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2020/08/23 Biking to Black Mountain During Great Redwood Fires
π 2020-08-23 01:01 in Exercising
I was curious to see layer of smoke and maybe more by going higher (about 3000ft), so I drove up montebello road and then biked the rest to Black Mountain. The 10mn worth of biking was quite hard, I couldn't breathe well with my N99 mask and I really needed it given how terrible the air was (more than 5 times worse than lower down at home).

the bike barely fit
the bike barely fit

not the best view
not the best view

top of montebello
top of montebello

oops, good thing I had my N99 mask
oops, good thing I had my N99 mask

I unpacked my bike and did the short ride to the first radio tower and then black mountain. I was very out of breath breathing with that max (and even the filtered air not being prefect probably):




couldn't really see the bay
couldn't really see the bay

and that's why
and that's why

biking back to my car
biking back to my car


And then I went down, and the air was definitely better:



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