6/8 Gorge wind and events

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 June 8, 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.

The wind starts off light this morning, picking up to 15-18 from Stevenson to The Dalles by midday and then picking up to 23-26 east of Mosier this afternoon with possible stronger periods near Doug’s. However, the unstable atmosphere today may fire off some thunderstorms, in which case, don’t rely on this forecast. Tomorrow starts off with west wind at 18-23 from Hood River east, rising to 25-29 near Hood River midday (assuming the clouds burn back that far) and 28-32 from Mosier to Maryhill in the afternoon. Sunday brings west wind in the 22-25 range from Hood River eastward. You windsurfers out there have a chance to give back on Saturday morning at a CGWA work party at Doug’s beach.

Tonight is the trail builders appreciation party at Family Man in Post Canyon at 6pm. Bring a potluck dish and come say thanks to every who’s worked to get the trails reopened this spring. The Girls Who Love Dirt and HRATS will be providing chili, dessert and beer as a base for the meal. If that’s not enough mountain biking for you, Northwest Trail Alliance hosts a family-friendly mountain bike campout at Cascade Locks tomorrow night, followed by a trail work party at 9am on Sunday.

Tomorrow is the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic Crit, taking place in downtown Hood River. On Sunday, you can make like a Euro, and watch pro bike racers climbing Lake Branch, Vista Ridge, and Cooper Spur roads in the Classic’s Sufferfest (aka the Three Summits Course, with 10,200′ of climbing for the pro men). If you want to ride the course too, the Tour De Hood group ride is on Sunday.

For you hikers and joggers and bikers out there, please be aware that it’s cattle roundup on the Kreps ranch until the 15th or so. It’d be best if you could stay off their land, better known as Hospital Hill, until they are done with the roundup. Your dog is most definitely not welcome at this time.

In totally not around here news, the Lumberyard, Portland’s only indoor bike park, has their grand opening on Saturday, all day long. Closer to home, it’s the White Salmon Riverfest ($25 rafting for you locals), the Black Dog Dual Sport (50 miles a day of dual-sporting fun and trash gathering), and a Gorge Cup slalom windsurfing race. Oh, and a family fishing event in The Dalles. AND Gerry Lopez at Big Winds tomorrow night.

Have an awesome day today!


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