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Old 10-25-07, 05:16 AM   #1
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Unhealthful Air Quality into Next Week, says LA Times

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I guess I need to get my hands on a respirator mask.

Does anybody know where I can find one locally? I'm lucky to have my HEPA filter indoors, but the crap in the air outside hits me like a brick when I try to exercise.
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Old 10-25-07, 06:50 AM   #2
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This is the stuff we sell at my work. I've been wearing the full shebang with the interchangeable cartridges. It gets sweaty as I work but I would rather have a sweaty face than dirty lungs.

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Old 10-25-07, 06:51 AM   #3
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oh and you can Will Call any items you buy or have them shipped.
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Nice plug Kevin.
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Home Depot or Lowe's. Check in the area where they sell the airless paint sprayers. Having a mask when operating that gear is SOP, and why I have one.
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How long are people going to wait to ride in effected areas? I would love to go for a ride this weekend, but will hold off if the air quality is still very poor. After the Cedar fire in 2004, I waited a week for the majority of the smoke and ash to clear.
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I'm planning to ride Sunday. However, if the air is still bad Saturday, I will have to alert my ride partners that I'm headed up north to ride. I need to get 100 miles in this weekend and am going to try everything I can to do it.
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I'm itching to ride.. I think I will go the Rose Bowl today. Air quality seems moderate...

http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=a...cal&CityID=128
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http://www.knbc.com/health/14425162/...=headlineclick
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I notice a serious difference in my breathing when I have my mask on at work. I hope if anyone rides it will be far away where it is clear air.
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