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Sept. 11th Events Update

Renee and I would like to thank all of the First Responders who work so hard every day!

Thank You!!

Paper Maps:

If you saw our pictures from the our Labor Day weekend you might have seen the picture of me looking at one of our paper maps:

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I have been using our maps in the Driftless Area this season and I find them to be an invaluable resource.  I have used them to see how close we are to towns for gas (and bathrooms).  I have also used them to find an alternative route around a closed road.  They are a great tool to show other riders and passengers when they want to know where they are on the route and what is ahead.  So, if you are heading out for a ride in the Driftless Area consider taking one of our maps along.

Driftless Challenge:

We are about 1/3 of the way through the September Driftless Challenge, so there is still plenty of time to enter.  September and October are the last two Driftless Challenge Months.

Remember, all monthly Driftless Challenge winners will be entered in a drawing for the 2019 Driftless Challenge Grand Prize!!

Upcoming Driftless Events:

Driftless Area events are starting to slow down a bit, but there are still plenty of great events coming up.  Be sure to check out the Vitesnik Customer Appreciation event on Sept. 28th.  Driftless Road Adventures will have a booth and will be leading a ride in the afternoon.

September 14th:

September 21st:

September 28th:

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Reminders:

  • Planning on trying out one of our routes?  If you are interested in paper maps or pre-loaded SD cards with the routes or tracks, visit the Driftless Store today!  Your purchases go directly back into the site to help us keep it free for all to use!
  • Don’t forget to get your photos in for August’s Driftless Challenge!

Hope you are having a great week!  Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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Labor Day Wrap Up & Sept. 4th Events Update

Labor day weekend holds a special place in our hearts because it is our anniversary.  We usually celebrate by taking a long weekend motorcycle trip, and this year was no exception.  This year we decided to return to the Driftless Area and ride a couple of our favorite routes; the Arcadia Route and the Buena Vista Route.

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The roads and the scenery were incredible.  We are always amazed at the variety of wildlife and changing geography we see in a relatively small area.  We had an amazing weekend!

Driftless Challenge:

Nat P. was the winner of the August Driftless Challenge.  Congratulations Nat!  With the end of the August Challenge comes the start of the September Driftless Challenge.  There are only 2 more Driftless Challenges left in 2019 (Sept. and Oct.), so don’t delay, and remember that the winners from each month are entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of October.

Upcoming Driftless Events:

The weekend of September 7th is another big weekend for Driftless Events.  These events are great opportunities to meet some other riders or to ride in a new area.  Check these out:

September 7th:

September 14th:

September 21st:

Reminders:

  • Planning on trying out one of our routes?  If you are interested in paper maps or pre-loaded SD cards with the routes or tracks, visit the Driftless Store today!  Your purchases go directly back into the site to help us keep it free for all to use!
  • Don’t forget to get your photos in for August’s Driftless Challenge!

Hope you are having a great week!  Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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August 28th Events Update

Big Weekend of Riding Coming Up!!
 

The weather forecast for this long weekend looks like little to no rain and some cooler than normal temperatures in the Driftless Area.  We hope that everyone has a chance to get out for some riding this weekend.  We always try to have a little getaway for our anniversary, and number 31 is on the 3rd so we have plans to ride in the Driftless Area ourselves this weekend.   If you see us out and about somewhere, be sure to wave or stop by to say hi!!

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Road Construction Ahead:

Is it just us or have you noticed that there seems to be more road work going on now than usual?  Maybe it was the late, wet spring, or the summer flooding, but if you are seeing too much of this:
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and you want more of this:
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you might consider buying one of our waterproof paper maps.  In addition to showing you our amazing routes, you can use them to navigate road closures and detours to get back on your way quickly!

Driftless Challenge:

The August Driftless Challenge will end this Saturday (August 31st).  The September Driftless Challenge will begin on Sunday.  The August winner will be announced early next week.  Get your pictures in by Saturday night to be entered into the August Challenge!!

 August 31st:

September 7th:

September 14th:

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Reminders:

  • Planning on trying out one of our routes?  If you are interested in paper maps or pre-loaded SD cards with the routes or tracks, visit the Driftless Store today!  Your purchases go directly back into the site to help us keep it free for all to use!
  • Don’t forget to get your photos in for August’s Driftless Challenge!

Hope you are having a great week!  Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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August 21st Events Update

You can’t ride EVERY weekend, can you?
This summer we have been very busy with riding, events, and the normal activities that go along with working on a fixer upper house (our son’s).  This past weekend, I had to take some time to do (slightly overdue) scheduled maintenance.
So Sunday was spent on an oil and filter change, final drive oil change, final drive spline inspection,  spark plug and air filter change, valve clearance measurement, brake pad and disc measurement, and service message reset.  It took most of the day, but I like doing this kind of work because it keeps me in tune with the condition of my bike and of course, it saves money.  But, based on how my knees felt on Monday, I think I need to take some of the money I saved and buy a bike lift, LOL!
Do you work on your bike?  Send us a note and tell us about some of the work you do (or what you will not do).

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There is only one event I could find in the Driftless Area this weekend.  If you aren’t going to Wisconscoot, you might want to try out one of our many routes.  If you do, take some pictures and enter the August Driftless Challenge.

August 24th:

August 31st:

September 7th:

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

 

Reminders:

  • Planning on trying out one of our routes?  If you are interested in paper maps or pre-loaded SD cards with the routes or tracks, visit the Driftless Store today!  Your purchases go directly back into the site to help us keep it free for all to use!
  • Don’t forget to get your photos in for August’s Driftless Challenge!

Hope you are having a great week!  Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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Twistar Wrap Up and Updated Events

Twistar 2.0 LaCrosse:

This past weekend Driftless Road Adventures teamed up with the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association (MSTA) and Lone Wolf Productions (Creator of the Trans-Wisconsin Adventure Trail) to host Twistar 2.0.  This was a throwback to the once annual event.
Over 20 riders attended this “just for fun” event and the weather and the roads were amazing.  Following are some highlights of the weekend:
Group Photos Courtesy of Shelley Cafeohlai

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There are plenty of events taking place this weekend and most of them are charity events or fundraisers.  Please consider attending one of these events or contributing to their causes.

August 17th:

August 24th:

August 31st:

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

 

Reminders:

  • Planning on trying out one of our routes?  If you are interested in paper maps or pre-loaded SD cards with the routes or tracks, visit the Driftless Store today!  Your purchases go directly back into the site to help us keep it free for all to use!
  • Don’t forget to get your photos in for August’s Driftless Challenge!

Hope you are having a great week!  Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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August 7th Events Update

Last weekend we were invited to ride the Wisconsin Triangle Route with the Dainese Chicago Motocamping group.  The weather was perfect and everyone had a blast riding the back roads of Southwest Wisconsin.  The views, as always, were spectacular and lunch at Vicki’s in Muscoda was a big hit.  I think that many of the group will be returning to ride (and eat) again soon!  Our thanks to Michele and the Dainese Chicago team for including us.
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The MSTA Twistar event will have something for everyone!  Tons of gorgeous paved roads, PLUS dual sport rides led by Chad Berger, creator of the Trans-Wisconsin Adventure Trail.  We hope to see you there!

August 10th:

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August 17th:

August 24th:

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Reminders:

  • Planning on trying out one of our routes?  If you are interested in paper maps or pre-loaded SD cards with the routes or tracks, visit the Driftless Store today!  Your purchases go directly back into the site to help us keep it free for all to use!
  • Don’t forget to get your photos in for August’s Driftless Challenge!

Hope you are having a great week!  Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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July 31st Events Update

Recently our good friend John Panek published an article about Driftless Road Adventures in the Chicago Region BMW Owners Association and Windy City Miata Club newsletters.  Click HERE to see the online version of John’s article.
Thanks so much for helping us get the word out about our site!
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Dale with Johnny Scheff and John Panek
Also, consider joining us in LaCrosse for the Twistar on August 9th-11th.

August 2nd:

August 10th:

August 17th:

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Reminders:

  • Planning on trying out one of our routes?  If you are interested in paper maps or pre-loaded SD cards with the routes or tracks, visit the Driftless Store today!  Your purchases go directly back into the site to help us keep it free for all to use!

Hope you are having a great week!  Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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July 23rd Events Update

Great pictures for the Driftless Challenge have been pouring in this month.  If you need any more incentive to try our routes, check out these great shots!!  Enter soon…another prize will be given out at the end of the month!

If you miss the July Challenge, don’t worry!  We will be running monthly challenges through October.

July 27th:

August 2nd:

August 10th:

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Reminders:

  • Planning on trying out one of our routes?  If you are interested in paper maps or pre-loaded SD cards with the routes or tracks, visit the Driftless Store today!  Your purchases go directly back into the site to help us keep it free for all to use!

Hope you are having a great week!  Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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July 17th Events Update + Vacation Photos

For the past 2 weeks we have been on an adventure of our own,  visiting and riding with our son and daughter–in-law from Seattle to Mt. Rainier to Mt. St. Helens.  We also spent a few days riding at Yellowstone and a few more in the Big Horn Mountains.  It was amazing! Here are a few highlights from our trip:

Driftless Challenge:
July has been a great month for entries.  We have several entries from multiple people.  Remember, the more entries you have, the better your chance to win.  There is still over a week left, so plenty of time to get your pictures in to us.  Good Luck!!
Pictures: 
Even if you aren’t entering the Driftless Challenge, we LOVE to see your pictures and have been busy putting them all up on our Pictures & Video Page.  Check them out and keep those pictures coming!  Send them to DriftlessRoadAdventures@gmail.com or message us on Facebook.

July 20th:

July 27th:

August 2nd:

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Reminders:

  • Planning on trying out one of our routes?  If you are interested in paper maps or pre-loaded SD cards with the routes or tracks, visit the Driftless Store today!  Your purchases go directly back into the site to help us keep it free for all to use!

Hope you are having a great week!  Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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July 10th Events Update

Looks like a few riders have been busy working on the July Driftless Challenge.  Thanks for sending your pictures, we look forward to seeing more in the coming weeks.

July 13th:

July 20th:

July 27th:

  • July 26th-27th:  Ben Kopp Memorial Ride – Apple Valley, MN.  This route is located near the St. Croix Route and the Redwing Fairbault Route.

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Reminders:

  • Planning on trying out one of our routes?  It’s a great time of the year to do it!  If you are interested in paper maps or pre-loaded SD cards with the routes or tracks, visit the Driftless Store today!  Your purchases go directly back into the site to help us keep it free for all to use!
  • Don’t forget about July’s Driftless Challenge!  We want your entries now!!  Another prize will be awarded at the end of the month.
  • Keep those photos coming!  We are so excited to be receiving some of your pictures to share.  Send them to DriftlessRoadAdventures@gmail.com.

Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee