9/29 Forecast

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 September 29, 2011

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Yesterday turned into a big east wind day, despite the lack of wind in the morning. I was expecting mid-twenties this morning, but the iWindsurf Rooster Rock sensor says 38. That’s windy. Stevenson is in the mid-twenties. That is also somewhat windy. If you want to get on the water, do it early, because the wind will die by midday. Tomorrow starts off light, picking up to west 13-16 late in the afternoon from Stevenson to Hood River. Saturday looks like light wind.

For you mountain bikers who’ve been bummed about the lack of rain, you can cheer up. It might not have rained in lower Post Canyon, but the trails above GP, especially the 140 trail, are in excellent shape, so try riding upper Post instead of Lower for a change of pace.

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If you’re a bike commuter, swing by Dog River from 7:30 to 9 this morning for the Bike Commute Challenge awards. If you show up on a bike, you get free coffee. For you Washingtonians, head to 10 Speed North tomorrow morning from 7:30 to 9 for your Bike Commute Challenge awards party.

If you’ll be around this weekend, there’s the Green Living Tour, a fundraiser for the Gorge Earth Center, where you can check out all sorts of green homes in Hood River and Mosier. Head to cgec.org for more information about the tour. It’s $20 for a carload of people or it’s $15 for a group of cyclists.

Also this weekend, it’s the Dirty Fingers Customer Appreciation Campout at Leavenworth. Grab your Lederhosen and come ride some new trails!

Have an awesome day today!


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