Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Insanity!

Next Swims:
   Wednesday 10/2 @ ??? (post comment with time if interested)
   Thursday 10/3 @ 6:15am
   Friday 10/4 @ 6:15am

Last Swim:
   Wednesday 10/2 @ 6:15am
      Water Temp:
         44.4 (macho meter)
         7.3 C = 45.1 F (scientific)
      Air Temp: 54 & cloudless/sunny
      Waves: flat
      Clarity: crystal
      Crew: Diablo (skin!!!), Gumdrop, Capt'n with valiant attempts by Showgirl and Mr. Amazing

Consecutive Day #99....the Lady of the Lake sure isn't making it easy for us to extend our consecutive days of swimming to 100.  The verdict is still out as to whether Mother Nature should be added to the list of adversaries to our goal of reaching 100.  We all agree though that conditions certainly could have been worse this morning.

After 14+ days of waves and turbulent swim conditions this morning's glass like lake surface was a very pleasant surprise.  The cloudless sky, calm winds and air temps in the mid-50's were also a pleasant reprieve from the mid-40's and breezy conditions we had the past 2 mornings.  Also encouraging the Kru this morning was a spectacular crimson glow on the horizon and the promise of a warm summer like day that's been forecast.

Yes...your eyes are not deceiving you regarding the reference above to Diablo swimming skin this morning.  He not only swam skin but got his money's worth out of the 1/4+mile picnic table and back journey.  Without hesitation Diablo walked the plank, methodically swam south to the picnic table and then proceeded to take a very round about route return trip by swimming further out from shore than Gumdrop and I.  Consequently, while we did not record an official swim time this morning Diablo arguably spent more time in the water than the rest of us. 

Another noteworthy point for the record...without the benefit of knowing the water temp this morning Gumdrop actually swam a few minutes earlier than the rest of us.  It probably goes without saying that it's a lot easier embarking on an insane adventure when you already know Gumdrop has completed it.  :)

PS.  For those that are interested...the record coldest 'official' Klode Kru swim is 41 recorded on 12/5/2009.  Diablo's skin swim at 45.1 is a record!  ....an 'official' Klode Kru swim is at least 1/4 mile.

PPS.  It's not looking good for Pirates Pizza night Thursday or for the rest of this week.  (...should have checked The Patriarch's schedule before posting....)  Perhaps we can connect next week to celebrate our season?  Please post a comment if you have a preferred evening.

13 comments:

Gumdrop said...

I'm interested in an afternoon swim (with company)-can go @ 3:45 or later.

Waterbug08 said...

I've been working and missed the best(coldest) day yet! I would definitely go tmrw 615 or after, or fri/sat/sun anytime after 1:30! Otherwise, see you next week (i need o break the cold record!)

Waterbug08 said...

615 pm tmrw

Patriarch said...

Wed, thur, or Friday next week would work for pizza.

Gumdrop said...

I vote for Friday.

Showgirl said...

Here's the poop on the northshore crypto outbreak:

http://whitefishbay.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/four-new-cases-of-crypto-reported

Showgirl said...

Wed or Thurs for pizza.

Gumdrop said...

Insane or foolish-anyways-“Who's more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him?"-Obi Wan

Gumdrop said...

Anyone want to swim tomorrow?

Andy said...

I'm up for swimming tomorrow. Noon works for me.

Gumdrop said...

Gotta hit Chi town by noon, but can do as late as 9 AM.

Andy said...

I'll be there at 9am.

Gumdrop said...

See you @ the beach.