Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
Ozone levels are highest on sunny days with atmospheric temperature inversions. You may be able to protect yourself somewhat by getting lots of antioxidants in your foods and supplements. Ozone levels tend to be highest a bit downwind of urban centers, partly because the emissions mixture needs time to cook in the sunlight, and partly because nitric oxide (NO) emissions from cars scrub ozone out of the air, through the reaction: NO + O3 ==> NO2 + O2.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069