This was the view over Denver at 2:00pm on Friday 21st August 2015. Day one of my Cognoscenti adventure.
Smoke from forest fires in California, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho had drifted into Colorado. The faint smell of burning was in the air as we set out on our first ride that afternoon. By the end of the next day some of us felt the effects of the smoke in our throats.
Fortunately the air cleared over the following days, and we were not troubled by poor air quality again.
This is the view over Kuala Lumpur now.
Forest fires burning in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia are causing hazy conditions all over Malaysia.
Any hopes of riding today were, pardon the pun, extinguished by this morning’s Air Pollutant Index. An Index reading over 101 is Unhealthy.
It could be a while before I can ride my new Alchemy Eros.