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Living in the midwest

Posted: Sat, Nov 04 2006, 05:24 PM
by Chris
I can deal with the lack of wind, too much wind, but what I really can't stand is WINTER!!!!

Not so much the snow, byt the lack of daylight, and the COLD!!!

Other than that, the midwest is pretty cool(lots of kite festivals!) :mrgreen:

Re: Living in the midwest

Posted: Sat, Nov 04 2006, 05:53 PM
by Mike
I hear ya. I was visiting Southern California, and I was told that there are only two festivals a year there!
I guess I'll take the cold, because there are a bunch for great festivals here from April thru October.
We'll be putting them on the calendar and going to these as a club. Next year will be great for Midwest kite fliers!

Re: Living in the midwest

Posted: Sun, Nov 05 2006, 01:32 AM
by Frodos Majik
Hear Hear. IKE LAW!! :up: :clubfly: :up: :clubfly:

Re: Living in the midwest

Posted: Sun, Nov 05 2006, 07:54 PM
by Chris
IKE law!! :mrorange:

Re: Living in the midwest

Posted: Sun, Nov 05 2006, 08:04 PM
by Babbman
[smiley smilie=16 fontcolor=000000 shadowcolor=FFFFFF shieldshadow=1]IKE LAW![/smiley]

Re: Living in the midwest

Posted: Sun, Nov 05 2006, 08:13 PM
by Chris
Man are you fast, thats awesome :up:

Re: Living In The Midwest

Posted: Thu, Nov 09 2006, 07:33 PM
by Hector Herrera
Mike is right again!!! :-D You should all come to Southern California, next year, and give us a demostrations of your talents. 8) 8) !!!! Yeaahh...
the IKE team at the: Huntington Beach Kite Party, Lets talk to Dave of Kite Connection, and forget about your cold whether for just a little while.
Best of all and specially for me "I get to meet you personally guys" :welcome1: to CALIFORNIA.
Hector.

Re: Living In The Midwest

Posted: Tue, Dec 05 2006, 12:12 AM
by TheBigKiteGuy
Ah, but you are ignoring Kites over the Bay in Fish Creek, WI and Color the Wind in Clear Lake, IA, both in February and both excellent opportunities to freeze your a** off while flying kites with friends.

Re: Living In The Midwest

Posted: Tue, Dec 05 2006, 06:21 AM
by Draftnik
We're going to try and make it to Clear Lake this year. Knowing we have a fly scheduled for late winter is what gets us through the season. :-)

For you music fans, that's also home of the Surf Ballroom-were Buddy Holly last played.

Re: Living in the midwest

Posted: Tue, Dec 05 2006, 09:20 AM
by Mike
You guys have fun at Color The Wind

Just be sure to dress like Bob & Heidi Rymaszewski:
Image

With any luck, I'll be dressed like this:
Image (Photo from a Southern California newspaper of me and Dan)
:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Re: Living in the midwest

Posted: Tue, Dec 05 2006, 07:02 PM
by Frodos Majik
If I had a choice, I think I WOULD be right next to Mike & Dan!! :up:

But its not in the cards for next yr, so maybe I will try and make it to Color The Wind?.

Re: Living In The Midwest

Posted: Tue, Dec 05 2006, 11:13 PM
by Knoted4ever
i don't mind flying in cold weather. Lars and a bunch of flyers on the other side of the pond fly on the frozen Baltic Sea a lot. The lack of daylight after working hours is my biggest peeve. Weekends work, and days off (vacation days)... speaking of which i have a few this week to use up before the end of the year!

i just put YoYo-stoppers on one of my Gemini kites. i can't wait to try it out... in the next day or two!