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Hi Michael, here’s a link that breaks it all down:
The professor said that if you’re a cyclist, how much automobile traffic there is on the roads that we frequent on our bikes, with cars only a few feet away from us, spewing out their exhaust in our faces, is much more of a consideration, hence
we should all focus on riding on roads with less vehicular traffic, instead of worrying about the visible but far less harmful smoke that we can see outside this past week or so.
If the AQI is the wrong number, which number(s) should we pay attention to?
He said it’s irrelevant and the least scientific method of extrapolating the most meaningful particulates. He considers AQI an entertaining number at best. The instruments he uses in lab conditions are far better.
What does the professor think of the air quality index?
According to the professor of environmental science from Stanford that I just spoke with at my job, the exhaust fumes from cars is far more concerning for our health than the smoke-related particulates that have temporarily contaminated our atmospheric
conditions. He said that if what cars spew out were as visible as the smoke that we’ve been dealing with, then people would wear masks all the time. I shall therefore be riding tomorrow. Anyone care to join me?
By the way, I miss you guys!
On Nov 19, 2018, at 4:05 PM, Vanessa McDonnell <vanessa@...
Due to the continuing poor air quality tomorrow’s Tuesday Hills ride is cancelled. Per club rules the ride is now a show and go.
We have a lot to be thankful for but unfortunately our list doesn’t include air quality.