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There’s delicious food at Cebu and Riverside. This is truly one of my favorite places to both eat and to hang out. The food was lovely last year, but now there’s a new menu. Yummy spinach salad. And pork ribs over polenta. And of course, there’s always the best happy hour in the Gorge, 4-6pm, Monday-Friday with the awesomest burger around. And $12 Prime Rib on Tuesday. Print or show this ad on your phone for buy one, get one half off at Riverside, Sunday-Thursday, through February 28, 2014.
Random Morning Thoughts
It might be weeks after my birthday, but one more birthday card showed up in my PO Box this morning. It was the funniest thing I’ve ever read. Oh. My. God. And the empty Capri Sun package… beyond hilarious. I know. You guys have no idea what I’m talking about, but suffice it to say that I haven’t laughed that hard in years. That’s a good way to start the day.
Mt. Hood Snow Forecast
Most important news today: Mt. Hood Skibowl will open the Multorpor Chairlift today. Day and shift tickets are discounted to $35 for adult and $30 junior. The Lower Bowl chairlift will also open for the first time this season Saturday at 3:00pm, providing transport to the Multorpor chairlift, with one run open to return to the Skibowl west base facilities. Along with the chairlifts, the West Rope Tow terrain park will be open with 10 rail features, as well as the Parking Lot rope from 9:00am to 11:00pm for day and night skiing. Yay, Skibowl!
Looks like the snow is done falling until next weekend, but there will be plenty of sun. We had a few flurries this morning, but now the sky is clear. The free air freezing level (FAF) will be 1500′ in the morning and 500′ in the afternoon with variable wind to 15mph.
Sunday looks sunny, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon as a system swings by off the coast. There will also be low clouds that may rise to ski area base elevations. The FAF will be at the surface early, rising to 500′ in the afternoon. Wind will be light and variable early, rising to NW 15 in the afternoon.
Monday looks partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of a few flurries. It’s going to be very cold on Monday, with 5000′ temps in the low teens, at best. Wind will be NW 20 all day. Tuesday looks even colder, with clear sky and north wind.
Next chance for measurable precipitation is next weekend.
I forgot to look at the sky this morning, but it wasn’t raining and it wasn’t sub-freezing, so it must be at least partly cloudy. Expect partly to mostly cloudy sky with sunbreaks today with temps in the upper 30s early and low 40’s in the afternoon. Sunday looks colder and partly to mostly cloudy, with temps in the upper 20’s in the morning and upper 30’s in the afternoon. Monday looks partly cloudy and sub-freezing all day. Tuesday and Wednesday look sunny and really cold in the Gorge, with temps in the teens overnight and 20’s during the day. Brrrr.
Gorge Wind Forecast
Hopefully you had your fill of wind last week, because it’s going to be lighter for a few days. Expect light wind today. Expect easterlies at 25-29 tomorrow, fading to light east wind in the afternoon. Monday starts off light and picks up to E 25-29 in the afternoon. Tuesday looks like east wind at 40 and Wednesday looks like E 50.
Road and Mountain Biking
The road riding was nice yesterday. Anyone have any trail reports?
The Clymb: free membership. Cheap gear. Temira approves. Click to join.
Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events
The Cold Lap cyclocross ride is at Dirty Fingers at 3pm today. On Sunday, there’s supposed to be ping pong at 3pm at the Armory ($5) and Pickup Rugby in Mosier (free), but there’s this thing called the Superbowl, featuring a team called the Seattle Seahawks, at 3:30. Watch it with BBQ at Dirty Fingers.
The aPorkalypse is on February 7th. It’s all about bacon, and it benefits a worthy cause., Helping Hands. We need people to cook bacon appetizers, we need people to eat bacon appetizers, and we need people to write bacon poetry. So, mark the date on your calendar, and prepare to eat bacon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
Have an awesome day today!