Monday. 7/8. Mellow Monday in da Gorge, except on the river where it’s windy again!

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 July 8, 2013

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What a nice way to start the week: sunshine. Wind. Cherries. I’m buried in cherries. My girlfriends with cherry farms keep inviting me up to pick cherries. It’s hard to say no to the delicious gold and purple gems. What’s harder to resist are the sparkling red pie cherries. There’s nothing better than a pie cherry pie made from never-been-frozen pie cherries. Talk about a slice of heaven…

Wind forecast

Looks like another windy day around here, as clouds all the way to Stevenson combine with sun in the desert for solid west wind all day. Gradients were .12/.05 at 7:30am. That’s plenty. Westerlies will be in the low twenties this morning, but they’ll pick up. I’m thinking we’ll see a period of 25-29 at the Hatchery late morning and at Doug’s this afternoon. With no weather systems on the move today, the wind should be relatively steady all day.

Tomorrow starts off glassy, but the wind will pick up late in the day (after 2pm) to W 10-15, or maybe W 13-16 at best from Stevenson to Hood River. Wednesday looks really windy, with 23-26 or more in the morning and 26-30 in the afternoon. I’m guessing the Hood River Huckfest (likely held at Rufus), will happen Wednesday and Thursday.

Keep an eye out for Grant Myrdal’s blue flags. He’ll be out there shooting photos of you windsurfing and kiting all week and weekend. Visit him at his booth at the Event Site entrance. He likes baked goods…

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Stevenson 5-10 10-15 21-24 22-25
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) 21-24 24-28 25-29 23-26
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle 10-15 15-18 23-26 25-29
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall 10-15 10-15 15-18 17-21
Arlington / Roosevelt 10-15 10-15 10-15 10-15

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Bike News

There are two community bike rides tonight – the first is for the spandex crowd, but it’s a slow paced ride. Join the Ride Around the Gorge for an hour or so at recovery pace starting at 5:30. They’re meeting at the parking lot at the bottom of the Klickitat River for a cruise up the Klickitat and back down (into the ever-present Klickitat headwind). Also tonight, leaving Mountain View Cycles at 6:30, it’s the booze cruise, a really mellow, everyone’s welcome, no-spandex ride to the Thirsty Woman in Mosier. Please wear a helmet and bring a light if you’re doing this ride.

Very Important News

Coming up this Wednesday, it’s the White Salmon Riverfest and Symposium. The best part is the community raft float – if you can get Wednesday off, it’s only $20 for locals to go on a rafting trip. Just because the trip is cheap, doesn’t mean you get to be: TIP YOUR GUIDES!

After the raft trip, swing by Wet Planet and other locations in Husum for raffles, social hour, food, drinks, and a party with the Shed Shakers. For more information call Wet Planet Whitewater.

Have an awesome day today!