Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

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Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by Apoptosis » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:34 pm

Hey guys just wanted to see what you are doing on Saturday March 28th.

I'm looking to do the street cleaning for Legit Reviews that morning. Planning on getting a small group of guys together to do the cleaning that morning then doing a lunch over here at my house for everyone.

Let me know if that day works for you. I was thinking about meeting here at ~7am so we can get it cleaned before traffic picks up and before it gets warm. Tomorrow is supposed to be 78F, so it's going to be warmer by then. The section of highway starts at the GM plant entrance and ends after a one mile straight away in Wentzville, Missouri. So, basically it will be a 1 mile walk down and then a 1 mile return walk. I'm guessing it should take ~2 hours at most.

After the highway cleaning we'll be heading to my house for a BBQ lunch and to hang out for a few hours. I have a set of washers that we can throw and a pool table down stairs, so we can figure out something fun to do while hanging out. This is the first ever street cleaning that Legit Reviews will be doing, but I figured it would be a good way to get everyone together locally that is part of the staff or the forums.

I do have ten orange vests to wear so no one has to worry about being visable. The road is straight and flat, so it should be easy to walk down. Here is a shot of the start of the cleanup and you can see the GM plant in the background.
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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by vicaphit » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:43 pm

Wow! I didn't know you adopted a highway! This may help balance out all of the electricity we use! I would be out there with you if I were in the area.
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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by Sporg » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:50 pm

Hmmmm, my wife's best friend lives in O'Fallon and that might give me an excuse to come out that way. Will think about it.
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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by FZ1 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:10 pm

Fixed it for ya
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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by vicaphit » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:13 pm

That's going to take all day! I suppose I can catch up with you guys on the last 200 miles or so, this road is going east right?
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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by KnightRid » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:57 am

LOL FZ1

Hell of an idea - too bad I do not live close by :(

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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by bubba » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:47 am

vicaphit wrote:this road is going east right?
depends where you're at on the road. Its basically one big curve that goes around the GM plant, just so happens to have a mile or so straight section in front of the plant.

I was thinking the 28th was a Sunday, will need to check with my sitter to see what she has going on Saturday morning, think I have a circus to attend that night too, nothing else may bring the kids with me... :-k
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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:48 am

KnightRid wrote:Should have put it for legitreviews.com rather than just Legit Reviews - just my opinion :)
you can't use the signs as advertising... just the group/company name... URL's are strictly prohibited!

And yes it's the 1 mile stretch of road that people street race on in front of the GM plant ;)
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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by Darkstar » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:48 am

thats pretty cool, if we had a "san diego chapter" for LR i would do it.... :)

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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by stev » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:55 pm

That's one strange segment of highway to keep clean.

If the GM plant were to go on strike and picket the facility, that highway afterward will need some heavy duty cleaning. :shock:

I've seen how the road ways get during a picketing. Styrofoam cups, donut boxes, pop cans, and newspapers litter the area.

The worse mess of a highway was in 1998 during the Flint, MI strikes.
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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by aircommando13 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:38 am

I will at a jazz gig all day, but I definitely will check that road out sometime since im not too far away
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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by KnightRid » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:28 am

Nate, seems you might be awful lonely cleaning that up :(

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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by Dragon_Cooler » Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:11 pm

DANG IT!! I had an adopt a spot once and enjoyed taking care of it. I really wish i lived closer so i could enjoy all the fun stuff yall do!!! UHG!! I would do it in a heart beat!!

How long does it take to drive there from Dallas!?!?!

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Driving directions to E County Rd A/MO-A/MO-Y/US-61
650 mi – about 10 hours 28 mins

Thats not that bad!! I need more lee-way time though to take off from work. A week wont cut it :(
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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by KnightRid » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:33 am

Total Estimated Time: 13 hours 54 minutes
Total Estimated Distance: 845.48 miles

that is to wentzville - if I wasnt married I could :)

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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by Apoptosis » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:03 pm

Well,

Since no one locally is interested in doing this I'm going to put this off till April the 5th, 2009 to see if I can get some people interested... I figured a meet and greet with free food and beverages would be of interest to some locally, but I guess not.

Justin and Brian will be out of town this weekend, so it would have just Bubba and I cleaning two miles of highway together.
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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by XstollieX » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:27 pm

If you were a bit closer I would join ya for it. 300 miles is a bit far for me right now. Plus I'm not sure my Pick-up would make the 600 mile round trip

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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by skier » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:25 am

i'm really close by, i mean, its only 1,461 miles or 23 hrs and 10 minutes from here, i could ride my bicycle there :lol:
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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by XstollieX » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:38 am

Just swing thru chicago and pick me up. I'll ride on the pegs :lol:

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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by skier » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:43 am

XstollieX wrote:Just swing thru chicago and pick me up. I'll ride on the pegs :lol:

yess! i'd prolly take my mountain bike as i don't use my all-chrome HARO Stuntbike if i think it might get wet, lol

(lol, i do have a car, but we don't trust taking it more than 2hrs away from home anymore)
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Re: Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Post by XstollieX » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:56 am

skierkid450 wrote:
(lol, i do have a car, but we don't trust taking it more than 2hrs away from home anymore)
Same boat here 97 chevy pick up with 165k on it and a coolant leak :(

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