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      03-05-2017, 01:34 PM   #1
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Best Chicagoland driving roads?

I will in the Chicago burbs, where the roads are straight, and often full of potholes, with traffic lights and police galore...

Where do you drive in the area for fun? I sometime go to lemont, where the roads are a bit windy, and less stop lights, but again, police galore...

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I will in the Chicago burbs, where the Robards are straight, and often full of potholes, with traffic lights and police galore...

Where do you drive in the area for fun? I sometime go to lemont, where the roads are a bit windy, and less stop lights, but again, police galore...

Thoughts?
Southwest Wisconsin in the area known as The Driftless Area. Take a GPS as it is easy to get lost.
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The Edens at 5 in the morning where everyone is going over 80 mph.
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I will in the Chicago burbs, where the roads are straight, and often full of potholes, with traffic lights and police galore...

Where do you drive in the area for fun? I sometime go to lemont, where the roads are a bit windy, and less stop lights, but again, police galore...

Thoughts?
Are you referring to Bluff road?
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Bluff road used to be decent
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i use www.motorcycleroads.com to find good roads
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Bluff road used to be decent
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Bluff road used to be decent
Bluff out in Lemont? I driven that a few times if that's the one you are referring too.
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Driving fun in Chicago (burbs) is a bit of an oxymoron. Used to enjoy the Kennedy and the I-55 interchange to and from LSD in light traffic, but that's more of a testament to my prior sentence.
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Some of the roads out to and around Starved Rock State Park are good.
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Bluff out in Lemont? I driven that a few times if that's the one you are referring too.
Yup
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Not in Chicagoland but close: IL-2 from Rockford to Dixon winding along the Rock River.
And you also get to see the Black Hawk Statue.

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South of Naperville, right before it turns into Joliet is really nice for straightaways
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http://www.porsche.com/microsite/gts...x#/menu/filter
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2am, Lakeshore drive.

Real talk, there are some great backroads in around STC and Orland Park/Burr-Ridge area.
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Northshore area, Forest Way Drive near Skokie Lagoons and also Sheridan road. Sheridan was recently repaved *knock on wood*. I do it at least once a month.
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Northshore area, Forest Way Drive near Skokie Lagoons and also Sheridan road. Sheridan was recently repaved *knock on wood*. I do it at least once a month.
What part of Sheridan Rd?
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What part of Sheridan Rd?
I'd suspect he's referring to the run starting at Tower Rd in Winnetka and heading North. Other that that, Sheridan Rd is fairly boring. Another poster mentioned Southern Wisconsin, and I'd have to agree with that. Many good possibilities up there.
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I'd suspect he's referring to the run starting at Tower Rd in Winnetka and heading North. Other that that, Sheridan Rd is fairly boring.
Correct. The ravines is a classic section with pretty tight curves and elevation changes. Worth checking out if you're used to the Chicago grid system roads. And, yeah, South of Tower Rd is just straight, mostly flat road.
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294 South 5:30am...I'd be interested in some decent roads to test the suspension...
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I'd suspect he's referring to the run starting at Tower Rd in Winnetka and heading North. Other that that, Sheridan Rd is fairly boring. Another poster mentioned Southern Wisconsin, and I'd have to agree with that. Many good possibilities up there.
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Correct. The ravines is a classic section with pretty tight curves and elevation changes. Worth checking out if you're used to the Chicago grid system roads. And, yeah, South of Tower Rd is just straight, mostly flat road.
Cool. I know Tower Rd, right at Field's BMW on 94. I live just off Sheridan Rd in the city, but I've never driven it up that far. I'll have to check it out.
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