Mayor Daley's Kids and Kites

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Mr Sushi's Wild Ride

May 14, 2005

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I have been to quite a few of Mayor Daley's kite flys which happen in the Spring and Fall of each year. This was one of the best. Lots of kite fliers, a beautiful day and good friends.

Gecko Shadow

Gecko
The Gecko was one of the first kites in the sky. It flew until about one in the afternoon when the winds got a little too turbulant for it.

I replaced it with the Octopus, which did well for a couple of hours. This is one of the few kites that I have named. It got its name one low wind day when I told it "Fly or you are Sushi!". It's name has been Sushi every since. Here it is joined by Bob R's Sky Foil.

Sushi

Skid Marks
And then the winds got really crazy. I waited a little too long to bring Octopus down. I got lucky in that I just got dragged a bit and did not get hurt. It then took five of us to get it safely on the ground. Sushi had one heck of a wild ride today.

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