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    IL/MI/WI/IN August 26 Lake Michigan Ride, East Chicago, IN to Navy Pier and back

    I'd like to propose a ride from East Chicago, IN to Navy Pier and Back on Sunday, August 26. We'd meet around 10:00 AM, travel to the Pier, eat a quick lunch and head back in the early afternoon. I've done the North Point to Chicago run and it was great. It'll be similar but approach from the South. This would allow IN and South siders to join too. Post your thoughts, and plan to join!

    Casulka riding is encourage and bring a bagged lunch.


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    souther lake michigan ride

    I've never riden Lake Michigan. Is it pretty rough? also what is the distance for this ride?

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    put in

    Grant, where do we put in?
    I want to mapquest it
    I'm a definite maybe.
    Water are the usual water conditions in that area south side

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear 1 View Post
    I've never riden Lake Michigan. Is it pretty rough? also what is the distance for this ride?
    It can be rough ---depends on the way the wind is blowing. You could always check the marine forecast here.

    http://www.wunderground.com/MAR/LM/740.html


    Grant - I am 75 % in for this trying to get approval.

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    funnest time i had in a boat was just off waukegan.. a storm was building out on the lake and the winds were realy being sucked up from the west... waves were at least 8 ft tall and we were in a v hull fishing boat..my dad was an pt boat motorman from back in the early 50's..he lashed me in to the bow for weight and we rode against those rollers back in to OMC''s test area ... yeah i was young and stupid to the danger that it was back them .. its was neat to hear that throttle very in rpm's as we leap the waves ...
    Last edited by w/rpm500; 07-25-2007 at 03:39 PM.

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    I am in i'm going to back out of the ride on the 12th and do this one instead.

    There are 2 birthdays on the 11th and 12th I want to attend.

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    If the wind is out of the South or West, we'll have great conditions. North or East winds may cause us to scrub. I'll watch the winds and post the forecast. If the winds are from the North I may be a bust regardless of strength or where we head out from. If the winds are from the East, I may head to SW Michigan. I'll keep everybody posted.

    Let's meet at Pastrick/East Chicago Marina
    Robert A. Pastrick Marina
    3301 Aldis Street
    East Chicago, IN 46312
    219-391-8482
    http://www.in.gov/dnr/boating/pastrick.html

    Follw 94 East to Klein. You'll see it on your right near Showboat Casino.
    $15 to launch
    Last edited by R12Xer; 07-26-2007 at 01:17 PM.

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    The ride's coming up this weekend. Check in if you plan to go! It's suppose to be sunny but not super warm. Should be a great ride. The season's short. Let's ride!

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