5/30 Gorge wind and events

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 May 30, 2012

Good morning,

It’s time for you to learn to kiteboard. Ok, maybe you already kiteboard, but now it’s time for your friends to kiteboard. If you’re going to do it, do it with the best: Cascade Kiteboarding. All on-water lessons are one-on-one classes, the instructors use radio helmets rather than hollering over the wind, and top-of-the-line gear makes it easy and safe for you to learn. Radio helmets + one-on-one instruction + jet skis = fast progression and sooner kiteboarding radness for you! Plus, Cascade Kiteboarding is owned by the woman who brings you Kiteboarding 4 Cancer, the Columbia Gorge’s greatest chairty. Support Cascade Kiteboarding, and you support this great charity too!

In today’s wind forecast, we’ll have light west wind at 5-15 this morning, picking up to 15-18 this afternoon from Stevenson to Biggs. Tomorrow starts off light too, also picking up to 15-18 in the afternoon. However, one of the models is absolutely convinced it will blow 24-27 from Stevenson to the Hatchery mid-morning. I just don’t see it, but I suppose I should mention that there’s a chance of 22-25 from Stevenson to Hood River in the middle of the day. Friday brings another light wind start, with afternoon westerlies picking up to 17-21.

In events tonight, it’s the usual Wednesday suspects. There’s the Kayak Shed’s shop paddle on the lower and middle White Salmon River, still running over 4′. Also tonight, the women’s Post and Pinot mountain bike ride, leaving Dirty Fingers at 5:30. The women will have some competition tonight, with the first Families at Family Man starting at 5:30 at… where else… Family Man. Bring the kids and the bikes up for after-work play time in the woods. And finally tonight, sailboat racing at 6:30 at the Hood river Marina. Show up with a six pack and beg and someone will likely let you on a boat.

For you mountain bikers, salvage logging continues in Post Canyon, and the work has moved to the Blue Car area, so Charlie’s trail is now in the salvage zone. If you’re up there riding, please turn around if you see men with chainsaws and let them do their job. Speaking of working in Post Canyon, all you trailbuilders mark your calendars for the trailbuilders appreciation potluck on June 8th!

Finally, remember that we’re just a couple weeks out from the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic. It’s a big event, and they’re always in need of volunteers. Visit their website for information on how to volunteer or how to race.

Have an awesome day today!


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