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Southern California wildfires curtail road riding(4 posts)

Southern California wildfires curtail road ridingBreakfast
Jun 7, 2002 1:14 AM
The ash has been falling like snow, I can no longer see the mountain ranges 15 miles in the distance, 19,000 acres burning 20 miles north of me, and Santa Clarita, 40 miles away has a fire in the hills.

To ride this weekend on the road is not a good idea. I guess I'll ride the trainer in the garage at an easy pace. I may ride the MTB at Sycamore Canyon right on the coast early in the morning where, hopefully, the marine layer and high moisture might make the air OK to breathe.

If you live around here, don't go out and do any hard rides!
re: Southern California wildfires curtail road ridingfracisco
Jun 7, 2002 7:25 AM
You could always come down to the South Bay and do a Palos Verdes loop. We've had overcast, foggy mornings, and no sign of the smoke/ash that is being put in the air up your way.

Some loop recommedations can be found at --> rides.
re: Southern California wildfires curtail road ridingNo_sprint
Jun 7, 2002 7:42 AM
I strongly recommend the Montrose ride on Saturdays at 8am. You can find info at: Sometimes as many as 200+. Also, Rose Bowl, 6pm, Tues. and Thurs.
Apparently a false alarmBreakfast
Jun 7, 2002 10:09 AM
I picked up this mornings' paper and saw where an air monitoring manager for the county said that the smoke was too high in the atmosphere and the ash particles were too big to be a concern. So, I then found a website and forecast:

Looks like I'll ride today and this weekend feeling better about the air I'm breathing than I was yesterday.