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Nov 5th Update – Driftless Challenge Grand Prize Winner!!

One Last Ride?  Probably Not 🙁

If you read last weeks post, you know that we have been tied up at home with our puppy’s recovery.  This weekend is still a no-go because although her stitches are out, she is still healing.

Even though we can’t take a big riding trip, I’m hoping it will warm up enough to take a few day trips locally yet this year.

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Here is a gratuitous shot of my bike in warmer times!!

Changes on the way:

As we mentioned last week, we have begun to make some changes to many aspects of Driftless Road Adventures.  We are doing our best to test changes as we go, but we need your help too!  If you notice a problem or a broken link, please take the time to let us know so we can fix it ASAP.

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Also, if you have any ideas for changes you would like to see, new routes or roads,  recommendations for the Driftless Challenge or something else you would like to see on our website, send us a note.  We would love to hear from you and will consider all suggestions carefully.

 

Driftless Challenge – October:

The October Driftless Challenge is over and the winner was once again Nat P.!  Thanks Nat for all the great pictures you shared with us this year!  Nat’s final entry was a picture at the Rock in the House which is located in Fountain City, WI, and is exactly what it sounds like…a rock in a house.  Here is Nat’s picture as well as one of our own:

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Driftless Challenge – Grand Prize Winner:

Our 2019 Driftless Challenge is over and we want to thank everyone that entered and congratulate all of the monthly winners.

Each of the monthly winners was entered into our Grand Prize drawing as well.  We are excited to announce that the 2019 Driftless Challenge Grand Prize Winner is Doug M. (below).  Thank you Doug for sharing all of your wonderful pictures with us.

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Remember that you can view all of the Driftless Challenge entry photos here.

When we created the Driftless Challenge, we wanted to find a way to get people to explore the Driftless Area, and based on the results and the feedback we received, we think it was a success!

We are looking forward to the 2020 Driftless Challenge and have begun to scout out new challenge locations.  Look for the 2020 Driftless Challenge rules and locations in the spring!

Upcoming Driftless Events:

Jan 31st/Feb 2nd 2020:  Progressive Motorcycle Show – Minneapolis, MN

Feb 7th/9th 2020:  Progressive Motorcycle Show – Chicago, IL

Reminders:

  • Planning for next years rides?  Our paper maps make great planning tools!
  • Need help planning a trip?  Driftless Road Adventures can custom design a route anywhere you want, just send us an email and let’s talk.
  • Shopping for a friend who rides?  Our paper maps and pre-loaded SD cards make great gifts.
  • Please visit our Driftless Store.   Remember, all sales go directly to website maintenance and improvements.

 

Hope you are having a great week!  Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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October 9th Update

BMW MOA Getaway:

 

Renee and I had a great time at the BMW MOA Getaway in Tomah this past weekend.  We met a lot of super people and got to talk about our favorite place to ride:  The Driftless Area.  Saturday was a bit of a washout, it poured all day.  But, we hung around and got in a wonderful ride on Sunday.

We chose to ride parts of the Wildcat and Camp Douglas Routes.  We saw many Amish buggies, rode over Wildcat Mountain, found the newest Rustic Road (#121), and had a close call on a sharp right hand corner at the bottom of a hill (yikes!).

This route will be shared at next year’s Getaway, but our Patrons will have access to it in the next week or so.

 

Driftless Challenge:

The last Driftless Challenge for 2019 is currently open.   This will be the last Driftless Challenge of 2019, so be sure and get your pictures in to be entered.  In November we will enter all monthly winners in our Grand Prize drawing!

Upcoming Driftless Events:

Last weekend was a one of the last big weekends for Driftless Events.  While there are still a lot of good riding weekends left (hopefully) this year, there are not many organized events.

October 12th:

  • October 12th:  No Driftless Events Currently Scheduled

October 19th:

October 26th:

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 October’s Driftless Challenge!

Hope you are having a great week!  Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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June Winner of the Driftless Challenge

Congratulations to this month’s Driftless Challenge winner, Nick G.!  Nick made a stop at our sponsor, and good friend, Roddy’s store and snapped some great pics.

Entries were slow this month but a bunch came in in the last few days and we want to thank you all for sharing your pictures.  Watch for them all to go up on our picture/video page soon.

The July challenge is now open so send your entries any time!

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Father’s Day Sale in the Driftless Store!

Whether you want to treat yourself, your father, or just that special person in your life, now is your chance to get awesome items in the Driftless Store at 20% off!  Simply use coupon code FDAY20 at checkout.  Choose from our paper maps, SD cards fully loaded with routes or tracks, clothing or stickers.  Also, we still have a limited number of Mayhem Ride shirts available!  The sale runs through Sunday.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers out there.  We hope your day is filled with family and fun…and maybe a good ride too!

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The Most Amazing Gnat Repellent

This is one of the worst years we have experienced in terms of gnats, probably because of all of the rain and flooding.  Any time spent outside becomes a flurry of swatting, waving hands, slapping and misery.  Luckily, a few years ago I came upon the best recipe for gnat repellent that we have ever tried.  This stuff really works!  At last weekend’s Galena Adventure Ride, Dale shared some of our concoction with others at the campground where many were staying.  It was a huge hit, so I thought I would share the very simple recipe.  A little dab of this run through your hair and around your face and the pests really do leave you alone.  So, here it is:

1 part Dettol (an antiseptic that I usually have to order online as you can’t find it in US stores)

1 part baby oil

That’s it!  So simple and so effective.  I make up bottles for friends and family and everyone raves about how well it works.  So, give it a try, and let us know what you think.  gnat1.jpg

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Rider Submitted Photos and Videos

Happy Monday everyone!  Just a quick note to remind you that we have a page on the website dedicated to rider submitted photos and videos.  A big thank you goes out to Roger K.for sharing some of his favorite Driftless Area photos from previous rides.  As the riding season gets started once again we would love to share your photos or short videos as well.  Check out the page here  and submit your photos/videos at www.DrifltessRoadAdventures.com.  Ride Safe!

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Mayhem Ride Shirts Now Available

Have you signed up for the Mayhem Ride yet?

Co-host and friend Roddy Dull has designed an amazing shirt to commemorate the event and we are pleased to offer pre-orders in the Driftless Store.  These 100% cotton long sleeved shirts come in sizes Large, XL, XXL, and 3XL.  Pre-orders are $15.00 and they will be ready for pick-up the day of the ride.

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Shirts can also be ordered the day of the ride for $20.00 and will be shipped to your home.  All profits from the sales of these shirts will go toward the construction of the Veterans Memorial monument in Woodman, Wisconsin.

So, sign up for the Mayhem Ride and order your awesome shirt today!!