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TDIFest 2007 Discussion about TDIFest 2007 that happened in Montréal, Canada.

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Old November 10th, 2006, 10:05   #16
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Exactly, this isn't the Vortex. Therefore, it won't get stupid.
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Old November 10th, 2006, 10:19   #17
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There is absolutely no chance of that.........


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Old November 10th, 2006, 11:03   #18
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This brings images of BMW's passing in the break down lane to mind... (Techademics Gumball 3000 Movie anyone?) I can't wait!
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Old November 10th, 2006, 11:21   #19
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Hey, we can't make this a race to Montréal!

I only have 52 horsepower!

(Yes, I know, it's not a race, it's a rally. )
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Old November 10th, 2006, 12:28   #20
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I think I am gonna take I476-I81-401.
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Old November 10th, 2006, 12:40   #21
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There is absolutely no chance of that.........
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Old November 11th, 2006, 16:39   #22
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I'm halfway between Rochester and Syracuse, would not have a problem meeting up at one of the rest areas to convoy. There is one right after exit 43 on the Thruway ( I90 - Palmyra exit ) heading east and there is one on I81 in Preble and also one farther north after crossing I90.

Because many going east would probably go through Buffalo or Detroit, I think the I81 idea would be better for those heading up from the South and points west up to Rochester. I was going to say the one north of I81 so that it's not a backtrack for anyone, Preble is backtracking 30 miles for those of us in Rochester. However, read below because that one is pretty close to the border.

One other note about I81 - rest areas are scarce. Northbound, there's one at the border of PA/NY, then one at milepost 60, then the next one is at milepost 174. Interstate 90 intersects at milepost 89. I have no idea why NY State doesn't have more rest areas on this road. Parking areas do NOT have restrooms. The rest areas don't have any food services other than vending machines either. Here's our suggestion as for where to really stop:

1 - At the border of NY/PA (if you need to use the bathroom)
2 - Cortland - Exit 11 - TONS of food stops here of every type

We're not that familiar with I81 north of Syracuse, time to do a road trip to scout out locations! Thinking of maybe somewhere around exit 37 which is at milepost 128.

Open to suggestions.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 18:59   #23
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I was thinking about coming through St. Louis, Mo. on I-70 to Columbus, Ohio, I-71 to I-76 to I-80 Through Youngstown, Ohio and on I-80 to I-81 to Binghamton, N.Y., I-88 to Albany, N. Y. then I-87 to Montreal, Canada.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 20:05   #24
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I'm halfway between Rochester and Syracuse, would not have a problem meeting up at one of the rest areas to convoy. There is one right after exit 43 on the Thruway ( I90 - Palmyra exit ) heading east and there is one on I81 in Preble and also one farther north after crossing I90.

Because many going east would probably go through Buffalo or Detroit, I think the I81 idea would be better for those heading up from the South and points west up to Rochester. I was going to say the one north of I81 so that it's not a backtrack for anyone, Preble is backtracking 30 miles for those of us in Rochester. However, read below because that one is pretty close to the border.

One other note about I81 - rest areas are scarce. Northbound, there's one at the border of PA/NY, then one at milepost 60, then the next one is at milepost 174. Interstate 90 intersects at milepost 89. I have no idea why NY State doesn't have more rest areas on this road. Parking areas do NOT have restrooms. The rest areas don't have any food services other than vending machines either. Here's our suggestion as for where to really stop:

1 - At the border of NY/PA (if you need to use the bathroom)
2 - Cortland - Exit 11 - TONS of food stops here of every type

We're not that familiar with I81 north of Syracuse, time to do a road trip to scout out locations! Thinking of maybe somewhere around exit 37 which is at milepost 128.

Open to suggestions.
I've been on the stretch of I-81 from Syracuse to the 401 before, and can attest to the lack of facilities along that road.

Me? Probably crossing into Canada at Port Huron (I-69/94, Hwy 402), since the route allows me to bypass Detroit. I will just have to deal with traffic in the Chicago and Toronto areas.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 21:07   #25
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Whoa, now that's a good idea.

I looked up a cheap CB radio... dunno if it's any good, but...

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4642484
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Old November 12th, 2006, 20:51   #26
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bhtooefr - you guys could always stop off at Wyoming, NY (just south of Leroy, NY I-90) and visit Brock Yates at the Cannonball Run Pub. Yes, the real Brock Yates. He owns the pub. It is full of pictures and memorabilia from the movie "Cannonball Run". Who knows, you could all end up on the cover of Car and Driver!
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Old November 12th, 2006, 22:20   #27
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My wife and I will be road tripping to the NE the week leading up to the fest so we'll be in the area. Should be a great trip - it is mostly food based so if you have any suggestion on where to pick up an awesome dog or a pizza please let me know. I don't know where we'll be when (still haven't planned the trip) but it would be nice to know where people will be gathering and when they will be taking off.
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Old November 16th, 2006, 18:31   #28
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We'll have to see what the NE crowd does for this trip. Looking at Mapquest I could easily meet up with the gang in Manchester, NH then I-89 to Montreal. I'm hoping to have my car back by the time of the Fest. Should be fun seeing everyone.
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Old November 16th, 2006, 20:36   #29
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Twin Cities and Chicago crowds: Where do you want to cross: Port Huron (I-69/94), Detroit (Ambassador Bridge or the tunnel), Buffalo (Peace Bridge), or Thousand Islands (I-81)?
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Twin Cities and Chicago crowds: Where do you want to cross: Port Huron (I-69/94), Detroit (Ambassador Bridge or the tunnel), Buffalo (Peace Bridge), or Thousand Islands (I-81)?
If you guys cross in Detroit you could possibly meet up with us Windsor guys then London and Toronto along the way. Anyone coming through Sarnia could meet us in London.
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