5/28 Gorge wind and events and more rain

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 May 28, 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.


It’s going to be less rainy today than it was yesterday, but if you enjoyed yesterday’s downpour, don’t worry; tomorrow morning has another round for you! The torrential downpour begins tonight around 2am and continues through 8am, with showers through early afternoon. We may see a few sprinkles Thursday morning, but Friday looks dry. Rain doesn’t make for lots of wind – we’ll see gusty westerlies pick up to 16-20 through the whole Gorge late morning, and may pick up to gusty 20-23 east of Hood River this afternoon.

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

Tomorrow starts with no wind, but as a low pressure system moves east late in the afternoon, we’ll get inconsistent westerlies at 23-27 through the whole Gorge. Depending on the timing, we may see a late 26-30 blast at Maryhill and Arlington after 5pm. High pressure building off the coast on Thursday gives the Gorge steadier west wind at 25-29.

If you want to play tonight, there’s Triathlon practice at the east end of the Event Site at 6pm, with a 500m swim, 2 mile run and 7 mile bike ride. Tonight at 5:30 at the Hood River Marina, there’s pickup touch rugby. Tomorrow night is the women’s mountain bike ride, the Post and Pinot, but given the morning downpour, the ride will likely be canceled. One last thing tonight: music at the Ruins at Springhouse Cellars – your chance to get dressed up and look pretty.

Coming up this weekend, we have national trails day on Saturday, with a work party on the 44 Road trails on Saturday. Meet at Little John snowpark at 9am to take part, and then head to Dirty Fingers from 3-6pm for a fundraiser for the 44 Trails Association. Also on Saturday, there’s windsurfing racing at the Event Site, the grand opening of the White Salmon Bike Park at 2pm, and a multi-sport gear swap at Henkle Middle School in White Salmon.

Then on Sunday, it’s the Gorge-us Gals ride benefiting HAVEN’s shelter and services in the Gorge. This is a great organization – for more information, visit HavenTheDalles.org.

Have an awesome day today!