6/14 Gorge wind and events

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 June 14, 2012

Good morning,

Pig Roast for the Pool, Saturday. Brought to you by Henni’s In Washington? Hungry? Henni’s is here for you 7 days a week from 5pm-close. Chef Christiaan Erasmus earned his stars at many delicious restaurants, including Abruzzo in Hood River and Portland’s Fratelli. He’s moved on from Italian, to your benefit. At Henni’s, you’ll find curries, burgers, the obligatory delicious pasta, and all sorts of mouth-watering small plates. Prices are quite reasonable, and the drinks are delicious. Like Henni’s on Facebook and know about the daily specials. More importantly, Henni’s gives back to the community: they’re having a pig roast to benefit the White Salmon Pool. Saturday, starting at 4pm, Rheingarten Park in White Salmon. $5 gets you food. $5 gets you beer. Music by Tony Smiley. To donate to the pool, send a check to: PO Box 1746, White Salmon.

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First thing: first person to email me a good story about why they should get a 2xl short-sleeve rash guard gets the rash guard. Local pickup only. Speaking of rashguards and prizes, congrats to Scott and Michael for winning Promotion prizes and congrats to a different Scott for winning the Dirty Fingers Full Monte bike tune (which he’s generously donated to the upcoming White Salmon bike park auction).

It’s another windy day in the Gorge today, with the dawn patrol session happening at the Hatchery. Sure, the gradient is only .09 so far, and sure, there are a few low clouds sticking around, but it’s a decent setup, and it’s going to pick up. We’ll see 24-28 this morning from Stevenson to Hood River, with 15-20 out east. This afternoon, the wind picks up to 26-30 from Rowena to Maryhill. My pick: mid-morning session in the Corridor.

It looks like we’ll still have west wind at 10-15 tomorrow morning from Stevenson to Mosier, but it should back off by midday, leaving us with nearly calm conditions under sunny skies, perfect for road biking. Speaking of, as of yesterday afternoon, there was a tree down on the hill on the Mosier side of the Twin Tunnels trail. Guess the tree didn’t like the 40mph gusts in Mosier yesterday. Anyway, as you’re probably doing near 30 on the descent, you might want to be aware. I imagine the park stewards will have it removed soon, but for today, be careful.

For the weekend wind, Saturday morning starts off light, picking up to 17-21 in the afternoon and Sunday looks very windy in the central Gorge.

For events tonight, it’s the every-popular Post and Pint, combining two of man’s favorite things: bikes and beer. If you want to ride, be at Dirty Fingers by 5:30. Also tonight, a slow-paced recovery ride leaving Discover Bikes at 5pm, and SUP Thursdays, with free standup paddle lessons and demos in the Nichols Boat Basin, brought to you by Windance and the Gorge Kayak School.

If you’re a mountain biker, remember it is roundup time on Hospital Hill, so please stay off those trails until after the Backyard Half Marathon on Saturday. For you runners, don’t forget about the Backyard Half on Saturday, benefiting the White Salmon HS Cross-Country team. Follow that up with the Pig Roast in the Park starting at 4pm on Saturday – just $5 for a plate of food – and you’re looking at a fine start to your weekend!

For your frisbee people (Not me. I can’t throw anything worth a shit.), registration is now open for the ultimate frisbee league: Register here: http://gorgeultimate.leagueapps.com

Have an awesome day today!


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