Tuesday. 10/22. Gorge wind. Events. Vampires and victims.

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 October 22, 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

This place is absolutely beautiful this time of year. Especially in the evening, when the low sun angle turns everything golden. Living in a beautiful place is better than a daily aspirin for prolonging and improving one’s life. I’m truly blessed to live here.

Wind guessings, prognosticatings and musings

Yup. It’s windy this morning. A .13 east gradient across the Cascades has Rooster Rock rockin’ the iWind/iKite sensor with a steady 40mph. Stevenson should join the fun at 25-29 once the weather warms a bit. Tomorrow looks windy too: call it 26-30+ at Rooster and mid to upper twenties at Stevenson. Thursday looks lighter: 21-24 in the morning, fading to light wind in the afternoon.

In surf news, it’s light wind out there on the coast with 7@14 today, 5@13 tomorrow and 4@13 on Thursday.

Today’s Gorge Wind
Your favorite beach Dawn
Steven’s Locks 16-19 25-29 25-29 21-24
Rooster Rock 35-40 35-40 35-40 25-35

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Plain old weather

There’s not much of it, but it sure is spectacular.

Mountain biking

The dirt is still amazing, except at Syncline where it’s getting a bit loose. But why are you riding Syncline this time of year? You have all winter for that.

More better than the dirt is the pavement right now. Take a ride up Eastside Road around 3pm, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Mt. Hood is covered in snow. The leaves on the valley trees are turning color. It was around 70 freakin’ degrees yesterday afternoon when I did that ride. Spectacular isn’t strong enough: picture-puzzle-worthy is more like it!

Or if you want to feel like a hero, head to Mosier, ride up State Road and down to The Dalles, and return along the Rowena stretch of road with a tailwind. There’s truly no better ride for feeling warm and fuzzy about your pedaling speed.

Events n’ stuff – Please email with upcoming events related to the outdoors

Ok. Thank you people. You’ve been very helpful with event notices. Any more?

Tonight is Tuesday, and that means you can eat Prime Rib (good prime rib) for $12 at Cebu. Tomorrow night at 4, there’s Karma Yoga (free or donation) at Flow, there’s Rugby at the Hood River Marina at 5:30, there’s Kayak Polo at the Hood River pool at 8pm, and there’s a talk on the Cape Horn Trail (with refreshments) at Hegewald Center in Stevenson at 7pm.

Meadows will be taking pass photos at the TGR ski movie at Andrew’s on Thursday, and they’ll be at Double Mountain on Friday evening. That brings us to the weekend.

On Saturday, the HRATS have a trail work party. Meet at 8:30am at Family Man. The Oregon Meteorological Society has their Winter Weather Conference at OMSI all day Saturday.

On Sunday, it’s the Columbia Gorge Marathon. Also Sunday, Dirty Fingers has a “we hate cancer” Post n’ Pint ride at noon, followed by a boobie-filled BBQ (chicken breast and boobie cupcakes). All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen foundation. Coming up Sunday evening, it’s the Vampires and Victims 5k. Put on your best costume, and show up at HRVHS at 4pm. Half the runners will be assigned to be victims. Half are vampires. And then the chase begins…

Have an awesome day today!