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Please select what day(s) would be best to reschedule the Utica meet.

July 11
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July 25
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Voting closed: May 31, 2020, 05:50:57 PM


Author Topic: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - New Date: July 18, 2020  (Read 7646 times)

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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2020, 08:12:45 PM »

I'm in sort of the opposite boat as AJ... I've been to two Utica meets already and was in Utica just a couple weeks ago. It's old hat to me and offers very little clinching opportunity.

But I've never been off the interstate in San Antonio proper so that interests me far more as a destination.

Do you think there's a chance you might actually attend the San Antonio meet?
There's a fair number of us that have not committed due to the meet being announced far in advance.  I haven't officially committed but it I can consider myself going. 
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2020, 08:44:57 AM »

I'll be there if I don't end up making it to San Antonio (which I would like to attend, but haven't confirmed yet).
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2020, 10:25:52 AM »

Doing a quick Google Maps travel time check, Utica's about a 4-1/2 to 5 hour one-way trip from where I reside (southern Delaware County, PA); so such is doable for me on paper.  As I did with the last two New England meets I attended; I would likely seek lodging for at least the Friday night before.  However, available/open Saturdays are a bit scarce through Easter.  April 18, May 2 and/or 9 may be possible available dates from my end.
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2020, 12:47:55 AM »

I'm in sort of the opposite boat as AJ... I've been to two Utica meets already and was in Utica just a couple weeks ago. It's old hat to me and offers very little clinching opportunity.

But I've never been off the interstate in San Antonio proper so that interests me far more as a destination.

Do you think there's a chance you might actually attend the San Antonio meet?

There is a chance, yes. Depends on how various things shake out over the next couple months.

I don't expect to be attending Utica either way, though.
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2020, 10:34:29 PM »

For those of you who are concerned about the impact the Coronavirus pandemic and any potential impact it may have on this meet, the meet is not being postponed at this time. I will continue to monitor the situation and any restrictions that may or may not be in place, but I don't plan to make a call until closer to mid-late April.
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2020, 10:41:18 PM »

For those of you who are concerned about the impact the Coronavirus pandemic and any potential impact it may have on this meet, the meet is not being postponed at this time.

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It's good to know that so far, Roads Scholars have stood strong against the pressures to cancel meets.

Likewise, Cincinnati on May 30 is still on, and will not be canceled regardless of how this situation develops.
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2020, 11:21:33 AM »

Glad I logged in since there's nothing to do at work. Looking forward to this!
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2020, 11:53:29 AM »

New York is certainly a fluid situation. If worst comes to worse, we can get takeout and have lunch at a park or something.
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2020, 11:57:11 AM »

New York is certainly a fluid situation. If worst comes to worse, we can get takeout and have lunch at a park or something.

I have the exact same idea for the Cincinnati meet. That assumes restaurants are still closed on May 30.
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2020, 01:20:58 PM »

This situation is way too fluid to realistically be making any plans for May 30. If it were in April, sure, have a contingency plan in place. But we have no idea what sort of restrictions, if any, might be in place by May 30th.
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2020, 09:49:18 PM »

New York is certainly a fluid situation. If worst comes to worse, we can get takeout and have lunch at a park or something.

The thought has come to mind.  We'll see as the date draws closer.
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2020, 09:06:05 AM »

New York is certainly a fluid situation. If worst comes to worse, we can get takeout and have lunch at a park or something.

The thought has come to mind.  We'll see as the date draws closer.

Might want to find a park with a roof over their picnic area, in case of inclement weather.

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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2020, 05:45:34 PM »

Well, if the PA restrictions spread to other states, we're not going to be having ANY road meets that don't solely involve locals this Spring. PA is requiring all hotels and hospitality facilities to close.
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2020, 05:48:32 PM »

Well, if the PA restrictions spread to other states, we're not going to be having ANY road meets that don't solely involve locals this Spring. PA is requiring all hotels and hospitality facilities to close.

Pitch a tent.
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2020, 05:51:41 PM »

Well, if the PA restrictions spread to other states, we're not going to be having ANY road meets that don't solely involve locals this Spring. PA is requiring all hotels and hospitality facilities to close.

Pitch a tent.

Not if the campgrounds are all closed, which is the case in PA.
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2020, 05:52:54 PM »

Not if the campgrounds are all closed, which is the case in PA.

Use the side of the road.
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« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2020, 05:53:33 PM »

Or use the inside of the car. That works well enough.
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« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2020, 06:50:32 PM »

Forearmed is forewarned. If worst comes to worse, and hotels are closed for any looming roadmeet, I found a website that shows 11 tips for sleeping in your car. You'll peep, you'll weep, you'll even oggle-beep...

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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2020, 08:26:19 PM »

Yeah, I don't think we're having roadmeets until this passes enough for people to feel comfortable meeting up.

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« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2020, 08:27:34 PM »

Yeah, I don't think we're having roadmeets until this passes enough for people to feel comfortable meeting up.

Cincinnati is still on.
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Re: Utica NY Road Enthusiast Meet III - 5/9/20
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2020, 10:27:19 PM »

Well, if the PA restrictions spread to other states, we're not going to be having ANY road meets that don't solely involve locals this Spring. PA is requiring all hotels and hospitality facilities to close.

Pitch a tent.

Not if the campgrounds are all closed, which is the case in PA.

Is it just me, or is Pennsylvania afflicted with a major case of the stupids right now?
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« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2020, 10:28:00 PM »

Oh, you can hold it, but don't expect many long-distance attendees. As long as Pennsylvania's hotels, campgrounds, and rest areas are closed, I'm not going, because there will be no legal place for me to sleep at the midway point. I bet there will be others in a similar situation if other states close their hotels.

Is it just me, or is Pennsylvania afflicted with a major case of the stupids right now?

They are. Closing the rest areas was a step too far, IMO.
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« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2020, 11:33:19 AM »

Is it just me, or is Pennsylvania afflicted with a major case of the stupids right now?
They are. Closing the rest areas was a step too far, IMO.

I agree. We can contain this thing without going as far as PA has gone. No reason to close the campgrounds, either.
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« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2020, 09:01:04 PM »

Well, this meet is now dependent on things improving by May 9 to happen.  Cuomo just banned all non-essential gatherings.
https://www.news10.com/news/governor-to-give-update-at-1030-a-m/
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« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2020, 09:03:23 PM »

Well, this meet is now dependent on things improving by May 9 to happen.  Cuomo just banned all non-essential gatherings.
https://www.news10.com/news/governor-to-give-update-at-1030-a-m/

Roadmeets are essential.
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