5/8 Gorge wind, dirt, water, food, and… Ok. I made all that up. It’s just a wind and events report, like usual.

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 May 8, 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.

Today’s the busy day of the week. Coming up after work tonight, there’s the women’s mountain bike ride, the Post and Pinot, leaving Dirty Fingers at 5:30. If you want to make some new riding partners, this is a great way – they’ve had around 2 dozen gals each week. There were almost three dozen one week, and – I’m a girl, in case you didn’t know – it was full-on estrogen overload. Also tonight, there’s sailboat racing at the Hood River marina, with races starting at 6:30. If you like rugby, there’s pickup touch rugby at Henkle Middle School in White Salmon at 3:30. Tomorrow night is the Post n’ Pint, your chance to hammer as hard as you can, and still get dropped. Join me at the back of the pack, yippee!

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

In wind news, we’ll see west wind at 24-27 this morning from the Hatchery to Hood River. The wind, much like it did yesterday, will slowly back off to 21-23 this afternoon, filling in at Stevenson and Rowena at some point early afternoon. Tomorrow we’ll see westerlies at 21-24 early (possibly stronger at down), quickly fading to 10-15 and then fading further to light wind. Friday looks light.

For those of you already looking ahead to the weekend, the Northwest Trails Alliance and the Dimwits with Brite Lights are putting on a party at the EasyCLIMB trail on Saturday. It’s family-friendly bike riding fun, and if you’re thinking of doing the Short Track race series, this is your chance to check out the trail. The fun starts at 5pm – bring hot dogs, marshmallows and s’mores fixings for the bonfire.

Also this weekend, there’s sailboat racing in Cascade Locks on Saturday and Sunday, there’s a 3k/5k/12k running race benefiting the Mosier school on Sunday morning at 9am.

Have an awesome day today!