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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Arizona

Hello all,
I might be moving to the northern part of Chicago next year coming from outside Phoenix, AZ. I love the year round motorcycle weather here and I even sold my car months ago because it went unused for the most part.

I know that Chicago won't have the climate and twisty mountain roads I enjoy here, but I was wondering where people in the Chicago area go to find good sport / sport touring roads? Also I enjoy motorcycle camping and I am not really a track person.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 04:14 AM
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to answer a different state

BTW when you say the northern part of Chicago are you like the rest of the out of state whack-a-doodles who think all of IL including suburbs is Chicago or are you actually going to be living with in the city limits and not the suburbs.

Sorry people either think chicago is the whole state or they think when you say i live in chicago they automatically say downtown and you look at them and say Chicago isn't just downtown

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .

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Illinois roads suck. There's some decent ones in the far north western part of the state. Brown county Indiana is nice, or the alphabet soup area if Wisconsin. Our roads are all very flat, and very straight while also being littered with potholes that will bend a wheel, and cracks that will swallow a front tire. It came as a shock to most southerners I know. I think the clean, smooth pavement of the track is it's biggest attraction.
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Waddup!! I'm not in "Chicago" but I'm way up north.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-06-2013, 07:57 PM
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Illinois roads suck. There's some decent ones in the far north western part of the state. Brown county Indiana is nice, or the alphabet soup area if Wisconsin. Our roads are all very flat, and very straight while also being littered with potholes that will bend a wheel, and cracks that will swallow a front tire. It came as a shock to most southerners I know. I think the clean, smooth pavement of the track is it's biggest attraction.
Yes, the fact that we heavily salt our roads in winter, leading to repeated freeze/thaw cycles, causes the surface of our roads to age and deteriorate much faster than in places where the climate doesn't freeze and/or where they use sand/cinders instead of salt.

That said, despite all our bellyaching, this is a pretty nice place to live and work if you need to be in/near a large [pop>2,000,000 city, 6,000,000 metro] metro area.

There are some nice roads, and some enjoyable rides, but because of the population and the sprawl, it usually takes more than an hour to get to the good stuff.

Welcome to Chicago, whether you end up in the City proper, or in one of the never-ending rings of suburbs.

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Hey nice bike.

Welcome. If you make it to Chicagoland.

There are some nice, scenic roads up 'north ' and there's a group that does a 'flat four ' tour a couple times a year. Keep your eyes open for posts about the group rides

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