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Your preferred meet dates?

Saturday, November 13
- 12 (46.2%)
Saturday, November 20
- 8 (30.8%)
Friday, November 26
- 2 (7.7%)
Saturday, November 27
- 4 (15.4%)

Total Members Voted: 17

Voting closed: August 01, 2021, 10:22:36 PM


Author Topic: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 13, 2021  (Read 3952 times)

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Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 13, 2021
« on: May 03, 2021, 10:22:36 PM »

I've prepared a preliminary route and list of attractions for our tour. Printed copies will be provided.

Here's the Facebook event page for the meet. RSVP there so I can estimate how many to expect. Inviting your other roadgeek friends is encouraged.

Lunch will be at 11:30 at Buona in Hoffman Estates, a Chicago restaurant featuring Italian beef sandwiches and other tasty things. We'll move to the Barrington Road Park-n-Ride at 12:30 to start the tour.

COVID-19 vaccination will be required to join us for lunch and these additional indoor evening events:
  • 5:30: Dinner at Lou Malnati's in Schaumburg, for the quintessential Chicago-style deep dish pizza.
  • 7:00: A visit to Woodfield Mall, the landmark that set the stage for massive regional shopping centers in the '70s.
  • 8:00: A show at Laugh Out Loud Theater, a shining example of the improvised comedy that Chicago is famous for. Advance ticket purchase is currently necessary at this link and the theater requires masks.


This year I'll be hosting a road meet to share what Chicago's northwest suburbs have to offer, from Algonquin to Elk Grove Village. Sights will include:
  • The impressive Western Algonquin Bypass on Illinois route 31
  • Longmeadow Parkway and its brand new bridge over the Fox River
  • The vintage US-20 Elgin Bypass
  • Upgrades, widening, and new exits on I-90, the Jane Addams Tollway
  • The long-awaited Illinois 390 tollway
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 10:49:03 PM »

This year I'll be hosting a road meet to share what Chicago's northwest suburbs have to offer, from Algonquin to Elk Grove Village. Sights will include:
  • The impressive Western Algonquin Bypass on Illinois route 31
  • Longmeadow Parkway and its brand new bridge over the Fox River
  • The vintage US-20 Elgin Bypass
  • Upgrades, widening, and new exits on I-90, the Jane Addams Tollway
  • The long-awaited Illinois 390 tollway
Use the poll above to nominate your favorite dates, and let me know if you have any road attraction recommendations.
Longmeadow Parkway, Iím in ;)

I mean, I live off of a road with a somewhat similar name, so why not?
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 02:22:30 AM »

The concept of doing this Thanksgiving weekend sounds a little stressful to me. If it falls then, I may or may not feel up for coming down and it may be a last minute decision (which I know can be a little agitating for getting a head count).
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 08:06:43 PM »

The concept of doing this Thanksgiving weekend sounds a little stressful to me. If it falls then, I may or may not feel up for coming down and it may be a last minute decision (which I know can be a little agitating for getting a head count).
It'd be my only possibility of making it from 800 miles out.

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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 09:35:06 PM »

I'm very interested!  I voted for November 13 and 20 because I'm not sure what the holidays will look like this year and whether my husband and I will want to spend Thanksgiving with either of our families.
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2021, 04:18:25 PM »

Maybe Crash-It can give a defensive driving demonstration...
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2021, 04:20:37 PM »

Maybe Crash-It can give a defensive driving demonstration...

How many times have I told you not to drop the mic like that?  They're expensive to replace.
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2021, 08:39:50 PM »

Maybe Crash-It can give a defensive driving demonstration...
Hopefully he won't live up to his name.
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2021, 07:56:29 PM »

Or maybe a seminar by Crash-It : "Your car horn is your friend; how to use it effectively"

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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2021, 03:55:04 AM »

I just voted for November 26th.
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2021, 12:17:36 AM »

Tentative yes, assuming it's the 13th or 20th.
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2021, 12:36:48 AM »

A yes here, and Nikolai, if you need a bit of recon or assistance, I'm happy to help as I go up to that area a few times a week.
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2021, 05:51:52 PM »

Tentative YES.  13, 20th are best for me.
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2021, 12:23:03 AM »

I should be able to attend, a soft yes unless something comes up later.
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2021, 02:43:17 PM »

I doubt I can make this one, November may be a very busy month for me for my other hobby and November 20 is definetly out as I will be in Charlotte for a concert that night
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2021, 02:29:03 PM »

If it's the 13th or 20th I am in. Thanksgiving Weekend then it's only a maybe. Might be tough.
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2021, 10:09:48 PM »

Maybe I can come. We will see depending on everyone schedule.
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2021, 10:20:06 AM »

I'm not in any position to go to any road meets for now (I'll be in school and admittedly am not yet comfortable meeting in-person, not anything because of COVID but for other reasons), but I hope for those going, you enjoy driving around the ol' stomping grounds!  :wave:

The Randall Road corridor can be an interesting drive as well. It gives you all a nice opportunity to see how the county-maintained road fares compared to IDOT roads.
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2021, 01:13:21 PM »

I have another family gathering before this meet. Depending on when this meet is held, I may have to back down. It seems like most of us are for the earliest date possible.
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2021, 09:36:00 PM »

The 13th would probably be best for me, if I can come at all. I know Thanksgiving weekend is absolutely out.

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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2021, 04:15:27 PM »

Interested, but will have to see later on considering I'm in the middle of changing jobs.
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 13, 2021
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2021, 09:54:27 PM »

Saturday, November 13 will be our date!

I've prepared a preliminary route and list of attractions for our tour. Printed copies will be provided.

Here's the Facebook event page for the meet. RSVP there so I can estimate how many to expect. Inviting your other roadgeek friends is encouraged.

We'll meet for lunch at 11:30. I anticipate that will be at a restaurant, but I'll finalize that closer to the meet date. The tour will begin at 12:30.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2021, 08:23:08 PM by Nikolai »
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 13, 2021
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2021, 08:22:35 PM »

All right, it looks like things are stable enough to expect that we'll meet at a restaurant.

Lunch will be at 11:30 at Buona in Hoffman Estates, a Chicago restaurant featuring Italian beef sandwiches and other tasty things. We'll move to the Barrington Road Park-n-Ride at 12:30 to start the tour.

COVID-19 vaccination will be required to join us for lunch and any other indoor events I might plan. Stay tuned for announcements on potential evening activities.
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 13, 2021
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2021, 01:01:57 PM »

OK, since no one else has asked, and I'm known for asking uncomfortable questions, I'll bite.

Just how, exactly, is this vaccine mandate going to be enforced? Will someone be checking everyone's cards? And what happens if someone who hasn't taken the shot, or prefers to keeps such information as a personal health matter private, shows up? Are they going to be banished to a separate table? Shunned from the group? Complained about to the management and management be asked to evict them? Will they not be allowed to wait outside and follow along in the caravan to sites of interest along the tour? Forbidden from being in the group picture?
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Re: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 13, 2021
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2021, 03:01:24 PM »

One would think that if a person didn't approve of the requirement to disclose their vaccination status in order to attend the meet that they would chose another way to spend their saturday.
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