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Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-07-2008, 9:09 AM Reply   
The ice is pulling off our lake so riding is only a few weeks out...

anyone in the Central wisconsin area (54457) ever wants to ride we'll be out all summer, and spring, we have drysuits if needed. If you need/want some pulls let me know.

Old     (uppledup17)      Join Date: Sep 2005       04-07-2008, 9:29 AM Reply   
Anyone know if Geneva still has ice on it or will it be ready to ride this weekend.
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       04-07-2008, 9:51 AM Reply   
We rode this past weekend in IL...
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-07-2008, 10:02 AM Reply   
thats crazy, do you know what the water temp was?

I drove past Lk. Geneva like 2 weeks ago and it was ice, but that prob. doesnt help much.

the wisco river is open, but i watched it for an hour and there was soooo much junk floating, its just dangerous
Old     (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-07-2008, 12:09 PM Reply   
Hey Yankee boy!!!
You left too soon, we got tons of rain this weekend. The lake came up 8 1/2 inches just on Sunday!! The water temp is up to 80 degrees now as well.
Oh well, enjoy your slushee.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-07-2008, 12:15 PM Reply   
thats some bullsh*t

the parents are starting to turn against the whole moving thing... all I hear is Finish school, then move.

I'm pretty tempted to take a years worth of tuition and get some coaching insted, but i know i would be disowned.

I would kill for slush, we still have plain old ice... only a few more weeks, I hope... its been inthe 60's the last few days so that helped.

It sounds like things are good in Polk
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-07-2008, 3:15 PM Reply   
Bunch of WI and IL riders went out this last weekend, big thread about it on
Old     (captain_542)      Join Date: Oct 2006       04-07-2008, 5:58 PM Reply   
Lake Geneva is three quarters open!!!!!! lake powers is 100% open!!! Twin Lakes is 100% open!!! our boat comes out the 19th!!! its soooo close!!! im excited
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       04-07-2008, 7:12 PM Reply   
Nick, we got out in the Fox River 2 weeks ago. It was pretty sweet haha
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-07-2008, 9:04 PM Reply   
did you guys dry-suit it?... i would hope so for your goods sake...

Anyone heading for Fremont's demo days
Old     (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-08-2008, 6:14 AM Reply   
Lake Geneva, the only time I had a decent run on that lake was when it was cold, raining and early in the morning. I guess a little ice would also help. I have become way to soft.
Old     (uppledup17)      Join Date: Sep 2005       04-08-2008, 7:30 AM Reply   
I was hoping Geneva was open to get a run in before all the weekend warriors head out. Since it is still cold it was worth a shot. I would ride the Chain but the whole waterway is No wake
Old     (mkrueger313)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-08-2008, 8:59 AM Reply   
cant wait to get out of school and get up too the lake... they are saying that lakes up near Minocqua won't thaw out til the first week or two of May if the weather stays as bad as it has been.
Old     (chaser)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-08-2008, 10:07 AM Reply   
prepare for more snow in northern WI tonight too. Gotta love spring.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-08-2008, 4:42 PM Reply   
Yup, we've got about .5" already....and its still coming down hard...

this is getting depressing
Old     (zirb3l)      Join Date: Jan 2008       04-08-2008, 9:20 PM Reply   
DANGIT FORREST... im not getting out until this friday and with the weather even that looks kinda shady.

btw where do you ride?
Old     (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       04-09-2008, 9:10 AM Reply   
I wouldn't be surprised if Okauchee is open by this weekend. Rain and wind all week should finish it off!
Old     (jhgsupra)      Join Date: Mar 2006       04-09-2008, 9:13 AM Reply   
Getting close here as well. Dock adrift!

Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-09-2008, 9:44 AM Reply   
My lake is open as of two days ago, 90% anyways.
Old     (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-09-2008, 9:50 AM Reply   
85 degrees here. Putting on sunscreen.
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       04-09-2008, 9:57 AM Reply   
Nathan...where you riding at?
Old     (zirb3l)      Join Date: Jan 2008       04-09-2008, 10:47 AM Reply   
I live south of Chicago and close to the Indiana border so i head over to Ceder lake or on some weekends i trek it over to Bass lake
Old     (lseghatch)      Join Date: Aug 2005       04-09-2008, 12:32 PM Reply   
I hope it heats up fast one week and from then on, that'll help speed things up. I still need to switch my bidnings around my lyman. Put the damn thing together so fast due to excitment that I'm now setup to ride regular.

Edit: Next week looks like upper 50's.

(Message edited by lseghatch on April 09, 2008)
Old     (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-09-2008, 1:00 PM Reply   
I think Cedar Lake is in the 40's...brrrrr.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-09-2008, 1:05 PM Reply   
Tyler, What was the issue with the your boots not fitting the board?...just needed special screws?

You going to Fremonts Demodays?
Old     (zirb3l)      Join Date: Jan 2008       04-09-2008, 4:26 PM Reply   
NAW, well its warmer then i was expecting it to be :-)

plus i have a semi dry, but my freinds are going with a shorty
Old     (chaser)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-09-2008, 7:28 PM Reply   
I see northern WI has winter storm warnings for tonight..can't get enough of that white stuff.
Old     (lseghatch)      Join Date: Aug 2005       04-09-2008, 9:43 PM Reply   
Nick, I don't know what was up but the screws that came with my shanes worked which i what caused me to impulse buy them lol. All is good now.

I'm not sure how many I'll get to because they hold them during the day on wednesdays and I work full time 5-3.
Old     (ryansgt)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-10-2008, 11:51 AM Reply   
was just out riding lake beulah yesterday. freakin cold with a wetsuit but hell we were the first on our lake.
Old     (zirb3l)      Join Date: Jan 2008       04-10-2008, 1:00 PM Reply   
DANGIT!!! why does it have to snow saturday... :-(
Old     (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       04-11-2008, 9:04 AM Reply   
Okauchee is open minus some slush and chunks still floating around
Old     (element8456)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-11-2008, 11:16 AM Reply   
Hey i live in mn do you guys use drysuits or wetsuits
Old     (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       04-11-2008, 12:30 PM Reply   
DRY! No point to a wet suit. I used to use one but now I go from the dry to a heatershirt once it's warm enough. Don't know how I ever could stand a wet suit to be honest.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-11-2008, 1:33 PM Reply   
I drysuit suit it too... its only needed for a week or two, then you can take short sets in just a vest.
Old     (chaser)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-11-2008, 6:45 PM Reply   
Moderator, can you please change the name of this post from "Wisconsin - Its almost time" to
"Wisconsin - Its almost get the snowblower out again!"
Old     (chaser)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-12-2008, 4:43 AM Reply   
This Morning here in Wisconsin:

Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       04-12-2008, 8:12 AM Reply   
yeah dude! i woke up this mornin after chillin last night on my dock in sandals and shorts and its snowing!! what the hell lie. I'm cool with drysuiting 40 degree water, but when the 40 degree water is warmer than the snowy air... forget that haha
Old     (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       04-12-2008, 11:02 AM Reply   
our neighbor is putting his pier in right now. It's 35, snow/sleet, windy, white caps...nasty
Old     (ethan31)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-12-2008, 11:28 AM Reply   
We had 4 feet of snow in the last week.
Another few weeks and I'll be on the water. yeeehaaa!
Old     (lseghatch)      Join Date: Aug 2005       04-13-2008, 9:53 AM Reply   
MON - 52
TUE - 60
WED - 63
THU - 57
FRI - 58
SAT - 62
SUN - 60
MON - 60
TUE - 64

I'm glad we are skipping the 50's
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-13-2008, 10:01 AM Reply   
Thats making me smile.
tyler, demo days this year is May 2nd and 3rd (Fri - Sat) if you're interested I think I'll prob go both days for a while just to ride.

Can car pool or something if you have time....
Old     (damned04)      Join Date: May 2005       04-13-2008, 11:33 AM Reply   
I'l be there for atleast one of those days, il be riding a 07 transcend if u see me there
Old     (bartush)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-13-2008, 12:33 PM Reply   
nick which Demo Days are u going to? the one with midwest militia down in ottawa?

the flyers for it say may 16-18th, unless ur going to a different demo days, then my bad.

but if its the same one.. they changed the date? wha?
Old     (lseghatch)      Join Date: Aug 2005       04-13-2008, 12:55 PM Reply   
Nick, I was confused I thought the demo days you were referring to were the wednesday competitions. I'll definately go both those days and yeah we can car pool for sure. What are you doing during the week? I was thinking of heading down there sometime and signing up.

(Message edited by lseghatch on April 13, 2008)
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-13-2008, 1:11 PM Reply   
its free.... you get like 20 min, if you can last that long, can use new boats, gear whatever you want....
they have drysuits too there....

But we usually just ride, look at stuff, then head out.... i'll for sure call you when it gets closer
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-14-2008, 5:55 PM Reply   
Today was absolute glass in Madison, if my boat wasn't in storage I would have at least been on the water.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-14-2008, 6:32 PM Reply   
We made serious progress in like 5 days.
Got the boat lift in and everything today!!
There are still a few huge ice chunks floating around, if it gets warm enough may go ollie some or something. here is the melting since last thurs

Old     (zirb3l)      Join Date: Jan 2008       04-14-2008, 7:26 PM Reply   
butter = :drool:
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-14-2008, 7:30 PM Reply   
i know... it sucks.... but thats everyday, so i'm not too upset

its sooo tempting but just to the right of the last picture is a monster piece of ice. I'm not ready to get in yet...all week is like 50's and 60's so pretty soon it will be warm enough.

I was in knee deep for like 30 sec getting the lift in position and was numb from even that
Old     (lseghatch)      Join Date: Aug 2005       04-14-2008, 7:59 PM Reply   
Nick, let me know if you manage to get out prior to the demo days. That glass is irresistible.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-14-2008, 9:25 PM Reply   
I think after this week of warmer weather we'll try to get out... I'll for sure give you a call
Old     (mkrueger313)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-14-2008, 9:57 PM Reply   
tyler- I saw you ride in Minocqua and Tomahawk, how much do you get up there? Me and my buddys ride all summer long up there.
Old     (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-15-2008, 6:54 AM Reply   
Holy Crap it was 49 here this morning!!!
Please keep your weather up there.
Old     (lseghatch)      Join Date: Aug 2005       04-15-2008, 6:54 AM Reply   
I usually get up there one week out of the summer. I'd go more but we don't own a boat that enables me to wakeboard, so when I go it's more of a family thing.

However this year the crew and I will be taking a weekend trip up there with thier BU which as long as the weather holds up and the wind stays down, should be an awsome time. By far the best lake up there IMO.
Old     (wakedude83)      Join Date: Apr 2004       04-15-2008, 7:44 AM Reply   
It doesn't matter how warm it is here in northern IL because our lakes are all flooded.
Old     (lseghatch)      Join Date: Aug 2005       04-20-2008, 2:39 PM Reply   
Anyone been out yet?
Old     (gmarkham1)      Join Date: Sep 2003       04-20-2008, 6:29 PM Reply   
we made it out today on Kegonsa... couldnt have asked for better weather/water...
Water was around 60 and the air in the 70's next to no wind... just a few fishermen to contend with!

Skipped the drysuits this year! I think we all had heatershirts and one guy didnt even have that!
Old     (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       04-21-2008, 7:44 AM Reply   
IT WAS BUTTER ALL WEEKEND! We rode sunday, took Saturday to get all of the piers, lifts, tracks, raft and the boat started and cleaned up. Smoothest start to the year I've ever had!

First day out of the year, and I got to ride right across the main part of Okauchee 90' deep and lovin it!
Old     (chaser)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-21-2008, 8:00 AM Reply   
60 degree water already!? The WI river here is 46!
Old     (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       04-21-2008, 3:00 PM Reply   
yeah Okauchee was 53 when Brooke and I rode yesterday. I'm a wuss and will have my drysuit on for another couple of weeks.
Old     (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-21-2008, 3:22 PM Reply   
I stuck my hand in Okee bay today and I would jump in with a shorty.
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-21-2008, 9:10 PM Reply   
We trunked Stan you wuss!

J/k, but not really.

Okauchee butter? Is this bizarro world?

(Message edited by mjmurphy53711 on April 21, 2008)
Old     (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       04-22-2008, 4:26 AM Reply   
yeah its few and far between that we get butter sets on Okauchee and especially the main lake. It was a good way to kick off the season.

I'll probably be in my drysuit until the water is almost 70 maybe not that warm but at least a few more weeks. I actually don't mind wearing mine, its super comfortable and I'm not cold at all. Why be cold when you don't have to. Plus I think its better on your body if your muscles don't get all cold and tight.
Old     (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       04-22-2008, 12:40 PM Reply   
I'm with stan, you can trunk it all you like. I won't be the slightest bit chilly until fall :-) I used to trunk it, I've wised up and find it's a lot more fun when I'm not freezing.

Okauchee was also butter ALL DAY on Saturday, Sunday it got kind of choppy in the early afternoon when the wind kicked up.
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-22-2008, 12:51 PM Reply   
Yea, I'll quit giving you ish when I get a drysuit and start doing the same thing, problem is by the time I need one I realize I would only use it for a I never feel like droppin the cash.

I'd be up to come ride okauchee one morning in May with you guys, before the idiot gates open.
Old     (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       04-22-2008, 2:14 PM Reply   
Whenever you want to come ride let us know. I am going to try to get my boat in this weekend.
Old     (zirb3l)      Join Date: Jan 2008       04-22-2008, 8:29 PM Reply   
i hope to get out may 3rd or 4th but we shall see!

might be another few weeks before i actually start going crazy again


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