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by dmonn
Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Where To Ride Today
Topic: Jan 3-4
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Jan 3-4

I think the wind is all out on Lake Michigan. Big waves hitting the breakwater in Port Washington.
by dmonn
Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: Where To Ride Today
Topic: New years day, 2022
Replies: 18
Views: 443

Re: New years day, 2022

The Kool Fool Kite Festival is on at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, so trying to kite there, even if there was some snow, would not work. Right now there's no snow there. Since the kite festival runs until after sunset, I wouldn't bother checking. Mequon Nature Preserve is also out. They've planted a z...
by dmonn
Fri Dec 24, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Swap Meet -- Buy/Sell New & Used Gear
Topic: Cheap stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Cheap stuff

No replies in over a week? I'm moving soon so the stuff has to go. Better a beginner kiter gets it than the garbage man. I won't pay you to take it, but at this point it's free!
by dmonn
Mon Dec 13, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Swap Meet -- Buy/Sell New & Used Gear
Topic: Cheap stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Cheap stuff

I have some stuff for sale, mostly to not have to figure out how to squeeze it into my condo. I have my first board (Doyle Custom, about a 2003 vintage) and two kites (12 m Naish Draft and 15m AirRush). I have a pump and probably have a bar or two that still work. Make me a ridiculously low offer fo...
by dmonn
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Where To Ride Today
Topic: Sun 21 Nov
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Sun 21 Nov

JV, Van Gough was amazing. My wife and I went about a month ago.
by dmonn
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Where To Ride Today
Topic: Tue 16th
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Tue 16th

I'm at Bradford Beach right now. It's just a little before 1. The wind is side on shore and enough for me to use my 12m kite. I would rig a bigger kite if I had something in between 12 and 17. I'm hoping the forecast is true and my 12 will be perfect by the time I get it rigged.
by dmonn
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Where To Ride Today
Topic: Tue 16th
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Tue 16th

I'll join you at Bradford this afternoon. Short daylight this time of year, so I'll try to get there about noonish.
by dmonn
Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Where To Ride Today
Topic: Friday 11/12
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Friday 11/12

Not me, but it sounds like it was pretty entertaining to watch!
by dmonn
Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Where To Ride Today
Topic: Wednesday 11/10
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Wednesday 11/10

Port Washington was not working. Very light breeze, and at the shoreline the lulls were so low you would not have been able to keep a kite in the air long enough to get away from shore. It's not looking very promising as a kiting spot. It will take just the right conditions to ride there. At this po...
by dmonn
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Where To Ride Today
Topic: Wednesday 11/10
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Wednesday 11/10

Looks like some decent ESE wind tomorrow afternoon. If the wind is up I may try Port Washington again. That should be a better direction. I know the wind forecast this time of year often overestimates the wind, so we'll see what really happens. I'll be in Port tomorrow regardless of kiting or not.
by dmonn
Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Where To Ride Today
Topic: Friday 11/5
Replies: 24
Views: 1262

Re: Friday 11/5

If only we could put the Pike Lake launch at the Swamp we'd have a little piece of heaven there. As you said, the benefits of the Swamp outweigh the crappy launch. The wind at Pike is WAY crappier than at the Swamp. Since we spend 95 percent of our time riding and 5 percent launching/landing, the Sw...
by dmonn
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Where To Ride Today
Topic: Friday 11/5
Replies: 24
Views: 1262

Re: Friday 11/5

Every time I ride the Swamp it reminds me why I put up with the gustier, less reliable wind at Pike. Man I hate that launch at the Swamp. Crotch deep muck on your way out and in, with blacktop to set up or in the weeds with the dog poop. Gross! By comparison Pike has a mowed grassy rigging area and ...
by dmonn
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Where To Ride Today
Topic: Friday 11/5
Replies: 24
Views: 1262

Re: Friday 11/5

I'm at the Swamp and I'm going to rig my 12m. It's been so long since I've been here my kite choice could be off in either direction.
by dmonn
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Where To Ride Today
Topic: Friday 11/5
Replies: 24
Views: 1262

Re: Friday 11/5

The wind looks like it's filling in and building. It's more south inland, and more SW along the big pond. I just don't trust the shift to the SSW to make Bradford work. I'll probably head for Big M in 15 minutes.
by dmonn
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Where To Ride Today
Topic: Friday 11/5
Replies: 24
Views: 1262

Re: Friday 11/5

Just had a big gust come through my yard and rip half the remaining leaves off my maple tree! How are things farther south?