A tale of two snowfields....

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A tale of two snowfields....

Postby Jason Klein » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:24 pm

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, blah, blah blah, blah blah.

It looked like the best shot at wind today was up in evanston, so i drove up there with friends from out of town. Pulled off at the Divide road exit and they had actually plowed the dirt road that heads north, so we started up it. There was a drift that i thought i could make it thru, but i thought wrong and we spent 15 minutes getting the car unstuck. Also managed to break a ski (foolishly) using it as a shovel in the process. The wind was upper 20's gusting to 35. The snow pack was a bit thin, so we continued on to check out another spot on rt 189. The snow was even thinner there, so we returned to Divide Rd, and rode there. My friend had some equipment problems, so we cut the session a little short. kited for 45 minutes or so on a depowered 7m, dodging the bare spots. Great wind, bad snow.

On the way home i thought i'd stop at richardson's just to see how the snow pack looked there in case some wind turned up tomorrow. The snow there looked great and when i stepped out of the car, the wind was blowing 15mph. So we rigged up some big kites and out we went. I kited for about 10 minutes when the wind shut down to zero. thwarted again. Great snow, bad wind.

So what is the current status of the legality of kiting richardson's?
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Re: A tale of two snowfields....

Postby bordy » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:05 am

Jason Klein wrote:It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, blah, blah blah, blah blah.


So what is the current status of the legality of kiting richardson's?


Go kiting there. My plan is to kite intill asked not to. Just my personal plan, I rode dirtbikes there all season right by the sighns and lots of bus drivers.
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Re: A tale of two snowfields....

Postby Marty Lowe » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:22 am

In years past,
we have kited at Woodruff Narrows,in thw snow.

I also wonder about the rolling hills east on the turnout at Sulphur.
That road sould be open for farm kids to get to school.
Sulphur to Piedmont and then to the freeway has lots of rolling hills.
I haven't been there in the winter, Just looks to have potential.
The wind probably won't be the problem,
light coverage will be.

County rd 173, to Piedmont Rd
or
Freeway exit at MM24 to Piedmont

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Re: A tale of two snowfields....

Postby salvador » Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:47 am

god plan billy,me to, no complende ingles
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Re: A tale of two snowfields....

Postby tjacques » Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:41 pm

you speak no ingles? what about the rest of us gringos?

My first and only stance is we should organaize and not kite there untill given permission. if we mess it up we will never get it back!!! :88=
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Re: A tale of two snowfields....

Postby Mark Johnson » Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:23 pm

I am all for speaking with the land owner BUT if the landowner just ignores us and is not willing to talk within a given time frame, then I think we should kite untill someone says something and try and talk nice and ask permission at that time. Or hopefully they wont say anything. If still the answer is no and they are not willing to work with us. Then kite like outlaws untill they drag us from the hill!
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Re: A tale of two snowfields....

Postby tjacques » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:54 am

funny.
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Re: A tale of two snowfields....

Postby salvador » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:44 pm

tha tru sorry compadres
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Re: A tale of two snowfields....

Postby Marty Lowe » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:52 pm

Sal,

Teach us some spanish...

Write your post in "aztec"
then translate to english.

-Marty 8)
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Re: A tale of two snowfields....

Postby salvador » Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:40 pm

hey marty. quieres que ponga mis reportes en espanol y los tradusca en ingles. ok
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Re: A tale of two snowfields....

Postby Weston Youd » Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:52 pm

Seria bomba!!! Hablaremos el idioma del viento.
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