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by goestoeleven
Sat, Mar 12 2011, 12:13 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: Anyone near DuPage County?
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: Anyone Near DuPage County?

Wow . . . . I fly in the field right next to their offices. . . . . and when I look at the calendar for the year, the events start to get very sparse in the summer. This contact is almost synchronicity - I was just thinking the other day that I should call the forest preserve, and try to get them to...
by goestoeleven
Thu, Mar 10 2011, 11:49 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Quick Fly - Saturday March 12th - Western 'burbs
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Quick Fly - Saturday March 12th - Western 'burbs

For anyone not already having fun at KP - I have a couple hours Saturday afternoon morning (I hope) and it's looking (very) windy. Good reason to break out the vented. Right now, I'll probably go fly for an hour or two at the horse track / field near the Danada Farm / Dupage Forest Preserve offices,...
by goestoeleven
Tue, Mar 08 2011, 07:58 PM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: Earth Day Kite Festivals
Replies: 15
Views: 4289

Re: Earth Day Kite Festivals

Looks like Monee is the place to be . . . . we might make it, but it will depend some on what else we have going on that weekend. We will be attending the Wheaton Kite Festival on the 17th for sure as I'm taking the cub scouts there for one of our den meetings . . . with kites they will build the we...
by goestoeleven
Tue, Mar 08 2011, 07:53 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly in Chicago, March 6,2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3472

Re: Club Fly In Chicago, March 6,2011

Sorry you did not make it this time. Maybe next time! David and I had a great time. Thank you to everyone that let us (try to) fly team for the first time (ever!). We really enjoyed the day, seeing everyone's kites & flying. Hope to see everyone at another club fly soon. We did not get very many...
by goestoeleven
Tue, Mar 01 2011, 09:07 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly in Chicago, March 6,2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3472

Re: Club Fly In Chicago, March 6,2011

Great news is I got in an hour today in the sunshine :-D . Winds were variable, but at least I got some practice. Sunday is looking more and more probable for me as well - and I will try to have David in tow (and maybe my daughter as well if she can be convinced). Current hourly weather forecast gra...
by goestoeleven
Wed, Feb 23 2011, 08:13 PM
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Dog Stake Rig
Replies: 24
Views: 7807

Re: Dog Stake Rig

Nice!
by goestoeleven
Sun, Feb 20 2011, 09:12 PM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kite Festivals 2011 . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 6552

Re: Kite Festivals 2011 . . .

Thanks for the tips, I'll keep them in mind. My driving limit for a single day festival is most likely in the 1-2 hour range if I have my kids along - so Milwaukee is probably about as far as we'll go in the near future.

Off to the IKElopedia . . . and forum history . . . .
by goestoeleven
Sat, Feb 19 2011, 07:08 PM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kite Party 9 Roll Call -- Mar 12-13, 2011
Replies: 46
Views: 9293

Re: Kite Party 9 Roll Call -- Mar 12-13, 2011

I'll be there Thursday thru Sunday. Oh, and you don't want to stake your kite on a crowded beach like this. Not polite. Lotsa folks there can help you learn to fly on sand without stakes. Good point. When I used my stakes in Florida, the beach was deserted . . . it was mid 40s and very windy so the...
by goestoeleven
Sat, Feb 19 2011, 05:47 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly in Chicago, March 6,2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3472

Re: Club Fly In Chicago, March 6,2011

I'm going to try to make this club fly . . . but I have a lot going on at work right now that may impact my ability to attend. On a separate note, does anyone like the idea of having a regular "First Sunday" club fly like some other clubs? Maybe that would make it easier to plan. We could ...
by goestoeleven
Sat, Feb 19 2011, 03:35 PM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kite Party 9 Roll Call -- Mar 12-13, 2011
Replies: 46
Views: 9293

Re: Kite Party 9 Roll Call -- Mar 12-13, 2011

This will be our first time to KP and also flying with Revs. We have some questions for the veterans. Kites and supplies Do you bring both std and vented to KP? Spar selection? 3 wrap and 4 wrap? My understanding is we won't need stakes for the sand. Do you use something else? Flying (in the airpla...
by goestoeleven
Sat, Feb 19 2011, 03:14 PM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kite Festivals 2011 . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 6552

Re: Kite Festivals 2011 . . .

More . . . :shock: :-D May 28th - CAT Park Fun Fly - Lafayette, IN - 11a - 4pm http://www.aka.kite.org/local/cal_dtl.php?EID=5450 June 11 - Tippecanoe River State Park - Winamac, IN - Times TBD http://www.aka.kite.org/local/cal_dtl.php?EID=5452 June?? - Warren Dunes Kitefest - Sawyer, MI - 9:30a - ?...
by goestoeleven
Sat, Feb 19 2011, 02:53 PM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kite Festivals 2011 . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 6552

Re: Kite Festivals 2011 . . .

More . . . from AKA this time . . . I picked out ones that seemed a reasonable driving distance from northern/central IL. Apr 16 - Celebrate Air - Let's Fly a Kite - Monee, IL - Monee Resevoir - No times listed AKA listing for this one: http://www.aka.kite.org/local/cal_dtl.php?EID=5474 Apr 22-23 Sa...
by goestoeleven
Fri, Feb 18 2011, 08:22 PM
Forum: 2011 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kite Festivals 2011 . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 6552

Re: Kite Festivals 2011 . . .

Well . . . since I can't go to KP 9, I have to surf the internet looking for stuff closer to home.

Here's the web page link for the Oswego festival:

http://www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org/E ... th-Day.htm
by goestoeleven
Fri, Feb 18 2011, 08:15 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Revkites Member Map
Replies: 0
Views: 1510

Revkites Member Map

Revkites just added a member map, in case you are a member over there as well. Interesting to see where other flyers are located . . .

It's over at this link:

http://www.revkites.com/forum/membermap/
by goestoeleven
Tue, Feb 15 2011, 10:24 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?
Replies: 26
Views: 3551

Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Darkspark wrote:Sure makes Legos look easy. Nice work though, whomever bought it will be happy with the crating job.


Thanks. I'd much rather be flying kites . . .
by goestoeleven
Sun, Feb 13 2011, 10:37 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?
Replies: 26
Views: 3551

Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Well, I didn't help my father with his PC, but I did make it possible for my wife's car to get into the garage . . . once this thing is gone. I built a 5x5x2ft shipping carton today. Darkspark, I wish I sold the stuff you sell on ebay instead of this car hardtop. Much easier to ship. http://www.ikec...
by goestoeleven
Sun, Feb 13 2011, 04:57 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?
Replies: 26
Views: 3551

Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

That kite looks great. I really like the design. Glad you got out there.

Sorry I did not make it down there today.
by goestoeleven
Sun, Feb 13 2011, 09:45 AM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?
Replies: 26
Views: 3551

Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Sorry, I'm out. Spiking a temp again ... doubt that you want what ever it is I have. Grumble, Tom So I think we're down to me, Darkspark & Shari, since everyone else is getting sick. I'd like to be there, but I think maybe we should try for another weekend. :( Sorry for bailing on you guys - I ...
by goestoeleven
Sat, Feb 12 2011, 03:53 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?
Replies: 26
Views: 3551

Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

Mike wrote:Hi guys,
I don't know if I've got a stomach bug or if it was the fish at the Mexican restaurant, but I'm down and out today. If I'm feeling better tomorrow morning, I'll meet you at the park, but I can't confirm anything right now.


Hope to see you tomorrow. Get well soon!
by goestoeleven
Sat, Feb 12 2011, 12:11 PM
Forum: Club & Quick Flys
Topic: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?
Replies: 26
Views: 3551

Re: Club Fly Sunday 2/13?

I think 11 works for me. Appreciate the offer - don't worry about the hot chocolate for David or coffee (with or without whiskey!) - I can stop at McDonalds and/or bring a thermos. I just had another idea - is there a fire pit there at the picnic shelter? I can bring wood if we want to have a fire t...

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