Hump

Good morning.

I used to live in Boulder County, Colorado and often biked up the roads in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near the Fourmile Canyon fire. During an earlier wildfire, a colleague talked me into joining him for a lunch ride. We were a good 20 miles away from the flames, but I still choked on the smoke blanketing the Front Range across Boulder and Weld Counties that day.

I probably damaged my lungs that day. Biking through thick smoke is a really bad idea.


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6 Comments

  • Ian
    September 8, 2010 - 3:15 pm | Permalink

    i bet you did less damage than that which is caused by a single pack of fags…

  • Ian
    September 8, 2010 - 3:15 pm | Permalink

    oh and i helped with the bike move it was tons of fun…

  • September 8, 2010 - 4:35 pm | Permalink

    I saw your picture. And you won something nifty as well! Have you ginned up a way to hook it to your Burley recumbent?

  • orovillain
    September 8, 2010 - 10:05 am | Permalink

    During the Butte Lightning fires back in ’08 there must have been a couple of months where it was essentially unsafe to ride because of the air quality (or lack thereof).

  • Wuss912
    September 8, 2010 - 5:48 pm | Permalink

    not yet but it pulls really nice behind the brompton…

  • September 8, 2010 - 8:28 pm | Permalink

    And people are still running & cycling in the smoke-filled air here in the Boulder area. Some of them are wearing masks to filter some of the smoke.

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