Best roller coaster roads.

Thursday, August 28, 2003 8:55 PM
I know this is prob. an offseason question, but I was just wondering if there are any spots on the roads that bring back roller-coaster like feelings? I have found one in the Chicagoland area that gives a nice pop of pseudo-air. On the Elgin-O'hare expressway, going westbond, both lanes, right about where the Flyers stadium is, there is a nice double-dip that always brings a little smile to my face. Was wondering if there are any others out there you have found?
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Thursday, August 28, 2003 9:43 PM
Train tracks in chicago :)

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Friday, August 29, 2003 1:36 AM
There's alot of back roads near me that are like that. Especially if you have a little bit of speed going over the dips.

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Friday, August 29, 2003 5:37 AM
I know of a few where the road rises to cross over railroad tracks... they give some nice air. I know of one in particular that features a right-hand curve on one side and a left-hand curve on the other, so you get some laterals as well :)

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Friday, August 29, 2003 6:45 AM
Literally speaking, there actually is a "Roller Coaster Road" in Colorado. :) We discovered it somewhere between Colorado Springs and Denver when we got off of I-25 to avoid traffic. I really wish we had taken a picture of the sign.

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Friday, August 29, 2003 7:14 AM
The best single pop of air I've ever felt in a car is near Waynesville, Ohio, right outside the Renaissance Festival grounds.

Almost every road in Ohio's Amish country is like a roller coaster. My parents-in-law live up there so I get to drive them all the time. There's one part of state Route 571 that looks like the first hill of Colossus, with a little curve right at the top. But coming from the south, you don't know there's a curve there... no signs or any warnings at all. I've almost died there many times. :)

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Friday, August 29, 2003 7:16 AM
West Virginia... Just pick any road in West Virginia...

*rolleyes*

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Friday, August 29, 2003 7:30 AM
Any road? OK, Interstate 70 through Wheeling. I win! ;)

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Friday, August 29, 2003 7:59 AM
I know some back road towards Racine,WI had crazy air. I belive it was a railroad crossing and we hit it around 50mph. :)

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Friday, August 29, 2003 8:18 AM
Where is it on the Elgin-Ohare? I take that road every day to work and never noticed a "double-dip" (though I do exit at Gary ave)

When I lived in Madison, WI there was this awesome bridge by Regent St and Grant that I always flew over. It was amazing. They have since redone the bridge and made it flat :-(

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Friday, August 29, 2003 9:03 AM
The road I live on is 4 miles of tight, sharp bunny hops . Even at 45 mph, you get plenty of suspension travel (and almost zilch sight-distance). It ends in a ski-jump type intersection. I can't imagine how it must be at 70, but have no desire to try. 6 people have died in the last 6 years on it... the last flew around 70 horizontal and 50 vertical ft before landing wrong and kissing a tree. :( That pretty well ended any inclination for me towards trying it off of a roller-coaster.
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Friday, August 29, 2003 9:29 AM
The Elgin-Ohare dip is right across from the Schaumburg Flyers stadium heading westbound (towards 20). Both lanes have it.
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Friday, August 29, 2003 9:33 AM
Before the 210 freeway was put up around my area, there was this nice little stretch of street that was just constant hills.
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Friday, August 29, 2003 11:09 AM
In Wisconsin, Hwy M (aka Country Aire) between Hwy 60 and the next road south of that (can't remember the name right now) has three hills in a row that can provide some very noticeable air. Also, a bit after that, not long before the road turns west (when approaching from the north), there is a double-down hill that also can provide noticeable air!

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Friday, August 29, 2003 11:32 AM
Try to find a straight, flat patch of road anywhere in Southern Indiana. Just try. :)

--Ryan

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Friday, August 29, 2003 11:44 AM
Ryan, you're being sarcastic, right? S. Indiana is hilly, but it's all rolling-type hills, as far as I've seen....

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Friday, August 29, 2003 11:46 AM
A couple of nice desert roads in Arizona provide some nice air. :)

I'd also like to state the airtime hill in the movie "A Guy Thing" because that just looked sweet.

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Friday, August 29, 2003 12:17 PM
There are some nice coaster roads out here where I live in Amish: Hartville Oh. Lots of train tracks and back roads that are hilly with plenty of turns.
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Friday, August 29, 2003 5:45 PM
There is cut-off road going into Branson from the south that pulls some big Gs at the bottom of a hill. I swear it pulled more Gs than Wildfire (this was going about the speed limit). Maybe Markey should start going after all of these roads that pull high Gs. Anyway, a lot of the roads up in that area remind me of a terrain-hugging mine train.

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Friday, August 29, 2003 6:04 PM

Ryan, you're being sarcastic, right? S. Indiana is hilly, but it's all rolling-type hills, as far as I've seen....

Well, I was exaggerating a bit, but the area where I live has awesome hills. Hell, the city itself is built on a large hill.

Say, did you ever get your free roll from Breen Park? ;)

--Ryan

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*** This post was edited by Legend_n_Raven 8/29/2003 10:12:35 PM ***

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