Thursday, August 15, 2013

Go to the Tour de Fat; Latest smoke maps

Hi all,

This week's blog is short and sweet ... gotta dash off to cover a wildfire-story ...

Be sure to participate in the Tour de Fat parade and party at Ann Morrison Park! You can register in advance online. Drink beer! Support local cycling groups like SWIMBA, the Boise Bicycle Project, and the Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance, who make Boise one of the hippest bike scenes in the U.S.! They're hoping for 10,000 riders! Hope to see you there.

Roadies will be cranking up Bogus Basin on Saturday for the classic hill climb ... this event is open to anyone who wants to go. Racing always makes you go faster, you know. The non-competitive ride starts at 8 a.m. The competitive race starts at 9:30 a.m. More information here.

I've been tracking NASA smoke images this week:

Courtesy NASA Fire and Smoke  

Gold Pan fire complex in the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness 
Seems like a replay from last summer all over again ... You have to feel for the people who have lost homes and the ranchers who have lost livestock and it's sobering to realize that even some big-game animals have been caught in the raging blazes. The Pony Complex built up to over 100,000 acres in 3 days! That's fricking scary!    

- SS 

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