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Random Morning Thoughts
What happened to my rain? I wanted rain! I want tacky dirt!
Yesterday on the river was just lovely. So nice to have such strong wind and big swell in September. Ah… if only it could be like that every single day! Today, sadly, will not be like that, but there will still be some wind. Gradients sit at .06/.08 this morning, but an offshore low will keep any high drama from developing on the water. That said, you’ll be able to go just about anywhere today for 15-18, at least this morning. The eastern Gorge wind backs off this afternoon, leaving us with 17-20 east of Hood River and gusty 15-18 under the clouds.
Tomorrow starts with partly cloudy sky and W 15-18 on the river. A weather system pushes our way in the afternoon, bumping the wind to gusty 25-29 from Stevenson to, oh, probably Maryhill, although the direction might be questionable for the Rufus/Maryhill section of the river. That said, we may actually see 28-33 at Doug’s/Rowena in the afternoon…
Moving on to Wednesday, an offshore low combines with building inland high pressure for a totally questionable forecast at this point. Sure, I can tell you what the models are saying, but I suspect they will change between now and ten. Useless multi-million dollar models.
|Your favorite beach||Dawn
|Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site)||15-18||15-18||17-21||17-21|
|Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle||10-15||15-18||17-21||17-21|
|Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall||15-18||17-21||14-17||14-17|
|Arlington / Roosevelt||15-18||17-21||14-17||14-17|
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Stuff happening (tonight)
Tonight is the Ride Around the Gorge “recovery” ride with the triathlon crew. Meet at China Gorge park n’ ride at 5:30 for an eastside lolipop at a mellow pace. Also tonight, if that’s not mellow enough, you can ride to Mosier’s Thirsty Woman Pub (closing at the end of the month) with the Mt. View Cycles folks. 6:30pm at the shop. Bring lights.
Stuff happening (not tonight)
Tomorrow night is the Gorge Tri Club’s weekly practice at Mayer park. It’s also Ruins Tuesday, outdoor music at Springhouse, where $3 ensures your safety. And for $12 tomorrow night, you can get a delicious slab of Prime Rib (my favorite food) at Cebu.
Coming up next weekend, we have the Northwest Homesteading Fair in Lyle on Saturday with all sorts of workshops on everything from beekeeping to structure building to baking bread. Saturday is also the Harvest Ride in Hood River, with routes from 6 miles for kids to 31 miles for cyclists looking for a challenge. The Harvest Ride supports the Hood River Valley Residents Committee, so make sure you agree with that group’s politics before you sign up for the ride…
Next Sunday is the Columbia Gorge Kids Triathlon, happening at the Waterfront Park in Hood River. There are divisions for kids from kindergarten through 5th grade. Get more information by visiting the Gorge Kids Tri Facebook page.
Have an awesome day today!