9/11 Gorge wind and events

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 September 11, 2012

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This week’s sponsor is Dirt Hugger, offering curbside food waste collection service for your business, school, office, store, restaurant or hospital in Hood River and The Dalles. All that food waste becomes awesome compost for your garden, yard, farm or vineyard. You can pick up that compost or have it delivered. If we as a society can’t make composting happen through our cities and counties, at least we can make it happen through a cool local business. This is one of my favorite businesses in the Gorge. Support them, please

If you’re a wind Johnnie looking for wind this week, you’ll find it at Stevenson and Rooster in the form of easterlies. Models say we’ll see the easterlies pick up to 15-18 near Stevenson midday today, before dropping back to light wind this afternoon. Easterlies build overnight, hitting 23-26 tomorrow at Stevenson and 30+ at Rooster. On Thursday, we’ll see east wind at 30+ at Stevenson and Rooster. Near Hood River and in the valleys and on the ridgetops, expect easterlies at <10mph today, 5-10 tomorrow, and 10-15 on Thursday with higher gusts. This afternoon at 4pm, it's your chance to make a difference in your trail system by showing up for the work session of the County Trails Committee at 4pm at the county forestry department. Tomorrow night in Portland, the American Meteorological Society hosts a meeting on the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) at OMSI. I know that sounds really dry to you, but it sounds really exciting to me!

In less work-like activities, there’s the Tuesday night triathlon practice at Hood River’s Event Site at 6pm. Also at 6pm, at Hood River’s Marina, there’s pickup touch rugby. Even if you don’t know how to play, you’re welcome to come and try.

Coming up tomorrow, you can get in on whitewater kayaking with the Kayak Shed’s Shop Paddle on the Lower and Middle White Salmon, you can race sailboats out of the Hood River Marina and girls can ride Post Canyon with the Post and Pinot Ride out of Dirty Fingers at 5:30.

Coming up this weekend, speaking of biking, you can try the 2013 Kona Bikes for free on Saturday. Call Dirty Fingers for more details. Also this weekend, Cascade Locks takes the recreation podium from Hood River yet again, by hosting this year’s DoubleCross Cyclocross race. Farther from home, it’s Pendleton Roudup and the annual dam release on the Tieton River.

Have an awesome day today!