With yesterday’s rain, the mountain biking trails are in awesome shape. I rode Seven Streams last night, and it was fast and tacky… not quite as fast and tacky as I was in the 80’s, but still really, really good. If you have a chance to ride somewhere, anywhere today, you should jump on the opportunity.
If you’d rather be on the water, dig your warmest wetsuit out of the shed, cuz it’s going to be chilly today. Steadiest wind today will be east of Hood River, with Doug’s, Rowena, Maryhill and Roosevelt seeing winds in the 22-26 range from midday onward. We’ll also see gusty 16-19 or so under the clouds in the Corridor. Once again, it’s not going to be epic, but it’s almost October and we’re still seeing westerlies, so nobody gets to complain.
Weak high pressure off the coast on Thursday keeps light westerlies flowing through the Gorge. We’ll still be under the influence of passing fronts, so the wind isn’t going to be super steady. Even so, I think we’ll see upper teens in the corridor on Thursday and also on Friday.
If you’re already making your weekend plans, think about the coast on Saturday (anyone want to carpool with me). The long-range forecast says 20-25 with gusts to 30 and an 8 foot Northwest Swell.
Other upcoming events include free Crossfit workouts at Childrens Park today and tomorrow at 6:30am and 5:30pm. There’s also free walk-up-and-down-the-Stairs with Temira at lunchtime today. If you were hoping for Post and Pint tomorrow, you’re out of luck. The darkness has cancelled that ride until next summer. However, I’m sure you mountain bikers (and the rest of you two-wheel fanatics) are still welcome on Mitchell’s couch, anytime.
Have a great day today!