9/17 Gorge wind and events

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 September 17, 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

It looks like the Gorge has locked into an east wind pattern. This morning we’ll see the easterlies pick up to 17-21 at Stevenson and 21-24 at Rooster Rock. The east wind should hold at 15-18 or more all the way through sunset.

We’ll see easterlies at 15-18 tomorrow morning. The should hold through noon before we see a slow fade to glassy conditions. Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, a low pressure system sets up off the coast, giving us some high clouds, muggy weather, and east wind at 10-15. There’s a chance of westerlies at 15-18 Thursday, but I’m not going to suggest you plan for a day off work or take any other drastic measures to chase that forecast.

If you’re making plans for next weekend, make sure you pencil in the Grominator Skate contest at Hood River’s skate park on Saturday. It’s going to be super fun to watch. Also next weekend, there’s the Echelon Gran Fondo, with 30, 60 and 90 mile options for supported rides where you raise money for your favorite charity. For mountain bikers next weekend, Dirty Fingers has their annual customer appreciation party and campout, with food, drinks, and shuttle service on epic trails. Call the shop for more details.

Finally, next weekend is Gorge Owned’s Super Commuter Bike Race as part of bike commute month. This is a super fun scavenger hunt, where you can win great prizes from local businesses. And don’t forget that you can still commit to ride your bike to work this month and win great prizes by going to bikecommutechallenge.com.

Have an awesome day today!