Friday. 10/4. Gorge wind. Events. Perfect dirt.

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 October 4, 2013

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Random Morning Thoughts

Today is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, who stood up for the poor, for all living creatures, and for the environment. I’ll remind you that I’m not religious at all. I just like St. Francis and the Pope who took his name. I leave you with a Pope Francis quote I’ve referenced before: “We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love… We need to include the excluded and preach peace.” May these words guide your day.

Wind guessings, prognosticatings and musings

Hope everyone had a good time on the river yesterday! Today sees the wind switch directions: you can expect a build to E 15-18 at Stevenson and Rooster by mid-morning. Tomorrow sees stronger wind: expect 21-24 at Steven’s Locks and 25-29 at Rooster Rock. Sunday looks light.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Steven’s Locks E 5-10 E 15-18 E 15-18 E 10-15
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) light E 0-5 E 5-10 E 0-5
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle light light light light
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall light light light light
Arlington / Roosevelt light light light light

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Plain old weather

In weather today, it’ll start out cold, but hey, at least it’s not gloomy. Enjoy the sun! NOAA is insistent on fog development due to an inversion on Saturday and Sunday. I am not very good at forecasting the inversion. I have no idea if it’ll be sunny or gloomy tomorrow. The model I use says “no way”, but NOAA says “for sure”, so I’ll just go with, “I hope not” and leave it at that.

The next chance for rain appears to be late Sunday.

Mountain biking

Perfect dirt in Post. Perfect dirt on Syncline. Perfect dirt on Whoopdee. Perfect dirt everywhere. And, according to random FB posts, perfect dirt and bikes where there shouldn’t be bikes. Yet another consequence of shutting down the government: bike trail poachers.

Events n’ stuff

Today, kids, is First Friday in downtown Hood River. Technically, it’s this evening. But you know what I mean: head downtown for art, drinks and socializing. Tonight’s also the opening of the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol snowsports swap in Hillsboro.

Tomorrow is the Gorge Green Home Tour in Hood River and Mosier, bike-friendly this year. There’s a work party at the Hatchery from 9am-noon. The Grominator skate contest goes off at the Hood River Skate Park starting at 9am. And if you’re a runner, hit up the Two Dam Punks 10k in Stabler.

On Sunday, Ashland (yeah, way the hell down there) hosts the Super D bike race, and The Dalles (way the hell out east there) hosts the Superhero kids run/walk.

Have an awesome day today!