Saturday. 10/26. Gorge wind. Events. Upcoming frost.

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 October 26, 2013

It’s fall now, and that means it’s time for … more windsurfing and kiting! No, silly. It’s time to think about skiing.

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Random Morning Thoughts

I’m off to see the wizards at the Portland Winter Weather Conference

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Wind guessings, prognosticatings and musings

Today looks like the lightest wind day of the next three. You know you love hearing that! We’ll see easterlies peaking at 13-15 midday today before switching to westerly at 5-10 late this afternoon.

Westerlies crank up overnight (don’t leave your garbage can out), for 26-30+ tomorrow morning. It’s probably going to be a Mosier-Maryhill day on Sunday. But maybe we’ll get lucky and see wind at Hood River and at the Hatchery too. Hopefully. Driving is bad for the planet, and besides, I prefer sailing right here near town. Anyway, get it early tomorrow, because it’s going to fade quickly as very strong high pressure builds over the PNW.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Steven’s Locks E 13-15 E 13-15 light W 5-10
Rooster Rock E 13-15 E 13-15 light W 5-10
Hatch (subtract a few mph for Event Site) light light 5-10 5-10
Doug’s / Rowena / Lyle light light light light
Maryhill / Rufus / The Wall light light light light
Arlington / Roosevelt light light light light

Plain old weather

You have enjoyed this wonderful weather, I know. So have I. Kiss it goodbye and don’t expect to see it again for a while. Sunday marks the beginning of a more active weather pattern, with a good chance of sprinkles Sunday and more next week. But first, let’s talk about Monday night, when we’re probably going to see frost down low with some 20’s at higher elevations. There. We talked about it.

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With frost coming, the end of mountain biking at high elevations is also coming, because the freeze thaw cycle combine with mountain bike tires does very bad things to trails. So get your 44 Road fun this weekend.

And no, tomorrow is not going to be a good day for a road bike ride!

Events – email me if I’ve missed any outdoor-related events

Today is your chance to give back to Post Canyon for all the fun times it gives you. Show up at Family Man at 8:30 for a work party with the HRATS. You’ll be coffeed, fed, and raffled for your 3 hours of work.

Also today, Mr. Dan Gavere, athlete and rep galore, has a garage sale from 8am-1pm at 1704 Orchard Road. I believe this is the portion of Orchard Road accessed from Tucker Road out past Windmaster, but you’ll have to Google Map it to be sure. Dan has neat things at his garage sale: SUP boards, paddles, kayaks, helmets, and lots of t-shirts and size 9 shoes. And tools.

Remember, there are three running events today: the Parkdale fun run/walk at 9, the Pumpkin trail run in North Bonneville at 9, and the Harvest Hustle at Mid-Valley Elementary at 9:30. If that’s not enough running for you, the Columbia Gorge Marathon is tomorrow, and so is the Vampires and Victims 5k run/chase.

Tomorrow at Dirty Fingers, there’s the “We Hate Cancer” ride at noon – a Post n’ Pint midday lap. Show up. Ride. Get a free beer. Then eat some fundraiser boobie cakes and chicken breasts and buy special limited edition pink and black jerseys.

Have an awesome day today!