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    Chicago -Start riding date

    How early do some people start taking their ski's out on the water.

    and when is the ideal date?


    I'm on lake Michigan


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    We normaly ride the Illinois river in Morris...Its usually 20 degrees warmer than lake Mich. this time of year..I would say we will start hitting the water in the next 3-4 weeks......Got some testing and tunning to do then its balls to the wall ridin..

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    I'm looking to ride asap!!! I was going to ride last weekend on the Kankakee but it's closed due to flooding and crazy currents.

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    I can't put my lift in the water at Geneva til May 1 but I plan on going to Morris as soon as it warms up a bit.

    Cannot wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoman View Post
    We normaly ride the Illinois river in Morris...Its usually 20 degrees warmer than lake Mich. this time of year..I would say we will start hitting the water in the next 3-4 weeks......Got some testing and tunning to do then its balls to the wall ridin..
    Lake Michigan is usually cold till August!!!

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    Probably going to go the mississippi by praire du chein to run the ski and test it for and hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevend135 View Post
    Probably going to go the mississippi by praire du chein to run the ski and test it for and hour.
    Lemme know when you plan to ride. I will probably be there. Group ride May 1st and 2nd in Prairie Du Chien, WI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike's GPR View Post
    Lake Michigan is usually cold till August!!!

    Ya you got that right..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike's GPR View Post
    Lake Michigan is usually cold till August!!!
    gotta have a wetsuit if you are spending a whole day on Lake Michigan IMO
    A little wind change and cold water gets stirred up. You can freeze your ass quick.
    On another note, I am ready to ride in 3 weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhoad View Post
    gotta have a wetsuit if you are spending a whole day on Lake Michigan IMO
    A little wind change and cold water gets stirred up. You can freeze your ass quick.
    On another note, I am ready to ride in 3 weeks
    I will be ready to Ride in 1 week but only one ski

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