Clear blue equinox

All the fires in Sonoma County, the North Bay, and the greater Bay Area are under control, completely contained, mostly extinguished, and not putting out much smoke. On the other hand, big fires farther away to the north, east, and south continue to rage across thousands of acres. Depending on prevailing winds, some days are quite a bit smokier than others.

Today, the first day of autumn, the wind brought a nearly perfect AQI of 4 and clear blue sky.

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10 response to "Clear blue equinox"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 22, 2020

    Beautiful Equinox Day and ride!
    Juvenile Detention Center reminds me of an incorrigible kid we (I) had in class
    He was sent to a similar center, chucked a baked potato across the cafeteria into some kids head.
    Got expelled from there.
    Guess who got him back in class?

    Yeah, Im THAT good! ROTFL

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: September 23, 2020

      There’s talk of closing the juvenile detention center, because it’s almost empty these days. I’ll recommend to the Board of Supervisors they should release the remaining teenage detainees into your custody. 😉

  2. By: Laura Posted: September 23, 2020

    I have always wanted a picture of my bike from the low angle of your fifth picture (I think fifth). However, there’s never anybody around who will help me get up from that position. Guess they thought you were going to ride off with one of their inmates on your handlebars.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: September 23, 2020

      Oh, there were times I considered dropping off our son here when he was a teenager!

      As to the photo, I intentionally parked the Ogre at the edge of a drainage ditch, hopped down into the ditch, and got down on my knees in order to shoot up at that angle. I think it took a couple of attempts before I made it back out of the ditch.

  3. By: BobinVT Posted: September 23, 2020

    AQI of 4 is quite a turnaround! Must be such a relief to have clear air and be able to get back out.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: September 23, 2020

      AQI here is steady at 5 this morning. Yay! Sorry if that means the wind is blowing all our smoke to Vermont.

  4. By: gregblood Posted: September 23, 2020

    Back in the day when my parents threatened to bring my brother and I to the Juvenile Detention Center, it was called The State Reformatory. I’m not sure what would be worse, reformation or detention. Either way, looking back, the threat seemed a little extreme for just mouthing off to our parents. But it kept us in line for a week or two.

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