Somehow I missed that yesterday was national bike to school and bike to work day, so congratulations to everyone out there who took part in that event. If you liked riding your bike, keep at it, because this week and next are the annual Eco-challenge. You can take on any sort of earth-friendly mission for these two weeks. Check out ecochallenge.org for more information, and join team Hood River while you’re there.
In wind news, there’s high pressure building off the coast today, and that’s going to make the west wind blow. We’ll see a quick build to 25-28 from Mosier (or maybe Rowena) east to Arlington today, with the strongest, steadiest wind from Rowena to Rufus. I can’t guarantee the direction will be good on the Maryhill stretch of the river, but I think it’s a pretty good bet.
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Tomorrow starts off windy too, with 23-26 in the morning from Hood River eastward. Or maybe from the cloud line eastward. =) As a system nears the coast in the afternoon, the wind will back off to the 17-20 range, with the strongest wind in the afternoon at Stevenson and Arlington.
Saturday looks like a pretty nice day, with partly sunny skies and light wind, and then on Sunday, we’ll see a return to rainy weather.
Coming up on Friday, it’s First Friday in Hood River, and also on Friday, if you want something more energetic, it’s touch rugby, free for everyone, no experience required, at 6pm at the Hood River Marina.
For you dirt bikers and quad riders, the regulated use closure on Hood River County lands has been lifted. That means that you and your offroad vehicle are welcome back on all trails in the county.
Have an awesome day today!
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