6/11 Gorge wind and events

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 June 11, 2012

Good morning,

Sponsoring the report this week is a reluctant sponsor, Pine Street Bakery in Hood River. It’s not open yet, but it will be open, either June 12 or 13th. Why are they reluctant? “Temira, we want to have a soft opening,” they said. “No, I want you to be busy,” I said. “You have yummy things to sell, and they shouldn’t go to waste. Plus, you’re my favorite people, and I want to advertise for you.” They rolled their eyes at me and shook their heads and gave up. Pine Street Bakery, opening soon on 12th Street in the Heights.

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First off, I’d like to give a big shoutout to all the people who volunteered to help with the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic over the last few days. The race couldn’t have happened without you! Congratulations also to all our local riders who finished the super tough three summits course yesterday. I rode along with one of the official cars. If you like rally driving on narrow paved roads filled with skinny, spandex-clad people, this is the volunteer position for you.

This morning brings excellent road biking conditions: no wind. Not so this afternoon.

Well start off with light west wind through the Gorge this morning, perfect road biking conditions, but by afternoon, as a system approaches the coast in the afternoon, we’ll see the wind pick up to 22-25 at Stevenson and 18-23 from Hood River east to Arlington.

It looks like we’ll start out with more clouds and maybe some sprinkles tomorrow, with more west wind. 15-18 east of Hood River to start picks up to 23-26 in the afternoon. Wednesday brings another round of strong west wind, starting at 21-23 in the morning and picking up to 25-29 in the afternoon.

Mark your calendar for next weekend. Coming up on Saturday: The Backyard Half Marathon in White Salmon. That’s 13 tough miles of climbing (1800′ or so) and then descending for a good cause – the White Salmon High School Cross Country Team. The race is free, but donations are encouraged. After all, you’re paying pretty low taxes right now. You might as well support your local school system. Follow that up with a pig roast fundraiser in Rheingarten Park, brought to you by Henni’s, and benefiting the White Salmon Pool. After all, your taxes are pretty low right now, so you might as well support your local pool.

Have an awesome day today!


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