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*cough*cough* Colorado *cough* dwellers *cough* unite!(6 posts)

*cough*cough* Colorado *cough* dwellers *cough* unite!jtolleson
Jun 10, 2002 5:50 PM
So, can I just say that this fire is the most remarkable thing I've ever seen! Where are you? Can you see/breathe/ride? Yowza.
Forest fire? My best friend is staying in DenverOutWest
Jun 10, 2002 9:15 PM
I'm not up on the news and I live in B.C. anyway but whats going on? Our forest fire season hasn't started yet due to the excessive rainfall so far this year.
BTW remember my post back a month or so ago? I just found out that a pharmacist had incorrectly a prescription of mine back in January and a couple of the side effects were lethargy and irritability. I've reread that post and now I can see why I went mentally AWOL. Lesson learned - always double-check! Man, do I ever feel better now and its like a fog has been lifted from my brain.
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check CNN...it's national news. (nm)ColnagoFE
Jun 11, 2002 6:39 AM
yeah, you should try racing in itlonefrontranger
Jun 11, 2002 7:30 AM
It was bad even up in Ft. Collins on Sunday afternoon. I've never had a worse combination of headache / eyeball-ache in my life. And forget breathing.

It was so hot and smoky at the house that we went to Flatirons and hung out like a couple of pathetic aging mall rats instead of relaxing at home like we typically would post-race. The entire town of Broomfield smelled like standing on the wrong side of a mesquite BBQ grill.

My favorite part is how the fire has burned something like 65,000 acres, has shut down THE coolest singletrack on the Front Range (Waterton Canyon / Colorado Trail) and is now endangering Denver's southern suburbs; is potentially the most catastrophic fire in CO history, and was set by... a couple tools in the woods with their illegal hibachi.
yeah, you should try racing in itjtolleson
Jun 11, 2002 7:45 AM
You RODE on Sunday? Yowza! I've actually decided not to ride this week, including skipping my group Lookout Mtn ride Wednesday after work. I have Ride the Rockies starting Sunday, and the last thing I need is some kinda weird respiratory thing.

Maybe spinning at the gym.

It is the spookiest thing, and still nowhere near over.
yeplonefrontranger
Jun 11, 2002 8:16 AM
New Belguim Crit and bike festival in Ft. Collins. They run the Ed Kreiser ride before the race each year (50/35/15 mile relatively flat t-shirt ride). It's cool, because a lot of the tourists hang around to watch the race and partake of the biergarten afterwards. Mmmm, biergarten... I was, however, extremely dismayed to find that those sorry b*st*rds didn't give up any beer primes in my race this year.

My race ran at 8 AM and my SO raced at 9:30, so right after he finished at ~10:30, we grabbed a cue sheet off a guy coming back in, and rode a quick cooldown lap around the short loop before it got too hot. It's a very pretty area to ride in. Part of the route went through rolling woods that reminded me of Kentucky.

The smoke became noticable near the end of the Men's Pro/1/2 race, and got progressively worse as the afternoon wore on. I felt really sorry for my teammates in the Women's 1/2/3 - they started at 4 PM.