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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #300 on: October 11, 2021, 08:49:52 PM »

DC is labeled, and the numbers go up to 49. Alaska and Hawaii were excluded from the analysis entirely.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #301 on: October 11, 2021, 08:58:08 PM »

51 is missing
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #302 on: October 11, 2021, 08:58:18 PM »

Illinois is as flat as a pancake.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #303 on: October 11, 2021, 09:16:34 PM »

I don’t know why I thought of this now but the OP (Lorn Carhorn) said something about all Gen-Xers being the same in the Haunted thread.  Does this imply that the OP is a rage filled anti-flat Millennial?  If so, how very against the grain on generational norms.  I’ll leave that to everyone’s interpretation if that means the rage or flat tropes.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #304 on: October 12, 2021, 02:32:07 AM »

Illinois is as flat as a pancake.

No it's not. Otherwise the Ozarks wouldn't have been extended.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #305 on: October 12, 2021, 09:22:41 AM »

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but one thing in Illinois that definitely isn't flat is our governor. Whether you're a supporter of his or not, you have to admit, it's true.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #306 on: October 12, 2021, 07:40:38 PM »

51 is missing
Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or US Virgin Islands. These places although technically territories of the United States are not ranked too for various reasons.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #307 on: October 12, 2021, 07:41:41 PM »

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but one thing in Illinois that definitely isn't flat is our governor. Whether you're a supporter of his or not, you have to admit, it's true.
I call him Pork Chops lol he has about three chins and more rolls than a bakery.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #308 on: October 12, 2021, 08:28:57 PM »

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but one thing in Illinois that definitely isn't flat is our governor. Whether you're a supporter of his or not, you have to admit, it's true.
I call him Pork Chops lol he has about three chins and more rolls than a bakery.

Doesn’t sound flat to me, therefore it is only logical to conclude Illinois isn’t flat. 
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #309 on: October 13, 2021, 06:48:51 AM »

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but one thing in Illinois that definitely isn't flat is our governor. Whether you're a supporter of his or not, you have to admit, it's true.
I call him Pork Chops lol he has about three chins and more rolls than a bakery.

Doesn’t sound flat to me, therefore it is only logical to conclude Illinois isn’t flat.
I guess it isn't considering J.B.'s multiple chins and stomachs.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #310 on: October 13, 2021, 07:16:06 AM »

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but one thing in Illinois that definitely isn't flat is our governor. Whether you're a supporter of his or not, you have to admit, it's true.
I call him Pork Chops lol he has about three chins and more rolls than a bakery.

Doesn’t sound flat to me, therefore it is only logical to conclude Illinois isn’t flat.
I guess it isn't considering J.B.'s multiple chins and stomachs.

Are the multiple chins flat?  If they aren’t, then Illinois isn’t flat…only logical. 
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #311 on: October 13, 2021, 09:11:56 AM »




It's interesting to see that Iowa is ranked lower than Texas.  After driving around Iowa this past weekend, I can see why.  That's what inspired this thought:

If we're comparing Iowa and Illinois, Iowa has the Loess Hills, while Illinois has less hills.  :D
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #312 on: October 13, 2021, 10:36:38 AM »

If Hawaii and Alaska were on the rankings it would beat some parts of the mainland for least flat state. Ill admit Hawaii will beat California given that Hawaii has less flat parts due to its terrain influenced by volcanoes. Also it has some of the best scenic roads too like Road to Hana in Maui or the scenic drive on Big Island they give CA-1 a run for its money.

Same for Alaska though. It would have to be the least flat state too.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #313 on: October 13, 2021, 02:59:48 PM »

This guy is seriously back for more ridicule after the Haunted thread fiasco?

Yes, I'm amazed (well not really) that he keeps coming back for more ridicule.  (I did catch some of the Haunted thread fiasco before it went to forum purgatory)

Seems you didn’t, it was such a spooky thread that it disappeared like a ghost!  I might be able to offer you some low quality grainy images as proof that it existed.

Wow. The thread didn't just get locked, but it got deleted? That doesn't happen very often. It must have gotten really crazy in there between the time I saw it for the last time and when someone pulled the plug on it.

I'd love to see the mods' explanation for this and what prompted the decision. (There's my occasional call for more transparency).

It was just a total cluster f%^} from my own observation as someone who was part of that thread.  Lots of insults were hurled back and forth amid the backdrop of Illinois roadways somehow being haunted/not flat.  Suffice to say there was almost nothing (being generous) of value in said thread.

They weren't even particularly good or entertaining insults.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #314 on: October 13, 2021, 07:36:42 PM »

The Dobson study on flattest states also included a map of the flattest areas. Unfortunately, I was unable to find a higher resolution image:



I had no idea just how flat the Red River area of ND/MN was. That certainly explains the high flatness rankings of those states. Crash-It can find peace in the fact that Grand Forks, North Dakota is flatter than Chicago.

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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #315 on: October 13, 2021, 08:23:26 PM »

There is only one neighborhood in Chicago that has hills and that's the Beverly neighborhood on the Southside.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #316 on: October 13, 2021, 08:24:49 PM »

Illinois isn't just funny, it is hill areas.


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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #317 on: October 14, 2021, 01:16:33 PM »

There is only one neighborhood in Chicago that has hills and that's the Beverly neighborhood on the Southside.

More than that, Ashburn, Austin, Craigin, Dunning Gresham, and Roseland also have hilly sections.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #318 on: October 14, 2021, 10:23:41 PM »

There is only one neighborhood in Chicago that has hills and that's the Beverly neighborhood on the Southside.
Once you leave the Chicago city limits, you are surrounded by Hickory Hills, Palos Hills, Lake in the Hills, Hillside, Clarendon Hills, Mount Prospect, Vernon Hills, Chicago Heights, Palos Heights, Harwood Heights, Woodridge, Park Ridge, and Burr Ridge. Oh, and one flat suburb, Des Plaines.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #319 on: October 15, 2021, 10:05:13 AM »

Illinois isn't just funny, it is hill areas.


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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #320 on: October 15, 2021, 10:08:16 AM »

There is only one neighborhood in Chicago that has hills and that's the Beverly neighborhood on the Southside.
Once you leave the Chicago city limits, you are surrounded by Hickory Hills, Palos Hills, Lake in the Hills, Hillside, Clarendon Hills, Mount Prospect, Vernon Hills, Chicago Heights, Palos Heights, Harwood Heights, Woodridge, Park Ridge, and Burr Ridge. Oh, and one flat suburb, Des Plaines.
Funny you mention that, because all of those suburbs have slightly hilly terrain except for Des Plaines.Kane and McHenry counties are the hilliest in the area with elevations reaching 1000ft in some areas and even steep grade warning signs.


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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #321 on: October 15, 2021, 10:14:08 AM »

I noticed a certain “someone” just discovered the wider road world.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #322 on: October 15, 2021, 02:34:55 PM »

There is only one neighborhood in Chicago that has hills and that's the Beverly neighborhood on the Southside.

More than that, Ashburn, Austin, Craigin, Dunning Gresham, and Roseland also have hilly sections.
No they don't.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #323 on: October 15, 2021, 02:50:00 PM »

I noticed a certain “someone” just discovered the wider road world.  :rolleyes:

And, my oh my, that certain someone received a nice smackdown.
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Re: Illinois isn't flat
« Reply #324 on: October 15, 2021, 03:18:25 PM »

I noticed a certain “someone” just discovered the wider road world.  :rolleyes:

And, my oh my, that certain someone received a nice smackdown.

Was inevitable once the bear was poked via not cropping the dashboard/hood out.  :poke:
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