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Legit Reviews Highway Cleaning on March 28th, 2009

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:34 pm
by Apoptosis
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.

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

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:43 pm
by vicaphit
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.

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

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:50 pm
by Sporg
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.

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

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:10 pm
by FZ1
Fixed it for ya

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

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:13 pm
by vicaphit
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?

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

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:57 am
by KnightRid
LOL FZ1

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

Mike

Should have put it for legitreviews.com rather than just Legit Reviews - just my opinion :)

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

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:47 am
by bubba
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

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

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:48 am
by Apoptosis
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

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:48 am
by Darkstar
thats pretty cool, if we had a "san diego chapter" for LR i would do it.... :)

:drinkers:

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

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:55 pm
by stev
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.

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

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:38 am
by aircommando13
I will at a jazz gig all day, but I definitely will check that road out sometime since im not too far away

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

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:28 am
by KnightRid
Nate, seems you might be awful lonely cleaning that up :(

Mike

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

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:11 pm
by Dragon_Cooler
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!?!?!

edit:
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 :(

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

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:33 am
by KnightRid
Total Estimated Time: 13 hours 54 minutes
Total Estimated Distance: 845.48 miles

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

Mike

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

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:03 pm
by Apoptosis
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.

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

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:27 pm
by XstollieX
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

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

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:25 am
by skier
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:

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

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:38 am
by XstollieX
Just swing thru chicago and pick me up. I'll ride on the pegs :lol:

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

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:43 am
by skier
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)

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

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:56 am
by XstollieX
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 :(