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Here are the dates (all Saturdays) I have in mind for this meet-

April 6
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April 13
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Voting closed: February 08, 2019, 12:10:47 PM


Author Topic: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019  (Read 6255 times)

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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #100 on: February 26, 2019, 10:02:34 AM »

Just a small update, Steph and I will be in the Memphis area this weekend for a toy show on Saturday and will be doing scouting both after the show and Sunday, I should have a good solid itinerary to post after this weekend
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #101 on: March 04, 2019, 05:14:03 PM »

Over the weekend Steph and I were in the Memphis area and did a preliminary dry run of the tour route. After we have lunch in Bartlett we will take I-40 west through the 240 stack interchange which wrapped up construction last year, follow 40 west to TN 14 Austin Peay hwy and take 14 north to TN 204 north to TN 385, take TN 385 west to the stub end at US 51, there is enough room on either side we can pull off and check it out and traffic is usually very light in this area (this is actually a very rural area of Shelby County) from here we will then follow the full length of TN 385 which turns into I-269 and take this to I-69 and follow I-69 south to US 61 near Tunica, then follow US 61 north to I-55 then take I-55 to the Crump interchange but go straight to the waterfront where we will get awesome views of the river the bridges, I am considering this area for a group photo with the I-40 Mississippi River bridge in the background. Again I am open to any and all suggestions if anyone wants to see anything else along the way, overall the tour should not be much longer then 4 hours and we should have plenty of day light for this too.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #102 on: March 04, 2019, 05:47:44 PM »

Is anyone interested in a very early morning side trip to the Kentucky enclave? Itís 2h15m away from Memphis.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #103 on: March 05, 2019, 12:06:05 AM »

Is anyone interested in a very early morning side trip to the Kentucky enclave? Itís 2h15m away from Memphis.
Yes, but I won't be at the meet.

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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #104 on: March 05, 2019, 07:03:02 AM »

Is anyone interested in a very early morning side trip to the Kentucky enclave? It’s 2h15m away from Memphis.
Yes, but I won't be at the meet.
That makes two of us.  I'd definitely like to check out the Kentucky enclave, but I'll be in northern NJ.  When this meet was first proposed I was very interested and planned on going.  Unfortunately, personal finances dictate otherwise.

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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #105 on: March 05, 2019, 08:30:00 AM »

Is anyone interested in a very early morning side trip to the Kentucky enclave? Itís 2h15m away from Memphis.
Keep in mind we will be meeting at 11am, probably McAlisters for lunch, I have not finalized it yet but stay tuned ;-)
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #106 on: March 05, 2019, 09:32:14 AM »

If you have time, you could still check out the Big River Crossing (the pedestrian/bike path that resurrected one of the old roadways on the Harahan Bridge).

The east end is spitting difference from the I-55/Riverside/Crump cloverleaf, but the west end - if the river isn't in flood - lets you inspect the old ramps leading up to the Harahan roadways.

East end: https://goo.gl/maps/sRkL37oKLcy
West end: https://goo.gl/maps/YJZ1YF1rrFp

(GSV views mostly not current)

The west end will give you a few options for a photo-op if a skyline or riverscape is not a requirement.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #107 on: March 05, 2019, 12:12:09 PM »

Is anyone interested in a very early morning side trip to the Kentucky enclave? Itís 2h15m away from Memphis.

Wonder how much of it will be under water? I'm expecting water levels on the Big Muddy will still be pretty high.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #108 on: March 05, 2019, 04:57:51 PM »

Is anyone interested in a very early morning side trip to the Kentucky enclave? Itís 2h15m away from Memphis.
Keep in mind we will be meeting at 11am, probably McAlisters for lunch, I have not finalized it yet but stay tuned ;-)

Maybe on Sunday before I head home. Debating taking a extra day and clinching US 79. I've got it west of Memphis (all alignments) but not east
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #109 on: March 05, 2019, 10:53:33 PM »

I meant on Sunday afterwards. I have a 16:00 flight home. I think it can be squeezed in.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #110 on: March 06, 2019, 11:12:59 AM »

Is anyone interested in a very early morning side trip to the Kentucky enclave? Itís 2h15m away from Memphis.
Keep in mind we will be meeting at 11am, probably McAlisters for lunch, I have not finalized it yet but stay tuned ;-)

Maybe on Sunday before I head home. Debating taking a extra day and clinching US 79. I've got it west of Memphis (all alignments) but not east

Interesting. If I come I'm either going to clinch 79 in Tennessee on the way there, or on the way back.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #111 on: March 06, 2019, 08:45:31 PM »

Is anyone interested in a very early morning side trip to the Kentucky enclave? Itís 2h15m away from Memphis.
Keep in mind we will be meeting at 11am, probably McAlisters for lunch, I have not finalized it yet but stay tuned ;-)

Maybe on Sunday before I head home. Debating taking a extra day and clinching US 79. I've got it west of Memphis (all alignments) but not east

Interesting. If I come I'm either going to clinch 79 in Tennessee on the way there, or on the way back.

My plan is to clinch U.S. 79 in Tennessee on the way down. I'll leave home in Michigan probably the Thursday evening before, stay overnight in the Kokomo IN area, and then do the rest of the drive on Friday. I'll take I-65 south to Bowling Green KY, then U.S. 68 in a southwesterly direction to U.S. 79.

Coming home on Sunday I'll just take the fastest route possible which will be I-55 north to I-57 and then to Michigan.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #112 on: March 06, 2019, 09:44:54 PM »

Is anyone interested in a very early morning side trip to the Kentucky enclave? Itís 2h15m away from Memphis.
Keep in mind we will be meeting at 11am, probably McAlisters for lunch, I have not finalized it yet but stay tuned ;-)

Maybe on Sunday before I head home. Debating taking a extra day and clinching US 79. I've got it west of Memphis (all alignments) but not east

Interesting. If I come I'm either going to clinch 79 in Tennessee on the way there, or on the way back.

My plan is to clinch U.S. 79 in Tennessee on the way down. I'll leave home in Michigan probably the Thursday evening before, stay overnight in the Kokomo IN area, and then do the rest of the drive on Friday. I'll take I-65 south to Bowling Green KY, then U.S. 68 in a southwesterly direction to U.S. 79.

Coming home on Sunday I'll just take the fastest route possible which will be I-55 north to I-57 and then to Michigan.

You all live way east of me. It's 5 hours for me just to get to the Mississippi River ;)
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #113 on: March 09, 2019, 09:10:06 PM »

Reservations made. I & possibly my daughter will be there.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #114 on: March 11, 2019, 02:03:32 PM »

Reservations made. I & possibly my daughter will be there.
Cool, will your wife be with you? My wife will be  ;-)
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #115 on: March 11, 2019, 04:46:35 PM »

Reservations made. I & possibly my daughter will be there.
Cool, will your wife be with you? My wife will be  ;-)

No not this time. Margie wants to stay home & get caught up on her on-line schooling.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #116 on: March 17, 2019, 03:51:08 PM »

Just purchased my plane ticket so I'm now committed.

I'm coming in Thursday afternoon, and flying out Monday morning. The remainder of Thursday+Friday and Sunday will be spent on clinching loops.

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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #117 on: March 17, 2019, 06:49:48 PM »

Just purchased my plane ticket so I'm now committed.

I'm coming in Thursday afternoon, and flying out Monday morning. The remainder of Thursday+Friday and Sunday will be spent on clinching loops.



You want to be committed? ;)
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #118 on: March 17, 2019, 07:25:08 PM »

Just purchased my plane ticket so I'm now committed.

I'm coming in Thursday afternoon, and flying out Monday morning. The remainder of Thursday+Friday and Sunday will be spent on clinching loops.



Which loops are on your agenda besides the Memphis ones?
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #119 on: March 17, 2019, 09:19:33 PM »

Just purchased my plane ticket so I'm now committed.

I'm coming in Thursday afternoon, and flying out Monday morning. The remainder of Thursday+Friday and Sunday will be spent on clinching loops.



Which loops are on your agenda besides the Memphis ones?

Thursday/Friday will involve a clinch of I-22 and US 72. Also a clinch of I-20 (grabbing the last piece I need between I-59 and US 431).

Sunday will be a bunch of county clinching, majority in Arkansas but also some in NW Tennessee, four in SW Kentucky, and two in the Missouri bootheel.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #120 on: March 17, 2019, 10:55:00 PM »

Just purchased my plane ticket so I'm now committed.

I'm coming in Thursday afternoon, and flying out Monday morning. The remainder of Thursday+Friday and Sunday will be spent on clinching loops.



Which loops are on your agenda besides the Memphis ones?

Thursday/Friday will involve a clinch of I-22 and US 72. Also a clinch of I-20 (grabbing the last piece I need between I-59 and US 431).

Sunday will be a bunch of county clinching, majority in Arkansas but also some in NW Tennessee, four in SW Kentucky, and two in the Missouri bootheel.

Are you aware of the I-20/59 closure between I-65 and US31/280 in downtown Birmingham?
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #121 on: March 17, 2019, 11:30:39 PM »

Are you aware of the I-20/59 closure between I-65 and US31/280 in downtown Birmingham?

Quite. My planned route involves looping around I-459 for a clinch of that.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #122 on: March 19, 2019, 01:28:10 PM »

Done deal, we will meet at McAlisters Deli at 11:00am for lunch, overall the food was good, it is "fast casual" so we would order and pay at the counter then we move some tables together and have lunch and socialize then head out on our tour. Again I am planning on renting a minivan that will seat up to 5 people besides myself and Steph. The address is 8385 Stage Rd Suite 115, Memphis, TN 38133, I will get the Facebook event page updated too.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #123 on: March 28, 2019, 06:08:59 PM »

What is with creating all these x69's before I-69 reaches it? Why couldn't they just have made it I-255? Same for I-369 and x30 or x49 would have made more sense.
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Re: Memphis Road Meet\ checking out the new I-269 April 2019
« Reply #124 on: March 28, 2019, 07:42:57 PM »

What is with creating all these x69's before I-69 reaches it? Why couldn't they just have made it I-255? Same for I-369 and x30 or x49 would have made more sense.
Just so there's more shields with 69 in them.

In all seriousness, I don't know.

 


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