9/3 Gorge wind and events

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 September 3, 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

The wind gods must love the Cross-Channel swimmers; despite a .06 gradient this morning, it’s only blowing 5-10 or less in Hood River. It will pick up, but hopefully not until the swimmers are done with the swimming thing. We’ll see a slow rise in the wind as the sun rises in the sky, with windspeeds topping out in the 16-19 range near Hood River and Stevenson, picking up out at Doug’s and Rowena late in the afternoon.

For tomorrow, Local’s Day, we’ll see a great day for SUPing and waterskiing near Hood River, before afternoon easterlies at 3-7 near Hood River and 13-15 near Stevenson ruffle the glassy pond. Wednesday brings more low-teen east wind. If that doesn’t sound great to you, Wind Johnnie, today, tomorrow, and Wednesday all look very windy at the coast, with a 5-7 foot swell.

If any of you have gotten a flat tire due to tacks when riding your bike along Dee Highway in the last few days, please call the Hood River County Sheriff’s office non-emergency line and file a report. They’re actively seeking the person who’s been tossing the tacks in the bike lane, and they need your reports of damage to help prosecute, if and when they catch this person. If you were wondering, the charge could be either criminal mischief or vandalism.

On a more positive note, we’re three days in to the bike commute challenge. Sign up for team Gorge Owned at bikecommutechallenge.com to win great prizes from local businesses.

Have an awesome day today!