343 forecast. 8/3

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 August 3, 2010

Good morning!

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August is now three-for-three for wind. Although the gradients are weaker this morning and there are less clouds in the western Gorge, the wind will still make it into the 22-24 range at the Hatchery this morning and 23-26 at Doug’s in the afternoon. For a little less wind, try Stevenson, Viento and the Sandbar for 17-20. The clouds will burn off early in Portland today, so there’s a pretty good chance of an early afternoon lull at the Hatchery.

Tomorrow looks like a repeat of today, and Thursday looks windy too. It was looking super windy on Thursday, but now it’s looking like another low twenties kind of day in the Corridor. .

It’s really too early in the week to make this call, but the long range forecast predicts continuous west wind through next weekend.

Coming up this evening, push yourself with a ride to Parkdale for tacos at the Eliot Glacier Pub. If you want to go on this ride, give Mountain View Cycles a call for more information. It’s about 35 miles round trip, and tacos are $1.50 each, and there’s about 1500 feet of elevation gain and… anyway, it’s a gorgeous ride, so go check it out!

Also tonight is the Tuesday Night Triathlon workout at the Event site, with a 500 yard swim, 2 mile run and 8 mile bike.

Have an awesome day today!


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