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Please indicate which days WILL NOT work for you

Mon, 27 August WILL NOT work for me
- 4 (3.3%)
Tue, 28 August WILL NOT work for me
- 3 (2.5%)
Wed, 29 August WILL NOT work for me
- 5 (4.1%)
Thu, 30 August WILL NOT work for me
- 4 (3.3%)
Fri, 31 August WILL NOT work for me
- 7 (5.7%)
Sat, 1 September WILL NOT work for me
- 8 (6.6%)
Sun, 2 September WILL NOT work for me
- 8 (6.6%)
Mon, 3 September (Labor Day) WILL NOT work for me
- 9 (7.4%)
Tue, 4 September WILL NOT work for me
- 7 (5.7%)
Wed, 5 September WILL NOT work for me
- 4 (3.3%)
Thu, 6 September WILL NOT work for me
- 4 (3.3%)
Fri, 7 September WILL NOT work for me
- 7 (5.7%)
Sat, 8 September WILL NOT work for me
- 8 (6.6%)
Sun, 9 September WILL NOT work for me
- 9 (7.4%)
Mon, 10 September WILL NOT work for me
- 6 (4.9%)
Tue, 11 September WILL NOT work for me
- 5 (4.1%)
Wed, 12 September WILL NOT work for me
- 4 (3.3%)
Thu, 13 September WILL NOT work for me
- 3 (2.5%)
Fri, 14 September WILL NOT work for me
- 5 (4.1%)
Sat, 15 September WILL NOT work for me
- 6 (4.9%)
No weekdays will work for me.
- 4 (3.3%)
I’m open to any of the above dates
- 2 (1.6%)

Total Members Voted: 18


Author Topic: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018  (Read 1460 times)

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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2018, 08:12:59 PM »

I have a conflict on September 18, but August 28 would be a go for me.
September 18 being a Tuesday and not in the poll, I assume he meant September 13.
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2018, 11:32:56 AM »

Since my post yesterday, someone else voted “no” for 28 August, putting 13 September into the lead, numerically speaking.

But that said:

- H.B. is open to an August date but not a September one
- akotchi has a conflict on 13 September but can make 28 August
- Valerie preferred 13 September but is open to the August date
- 02 Park Ave is open to either date
- others seem to be open to these dates but are unsure of their schedules this far in advance

So at least based on those who put a comment on the thread, 28 August would seem to be safer, though obviously three people did vote “no” for that day. On this poll (unlike some others, for some reason) I can’t see who voted for which options. So if 28 August is a no-go for you, would you mind adding a comment to the thread?
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2018, 12:29:32 PM »

An item of significance driving 295 would be seeing the construction at Scudder Falls Bridge, along with taking a look at PA's & NJ's resigning of 95 to 295.
FTFY & the former (the Scudder Falls Bridge construction) was mentioned a few posts back.

Easily (due to proximity) & worth adding on IMHO.

I mentioned NJ's resigning specifically because of it being unusual and different.  PA is so ordinary...and in many cases they literally just slapped a sticker over the existing "Old Exit" sign! lol
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2018, 03:17:44 PM »

Since my post yesterday, someone else voted “no” for 28 August, putting 13 September into the lead, numerically speaking.

But that said:

- H.B. is open to an August date but not a September one

Most assuredly, do NOT base your decision on what I may or may not be able to do. I'm a long way away and may not even be able to make an August meet.

Set the date whenever it works for the most people who are closer to that area. If I can come, I'll come. If not, I'll look at everyone's pictures.
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2018, 03:42:19 PM »

^That’s fine—I realize that the absence of a “no” is not the same as even a tentative “yes". I was just noting that we had gotten a few posts in favor of the August date despite the raw vote total favoring the September date.

Well since this morning, another person has voted “no” for 28 August, so now that date has slipped into mid-pack territory...not a standout. Thursday, 13 September is the lead choice with only two “no” votes. Trailing right behind that with three negative votes each are the remaining weekdays of that same week 10-14 September (and Saturday the 15th).

As I said earlier (and as Valerie seemed to agree), a Friday meet might be more attractive for anyone wanting to take a long weekend. Anyone else have an opinion on that (which in this case would be 14 September)?

Also, I realized that there was essentially no way to vote if you were OK with all of the dates (which was the case for me), so I added an “I’m open to any of the above dates” option at the bottom. Again, I realize that it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be there, but at least lets us know that the option is basically open.
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2018, 06:16:47 PM »

Since my post yesterday, someone else voted “no” for 28 August, putting 13 September into the lead, numerically speaking.

But that said:

- H.B. is open to an August date but not a September one
- akotchi has a conflict on 13 September but can make 28 August
- Valerie preferred 13 September but is open to the August date
- 02 Park Ave is open to either date
- others seem to be open to these dates but are unsure of their schedules this far in advance

So at least based on those who put a comment on the thread, 28 August would seem to be safer, though obviously three people did vote “no” for that day. On this poll (unlike some others, for some reason) I can’t see who voted for which options. So if 28 August is a no-go for you, would you mind adding a comment to the thread?
I actually misread the September date (focusing on the number rather than day of week).

I can be open to any day listed in the poll, as I just now voted.
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2018, 08:12:34 AM »

An item of significance driving 295 would be seeing the construction at Scudder Falls Bridge, along with taking a look at PA's & NJ's resigning of 95 to 295.
FTFY & the former (the Scudder Falls Bridge construction) was mentioned a few posts back.

Easily (due to proximity) & worth adding on IMHO.

I mentioned NJ's resigning specifically because of it being unusual and different.  PA is so ordinary...and in many cases they literally just slapped a sticker over the existing "Old Exit" sign! lol
To be fair & believe it or not; those OLD EXIT XX signs along the PA stretch of now-I-295 are actually new ones (I checked).  Additionally, there have been a new distance sign placed along the PA stretch of I-295 (as of three weeks ago) just prior to the US 1 (Trenton/Langhorne) interchange.
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STILL TAKING VOTES: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2018, 03:26:29 PM »

We’re now up to 15 responses, and 13 September is still in the lead with only three “no” votes. If you haven’t submitted your no-go dates, please do. And also, if you’d spread the word among other roadgeeks who may be interested and either haven’t stumbled onto this thread or aren’t on the forum—perhaps people who have attended other PA meets—I’d appreciate it.

If anyone who’s not on the forum wants to contact me, they can email me here.

Thanks!
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2018, 06:58:13 PM »

We’re now up to 15 responses, and 13 September is still in the lead with only three “no” votes. If you haven’t submitted your no-go dates, please do. And also, if you’d spread the word among other roadgeeks who may be interested and either haven’t stumbled onto this thread or aren’t on the forum—perhaps people who have attended other PA meets—I’d appreciate it.

If anyone who’s not on the forum wants to contact me, they can email me here.

Thanks!
There will also be a rather less formal gathering the following weekend in a general vicinity, so the 13th (or even 14th) may work out quite well in combination.
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2018, 10:13:19 AM »

Rosh Hashanah is September 9-11, so it would be great if those dates could be avoided.
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2018, 06:54:47 PM »

^ That occurred to me when I created the poll, and fortunately, the 13th is still in the lead with the fewest votes. So it looks like that won’t be a problem anyway.

If this pattern holds for a few more days, I think we can declare 13 September as the winner and start focusing efforts on planning out the details.
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2018, 09:49:15 PM »

Golden Spike Meet

Eh, more like Golden Top-Fourth-of-Spike Meet. And only half the width of the railroad tie is installed. :ded:
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - 13 September 2018
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2018, 04:09:24 PM »

I’ve been in touch with my contact at the PTC, and everything’s a “go” for the afternoon of September 13th. I’m not on Facebook (locked out my account...it’s a long story), so I set up an event page on Eventbrite. Their tool is free for free events (which of course this road meet is).

I’ll need to provide a reasonably accurate head count to the PTC prior to the event, so please register if you plan on attending. And feel free to share with any fellow roadgeeks who may be interested!

Here’s the link to the event page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-95-pa-turnpike-golden-spike-meet-september-2018-tickets-48967320574
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2018, 01:42:50 AM »

I’ve been in touch with my contact at the PTC, and everything’s a “go” for the afternoon of September 13th. I’m not on Facebook (locked out my account...it’s a long story), so I set up an event page on Eventbrite. Their tool is free for free events (which of course this road meet is).

I’ll need to provide a reasonably accurate head count to the PTC prior to the event, so please register if you plan on attending. And feel free to share with any fellow roadgeeks who may be interested!

Here’s the link to the event page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-95-pa-turnpike-golden-spike-meet-september-2018-tickets-48967320574
That'll be tough. I need to be able to make up enough time at work to take the afternoon, and then there's the 75 minute trip down. I'll try but can't commit.
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2018, 08:35:02 AM »

I'm definitely out.  I have meetings that day that I really should be at.  I am also still saving time off to use down the road, and I will most likely do the I-95/I-276 interchange as part of a bigger clinching trip involving finishing US 1 and US 13 in PA.
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2018, 10:31:50 AM »

I just registered and have received my ticket.  I am looking forward to this meet.  Thank you for organizing it. See you on 13th September.
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #41 on: August 11, 2018, 12:32:30 PM »

That'll be tough. I need to be able to make up enough time at work to take the afternoon, and then there's the 75 minute trip down. I'll try but can't commit.

I definitely understand, although I do hope it works out so that you can make it. We have yet to finalize the exact schedule and should have enough wiggle room to accommodate anyone who might be coming late. So if, say, lunch is at noon and then we meet at the PTC office at 1, the “main event” (the interchange tour) might not start until 2 or 2:30. Even if you can’t make it there for lunch and have to miss out on some of the Q&A session, you might still make it in time for the interchange tour and dinner.

And that goes for everyone—you’ll probably be able to join the event in-progress up until 2, 2:30 or possibly later. Just let me know if you’re interested but would have to arrive late, and I’ll work to get the interchange tour pushed back as needed.

I'm definitely out.  I have meetings that day that I really should be at.  I am also still saving time off to use down the road, and I will most likely do the I-95/I-276 interchange as part of a bigger clinching trip involving finishing US 1 and US 13 in PA.

I’m sorry to hear that! But certainly if your circumstances change and you can attend, let me know. I don’t think I’ll need to have a firm attendee list until a few days prior to the event.

I just registered and have received my ticket.  I am looking forward to this meet.  Thank you for organizing it. See you on 13th September.

Terrific—I’ll look forward to having you there!
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2018, 02:09:29 PM »

I’ve been in touch with my contact at the PTC, and everything’s a “go” for the afternoon of September 13th.
Unfortunately & as previously stated, as much as I would love to attend this (especially since this project isn't too far from where I live); I can not burn another vacation day at work to do such.
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2018, 05:45:14 PM »

Unfortunately & as previously stated, as much as I would love to attend this (especially since this project isn't too far from where I live); I can not burn another vacation day at work to do such.

I’m sorry you won’t be able to make it! Perhaps as we’re firming up the rest of the schedule, it might be possible to nudge the post-tour dinner back just enough so that you and any other local people who can’t get off work for the tour could at least have the option of joining the group afterward.
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #44 on: August 14, 2018, 02:37:04 AM »

I wish I could go, but I'm tight for money; gotta go to school, pay for insurance, and have no guarantee of work anytime soon. Hope you have fun, though!
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2018, 07:25:11 AM »

And again, wish I could go but I am planning on making my own trip out there when I am in the York\ Harrisburg area the last week of September and "re-clinching" 95 and 295 in that area
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2018, 10:28:28 AM »

Unfortunately & as previously stated, as much as I would love to attend this (especially since this project isn't too far from where I live); I can not burn another vacation day at work to do such.
I’m sorry you won’t be able to make it! Perhaps as we’re firming up the rest of the schedule, it might be possible to nudge the post-tour dinner back just enough so that you and any other local people who can’t get off work for the tour could at least have the option of joining the group afterward.
Certainly such is a possibility.  My place of work is across from Independence Hall in Philly and my work shift officially/usually ends at 4:30.  Depending on the dinner location; meeting for dinner is doable.
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2018, 12:50:24 PM »

I am in for this date, though I probably cannot make any post-tour dinner afterward.  I have other obligations that Thursday night.
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Re: I-95/PA Turnpike Golden Spike Meet - September 2018
« Reply #48 on: August 16, 2018, 01:24:21 PM »

I'd like to attend but it is 275 miles and 5.6 hours in free flowing traffic all in the I-95 corridor.  Don't see how to do it without two days in a motel in the area.  And in the middle of the week.
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