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    Crud in the air

    My cardio has been suffering the last couple weeks. Lungs just have not been up to par. I blamed in on the massive amount of yellow pollen dropping from the palo verde trees in my area (parking lots are deep enough to leave tire tracks in some areas) ... it will go away soon enough.

    But.. as I sat on top of the Taliesin overlook this morning I was glad I live outside the loop and can work from home. The brown inversion layer hanging over the valley was thick !!!

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    It's pretty bad, look at what AccuWeather says:

    wait...

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    rain on Thursday should clean it up a bit .... too bad I'm heading to Powell for 5 days.

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    Was up on Sunrise Peak today and thought the same thing. It's a nice brown blanket that I contribute little to by working from home too.
    Keep pedalin'. You can catch your breath on the downhill!

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    I'm not thinking about how little I contribute, I'm more just glad I don't have to commute in and work in it all day.

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    I been feelin it more so last week or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    .... too bad I'm heading to Powell for 5 days.
    awww *sadness*

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    yup ... just bought a new Powell cruiser...
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    Oh have a glass of cranberry juice and quit yer whining! Just joshing Please tell me you are gonna wakeboard behind that behemoth! I'm sure it's cheap to fill up that tank. $500?

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    I find irony in this thread.

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    I'm not a "boarder" ... I'm a get the **** away from people and phones and deadlines type of boater.... We just find a canyon and disappear for a few days .

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    I find irony in this thread.
    Do tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    I'm not a "boarder" ... I'm a get the **** away from people and phones and deadlines type of boater.... We just find a canyon and disappear for a few days .
    trade you a weekend at the beach for a weekend with the boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    Do tell.
    I know your talking about pollen but if your driving that rig up to powell can you really complain about air quality. And can you pick me up from flag on the way up?

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    I died (well almost) riding up Sunrise trail two weekends ago. Had some serious breathing/fatigue problems at the half way point. Kinda freaked out.

    But was fine this weekend riding in Prescott. Hope I can blame it on the pollen/pollution.

    My wife just got back from running on SOMO and commented on the nasty brown cloud over the valley.

    Might be hiding indoors today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    I know your talking about pollen but if your driving that rig up to powell can you really complain about air quality. And can you pick me up from flag on the way up?

    LOL... my truck produces very little pollen ....

    Usually roll through Little America around 5 o-clock for fuel and a quick break

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    10 most polluted cities - 7. Phoenix (7) - CNNMoney

    hey,, pittsburgh and 5 california cities are still worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    rain on Thursday should clean it up a bit .... too bad I'm heading to Powell for 5 days.
    Exactly! hope we get a good burst, and some downpours tomorrow. Give things a good scrubbing, including the trails.

    I'm planning to ride on Friday, and Sunday. Fingers crossed we get a little of the wet stuff.

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    Sticky brown pow!!!

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    That's why I love the Tuke! Go to the top of Somo and check the air quality on the north side vs the south. Hope the freeway never goes through.
    Because, one is never enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    rain on Thursday should clean it up a bit ....
    "Nobody ever told me not to try" - Curious George Soundtrack by Jack Johnson

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