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Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Sep 24 2012, 09:42 PM
by KiteVoice
Jynx wrote:If he gets there before I do... Please :welcome: him! ...I told him you were all really nice peeps! Don't make a liar out of me! ;)


I've yet to meet a kite flier in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois or Wisconsin who wasn't ridiculously welcoming and hospitable. I think you have nothing to worry about.

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Sep 24 2012, 11:00 PM
by Jynx
KiteVoice wrote:
Jynx wrote:If he gets there before I do... Please :welcome: him! ...I told him you were all really nice peeps! Don't make a liar out of me! ;)


I've yet to meet a kite flier in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois or Wisconsin who wasn't ridiculously welcoming and hospitable. I think you have nothing to worry about.


That was totally tongue in cheek! ...I have absolutely NO worries... especially with the/MY :SLKani: IKE'rs! :-D

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Sep 24 2012, 11:19 PM
by KiteVoice
Jynx wrote:
KiteVoice wrote:
Jynx wrote:If he gets there before I do... Please :welcome: him! ...I told him you were all really nice peeps! Don't make a liar out of me! ;)


I've yet to meet a kite flier in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois or Wisconsin who wasn't ridiculously welcoming and hospitable. I think you have nothing to worry about.


That was totally tongue in cheek! ...I have absolutely NO worries... especially with the/MY :SLKani: IKE'rs! :-D


I knew that. I just wanted to use the comment as a springboard to describe my own experience with kite people!

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Mon, Sep 24 2012, 11:22 PM
by goestoeleven
I'll do my best Rich C. intro to quad-lining for Bill :twisted: :jester:

Just kidding (wish Rich was coming as well). I'll play nice . . . and I'll be too busy setting up SLKs anyway. :up:

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Tue, Sep 25 2012, 06:22 AM
by TMadz
I'm sorry, but I feel like a high schooler. I'm very excited to get out and fly with a bunch of people. It's like we're making the day after prom party plans. I don't know what it'll be like with so many kiters in one location, not there for a festival. Hoping for some good winds.

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Tue, Sep 25 2012, 11:16 AM
by KiteVoice
TMadz wrote:Hoping for some good winds.


Wind forecasts this far in advance are quite unreliable, but here's what the NWS is saying for Chesteron:

From 9 a.m. Saturday, 5 miles per hour from the East-northeast (along the shoreline), becoming more northerly (more off the lake) and increasing to 6 MPH by 2 p.m. and 8 MPH by 5 p.m., holding at 8 MPH until 8 p.m.

Morning winds on Sunday don't look as good. 3 MPH from the northeast until 2 p.m., when they increase to 5 MPH and become more northerly. Increasing to 8 MPH by 5 p.m. and 9 MPH by 8 p.m.

These wind forecasts are notoriously inaccurate this far in advance, so the winds could end up being much better.

Sky and temperature forecasts for both days are sunny with highs near 68.

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Tue, Sep 25 2012, 04:51 PM
by TMadz
You can't look at forecasts until 24 hours in advance and even then the timing of the winds can change dramatically.

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Tue, Sep 25 2012, 05:51 PM
by KiteVoice
TMadz wrote:You can't look at forecasts until 24 hours in advance and even then the timing of the winds can change dramatically.

Well you can look but there's not much chance the winds will be as forecast.

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Fri, Sep 28 2012, 12:36 AM
by goestoeleven
One day to go! I'm psyched! I think I haven't flown anything since Mots, so it will be GREAT to get out and fly.

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Fri, Sep 28 2012, 07:35 AM
by Shari
goestoeleven wrote:One day to go! I'm psyched! I think I haven't flown anything since Mots, so it will be GREAT to get out and fly.



Times like this are when I wish we had a like button on here. :) Yeah so excited!!!! :up:

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Fri, Sep 28 2012, 07:59 AM
by KiteVoice
:clubfly: Forecast for Indiana Dunes State Park as of Friday morning:

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 73. West southwest wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph. :up:
Saturday: Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. North wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. :-|

:SLKani:

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Fri, Sep 28 2012, 08:31 AM
by Trigger
Awsome! I am gonna try being there later saturday after 5. Hope some of you are still there :-)

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Fri, Sep 28 2012, 08:36 AM
by Mike
The weather forecast looks great:
Bring your low-wind kites and your high-wind kites. You'll get to fly everything in your bag! Woo Hoo! :)
Trick your dualies in the lighter winds, and get out the traction kites in the high wind (getting your butt dragged across the beach makes for great photos. I'm also fond of pictures of face-plants :twisted: ) .
Learn low-wind rev flying. Fly that sweet ultra vented rev in the high winds.
Of course, the wind forecast is probably wrong and the winds will be just exactly whatever you want the whole weekend!

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Fri, Sep 28 2012, 08:37 AM
by KiteVoice
Trigger wrote:Awsome! I am gonna try being there later Saturday after 5. Hope some of you are still there :-)


Be sure to PM Mike for his cell phone number. If the beach is empty when you arrive, you can find out where everyone went for supper. In fact, you might wanna call him before you pay for park admission.

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Fri, Sep 28 2012, 03:49 PM
by Trigger
yep. just got it this morning. i am also trying to get out of work at 1ish so i should be there about 2-3. i have to do some brakes on the car first :(

cant wait. except i lost my 3wrap frame.... ahhhhhhhhhhh.... my luck 20mph winds :(

thats what the quantum and jazz are for

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Fri, Sep 28 2012, 04:07 PM
by KiteVoice
Trigger wrote:i lost my 3wrap frame.... ahhhhhhhhhhh.... my luck 20mph winds :(

Bummer :( :cry:

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Fri, Sep 28 2012, 04:53 PM
by cadguy
I have an SLE leading edge never used and maybe an extra 4-wrap you could use.
Getting car oil change and tires rotated. Must be getting ready for a road trip. What time does the beach?

Dayton David

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Fri, Sep 28 2012, 05:05 PM
by Mike
Trigger: If we actually get 20mph, you'll probably want a 4-wrap frame. I have an extra.
David: I plan to get up and go, but it's 3 1/2 hours, so....

I didn't bring all my bags, but I just threw a ton of stuff into the van. I'm not even sure what all I'm bringing. But I do have Roks if folks want to do a kite battle.

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Fri, Sep 28 2012, 06:41 PM
by KiteVoice
Mike wrote:But I do have Roks if folks want to do a kite battle.

Have never seen a kite battle. That could be fun.

Looks pretty definite that I'm coming for the day tomorrow. Google maps says it's a 2.75-hour drive and I'm hoping to be on the road by 8 a.m. EDT, which should easily get me into the park by 10 a.m. CDT.

Re: 2nd Annual IKE Retreat! Sept 29-30

Posted: Fri, Sep 28 2012, 08:03 PM
by Jeff
We've decided that tomorrow will be our day to come. I'll be there with the family for Saturday.

Don't know when we'll get there. Hopefully not too late.