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Old 01-04-2013, 01:44 PM
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Haha, touché, sir! I bought my wetsuit on eBay where they didn't have that handy temp chart.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:50 PM
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yea 40-45 degree water might not be the greatest time for a shorty haha
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:54 PM
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A couple of these lakes are heated so we are talking low to mid sixties for water temps. The air temp is all over the place though. It has been as cold as 48 and as warm as 83. I have only worn a wetsuit twice for this event so far. Out of the 8 locations, the 2 warmest lakes are Hyco and Belews Lake.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:36 PM
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Dang.. Would be awesome to go.. But it's 15 hours away


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Old 01-07-2013, 12:33 AM
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Hey, you could win the long distance award!
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:58 AM
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A couple of these lakes are heated so we are talking low to mid sixties for water temps. The air temp is all over the place though. It has been as cold as 48 and as warm as 83. I have only worn a wetsuit twice for this event so far. Out of the 8 locations, the 2 warmest lakes are Hyco and Belews Lake.
I was wondering how a lake would be heated, so I did some google searching and found that Belews Lake is heated by Belews Creek Power Station, a coal-burning power plant. They have a 38% efficiency rating. The remaining 62% is released in the form of heat, and dumped into the lake. In fact, the lake was formed for the purpose of providing cooling water for the power station.

I'm sure this is great during the winter, but I'm wondering how warm it gets in the summer!
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:49 AM
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Yea! But I don't have a wet suit!


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Old 01-07-2013, 07:53 AM
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A couple of these lakes are heated so we are talking low to mid sixties for water temps. The air temp is all over the place though. It has been as cold as 48 and as warm as 83. I have only worn a wetsuit twice for this event so far. Out of the 8 locations, the 2 warmest lakes are Hyco and Belews Lake.
O dear god Please say theres an event at Hyco. One of the girls I ride with has a great place up there, water is always warm, and some nice places to ride.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:03 AM
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Where can I find more info on locations? I tried the site but didnt see it.. I might take a mini vacation if I can get my brother to go with


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Old 01-07-2013, 10:58 AM
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Yea I can't really find any info on dates/locations.

If you are planning a mini vaca hyco is pretty sweet but theres a few pita's. You have to pay for a pass which if I recall is like 30 bucks or 65 for the season. During non summer months the bridge to get to one side of the lake is super low........like super low. You will have to lower your tower every time you pass it. Not a huge deal but kind of a pain. The good news is the gas station/store/restraunt are on the side you won't have to tower down for.

Roxboro is a bed of nothing which is the cool part. There isn't crap out there to do but ride and get drunk. Houses are all along the lake and plenty of rentals. Just get something semi close to the power plant to keep warm
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