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Postby kitenick » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:07 am

Guys, I will be stuck in the office until about 5 on Friday. Considering traffic i is rojected to be south and daylight hours i think i have only a couple of choices. Montrose, Casino, and Wolf. Any other insights?

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Postby smpl » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:11 am

offshore, offshore and gusty/dangerous/polluted.
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Postby nG » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:21 am

smpl wrote:gusty/dangerous/polluted.
:lol:

after last session in wolf i had red eyes, running nose, and other crazy allergy symptoms that i've never had before.
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Postby smpl » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:33 am

i have exactly the same problem, if i don't do something about it i have serious sinus problems through the night and next day.

here's what i do when i get back and it helps a lot.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp& ... 45c1ee36d4

i picked up a neti pot from walgreens (Adrien's recommendation), use it as soon as possible.

then have a really hot shower, make sure you get the water in your eyes, nose and ears.

it's really gross and i'm sick of the water but it's all we got and i don't have much longer left of it. who knows the long term effects.
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Postby seblue » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:54 am

I had the similar symptoms from Miller. I found some nasal saline clense and it worked so good that first time I could smell again. the tea pot is probably good I was just too lazy to go to the store.
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Postby nG » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:17 pm

I take one pill of claritine-d
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very fast and very powerful 24hr drug. took my congestions and all BS away FAST.
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Postby seblue » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:40 pm

I may show up but I don't think I can play my daughter is off school that day.
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Postby kitenick » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:26 pm

I agree that Wolf really is not a good location, but, sometimnes that is all you have. I too have had major sinus problems after a trip to wolf. You almost have to be prepared to deal with it afterword. Along with a long hot shower I use a inhailer called "Benzedrex" a nasal decongestant that works pretty good. I would recommend it. Well I guess I will see you there.

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Postby Safe_Cracker » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:57 pm

Wolf Lake (RHA), located in Cook County, is managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The lake was created during the 1920s by filling a quarry. It has a surface area of 419 acres and receives water from its 500 acre watershed and from groundwater infiltration. Input of water also comes from American Maize and Lever Brothers Company who draw and use Lake Michigan water for cooling water purposes and then discharge it into Wolf Lake. The overall resource quality of Wolf Lake is considered "good." Causes of pollution to the lake include nutrients, suspended solids, siltation, organic enrichment (low dissolved oxygen), and noxious aquatic plants. Primary sources of pollution include urban runoff, shoreline erosion, and contaminated sediments (sediment and/or phosphorus attached to sediment particles).
I could be wrong, but not usually

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Postby Hoosier Daddy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:08 pm

The Neti pot with a warm saline solution right after a session works every time. Try it you'll like it!
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Postby smpl » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:29 am

Safe_Cracker wrote:Wolf Lake (RHA), located in Cook County, is managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The lake was created during the 1920s by filling a quarry. It has a surface area of 419 acres and receives water from its 500 acre watershed and from groundwater infiltration. Input of water also comes from American Maize and Lever Brothers Company who draw and use Lake Michigan water for cooling water purposes and then discharge it into Wolf Lake. The overall resource quality of Wolf Lake is considered "good." Causes of pollution to the lake include nutrients, suspended solids, siltation, organic enrichment (low dissolved oxygen), and noxious aquatic plants. Primary sources of pollution include urban runoff, shoreline erosion, and contaminated sediments (sediment and/or phosphorus attached to sediment particles).


can someone smart please explain how bad this is
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Postby nG » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:43 am

smpl wrote:
Safe_Cracker wrote:Wolf Lake (RHA), located in Cook County, is managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The lake was created during the 1920s by filling a quarry. It has a surface area of 419 acres and receives water from its 500 acre watershed and from groundwater infiltration. Input of water also comes from American Maize and Lever Brothers Company who draw and use Lake Michigan water for cooling water purposes and then discharge it into Wolf Lake. The overall resource quality of Wolf Lake is considered "good." Causes of pollution to the lake include nutrients, suspended solids, siltation, organic enrichment (low dissolved oxygen), and noxious aquatic plants. Primary sources of pollution include urban runoff, shoreline erosion, and contaminated sediments (sediment and/or phosphorus attached to sediment particles).


can someone smart please explain how bad this is


I guess its good :lol:
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Postby Misfit » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:20 pm

I'll simplify

H2o is water. Anything else is a foreign substance.

The south end of lake Michigan is a toilet thanks to the factories along the lake and the Governor of Indiana increasing the discharge permits to BP. Also, wolf lake is disgusting!

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Postby Hoosier Daddy » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:50 pm

FYI
The water monitors that test Lake Michigan water for bacteria count on a regular basis (they're the ones that recommend beach closings when it gets too high) say that the place that consistently tests the cleanest from the north side of Chicago to the Michigan border is Miller Beach, at Wells Street beach (the east side of Miller). Amen.
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Postby Misfit » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:36 pm

Sorry Jay. I was just venting my frustration about water quality thanks to our wonderful governor. Just from experience i'd agree that miller is the cleanest in the area you described.

My girlfriend refers to casino as "the place with all of the dead birds" due to all of the dead gulls we see every time we hit whilhala beach. I love the waves and setup but the water quality is bad.

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Postby skysurfr » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:51 pm

Ive used the Netti Pot, a Thai Inhaler, Rhinocort Nasal snort from the doctor, hot showers, steam, etc... they all seem to help.

I get it at Montrose as well as Wolf Lake. The rivers we kite next to in Michigan are a nasty cess pool as well.

The secret seems to be getting the allergens off and out of your body.... rinse, wash etc.

My Sinus' went berzerk after the M session on Monday.
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Postby Hoosier Daddy » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:53 pm

Cory,
No offense taken. They're definately dumping too much crap in our playground. Couldn't help but notice you've got an all rev quiver...and so many boards over 6 ft.!
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Postby kitenick » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:35 pm

OK, it is agreed, the water at wolf is not that desirable. FYI - The water samples at Montrose are taken daily. They are sent to a testing site and the results come in the next day. So, if you were in the water a day before Motrose closed then you were impacted by the sewage.
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Postby adseguy » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:45 pm

Waters are the nastiest after heavy rainfall. You can not only see it , but smell it sometimes. Oh the joys of big city life!
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Postby skysurfr » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:55 pm

We kite between 50 dogs takin a dump in the water and 500 seagulls doing much the same at the other end of the beach. That's not considering all of you peein in your wetsuits!.....

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