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What 2017 date would you prefer for a road meet in the Portsmouth, OH area?

Don't vote for July 15. It's officially off the table.
- 2 (15.4%)
Don't vote for July 22 either. It's officially off the table as well.
- 0 (0%)
Sometime in September
- 7 (53.8%)
Later in the year than September
- 4 (30.8%)

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Author Topic: Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year  (Read 663 times)

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Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year
« on: June 09, 2017, 11:20:46 AM »

I'm seriously considering a small meet to look at construction of the Portsmouth, Ohio bypass. I intend to go up that way tomorrow (Saturday, June 10) to check out the new Ironton-Russell Bridge and then head north to see various vantage points for the bypass construction. (ODOT sent out a very helpful email identifying work locations that I can use to scout out possible stops.)

Tentative plans are to eat at Fat Patty's in Ashland (where we had lunch at my 2013 Tri-State meet) and then head north on US 23 to see the new bridge (which was under construction in 2013) and then go up US 52 to the Wheelersburg-Portsmouth area, then find three or four stops to view construction. Return route would be via US 23 across the new U.S. Grant Bridge and back to Ashland.

I put up two possible dates in July for this meet, and also options for holding this meet later this fall. (I know of no meets scheduled after the Aug. 5 Minnesota meet). I also am seriously considering a western Kentucky meet to see I-69 conversion construction and the new US 68/KY 80 bridges over Kentucky Lake (completed) and Lake Barkley (under construction). That meet would definitely have to be in the fall because scouting it would eat up two days of my time. Portsmouth, by contrast, is only about 2 1/2 hours from me so it's easy to check out.

There's no closing date on the poll, but anyone who's interested in a July meet needs to vote soon so I can make plans.
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Re: Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 01:49:56 PM »

I will consider this as a possibility. My summer is looking quite busy, so I voted for September as the time frame on this. There is talk of a Columbus OH meet in October, and  then there's the Ashtabula OH meet Doug Kerr is tentatively planning for November. Looks like we could have one road meet in Ohio each month for three consecutive months!
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Re: Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 03:02:51 PM »

I will consider this as a possibility. My summer is looking quite busy, so I voted for September as the time frame on this. There is talk of a Columbus OH meet in October, and  then there's the Ashtabula OH meet Doug Kerr is tentatively planning for November. Looks like we could have one road meet in Ohio each month for three consecutive months!

I'd forgotten about the Ashtabula meet, even though I saw Doug's scouting pictures on Facebook. I must have missed the discussion about a Columbus meet, or maybe I just forgot about it.
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Re: Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2017, 04:58:19 PM »

I voted for September, if it is early or mid Sept. I have a better chance then the later part of the month.
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Re: Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 06:25:31 PM »

I likewise cannot do either of the July dates. Would have to be September or later for me to have a shot at coming.

But this is not something I'm actively aiming to make it to, so don't plan around me. I do want to make it to one of the Ohio meets this fall, but doubt I will go to more than one.

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Re: Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 06:53:12 PM »

There's already the meet in the Adirondacks in July, and things are busy at work for me that month, so I don't know that it would work all that well to do two meets.  September could work as long as it doesn't conflict with Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur.
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Re: Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2017, 10:33:33 AM »

Labor Day weekend for me is out because I'll be returning from a long road trip out west with my husband at that time. I wouldn't be too keen on going on another road trip the following weekend, so my preference would be either September 16, 23, or 30. However, I have to decide which Ohio meets to attend this fall. It's unlikely that I will attend all three, and I've already kinda decided that one of those three will be Ashtabula. If both Portsmouth and Columbus happen, I'll have to pick one of those two.
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Re: Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2017, 10:43:40 AM »

I will consider this as a possibility. My summer is looking quite busy, so I voted for September as the time frame on this. There is talk of a Columbus OH meet in October, and  then there's the Ashtabula OH meet Doug Kerr is tentatively planning for November. Looks like we could have one road meet in Ohio each month for three consecutive months!

I'd forgotten about the Ashtabula meet, even though I saw Doug's scouting pictures on Facebook. I must have missed the discussion about a Columbus meet, or maybe I just forgot about it.

H.B, you have the last post in the Columbus Road Meet thread.
http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=19902.0
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Re: Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 06:06:59 PM »

Possible.  I'm planning on attending the Ashtabula meet (and NYC if it happens), and had originally planned on one more meet with overnights this year, but the fact that I will be driving to Florida next year (and hope to go all the way to Key West while I'm there) is causing me to rethink that, since I could use the savings for the Florida trip (which will be the longest I've ever taken), and if I have money left over, I hope to attend the CSVT meet that will be happening next year.  I personally think this one seems more interesting to me than Columbus.
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Re: Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2017, 08:09:38 PM »

If it's in late August or September, a definite possibility for me. It's an area I haven't been to in well over 10 years.
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Re: Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2017, 10:18:56 PM »

Went up to the Portsmouth area today to scope some things out. Based on what I saw, I believe I can get a small meet out of the bypass project with a handful of stops. It appears that the entire corridor is under construction now. It's just a shame that it's not going to extend all the way to US 52 east of town to provide a full bypass.

Upon further review, July 15 is off the table. I will want to go up the weekend before to see if any of the closed roads are opened back up (and vice-versa, if any of the roads that would be on the tour have been closed) and I will either be at the Adirondacks meet (looking less likely) on the 8th or possibly on another short trip.

So July 22 is the only option for the summer. I've got quite a bit going on in August so that won't be a good time for me to try to work a meet in, so if I don't pull the trigger for July 22, we're looking at late September or October. I'll watch the poll and see when some of the other proposed meets get dates attached to them, and go from there.


H.B, you have the last post in the Columbus Road Meet thread.
http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=19902.0


So I do. Like I said, I'm getting forgetful. I'd even forgotten there was a thread about it.
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Re: Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2017, 10:42:39 PM »

This will not be happening on July 22. I'm going to put it off until later this fall or possibly next spring, as the project will still be ongoing.

What is most likely to happen this fall is a western Kentucky meet to focus on the Purchase Parkway's conversion to I-69 and the bridges carrying US 68/KY 80 over Kentucky Lake (completed) and Lake Barkley (under construction).

Plans are for me to go scout the area this weekend and finalize the route, and try the restaurant I have in mind for lunch and see if it will be suitable. Expect a poll for a date sometime next week.
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Re: Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2017, 11:27:46 AM »

I'd probably come to this if it is next year.  My parents' 40th anniversary is in April so I do plan to go see them that weekend, but I cannot think of any other big roadtrip plans for next year other than another one to the Adriondacks again in June.
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Re: Potential Portsmouth, OH road meet this year
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2017, 12:52:49 PM »

This one is indefinitely postponed. I've decided to go with a western Kentucky meet (see poll and post elsewhere) and either do this as a mini-meet later in the year, or next spring. This project isn't going to be finished anytime soon.
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