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I'm asking for help since a number of you are better with the scenic routes than I will ever be...hint, hint...Matt, Scott, Jesse

I am trying to find a scenic route down to Darien, WI where I-43 and US-14 meet. Mapquest, Yahoo, Delorme, and Microsoft S&T all have me taking I-43 from New Berlin into Darien for a better part of 40 miles. Since I will be taking this route tomorrow on my bike, I would like to stay off of I-43 as much as possible.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!!
 

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You could take 59 down into Whitewater, then pickup 89 in whitewater to 14 to Darien. It's not that bad of a ride but will add some significant time.

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let's see here. This would be the way I would take to get there because it's sort of direct and you can still make some time. I don't know how long it would take you to get there but you could plot it in Streets and trips and see. Not the absolute twistiest but there will be no interstate.

Starting from New Berlin:

South on Moreland Rd (cty O)
Turn W onto Janesville Rd (will turn into Cty L eventually)
Cty L West all the way to East Troy
L will end at Hwy 20
Right (west) on hwy 20 to ES
Take ES Southwest until you hit Cty A
Take A west until just past Millard.
Just past Millard turn South (left) onto cty O
Take Cty O South to Delevan.
Turn right (west) from O to hwy 11.
Turn SW onto Beloit St
Beloit should lead you to hwy X
Take hwy X SW to hwy 14 and the city of Darien
 

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welll I guess I'll third the idea , although if you can leave some more time for riding you might want to get a detailed map and take some of the back roads( you know , the kind that aren't on a state map). I think if you stop in at Barnes and Noble they have county maps that show all the roads. Or maybe even a state atlas , although these are hard to stuff in a tank bag but not a back pack.
 

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Thanks alot for the help guys...I really appreciate it. I think for this trip I am going to do the 59 to 89 route that Scott suggested. I don't know why I didn't think of 59 earlier since I've been on it a number of times. I totally missed it when I was looking at the maps that we have plastered all over the place in the truck shop here at work.

Matt, it's not that I don't like your route, but after reading what you suggested I got worried that I might miss a turn and get temporarily lost and make it down into IL later than I'm expected.

Jesse, thanks for your suggestion as well. I might just head over to Barnes tonight and pick something up for the trip home and for future rides. Or, I'll get a GPS on my bike like Matt :twofinger

Thanks again!
 

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Ut oh, looks like someone is heading down to Marengo. :D
 

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Jake said:
Ut oh, looks like someone is heading down to Marengo. :D
Bingo!!!

All I have to say is the ride down here was incredible. It was so nice to stay off the expressway the whole way.

Jim and Michelle say HI to everyone!
 

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