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Happy Thursday, happy roshamthrowdown and good luck in the qualifying rounds, and happy Post and Pint day.
We’ll start off with west wind in the 5-10 range this morning. As a low pressure system moves east this afternoon, we’ll have gusty wind in the 22-25 range east of Hood River with 14-17 in the western Gorge.
Tomorrow morning looks very light. As a system approaches the coast in the afternoon, west wind will pick up to 15-17 from Stevenson to Mosier.
Coming up on Saturday, we’ll see west wind in the 5-10 range early, picking up to the upper teens late in the afternoon.
In bike riding news, I have a confirmed report that Fifteenmile is now open. I also talked to the St. Helens trail staff yesterday, and Ape Canyon is a long ways out, with three feet of snow on the trail and Abraham Plain still, with lots of downed trees. So, save yourself from driving, and ride the Post and Pint tonight, with the uber-fast racer dudes and a cold one on Mitchell after the ride.
For girls, the Disco Diva ride tomorrow morning heads to Surveyor’s Ridge. They’re meeting at the China Gorge at 8:30.
If you’re looking for fun tonight, head to the British Pub at 8:00 for the Roshamthrowdown kiteboard party, where they’ll announce the qualifiers for this weekend’s event. If you can’t make this party, don’t worry, because there’s another at the Waucoma Club tomorrow and one more at the Hood River Elk’s on Saturday.
Have an awesome day today!
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