Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Freak Lake Inversion Brings 70 Degree Water Ashore

Just kidding.  I couldn't resist pulling Kahuna's and Speed's chains.  They're like a couple of kids waiting for Santa Claus.  Patience my friends, it will warm up soon enough.  After a great start in March, the lake surface water has actually cooled down in April.  But the days are getting longer and all we need is a few warm sunny calm days to get the swim season rolling.

On the subject of Mr. Speed's swim nickname.  I would agree that he is certainly the closest thing to a "Bubba" that we have in these parts, but I have lots of relatives and in-laws in the deep South, and I know some real Bubbas, and Speed is not remotely like them.  Besides, with a name like Speed we ought to be able to do better.

In the meantime, in-between time, relax and watch the game.
  

6 comments:

Ben Speed said...

Hooray! Proof of life for the Patriarch! It does feel like Christmas, and i just can't wait. I'm going for my first dip Thursday morning at 6:00. Crazy? Maybe. But I have this new wetsuit and the winter whale blubber has accumulated enough insulation that I should be able to pull off at least a Storm Pipe swim. See you all (y'all) soon!

Kahuna said...

I appreciate the invitation, but the weatherman says a 90% chance of a thunderstorm at that hour.

Ben Speed said...

This morning I logged my first lake swim of the year. Just a short trip out to storm pipe and back. The therm registered 52. These wetsuit things really work. Next purchase: gloves. I forgot how much i enjoy the amazed gawking from the joggers.

Kahuna said...

Speed -- Good for you. What wetsuit did you buy? Anybody got a recommendation out there for those who might be considering gloves for the early season? Like which ones are OK, and where to buy? See ya guys soon.

Gumdrop said...

Is that a new flavor of Killepitsch I spy?

Ben Speed said...

I went with the Blue Seventy Reaction sleeveless. I already had the Quintana Roo sleeves, which were appreciated this morning. I just purchased Scuba Max 3mm neo gloves. I liked them because they have a velcro wrist straps. Blue Seventy has a neo glove with webbed fingers, but it lacks wrist straps.