6/13 Gorge wind and events

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 June 13, 2012

Good morning,

Pine Street Bakery now open! You really don’t want to look at Pine Street Bakery’s Facebook page. Why not? Because you’ll get up from your computer before you finish reading this forecast, and you’ll buy something utterly delicious. Something full of butter. Something full of flavor. Something made with love. Really. Megan Davis is Hood River’s biggest sweetheart. And she’s Hood River’s best baker. Please support her bakery. 1103 Pine Street. Hood River. Yum. We’ll be giving away cookies on the email report… once she’s not completely slammed with opening. Go easy on her today, okay?

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First, congrats to Pine Street Bakery and my friends Megan and Clint for a successful opening yesterday. The food was yummy, my coffee was perfect, and all of you people ate them out of house and home: they had to close early because they sold out of goodies! Don’t worry. They baked more.

Today looks like a great day to be a windsurfer or kiter, because it’s going to stay windy all day. The satellite picture this morning suggests Doug’s, Maryhill, and Arlington. The pressure gradients suggest you wait around for Hood River, Mosier and Doug’s. I think the clouds will back off eventually, giving us gusty 22-25 near Hood River. It’ll be quite windy at Mosier, and then east of there, by noon or so, we’ll see 28-33 at Doug’s and Arlington and 30-35 at Maryhill.

Tomorrow starts off with 26-30 from Hood River to The Dalles, holding all day long, and possibly bumping up to 28-33 at times.

In mountain bike news, it’s roundup time on the Kreps land, so please ride elsewhere until Sunday. That’s not a big hardship, because Post is pretty much perfect right now. Post Canyon yesterday was as good as I’ve seen it, so if you can ride today, do it. Borderline, especially is great, so maybe it’s a day to ride the Super D. Note, I said ride. As in pedal all the way from the bottom to the top. It’s not that hard. If I can do it, you can too! If you’re a gal, tonight is the Post and Pinot ride out of Dirty Fingers, starting at 5:30, so come ride with a bunch of gals and earn yourself a refreshing drink. The Post and Pint is tomorrow night.

Also tonight is the Kayak Shed’s shop paddle on the White Salmon, and sailboat racing out of the Hood River Marina.

Coming up next weekend, it’s the Backyard Half Marathon in White Salmon on Saturday, benefiting the White Salmon High School Cross-country team. Following the race, actually, starting at 4pm, there’s the Pig Roast in the park, benefiting the White Salmon Pool. Come eat some great food by Henni’s restaurant and help keep your local pool open.

Have an awesome day today!


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