Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

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Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby ilivni » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:35 am

Any idea if Grass lake will have cover?
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby Bob » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:29 am

Itay...update on Madison conditions.

We just got a few inches of snow last night which will help, but the snow before then was getting rough at Waubesa. It was better at the other lakes (Monona and Mendota) due to untracked riding. My guess is the new snow will help, but it will not completely cover everything with a soft layer. We're expecting a few inches more tonight, so hopefully that will help.

Saturday looks like light winds on one forecast and good winds on another forecast. Hopefully it will fill in nicely, but I'm at Tyrol Basin all day Saturday.

I think the day to grab it is Thursday. Warmer and breezy.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby Bryce FLK » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:51 pm

Looks like Sunday could be good for Grass Lake eh? Whats everyone thinking??
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:55 am

Any snow left on Grass Lake?
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby flyingbigf00t » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:14 pm

Where do you launch on grass lake? I usually go to michigan to ride, but don't feel like making the drive tomorrow.
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby Bryce FLK » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:42 pm

Check this:

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit? ... _StJIWwAWM

I think it should be good tomorrow if this storm dumps the 4-5 inches its supposed to

Anyone else thinking the same?
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby flyingbigf00t » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:44 pm

I'm going to head up that way in the morning. Anything I should know regarding parking or launching? I don't want to upset anyone.
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:47 pm

flyingbigf00t wrote:I'm going to head up that way in the morning. Anything I should know regarding parking or launching? I don't want to upset anyone.

Respect the parking. I was talking to the guy who plows there. The parking is official for the local little bar there. Please show your support for their business and drop in to say hi and have a cold one after your session.

As long as we keep them happy and we stay polite they will be nice enough to let us use their parking.
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby Bryce FLK » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:17 pm

Is the snow going to be enough to cover the ice?
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby dbur » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:16 pm

I should be there around 10am, snow might get blown off the lake we'll see...

oh and park facing lake not by the bar on the right or marina building on the left, they've asked us few times to do so in the past...
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby flyingbigf00t » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:35 pm

Ok. Hopefully I don't screw up parking. Haha

Thanks for the input. See you tomorrow
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:37 pm

I am gonna skip tomorrow. If I look at the snow outside it is too fluffy, probably will blow most of. Wear knee pads if you have them. LOL
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby tyedye » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:48 pm

I'll be up there around 12:30 for the ice ski action.
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby ilivni » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:23 am

tyedye wrote:I'll be up there around 12:30 for the ice ski action.

Anybody see any verifiable good conditions within 2 hours of Chicago? Otherwise will have to join you on that mess.
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby WaWaZat » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:05 am

The fields down on the southside are covered with snow guys
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby WaWaZat » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:19 am

Gonna thro myself a lil Rock-n-Roll snowkite get down in Lansing on Torrence Ave & Glenwood-Lansing Rd. Coupe others joining the party. We've got One Trick Pony brew and South Side pizza for after!
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby Bryce FLK » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:55 pm

Grass Lake is insanely icy, no fun
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby adseguy » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:26 pm

The snow that fell seemed very very light and easy to blow away and given it blew sustained 35 knts I thought the snow would be gone. One day the stars will align for me again. Hopefully at least before the ice melts away
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby WaWaZat » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:21 pm

Barely enough snow on the South Side field but doable... sort of. Blazin' winds yanked me across the slippery field on the 12M foil which I rigged for the lulls. Much more comfy and fun on the 7M. Skis did better than I did with the heavy edged ABoards kite specific snowboard. Still tons-O-fun with a crew of 4, all on foils. Original Aurelio's in Homewood for legendary South Side pizza and some brews after...
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Re: Madison or Grass lake for 1/18?

Postby West » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:57 am

Glad somebody got some flyin' in....I stuck to the cross country skis in the woods myself...but AURELIO's, now that must have been something real good....go by there everytime we visit my wife's family on South Side, and always take a couple of frozen ones home too!!!

yeah, hopefully get some more snow soon....at least there's a covering still....Rock on Ice Cream Man... :wink:
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