7/24 Gorge wind and events

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 July 24, 2012

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Well, the windsurfers and kiters got lucky yesterday with more wind than predicted. Today, however, does not look windy. It does look pretty, however, with clear blue sky and sunshine. We have .03 gradient and not much wind to start today, and I don’t see it picking up past 5-10 until late this afternoon. After 2pm, we’ll get 13-15 near Hood River, but that’s as much as we’ll see today. That’s good news for road bikers weary of the wind!

Tomorrow looks pretty light too, with 10-15 for much of the day. Thursday starts with 10-15 and picks up to 21-24 in the afternoon, with the strongest wind at Stevenson and Hood River. The weekend is a long ways out, but at this point, Friday and Saturday look like low twenties and Sunday looks windier than that.

With today’s wind forecast, the ladies standup paddle club at the Big Winds shack at the Event Site is most likely on, with free standup paddle demos for women starting at 5:30, wind permitting. Also tonight, starting at 6, it’s the Hood River Triathlon Club’s Tuesday workout, open to all and free for all.

Coming up next Sunday, it’s Gorge Farm Day, where you can check out a dozen or so local farms by car or bike. This is brought to you by the Gorge Grown Food Network. You can pick up tickets and a map in Hood River at Little Bit, Waucoma, Grow Organic, in Bingen at Dickey’s and in The Dalles at Klindts Bookstore.

Have an awesome day today!