January 4, 2011

Skating on Lake Mendota, Part 2.

15 comments:

The Crack Emcee said...

I'm telling you, one "crack" and Crack will laugh,...

JAL said...

Yikes. Where was everyone else?

How thick is your ice up there now?

edutcher said...

You look like you're having fun, albeit a bit tentatively. (I'm not taking a shot at your form. A little caution is good, especially where hips, knees, and ankles are concerned; if I could have impressed that on The Blonde, she wouldn't be looking back on '10 as a very lean year)

I assume there isn't much wind. Having been a pedestrian for several years a while back, I learned how much easier it is in cold weather to cover the face than to try to thaw it out later.

Much easier and much less painful.

chickelit said...

Roger Water's opinion on thin ice: link

Deb said...

Skating wasn't so hard, it was stopping I had a problem with.

chickelit said...

That naked lake ice is begging for a demonstration Newton's First Law:

Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.

Trying hitting a golf ball across the lake. It would be easier than you think.

Jess said...

chickelit said:
Trying hitting a golf ball across the lake. It would be easier than you think.

I can tell you from experience that it would make a series of sounds similar to doyt, doyt, doyt as it made its way across the ice.

Fred4Pres said...

I assume Meade is holding the camera. You guys look like you are having fun (albeit you are tenative in your skating). The ice, even with the windblown snow, looks pretty good. How thick is it?

Penny said...

Love Roger Water's enough to be sitting atop his never quite complete brick wall wall...

While the cost overruns continue to add up...

Penny said...

For those of you on thin ice?

There's a ladder 'round the back.

No need to mess up your manicure scaling the famous Roger Water's brick wall.

David said...

Next: Ice Boating.

bandmeeting said...

That's great. I thought you guys had a bunch of snow though. How the ice without the snow?

I lived on Lake Monona in the 90's and that was alway the goal: thick ice without snow. Doesn't happen too often though.

You need to get a hockey stick and puck, slap it and then chase it. Fun stuff.

Ann Althouse said...

There was snow then a big melt with a lot of rain followed by a quick drop in temperature and no more snow.

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bandmeeting said...

Interesting. In my ten years on Spaight street I don't recall ever being able to skate once a real snowfall had happened. Even if a melt had occurred, the ice was so choppy I couldn't skate on it.

Try the stick and puck.