6/21 (It’s Friday, folks) Gorge wind, events, and free bbq

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Temira
Date
 June 21, 2013
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Today is the first day of summer. It’s the solstice, my favorite day of the year. The longest day. The day that plays host to the most possibility for fun. It’s also Asit’s summer solstice party at Illumination Saddle on Mt. Hood. If you can get there (take last chair at T-Line at 2pm and hike for 40 minutes or so), you’ll be amused by all sorts of debauchery in a beautiful setting.

Wind forecast

Today is the first day of summer. It’s the solstice, my favorite day of the year. The longest day. The day that plays host to the most possibility for fun. It’s also Asit’s summer solstice party at Illumination Saddle on Mt. Hood. If you can get there (take last chair at T-Line at 2pm and hike for 40 minutes or so), you’ll be amused by all sorts of debauchery in a beautiful setting.

In the wind forecast today, we’ll see westerlies at 10-15 through the whole Gorge this morning. With weak high pressure off the California coast, we’ll see a slow and steady build in the wind speeds today. It’ll pick up, eventually, to the low twenties from Stevenson to Hood River, and then to the Doug’s in the afternoon. You can expect lighter wind out east. WWTD? Probably aim for the Hatchery late morning, but she has other plans… If you want photos of yourself doing wind sports, Grant Myrdal will be around. He’ll also be in his box at the Event Site later on today. Right now, he’s asleep on my couch. (Sorry, Grant. Couldn’t resist!)

Tomorrow may start with an early burst of 15-18, but low pressure moving in off the coast will tamp down the wind into the 10-13 range.

Sunday starts off light, but as a strong front approaches late in the day, we’ll see the wind pick up slowly to 15-18 through the whole Gorge, with a short-lived burst of gusty, up-and-down, 26-30, probably after dark.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Patrol
9am-
11:30a
11:30a-
3pm
3pm-
dusk
Stevenson 10-14 10-14 11-15 11-15
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) 10-15 15-18 21-24 21-24
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle 10-15 15-18 21-24 21-24
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall 10-15 10-15 17-21 17-21
Arlington / Roosevelt 10-15 10-15 13-15 13-15


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Cycling news

The Mt. Hood Cycling Classic still needs volunteers for the Crit on Saturday night. Volunteer slots are just a few hours long, and since you’re already going to be there watching (you are, aren’t you?), you might as well volunteer. A couple of drivers are needed for Three Summits, so if you think you have rally-style skills, give Moria a call at (local prefix)four hundred-9510.

Today’s day one of the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic. Head east of The Dalles towards the Petersburg School to watch. Tomorrow’s the time trial from The Dalles to Hood River in the morning and the Crit race in downtown Hood River in the evening. Usually those time trial riders suffer into a monster headwind. This year, Chad Sperry will watch his riders breeze through the toughest stage with very little breeze. Sorry, Chad. On Sunday, there’s the Three Summits ride, with 10,000′ of climbing for the pros. There’s also the supported Tour de Hood ride, if you’d like to ride Three Summits (I rode it earlier this year, and it’s really quite a stellar ride).

On Sunday, there’s a trail work day on the new Superconnector trail off the 44 Road. Meet at Little John at 9am to help Jimmy T build us our dream trail. Closer to home Sunday, the Hood River Saddle Club has a Trail Challenge event. Come test your horseback skills!

Other stuff

In Cascade Locks Saturday, it’s opening day of sailboat season with free sailboat rides and bbq at the Marina and a 5k/10k race. Saturday’s Family Whitewater Day at Northwestern Park, brought to you by the Kayak Shed and Wet Planet. Come for raft rides with Oregon Rafting Team, free kayak demos and bbq. Saturday’s also Ironman Coeur d’Alene: Good luck Clint, Patty, Mark and Trish!

If that’s not enough BBQ, head to Rufus Saturday and Sunday for free kite and board demos and more bbq, courtesy of Windance.

Have an awesome day today!

Temira