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Old 11-01-2010, 10:06 AM   #56
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Location: Lexington, Virginia
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+1 on a nice report, great photos, and too bad you didn't have more time! That's a lot of miles in 14 days, good job!

Surprisingly there was some clear air between Burns Lake and Prince George, but the ominous plume said this would not last.

I lived in Lander, Wyoming for many years before moving to Virginia and the forest fires out west were an annual event to pay attention to (we don't get too many fires out here with >50 inches of precip a year). I was on a Pacific coast tour and one day decided I'd had enough and was ready to get home, so I rode from Seattle to Butte, Montana in one stretch. I would have kept going since I was only a few hundred miles from home but riding through heavy smoke all day had destroyed my eyes and I had to stop. It didn't do much for my lungs, either; it took several days to recover. I don't think I could fight fires for a living, man that's tough work.

Anyway, thanks again for the tour!

"If it doesn't blow smoke and make noise, it isn't a sport!" - radio ad for shop in Bozeman, MT
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