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Bad Air Days

Old 09-22-23, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by AndreyT
I once knew a guy who smoked cigarettes well into his seventies. (He's still kicking, BTW, in his eighties now. Don't know whether he still smokes, though). When I asked him why he was doing that, he told me that if not for cigarettes and, perhaps, some other unhealthy things he enjoys, he'd probably ended it all somewhere around his fiftieth birthday. I got a feeling that maybe he wasn't joking...
...I can still remember the bitter disappointment of giving up coke and hookers. Life seemed to have little to look forward to, after that.
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Old 09-22-23, 06:19 PM
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Well, it appears that the air is clarifying, and also there is an "atmospheric river" heading for the burn area in northern CA and southern OR this weekend.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Show us on the doll where Zwift hurt you.
So you believe that the air quality inside the home or some stuffy gym is better and healthier than being outside ?...Not to mention the boredom and lack of experience on Zwift is enough to make me choose riding outside. I'll take the risk with bad air quality rather than suffer on Zwift.
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The fear mongering in this thread is amazing.
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
... I'll take the risk with bad air quality rather than suffer on Zwift.
Originally Posted by wolfchild
The fear mongering in this thread is amazing.
...oh the humanity !!
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Old 09-22-23, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
So you believe that the air quality inside the home or some stuffy gym is better and healthier than being outside ?...Not to mention the boredom and lack of experience on Zwift is enough to make me choose riding outside. I'll take the risk with bad air quality rather than suffer on Zwift.
Yeah, actually it is.

And if you find Zwift so boring, don't do it, but, for the Nth time, dude - OTHER PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES FROM YOU. I understand this is a difficult concept for you, but I assure you, it's absolutely true.
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Old 09-22-23, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
The Eastern Sierra looks amazingly nice right now. AQI in the 20s, temps in the 60s.

And the hotel rates are shoulder season low. About 6 hours by car. "Friend" likes this idea. Friend's wife -- not so much.


Itís the weekend. Take her with.
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Old 09-23-23, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
And if you find Zwift so boring, don't do it, but, for the Nth time, dude - OTHER PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES FROM YOU.
I think his argument falls under #3, but it could also apply to your addition.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
The "Spare the Air" alert has been extended to tomorrow (Saturday). That will be day 4 of unhealthy air.
*Does this air quality make me look fat?*
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Old 09-23-23, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Troul
*Does this air quality make me look fat?*
A few years ago I got some new cycling shorts and I asked my kid, "do these shorts make my butt look fat?"
"No, dad, it's your butt that makes your butt look fat."
She was 9 years old at the time. I was so proud.
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Originally Posted by RChung
A few years ago I got some new cycling shorts and I asked my kid, "do these shorts make my butt look fat?"
"No, dad, it's your butt that makes your butt look fat."
She was 9 years old at the time. I was so proud.
good ole kid honesty. lol
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Gotta love Tokyo,
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Old 09-24-23, 08:36 PM
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This is intolerable ...


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Old 09-24-23, 09:38 PM
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You guys are going about this all wrong.

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Old 09-25-23, 12:27 PM
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Ahh, finally, the smoke clears:



But my head still hurts from Friday's smoky ride (migraine). An easy spin shouldn't hurt that much.
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Old 09-25-23, 05:37 PM
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I had a nasty headache, too. I assumed it was COVID and took a test. (It wasn't positive.)
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