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Old 10-25-19, 01:04 PM
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I think the difference is for holidays, the GMR closures have always said "closed to motor vehicles." Today they say "Only open to emergency vehicles."

Add to that:

RED FLAG WARNING
* Winds...East to northeast 10 to 30 mph with gusts to 30 mph in the hills and canyons.
* Relative Humidity...As low as 2 to 9 percent.
* Temperature...As high as 92 to 97 degrees.

Everybody is different, but the idea of riding up GMR into the teeth of 30mph winds... yeah, nah. Add the single-digit humidity and temps in the 90s, and that's a day I ride somewhere else.
I had ~15mph winds yesterday with gusts into the low 20s, and it was miserable even on flat ground.
I struggled to do 14mph for two hours, on roads I would ordinarily be well north of 20mph, with less effort.
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