Monday, August 3, 2015

Bad Ass Kru members

Next Swims:
   Monday August 3rd @ 6pm
   Tuesday-Friday August 4th-7th @ 6am

Last Swim:
   Monday August 3rd @ 6am
      Water Temp: 46.4
      Waves: Occasional swell < 1ft
      Clarity: stirred up
      Crew: Diablo (skin), Itch (skin), Gumdrop (viking) with guest appearances by The Patriarch, Crash, Scarface, No-Ply, 2-Ply, Rosa, Capt'n

For the record, Diablo and Itch's SKIN swim today was the 3rd coldest ever at 46.4.  The record was set by Diablo and Nanook at 45.3 on August 27, 2013 with the second coldest skin swim occurring 1 day earlier at 46.2 and 3 swimming skin (Gumdrop, Nanook, Capt'n).

All these cold water skin swims have stirred up talk of starting a Bad Ass Kru.  The current proposal for membership to the Bad Ass Kru is to swim 1/4 mile skin (minimum distance to log a Klode Kru official swim) in sub 50 degree water or 1 mile skin in sub 55 degree water.  Of course all proposals must be blessed by The Patriarch and officially decreed at a Brethren Court.

For those worried that the lake temps have dropped into a bone chilling abyss never to should be noted that the lake has a pleasant tendency to rebound nicely following Bad Ass Swims.  Most recently the 49 degree water encountered 9 days ago was followed up by 71 degree water just 2 days later.  When the record coldest skin swim was set in 2013 the water temp 2 days later was recorded at 65.  While there's certainly no guarantees for these tendencies to always happen there's certainly a possibility that they may continue.

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