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|Your favorite beach||Dawn
|Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site)||21-24||24-28||24-28||gusty 20-23|
|Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle||15-18||23-26||25-29||25-29|
|Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall||15-18||23-26||25-29||27-31|
|Arlington / Roosevelt||15-18||18-21||25-29||28-32|
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In wind news today, we’ll see increasing west wind as the day goes on. Morning westerlies at 21-24 from Hood River to Mosier increase to 24-28 near Hood River midday, picking up to 25-29 near Lyle in the afternoon with 28-32 at Arlington late in the day. Maryhill will likely stay in the 25-29 range. Yes, in other words, it’s going to be windy.
It now looks like Saturday will start off in the 15-18 range, with westerlies picking up to 23-26 from Stevenson to Hood River in the afternoon. Sunday, however, looks about the same as Saturday. It’s probably going to be a bit gusty through Sunday, as passing weather systems destabilize the wind field, but don’t let that dissuade you from playing on the water. I’m not letting a few gusts scare me away!
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In cycling news, the Bend Enduro is coming up Saturday, with our local riders headed down to try and win the Bend team challenge like they won the Hood River Team challenge. Last night’s Cascade Locks short track race was fun, but would have been more fun if you were there racing with us or cheering us on. Yes, you. Come ride! You’ll get discounts on milkshakes from the East Wind Drive-In, and that alone is worth the effort! In ride news, the forest loop above Trout Lake, the 88-23-90 roads, are passable by bicycle, according to the ranger station, as they had a rider complete the loop on Wednesday. No word on the morels in the Cascade Complex burn. I imagine they are as delicious as the morels from this side of the river.
The Mt. Hood Cycling Classic needs volunteers. Yes, that means you. Not me. I’m considering riding the whole damned thing. Yeah, I’m nuts. Visit their website to volunteer.
Solstice (from way over there in Bingen) has to move, and they’ve found the perfect spot on the HR Waterfront by Pfriem. They need your help: Kick down at the Solstice Kickstarter campaign. A $25 donation gets you a pizza or 5 slices, should the campaign kick in 18 days. Think of it as paying for your pizza in advance. I signed up. You should too. Local crowd-sourcing in action. Let’s do this thing! (and yes, you’re gonna hear about this until it’s done)
In other news, tonight is First Friday in Hood River, with lots of art and socializing downtown. Then coming up tomorrow, world-class kayaker and kayaking guru Doug Ammons speaks at Columbia Center for the Arts at 7:30. Tickets are $10 for this not-to-be-missed show. On Sunday, there’s pickup touch rugby in Mosier at 3, and there’s pickup ultimate frisbee at the Hood River Marina at 3:30.
On a totally different note, Hood River band Sunderland needs your help. They have a chance to open for Weezer, but they need votes. Head to the contest website and vote for them. Then share the link via all your social media sites. You can vote once a day, so let’s help this local band make the big time!
Have an awesome day today!