5/25 Gorge wind, gorge rain, and the PROM, dang it. The PROM.

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 May 25, 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’re out of the rain zone this morning, for once, so go out and enjoy the sunshine. Clouds will return late in the afternoon, and rain showers will likely start around 8pm. It’s going to pour rain tonight, with probably .3-.5” rain overnight. Showers continue tomorrow morning, we’ll see a break Monday morning, and then another round of heavy rain returns Monday night.

Why am I telling you this? Well, you want to get out and play when it’s not-rainy, right? Especially if you’re an Enduro racer (good luck JJ, Heather, Steph, Andy, Andrew, etc., etc,. Etc…) – except if you’re an Enduro racer, you don’t have a choice when you get to play. So, be safe out there.

If you want to ride today, stay away from Post unless you want to watch the race (it’s up on 170 and other upper trails today). Whoopdee is riding really nice right now (thanks, Steve Dunn, SDS, Crestline, and HRATS). So is the EasyCLIMB in Cascade Locks, but if you want to ride that, take some friends and chase each other around, because that trail is more fun at high speed.

For you wind sport junkies, there’s not all that much going on this weekend.

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

We’ll see very light wind this morning. As a rainy front pushes in off the coast this afternoon, the wind will pick up to 15-18, maybe 17-21, first at Stevenson, then at Hood River, and then all the way to Arlington. It will be gusty. Tomorrow looks very similar, as another weather system approaches: very light wind early, picking up to gusty 15-18 early afternoon and gusty 22-25 late in the day. Monday is another repeat: light wind early and gusty 15-18 late. Harder/better/faster wind returns for Wednesday and Thursday.

In other news: There’s pickup touch rugby tomorrow at 3pm at the Mosier School, and there’s pickup Ultimate Frisbee at 4pm at the Hood River Marina. Speaking of Ultimate, sign up for the summer league here: http://gorgeultimate.leagueapps.com/leagues.

And finally, tonight is the freakin’ prom at Dirty Fingers. Starts at 5pm. Yeah, that probably means 6pm. It’s going to be a great party, so dress up and show up!

Have an awesome day today!