WindSurfing Mag Hits the Road!

WindSurfing Mag Hits the Road!

Post by Jerry McEwe » Wed, 14 Jun 2006 18:24:51


It sure seems like there is a rash of gear theft lately, be careful,
especially since your trip is stalkable.


Quote:
>Hey Guys,

> Update -

> It looks like the trip will be taking me through Warsaw, Indiana to
>meet rec.dotter Lucky, then on to the Chicago area before I head to
>Madison.

>I'll be getting an itinerary up on windsurfingmag.com soon, along with
>a picture of me 'n my blue 2001 Dodge Dakota so ya'll can recognize me
>at the beach.

>To all of you who've sent e-mails already, thanks! To the rest of ya,
>keep 'em comin!

>- Josh

 
 
 

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Post by josh.sampi.. » Wed, 14 Jun 2006 08:08:59

Hey everyone,

 I still haven't heard from anyone in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area.
Anybody? Anybody?

 
 
 

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Post by jeff » Wed, 14 Jun 2006 08:10:51

You might want to check out the missouri river in SD. The reservoir in
Yankton (lewis & Clark) is about an hour south of i90. It isn't too far
from worthington, and arguably a more exciting place to sail.
Lake francis case, the next dam north isn't bad either.

jeff

Quote:

> Hey Guys,

>  Update -

>  It looks like the trip will be taking me through Warsaw, Indiana to
> meet rec.dotter Lucky, then on to the Chicago area before I head to
> Madison.

> I'll be getting an itinerary up on windsurfingmag.com soon, along with
> a picture of me 'n my blue 2001 Dodge Dakota so ya'll can recognize me
> at the beach.

> To all of you who've sent e-mails already, thanks! To the rest of ya,
> keep 'em comin!

> - Josh


 
 
 

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Post by hydrogim » Wed, 14 Jun 2006 11:04:37

If you are driving across the southern part of Idaho, say from
Yellowstone to Boise on I15, I86, and I84, I can recommend two sailing
locations; American Falls Reservoir and Mud Lake.  Yes, Mud Lake, AKA
"Club Mud",  which really isn't muddy, has a sandy bottom, and has a
beautiful view of mountains to the North West. (How do you keep
unwanted tourists away from a beautiful lake? Name it Mud Lake.)   Wind
information for both sites is available at WWW.inel.gov/windvector.
Driving directions, etc. are available on www.thewindmap.com.
Mid-summer, we get about one decent sailing day a week, so your timing
needs to be fortuitous.
 
 
 

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Post by lane5.. » Wed, 14 Jun 2006 11:23:59

Hey Josh,
I don't know why you haven't heard from anyone else here in
Minneapolis, but there is definitely a solid scene here.  Lake Calhoun
is my normal stomping ground.  Waconia and Mille Lacs are well known
spots as well, but a little farther out of town.  I hope you plan to
make a stop at Calhoun.  Let me know if you need any logistical help
and I'll do what I can.  I'm sure there are plenty of others out there
who can tell you more about the other sailing spots around,  I grew up
sailing here in the 80's and just moved back last year.  Lake Calhoun
is all I sailed back then and it's all I sail now, but I hope to check
out some of the other spots soon.
Stoked you're coming to town!
Jeremy
Quote:

> If you are driving across the southern part of Idaho, say from
> Yellowstone to Boise on I15, I86, and I84, I can recommend two sailing
> locations; American Falls Reservoir and Mud Lake.  Yes, Mud Lake, AKA
> "Club Mud",  which really isn't muddy, has a sandy bottom, and has a
> beautiful view of mountains to the North West. (How do you keep
> unwanted tourists away from a beautiful lake? Name it Mud Lake.)   Wind
> information for both sites is available at WWW.inel.gov/windvector.
> Driving directions, etc. are available on www.thewindmap.com.
> Mid-summer, we get about one decent sailing day a week, so your timing
> needs to be fortuitous.

 
 
 

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Post by swurf.. » Wed, 14 Jun 2006 13:15:12

Hey Josh,
If you have time, stop by Washoe Lake, just south of Reno, NV on the
way back east from the bay area. It's about 20 mins off I-80. The lake
is small, but sits just on the east side of the Sierras and Lake Tahoe.
 We have sailable thermals most afternoons and a small, but committed
group of sailors.
-Mike
Quote:

> When I head back from HR in Aug/Sept, I'll be spending some time in
> the Bay area, then heading back east - definitely be stopping at the
> Toucan at Lake McConaughy. More details on that trip as it gets closer.

> Please, use this thread as a spot to suggest places to check out,
> people to meet, etcetera.
> Anyone is of course free to e-mail me directly at
> josh.sampiero_at_worldpub_dot_net.

> I don't promise to be wired everyday, but hope to check in on e-mail
> atleast once daily.

> Thanks, and hope to see some of you out on the water soon!

> - Josh

 
 
 

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Post by Pipsquea » Wed, 14 Jun 2006 19:10:23

Josh, on your way from Madison to Minneapolis, if the wind is up, you
may wish to hook up with me on Lake Pepin (Lake City, MN on the
Mississippi).

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=44.45829,-92.26593&spn=0.469512,0....

Some call it the Gorge of the midwest others call it the suck hole
because they have been skunked here so many times.  It's about 1 hour
from Mpls. I work at night and will play during the day when the
conditions dictate.

Pete

 
 
 

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Post by shredulat » Wed, 14 Jun 2006 20:38:41

dont you guys know, constanza is a marine biologist,
 sheesh
 
 
 

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Post by josh.sampi.. » Wed, 14 Jun 2006 22:41:00

Jeremy, Pete, Mike,

Thanks for the tips on the sailing spots! I'll have to compare 'em
against my route and see what's up... currently, I was planning on
going the northern route to Portland, taking 90 through Bozeman and by
Lake Coeur d'Alene, but am open to suggestions.

Lake Pepin sounds like a good possibility!

Well, I'm starting my west coast road trip today - by heading east to
Cocoa Beach to catch a *** session off of Alberto. Then it's up to
spend the night w/ Mom in St. Augustine - then Atlanta on Wednesday!

- Josh

 
 
 

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Post by Ellen Falle » Thu, 15 Jun 2006 02:04:41

Hi Josh,
   I'll look forward to seeing you in Madison. Please bring some good
warm weather with you. I'm tired of NE rain, and chill.
   Ellen
Quote:

> Ack, that's what I get for letting my buddy use my computer! He musta
> still been signed in to g-mail when I posted. It's me, I swear!

> Thanks for the replies and suggestions, everyone! I look forward to
> gettin' some more in the next coupla days.

> Hey, guess what! I might get a little wind to send me on my way - TD #
> 1 is headin' our way ...

> Found out today I may be stopping  in Indiana and Chicago en route to
> Madison. Gimme a shout!


>>Roger that, it's Seinfeld.



>>>>George Costanza's buddy. You know George, he's an architect.

 
 
 

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Post by Brian Sangeorza » Thu, 15 Jun 2006 10:37:47

Josh,
On your way to madison, if it's sunny, it might be worth a trip up to Little
Sable Point Michigan (north of Muskegon).  It's about 2.5 hrs north of the
state line, but well worth the drive.  It's on sort of a peninsula that
sticks out into lake michigan.  On a sunny day the dunes there draw a
significant thermally-driven flow.  It's reasonably flat water on a south
wind, but can get narly on westerlies.  I know that Gary Stone has sailed
there, so you can ask him about it.  Also, you can check out some photos and
video at http://www.windsurfmichigan.com/
Brian


Quote:
> Ack, that's what I get for letting my buddy use my computer! He musta
> still been signed in to g-mail when I posted. It's me, I swear!

> Thanks for the replies and suggestions, everyone! I look forward to
> gettin' some more in the next coupla days.

> Hey, guess what! I might get a little wind to send me on my way - TD #
> 1 is headin' our way ...

> Found out today I may be stopping  in Indiana and Chicago en route to
> Madison. Gimme a shout!


> > Roger that, it's Seinfeld.



> > >> George Costanza's buddy. You know George, he's an architect.

 
 
 

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Post by Bill » Sun, 18 Jun 2006 02:11:23

Quote:

> When I head back from HR in Aug/Sept, I'll be spending some time in
> the Bay area, then heading back east

Hey Josh,

On the way back east, you should check out Hatteras in Sept.  That is
when the fall season kicks in with waves and wind, plus warm water and
air!

 
 
 

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Post by trns.. » Sun, 18 Jun 2006 12:43:20

It isn't in your itinerary.  But if you wanted an out of the way
windsurfing venue to check out come on down and visit us in AZ.

The NW corner of the state has some summer sailing.  Not always
reliable but very pretty and remote.  We could always scare up some
locals from Vegas, S Cal and AZ to sail with you.

Check it out at...

http://thewindmap.com/wiki/index.php/Lake_Mojave-North_America

About 2 hours south of Vegas.  And spelled Mohave not Mojave as on the
map.

And from there you can hit the TX and OK sites on your way East.

http://thewindmap.com/?z=11&p=9&lo=35.252348097623354&la=-114.5956420...

Have a good trip
Tom