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by DavidKnight
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Lost Metal Mast Protector for Windsurfing Boom (WBL 9/27)
Replies: 0
Views: 1472

Lost Metal Mast Protector for Windsurfing Boom (WBL 9/27)

Apparently I need to sail more often as I seemed to have forgotten my beloved metal mast protector at Ramsey Beach on 9/27. I have been windsurfing with it since the 80's and I've never seen another one like it- yeah it's just a metal sleeve, but hey, you and your boom get attached to such things. I...
by DavidKnight
Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Lake of the Woods snowkite trip 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2610

Re: Lake of the Woods snowkite trip 2012

Bryce,

I gotta hook up with you on one of these winter camping/kiting/pulking forays... thanks for the write-up and the amazing pics. I only made it out winter camping once this year... East Bearskin over MLK weekend.
by DavidKnight
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: MTKA
Replies: 13
Views: 5984

Re: MTKA

I'm also bringing my grill and a made-from-scratch double chocolate espresso birthday cake- I shouldn't eat it all... Ramsey Beach eta 930.
by DavidKnight
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: MTKA
Replies: 13
Views: 5984

Re: MTKA

See ya there Mike... Mary and I will be at Ramsey, WBL too... bringing a growler of Flat Earth's Northwest Passage- hoppier than Furious. Gotta play hoops at 5... so can't go all out- this will be our inaugural ride this year...
by DavidKnight
Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: The 2011 Midwest Speed Quest Final Results...
Replies: 4
Views: 2539

Re: The 2011 Midwest Speed Quest Final Results...

Well said Randy... I can't believe the time, energy, and expense that Craig puts into this year after year... amazing! Nice to sail with you again- can't wait til next year to do more drag racing... Hat's off to Craig for all he does... here's Craig crunching the day's gps speed numbers... with Andr...
by DavidKnight
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Coach is 40 today!
Replies: 6
Views: 3084

Re: Coach is 40 today!

Happy 40th Coach! Keeping up to date on your healing on CaringBridge.
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/markkedrowski
Best of luck with your new prosthesis when it arrives.
by DavidKnight
Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: 1969 VW Westfalia
Replies: 0
Views: 1710

1969 VW Westfalia

I'm finally selling my bus... I had lots of wind- and nonwind-related memories with this thing... 'tis a sad day. :cry:

Check the classifieds... thanks,

-David Knight
by DavidKnight
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Cold Fingers
Replies: 8
Views: 3717

Re: Cold Fingers

Mitts are the call in the cold. Cut the palms out for the times you need to use your fingers, but leave a little fabric under the pads of your finger tips (to the first digit). When you're hanging onto the boom/bar, your hand is completely insulated from the cold wind/water. Plus, you don't get the ...
by DavidKnight
Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Give him your thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 11520

Re: Give him your thoughts

Coach,
Just got back into town to hear this news. Hang in there... you're in a good place, surrounded by capable and caring professionals- Regions is one of the best hospitals around. Keep the positive vibe going...
by DavidKnight
Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Worthington High Wind Alert !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3139

Re: Worthington High Wind Alert !!!

Uggh... I can't make it down there this weekend due to family commitments. Hope you guys get some good wind- it's been a while.
by DavidKnight
Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Windy Worthington
Replies: 0
Views: 1256

Windy Worthington

In the face of an already scheduled commitment, I'm going to head down to Worthington on Saturday for some speed runs. I checked, Craig will be there, but maybe give him a heads up so he knows who's coming... www.midwestspeedquest.com. I don't think any kiters have posted speed yet??? :cry: I'll be ...
by DavidKnight
Wed May 26, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Worthington
Replies: 2
Views: 1587

Re: Worthington

Nate, For speed, I like SW, and launching from Craig Bergh's house. There's numberous beaches and parks around the lake- so most any direction works... give Craig an email or call before you head down so he can have a gps hooked up for you. www.midwestspeedquest.com Hey, and where's all the speedy k...
by DavidKnight
Thu May 13, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Heading to the Beartoohs for Spring Snow & Trout
Replies: 4
Views: 2167

Re: Heading to the Beartoohs for Spring Snow & Trout

Have fun up there Mike- hope you get some good wind. Take some pics and video if you can. Maybe next year I'll join you... gotta stock up on the vacation time.
by DavidKnight
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Melanoma Monday - Free skin Cancer Screening
Replies: 1
Views: 1302

Re: Melanoma Monday - Free skin Cancer Screening

Thanks for posting this again... last year I was in and out of there with piece of mind in 15 minutes.
by DavidKnight
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Announcing the 2010 Midwest Speed Quest
Replies: 1
Views: 1734

Re: Announcing the 2010 Midwest Speed Quest

Craig, Glad to hear you're once again throwing money to the wind! I didn't see any recent chatter on your website- so I was a little worried that the recession got the best of you and your sponsors. Happily, I can see that you're planning on expanding the event- I hope the addition of the kite speed...
by DavidKnight
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Cold weather sleeping bags?
Replies: 6
Views: 2918

Re: Cold weather sleeping bags?

Hey Bryce, My bag's a -40 down bag made by Marmot- it has the Gore Dryloft shell to help keep the down dry. I think it's the CWM model... can't remember if it's the CWM or the COL... one is -20 and one is -40... mine's the -40. The secret to staying warm in the winter is not so much the bag, but the...
by DavidKnight
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Kitetrip/camping this weekend ---- at mille lacs!
Replies: 30
Views: 10007

Re: Kitetrip/camping this weekend ---- at mille lacs!

Bryce,

I'd be up there joining you on your transmille expedition, but I already have weekend plans- Winter Carnival Disc Golf Tourney. Figures... that's why it's windy. Have fun up there and hopefully it won't be as exciting as last year. :shock:
by DavidKnight
Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: oh yeah! Merry Christmas to all!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 4677

Re: oh yeah! Merry Christmas to all!!!!

Mr. Zimmerman,

Can you post the link you used to your snow forecast map? I can't find it anywhere. Thanks!
by DavidKnight
Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Time for a Change
Replies: 19
Views: 6933

Re: Time for a Change

Tighe- thanks for giving birth to LAKAWA, and for having the foresight to hand the reigns to someone who will keep this informative resource available to our wind powered community. Also, a big thanks to Coach and the rest of the tech support staff for keeping this site humming. Mike- thanks go to y...
by DavidKnight
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Midwest Speed Quest Update October 4th
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

Re: Midwest Speed Quest Update October 4th

Craig, Thanks for putting this on year after year. It's amazing that you make yourself available, on-call with a loaner gps ready to go, over this half-year-long event. It was great sailing with the Andersons and Del. Those guys sure have the right attitude towards windsurfing. And talk about fast- ...