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View Poll Results: TO WHICH METRO AREA COULD YOU TRAVEL FOR A REGIONAL 50+ CONFERENCE?
Los Angeles 10 8.55%
San Francisco 15 12.82%
Portland 10 8.55%
Denver 12 10.26%
Dallas 11 9.40%
Chicago 19 16.24%
Atlanta 5 4.27%
Washington DC 16 13.68%
Nashville 9 7.69%
Jackonsville 10 8.55%
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Old 06-26-07, 05:29 AM   #1
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What Region Of Usa Are You Located?

It has been suggested we have regional get togethers.

TO WHICH REGION OF USA COULD YOU EASILY TRAVEL FOR A 50+ GET-TOGETHER?

OK, if we wanted to have "regional" get togethers, to which city are you closest? How far would you go to a get-together?

I've listed some major cities in the US of A. Sorry if I missed yours. There are only 10 choices available on a poll. If you have another suggestion, please list it below. Stapfam, you will have to handle Europe!

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Old 06-26-07, 05:42 AM   #2
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There is a lot of country northeast of Washington! How about Boston?
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There is a lot of country northeast of Washington! How about Boston?
OK - a vote for Boston. I wish there were more than 10 choices available in a poll. There were a LOT of areas I had to leave out!
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I voted for DC cause I live here, but would also do about any place within a day's drive, assuming such a gathering involved some riding: most of New England, NY, PA, eastern OH, eastern KY, eastern TN, NC, Va, WVa, MD, DE, NJ. If what we have in mind is just pie, beer, BS, and the like, I would try to make it anywhere that has good flight schedules from DC.

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I only voted for Chicago because it's the closest.
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I only voted for Nashville because it's closest. Hey Beverly, how about lobbying to have Cincinnati added to the list?
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There is a lot of country northeast of Washington! How about Boston?
I'm not real anxious to drive in Boston again. You all have some crazy traffic rules....driving on the berm of the road, etc. It's like bumper cars coming out of the airport. No wonder the rental company didn't care how many dents were already in my rental car. On the other hand maybe I'll meet up with a couple of those drivers who scared the crap out of me and I can repay their kindness

Another annoying thing was the young man at the service station didn't know where the "pop" machine was located
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I only voted for Nashville because it's closest. Hey Beverly, how about lobbying to have Cincinnati added to the list?
Add anything you might like. That is the purpose. There are only 10 options available. SO we need all the suggestions we can get.

One vote for Cincinnati.
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I only voted for Nashville because it's closest. Hey Beverly, how about lobbying to have Cincinnati added to the list?
That would be great. They have some fantastic hills in the Cincy area
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Voted for DC, but also Boston or NYC would do.
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How about Kansas City, the city closest to the geographic center of the U.S. (lower 48)?
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That would be great. They have some fantastic hills in the Cincy area
That's it!@#$ I want to change my vote to Key West.
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That would be great. They have some fantastic hills in the Cincy area
Here's a nice route we did last Sunday, east of Cincinnati. It's marked with spray paint at all the turns. It's 40 miles, mostly flat, with some short 50-100 foot hills around Fayetteville. With the route marked, it's easy to break up into speed groups.

The page includes starting location and a route map:
Chili Ride Repeat

A Cincinnati route with hills and more hills can be arranged, too.

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Hotlanta, or DC.
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Hey!!!! I think you need to go to a neutral country for this. I think Costa Rica might be a good choice.
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I voted Atlanta, but somewhere midway up the Atlantic coast would be good. Maybe in the mountains.
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I'm not real anxious to drive in Boston again. You all have some crazy traffic rules....
What do you mean by "rules"? I thought traffic regulations were more in the nature of suggestions.

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I voted Atlanta, but somewhere midway up the Atlantic coast would be good. Maybe in the mountains.
NC mountains!
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Is SAN DIEGO not an important city anymore? Or are you avoiding it because DG lives here?
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Hey!!!! I think you need to go to a neutral country for this. I think Costa Rica might be a good choice.

Too late, I read your post in the other forum about how your roads are made.


Somehow I can't see WL posting "I jumped a snake today"

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Another vote for Cincy area. Here's a trail suitable for anyone that could make it:
http://www.traillink.com/TL_Active_P...AS%5FLength%3D
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Too late, I read your post in the other forum about how your roads are made.


Somehow I can't see WL posting "I jumped a snake today"
Where is your sense of adventure - jumping a snake is a lot easier than jumping a chicken!
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Here's a nice route we did last Sunday, east of Cincinnati. It's marked with spray paint at all the turns. It's 40 miles, mostly flat, with some short 50-100 foot hills around Fayetteville. With the route marked, it's easy to break up into speed groups.

The page includes starting location and a route map:
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A Cincinnati route with hills and more hills can be arranged, too.
I did the Chili Ride earlier this year. A nice ride except for the winds this year.

There's also the Little Miami Scenic Trail for people who aren't especially fond on hills.
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Is SAN DIEGO not an important city anymore? Or are you avoiding it because DG lives here?
Finally, someone had the courage to say it. Yes, let's meet in San Diego. Bring your white bikes!
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What, that we are avoiding SD because you live there?
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