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Air quality.

Post by POC » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:51 pm

I would appreciate any expert views on exercising during this spell of being labeled with some of the worst air quality in the world. An air quality health index released by the B.C. government rated conditions as 10-plus, or at very high risk. Will this warning have an effect on whether TS's ride or not. Cheers.

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Post by Roland » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:15 pm

I’m not riding in this.
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Post by Andrew » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:15 pm

Worried about riding in this smoke too. I may just spin indoors on bad days.

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Post by Greg F » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:32 pm

Winds are supposed to shift between tomorrow and Weds so air quality here should improve.

That being said, I plan on riding (albeit not as hard).

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Post by EricS » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:31 am

As an asthmatic, I'm not riding in anything above 7. I would not recommend anyone go out when it's 9 or 10.

I'm hiding inside. If your furnace has a fan setting, run it. The air in the house will circulate through your furnace filter. Also, when was the last time you replaced that filter? We have a portable fan with a hepa filter built in. I'm placing it in the main living space during the day, and in our bedroom at night.

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Post by Gerry L » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:52 am

I am skipping the rides until my order arrives from eBay: ... f09b_b.jpg

Here is some bed-time reading re. smoke and health effects. I see the Apple triathlon was cancelled over the weekend due to smoke.


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Post by rduncan » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:04 pm

Here's a link to the gov's site for local air quality. ... a-aqhi.xml

right now its at 10+ VERY HIGH HEALTH RISK

As mentioned earlier, the Apple Triathlon was cancelled in Kelowna due to air quality. I'll be doing yoga until it goes below 7.
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Post by Steven » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:31 pm

This photo puts the current air quality issues into perspective ... n-and-now/

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