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Riding in the smoke....or not.

Old 07-31-21, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
...Are you suggesting that these guidelines are too lax?
Yes... But not in a way you would normally think. At 2.5 µ your getting close to the size of your red blood cells. Again the problem is these particulates lodging in your tissues and not directly expired. That's one of the problems with Cedar Fever in the south. It's not really an allergy but the size of the Cedar pollen at 1.8 µ actually permeating your lungs and geting into your blood stream. We used to see GI's suffering with cedar fever and concentrations of cedar pollen showing in thier urine under the microscope as shinny little glass type particles.

So are the guidelines to lax? I can't really say. At least we have them. Thank Goodness...

I remember after the forest fires here in Bastrop Texas, weeks after the fires were under control there was still residual smoke in the air. You could ride along and then just stop cause there was heavy smoke in a gully or choking smoke blowing across the road. In general the concentration of the smoke was acceptable for the area but for an individual ridding a bike into a pocket of bad air it was a bugger.

I really do think we are doing better at monitoring our air. And individuals are getting smarter about the air they are breathing... This is reassuring.
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Old 08-01-21, 07:32 AM
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A buddy sent this link to an AQI prediction site: Breezometer We were going to ride this morning (its a beautiful temp and the air currently is currently reasonable) but decided that it was a no go based on their predictions.
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Originally Posted by RGMN View Post
A buddy sent this link to an AQI prediction site: Breezometer We were going to ride this morning (its a beautiful temp and the air currently is currently reasonable) but decided that it was a no go based on their predictions.
Not all these sites are equally reliable, it seems.
You might have missed out.
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Old 08-01-21, 04:12 PM
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Not all these sites are equally reliable, it seems.
You might have missed out.
I got a 30 miler in. My buddy missed out.
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Old 08-02-21, 07:38 AM
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Did a club ride Thursday night. Even though it looked like sunset or about to rain at 6pm w a cloudless sky, i felt fine riding. We did dial it back a bit for conditions. Saturday morning ride fine too
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
Where are you in WI? Unless you're in the far west, AQ will be much better in WI than MN.

Maybe I should drive east for a ride. Or up to the lake.
North Central part of the state. Was hazy here all day Saturday from the smoke. I went riding anyway. Didn't notice a difference.
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I found that I did not notice much of an issue if AQI was under 150, using the LRAPA adjustment of PurpleAir's numbers. BUT I also have no history of lung problems for at least 20 years, never smoked, etc.
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The AGM is still not in public production but in use... Cell phone that detects air quality.

https://nerdschalk.com/agm-x2-specs-...h-battery/amp/




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