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spring is ON

Postby ssauve66 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:32 am

back to sweet home chicago for a few weeks. looks like wind on saturday ey? W to NW! I'm a bit rusty but that sounds like Miller to me
wheres the best place to read WATER TEMPS?
i'm guessing its time to find a 5/4, but atleast we dont need to bring ice for the beer for a while!
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Re: spring is ON

Postby Safe_Cracker » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:13 pm

Well I rode with Jason at keegs yesterday got around 40F water I guess around the same. You need a thick suit, I use a 6/5 (hooded) with 7mm booties and 2mil gloves which are surprisingly warm. I rode without a hood for a while but after face planting receiving a GOOD flushing and having to chase down my board around the Getty (yes again guys ordered a leash lol) I quickly put it up. If you don't have heavy suit maybe doubling up like Jason does but the booties/gloves are a must! Polo
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Re: spring is ON

Postby anderson » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:36 pm

planning on driving from Madison to Miller on Sat morning. Never been there. Directions???
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Re: spring is ON

Postby Safe_Cracker » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:55 pm

From Madison is a trip! Take 94 head towards Milwaukee to you hit 45 head south to the 894 bi pass/43 north all the way till it runs back into 94 east again and head towards chicago. You can just follow 94 through the city or take the tollway I 294 all the way down to 80/90 east. Take that past the border stay on 80 east towards michigan, go past I 65 to Ripley/51 north. Take that till it T's then make a left. Go into town and you will see a Mc Donalds on right, turn right there and follow it through the HOOD lol. You will go through a forest preserve and you'll know when you are close. I hope this is mostly correct as i am going by memory and I prefer 45/894 over taking 94 through Milwaukee just years of driving that route... :D Polo
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Re: spring is ON

Postby adseguy » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:20 pm

I can sum it up with one link :wink:

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Re: spring is ON

Postby ironben » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:47 pm

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Re: spring is ON

Postby Safe_Cracker » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:27 pm

Oh sure, you guys can come out with all your fancy links and all but you can't come out when there is wind haha! Soon enough the water will be 70 and the rest of you guys can come out to play but for now it will just be Jason and I oh and a dude from Madison ;)
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Re: spring is ON

Postby IVO » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:25 pm

Safe_Cracker wrote:Oh sure, you guys can come out with all your fancy links and all but you can't come out when there is wind haha! Soon enough the water will be 70 and the rest of you guys can come out to play but for now it will just be Jason and I oh and a dude from Madison ;)

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Re: spring is ON

Postby kitenick » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:28 pm

my magic number is 120. if the air and water don't add up to this I go somewhere where it does. stay warm guy, watch each other, and have fun.
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Re: spring is ON

Postby Safe_Cracker » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:37 pm

Naaaa I'm just teasing you guys lOl. Usually I don't have the time off of work but now that I am able to extend my season with cold gear it has been great! I can't wait to see everyone when it is a bit warmer out but until then, I'm gonna suck up what I can :wink: . 120? Man that will be a long time from now water is around 40 and I don't see it getting 80 anytime soon but who knows :shock: :D Polo
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Re: spring is ON

Postby Juani222 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:28 am

Hey guys are you still going tomorrow? I'm not ready to go out with a kite but I may take my windsurfing gear for a spin... if you don't mind the company :D
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Re: spring is ON

Postby dewsy » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:26 am

I'm going to check the buoy at 10 and if it's 11kts or better, I'm goin to make my way over there the. I'm going to see about Keegs tomorrow.. I'm a little sick but not enough to keep me out of the cold stuff.. (yet)

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Re: spring is ON

Postby maz » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:55 am

Is it on??
can't wait to break out the kite for the first time this year. don't know about getting in that water though :D
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