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    04 1150RS bigsur52's Avatar
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    crossing illinois

    Do you have any good suggestions for crossing IL from east to west, instead of using just the interstates? I'll be entering the state within 20 miles or so of Danville.
    Thanks.

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    Nostalgia ride

    I assume you are crossing Indiana on 36. 36 crosses Illinois just south of the old Coast to Coast road. If you want some local flavor this is it. PM me and I will explain how to pick the road up. JON

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    Nodoz

    Perfect!!!!


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    Well, actually I was thinking of crossing Indiana on SR 28. US 36 becomes interstate 72. I guess I could use US 136 cross state or connect with interstate 57 and 7. Is US 136 cross state interesting, or just a slower version of I 72?

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    Destination?

    Where do you want to be when you pop out on the west side of Illinois?

    I disgree with the NoDoz reply above. I have criss-crossed Illinois on various backroads and generally find little or no traffic, light LEO presence, scenic small towns, and interesting mom and pop motels, small town cafes, and small friendly taverns for a cold one at the end of the day. It is real farming country, filled with honest hardworking people who are friendly towards motorcyclists.
    Sure beats racing the truck behemoths on the super slab!

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    I thought I would take a route across northern missouri or southern iowa.

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