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Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« on: April 29, 2017, 09:00:12 PM »

While I think it's a bit early to make a formal meet announcement, I wanted to write a post for the Ashtabula County, Ohio road meet. I'm aiming to have the meet over Veterans Day weekend, so a good end of the year meet. It also helps that the Buffalo Bills have a home game the next day and it's roughly a couple of hours up I-90.

Since Ashtabula is the gateway to Ohio for those of us in Upstate New York, the area has intrigued me and I thought that it would be a good place for a road meet based on what I've seen from my own travels in the county. Ashtabula County is known for covered bridges, but in no way will this meet be limited to just covered bridges (but do expect a bridge heavy tour).

I plan on making a trip over the summer to scout out potential stops and a restaurant to dine at. More specific details will be provided over the summer.

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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 10:50:32 PM »

Huh.  Not sure what is in that area construction-wise.
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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 11:29:08 PM »

There was construction at the I-90/OH 11 intersection, but I believe that's finished now.

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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 12:11:06 AM »

I don't really care about it, but I get the feeling I'll be forced to go.
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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 07:37:56 PM »

You might look at the bascule lift bridge on SR 531 in Ashtabula while you're in the area.

I've seen all of the Ashtabula County covered bridges before, so there's no draw for me from that perspective but I might come if I don't have any other plans that weekend.
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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 08:18:11 PM »

You might look at the bascule lift bridge on SR 531 in Ashtabula while you're in the area.

I've seen all of the Ashtabula County covered bridges before, so there's no draw for me from that perspective but I might come if I don't have any other plans that weekend.

The bascule lift bridge is on the list of things I may include in the tour. The Harpersfield Covered Bridge, Smolen-Gulf and the old concrete arch bridge off OH 7 in Conneaut are among the other stops that I have in mind.

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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 08:38:52 PM »

I'm definitely interested in attending this one. I look forward to hearing more details!
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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 02:44:06 PM »

Very likely at this time. My attendance depends on workload and preparations for my qualifier. It'll be a lot easier if I can get out of my afternoon class that Friday, but I could still make it regardless.
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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 08:12:51 PM »

If this falls on the weekend of my Dayton, OH show I may consider it since it is a few hours away.
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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2017, 08:37:01 PM »

My plan is to go, but my track record for actually making it to meet #2 in any given year is pretty abysmal, so we'll see what randomass thing happens between now and November to make me not able to attend.

Since it is over a three day weekend, though, I'd say it's pretty darn likely.

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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2017, 12:44:49 AM »

This one (along with Columbus) is on my radar. Unfortunately it's not a long weekend for me, but it's only a 4 hour drive to Ashtabula (not too bad).
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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2017, 09:02:08 AM »

Definitely interested, as long as I can make the logistics work.
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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2017, 04:50:26 PM »

Of course, off of OH 534 in Geneva, just south of US 20 is one of the shortest covered bridges I have ever seen - at 18 feet.

link: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7992262,-80.947455,3a,15.7y,262.01h,88.44t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWVzLIvn0Aa63UXuZILKQ0w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2017, 07:45:14 PM »

Of course, off of OH 534 in Geneva, just south of US 20 is one of the shortest covered bridges I have ever seen - at 18 feet.

link: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7992262,-80.947455,3a,15.7y,262.01h,88.44t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWVzLIvn0Aa63UXuZILKQ0w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I'll be driving through there tomorrow. That's supposedly the shortest in the country that isn't a dedicated footbridge.
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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2017, 02:59:09 AM »

I'll have an answer in the coming months.
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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2017, 12:34:25 PM »

I expect that I'll be there.
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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2017, 04:47:06 PM »

Doug, any further word on the Ashtabula road meet?
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Re: Ashtabula County, Ohio Road Meet
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2017, 07:55:41 PM »

I'm going to pass on hosting the meet for the time being. Too many other things going on for me right now to really have put in energy in planning out the meet,

 


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