Lake Joy Campground is located in the deep south of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area with spectacular riding on country roads all around the site and into the rolling Uplands.Those roads were put to good use throughout the weekend with solo and small groups heading out on their own, a 100-mile (100 percent cash payout) poker run and a group ride on Saturday to Richland Center’s Los Amigos restaurant led by Tom Kelly.There’s also a 50-50 drawing, biker flicks, cheese and snacks in the evening. And, though the brand of event is Moto Guzzi, all marques are welcome to participate—and many do.Eats included in the $40 advance registration ($50 at the gate) were grilled brats and burgers Friday evening, pulled pork and beef Saturday night and deluxe continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings, all with refreshments.The rally fee includes tent camping on the grounds for Friday and Saturday. The campground is equipped with clean, modern restrooms and showers, and a 60-acre private lake (no fishing license required) with two beaches. In addition to all of that, vendors for bike equipment and accessories as well as Moto Guzzi club items are available.Whether you’re a fan of the brand or just enjoy a great event with food, camping, activities and some great riding, check out http://www.wmgr.org/ for more information to look ahead to the 35th Rally.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!