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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 closes: Today at 10:22:36 PM


Author Topic: Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021  (Read 1658 times)

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Northwest Chicagoland road meet: November 2021
« on: May 03, 2021, 10:22:36 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.
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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...

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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.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2021, 01:14:40 PM by kevinb1994 »
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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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