5/14 Gorge wind, events, and world naked gardening day

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 May 14, 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.

In the wind report today, we’ll see light wind all day, westerly at 5-10 or so, as high pressure fills in on both sides of the Cascades. Tomorrow starts off glassy, but the westerlies will pick up to gusty 17-21, possibly 22-24, in the afternoon, both on the river and up in the valleys, as a weak weather system drifts through. Don’t expect spectacular, steady wind, but expect wind of some sort. Thursday looks like another light wind start, with a round of light west wind late in the day.

If you’re hoping for rain, we might see a few more showers both tomorrow and Thursday. That’ll be good for the trails, and speaking of trails, a big thanks to the person who cut out the trees on 8-mile and Knebal trails – there are just 3-5 left on 8-mile, so go ahead and ride your bike or hike up there.

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

For you frisbee folks, registration for Gorge Ultimate Co-Ed Summer League is now open. Games are Wednesday nights from June 19th to August 7th and most games are played at W’yeast Middle School. To register, go to: http://gorgeultimate.leagueapps.com/

Coming up Thursday, it’s the first of the Gorge Short Track mountain bike race series at the EasyCLIMB trail in Cascade Locks. You can preview the course between now and then, and registration starts at 4:30 on Thursday. Also on Thursday, if you don’t want to race, it’s the Post and Pint mountain bike ride out of Dirty Fingers, with a free pint of beer if you complete the two-hour ride. Tomorrow night, Wednesday, is the Post and Pinot ladies ride at Dirty Fingers. Women only. Sorry boys. There will be prizes and a free beer if you complete the ride, along with $5 delicious girl-friendly food after the ride.

Looking ahead to the weekend, there’s the Carson to Stevenson Ridge Run, there’s Gorge Cup windsurfing racing, and there’s a CGWA swap meet on Sunday.

Oh yeah… one more thing: Today is WORLD NAKED GARDENING DAY and Friday is National bike to work day.

Have an awesome day today!