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The ride to Galena is lovely!

From the south, the happiest route detours northwest immediately at the north edge of Hanover. Follow Blackjack Road through twisties, ascend the hills and enjoy scenic views over fields and valleys. Be alert for a short construction zone with washboard gravel. Descend through more twisties into quaint Galena and enjoy great touring, shopping in the 1840's district, and fine dining! It's a perfect day for a couple!

An alternate route is due north from Hanover. Get past the rough two-lane, then very smooth roads open for sweeping, high-speed curves and fun ascents and descents.

On he way south from Galena through Hanover, pass through shaded leafy areas, ride alongside the Mississippi as freight trains greet you, tour the superb hills in Palisades State Park, and enjoy fellow riders on the Great River Road. It's a very pretty ride!

Pictured is an '09 883C near President Grant's house.

I had a great time leaning the bike through the swoopy curves on the highway south of Galena!

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https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2663903,-90.3965565,11z



Thanks for posting the ride report - I love seeing where other people ride...



BTW, in your actual posting code, you want to see only one set of [IMG][/IMG]
tags show up on either side of the link to your picture - You don't want the
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If the [IMG][/IMG] code comes along when you copy the link from your hosting site,
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You should check out Council Hill Station. It's off W.Council Hill rd. On N. Hill Rd.
Between Scales Mound, New Diggins, Galena. It's a local tourist attraction.
Awesome place and nice ride.
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Nice ride. I've been through Galena a few times over the years.
Mostly on my coast to coast trips. Rt 20 goes from Boston, MA to Newport OR.
I actually broke down in Stockton one 4th of July on my '03 Sporty.
Met a lot of great people that helped my get back on the road.
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Live in Illinois. Many trips to Galena. More enjoyable roads than you might expect in the tri-state (IL, WI, IA) area.

Watched Field of Dreams last night. My CFO reminded me that the initial street scenes with Moonlight Graham (Burt Lancaster) were filmed in Galena.
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Mostly on my coast to coast trips. Rt 20 goes from Boston, MA to Newport OR.
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We have one new granddaughter in Boston and another in Portland. Been kicking around the idea of doing a Boston to Newport ride via Rt 20.

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Live in Illinois. Many trips to Galena. More enjoyable roads than you might expect in the tri-state (IL, WI, IA) area.

Watched Field of Dreams last night. My CFO reminded me that the initial street scenes with Moonlight Graham (Burt Lancaster) were filmed in Galena.
I live across the big river in Dubuque IA. Field of Dreams was mainly filmed 15 miles west in Dyersville. The set is still there.
Hwy 20 is a horrible road once you cross the river into IL.

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