There’s a new sponsor starting today, and it’s a good one. It’s the Gorge Challenge on 10/2 – THE ULTIMATE TEST OF ATHLETICISM – brought to you by Crossfit Hood River. There are two events. One for humans, and one for superheros. Required activities may include: carrying heavy/awkward implements such as empty kegs, Flipping/running through tires, Pushing weighted sleds, climbing over walls, digging/filling holes, carrying another person. The advanced category will include movements with barbells, handstands, running, jumping, and some optional swimming events. There will also be mud involved, and anything involving mud is bound to be fun!
It’s been a long stretch of not very windy days, but that stretch is ending today. The 5am gradient was at .05 from Portland to The Dalles. The chilly weather in the desert overnight is keeping the windspeeds down this morning, but they’ll pick up later as temperatures climb near 80 degrees. We’ll see a slow build into the 18-22 range today, filling in first from Stevenson down to the Sandbar, and then picking up from Mosier out to Doug’s later in the day.
We’re just going to see one day of westerlies. High pressure builds across the Cascades tomorrow for east winds in the upper teens to low twenties near Rooster Rock and Stevenson. It looks like east winds of some sort will stick around on Thursday.
Boaters, the White Salmon is at 1.75 feet and the Klickitat’s at 764 cfs. I’m still not seeing any significant rainfall for the next week, so get out there and practice your eddy and ferrying skills while you wait for more water!
Looking ahead to the weekend, as mentioned in the sponsorship paragraph, there’s the Gorge Challenge on Saturday. The race involves mud, water, and feats of strength. Teams and individuals are welcome. Check out GorgeChallenge.com for more information
Also this coming weekend, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, it’s the Dirty Fingers 3rd annual campapalooza and rideathon, taking place at Oak Ridge. Make your way there, and the food and shuttle service is on Mitchell.
Have a great day today!
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