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    Senior Member rideon7's Avatar
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    My last long ride of the season cancelled because of fire

    I'd signed up to do the Goldendale Century, which was set to happen today. It would have been my last long ride of the season, as I'm back in the classroom and my riding days are shorter than they were over the summer.

    Last week a forest fire started near Goldendale, with the main road south from where I live to the town being closed, off and on. Houses have been lost and hundreds of fire fighters have been pouring in to try and get the thing under control. Got word on Friday that the ride has been cancelled--road closures, lots of smoke, fire fighters taking up every spare room in town. A bummer. The ride would have been in high, dry steppe country with temps in the 90s, just the kind of riding I love.

    Today as a bit of a consolation I went out and did 52 miles. It was 99 degrees out when I finished.

    A pic of the fire is included.
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    The Mississippi Flash triggerracing's Avatar
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    Now that's a fire!!!

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    Rideon, hope to see you next year, this is a terrific ride. I've ridden once, and manned a rest stop once.

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    Century bound Phil85207's Avatar
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    That's a shame on two counts, the fire of course and not getting to do the century. Lets hope they get it out before any lives or property is lost.
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    Taking on a long hill is like fighting a Gorilla. You don't stop when you are tired, You stop when the Gorilla is tired.

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    If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.

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    @Phil: no lives were lost, no injuries even. However, there were twenty-some homes lost.

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