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Author Topic: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)  (Read 363 times)

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Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« on: May 03, 2019, 12:52:48 AM »

Well since Texas hasnít had much of a chance to shine Road Meet-wise, I am wondering if either El Paso or Fort Worth would be appropriate for a future Road Meet in Texas. Depending on multiple factors, I may not be able to Ďpassí muster for an El Paso Road Meet. Lol

I like the idea of Fort Worth as it gives its name to one of the largest international airports. Donít know about the logistics for that one, though.
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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 12:59:44 AM »

How would you be able to host it unless your family is willing to fly with you from Jacksonville to El Paso or DFW?

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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 01:03:24 AM »

How would you be able to host it unless your family is willing to fly with you from Jacksonville to El Paso or DFW?

I am not necessarily looking at hosting a Texas Road Meet, I am just wondering about how would it come together logistics-wise. Not sure if it will work out at this point in time, too early to think much about it.
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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 10:48:07 AM »

So you're asking for there to be one. Got it. Not sure if there's ever even been one.

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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 11:02:32 AM »

Now we have fictional road meets?  :pan:
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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 12:10:46 PM »

So you're asking for there to be one. Got it. Not sure if there's ever even been one.

Gene V. hosted a meet in the DFW area several years ago. That trip remains my only foray into the Lone Star State.

I also think the recent Shreveport meet may have ventured into Texas, at least briefly.
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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2019, 12:29:47 PM »

I also think the recent Shreveport meet may have ventured into Texas, at least briefly.

Just to the border and back, at least to the TX/AR/LA tripoint and perhaps also another place.
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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2019, 01:21:28 PM »

I also think the recent Shreveport meet may have ventured into Texas, at least briefly.

Just to the border and back, at least to the TX/AR/LA tripoint and perhaps also another place.

I think we did it so we could go 75 on a two lane road.
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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2019, 06:01:10 PM »

I also think the recent Shreveport meet may have ventured into Texas, at least briefly.

Just to the border and back, at least to the TX/AR/LA tripoint and perhaps also another place.

I think we did it so we could go 7570 on a two lane road.
FTFY and indeed we did.

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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2019, 06:37:00 PM »

I think we did it so we could go 7570 on a two lane road.
FTFY and indeed we did.

There are two-lane roads in east Texas with 75 mph limits. Just not that one, and maybe not any others near Shreveport.
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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2019, 07:12:43 PM »

Now we have fictional road meets?  :pan:

We should have a road meet centered around I-366 construction.
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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2019, 08:26:52 PM »

Now we have fictional road meets?  :pan:
We have before, but always on April 1.
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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2019, 08:35:27 PM »

I also think the recent Shreveport meet may have ventured into Texas, at least briefly.

Just to the border and back, at least to the TX/AR/LA tripoint and perhaps also another place.



I think we did it so we could go 7570 on a two lane road.
FTFY and indeed we did.

Until a month ago you could go 75 on TX 289 in Grayson County, but the city of Sherman voted to reduce it to 70 on its (entirely rural) segment and TxDOT responded by dropping it to 70 through the whole county. Hasnít slowed me down much!
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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 02:11:35 PM »

I live in Fort Worth. I don't know that I could organize the whole shebang but can definitely lend a hand.
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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2019, 09:37:32 PM »

Texas is way overdue for a road meet.  Having visited Texas (mostly Houston area) two or three times every year for a dozen years, I have come to love (most) Texas roads.

One thing I love about Texas that I have seen nowhere else:

Especially in NE Texas (near the Red River) a slower vehicle will routinely ease onto the shoulder to allow faster traffic to pass without crossing the center line.

Simple common courtesy (did I say "common"?  No, in most of our world, this is quite "uncommon". 

This habit should be taught in every teen's initial driver's training.

Everything is bigger in Texas, as the major interchange flyover ramps will testify. 

I don't know if bigger is necessarily better, but Bigger Is Way Cooler.  Awesomeness never grows old.
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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2019, 12:06:38 PM »

Gene V. is now actively considering a Texas meet. Apparently the subject came up at Memphis a few weeks ago.
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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2019, 03:06:48 PM »

One thing I love about Texas that I have seen nowhere else:

Especially in NE Texas (near the Red River) a slower vehicle will routinely ease onto the shoulder to allow faster traffic to pass without crossing the center line.

This is fairly widespread in Texas.  The first time I witnessed it (back in the 1990s) was in Ector County, when no fewer than three oncoming truckers and the one I was following all moved onto the shoulder to let me pass.  During my most recent trip to Mexico (last year), I'd say I saw a dozen vehicles doing this on US-277 just between Sonora and Abilene.

Actually, letting someone pass is specifically spelled out in Texas state law as a legitimate reason to drive on the shoulder.

For what it's worth, this is ubiquitous in Mexico, where the shoulder stripe is very often dashed instead of solid specifically to encourage the behavior.
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Re: Texas Road Meet? (Looking At El Paso Or Fort Worth)
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2019, 03:45:55 PM »

One thing I love about Texas that I have seen nowhere else:

Especially in NE Texas (near the Red River) a slower vehicle will routinely ease onto the shoulder to allow faster traffic to pass without crossing the center line.

This is fairly widespread in Texas.  The first time I witnessed it (back in the 1990s) was in Ector County, when no fewer than three oncoming truckers and the one I was following all moved onto the shoulder to let me pass.  During my most recent trip to Mexico (last year), I'd say I saw a dozen vehicles doing this on US-277 just between Sonora and Abilene.

Actually, letting someone pass is specifically spelled out in Texas state law as a legitimate reason to drive on the shoulder.

For what it's worth, this is ubiquitous in Mexico, where the shoulder stripe is very often dashed instead of solid specifically to encourage the behavior.
Perhaps this should be encouraged or considered elsewhere.  Obviously where it's safe and reasonable to do so, and perhaps some states may need to change their laws to reflect such behavior.   The end result may lead to less road rage incidents and deter some drivers from performing illegal (and perhaps dangerous) overtaking maneuvers.

 


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