5/10 Gorge no-wind, rain, and events

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 May 10, 2013

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Good morning,

This morning’s amusing ad:

The Canfield Brothers Yelli Screamy
Really Temira, seriously? You’re advertising a bike? A random bike we’ve never heard of? A freakin’ hardtail? Yes, I am, and I’m doing it because I love this bike. So does Jason Wells, who built GP for you. This bike is the Post Canyon destroyer. Slack head tube for descending.29″ wheels for rolling over stuff. Very, very, very short chainstays for fast responding bike action that’ll make you giggle. And yell. And scream. I slay the Gorge on this bike. You should too.Contact sean@canfieldbrothers.com for more info. We’ll have a demo day in late June. Stay tuned.

We’ll have high pressure across both sides of the Cascades today, and that’s going to leave us with light wind through the Gorge, getting lighter as the day goes on. Tomorrow starts with light west wind in the 0-10 range, slowly picking up to 15-18 in the afternoon. Sunday starts off with west wind at 5-10, picking up to gusty 22-25 in the afternoon from Stevenson out to Arlington.

The Clymb: free membership. Cheap gear. Temira approves. Click to join.

In rain news, we’ll likely see a tenth of an inch or two late on Sunday, followed by heavier rain on Monday, which is great news if you’re a mountain biker, or a wildland firefigther, because it’s getting really dry in the mountains already.

Coming up this weekend, there’s all kinds of stuff going on in the bike world. For the 20 people who can handle it, there’s the 9am super-fast road bike ride leaving Ground Coffee in Hood River. There’s the Cascade Chainbreaker cross-country mountain bike race in Bend on Saturday. Also on Saturday, avoid the Dog River Trail off Highway 35, because it’s practice day for the Dog River Enduro downhill mountain bike race. Race day is Sunday, but they should be done by early afternoon.

Also on Saturday, there’s the PSU invite sailboat racing in Cascade Locks, and when you’re done with that, head to the family-friendly mountain biking party at the EasyCLIMB in Cascade Locks at 5pm. Bring s’mores fixings and hot dogs to roast over the body-warming bonfire.

Have an awesome day today!