6/13 Gorge wind, Hood River events, and free bike demos

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 June 13, 2013

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Good morning,

Wind not right to surf or kite? Stand up paddle and do it right! New Gorge Non-profit Club, the Gorge SUPer Club, Inc., is now offering season memberships for families and adults. Variety of boards brought to the *Site of the Day* each day starting June 21. No more lugging your gear around. Let the SUP Club do the work! All equipment provided for one low membership fee. No rentals. Members only. For complete details, email the SUP club or phone 541-806-2612. If you were on the email list, you could enter a drawing for a free day pass. =)

Wind forecast

If you want wind, you’ll have it today. We’ll see gusty 13-16 near Hood River all day with the eastern Gorge (Maryhill and Arlington) seeing 17-21 in the morning and gusty 26-30 this afternoon, assuming thunderstorms don’t build and shut down the wind. It looks pretty likely that we’ll see some thunderstorms build later, so keep an eye on the radar and satellite images before you go making any long driver. Doug’s/Lyle/Rowena are going to be right on the edge of the cloud line after this system moves through, so they’re a big maybe today.

The weather will nicen up tomorrow (I just made up that word) as high pressure builds inland. That means the strongest wind will likely be first thing in the morning: Dawn Patrol seems likely from the Hatch to Doug’s, with 22-25 or so, quickly backing off to 21-24 for the remainder of the day, with the strongest wind from Stevenson to Hood River in the afternoon.

At this point, it looks like a low pressure system off the coast will affect the wind this weekend, giving us east wind Saturday morning, becoming west wind by the afternoon. On Sunday, we should see stronger west wind, but that’s a long way out to be making predictions.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
8a-11a 11a-3p 3p-dusk
Stevenson I slept in 0-10 10-15 10-15
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) I slept in gusty 13-16 gusty 13-16 gusty 13-16
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle I slept in 10-15 gusty 21-25 gusty 22-26
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall I slept in 17-21 23-26 25-29, maybe
Arlington / Roosevelt I slept in 17-21 23-26 26-30, maybe

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Cycling news

It’s mountain bike day in the Gorge today – head to Family Man for free Rocky Mountain Bikes demos from 10-6, swing by Dirty Fingers at 5:30 to join the fast-paced Post and Pint mountain bike ride in Post Canyon. Or head to Cascade Locks for short track racing, starting at 5:30. For those of you in Cascade Locks, we’d love to have you along the course cheering on the racers! Bring your cowbells and your outside voice!

Other Stuff

Saturday just keeps getting busier – For kids, In the morning, there’s the Kids in Motion Festival, with all sorts of kid-friendly stuff and free swimming at Rheingarten Park. After that, at Water’s Edge in The Dalles, it’s the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic Kids’ bike race with registration opening at 3pm. Both those events are free.

Also Saturday, it’s the White Salmon Backyard half-marathon, benefiting the White Salmon XC team. There’s also a lacrosse party and fundraiser at Hood River High at 5:30 on Saturday evening.

There’s a work party on the new part of quad trail #130 in Post Canyon – you moto and quad riders will want to meet at Post Flats at 9am for this one, and you mountain bikers will too, because this is going to be a great climbing trail. Then on Saturday evening, there’s a Lacrosse fundraiser at Hood River High starting at 5:30, and, because we here at theGorgeismyGym.com love Jeri McMaster, there’s the grand opening of the Power Station gym at 6. There’s also an open house there Friday..

Also, the Solstice Kickstarter campaign is still going on. Please kick in, get yourself a pre-paid pizza, and help this great local business!

Have an awesome day today!