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What Day Works Best for the Meet?

Sat., June 6, 2020
- 4 (18.2%)
Sat., June 13, 2020
- 8 (36.4%)
Sat., June 27, 2020
- 6 (27.3%)
Sat., July 11, 2020
- 4 (18.2%)

Total Members Voted: 11

Voting closed: October 02, 2019, 11:53:52 AM


Author Topic: 2020 Sauk Valley Road Meet  (Read 2527 times)

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Re: 2020 Sauk Valley Road Meet
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2020, 09:56:58 PM »

Anndd Bike MS was cancelled, but I still might not attend because of covid.
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Re: 2020 Sauk Valley Road Meet
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2020, 11:07:33 PM »

1. Uh oh, this is spreading like wildfire.
2. Better stay away from strangers and #FlattenTheCurve.
3. It works. Curve flattens.
4. Welp this whole social distancing thing is silly. Let's #openup the economy.
5. ... goto step 1

(from Facebook)  - hopefully the meet begins at step 4.

I'm at step 4 (except for my fear of entering buildings).

There's not gonna be a step 5.
You sure? Ask Georgia.
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Re: 2020 Sauk Valley Road Meet
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2020, 02:14:11 PM »

1. Uh oh, this is spreading like wildfire.
2. Better stay away from strangers and #FlattenTheCurve.
3. It works. Curve flattens.
4. Welp this whole social distancing thing is silly. Let's #openup the economy.
5. ... goto step 1

(from Facebook)  - hopefully the meet begins at step 4.

I'm at step 4 (except for my fear of entering buildings).

There's not gonna be a step 5.
You sure? Ask Georgia.

Georgia's one week into its reopening. Too soon to know if Step 5 will happen.
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Re: 2020 Sauk Valley Road Meet
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2020, 02:38:23 PM »

1. Uh oh, this is spreading like wildfire.
2. Better stay away from strangers and #FlattenTheCurve.
3. It works. Curve flattens.
4. Welp this whole social distancing thing is silly. Let's #openup the economy.
5. ... goto step 1

(from Facebook)  - hopefully the meet begins at step 4.

I'm at step 4 (except for my fear of entering buildings).

There's not gonna be a step 5.
You sure? Ask Georgia.

Georgia's one week into its reopening. Too soon to know if Step 5 will happen.

Some parts of Georgia seem to have never gotten past Step 2.

As for this meet, too soon for me to be comfortable. Especially since (as I noted for the Outer Banks meet) road meets don't lend themselves to even limited social distancing, which I probably will need until a vaccine is rolled out.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2020, 02:55:22 PM by oscar »
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Re: 2020 Sauk Valley Road Meet
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2020, 10:55:44 AM »

It took me a bit to figure this out after the curveball we got thrown a couple of months ago.  The restaurant (Arthur's Deli) has a drive-thru, and there's a park with parts of an old railroad bridge over the Rock River only about 5 minutes (or less) from the restaurant.  It does have picnic tables.

As such, the itinerary will be:

1. Start at Page Park, Dixon.  We should be able to leave some vehicles here if we want.
2. Follow Palmyra Road to Sterling.  This is the old Lincoln Highway through here, bypassed by IL-2 to the south.
3. View an old stub of the Lincoln Highway were Palmyra Road rejoins IL-2.
4. Downtown Sterling - lots of twists and turns for the routes going through here.
5. Hennepin Canal Feeder.  This feeds the Hennepin Canal to the south, once intended for commerce between the Illinois River and the Quad Cities.
6. US-30 Bridge in Clinton, Iowa.
7. IL/IA-136 Bridge in Clinton, Iowa.
8. Drive back to Dixon, following a toll-free section of I-88.
9. Drive by the Reagan Home since it bips.
10. Old rail viaduct in Dixon, related to the piers we will see from Page Park.
11. Dixon Arch.
12. Back to Page Park.  Total drive time is less than 3 hours.  Spending time at each, we should be back to Page Park by 5 pm if we start the tour at noon.

A Facebook event will follow soon.
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Re: 2020 Sauk Valley Road Meet
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2020, 12:38:44 AM »

If this is still going to happen, and I am able to travel, this sets up well for me (even with the LHA conference being cancelled).

I would like to suggest, if I could:
  • The W.F. Coan Lincoln Highway marker at the southwest junction of US 30/67 - also, going here would allow for seeing the 30/67 Liberty Square project from a few years ago
  • The 1930 concrete on 27th Street near that intersection
  • The Lincoln Highway "loop" that goes to the endpoint of the original Lyons-Fulton bridge

I have driven/done a lot of this so I would probably be a driver.

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Re: 2020 Sauk Valley Road Meet
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2020, 01:57:54 PM »

If this is still going to happen, and I am able to travel, this sets up well for me (even with the LHA conference being cancelled).

I would like to suggest, if I could:
  • The W.F. Coan Lincoln Highway marker at the southwest junction of US 30/67 - also, going here would allow for seeing the 30/67 Liberty Square project from a few years ago
  • The 1930 concrete on 27th Street near that intersection
  • The Lincoln Highway "loop" that goes to the endpoint of the original Lyons-Fulton bridge

I have driven/done a lot of this so I would probably be a driver.

Just pick off highlights of the LH using this map
https://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/map/
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Re: 2020 Sauk Valley Road Meet
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2020, 08:11:15 PM »

Did they steal that from the TM Site?

Oh wait... can't steal free stuff
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Re: 2020 Sauk Valley Road Meet
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2020, 01:53:58 PM »

I heard today that Illinois plans to reopen a week from tomorrow. As long as this road meet is still on I am in for sure.
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Re: 2020 Sauk Valley Road Meet
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2020, 03:41:58 PM »

And I am still planning to road trip up from middle TN, also plan to get more US 30 mileage and some Iowa counties too
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Re: 2020 Sauk Valley Road Meet
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2020, 05:05:13 PM »

Count me in as an attendee.
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Re: 2020 Sauk Valley Road Meet
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2020, 05:53:19 PM »

Highly doubtful due to a number of reasons, but will never say never.
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