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Title: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on May 06, 2021, 07:30:04 PM
Dan Garnell asked to postpone Toledo till next year.
So instead of next year, I'll host a Cleveland roadmeet this summer.
It will be heavy on bridges, with only a couple of road projects going on this year.
Date: Some time in July or August. (I'll nail it down after I return from Cleveland (for my day job) next week)
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on May 06, 2021, 09:39:06 PM
I'll probably try to incorporate as much as this proposed path (I don't think it came to fruition) as possible;
https://themonumentous.com/cleveland-bridge-loop/
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland
Post by: A.J. Bertin on May 07, 2021, 06:20:21 AM
Dan Garnell asked to postpone Toledo till next year.
So instead of next year, I'll host a Cleveland roadmeet this summer.
It will be heavy on bridges, with only a couple of road projects going on this year.
Date: Some time in July or August. (I'll nail it down after I return from Cleveland (for my day job) next week)

I'm of course very interested in attending a Cleveland meet.  I hope I can make it, but if it's in the second half of July, I won't be able to.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland
Post by: jpi on May 07, 2021, 03:24:28 PM
Dan Garnell asked to postpone Toledo till next year.
So instead of next year, I'll host a Cleveland roadmeet this summer.
It will be heavy on bridges, with only a couple of road projects going on this year.
Date: Some time in July or August. (I'll nail it down after I return from Cleveland (for my day job) next week)

I'm of course very interested in attending a Cleveland meet.  I hope I can make it, but if it's in the second half of July, I won't be able to.
same here, if it's second half of July I am out, heading out to Albuquerque for the annual matchbox convention held around that time
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland
Post by: Bitmapped on May 07, 2021, 05:52:03 PM
I'd be interested in a Cleveland meet as long as there's not a COVID flare-up. Not sure if I'd do the lunch/dinner part, though, as I've continued to avoid restaurants.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on May 08, 2021, 02:00:33 AM
July 3 & 10 have early evening Indians home games (6 PM start times)
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland
Post by: A.J. Bertin on May 08, 2021, 07:44:12 AM
July 3 & 10 have early evening Indians home games (6 PM start times)

Does that make you more, or less, likely to host the meet on one of those dates?
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on May 08, 2021, 11:44:33 AM
July 3 & 10 have early evening Indians home games (6 PM start times)

Does that make you more, or less, likely to host the meet on one of those dates?
Depends on where I can hold lunch at. If I go with Edgewater Park/Whiskey Island (near downtown), I'll be very cognizant for parking for everyone. I think I found a site out east, at Euclid Beach, that would cancel any concerns I have about co-existing with downtown baseball traffic.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on May 11, 2021, 04:08:09 PM
Given I hosted the last Cleveland meet 8 years ago, I am not opposed to driving down. We'll see.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland
Post by: Laura on May 12, 2021, 04:21:34 PM
Dan Murphy just announced his Wilmington, DE meet for July 17th, and the Extra Miler Club's annual meeting in Covington, KY (Cincinnati Metro) is August 7th, so if you could ideally pick another day that would be great. That said, given the choice between Cleveland and Cincy I will choose Cleveland due to distance.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland
Post by: hbelkins on May 12, 2021, 07:00:29 PM
Dan Murphy just announced his Wilmington, DE meet for July 17th, and the Extra Miler Club's annual meeting in Covington, KY (Cincinnati Metro) is August 7th, so if you could ideally pick another day that would be great. That said, given the choice between Cleveland and Cincy I will choose Cleveland due to distance.

EMC is in northern Kentucky? It might be worth the drive up for a day.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland
Post by: bandit957 on May 17, 2021, 12:19:27 PM
It's possible I can make it, but only if poo, and poo isn't very likely for a while.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland
Post by: Alps on May 17, 2021, 07:09:05 PM
It's possible I can make it, but only if poo, and poo isn't very likely for a while.
try dulcolax
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on May 18, 2021, 10:46:57 AM
I will be going with Saturday, August 28 for the Cleveland tour.
11 AM at Wildwood Metro Park. Bring your own lunch*
Tour will include....
MLK/Liberty Blvd through Rockefeller Park/Doan Brook (Several stone bridges)
Opportunity Corridor (future Oh 10), really the only road construction project we'll observed.
Abandoned Sideway Ave Supension Bridge (Seicer has a good history of this project on his website)
As many of the downtown Cleveland bridges as I can.
Shoreway West (Attempted "Road Diet" here)

(If I don't run out of time...)
Rocky River 
Valley Pkwy bridges, including...
Hilliard Blvd
Lorain Rd (Oh 10)
Brookpark Rd (Oh 17)
Berea Falls
----
Oh 82 over the Cuyahoga
I-271-480 dualization (ODOT sort-of uncoupled the two)

By this point, masks will be optional. If there is a demand (or meteorological necessity) to have an indoor gathering spot (for lunch or dinner), Beachland Ballroom will be my first option.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: A.J. Bertin on May 18, 2021, 09:03:07 PM
I will be going with Saturday, August 28 for the Cleveland tour.

Sweet!  At this point, I am planning to be there.

By this point, masks will be optional. If there is a demand (or meteorological necessity) to have an indoor gathering spot (for lunch or dinner), Beachland Ballroom will be my first option.

I would personally enjoy an indoor gathering spot for lunch (not sure I'll join for dinner but maybe), but I would defer to you as the host on whatever you want to do for that (and considering what everyone else is or isn't comfortable with).
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on May 19, 2021, 03:48:13 PM
In the middle of August, indoors would be better.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on May 19, 2021, 10:53:46 PM
In the middle of August, indoors would be better.
If we were in non-covid times, this would be a no-brainer. Otherwise, I stand by what I wrote originally...
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If there is a demand (or meteorological necessity) to have an indoor gathering spot (for lunch or dinner), Beachland Ballroom will be my first option.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: Alps on May 19, 2021, 11:22:22 PM
In the middle of August, indoors would be better.
If we were in non-covid times, this would be a no-brainer. Otherwise, I stand by what I wrote originally...
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If there is a demand (or meteorological necessity) to have an indoor gathering spot (for lunch or dinner), Beachland Ballroom will be my first option.
By mid August we should be well emergent. The food looks fine there.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: codyg1985 on May 25, 2021, 07:10:40 AM
Count me as interested.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: A.J. Bertin on May 27, 2021, 09:51:58 PM
My time off from work has been approved for the Friday before this meet, which means I'll drive to Cleveland that day.  My hotel room is booked for Friday night and Saturday night.  I'm looking forward to this!
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: kevinb1994 on May 28, 2021, 04:06:38 AM
Looking like Iíll have to pass on this meet. Maybe someday Iíll get to attend a meet in the Buckeye State.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: dgolub on May 29, 2021, 09:11:26 AM
I'd be interested, as long as things are good coronavirus-wise.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: JREwing78 on June 06, 2021, 12:35:38 AM
This thread is missing a certain salesmanship:

Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video: 2nd Attempt

There's tons of covered bridges to scope out just a little east in Ashtabula County. Good excuse to make it a weekend trip.
https://visitashtabulacounty.com/things-to-do/covered-bridges/
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: Laura on June 07, 2021, 11:33:13 AM
The three of us are planning on attending!
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: US71 on June 07, 2021, 05:52:34 PM
Interested, but iffy.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on June 08, 2021, 12:20:15 AM
Will consider. I can probably work an I-94 clinch into the extracurriculars, which has been nagging a bit lately as I'm only missing through metro Detroit from Ypsilanti to 26 Mile Road.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on June 11, 2021, 12:04:38 AM
Will consider. I can probably work an I-94 clinch into the extracurriculars, which has been nagging a bit lately as I'm only missing through metro Detroit from Ypsilanti to 26 Mile Road.

I forgot I already made plans with another roadgeek on 8/27, so I'm out.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: Highway63 on June 19, 2021, 11:35:57 PM
I have a vacation to Philadelphia, with pre-existing plans to take a big loop through eastern Ohio, with this Saturday in the middle. If I reverse my driving plan, there's a chance I can make this work for me, although I might be there closer to noon.

My potential attendance will depend on good weather and me booking it across the Keystone State (via State College and possible Steubenville). I cannot give firmer notice beyond that right now.

Is there any chance the new (2016) I-90 bridge is on the plan? If it is and I skipped over it, my apologies.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on June 20, 2021, 08:58:24 PM
Is there any chance the new (2016) I-90 bridge is on the plan? If it is and I skipped over it, my apologies.

Sort of. Tentative plans have our route going under the new bridge.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: SSOWorld on June 27, 2021, 03:35:07 PM
I'm out.  I had grand plans in place to do this and net significant Ohio Interstate mileage (I have 71, 75, 77 and the C-Bus, Dayton, outer Cleveland and Youngstown's 680 left).  I have obligations that interfere with the possible drive but will be getting part of it earlier in the month.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: codyg1985 on June 27, 2021, 08:09:30 PM
I am also out. Wife has to work once again and Iím not brave enough to take two toddlers solo with me on such a trip.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on July 08, 2021, 11:39:16 PM
I had forgotten about this location (saw photos of it back in February).
This will be on the tour...
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/hillandale-bridge
(https://assets.atlasobscura.com/media/W1siZiIsInVwbG9hZHMvcGxhY2VfaW1hZ2VzL2U0ZmZjNDJjLWQ5NDgtNDRhNS04Mzg2LWQyN2M3MzQ1OTIzMWE2NjViZTY5MTMwNGYzOTA2NV9QMTA3MDA4My5KUEciXSxbInAiLCJ0aHVtYiIsIjEyMDB4PiJdLFsicCIsImNvbnZlcnQiLCItcXVhbGl0eSA4MSAtYXV0by1vcmllbnQiXV0/P1070083.JPG)
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: SSOWorld on July 09, 2021, 01:18:27 PM
I'm out.  I had grand plans in place to do this and net significant Ohio Interstate mileage (I have 71, 75, 77 and the C-Bus, Dayton, outer Cleveland and Youngstown's 680 left).  I have obligations that interfere with the possible drive but will be getting part of it earlier in the month.
Seems those plans were about to be changed on me, so I changed them ahead of time.  Not out now, but constructing a budget.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: Alps on July 09, 2021, 05:36:14 PM
I'm out.  I had grand plans in place to do this and net significant Ohio Interstate mileage (I have 71, 75, 77 and the C-Bus, Dayton, outer Cleveland and Youngstown's 680 left).  I have obligations that interfere with the possible drive but will be getting part of it earlier in the month.
Seems those plans were about to be changed on me, so I changed them ahead of time.  Not out now, but constructing a budget.
make sure you budget for fun, adventure, and friendship :|
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: jpi on July 11, 2021, 05:56:19 PM
And I am out, got a toy show that weekend in Cartersville, GA, I usually don't get to many road meets during years where Steph and I road trip cross country, 2021 exception.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: dvferyance on July 17, 2021, 04:24:30 PM
I am in. I want to visit Cuyahoga National Park so why not go the weekend of the road meet. I will probably not be able to go on the driving tour though.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: froggie on July 19, 2021, 10:06:10 AM
Will consider. I can probably work an I-94 clinch into the extracurriculars, which has been nagging a bit lately as I'm only missing through metro Detroit from Ypsilanti to 26 Mile Road.

I forgot I already made plans with another roadgeek on 8/27, so I'm out.

Curious who, since I'll be in the Twin Cities that week...

Which, I should add since I was on the FB invite, I am out for this meet as well as I have family obligations in Minnesota on the 28th.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: US71 on July 19, 2021, 01:45:22 PM
I am likely out. I have some big bills demanding my attention.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on July 21, 2021, 12:45:37 AM
Will consider. I can probably work an I-94 clinch into the extracurriculars, which has been nagging a bit lately as I'm only missing through metro Detroit from Ypsilanti to 26 Mile Road.

I forgot I already made plans with another roadgeek on 8/27, so I'm out.

Curious who, since I'll be in the Twin Cities that week...

Which, I should add since I was on the FB invite, I am out for this meet as well as I have family obligations in Minnesota on the 28th.


Chris Lokken, aka "catofdar". Not particularly active here but very active on Facebook and you probably know him if you're there. He's following his beloved Brewers up for their annual series at Target Field.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: hbelkins on July 21, 2021, 10:16:24 AM
Will consider. I can probably work an I-94 clinch into the extracurriculars, which has been nagging a bit lately as I'm only missing through metro Detroit from Ypsilanti to 26 Mile Road.

I forgot I already made plans with another roadgeek on 8/27, so I'm out.

Curious who, since I'll be in the Twin Cities that week...

Which, I should add since I was on the FB invite, I am out for this meet as well as I have family obligations in Minnesota on the 28th.


Chris Lokken, aka "catofdar". Not particularly active here but very active on Facebook and you probably know him if you're there. He's following his beloved Brewers up for their annual series at Target Field.

"meow"

If you've ever head meowing at a roadgeek meet and didn't see a cat anywhere, it was probably him!
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: Alps on July 22, 2021, 12:42:39 AM
Will consider. I can probably work an I-94 clinch into the extracurriculars, which has been nagging a bit lately as I'm only missing through metro Detroit from Ypsilanti to 26 Mile Road.

I forgot I already made plans with another roadgeek on 8/27, so I'm out.

Curious who, since I'll be in the Twin Cities that week...

Which, I should add since I was on the FB invite, I am out for this meet as well as I have family obligations in Minnesota on the 28th.


Chris Lokken, aka "catofdar". Not particularly active here but very active on Facebook and you probably know him if you're there. He's following his beloved Brewers up for their annual series at Target Field.
He'll want to join us.
Title: Re: 2021 Ohio Roadmeet - Cleveland (AUGUST 28TH)
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on July 24, 2021, 12:35:42 AM
Will consider. I can probably work an I-94 clinch into the extracurriculars, which has been nagging a bit lately as I'm only missing through metro Detroit from Ypsilanti to 26 Mile Road.

I forgot I already made plans with another roadgeek on 8/27, so I'm out.

Curious who, since I'll be in the Twin Cities that week...

Which, I should add since I was on the FB invite, I am out for this meet as well as I have family obligations in Minnesota on the 28th.


Chris Lokken, aka "catofdar". Not particularly active here but very active on Facebook and you probably know him if you're there. He's following his beloved Brewers up for their annual series at Target Field.
He'll want to join us.

Um....He never got an invitation (or picked one up)