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    i remember someone here wanting to see this event. it's been cancelled for this year:

    http://www.velonews.com/race/dom/articles/11133.0.html
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    Road bikes are dangerous. Better safe than sorry.

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    What are the chances of some throwing a lit cigarette from a moving bicycle in an organized bike ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1955
    What are the chances of some throwing a lit cigarette from a moving bicycle in an organized bike ride?
    what are the chances of a seed popping while smoking a bowl during a "safety" meeting?
    eddy merckx majestic

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    I think the Fire Chief is using "fire danger" as an excuse to cancel the event. It's November on the coastal side of the ridge. I'm sure the fire danger is pretty low. I think the biggest cause of fire up there is from the hippies hiding in the bush. Plus I think spectators are only allowed to watch in certain areas.

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    I fail to see a connection between fire danger and running a bunch of bicycles downhill. I guess there is all the exhaust from the vehicles supporting the event. But is the road closed off (not just to the event but to all traffic) because of fire danger?
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    there really is not a lot of traffic on Tuna to begin with but yes they do close it for the event.

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    Yes, I understand the road is closed for the event. But is it closed (even if the event is cancelled) because of the fire danger? If the public can go through safely in their vehicles, then I fail to see the problem.
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    &$*&^ hippies!

    Seriously though, while I don't see how this event could add to a fire hazard, I certainly do respect the fire hazard up there. All the rain from last year created a lot of brush which is now quite dry since we didn't get much rain this year. Given that it would be just about impossible to stop a fire before it knocked out many people's houses, perhaps safe is better than sorry in this case.

    (ps, I live at fernwood/topanga which is just below that area)

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