We have more west wind on tap today, although the clouds will burn off faster than yesterday, giving us lighter west wind. 10-15 is the call this morning, building to 17-21 near Hood River by midday, and then shifting to Stevenson and Arlignton late as a system approaches the coast.
Tomorrow sees a light start with low pressure off the coast. By afternoon, low pressure moves east, kicking the wind up to 13-16 from Stevenson to Hood River and 17-20 from Rowena to Arlington.
Tuesday and Wednesday look windier, with mid-twenties or so, as high pressure off the coast combines with that low in the desert for strong pressure gradients.
The Clymb: free membership. Super cheap gear. Temira approves
There’s more good news today from your friendly Forest Service Bike Ranger, Jimmy T. He reports that Knebal Springs, Bottle Prarie and the Da Kine trail are all clear of logs and rideable. May thanks to all the volunteers who got out there with handsaws and helped clear the trails. They are rough in spots, but they’re ready to go. Surveyor’s still has logs down. Again, just a couple of quick reminders, today is the Dog River Enduro, so consider Dog River closed, and Hospital Hill is closed for approximately two weeks starting tomorrow. Oh, and one last thing: there’s a work party in Post next weekend to open the Mobius trail, a new cross country trail, so make plans to be there for that.
Coming up tomorrow, it’s the first Alternative Ride of the season. Meet at Mountain View Cycles at 6pm for a casual ride to Mosier and back with a long stop at the Thirsty Woman. Please, if you’re coming, lights and helmets are required and spandex and clipless pedals are discouraged.
Have an awesome day today!
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