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Ohio April Fools X Can-Am smart rally, 6-8 April 2018

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Ohio April Fools X Can-Am smart rally, 6-8 April 2018

Place holder for now. Mark your calendars!  :)

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This year the April Fools Rally returns to the Dayton area. Lodging at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Dayton South, OH. Street address is 8277 Yankee St, Dayton, OH 45458. Phone: (937) 425-7400.

[Of course, you are free to stay at another place if you desire.]

Nothing planned for Friday other than check in at the motel, meet and greet around 6:00 pm and then dinner nearby.

Saturday will be laid back; only one short drive at this point, to a local museum and scenic area. Majority of time is set aside for hanging out and schmoozing with old and new friends.

More details as they develop. See you in April!

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Reserved a room, looking forward to the rally.

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Here's the schedule.....

Subject to revision, of course:

April Fools X Can-Am smart rally schedule

Friday, 6 April: afternoon motel check-in
5:00 pm - Meet and greet
6:00 pm - dinner, location TBD
Saturday, 7 April: breakfast locally
9:00 am - depart for the Mound Science and Energy Museum, Miamisburg, Ohio
12 noon – lunch in Germantown, Ohio
1:00 pm - scenic drive back to the motel, afternoon free
5:00 pm – depart for dinner
5:30 pm – dinner at Mamma DiSalvo's Ristorante, Kettering, Ohio
After dinner free time
Sunday, 8 April: breakfast locally
hang out prior to leaving for home
NOTES: There’s a Tim Hortons at 665 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd, Centerville, OH
There is a car wash next to the motel on Yankee Street tango_face_smile.png

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Weather Forecast

Typical Ohio - winter will still be with us.  Friday calls for temps in the 50s with some rain, Saturday is worse with temps in the mid-30s, chance of rain mixed with snow and Sunday looks like temps in the 40s, slight chance of rain.  Plan accordingly.  :(

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Weather looks OK for Saturday, partly cloudy but no snow or rain in the forecast.  Temps in the 40s.

Bring your FRS/GMRS radios if you have them. We'll be on channel 4 as usual.

Have a full gas tank when we start out.

This is a scenic drive, not a road race. We'll keep to the speed limits and other traffic laws.

Other folks have a right to the roads, so if they need to get into the caravan for some reason, please be courteous.

Bring your cameras; hopefully somebody can do some video along the drive.

See you Friday!  :)

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I will bring my camera and tripod, so we can get a group photo or two.  I also have a new dashcam for videos.

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Car repaired this morning, made it safely back to Seaforth.

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Nice, too bad you weren't able to make the event.

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I took part in the scheduled Saturday event for about 5 minutes.  One of the Ohio smart owner's was kind enough to take me on a Sunday tour of Dayton, Wright Brothers historical locations, Dayton Air Museum, Oregon Historic District, Dayton University, etc.

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Thank you for the link but that would not explain the reason for the AC belt being "worn out" as the tech described it.  In addition the Tech found no issues with pullies or the like.  Best guess (without physical proof) is that the mb tech in London did not change the belts when the alternator was changed.  I have to find my receipt for that work.  The brand new belts were not in my car when I got it back.

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