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Old 10-05-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Central IL fun roads?

Hey everyone. Just moved to central IL from st.louis, MO... and wow is it miserable here for car enthusiasts. There is a cop on every corner, and I have not found one single reasonably long fun road. My question is...to those of you in the area, have you found any fun country roads?
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:20 AM   #2
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Move to Northern IL towards Chicago lol.. In all honestly Im not to familiar with the area you are in, but Im sure someone else will help you out soon. Is it really that miserable out there?
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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Your screwed. Should of moved to central wi as you have a mix of gravel and paved....miss those days
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:11 AM   #4
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go north west towards Galena. Fun road called blackjack. 10-15 miles of s turns and changing elavation (for Illinois, i know this isn't Colorado).
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:44 AM   #5
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That the road that runs near the Mississippi?
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:39 AM   #6
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What part of central IL. I'm new to champaign but found a few tasties in the surroundin
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:24 PM   #7
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Move to Northern IL towards Chicago lol.. In all honestly Im not to familiar with the area you are in, but Im sure someone else will help you out soon. Is it really that miserable out there?

I've found about 15-20 2008 or newer wrx/sti's out here....and i've gotten 1 wave. I have no clue what is with these people. Back in st.louis, i got waves from the other side of a divided highway... So yeah, the subaru scene sucks here. And yes, haven't found too many fun roads. I'd rather in be in chicago, but work brought me here instead


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go north west towards Galena. Fun road called blackjack. 10-15 miles of s turns and changing elavation (for Illinois, i know this isn't Colorado).
Thanks, i'll check it out.

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What part of central IL. I'm new to champaign but found a few tasties in the surroundin
Peoria to be exact
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:27 PM   #8
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Welcome to broke azz IL. The Galena area suggestion is good. Also look near the Ottawa area for roads near the rivers. Spend some time on Google maps and take some roadtrips. It's a good way to explore your new home area and burn some hydrocarbons. Cops on every corner? There is a lot of crappy IL drama the closer you get to the city but it really isn't that bad. Just keep an eye out and use good judgement.
Some of us don't have time for that waving BS unless we actually know who you are. So don't worry too much about it. Plus it is a lot different than it used to be, Subarus are generally more mainstream and getting "Civic" affordable as they get older.

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:15 PM   #9
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I'm in Peoria too. Lemme know if you ever wanna cruise.

For roads, I'm always lookin too, mostly for my bike though. Farmdale Rd to Veterans Rd from East Peoria to Morton is decent. Usually no traffic, and never seen a cop until pretty close to Morton. It's not long, but it's somethin. Bittersweet branches off from that and looks curvy on the map, but I've never run it.

Taking 29 up the river and then 26 back down was a decent cruise, but not super exciting. If you have a GPS there's a few curvy roads along 26.

I read recently that there's some good roads near Mossville, but I haven't had a chance to check them out yet. I usually keep the exploring to the bike, and it's getting chilly out...
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:11 PM   #10
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I've been in Peoria since February this year, moved in from Michigan for work. I've seen a few wrxs and stis, but doesn't seem to be a subie community here. If anyone has ideas for a get together someday, I'd be onboard.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:32 AM   #11
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I'm from the Peoria area and I've got myself a hawkeye haven't had it to long do I'm kind of new to the scene I'm always down to meet some fellow suby owners but doesn't seem to be many around seem to only seem them on the roads and not at meets, love to get a cruise around sometime soon. I road I always loved on my bike or car was Rt 8, if your heading towards Kickapoo on War Memorial you take a left on koerner road just passed American( the store) and then that leads down to Route 8, has some pretty fun curves never had probs with cops except for once. I mainly just like it because it's close and it was on the way to my brother in laws shop, hit my up if you every want to cruise it
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:14 PM   #12
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I find myself traveling to other states for fun roads.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:37 PM   #13
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There used to be MWSOC cruises to fun road destinations, those were always a great time. And always out of state
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:35 PM   #14
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There used to be MWSOC cruises to fun road destinations, those were always a great time. And always out of state
I finally got my WRX and now no one ever organizes anything around here anymore.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:40 PM   #15
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Then lets arrange something
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:04 PM   #16
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I'd love to. I just keep watching the boards. Though being a newbie, I surely have no idea how to go about setting something up.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:41 AM   #17
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Then lets arrange something
I'd come. If it happens, post it in this thread so I get an email, otherwise I'll probably miss it lol.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:01 PM   #18
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I'd come. If it happens, post it in this thread so I get an email, otherwise I'll probably miss it lol.
Will do for sure I see these subies driving around but never meet the people, what do you drive?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:43 PM   #19
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I'd come. If it happens, post it in this thread so I get an email, otherwise I'll probably miss it lol.
I'm out now if any one is interested in a short meet/cruise
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:06 AM   #20
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I drive an '07 Legacy GT spec.B, stage 2.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:58 AM   #21
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I drive an '07 Legacy GT spec.B, stage 2.
That's sick, looking forward to seeing someday soon!
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:21 AM   #22
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You've got to find the roads that go up/down the bluffs in this area. I know where a number of them are. The problem is that most of them aren't that long....but it's better than nothing and you're in central IL, so pickers cant be choosers.

Any of you guys work at Cat? Which facility?
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:42 AM   #23
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You've got to find the roads that go up/down the bluffs in this area. I know where a number of them are. The problem is that most of them aren't that long....but it's better than nothing and you're in central IL, so pickers cant be choosers.

Any of you guys work at Cat? Which facility?
All you got to do is take me with you, and I don't work there
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:58 AM   #24
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Any of you guys work at Cat? Which facility?
I'm at TC-E. Where are you?

We should all meet and cruise or just talk cars or something. Seems like we could have a decent little group. Anyone going to the big meet in STL this summer?
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:13 AM   #25
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I'm at TC-E. Where are you?

We should all meet and cruise or just talk cars or something. Seems like we could have a decent little group. Anyone going to the big meet in STL this summer?
I'm planning on being there. We should all cruise down together, might be perdy sweet.
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