Fortunately, we have no fires in Sonoma County right now, but the sky is a murky gray because the rest of California is burning, and all the smoke seems to be blowing over us.
Despite less than pristine air quality today, I had to get out on the Ogre after entertaining visitors, which kept me out of the saddle for about a week. The Challenge of the Month for August involves liquid. I calculated that it should be possible to find ample liquid in Santa Rosa Creek along the Greenway trail. That, I figured, would be an easy ride through a little smoke with enough liquid to fulfill my Challenge obligations.
What I actually encountered was far less liquid than anticipated and far more smoke than expected.