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What dates would work best for you? (2016)

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Author Topic: 2016 Duluth/Superior and MN 61 Meets  (Read 4180 times)

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2016 Duluth/Superior and MN 61 Meets
« on: December 26, 2014, 07:23:18 PM »

I know this is way, way out there and probably still more than 1 1/2 years away at this point but since a number of you have expressed interest I want to put some feelers out there for very basic groundwork (and because I'm pretty damn excited about this): namely, what time of year might work best for you. My preference is to have a meet in late summer or early fall between late July/early August and the first weekend of October. The weather is the best during this time and as we get late into September the fall colors will bloom into some spectacular scenery. This is simply my strong preference though depending on what works best for people.

I'd like to avoid having a meet over Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3-5, 2016) so people can have that time with family/friends.

I just want to stress once again that at this time this is all discussion of preferences and ideas, and not any actual concrete dates yet to worry about marking down. :)
« Last Edit: March 13, 2015, 03:50:42 AM by TheHighwayMan394 »
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Re: 2016 Duluth Meet
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2014, 10:35:26 PM »

August 6th would work best for me.

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Re: 2016 Duluth Meet
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2014, 09:42:20 AM »

YAY!!!! I hope I can attend. At this point, it's too early for me to give any specific preferences of times of the year. However, I think you're right about avoiding Labor Day weekend. Summer or early fall tend to be good times for road meets. For me, though, I can already tell you that October 2016 will not be a good month. June, July, August, or September 2016 should be fine for me at this point.
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Re: 2016 Duluth Meet
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 08:51:35 AM »

While I haven't fully mapped out the Saturday yet obviously, I'm going to mention now that if people are interested I am planning on devoting Sunday to thoroughly exploring MN 61 for anyone interested. It's obviously totally optional, but if you can find the means to stay through Sunday I hope we can take that adventure.  :nod:
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Re: 2016 Duluth Meet
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2015, 08:15:53 AM »

I would really love to come to that meet. I've never been to Minnesota before. I don't know this far out which part of the year works best for me, but I will keep you updated.
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Re: 2016 Duluth Meet
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2015, 03:37:44 PM »

I would be interested in this too, just have to wait and see what 2016 holds but I will keep this on the back burner.
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Re: 2016 Duluth Meet
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2015, 09:26:02 PM »

I love Minnesota and have not visited Minnesota since 2009, so this seems like a great opportunity to fix that.

Unlike some of the other people here, I have no idea where I'll be living, working, or going to school in 2016 yet.
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Re: 2016 Duluth Meet
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 12:10:26 AM »

Duluth is a really neat town, and I'm happy to have an excuse to go back for a visit.

My preference would be for early-mid August, as that's when temperatures are most likely to be suitable for outdoor exploring, but late enough that black flies shouldn't be an issue. Get too deep into color-tour season, and you start risking an early snowstorm.
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Re: 2016 Duluth Meet
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2015, 07:45:45 AM »

I would make a strong effort to attend.  The part that includes MN-61 would be a big draw.
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Re: 2016 Duluth/Superior and MN 61 Meets
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2015, 03:34:59 AM »

Just so folks know (even as far out as we are)...I think it makes more sense to do MN 61 on Saturday, and Duluth/Superior in-town on Sunday due to the nature of MN 61 where it would be hard on people planning to leave the area Sunday. That way Sunday can not only be a bit more relaxed but people who plan to depart Sunday for their next destinations can have a much easier time doing so. Doing 61 on Saturday may also give some more people a chance to attend that day's events than if we did 61 on Sunday.
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Re: 2016 Duluth/Superior and MN 61 Meets
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2015, 11:35:40 AM »

I slipped in a selection date poll. Vote at your own leisure, and I put in the option to change your vote if something else comes up.

I'll probably keep it open until near the end of the calendar year.

My personal preference is August 6 and 7.
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Re: 2016 Duluth/Superior and MN 61 Meets
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2015, 11:40:45 PM »

I slipped in a selection date poll. Vote at your own leisure, and I put in the option to change your vote if something else comes up.

Thanks, Patrick! I probably won't vote on this right now because it's way too early for me to know for sure what my preference is. However, right now I'm thinking my preference would be July rather than August. However, if this meet happens in early August, I'll probably be able to make it.

This meet is absolutely one I want to attend next year. Just about at the top of my priority list.
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