Toledo and the Disalle Bridge is a new project according to OHDOT District 2. Otherwise I wouldn’t mind a Cleveland/Cuyahoga bridge tour meet. Still, any road meet in Ohio would be nice, even if most people want one to be held in Portsmouth, which would require me and a family member to fly to and from Tri-State Airport (HTS) near Huntington, with a transfer at Charlotte-Douglas (CLT). Not to mention a road meet in Cincinnati, which would require me and a family member to fly in and out of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVT) from JAX.

I have attended three road meets over the years that have included Toledo somehow: the 2007 Toledo meet, the 2009 Fort-to-Port meet that was basically a run from Fort Wayne to Toledo along U.S. 24, and the 2014 Toledo U.S. 24 meet that didn't really cover much of Toledo but covered areas southwest of Toledo along U.S. 24.

Having said all of that, I would not be opposed to another Toledo meet if someone were to host one. It's only three hours away from where I live, and it would give me an opportunity to explore downtown Toledo again. It's just that someone would have to initiate it.

As far as other Ohio meets are concerned, we had Cincinnati in 2013 which was a really fun meet. I wouldn't necessarily be opposed to another Cincinnati meet because I like that area (if the timing is right for me), but I had another opportunity to explore that in 2016. Cincinnati wouldn't be my first choice for an Ohio meet because there are other parts of Ohio that I'd like to explore, but I'd consider attending one there.

Other meets that have taken place in Ohio over the past several years that I've attended were Canton/Akron (2010), Columbus (2011), and Dayton (2012). Not to mention, obviously, the Mentor/Ashtabula meet that took place a couple weeks ago. I did not attend any Ohio meets between 2015 and 2017, although the only one I know of that happened during that time frame was another Columbus meet in '17.

Now Zanesville... that would be another location for meet I'd be very interested in if someone is able to host one there.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2018, 06:33:13 PM »

First meet I went to was a three-person meet. It was publicized on MTR. That was back when no one knew what anyone looked like, and you had to guess who was there for the meet.

If I recall correctly, you introduced yourself at the StL meet I met you at.

Could be. I can't remember, and that was ages ago.

How long has it been since everyone went around the table introducing themselves? That was common for a long while.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2018, 07:10:07 PM »

First meet I went to was a three-person meet. It was publicized on MTR. That was back when no one knew what anyone looked like, and you had to guess who was there for the meet.

If I recall correctly, you introduced yourself at the StL meet I met you at.

Could be. I can't remember, and that was ages ago.

How long has it been since everyone went around the table introducing themselves? That was common for a long while.

I met you in 2008. Seems like we spoke in the parking lot before going on, but I've slept since then so my memory is somewhat hazy
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #63 on: October 11, 2018, 09:58:03 PM »

The first meet I ever held/attended was in Elmira where I was living at the time back in 2001.  The idea came about because the other two attendees, David Greenberger and Kevin Olmstead, were unable to attend the more widely publicized Utica meet which took place two weeks later.

First meet I went to was a three-person meet. It was publicized on MTR. That was back when no one knew what anyone looked like, and you had to guess who was there for the meet.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2018, 06:33:48 AM »

How long has it been since everyone went around the table introducing themselves? That was common for a long while.

That's really a good idea. I've attended probably more than 40 road meets since 2004 and I'm not sure if I've ever attended a meet where this was done (maybe?). I love the idea. The host would be the one to ensure that this happens.

H.B. - the first time I met you was at the 2007 Toledo meet.

The first meet I ever attended was in April 2004 in the Grand Rapids MI area. It was only lunch (at a Max & Erma's - less than two miles away from my apartment), and there were probably about eight or ten of us at the table. Almost everyone brought maps and I, of course, knew no one. We had a good discussion but there was no tour or anything. It's funny to think about where I was at that time of my life and how the road meets (and friendships) have evolved over the years since then. I had only been living in the Grand Rapids area for 8 months at that point.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2018, 03:53:16 PM »

How long has it been since everyone went around the table introducing themselves? That was common for a long while.

I don't think I've ever done that at a meet, but most have a round of introductions before entering the restaurant if there's a person people don't know. By this point, most of us know everyone or almost everyone who will be at a meet.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2018, 04:03:04 PM »

I may throw in the European roadmeet I proposed as an April fools' prank. Still not sure.

Why only an April Fools' prank? We've already (sort of) had an actual European road meet in Reykjavik. It's not totally out of the question that some people could be convinced to fly over there for another one if it were in a sufficiently interesting location.

Besides, how many users do we have on here from Europe or the UK?  More than just one, I'm certain.

english si has no excuse for not attending.  There have been stateside users who've driven more than 1000 miles to attend a meet.   :sombrero:
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #67 on: October 12, 2018, 04:06:54 PM »

I may throw in the European roadmeet I proposed as an April fools' prank. Still not sure.

Why only an April Fools' prank? We've already (sort of) had an actual European road meet in Reykjavik. It's not totally out of the question that some people could be convinced to fly over there for another one if it were in a sufficiently interesting location.

Besides, how many users do we have on here from Europe or the UK?  More than just one, I'm certain.

english si has no excuse for not attending.  There have been stateside users who've driven more than 1000 miles to attend a meet.   :sombrero:

Please, there are people who have traveled over 2,500 miles to attend a "regular meet". If you count the Alaska trip 3 people made this year, the CLOSEST person had to travel over 2,600 miles.

Most of the semi-frequent meet attendees have traveled 1,000+ miles at least once to attend a meet, myself included (3 times). I generally do 1 of those a year.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #68 on: October 12, 2018, 04:16:33 PM »

I may throw in the European roadmeet I proposed as an April fools' prank. Still not sure.

Why only an April Fools' prank? We've already (sort of) had an actual European road meet in Reykjavik. It's not totally out of the question that some people could be convinced to fly over there for another one if it were in a sufficiently interesting location.

Besides, how many users do we have on here from Europe or the UK?  More than just one, I'm certain.

english si has no excuse for not attending.  There have been stateside users who've driven more than 1000 miles to attend a meet.   :sombrero:

Please, there are people who have traveled over 2,500 miles to attend a "regular meet". If you count the Alaska trip 3 people made this year, the CLOSEST person had to travel over 2,600 miles.

Most of the semi-frequent meet attendees have traveled 1,000+ miles at least once to attend a meet, myself included (3 times). I generally do 1 of those a year.

I've attended one meet, and I drove 10 miles to get there.  Pretty pathetic, huh?
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #69 on: October 12, 2018, 09:56:43 PM »

How long has it been since everyone went around the table introducing themselves? That was common for a long while.
Ummm, Last month.
I thought we did a 'round the table' at Mentor-Ashtabula. Maybe I'm hallucinating (since A.J. didn't mention this)
I know(!) we did a 'round the table' when we reconvened at the PATP office for I-95 'Golden Spike.'
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #70 on: October 13, 2018, 02:26:38 AM »

I warned this would happen, and now it has: I need to know if the Albuquerque meet will happen, and the date, by the end of this month. I realize that "need" may only be able to be interpreted as "would very much like" but if I try to book 10 days in July and it turns out I needed a different 10-day block in July, I would not be able to come. Last I knew it was tentative for July 20 (third Saturday).

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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #71 on: October 14, 2018, 04:48:08 PM »

I thought we did a 'round the table' at Mentor-Ashtabula. Maybe I'm hallucinating (since A.J. didn't mention this)

If this was done at the Mentor-Ashtabula meet, it was only done at your end of the table.

Like I say, I love the idea. Having everyone go around the table and identify themselves (name, where from, and maybe how many road meets attended or something like that) would be fun to do. It removes a bit of the awkwardness that comes when folks don't know each other very well.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #72 on: October 14, 2018, 04:54:51 PM »

Besides, how many users do we have on here from Europe or the UK?  More than just one, I'm certain.

english si has no excuse for not attending.  There have been stateside users who've driven more than 1000 miles to attend a meet.   :sombrero:

Or Chris (ChrisZwolle at SkyscraperCity, where I'm also in). He has been three times to my area.

Anyway, planning a potential route I'd make sure we would pass through this :sombrero:.
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Re: 2019 meets
« Reply #74 on: October 14, 2018, 05:05:00 PM »

I've been to North America some 50 times since 2004 and there was a meet in Ohio several years go when I was in the same state but it was on a weekend when I was committed to attending another event. I would really like to attend a meet but it would have to be mid-week to avoid any conflicts with my travel plans.
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