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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Iowa and Galena roads?

Can you guys suggest some good roads in the Galena and Iowa area that are clean and twisty. I looked on mapquest and I see alot of squigly lines on the Iowa side but I dont know what condition the roads are especially the ones by the river. I think some of them flooded a few months ago.

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Paul's ride tomorrow would be a good opportunity to discover some of these first hand.

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I would go but my riding day is a Sunday, I have to work tomorrow
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Where were going we don't need roads

The two best roads I know of in the area of Galena / Elizabeth have been:

#1 Derinda Rd
The path that starts before the town of Elizabeth and runs south to the Mississppi Palisades State Park

#2 Elizabeth Scales
Through the town of Elizabeth and go to South Georgetown Rd then make a right onto Elizabeth Scales (you will see some sort of park sign on the right), eventually you will get to stagecoach rd and make a left (I think itís a stop sign).

I donít know all of this for sure because Iím usually riding with a pack of old guys who know exactly where they are going, but we usually arrive in the town of. Both roads are normally clean but I would run them once slow to make sure.

IMO Derinda Rd is some of the best street riding you will get in this State.
There are other great roads in the area but I just donít know the names of them. So have fun exploring.
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