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Old 01-16-14, 09:07 AM   #1
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Glendora Mountain burning

Fire broke out along Glendora Mountain Road this morning. Unfortunately with the Santa Ana winds and red flag warnings, it is moving fast down the mountain into the edge of town.
http://ktla.com/2014/01/16/firefight...#axzz2qZeVRSNS
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Its time for my morning to ride. Stiff winds down SART. Giant Fire/smoke cloud from the Glendora fire right outside my door. Even 35 miles away in Anaheim that is an impressive sight. Like a dark orange/white Cumulonimbus cloud but with a tail streaming away to the lee of the Mountain. God help the people in the way of that thing. Looks now like the smoke is starting to head in a more southerly direction. Towards my ride....
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Old 01-16-14, 10:37 AM   #3
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If the fire gets put out today or tomorrow, you think they will let bikes go up GMR? if it is not put out I will have to plan a new route.
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Its time for my morning to ride. Stiff winds down SART. Giant Fire/smoke cloud from the Glendora fire right outside my door. Even 35 miles away in Anaheim that is an impressive sight. Like a dark orange/white Cumulonimbus cloud but with a tail streaming away to the lee of the Mountain. God help the people in the way of that thing. Looks now like the smoke is starting to head in a more southerly direction. Towards my ride....
I could see the cloud in Irvine. I smelled something burnt on my ride, but hopefully it was just from the lawn crews. I don't want a repeat of 2007 when everything seemed to be burning all around me.
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Sounds like it was 3 20 something year olds that started the fire via a campfire.

Pretty impressive driving under the giant cloud of smoke this morning....the sun was blood red shining through the smoke.
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That's too bad, but a natural part of our ecology I suppose.
Can't see the plume down here in C'bad, but can definitely make out the faint orange haze drifting out over the ocean.

WTF were those kids thinking having a campfire in the middle of a Santa Ana?
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I've got ash all over the place but I don't see a ton of smoke anymore, I hope they get it contained quickly for the sake of all those people who were evacuated.
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WTF were those kids thinking having a campfire in the middle of a Santa Ana?
They weren't thinking. One was listed as homeless. By their mugshots, they're probably tweekers. They were found with pot on them, so they're at least stoners.
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Homeless, tweekers, stoners, not-thinking... what did you think I was talking about when I described it as part of our ecology?
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School I teach at was closed. Some of us teachers watched the hills burn from outside our classrooms as former students had to evacuate their homes as their neighborhoods caught fire. I felt a little guilty for thinking about the impact to my riding. Either way, everyone fighting the fire did a hell of job to contain it as quickly as they did.
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One of them posted on his FB page they were hunting mountain lions.....yeesh...
Should have been the other way around!!!
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Glad they weren't hunting goats. I could have been in danger...
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One of them posted on his FB page they were hunting mountain lions.....yeesh...
Should have been the other way around!!!
Remember the kids that got lost around the Holy Jim trail her in OC - they were supposedly hunting dragons... lions and dragons - all the same when you are tweeking!
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Pretty impressive driving under the giant cloud of smoke this morning....the sun was blood red shining through the smoke.
I saw it from above flying into Ontario airport. The smoke spread over the area. When my wife texted me a photo shortly after it started, it looked like a giant mushroom cloud...
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anyone know the safe areas for outdoor activity or have a map?
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Comrade...come out on the LA Wheelman Janus century tommorrow....we are doing the Sunday route!!
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Comrade...come out on the LA Wheelman Janus century tommorrow....we are doing the Sunday route!!
Thanks bro but can't tomorrow! I am gonna be riding with the team and test out some demo bikes, I need to actively start looking at a cyclocross bike for the upcoming season!

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Old 01-18-14, 02:28 PM   #19
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anyone know whether Monroe Truck Trail will be open on Sunday? Are they letting bikes get by the gate on GMR?
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I was surprised to see it still burning late Friday Night/Sunday morning as I was driving along the 210.. wonder if its already contained.
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Saw some firefighters today while eating lunch. They said GMR is still closed.
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