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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Redux

This was the view over Denver at 2:00pm on Friday 21st August 2015.  Day one of my Cognoscenti adventure.

Haze Denver CDPHE

Photograph courtesy of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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.

Photograph courtesy of The Malaysian Insider / Najjua Zulkefli

Photograph courtesy of The Malaysian Insider / Najjua Zulkefli

Forest fires burning in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia are causing hazy conditions all over Malaysia.

An aerial view of smoke rising from a burning forest at Ogan Komering Ulu area in Indonesia's south Sumatra province

Any hopes of riding today were, pardon the pun, extinguished by this morning’s Air Pollutant Index.  An Index reading over 101 is Unhealthy.

Haze KL Index

It could be a while before I can ride my new Alchemy Eros.