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Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2
« on: May 23, 2019, 09:00:49 PM »

I am hoping this November to do a roadmeet that will feature former alignment, and former bridges, of local roads between Columbus and my residence. There will have to be some imagination involved, a little bit of hiking, and hopefully the local vegetation will have faded or harvested by this time. Basically the tour will go around Hoover, Alum Creek, and Delaware reservoirs, and maybe the Scioto River if the timing works.

Saturday, November 2 is Ohio State football's bye week, so I'm hoping that I have nothing to compete with that weekend. That said, I will give Doug Kerr, and his Newburyport meet, precedence to the Nov. 2 date if he so chooses, and push my meet back 2 weeks, if not till another time (late fall is a key for my proposal so that everything is harvested, and snow hasn't set in)

With this meet coming after DST expires for the year, the setup will be either 'Tour-Dinner' or 'Brunch-Tour-Dinner,' exact format to be determined later.

So, I hope this all comes together and if it works out, I'll try some of the other neighboring counties, besides C-bus, in the future.
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2(?)
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 12:05:37 AM »

I am hoping this November to do a roadmeet that will feature former alignment, and former bridges, of local roads between Columbus and my residence. There will have to be some imagination involved, a little bit of hiking, and hopefully the local vegetation will have faded or harvested by this time. Basically the tour will go around Hoover, Alum Creek, and Delaware reservoirs, and maybe the Scioto River if the timing works.

Saturday, November 2 is Ohio State football's bye week, so I'm hoping that I have nothing to compete with that weekend. That said, I will give Doug Kerr, and his Newburyport meet, precedence to the Nov. 2 date if he so chooses, and push my meet back 2 weeks, if not till another time (late fall is a key for my proposal so that everything is harvested, and snow hasn't set in)

With this meet coming after DST expires for the year, the setup will be either 'Tour-Dinner' or 'Brunch-Tour-Dinner,' exact format to be determined later.

So, I hope this all comes together and if it works out, I'll try some of the other neighboring counties, besides C-bus, in the future.

Great. Color us interested. Hold it with foliage.

EDIT: Unfortunately we canít easily bring the convertible with us in the mid-late fall, so weíre out.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2019, 11:21:34 PM by kevinb1994 »
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2(?)
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 10:08:28 AM »

This is like the eighth time this thread has popped up as having new posts, and I've clicked it only to find there's no new posts.
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2(?)
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 11:56:24 AM »

This is like the eighth time this thread has popped up as having new posts, and I've clicked it only to find there's no new posts.

I was going to mention not having enough flights between Cbus and Jax, but that edit got censored by the mods, so I backtracked a little to only mention the possibility of taking US 23 to attend the meet, but I soon realized that taking our BMW convertible would not make much sense in the mid-late fall weather, so weíre out.
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2(?)
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 05:53:15 PM »

This is like the eighth time this thread has popped up as having new posts, and I've clicked it only to find there's no new posts.
Maybe someone keeps editing their posts?
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2(?)
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2019, 10:56:27 PM »

This is like the eighth time this thread has popped up as having new posts, and I've clicked it only to find there's no new posts.
Maybe someone keeps editing their posts?

I wondered, but I didn't know the forum treated edits as if they were new posts.
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2(?)
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 11:32:45 PM »

This is like the eighth time this thread has popped up as having new posts, and I've clicked it only to find there's no new posts.
Maybe someone keeps editing their posts?

I wondered, but I didn't know the forum treated edits as if they were new posts.

It does if itís the most recent post in the thread.
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2(?)
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2019, 10:41:02 PM »

I was bummed about missing the Columbus road meet in 2017 I would love for there to be another road meet in Columbus or close by.
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2(?)
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2019, 12:03:58 AM »

I was bummed about missing the Columbus road meet in 2017 I would love for there to be another road meet in Columbus or close by.
C-bus meets are done in 6 year windows (2005-2011-2017), so the next one won't be till 2023.
Thus, I'm trying a tour of suburban relics in its place.
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2019, 12:56:31 PM »

I said I was going to do this, so I should drop all radio silence and commence putting this together.

Saturday, Nov. 2 - 11 AM @ Westerville Grill# (59 S. State St, aka Oh 3, Westerville, Oh)

Itinerary to include:
Abandoned roads of Galena (due to Hoover Reservoir)
Chambers Rd Covered Bridge (last covered bridge in Delaware Co)
The abandoned RR piers of Kilbourne
Abandoned roads around Delaware Reservoir (sticking to the eastside)
Abandoned roads around Alum Creek Reservoir
If time permits, Old Orange Rd bridge over the Olentangy.
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# - may move the meet starting point if attendance/parking becomes a problem

As I stated in my original post for this thread, this is Ohio State football's bye week, so I won't have to worry about restaurants tied up with football traffic. This is also the last weekend for Daylight Savings time, so I shouldn't have to start much earlier.

If you do decide to attend, wear comfortable shoes, because there will be some hiking involved. Hopefully weather will cooperate in that a killing frost will have occurred by then, so foliage won't be an issue for seeing these *landmarks,* but at the same time be warm enough that no one will protest leaving their vehicles.

Being that I will be showing many locations that don't exist anymore, some imagination on the attendees' part will be required.

I hope to see you here.
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2019, 01:08:43 PM »

Put me down as a definite maybe.   I have ancestors from the Westerville area (and my son lives there now).  One time, my mother and I went looking for the old family farm only to discover it was under the Hoover Reservoir.
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2019, 07:57:48 PM »

Link for the online/Google map of the proposed tour.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YHOx0vsyd7K4a2N3dIMVErexxKmF_bjl&usp=sharing
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2019, 10:38:39 PM »

Why is there a thread about an abandoned roadmeet?
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2019, 11:06:17 PM »

Why is there a thread about an abandoned roadmeet?

Hell, I'd be up for one out on the West Coast if anyone ever proposed one.  I could think of some really cool abandoned road hikes like the North Lincoln Highway in Donner Pass, Old Big Oak Flat Road, Old Tioga Pass Road, the Old Colony Mill Road and really a ton more.  Even in places like Florida I've found abandoned roads as hiking trails to be quite plentiful, especially in the Everglades and Florida Keys.   
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2019, 04:46:16 PM »

NE2/SPUI/Dan Moraseski's concerns withstanding...
Itinerary for this roadmeet has been typed up.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vV2vdMFBiQtHeTn4Ns2tA6TN9_na5TtDyOETpkRs9Hw/edit?usp=sharing

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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2019, 01:40:43 AM »

Now that work's giving me free*! overtime every week, I just might splurge. Have a housewarming to seal the deal

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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2019, 10:25:53 PM »

Right now, I have only 2 RSVPs for my tour of the DelCo Hinderlands. Anyone else interested (in attending)?
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2019, 11:43:00 AM »

Now that work's giving me free*! overtime every week, I just might splurge. Have a housewarming to seal the deal
I'm definitely out.

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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2019, 03:02:54 PM »

Why is there a thread about an abandoned roadmeet?
Hell, I'd be up for one out on the West Coast if anyone ever proposed one.

I think you missed the joke...
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2019, 03:09:57 PM »

Why is there a thread about an abandoned roadmeet?
Hell, I'd be up for one out on the West Coast if anyone ever proposed one.

I think you missed the joke...

Actually I didnít, the humor in said post wasnít lost.  That said, I was more surprised that someone was hosting a road meeting about abandoned and former highways somewhere that wasnít the West Coast or one of the major deserts.  Considering this takes place close to area I grew up at I would be interested if I happened to be on a trip visiting family if something like this was held again.
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Re: Abandoned Delaware Co. Ohio Roadmeet, Nov. 2
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2019, 10:48:57 PM »

Wait... a road meet is being abandoned? :spin:
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