Hi, so having punted the idea of a weekend ride POST Covid-19 (initial outbreak/lock down) on the WI. Rides thread for either a D/S or large bike ADV ride it seems that there's probably enough interest to run both and as such i'm starting this dedicated thread. My hope is that this will hopefully enable any interested parties to mentally escape for a few minutes during their lock downs as you dream about Blue skies. twisty gravel and happy trails... (we'll leave the reality out of it for now shall we...). Here's the original post: Anti-Corona virus alert! Hi All, Some of you out there know me and that i try to do something for our fraternity every year. Whether that's an large ADV bike weekend somewhere or a dualsport weekend of dirt and laughter or even as was the case in 2018, a "Scatter Rally" which had the unfortunate luck to run on one of the wettest August weekends in recent memory... Well, i had hoped to follow up on that last year, 2019, with an even better event but unfortunately 2019 turned out to be a really crappy year which included but was not limited to the loss of 3 parents and a major heart surgery for yours truly.... So, to say my 2019 ADV expoits were minimal would be an overstatement! Anyway, life moves on and my passion for giving back is not diminished! So, in-spite of or maybe to spite the fact that we're all apparently going to die shortly from a shortage of loo rolls i thought i'd put myself out there once more to be used, abused and generally ridiculed and offer to organise/lead a weekend away somewhere in June or July in WI, MN or the UP. It can be a dualsport or large ADV ride, it can be for 2 or 3 days we can camp or motel. The only thing it must have is plenty of gravel as a minimum! So, tell Corvid-19 to kiss your antiseptically clean butt and, if you're remotely interested, let me know, D/S or ADV... I usually keep rides down 6-8 riders otherwise it ends up being a lesson in herding cats . Also, in the remote chance that there's more than a little interest in riding d/s then i do have another plan lurking in the back of my brain which could accomodate more people! Anyway, answers on an electronic postcard please (no polls here?) D/S or not D/S that is the question... Cheers and stay safe, MK. ...And please keep that if you wash it for more than 20 seconds it's not called washing anymore... Kevin, So, there you have it. At the time of writting (3/22/20) It looks like we have 7 inmates who have registered some level of interest in a large bike ride and 3 for a D/S ride. The ADV ride, on a date yet to be agreed, will be a 2.5-3 day affair with with the ultimate goal being a lake-side camping spot up on the Keweenaw Point in the UP, there'll be gravel, some "light" off/rough gravel, twisty blacktop and oodles of scenery. Camping both nights, maybe both rough camping but one for sure (Fri & Sat). The D/S ride will be either a 2.5 day or FULL 2 day affair because i have a cunning plan formulating in my head which basically means this is a straight A to B ride... This will mean we'll get to ride single track, sand, gravel along with a good dose of mud and some fun water crossings thrown in for good measure... This is probably not a beginners ride but willl be a blast. So far i have 3 vict... inmates registering interest here. Again at a mutually convenient time for all hopefully which is still to be arranged. I'm thinking 2 nights away (Fri & Sat), hotel or motel, no need to carry gear... hey, i said i had a cunning plan-right!! That's it for now, if you're interested in either let me know if it ends up with a lot of interest then hey, we'll do it all again! Cheers for now and stay well! MK.