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Which days would be best for the Kankakee Road Meet?

Sat April 22
- 4 (8%)
Sat April 30
- 6 (12%)
Sat May 6
- 10 (20%)
Sat May 13 (Mother's Day Weekend)
- 7 (14%)
Sat May 20
- 6 (12%)
Sat May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend)
- 8 (16%)
Sat June 3
- 9 (18%)

Total Members Voted: 21


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Kankakee Road Meet
« on: October 28, 2016, 03:21:06 PM »

I am puting together a Kankakee Road Meet for Spring 2017.  The poll for dates is above.

The meet would be at 11 am Central Time, with lunch followed by a tour.  The tour would have the following:

- Various bridges across the Kankakee River in Kankakee.
- The strange routings of IL-115 and US-45/52 through south Kankakee.
- The IL-17/I-57 interchange on the east side of Kankakee, along with one of the oldest sections of freeway in the state.
- Some old road alignments, one of which is now a local street for businesses (IL-102 & US-45/52), and another which is now partially a driveway (IL-113).
- US-45/52 in a single shield, and in multiple places.
- Illinois style unisigns!
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 03:48:02 PM »

Awesome! I plan on making this my first meet. I wanted to go to Battle Creek, but it's too far for me to make it a one day trip unfortunately. Kankakee is definitely in my range though.

I will mention that Memorial Day weekend (May 27th) would not be a good time for me. I'm going to be in Indianapolis for the Indy 500 on Sunday and I'm pretty confident my work will not let me have an entire weekend off, especially around a holiday. All the other days should be fine for me though.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2016, 02:06:19 AM »

- The IL-71/I-57 interchange on the east side of Kankakee, along with one of the oldest

Do you mean IL-17?
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 07:07:12 AM »

- The IL-71/I-57 interchange on the east side of Kankakee, along with one of the oldest

Do you mean IL-17?

Ugh, yes.  Fixed.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2016, 12:04:16 PM »

Memorial Day weekend works best for those of us traveling more than a few hours. Then I'd even say, can the meet be on the Sunday?
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2016, 11:22:57 AM »

I put my vote in for Memorial Day weekend in case I am able to come.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2016, 07:43:41 PM »

Anything but April 30th is fine for me.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2016, 08:41:07 PM »

I definitely want to attend this meet. Count me in for sure.

At this point, I am open to any of the weekends you proposed. However, Cody is considering hosting a meet in late April (sorry, Cody, if I'm talking out of turn). I voted for some of the May weekends as well as the June weekend.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2016, 09:09:47 PM »

Memorial Day weekend would definitely be the best for me, but I could do the weekend after as well. I'm purposely not going to schedule my meet that weekend because I don't want to be in a vacation destination that weekend.

I second the travel and Sunday thing. Means I wouldn't have to take much time out of the office.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2016, 10:09:36 PM »

Voted for May 6 or 13 because I will be leaving IL soon after.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2016, 07:04:40 AM »

I definitely want to attend this meet. Count me in for sure.

At this point, I am open to any of the weekends you proposed. However, Cody is considering hosting a meet in late April (sorry, Cody, if I'm talking out of turn). I voted for some of the May weekends as well as the June weekend.

My meet, if I have it, will most likely be in early May.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2016, 10:24:19 AM »

I'm good with any date proposed. It's only a five hour drive from Cbus and I've been through Kankakee just once (the day after Brandon's Joliet meet in 2012).

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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2016, 06:35:35 PM »

I voted May 6 and 20, not 100% sure but the 2 St Louis area toy shows I do may fall on the Sundays of those 2 weekends and can easily tie the 2 in like I did with Starved Rock 2 years ago.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2016, 07:48:04 PM »

Just got confirmation that one of the St Louis area toy shows (the bigger of the 2) is on Sunday May 7 so May 6 is my #1 pick for dates.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2016, 08:08:19 PM »

I'd like to make this my first meet, but a lot will depend on timing. I voted for Memorial Day weekend and the June weekend, but I might be able to make any of the others except the 20th (graduation) work.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2016, 08:15:04 PM »

I have an event on May 7, so the 6th is out.  Therefore, I am aiming for May 20, May 27, or June 3.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2016, 08:23:16 PM »

You'll probably be able to maximize attendance if it's Memorial Day weekend. I know I won't be scheduling my meet for that weekend.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2016, 11:52:55 PM »

Ok, no problem about the 6th, infact there maybe a toy show in Nobelsville, IN the weekend of May 20 and that was my 2nd choice anyway.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2016, 09:00:05 PM »

My vote would be for this meet to not happen on Memorial Day weekend, but if that's the chosen date, I'm sure I'd still attend. I would prefer either May 20 or June 3.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2016, 05:21:55 PM »

I'm in.  Not a long drive for me.  Any weekend in May, except the 24th is good for me.  Anniversary, doncha know.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2016, 09:58:44 AM »

This is one of the meets I am eyeing for this year. If I am to go, late May would be more preferable to me.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2016, 10:09:27 PM »

May 6, 13, 20 would be best for me. 27th I have a show in Texas. 1st Choice 13th, 2nd 6th, 3rd 20th.

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Kankakee Road Meet - May 27, 2017
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2017, 12:54:48 PM »

OK, I've made my decision, after a lot of thought between two dates.  The meet will be on May 27 at 11:00 am.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2017, 03:57:04 PM »

I'm probably in. I do not want to be here in Albany Memorial Day weekend because of the tourists. Can't confirm until I get a research schedule for the spring.
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Re: Kankakee Road Meet
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2017, 05:09:14 PM »

I highly doubt I will make it up. I'm going to have too much time and money ($105 just for the ticket) invested in the Indianapolis 500 that weekend. :bigass:
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