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Old    Jon Shaffer (jpshaff01)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-04-2007, 12:10 PM Reply   
My girlfriend is gonna be moving in august to work for General Mills in Minneapolis. So that means i'm gonna be there quite often for a while and possibly move there. So what is the wakeboard scene like and how far do you have to travel from Minneapolis for decent water.

(Message edited by Jpshaff01 on June 04, 2007)
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       06-04-2007, 12:38 PM Reply   
Great local site at www.minnesotawakeboarder.com or you can chat it up with us at www.midwestwakeboarder.com
Most MN guys are on the minnesotawakeboarder site, its new and progresssive.
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-04-2007, 3:14 PM Reply   
Jon. The guy I ride with a lot, works for General Mills...it is less than 2 miles from my place (i live on a lake). He just keeps everything in his car and comes over straight from work. He is actually moving away from here, to Scottsdale, to take a different position within GM. We ride about 3-5 times a week. Hit me up when you're getting close to moving here. I got a 2000 xstar.
Old    Jon Shaffer (jpshaff01)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-04-2007, 3:30 PM Reply   
Thats good to hear that there are lakes close that are good to ride on. I should be over there helping her move in and get situated for a few weeks before i start classes. I'll tell you and hopefully we can ride.
Old    MK (csswake3)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-04-2007, 5:42 PM Reply   
there are almost 12,000 lakes in MN.....general mills is not to far from lake minnetonka, but you are better off finding something more low key for boarding, but you will have no trouble finding water thats for sure...we just need some better weather
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-05-2007, 5:42 AM Reply   
here are a few pics of the party scene on the weekends.
bum
robyn
bunch
nips
are those basketballs???
bballs
Old    eric (eas)      Join Date: Nov 2001       06-05-2007, 1:40 PM Reply   
don't they call that place "the land of 10,000 lakes"??? there must be water everywhere!

i've always wondered how long the "trunks only" season really is up there....it's a shame to have all that water and no way to warm it up!
Old    Ryan Haug (ryan27r)      Join Date: Oct 2006       06-05-2007, 1:43 PM Reply   
Well we started trunking it a month and a half ago.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       06-05-2007, 2:41 PM Reply   
End of April to early October.
Old    Laci (tcluv85)      Join Date: Jan 2004       06-05-2007, 4:03 PM Reply   
Anyone near Maple Grove, MN that rides in the evenings during the week? I might be able to make early mornings on Wednesdays or Thursdays too.

Going to be working there for a few weeks this summer.
Old     (will5150)      Join Date: Oct 2002       06-05-2007, 4:10 PM Reply   
Jay- was that last weekend on Tonka? Ryan said he was out there- thought you might be with him!
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-05-2007, 8:20 PM Reply   
yeah he was on my boat with us. you should bring the fam and the boat out there!

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