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The 2023 Roadmeet collection Thread
« on: September 09, 2022, 10:57:06 AM »

Since A.J. is looking for a respite from the responsibility of covering this topic, I'll do the 2023 list.

As much of us get older, and have to plot out our leave time, from our professional responsibilities, now is a good time as any to start lining up the schedule for 2023 meets.

So far we have...

Columbus, Ohio - April 15 (Sandor, aka Hot Rod Hootenanny, hosting)
Omaha, Neb - "City Meet" - April 29 (A.J. Bertin hosting)
Harford County, Maryland - May 6 (Laura Hosting)
Fresno, Calif - May 6 & 7 (Max Rockatansky hosting)
Grand Forks, ND - May 20 (Brandon hosting)
Little Rock, Ark - June 17 (Cody hosting)
Buffalo, NY - July 29 (Dan Murphy, aka Highwaywiz, hosting)
Peoria, Ill - Fall (Nikolai hosting)
Reno, NV - Date undetermined (Josh, aka cl94 hosting)

Otherwise, chime in with questions and ideas. Mind you, all (real) roadmeets will have their own thread on this board.
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2022, 11:08:51 AM »

I'll definitely plan on being at Columbus, OH.
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2022, 11:45:30 AM »

Iím down US 23 from Cbus, so Iíll definitely look at trying to make it there.
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2022, 01:35:51 PM »

Since A.J. is looking for a respite from the responsibility of covering this topic, I'll do the 2023 list.

I wasn't necessarily looking for a respite from this responsibility.  I would have been happy to do it again, but I just didn't feel it made sense to start the thread with only three meets proposed/announced so far.  And of course, you hadn't announced your Columbus meet yet.  I was just planning on waiting a bit longer before I started it.

Regardless, thank you for creating and maintaining the list for 2023!
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2022, 10:42:34 PM »

I would love to get a meet to reclinch US 31. Since that's new construction it is something that maybe can be built around, but I'll need someone from SW Michigan to take the lead.


I was also thinking a Long Island meet but since that was covered in 2015, I'd need to hook back on what's left worth making a meet out of...

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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2022, 08:04:35 AM »

I was also thinking a Long Island meet but since that was covered in 2015, I'd need to hook back on what's left worth making a meet out of...

Eastern Suffolk wasn't covered.  I've thought for a while that the Shinnecock Squeeze elimination could make for an interesting meet.  While in the area, there's also the Ponquogue Bridge (CR 32), the unsigned eastern section of NY 27A, and Cross River Drive (CR 105).  Also, while it's not a road thing per se, the Big Duck is pretty cool.
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2022, 10:07:13 PM »

I've considered a series of Sierra Nevada meets to highlight interesting features and new developments in the region. I'll have some discussions with the other road peeps in this part of the world to determine what would be "meet-worthy", but I think there's enough for at least two meets over the next decade. Time is still TBD, but the first would likely be Reno and possibly in 2023. Definitely not intended as "destination meets" as much as "get some of the western road people together for something".
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2022, 10:57:06 PM »

I've considered a series of Sierra Nevada meets to highlight interesting features and new developments in the region. I'll have some discussions with the other road peeps in this part of the world to determine what would be "meet-worthy", but I think there's enough for at least two meets over the next decade. Time is still TBD, but the first would likely be Reno and possibly in 2023. Definitely not intended as "destination meets" as much as "get some of the western road people together for something".

But I assume that anyone coming from long distance who wants to make this a "destination meet" for themselves would be welcome to attend if they want to do so.  :)
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2022, 07:13:20 AM »

Reno would probably be better for me in 2024.  However, I have always wanted to do some sort of West Coast Meet even in the days before learning about Tom and Josh moving out there.
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2022, 08:32:25 AM »

Iíve been kicking around the idea of a Powhatan County meet for a year or two, but I donít think the projects that would draw interest are far enough along yet.
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2022, 09:16:53 AM »

Iíve been kicking around the idea of a Powhatan County meet for a year or two, but I donít think the projects that would draw interest are far enough along yet.

My dad wants me to do a Hopewell/PG Meet.  The Benjamin Harrison Bridge, the VA 10 Appomattox River Bridges, and the VA 36/VA 144 intersection should be enough to make that feasible.
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2022, 09:23:57 AM »

Iíve been kicking around the idea of a Powhatan County meet for a year or two, but I donít think the projects that would draw interest are far enough along yet.

My dad wants me to do a Hopewell/PG Meet.  The Benjamin Harrison Bridge, the VA 10 Appomattox River Bridges, and the VA 36/VA 144 intersection should be enough to make that feasible.
What's your dad's interest in meets?
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2022, 09:25:14 AM »

Iíve been kicking around the idea of a Powhatan County meet for a year or two, but I donít think the projects that would draw interest are far enough along yet.

My dad wants me to do a Hopewell/PG Meet.  The Benjamin Harrison Bridge, the VA 10 Appomattox River Bridges, and the VA 36/VA 144 intersection should be enough to make that feasible.
Iíd be down for that, I ended up driving over the Benjamin Harrison Bridge in June of last year when a woman jumped off the nearby Varina-Enon Bridge! I believe that that was brought up at your meet.
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2022, 09:27:40 AM »

Iíve been kicking around the idea of a Powhatan County meet for a year or two, but I donít think the projects that would draw interest are far enough along yet.

My dad wants me to do a Hopewell/PG Meet.  The Benjamin Harrison Bridge, the VA 10 Appomattox River Bridges, and the VA 36/VA 144 intersection should be enough to make that feasible.
What's your dad's interest in meets?

My parents have started attending some of the meets in the last year or so, so I would presume it is more about spending time with me doing what I enjoy than the meet itself.
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2022, 10:42:00 AM »

I am thinking of an Indy meet at some point within the next few years (either 2024 or 2025).
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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2022, 12:31:09 PM »

I am thinking of an Indy meet at some point within the next few years (either 2024 or 2025).

That would be cool.  The last (and only, to my knowledge) time that we had an Indy road meet was in 2009.  I'd certainly be interested in attending another road meet in Indy at some point over the next few years.
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2022, 01:39:50 PM »

Iíve been kicking around the idea of a Powhatan County meet for a year or two, but I donít think the projects that would draw interest are far enough along yet.

My dad wants me to do a Hopewell/PG Meet.  The Benjamin Harrison Bridge, the VA 10 Appomattox River Bridges, and the VA 36/VA 144 intersection should be enough to make that feasible.
Yeah, you could add Old Town Petersburg and/or the old ferry approach on the Charles City side of the Ben, as well as City Point and the weird carbon copy cutout shield on 15th Avenue in central Hopewell.

Maybe Richmond could be a city meet candidate in the future.
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2022, 03:52:08 PM »

I was also thinking a Long Island meet but since that was covered in 2015, I'd need to hook back on what's left worth making a meet out of...

Eastern Suffolk wasn't covered.  I've thought for a while that the Shinnecock Squeeze elimination could make for an interesting meet.  While in the area, there's also the Ponquogue Bridge (CR 32), the unsigned eastern section of NY 27A, and Cross River Drive (CR 105).  Also, while it's not a road thing per se, the Big Duck is pretty cool.
I'm willing to give this a shot but definitely will need your help assembling this. The Duck can be our group photo :D

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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2022, 06:44:04 PM »

I was also thinking a Long Island meet but since that was covered in 2015, I'd need to hook back on what's left worth making a meet out of...

Eastern Suffolk wasn't covered.  I've thought for a while that the Shinnecock Squeeze elimination could make for an interesting meet.  While in the area, there's also the Ponquogue Bridge (CR 32), the unsigned eastern section of NY 27A, and Cross River Drive (CR 105).  Also, while it's not a road thing per se, the Big Duck is pretty cool.
I'm willing to give this a shot but definitely will need your help assembling this. The Duck can be our group photo :D

Sounds good.  Let me know what I can do.
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2022, 09:10:47 PM »

I am thinking of an Indy meet at some point within the next few years (either 2024 or 2025).

Time it for GenCon and you'd definitely catch my interest.  Granted, hotel room access in Indy is dicey during that Con....
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« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2022, 10:09:11 PM »

I am thinking of an Indy meet at some point within the next few years (either 2024 or 2025).

Time it for GenCon and you'd definitely catch my interest.  Granted, hotel room access in Indy is dicey during that Con....
Haha, thatís a good one froggie! Iíve been to GenCon, albeit virtually (from the con archives, they did a South version here in Jax for a number of years from 1978 until 1984-there has also been a West version in the Bay Area (where I visited in 2012), and a East version in the Delaware Valley (where I went to school for a number of years for a good decade or so from 2006-2016). Iíve been interested in D&D for like three or so years now.

So Iím interested in a future Indy meet too, if and when it happens.
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Re: (Unofficial) 2023 Roadmeet collective Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2022, 11:03:48 AM »

I am thinking of an Indy meet at some point within the next few years (either 2024 or 2025).
What about this coming year, with the I-70/65 rebuild finishing up?
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« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2022, 02:42:58 PM »

If I'm in better spirits, I may revisit the Twin Cities meet idea for around state fair time (late August/Labor Day).
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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2022, 07:45:43 PM »

If I'm in better spirits, I may revisit the Twin Cities meet idea for around state fair time (late August/Labor Day).
A roadgeek state fair outing would be more likely to get my interest.

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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2022, 08:35:12 PM »

If I'm in better spirits, I may revisit the Twin Cities meet idea for around state fair time (late August/Labor Day).
Sound fair.
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