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Author Topic: 2008 REunion in Minnesota  (Read 6455 times)

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2008 REunion in Minnesota
« on: May 05, 2008, 12:01:17 AM »
So who's all going to the REunion in Minnesota next month?
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008, 04:47:58 PM »
Haven't made my reservation yet but I will be there.

So who's all going to the REunion in Minnesota next month?
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2008, 05:40:08 PM »
Haven't made my reservation yet but I will be there.

I made mine today and made my reservations on the car ferry across Lk. Michigan over the weekend. It's worth the 183 bucks to miss Chicago.
Looks like I'll have a chance to buy you that lunch/dinner I owe you sooner also.
I'm getting pumped, it's been a long winter and I want to ride.
Did I nominate you for president of the new RE association yet?
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 06:59:03 PM »
  I wouldn't care to ride through Chicago either.  Lunch sounds good, I'm sure we can find a McDonalds someplace.  As to the nomination now that could be a problem.  :P
  Sure hope there is a good turnout for the REunion and person can pick up lots of good info at one of these things.
 

I made mine today and made my reservations on the car ferry across Lk. Michigan over the weekend. It's worth the 183 bucks to miss Chicago.
Looks like I'll have a chance to buy you that lunch/dinner I owe you sooner also.
I'm getting pumped, it's been a long winter and I want to ride.
Did I nominate you for president of the new RE association yet?
CJ 
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2008, 07:37:19 PM »
  I wouldn't care to ride through Chicago either.  Lunch sounds good, I'm sure we can find a McDonalds someplace.  As to the nomination now that could be a problem.  :P
  Sure hope there is a good turnout for the REunion and person can pick up lots of good info at one of these things.

I'm sure we can find someplace better than McDonalds!
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008, 08:27:15 AM »
i'm shure planing on it.
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008, 09:29:48 PM »
i'm shure planing on it.

Cool, it's always nice adding a face to a name!
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008, 07:00:36 PM »
You definitely want to avoid the trip through NW Indiana and the south suburbs and south side.

I have lived on the far north side for 12+ years, but grew up south and southwest.

There is just no easy/safe way to get from NW Indiana to Lake Shore Drive without using surface streets through sketchy towns or VERY busy highways filled with trucks and idiots.

Once you get to LSD around 63rd street, then the trip gets interesting.

I suppose you could travel back roads Indiana a bit farther south to skirt the City, but it would add a couple hours at least to the trip.

Besides, I have wanted to try the ferry some time. It looks very cool.
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008, 04:33:01 PM »
lsd to 63rd st wow man, I havn't done that drug since 1969 !!! ::)
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2008, 08:05:12 PM »
Like I said, an interesting trip  ;D
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2008, 09:55:54 PM »
No thanks, not for me.
I like to miss every town with a population over 1,500.
If not on a freeway I could just imagine spending 5 hrs trying to get out of that megalopolis alive.
Nothing against Chicago but just getting out of Detroit alive is enough for me.
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2008, 05:20:21 PM »
HRAB Jim,
  I'm starting to get serious about deciding what to pack/wear for the REunion next week.  Care to make any weather forcasts?  What about rides you guys have planned or any other Official activities that might be going on.  Any info you could pass on would be appreciated.
  I hear the mosquitoes up there are large and mean, any truth to that?
Thanks,
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2008, 06:04:30 PM »
According to the weather channel 10 day forecast it looks like high of 75 low of 58 and rain.
Of course they are wrong 50% of the time.
I'm going to plan it like it was in Michigan.
High of 100
Low of 40
Rain, Snow and Sun.
I haven't been in Southern Minnesota but the ones in Northern Minnesota are not too bad, about the size of P51 Mustangs but lacking most of the offensive punch.   
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2008, 10:28:20 PM »
All righty then, guess I'll bring my rain gear, mosquito repellant and sun screen.
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Re: 2008 REunion in Minnesota
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2008, 02:00:37 AM »
Under Armor and a Speedo might be welcome additions too!
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