We are all set for the forum at the Dayton Hamvention. We once again have two of the best forum speakers and I think you will enjoy attending once again. Over the years we have had great topics that interest all and this year is no exception. Here are the details as they will appear in the Hamvention program:
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM at the Creekside Trail (see body of message)
Length: 17 miles
Its that time of year again... the Hamvention is getting close, and
I thought I better get some info out for those who are interested in
taking their rolling hamshacks out for a spin on the trails of Dayton.
This year, we will be doing the ride on The Creekside trail.
Check out the trail on this interactive web site for the location and
how to get there....
It is a 17+ mile trail that ends Xenia. It is a very nice trail.
Paved, with restroom stops with water ever so often. There are places
to eat along the way.. Here is a site with lots of info on the trail...
We will start on this trail at the 'north' end of the trail
(green trace on the first link interactive map) gathering at the parking
area just north of the trail around 1:30 PM, and departing on the ride
at 2PM. We will ride south a way, and return on the same trail.
Afterward we can have something to eat in the local area, depending on
what the group decides would be good place. There are several places near
Eastwood Park. The parking area / trail head is just north of the end
of the green trace of the trail on the map.
This is where the trail meets the "Mad river trail", which continues West
into downtown Dayton. We would enter the "Eastwood metro park", to get to
the parking area at the trail head, from "Harshman road",. Going South
on Harshman road from the intersection of highway 4 and Harshman, take
the 2nd road exit going west into the park. Follow the road to the
larger parking area that the road takes a right angle turn to pass thru
the parking lot. This is where we will start from.
Check it out on the Satellite view of the map to get a better idea where
A few tips...To get to the park, from Hara Arena..
Take Turner road and head east, this is a divided 4 lane road.
After a while the road will be renamed Shoup mill road, and then a little
farther on, renamed again as Needmore road. It will cross I-75.
Keep going east on the 4 lane. it will turn southward, and at highway 201
it will be renamed Harshman road. Where it finally becomes Harshman Road,
it will no longer be a divided road. Continue southward on Harshman.
After you cross under highway 4, Harshman becomes a divided highway again,
and you are just about to the park. Continue south PAST the first road
going west after hiway 4. . At the 2nd road going west, there is a stop light
( at least there was last year..). Turn west and go into the park. Then
follow the road as mentioned before into the parking area at the trail head.
Its as far as you can go into the park without crossing the bridge.
I hope that these instructions and map are clear enough for everyone..
Even so, I will be on 146.55 Mhz simplex (Not .52) for talk in starting
around 1:15 or so. Call KA0NCR if you run into problems finding the place
and need help.
Please drop me an E-mail at KA0NCR at Yahoo.com letting me know you are
planning to attend, and if you don't have a 2 Meter rig, I will e-mail
you my cell phone number. Either way we will be sure to listen for you.
I have placed an order for good weather for the ride, so I hope to see
lots of you there!
73 - Arnie - KA0NCR