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Old 02-29-2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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I went for a nice little putt today post-storm. The snow level got down to 2500 feet and the low-lying mountains even got a dusting.

Maybe I'll ride up to Palomar or some place above 5000 tomorrow and get into the thicker stuff for fun.

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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That's a wierd color for the sky isn't it? it's supposed to be grey and full of rain......
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That's a wierd color for the sky isn't it? it's supposed to be grey and full of rain......
Only above Los Angeles.
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I have to admit, I do envy your motorcycle roads. LA must have been an incredible place to live 30 -40 years ago, before it turned into the asses-to-elbows, polluted toilet bowl it is today. Descending into LAX is like dropping into a forest fire because the air pollution is so thick.
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I have to admit, I do envy your motorcycle roads. LA must have been an incredible place to live 30 -40 years ago, before it turned into the asses-to-elbows, polluted toilet bowl it is today. Descending into LAX is like dropping into a forest fire because the air pollution is so thick.

Thank God it's rainy and crappy up here a lot of the time. Most of the Kalifornicators last about year then head back south and tell their friends how much it sucks. Otherwise this'd be LA-North.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:06 PM   #6
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I have to admit, I do envy your motorcycle roads. LA must have been an incredible place to live 30 -40 years ago, before it turned into the asses-to-elbows, polluted toilet bowl it is today. Descending into LAX is like dropping into a forest fire because the air pollution is so thick.
LA obviously has pollution because there are so many damn people. However, my dear KMo, the geography plays a large role. LA is a basin surrounded by mountains so everything gets trapped.

The hazy sky goes back to the days of the missionaries and Indians.

You can look it up.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:35 PM   #7
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LA pollution today is nothing like it was 30 years ago. I remember riding with less than a mile visibility on I-10 and having to stop every hour just to let your eyes stop burning in 1972. LA is still a shythole but the air pollution is probably 10% of what it was in the 70s and 80s.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:23 PM   #8
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LA pollution today is nothing like it was 30 years ago. I remember riding with less than a mile visibility on I-10 and having to stop every hour just to let your eyes stop burning in 1972. LA is still a shythole but the air pollution is probably 10% of what it was in the 70s and 80s.
I remember the 1st stage and 2nd stage smog alerts when I was a kid. You just had to stay indoors and no running around because you had to take shallow breaths.

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LA pollution today is nothing like it was 30 years ago. I remember riding with less than a mile visibility on I-10 and having to stop every hour just to let your eyes stop burning in 1972. LA is still a shythole but the air pollution is probably 10% of what it was in the 70s and 80s.
I read someplace that MOST of the "current smog" is imported from China (much like your typical Wal-Mart, or the Marxism that so pervades the area).

It (apparently) just sort of "drifts across the Pacific" and is trapped in that huge bowl, just like it was in the '70s. It sort-of filters all that crap out of the air for everybody East of it.

At least LA is good for something......
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:30 PM   #10
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The history of smog goes back hundreds of years.

Interesting stuff.

Smog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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