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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-29-2015, 10:40 PM
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Starved Rock area is always good for a ride. Boone county has some decent old farm roads as well. You really just have to go get yourself lost to find the good ones. Isn't that the point anyway?

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Join me and the boys for The Snake. US 421 between Bristol and Mountain City. All are welcome. Bring your camera. You don't want to miss this one. August 8th. I got motel rooms reserved at the EconoLodge. Send me a message if you're interested. I'll fill you in on the details.

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Any word on the twistie route in WI?
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I know a short and tight twistie in Wisconsin. Just happened upon it today actually. The appropriately named Snake Rd off of HWY 50 in Lake Geneva.
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Illinois is really short on good twisty roads but the Galena area in NW Illinois has a lot of good roads. Just mapquest or google the area and you'll be able to find something to your liking. Closer to Chicago is the rte 2 ride along the Rock river from Rockford to Dixon -not really twisty but a nice ride.

The Galena ride is definitely a good one. Hills, twists, sweepers, switchbacks, great name it it's there. You can head north out of town and follow the stagecoach trail for another fun ride or head south down Blackjack Rd to Savanna if you want something a little more intense with nice views.

There's plenty of good rides in Northern Illinois. You just have to venture away from the cement to find them.

In fact, we just made the Galena trip today. Headed north on the Stagecoach Trail and looped up through Wisconsin on our way back. 250 miles for the day and loved every second of it.
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These roads are pretty much at my doorstep. If I head further east, there are quite a few other twisty roads that also allow for a more "spirited" pace.
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Another decent route although a few of the roads are a bit rough...
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No shortage of twisty roads around me, some elevated with great views

A pic from Yesterday

can sort of see the type of roads we have, We went on some more interesting tight roads after that, One day I will have the camera running for these roads... but for now here is a bit of footage of one I like, Not overly tight but still fun

Another Iconic road..... some is gravel and narrow so not for everyone (if the link works),15z?hl=en

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If you are looking for a fun ride start in Dodgeville Wi and follow 23 20mi north to Spring Green. Head 25 miles west on Highway 60 along the Wisconsin river to Sauk City. All of that is 55MPH two lane and it is a great ride right there but if you need more follow 12 north and look for signs for Devil's Lake State Park also get lost riding around there and Moon Valley, Merrimac and Lake Wisconsin. Loads of cliffs, overlooks, lakes, switchbacks, long bends, tight turns and cows. They make up for having shitty sports teams by having some of the best scenery in the Midwest. I'm not even sure if there is a bad road in the area. I do not live there but I've been here 10+ times and always find a new road with things to see but my wife says I am a "View hore" and I'll look at anything.

Another good ride is to start in Dubuque, Iowa and follow US20 to Galena then follow Blackjack road to Hanover the continue south to Savanna (45ish miles). Cross the Steel (cheese grater) bridge into Iowa and follow 52 north back to Dubuque. If you are feeling a little more adventurous continue south on the Great River Road on the Illinois side until you come to East Clinton and cross into Clinton Iowa then head north on Iowa's Great River Road.

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This is a copy I put on another forum.

Just start out in Boscobel,WI. head north on ANY alphabet road to Wildcat Mountain , then do The Mindoro Cut, Then To La Crosse and Grandads Bluff.

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I could go on and on about The Driftless Area, but I`ll try to make it short.

Make sure you hit

Wildcat Mountain -

The Mindoro Cut-

At the North end of The Mindoro Cut you can stop to eat here -


If you have time go to Arcadia,WI. and ride the scenic roads south and west of town including Alligator Slide Road.

Ride to La Crosse , WI. and go up to Grandad`s Bluff. If you ride up fast enough, your ears will pop!

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