Hi Chicago Area Kiters,
Thought I would introduce myself and ask a few questions. The folks over at bayareakiteboarding.com recommended I check out this forum - lot's of good info on the site about the ins-and-outs of kiting in Chicago.
I am an intermediate kiter from SF moving to Chicago for business school in the fall, and wanted to say hi to what is undoubtedly a tight group of folks. If I had grown up in the midwest I probably would not have thought to get into kitesurfing, but the bug bit me in Hatteras, NC 2+ years ago, and I've since hit the SF-Bay Area spots (Alameda, 3rd Street, Waddell, etc) as much as wind and work would allow over these last two years. My sanity is on the line here. :p
I will be living in Evanston for the next two years and wanted to ask --- how viable is it to get many kite days in without a car? I *could* bring out a car from the west-coast, or buy one when I get here, but I'm curious to see if anyone has made it work with just Zip-car/I-go to get to Waukegan etc., or if there is are many people carpooling/gas-splitting on the weekends to the regional sites. I realize that if I want to maximize my kite days in the fall that I won't be able to scooch by at Montrose alone.
Many thanks, and look forward to meeting everybody at the beach!