I’ve been trying to get to the coast for a ride for at least a week, but the poisonous air quality around here has extended out to the ocean and beyond, which is quite unusual. Every day I look for somewhere in the Bay Area with tolerable air, figuring the breezy coast should be okay, but the AQI is always crappy everywhere. Today the coast started to clear a little. That’s all I needed. I threw the Ogre in the back of the Forester and headed west at noon. An hour later I reached the Pacific Ocean.