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Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Thu, Sep 25 2014, 05:56 AM
by prairierose
What time are people going to be out on the beach Saturday morning?

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Thu, Sep 25 2014, 07:52 AM
by Mike
It's a long drive for me, so I'm guessing late morning.

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Thu, Sep 25 2014, 08:10 AM
by basicbill
Between 9 am and 10, I reckon for me. Central Daylight Time is in that area, I believe.

Forecast winds still on the light side.

Bill

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Thu, Sep 25 2014, 09:03 PM
by makatakam
I'll be flying sometime between 7 and 8 a.m.

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Thu, Sep 25 2014, 09:36 PM
by KiteVoice
prairierose wrote:What time are people going to be out on the beach Saturday morning?


Depends on when I pry myself out of bed. It's about a 2.5-hour drive for me (finally, a reasonable amount of driving for a kite event!). I'll probably shoot for a 9 a.m. CDT arrival.

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Thu, Sep 25 2014, 11:00 PM
by Shari
Rose....
Still need to figure that out.

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Fri, Sep 26 2014, 07:43 AM
by TMadz
Hoping to get out there by 9am or sooner.

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Fri, Sep 26 2014, 04:30 PM
by Mike
It turns out I do have a few more T-shirts, no hoodies.
I'll bring them tomorrow.

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Fri, Sep 26 2014, 09:05 PM
by Trigger
Mike, just saw you have my shirt... Awesome!

I hope to be there about 9 your time.

It'll be great to see everyone!

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Fri, Sep 26 2014, 10:35 PM
by illescasd
Car is packed, Adventure dog is ready and so am I. We'll see everyone around 10. What is final wind guestimate?

David

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Sat, Sep 27 2014, 11:35 PM
by yepits
wind forecast

not too great mid day...

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Sun, Sep 28 2014, 07:08 AM
by basicbill
Wind was fantastic after about 11 am. Everyone was flying. One photo. Many more over at the IKE facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... tif_t=like

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P1000838.jpg (248.91 KiB) Viewed 2907 times


Bill

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Sun, Sep 28 2014, 07:14 AM
by Mike
As soon as the wind switched off the lake, late morning, we had really good winds for the rest of the day--smooth and consistent. Ignore the forecast! Come and play!

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Sun, Sep 28 2014, 09:08 PM
by makatakam
Bill gets my vote for official IKE/180GO! photographer. Just has a great sense of composition.

REALLY AWESOME PICS, BILL!

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Mon, Sep 29 2014, 06:56 AM
by basicbill
Thanks Mark. But the goal is to get good enough flying to hang in the Rev line with you guys. Maybe less time for photos.

I had a great time BTW. It was nice to meet everyone.

Bill

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Mon, Sep 29 2014, 10:12 AM
by Mike
There's also some great photos by Shari, but you may have to friend her to see them on Facebook.
edit: the photos are public, see them here.

And this showed up on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFPvvOop6ks&feature=youtu.be

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Mon, Sep 29 2014, 10:39 AM
by Mytoyz
it looks like one kite was a hater! kept attaching the bottom row!!

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Mon, Sep 29 2014, 08:42 PM
by goestoeleven
He's not a hater, he's a lover. His kite just is highly attracted to the other kites!

BTW, I know you are kidding - but this is why we get together - to give everyone an opportunity to get to fly together. Being so spread out, it's a challenge to learn to fly as a group, and about the only way you can learn is to get on the field with a bunch of other flyers. Then you realize (as I do pretty much every time I fly with others) that there are always things you need to work on to get better. For instance, Jynx was nice to "remind" me that I'm supposed to stop messing around when I'm on the line . . . . :shock:

I know I had a great time seeing everyone, and wish we could do it more often.

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Mon, Sep 29 2014, 09:16 PM
by TMadz
It's a tough weekend for me, but I already cleared at least one day for next years retreat. Maybe I take off Friday and go early. Probably should start a new thread for it.

Re: Kite Retreat 2014, Sept 27-28

Posted: Mon, Sep 29 2014, 09:37 PM
by makatakam
I'll be back! Just call me Arnold.