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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-06-2004, 03:29 PM
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Riden down this road?

Looks like a good twisty!
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not yet, but i heard there is TONS of sweet roads out by galena.



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Or 52?

Which roade were we talking about last night Anna?

20 looks sweet to
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I rode 52 last summer. Nysh!! Good fast sweeps and nice pavement. The best roads aren't even on that map though. (and I'm not telling you where they are!)

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I LOVE riding to Galena! So pretty...but I haven't been on a bike to Galena in 4 years, so I forget. It's definitely worth the trip though...
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20 is very very nice out near Galena. I drive that quite a bit going to Platteville, etc. elevation changes switch backs tight turns. Cops can be bad sometimes

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I rode 52 last summer. Nysh!! Good fast sweeps and nice pavement. The best roads aren't even on that map though. (and I'm not telling you where they are!)

Oh, quit spankin your evil monkey and tell me where they are!
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Yea I've heard it's nice out that way. So when we gonna put a ride out that way together?


How long does it take to get out that way?


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ANNA's doing that ride, and I'm thinking about going, she incorporates some of these roads in that
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Yea I've heard it's nice out that way. So when we gonna put a ride out that way together?


How long does it take to get out that way?
That's the MN ride you are allready going on... takes 3 hours to get out to Galena
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Re: Riden down this road?

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Looks like a good twisty!
is that the Stage Coach Trail or whatever that is called?

I was talking about 60 last night, that's in MN

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Are you taking everyone down 60 on your ride?
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Are you taking everyone down 60 on your ride?
That is the 100 miles bonus road, most people are pooped by then, but yea - whoever wants to go can.
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60 is worth the extra miles. Hell if I go I'll probably continue north across CoRd's 2, 3, and 5, and also hit Hwy O, A, K, and E in WI.

That's my normal Sunday morning ride when I was back in MN with a little bit of Afton Alps thrown in. About 180 mile RT iirc. Took about 3 hours since there's no traffic. The best part is you'd have everything from the technical side of "O" my god to the high speed sweepers by Mankato.

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60 is worth the extra miles. Hell if I go I'll probably continue north across CoRd's 2, 3, and 5, and also hit Hwy O, A, K, and E in WI.

That's my normal Sunday morning ride when I was back in MN with a little bit of Afton Alps thrown in. About 180 mile RT iirc. Took about 3 hours since there's no traffic. The best part is you'd have everything from the technical side of "O" my god to the high speed sweepers by Mankato.
This guy know's his stuff! Kicker, Tell'em all what 1 up to ely is like! Our little deal's Gap in MN.

Then again, Anna does take'em on 108 and wildcat sunday morning.
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My buddy Frank lives out in Rockford, and he usually organizes a little street ride from his place in Rockford, out to Galena, down a bunch of backroads. I don't know what any of the road names are, and probably couldn't find them on my own... but there are definitely some GOOD roads out there.

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The best roads aren't even on that map though. (and I'm not telling you where they are!)
Was about to say the same thing. Galena area is def. one of the best areas for riding the local twisties. Got smart a few years ago though and bought a JoDavies Co. map which definitely helped. And no that's not the stagecoach trail (but a good guess).
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I grew up in that neck of the woods and there are definitely some sweet roads around Galena and in western WI!
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This guy know's his stuff! Kicker, Tell'em all what 1 up to ely is like!.
1! Don't even get me started. My buddy works up in Rosso for Polaris. He rides there all the time. Some of the roads through the Reservations are great too.....Oh wait...Jay Cooke St. Park (23 iirc). Bumpy but lots of fun. I usually hit this on the way to Aerostich. The last time I did it on a TLS that was set up for the track. I ended up pulling off the grip. Opps. Hey Nick I'll be back in town this weekend. You gonig to be around? Shoot me a PM.
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There are some great back roads out there.

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I rode 52 last summer. Nysh!! Good fast sweeps and nice pavement. The best roads aren't even on that map though. (and I'm not telling you where they are!)
I know the roads in that area quite well. If anyone wants a private tour, just let me know.

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I rode 52 last summer. Nysh!! Good fast sweeps and nice pavement. The best roads aren't even on that map though. (and I'm not telling you where they are!)
I'll probably take 52...or the back roads, on the way to meet up with you guys in Debuque. IT's a bitch having to ride 100 miles up the river to go on these MN rides.
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Bwaaaaahahahahaaaaaaaa.....you guys/gals have to ride 3 hrs to get to curves.
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Bwaaaaahahahahaaaaaaaa.....you guys/gals have to ride 3 hrs to get to curves.
Damn, that sucks, I have to go about 10 minutes!

Anna,
What was it, Rt 3 or something just north of Debuqe(sp) that was 35miles of constant sweepers? And Rt 60 was a blast up there. I love to do that MN ride again sometime!

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What was it, Rt 3 or something just north of Debuqe(sp) that was 35miles of constant sweepers?
it's 52..... so are you going this year with us?





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first map between the green line and counsil hill, is that a road if it is it looks yummy
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first map between the green line and counsil hill, is that a road if it is it looks yummy
Near as I can tell, that is the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad line.

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Near as I can tell, that is the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad line.
so i'm guessing thats a bit of a bumpy run.



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