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Author Topic: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018  (Read 6544 times)

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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2018, 07:36:08 AM »

I've never been to a meet before but I would be interested in this one.  I have a niece who's at Purdue and my wife and kids have been talking about taking a day to go visit her and the campus.  Could I get dropped off somewhere, ride with someone else, and get picked back up somewhere?
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2018, 08:49:14 AM »

I won't know for sure for a couple weeks, but am interested.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2018, 11:18:35 AM »

I've never been to a meet before but I would be interested in this one.  I have a niece who's at Purdue and my wife and kids have been talking about taking a day to go visit her and the campus.  Could I get dropped off somewhere, ride with someone else, and get picked back up somewhere?

Don't see why not.  If you get dropped at the restaurant, one of us could get you back to your wife and kids.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2018, 11:49:44 AM »

I'm a maybe. It's a long shot at this point, but there's a chance I can still make this work. I won't know for certain until another week or two passes.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2018, 06:24:00 PM »

I've never been to a meet before but I would be interested in this one.  I have a niece who's at Purdue and my wife and kids have been talking about taking a day to go visit her and the campus.  Could I get dropped off somewhere, ride with someone else, and get picked back up somewhere?
Bring the entire family to the meet!!

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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2018, 07:21:14 PM »

I will be at a wedding the night immediately prior (in New York). Unfortunately this logistically precludes my attendance.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2018, 08:03:31 PM »

I just found out Lafayette has a Dog n Suds. That may be dinner Friday night :)
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2018, 11:22:19 PM »

Hey, this thread got popular today!

Facebook event is now up.

I'll be making one final visit to Lafayette on the 27th or 28th to check on the progress of the Sagamore Parkway bridge and see if the eastern leg of Sagamore Parkway has anything worth checking out. After that, we'll have an itinerary and a venue.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2018, 11:23:16 PM »

Now, some answers:

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.

It's a possibility, especially since we'll pass very close to it on old SR 25. However, there's a lot of ground to cover (the Lafayette/West Lafayette half could almost be a full meet on its own) and sunset will be around 5:30, so I will have to leave out some material in the interest of time.

Is there anything on Sunday the 11th or is this just a Saturday only meet?

This is a Saturday only meet. I know there are folks staying in the Lafayette area on Saturday night, so we could arrange a post-meet dinner if there's interest. I'm not sure of my Saturday night plans because I have a family obligation in Michigan on Sunday but don't know what time it is yet.

I've never been to a meet before but I would be interested in this one.  I have a niece who's at Purdue and my wife and kids have been talking about taking a day to go visit her and the campus.  Could I get dropped off somewhere, ride with someone else, and get picked back up somewhere?

Yes. To elaborate on Brandon's response, the roadmeet will start with a group lunch at a local restaurant. Then we all tend to carpool for the duration of the tour. We'll drive around the Lafayette area and then head out to Logansport and back, making periodic stops at the bigger points of interest. The meet ends where it began since that's where the non-drivers are parked.

I just found out Lafayette has a Dog n Suds. That may be dinner Friday night :)

There are two! I ate at the West Lafayette location earlier this year and it was excellent.  :nod:
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2018, 10:22:34 PM »

Now, some answers:

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Is there anything on Sunday the 11th or is this just a Saturday only meet?

This is a Saturday only meet. I know there are folks staying in the Lafayette area on Saturday night, so we could arrange a post-meet dinner if there's interest. I'm not sure of my Saturday night plans because I have a family obligation in Michigan on Sunday but don't know what time it is yet.
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I just found out Lafayette has a Dog n Suds. That may be dinner Friday night :)

There are two! I ate at the West Lafayette location earlier this year and it was excellent.  :nod:
nice - more local spots

Hotel booked and time off booked.  I'll being doing the serious scenic route and when finished, another state's Interstates will be completed.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2018, 10:27:17 PM »

I'll likely just straight shot it out there, but may take the scenic route home if I can find some old bridges close to my route. I'm officially still on the fence, but leaning towards attending. I have some stuff at home I need to tend to before I can commit.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2018, 10:58:13 PM »

I don't have facebook but am planning on attending.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2018, 01:36:30 PM »

I am officially out of this, sadly. Project deadlines and other work requirements come first. Hopefully, I'll see some of the attendees in the relatively near future.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2018, 03:32:30 PM »

Iíve already mentioned on the Facebook event for this road meet that I am also probably not going to be able to attend this one. Jaguars will be in Indy that weekend coincidentally lol
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2018, 08:25:15 PM »

I'm in.

Gotta get left-side tires due to a bead leak, but I'll be doing the very scenic route.  How scenic? Let's just say that the only I-70 left that I need when done will be east of I-68.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2018, 09:16:57 PM »

I'm in.

Gotta get left-side tires due to a bead leak, but I'll be doing the very scenic route.  How scenic? Let's just say that the only I-70 left that I need when done will be east of I-68.

You're going to Breezewood!!!
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2018, 11:08:06 PM »

I'm in.

Gotta get left-side tires due to a bead leak, but I'll be doing the very scenic route.  How scenic? Let's just say that the only I-70 left that I need when done will be east of I-68.

You're going to Breezewood!!!
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2018, 07:54:09 AM »

I'm in.

Gotta get left-side tires due to a bead leak, but I'll be doing the very scenic route.  How scenic? Let's just say that the only I-70 left that I need when done will be east of I-68.

You're going to Breezewood!!!
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2018, 01:20:25 PM »

I'm in.

Gotta get left-side tires due to a bead leak, but I'll be doing the very scenic route.  How scenic? Let's just say that the only I-70 left that I need when done will be east of I-68.

You're going to Breezewood!!!
Been there.

So have I. I stopped long enough for some photos, then moved on.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2018, 09:23:50 PM »

I've updated the original post with the specific location and time, as well as a more detailed list of our points of interest. We're meeting at local chain restaurant Grindstone Charley's at 3443 South St at 11:00 Saturday. It's okay if you can't be there at 11 sharp, just as long as you're there when we depart on our tour by 12:30. Please RSVP here or on Facebook if you haven't already.

I'll have a full itinerary posted on Facebook hopefully tomorrow night. It's not required reading before the meet, nor do you need to print your own copy (I'll provide enough for everyone).

Several of you have asked about a post-meet dinner. It turns out that I will be staying in Lafayette on Saturday night, so it can certainly be arranged. Nine Irish Brothers was my runner-up for the meet venue. We can eat there or pick out something else.

Unfortunately, Dog n Suds is closed for the season. If you're looking for locally brewed root beer, perhaps Triple XXX will intrigue you?
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2018, 08:00:35 AM »

Hope everyone has fun, I will be there in spirit, also on my drive back from Pittsburgh I plan on swinging through the Hoosier state to check out the I-69 construction progress on my way home.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2018, 10:21:24 AM »

I'm out, unfortunately.
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2018, 05:21:17 PM »

For those who attended this meet, the under-construction Sagamore Parkway bridge we saw from below was opened about a week afterwards (November 19th).
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Re: Hoosier Heartland - Lafayette, IN - November 10, 2018
« Reply #48 on: December 11, 2018, 07:09:34 PM »

For those who attended this meet, the under-construction Sagamore Parkway bridge we saw from below was opened about a week afterwards (November 19th).

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