Let the Downwinders begin.......1,000 shoreline miles!!!

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Let the Downwinders begin.......1,000 shoreline miles!!!

Postby West » Tue May 28, 2013 12:20 pm

As the title implies, I am attempting to log 1,000 shoreline miles on Lake Michigan this 2013 season.....I was hoping to have 8 months to complete the disjointed journey. But I spent most of May in Texas with the BRO team down in Corpus Christi, so I am looking to get it all started with some downwind action the 30th and 31st of May.

Downwinders have become the norm for my riding the last several years, with trips of 20 and 30 miles along the Lake Michigan coastline becoming quite common. Although this seems to be a long haul for most, the crew I kite with sees it as just another stroll in the park. That's a good thing, cause to log that many shoreline miles on the Big Lake this year, gonna have to lay down a helluva lot of turns....I'm estimating somewhere near 10,000 give or take a few thousand...... :wink:

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Re: Let the Downwinders begin.......1,000 shoreline miles!!!

Postby adseguy » Tue May 28, 2013 3:11 pm

Very cool idea West. I know you can reach this! I'll help out with a few this year as well. Always a good time to clean off the top of some waves with a beautiful Michigan shoreline the whole way. Keep us posted on your increments!
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Re: Let the Downwinders begin.......1,000 shoreline miles!!!

Postby H2OKiter » Tue May 28, 2013 3:55 pm

Good Luck on your quest! I hope to join you for some of those miles.

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Re: Let the Downwinders begin.......1,000 shoreline miles!!!

Postby Pier » Tue May 28, 2013 4:54 pm

Count on me buddy, gotta get ready for my first session at the Mecca :wink:
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Re: Let the Downwinders begin.......1,000 shoreline miles!!!

Postby mrgrey » Wed May 29, 2013 1:57 pm

All I can say is.... Take me with you!!!
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Re: Let the Downwinders begin.......1,000 shoreline miles!!!

Postby West » Wed May 29, 2013 9:40 pm

you are always welcome with us my friend, you opened your home to the Bros, the invitation is always there, and there will be many opportunities to join us. If my math is correct, I surmise that the average dwndr will be 15 miles; that means 66 of those bad boyz to hit 1000.... :wink:

hittin' it early tmrw, pickn up Greg in the city bout sunrise and will be around the Mecca bout noon, meetin' Da Haven crew at the honey hole......should be awesome with the classic set-up in place!!!!!! I no doubt will be flyin' a 9m early and very possibly a 7m late with the lighthouse throwin' a beacon out to the sunset as we de-rig and head for the cold ones, the campfire and the babbling brook beside my tent.....aw yeah gotta love 'OL Mother Michigan!!!!!!!

Run # 1 looks very promising indeed........ 8)

I aim to have 1 pic from each dwndr and a brief write-up of each one.......of course Ivo will have to help me post the pic.....Nazdravi
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