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#21 --Pete

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:07 PM

I just packed my kite bag in the car. If it isn't flashing lightning and washing out roads, I plan to be there.

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Do you want to try meeting at

the Demo field
the Playground
or the eastern Ridge?
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:10 AM

I just packed my kite bag in the car. If it isn't flashing lightning and washing out roads, I plan to be there.

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Do you want to try meeting at

the Demo field
the Playground
or the eastern Ridge?

I cannot make it I have gone back to work on restrictions. For a few weeks. Maybe next time.
My wife can't tell me to go fly a kite anymore..

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:08 AM

I will try and check back here to see if anyone has indicated a location.

If I can't I will just drive around looking for kites. I'll be wearing a yellow cap and be in a silver MB-E550. Wave me down if you see me.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:30 AM

Chris, Sorry to hear you won't be able to make it. We'll have to find another time.

Pete, the only area I actually know is the demo field. Want to try there? I'll be out with my 8 year old son (yes, he can fly better than me....). We'll keep an eye out for your yellow hat!


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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:11 AM

Hey guys don't forget the third weekend of July at Maumee Bay State Park just east of Toledo. Its no longer called the North Coast Stunt Kite Games, No ttent , auction and Saturday dinner. Just a lot of people flying kites. A lot of good Rev Fliers were always there.Saturday is the best

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:27 AM

It's 3:00 pm and I finished my other stuff early.

I'm at the Demo field right now, where conditions are not optimal. Occasional drizzle and light to variable winds prevail.

Dunno what your schedule is like, but I can either amuse myself for a while, or we can try this another day. I'll check back in 30 minutes --at about 4.


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Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:36 AM

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 12:07 PM

Rain stopped. Wind 6 to 12. I'll give it another 15 before heading home. .


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Posted 23 June 2011 - 12:16 PM

Rain stopped. Wind 6 to 12. I'll give it another 15 before heading home. .



Pete, I'm probably not going to make it out till about 6 PM. I might stretch it to 5 if I push things. I'm sorry to hear you are out there alone!!! I hope it wasn't a miscommunication on my end. It's raining here in Northville now, but has been on and off all day. If you are still up for flying, I'd love to join you.

By the way, I PM'ed you with my cell number. Feel free to call. I'll be a bit more responsive than through the forum.


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Posted 23 June 2011 - 12:28 PM

4:27; rain is back. Let's give up on this one, and try again(unless someone posted while I was 1-fingering this)


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Posted 23 June 2011 - 12:33 PM

Pretty miserable here at the moment. I think I'll call it a day.

We'll plan this better next time - better weather, anyway.


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Posted 23 June 2011 - 12:43 PM

Pete,
I still cannot make it out yet as my son is not home yet (should be any time now). Depending on how you go home, and if you are still up for a last ditch attempt, you could swing by Northville and we could fly here. The sun came out and wind picked up slightly. Let me know.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:44 PM

I made it home (cross-country, through S. Lyon, to avoid rush hour on X-way - big mistake).

I've been up since 4:30 this morning and spent the first part of the day getting rained on and climbing in and out of boats. I finished early, and instead of going home and getting some rest and dry clothes, I went straight to the park. (Another mistake.)

I was just too tired to stay for another hour. We will get organized and make this happen, but it will have to be another day.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:47 PM

I made it home (cross-country, through S. Lyon, to avoid rush hour on X-way - big mistake).

I've been up since 4:30 this morning and spent the first part of the day getting rained on and climbing in and out of boats. I finished early, and instead of going home and getting some rest and dry clothes, I went straight to the park. (Another mistake.)

I was just too tired to stay for another hour. We will get organized and make this happen, but it will have to be another day.

Pete,

Sounds like a LONG day. The weather never really cooperated today. We'll find another time.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 08:51 PM

We will.

I spent a few minutes with a full-sail 1.5 and 30' lines, but with the flukey ground winds, it wasn't much fun. Laziness again; I just didn't feel like walking out 120s.

One other characteristic of this park: the ground is ROCK HARD below the few inches of turf. I had to get a mallet from my kite bag to sink my stake more than a few inches. I think a very thin stake with a big handle will be required.
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