Yesterday’s weather system took its time moving through, so the wind didn’t show up until after dark. We’ll see leftover wind this morning in the 19-23 range in the eastern Gorge (where it’s sunny), dropping to the mid-teens by midday and falling to 5-10 by evening as low pressure sets up along the coast and more rain swings into the Gorge.
Tomorrow brings west wind in the 13-15 range through the whole gorge early, picking up to 16-19 east of The Dalles late in the Day. At this poing, it looks like we’ll see wind for the holiday weekend, with low twenties on Saturday and Sunday.
On to more exciting things than the wind… tonight, trail conditions permitting, is the Dirty Fingers Super D shop shuttle, leaving Dirty Fingers promptly at 5:30, and coming up this weekend, it’s the Hood River Super D, which gives you a great excuse to ride somewhere other than Post Canyon. There were originally 50 spots on tonight’s shuttle, and 35 were full as of Monday, so it’s probably full, but you can always self-shuttle. No word yet on the trail conditions.
In road riding news, Lost Lake Road is now open. Lake Branch is not. There’s a rumor of construction and torn pavement on Lost Lake, but that’s not confirmed. I’ll make a phone call today and find out. Now, you know about the Saturday/Monday hammerhead rides, right? Well, there’s a group putting together a slower paced group ride on Thursdays, starting June 9th, and in road racing news, the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic is next week, and they need volunteers. Check out their website for details. Also next weekend, it’s the coolest motorized ride around, the Black Dog Dual Sport. And before you start bashing motoheads, remember that the black dog is not only cool and scenic, it gives back, with all participants bringing back a bag of trash from the forest each day.
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