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Old 10-26-07, 07:53 AM   #1
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Air quality Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

There is a lot of chatter about the air quality in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. I have stopped smelling the smoke 36 hours ago but some may be more sensitive than I. Also, Danno's report that Santa Maria was smoky somewhat surprised me and leads me to believe that parts of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties may have pockets of smoke. If planning rides in this area, the following links may be helpful. Anybody living in Santa Barbara county, your comments are quite appreciated. Especially if you live on the top of Gibraltar

Anybody know the air quality north of Ojai on Highway 33?


Santa Barbara
http://dasdata1.sbcapcd.org/StationSummary.aspx
Particulate matter is available at some of their stations and updated hourly. PM2.5 > 40 or PM10 > 150 are considered unhealthy for sensitive people.

Ventura
http://www.vcapcd.org/index.htm
http://www.vcapcd.org/Forecast.aspx
Only some of the stations report the (combined) particulate matter and anything over 100 is considered unhealthy for sensitive people.

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Old 10-26-07, 08:01 AM   #2
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Thanks Jim....
Looking good along the Ventura coast....
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Another good site that I use to check air quality is this one

AirNow.gov

Looks like the quality is getting better so I just might get to check out a new route (to me at least).

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Looks like I and another are going to ride Oxnard to Summerland or SB planning on using the Casitas Pass Road 150 to 192 and so forth. Glad to have anyone along if you want to join in. I ride at my own pace (not to fast-not to slow)and I am totally self-supported. I plan to stop for some lunch in Summerland or SB. I am looking at 60-75 miles with about 4,000 feet of climbing. (And I am just guessing here, could be more could be less.) Take off about 8:30-9am.

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Looks like I and another are going to ride Oxnard to Summerland or SB planning on using the Casitas Pass Road 150 to 192 and so forth. Glad to have anyone along if you want to join in. I ride at my own pace (not to fast-not to slow)and I am totally self-supported. I plan to stop for some lunch in Summerland or SB. I am looking at 60-75 miles with about 4,000 feet of climbing. (And I am just guessing here, could be more could be less.) Take off about 8:30-9am.
I believe we are rolling from here
Mission Parking Lot at 100 E.Main Street, Ventura
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By "another" I presume you're referring to Herb. Where do you plan on leaving from Mark?
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there is some good info in there...my gosh i am over the trainer.
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Yes, Herb is gong to drive so take off will be the Mission Parking Lot. If you live on the way maybe we can pick you up, if you are so inclined.
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Thanks for the invite Mark, but I'm far enough out of your way it would'nt be very convenient for you guys. I'll meet you out there though if I can figure out how to get to the start location from the northern route thru Santa Paula. I have room for another as well, so if anyone wants to car pool it, give a shout.
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Thanks for the invite Mark, but I'm far enough out of your way it would'nt be very convenient for you guys. I'll meet you out there though if I can figure out how to get to the start location from the northern route thru Santa Paula. I have room for another as well, so if anyone wants to car pool it, give a shout.
We usually go 126...but not so sure how things are up there...so might go 101
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Mission Parking Lot at 100 E.Main Street, Ventura
Herb, some SFVBC riders are leaving there at 8:15. Not sure if I am going, or not.
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Thanks for the invite Mark, but I'm far enough out of your way it would'nt be very convenient for you guys. I'll meet you out there though if I can figure out how to get to the start location from the northern route thru Santa Paula. I have room for another as well, so if anyone wants to car pool it, give a shout.
Gene, if you take the 126, just merge with the 101 and exit California Street, right to Main, then left.
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Yes, Herb is gong to drive so take off will be the Mission Parking Lot. If you live on the way maybe we can pick you up, if you are so inclined.

Guys are 36, 42 and need to ride with smilin Bob? That's not good at all!
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I'll keep my eyes open for everyone. Irene, Jane and myself are starting from Santa Paula at 8:00, climbing 150 to Ojai and over Casitas, then on to Summerland Cafe and probably back the same way, depending on weather & air quality. I think total mileage and elevation both ways is about 90 miles and 7,000+ ft of climbing. Join in if you want to, we park behind the Carls Jr. in Santa Paula.
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Hi Lee,

Please advise an address I can Mapquest! Maria and I are thinking about driving out for this ride, but I need to know exactly where we'd be starting. An address / road / city and zip if possible.

Plus . . . thanks for your help at checkpoints #2 and #5 on the Fall Solvang Double!

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Guys are 36, 42 and need to ride with smilin Bob? That's not good at all!
Hay! Arenít you supposed to be working? Donít you have a day job now?
BTW: I was 42 some 14 years ago. And you donít want to hear about that time period because that was when every thing started going down hill, i.e. I had to start wearing glasses, things hurt when I woke up in the mornings and BMís moved up to second priority.
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Off till Monday! ...........We're taking the parents out for lobster tomorrow night. So depending on how much I eat, I just may end up riding with Smiling Bob on Sunday!
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I'll keep my eyes open for everyone. Irene, Jane and myself are starting from Santa Paula at 8:00, climbing 150 to Ojai and over Casitas, then on to Summerland Cafe and probably back the same way, depending on weather & air quality. I think total mileage and elevation both ways is about 90 miles and 7,000+ ft of climbing. Join in if you want to, we park behind the Carls Jr. in Santa Paula.
Look for me...Mark and I are starting in Ventura then up Casitas...down to summerland...maybe to SB then back..wave as you pass!!
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Herb, some SFVBC riders are leaving there at 8:15. Not sure if I am going, or not.
Oh I thinks thats the group Vance was telling me about...they are probably too fast for me....
But if you are looking for an easy pace (for you) you are most welcome to join us...
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Off till Monday! ...........We're taking the parents out for lobster tomorrow night. So depending on how much I eat, I just may end up riding with Smiling Bob on Sunday!


Oh wait...Mr B's buying lobster...I may have to postpone my ride to chow with him!!!
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Hi Lee,

Please advise an address I can Mapquest! Maria and I are thinking about driving out for this ride, but I need to know exactly where we'd be starting. An address / road / city and zip if possible.

Plus . . . thanks for your help at checkpoints #2 and #5 on the Fall Solvang Double!

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The address is 230 E Harvard Blvd, Santa Paula. Take the Palm Ave. exit off of 126, then just turn in the first driveway north of the freeway.
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Oh wait...Mr B's buying lobster...I may have to postpone my ride to chow with him!!!
Come on down Herbie! But I guarantee you will feel like heck on Sunday's ride!
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Gene, if you take the 126, just merge with the 101 and exit California Street, right to Main, then left.
Thank you John.
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The address is 230 E Harvard Blvd, Santa Paula. Take the Palm Ave. exit off of 126, then just turn in the first driveway north of the freeway.
Thanks Lee!

I will run a Mapquest on it, then consult with Maria!

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. . . . BTW: I was 42 some 14 years ago. And you donít want to hear about that time period because that was when every thing started going down hill, . . . .
Mark, haven't your heard. . . . . . . . 60 is the new 40. Your not there yet.
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