My little trip from a place in Wis to home

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  • My little trip from a place in Wis to home

    Got a place, I call the bunker, just outside of Lake Geneva, Wis. When I go up there I normally take the fastest route so I can get to either start working around the place or unwind. Anyway, I am always looking for ways to travel back home and stay on two lane county roads, or roads that have no lane markings, as long as I can before hitting major highways or dense population centers - cities, towns, etc. This time coming back from the bunker, using GPS, I managed to get to Long Grove, Illinois. Can't remember all the roads I took but It was scenic with tree tunnels, curves, and small hills, for Wis and Ill, that looked out over open stretches of land. It is hard to find roads/areas that have not been overly built up for residential development or commercial development. Long Grove is a small town just south of Rt. 22 around the junction of Rt. 53 and 83. What normally takes an hour and a half to and from the bunker, tacks on an extra hour when going home, but I don't mind since it allows me the chance to explore and relax while listening to tunes; also helps to bring the blood pressure down. This is the farthest south I have been able to go before hitting densely populated areas. What made this trip more enjoyable was that Wis and Ill found the funds to repave roads that previously loosened my fillings.

    I know you guys in the south and west have great roads to ride, as I have been on some of them, so any lonely roads I can find in northern Ill and lower Wis between home and the bunker is a plus/pleasure to travel, to what otherwise would be either congested or on a super slab. This probably is not as exciting as the normal "road trips" but it is relaxing and challenging to find serene viewing.

    What I is also nice about this trip and future trips is that it eases me back into life in Chicago.

    "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)

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    Sounds like you found some good roads, any pictures of your ride?
    Dave - High up in Arizona - 2012/GL1800

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      Originally posted by 530ktm View Post
      Sounds like you found some good roads, any pictures of your ride?
      I wish! I use the GPS and road by the seat of my pants so to speak. If I had a GoPro I'd have film to show. But I tell you that it was the best ride I ever had coming back from property outside of Lake Geneva to Chicago.
      "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)

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