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Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Sat, Nov 17 2012, 10:48 PM
by goestoeleven
Had too much fun at Montrose today, I just think we need another day this year . . . .

Maybe we can have a club fly on Friday the 23rd. Tentative location: Ned Brown / Busse Woods Forest Preserve. Great field, central location for the Chicago and suburban area fliers. The only downside is the proximity to the mall - which will mean lots of traffic on Black Friday. Tentative times - 10am - 3 pm. That will let us pack up before it gets dark, and anyone with commitments for the evening can get home before it gets too late.

Let's watch the weather . . .

Who's in?

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Sun, Nov 18 2012, 10:02 PM
by zero1199
Okey I think I am game for that day.... Hope everybody can come.

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Sun, Nov 18 2012, 10:51 PM
by makatakam
I'm in as long as the black flys aren't biting.

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Mon, Nov 19 2012, 09:44 AM
by illescasd
Am looking very, very good for this... Closing in on 80% ... Besides, Adventure Dog was ticked she blew off going to Montrose.
David

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Tue, Nov 20 2012, 01:37 PM
by TMadz
I am angling to make it. Lord knows the last thing I want to do is spend money on Black Friday. Right now the weather looks cold with winds near 20. I can do the cold, but I was hoping for a little lighter winds to loft the sled and some launry.

PS I was hoping some of the shoppers would be tuckered out by then since they'll start shopping about 12 hours earlier and all.

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Wed, Nov 21 2012, 01:23 PM
by zero1199
makatakam wrote:I'm in as long as the black flys aren't biting.


Yeah right if there's o black fly I'm there.lol

Anyhow The weather looks good to me for Friday so it's 100 go.

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Wed, Nov 21 2012, 01:24 PM
by zero1199
zero1199 wrote:
makatakam wrote:I'm in as long as the black flys aren't biting.


Yeah right if there's no black fly I'm there.lol

Anyhow The weather looks good to me for Friday so it's 100% go.

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Wed, Nov 21 2012, 09:04 PM
by illescasd
Danny, Adventure Dog, & I are 95% for Friday!! Meanwhile, have a terrific Thanksgiving!!!

David

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Thu, Nov 22 2012, 07:54 AM
by goestoeleven
Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Among other things, I'm thankful for all the friends I've made while kite flying, and through this forum.

One day to go to the Black Flyday!

Looks like the forecast is for cold (air temps around freezing) and wind (22 mph w/ gusts to 30), which means wind chill temps around 18 - 20 degrees. Maybe I should rename the club fly to "Fly till you Freeze!"

I'm still planning to go to Busse - but I will probably only fly my vented Revs if the forecast is correct (no SLKs) because I don't want to lose anything or bust any spars or rip any sails.

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Thu, Nov 22 2012, 02:48 PM
by lang
I,m gonna be there. I hope the forecast is not as accurate as they say, and it turns out to be a bit warmer.

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Thu, Nov 22 2012, 02:53 PM
by lang
I forgot ask. .... Exactly where is the fly going to be ? I'm thinking the field right on Golf Rd.

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Thu, Nov 22 2012, 04:12 PM
by goestoeleven
Lang -

That's correct.

Here's a link to the map

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Thu, Nov 22 2012, 10:34 PM
by zero1199
Hey Steve, can you bring the black, red, and Yellow 12' sun oak delta with you Tomorrow?

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Fri, Nov 23 2012, 01:39 PM
by goestoeleven
We are out here! Boy is it COLD but there is LOTS of wind!!

Say, David and his son Daniel are here but I don't know how long we will last. It's very cold in the wind and too windy for slk kites.

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Fri, Nov 23 2012, 02:40 PM
by TMadz
Sorry I couldn't make it guys. I ended up having a 2.5 hr meeting. Too windy for me anyway. I don't have any vented kites. I hope we can do it again soon. The cold isn't a problem, just wind that's too high.

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Fri, Nov 23 2012, 02:59 PM
by goestoeleven
No problem. We are done- it's too cold!!!

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Sat, Nov 24 2012, 02:45 PM
by illescasd
I was not dressed properly for it. It wasn't that cold, but with the strong winds, it was a bitter windchill. Next time, I'll be ready. Otherwise, we had fun, we got back Say's spinnner from the evil "kite eating" tree and flew "vents" all afternoon. Let's do it agaiiiiiiiiiiiiin.

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Sat, Nov 24 2012, 11:25 PM
by goestoeleven
Here's a pic of Say, David & Daniel:

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Daniel's working on his quad line skills!

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Sun, Nov 25 2012, 12:10 AM
by KiteVoice
Looks like a nice field.

Re: Club Fly - Black Flyday? 11/23/2012

Posted: Sun, Nov 25 2012, 06:46 PM
by zero1199
Well it was cold for sure, but it was nice to be out flying with other people instead being by myself. It was nice flying with David, his son, and Steve. Well we have to do it again soon, but for now here is a video of me flying the sun delta in the front of my house.


http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=8MekIHh5zYI

Video is from today :-D