5/1 Frost morning wind and weather and events

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 May 1, 2013

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Good morning,

Brrr. Hopefully everyone’s plants and orchards survived the frost last night. I covered my plants, and when it warms up a little bit, I’m headed out to uncover them so they can enjoy the sun. Then I’m going to uncover as much of me as can stand it on this chilly morning and head out on my bike. On a totally unrelated topic, anyone who tells you there’s no such thing as “catching up on sleep” is crazy. 10 hours a night for me is serving as catchup for the entire winter. So, sorry about the late reports, but my bed is cozy and my brain is demanding sleep!

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As always, it’s a busy Wednesday night in the Gorge. There’s pickup touch rugby at 3:30 at Henkle Middle School. There’s the Post and Pinot ride at 5:30 at Dirty Fingers, and there’s sailboat racing at the Hood River Marina at 6:30. The Ultimate Pickup guys, usually on Wednesday, are not doing the pickup thing right now, but they’ll start back up on Saturdays soon. Coming up tomorrow night, it’s time to break out your competitive spirit for the “we promise it’s not competitive” Post and Pint mountain bike ride. I look at it as a challenge: just how fast can I ride, and can I stay close enough to the guys to not humiliate myself?

Coming up this weekend, it’s the final weekend of skiing at Mt. Hood Meadows. 9am-2pm Saturday and Sunday, and then it’s “bye-bye ski season” unless you have a T-Line pass, skins, or… okay, never mind. Ski season never ends. Just lift-serve. In trail news, there’s a work party on the Bad Motor Scooter trail in Post Canyon on Saturday at 9am.

Also this weekend,it’s the sport that doesn’t look like a workout until you try it: Rally Racing: It’s the Oregon Trail Rally’s annual visit to Hood River, doing amazing feats of driving on our county roads on Saturday, and then heading to The Dalles and Dufur area on Sunday.

And one last early heads up: The Dirty Fingers Bike Shop prom is May 25th. Get working on your dress now.

Oh right… the wind forecast: Yeah… east at 21-24 today, 23-26 tomorrow, 24-28 the next day, and 28-32 on Saturday. That’s for Stevenson and Rooster. The rest of the Gorge will see 0-10 – zero in the morning and up to 10 in the afternoon. Go buy a road bike.

Have an awesome day today!