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Old 11-22-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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so are there any good spots in or around bloomington il to go crawling at?
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:48 AM   #2
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short answer... not that we have found.

Some of the guys have home courses down in Decatur and I have my course over in Champaign/Danville.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:08 PM   #3
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I've been in Bloomington for three years and still looking for a spot. I did find some nasty rip-rap off of Hamilton along the tracks by SF's Corporate South complex.

I think I saw an area near Constitution Trail off of Hershey, I have to check it out.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:52 PM   #4
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that is no good. I want to get a rc but if there rally is no where to run it
maybe I should get a mrc
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:25 PM   #5
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I think I found a spot to run a mini rock crawler. The Financial Office/ Bank next to the Jewel on Oakland and Mercer has some decorative rock by their drainage. Only problem is that it is private property.

Did you scout out any thing over at Miller Park?

Also there may be something out at GE Park.
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:08 PM   #6
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As far as I know there really isnt any place in bloomington,so thats why we built our own courses I live in Le Roy and my buiddy lives in stanford heres some pics.The first ones are my house




These are at my buddys house



goes up to the garage roof!
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:23 AM   #7
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you need to host a comp on that pile!
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you need to host a comp on that pile!
That wouldnt be a problem!!We have little comps about everyweekend there is 7 or 8 of us playin on it we set up tennis balls and have a few frostys and do some crawlin
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That wouldnt be a problem!!We have little comps about everyweekend there is 7 or 8 of us playin on it we set up tennis balls and have a few frostys and do some crawlin
That's a damn serious home course.. love it!
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:30 PM   #10
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There are several of us over here in bloomington looking for a place to compete...this is the countys best kept secret!! let me know when you have a get together. 309-287-3658
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There are several of us over here in bloomington looking for a place to compete...this is the countys best kept secret!! let me know when you have a get together. 309-287-3658
sent yo a pm!!
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:19 AM   #12
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We found a place in town also, by Tri-lakes...not near as nice as the course at the house..wow thats crazy!
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:19 PM   #13
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wheres the place by tri-lakes?I have a buddy by there that has a few crawlers and a place in a creek to play in!!

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Its "private property" but my friend owns the land and all the "stuff" on it so he lets us crawl out there.
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There are several of us over here in bloomington looking for a place to compete...this is the countys best kept secret!! let me know when you have a get together. 309-287-3658
Go to this page (Exceed Mad Torque Super Build) and you'll see some newer pics of outdoor course and couple of indoor for cold days of crawling, just scroll down towards bottom of page to see. I'm buddy of the guy from Leroy that lives in Stanford which is about 13 miles west of bloomington
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I'm new to this RC Crawlin thing but so far I'm having a blast I live here in Champaign. I just acquired an axial wraith not really a comp crawler but I really like the scale crawling and would love to see how it's capability and my skill would do next to some of the ax10 crawlers.
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I'm new to this RC Crawlin thing but so far I'm having a blast I live here in Champaign. I just acquired an axial wraith not really a comp crawler but I really like the scale crawling and would love to see how it's capability and my skill would do next to some of the ax10 crawlers.
Welcome to your new addictionSince its cold out I have built a little pile of rocks in my garage we play on if you want to come by some time and give the wraith a try on it we usually get together on saturdays and crawl all night!!I can pm you next time we are planning on doing some crawlin I live in Le Roy right off I74 about 20 minutes from champaign make sure you can take some razzing and also give it out!!Or if the snow is gone we can play on the outdoor course
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:41 PM   #18
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Finally found a small spot in Bloomington. Rollingbrook Park off of Hershey between Lincoln and Oakland. The area is small and the cluster of rocks are separated by lots of vegetation but it has some interesting breakovers, sidehills and ledges.
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Finally found a small spot in Bloomington. Rollingbrook Park off of Hershey between Lincoln and Oakland. The area is small and the cluster of rocks are separated by lots of vegetation but it has some interesting breakovers, sidehills and ledges.
cool man, i'll have to stop by there and check it out, may have to meet there and try it out, gonna be at least middle next week before hitec gets my 7950 back to me for the xr10
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i'd also like to try the rock quarry they have at the imperial buffet, but i bet they would'nt like a bunch a guys playing on it
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