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What date works for you?

October 6
- 7 (19.4%)
October 13
- 4 (11.1%)
October 27 (same date as Kingston, NY)
- 2 (5.6%)
November 10
- 11 (30.6%)
December 8
- 6 (16.7%)
December 15
- 6 (16.7%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Voting closed: August 29, 2018, 09:44:13 PM


Author Topic: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018  (Read 9704 times)

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Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« on: July 30, 2018, 09:44:13 PM »

I'm hosting a meet in Lafayette, Indiana this fall as a sort of replacement for the traditional fall/winter Michigan meet.

Where:
Grindstone Charley's
3443 South St
Lafayette, IN 47905

When:
Saturday, November 10, 2018
11:00 am



The tour can be divided into two major parts.

Part 1 explores Lafayette/West Lafayette, including:
  • the US 52/US 231 bypass that was completed in 2013 and a previous alignment of US 231
  • the remains of the Brown Street Bridge, Tippecanoe County's first bridge over the Wabash River
  • a beautifully restored pedestrian bridge that once carried SR 26
  • a new 938 foot bridge (under construction) that will carry eastbound Sagamore Parkway (old US 52) over the Wabash
  • abandoned concrete from SR 25's original crossing of Wildcat Creek
And yes, there will be button copy.  :nod:

Part 2 is a quick jaunt from Lafayette to Logansport and back along SR 25, the Hoosier Heartland Highway, a 4 lane expressway also completed in 2013. We will see:
  • Freedom Bridge, an 1897 bridge that was moved to a rail trail that crosses over SR 25
  • Monticello Road, the sparsely used former US 35 bypass of Logansport
  • a large number of BGS on US 24/US 35 that were hastily modified when the Hoosier Heartland Highway was built
  • several historic bridges in Delphi around the Wabash and Erie Canal, including a 1901 stone arch bridge
  • the Jewettsport Ford Bridge, a long one lane truss bridge carrying SR 225 over the Wabash River
  • I-65's recent widening around the east side of Lafayette



Looks like we'll have a crowd of about a dozen. Follow this thread for updates.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2018, 09:09:01 PM by getemngo »
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 09:49:22 PM »

I'm eyeing this one, actually. Not certain I could swing it, but if I can, it's a chance to get a boatload of new mileage and counties.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 10:13:27 PM »

Woo hoo!!! I'm definitely looking forward to this meet. I voted for Oct. 13 and Nov. 10. I technically could do Oct. 6 but didn't vote for it because I will have just gone to the Mentor OH meet the weekend before, and it's always nice to have a weekend buffer when possible between road trips.

Oct. 27 is out for me because that's my husband's and my wedding anniversary weekend, and I'm not fond of the December dates because of the potential for wintry weather and because it's so close to the holidays (the holidays tend to be a busy time).
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 10:51:50 PM »

Interested, but iffy.

The 6th is the weekend after Mentor, OH , so I'll sort of be in the area.

Dec 15 is workable

The other dates conflict with my faire schedule., though I may be dropping my October faire.

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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2018, 11:07:11 PM »

Early October is my annual fall vacation to Lake Superior, so if it’s too close to that I won’t be able to make it.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2018, 12:39:59 AM »

I'm going to abstain from voting for now, but I might be interested in this one

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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2018, 12:42:00 AM »

I might come to this meet, and I drove on this route on my way back from Indianapolis yesterday, LOL!!

EDIT: I am not going now as I am going to be in Arizona for college...
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2018, 08:20:16 AM »

Well, my vote is for 10/27, it's mine and Steph's anniversary and is the only weekend of these dates that I don't have a toy show going on, October and November are shaping up to be busy months for me for my other hobby so chances are I may not be able to make it if the preferred dates are chosen.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2018, 11:41:58 AM »

I'm not voting yet, as I don't know my schedule for any of those months yet, and jury duty compounds things. This is reasonably close, and I'm already pretty sure I won't be able to do the Ohio meet because September is so crazy for me right now with a couple of multi-night work trips on tap.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 05:47:18 AM »

I used up my time off fuel in July, but I'll see where it stands in a month (pretty open)
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2018, 01:10:50 PM »

Actually, I voted for the three October dates, because of DST.

Any idea on a lunch site or time yet?
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2018, 01:35:19 PM »

Actually, I voted for the three October dates, because of DST.

I didn't think Indiana observed DST ?
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2018, 02:03:24 PM »

Actually, I voted for the three October dates, because of DST.

I didn't think Indiana observed DST ?

They started observing ~10 years ago. Became too much of an issue with the communities on the Ohio and Kentucky borders.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2018, 04:38:11 PM »

Did anyone check to see if there are any home Purdue football games that would conflict with any of these dates? I would imagine such would cause issues with traffic, lodging and finding a restaurant.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2018, 05:23:11 PM »

Did anyone check to see if there are any home Purdue football games that would conflict with any of these dates? I would imagine such would cause issues with traffic, lodging and finding a restaurant.

None of them do, leading me to think Sam accounted for those.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2018, 01:38:08 AM »

Did anyone check to see if there are any home Purdue football games that would conflict with any of these dates? I would imagine such would cause issues with traffic, lodging and finding a restaurant.

None of them do, leading me to think Sam accounted for those.

You'd be right. Considering I also have multiple September conflicts and a December 1 conflict, I was almost amazed that there were dates left at all.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2018, 06:29:43 AM »

I haven't heard anything about this meet since voting closed last month.  Is this going to be held on the winning date of November 10?  I'm debating attending and would like to start making plans if this is still on.

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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2018, 07:55:44 AM »

If I'm not working by then, I may consider a lengthy roadtrip to attend this.  I have two friends in Lafayette that I wouldn't mind visiting.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2018, 01:23:36 PM »

Not sure how I missed this, but I would probably be able to attend on November 10. I can also act as a guide to the Lafayette area seeing as I've lived here for the last 3.5 years.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN fall 2018
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2018, 03:41:22 PM »

Ah crap, I forgot I probably can't be out of town over the 10th. Don't change it just because of me, but if that ends up being the date I won't be able to attend.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2018, 08:11:27 PM »

Apologies, all. I just spent an unexpected week in the hospital (long story, but it's all behind us now).

But yes, November 10 is officially our date! Look for information about the venue and a more detailed itinerary in early October.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2018, 09:55:24 AM »

Glad to hear you are doing better now Sam!
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2018, 06:20:01 PM »

If you're looking for anything else to add to the itinerary, I'd suggest the one-lane truss on SR 225 over the Wabash. Not too much of a detour from the new IN 25.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2018, 03:32:05 PM »

Is there anything on Sunday the 11th or is this just a Saturday only meet?
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2018, 01:19:17 AM »

Is there anything on Sunday the 11th or is this just a Saturday only meet?
This meet will be a Saturday only meet AFAIK.
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