Cincinnati Meet up Aug 8th Details

Discussion in 'Events and Gatherings' started by bestmapman, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    The schedule is a follows:
    11:00 Meet and greet
    12:00 Lunch Burgers and refreshments
    1:00 Presentations
    3:00 Fuel Economy Challenge

    Here is a map. The address is Beechmont Toyota 8667 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH‎ - (513) 388-3800‎
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    Picture of Location The location is the old Volvo dealship now part of Beechmont Toyota
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    11:00 Meet and greet (Here is a pic from the last meet up)
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    12:00 Lunch Burgers and refreshments
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    1:00 Presentations

    Jay Groh: Hymotion extended battery pack for Prius. Jay will talk about his Hymotion extended range battery pack.
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    Steve Woodruff: Of Autobeyour.com a Prius rebuilder is bringing is Black Prius with the pba kit. This is a lead acid battery additional pack. He will demonstrate and show the install. This presentation you don't want to miss. Here is a pic of his convertable Prius.
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    Beechmont Toyota Prius Tech teardown. One of the Techs from Beechmont Toyota will teardown part of the new 2010 Prius.

    Fuel Economy Challenge; Here is a map of the course. All are welcome to compete.
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    Hope to see some of you there on Saturday.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2009
  2. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    Update: Instead of burgers, it is going to be Pizza as the main course. If you want a particular style/toppings put your order in now.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2009
  3. Damionk

    Damionk DWL Lover

    Don't care what's on it as long as you have one with no olives or anchovies.
     
  4. booferama

    booferama He who posts articles

    Hey Jud,

    Just wanted to let you know I'll be at the meetup tomorrow. I didn't rsvp before because my wife and I had tentative plans to go visit my folks in Arkansas, but since I have to be here for a sleep study (I just found out I have sleep apnea), those plans fell through.

    I'll probably get there around 12:30. See you then.

    Take care,
    Charlie

    PS I tried sending you a private message, but apparently your folder's full.
     
  5. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    Bump. Hope to see some of you there today.
     
  6. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    The meet-up started at about 11:00 AM and lasted until 3:00

    All totaled we had about 30 people come. Not everyone stayed the entire time, as some came for a while and had to leave, and others came a little later and stayed to the end.

    First we had a meet and greet

    Lunch was provided by Beechnont Toyota.

    Then the Prius tech gave a presentation and answered questions. He was followed by Steve Woodruff of Autobeyours.com and Jay Groh

    Lastly we had a Fuel Ecomony Challenge.

    Here are some pics.

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    Last edited: Aug 9, 2009
  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Jud:

    ___That appears to be a very successful meet! Congrats to all that were there... I see a hobbit in the background of one of the pics too :D

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  8. hobbit

    hobbit He who posts articles

    I took the Leisurely Wander on the way home from this one as
    I often do, and made the final shot to home yesterday. On the
    Wall Of Shame from the overall Cincy run, we have
    .
    • Grandview Enterprises, out of Vancouver WA
    • River Valley paper company; for a great near-death experience in Akron OH
    • Celadon trucking; can't wait 5 more seconds to reach a rest area
    • R.I. Lampus, concrete block supplier; driver on phone for quite a while
    • Averitt Express
    • Protection One, some local security-installer company
    • Dempsey Uniforms; aggressive step-van near Scranton
    • Churnetski bus company, contractors for Hanover school district
    • Eastern Communications, Bloomfield CT; butthead work-truck late in the day
    • Pottle's, from Bangor ME; rather, uh, "spirited" behavior on I-84
    .
    None of these were due to any kind of provocation or inaction on my part;
    apparently minding my own business at the speed limit in the right lane
    isn't good enough for some people. At least one of these clowns is
    likely looking for a new *career* at this point, let alone a new job.
    .
    In addition, we have a couple of honorable mentions:
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    • Lavazza Coffee, for the weakest AND most expensive I've ever had on the road
    • Mass Turnpike authority, for horrendous toll-plaza layouts
    .
    On the good side, we have
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    • TDDS Tech; a great rest-stop conversation with one of their instructors
    • Arrow Trucking, from Tulsa OK; exemplary mellowness on I-80
    .
    Again, the people in charge of safety at many of these companies WANT
    to hear the reports from the road, good or bad, because they have no
    other way of knowing what's going on out there. Maybe as trucking
    companies and their employees and other enterprises that include
    supposedly "professional" drivers start realizing that people have
    cell phones, PDAs that provide the "internet in your pants", and fast
    cameras with image-stabilization, they'll realize that they're under
    a lot more public scrutiny than they might expect.
    .
    _H*
     
  9. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    Bummer on the Lavazza. I usually look for that name as it is a robust cup. It shouldn't have been priced "d'Oro" though.
     
  10. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    I was looking through some of these old posts and was very surprised to see that this meet was within a couple of miles of where we go when we visit my daughter's boyfriend and his parents; they live on Meadowland. In fact, we usually stay at the Best Western on Williams Drive. I have driven the route of the mpg challenge and it is quite FE friendly in the Prius.:) If I remember right, there is one uphill climb that's a bit challenging but the rest of it is awesome! Too bad Beechmont can't be avoided a bit more too.;) Jud, we gotta hook up next time I'm down there. I'll have my 8KW Enginer kit in by then too.:)
     

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