It’s Windfest, and that means that the Gorge is going to take a break form being windy today. There’s a little bit of west gradient this morning, so we might get lucky and see 5-10. Even so, Windfest will go on, with a gear swap that started at 8am at the Expo Center in Hood River and a free intro to windsurfing class at 1pm at the Hook. There are all sorts of other lessons and clinics going on, so swing by Hood River’s Event Site and check it out.
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Over the next couple of days, we’ll see light wind in the Gorge as upper flow turns southerly. At best, we’ll see easterlies in the 5-10 range tomorrow at Stevenson and Rooster. On Tuesday, we’ll have light west winds with a pretty good chance of thunderstorms. Models show westerlies picking up to 17-20 Tuesday afternoon, but given the high risk of thunderstorms, don’t count on hitting the water.
In mountain biking news, Mr. Dirty Fingers himself took a tour of Falls Creek yesterday. If you start at the bottom, you’ll get about 8.5 miles of clear trail before you run into snow, so you can get the best of the downhill. Just don’t try to ride from the top of Old Man Pass, because the trail up there is still buried.
If you’re looking for things to do over the next couple of days, think about trying some new road rides. You can find some routes at my website, the Gorge is my gym.. These are beautiful rides, so if you don’t road ride, you can go check them out as a Sunday drive instead.
Have an awesome day today!
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