Saturday. 7/13. Gorge lackawind, other stuff to do, and lots of Sunday events.

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 July 13, 2013

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Good morning,

You know you like photos of yourself windsurfing or kiting. Or skiing. Or snowboarding. If you ride Meadows, you know Grant Myrdal. You’ve seen the blue flags on the good days. Well, those blue flags are in the Gorge now, and Grant and his team are out shooting photos of YOU ripping it up. This is more PSA than advertising, cuz we all love photos. Grant’s out there like Waldo. Find him. And don’t forget to smile. Smiles make photos prettier. We’re giving away two photos (of you, duh) on the email list. Yeah, Grant! =) .

Temira’s random morning thoughts

What a beautiful day! Bestie and I are sitting here waiting for the 4 minute timer to count down on the French Press. Yeah, this forecast is brought to you today by lack-of-coffee, not by Rockstar. You know the forecast is going to be bad when…

Wind forecast

A big welcome today to everyone here for Kiteboarding for Cancer. Thank you for supporting this local charity that’s raised over $500,000 over the years for cancer research and kids’ survivor camps. If you want to check it out, KB4C is at Hood River’s Event Site this weekend, with food, music, drinks and events.

The wind doesn’t look great for KB4C or for the Laser National Championships in Cascade Locks this weekend – we’ll see leftover westerlies at 10-15 early this morning. That won’t last long – we’ll see the wind switch to east at 10-15 at Stevenson this afternoon. Tomorrow starts with east wind at 10-15, becoming west at 10-15 at Stevenson and Hood River around 2pm, and picking up to 15-18 around 5pm.

Monday starts with westerlies at 17-21, fading as the day goes on.

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

The Clymb: free membership. Cheap gear. Temira approves. Click to join.

Bike News

In bike news this weekend, Le Tour de France continues, and Dirty Fingers is having a party tomorrow morning to watch the stage. Also on tomorrow, there’s a work party on the SuperConnector trail. I think they’re still working out the time of the work party, so give Dirty Fingers a call for more information. The posters say 9am, but the DF facebook page says “afternoon work party”.

There’s bike racing Sunday too – lots of local mountain bike racers are headed to the Cold Creek Trail System for the 4th race in the Oregon Enduro Series. Go Dirty Harlots!

Very Important News

One last thing tomorrow – Windance has a Jimmy Lewis SUP demo at the Nichols Boat Basin from 10am-2pm. Come try out some great boards and paddles!

Tomorrow at 3pm in Mosier, there’s pickup touch rugby. At 4pm at the Hood River Marina, there’s pickup Ultimate Frisbee.

Have an awesome day today!