I’ve decided the sponsor of the week is Sign Art Signs. Dayna, the master sign maker, doesn’t know that he’s the sponsor. I just want him to be the sponsor because I believe in his talent. His work is creative, eye-catching, comes with a guarantee, and lasts nearly forever. Plus, he has a great sense of humor; just ask Dave Brown! You can take a look at some of his work here. For all your signage needs, call or email Dayna. Trust me… he’s doing a sign for me right now.
The wind really isn’t cooperating with those of you who’d like to windsurf or kite. As a weak front pushes across the Cascades today, we’ll see light and gusty west winds in the 12-15 range from Hood River eastward. High pressure builds back over the region tomorrow for glassy conditions on the river.
On a happier note, If you’re a mountain biker, you should be out on the trails today. According to my friend Alex, the dirt is perfect both up near Mt. Hood and over at Falls Creek. Other people have told me Post is in excellent shape, so get out there. If you see a lot of cyclists out on the roads today, you’re seeing the Echelon Gran Fondo, raising money for the Livestrong Foundation. Give them plenty of space, ‘cuz they’re riding for a good cause.
And speaking of good causes, it’s Dog Day at Skibowl today, raising money for Oregon Guide Dogs for the Blind, with all sorts of dog activities and a dog-friendly beer garden.
Boaters, the White Salmon is at 1.75 feet and the Klickitat’s at 764 cfs. It doesn’t look like we’ll see more than trace amounts of rain in the next week, so get out and paddle now.
Coming up tomorrow, it’s the last Alternative Ride of the season, for real this time… it didn’t happen last week. Meet at Mountain View at 6:30 for a ride to the Thirsty Woman in Mosier. Bring Lights.
Have a great day today!
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