Sturgeon stampede rap-up.......Sun, Feb 10.......9pm
Number 24 is in the history books. This party started off as a mountain bike ice race for 15 yrs and has evolved into a kiting event....go figure.
Thanks to everyone, organizers and participants. Special thanks to Kevin Gratton at Windpower here in Fond du lac for his continued support for the Sturgeon Stampede. Also, special thanks to Bob Cook at Kiteriders in Madison for his generous swag donations to the cause. Bob and Kevin are both mega positive influences for the kiteboarding world we live in.
As it turned out, Bob, no one won the shovel or harness. Over drinking and over minnow consumption led to an oversight and we never gave them away.
We would be proud to carry these items over to next year, or if you want to hold them till then, let me know (phone # above), and I will get them back to you.
Sunday was a blow out. First indicator was the tent blew away and rolled into the plow truck and punched out a window. Way lucky that was all the damage.
5-8 kiters pumped up there smallest kites and gave it a go, but no one lasted more than 1/2 hour. The wind was south east and coming right over the ledge which made the wind extremely gusty. The snow was sticky, which combined with the gusty conditions made it combat kiting.
Tomorrow looks too windy again, I hate saying that. But maybe we`ll give it a try.
Next year, number 25, you know that will be big. Mark it on the calender now, it`s always the 2nd Saturday in Feb.
livin for wind