Just a few of us this morning; myself, Kevin (kid), Kevin (pilot/professional diet coke drinker), and Eric. The two Kevins rode on ahead (actually, I held on for about 1/3rd of the way up the hill before detonating) while I rode up with Eric. I had some misplaced hope of being able to keep up with the older Kevin, who’d already had a swimming workout prior to the ride, but that notion went to pieces as I saw the way he climbed through Huddart Park!
About that fire. They’ve apparently decided it’s too dangerous to put more firefighters in harms way, so they’re letting it burn “naturally” with a new expected containment date of September 30th. So a few more smoky days ahead. The good news, I think, is that when the wind shifts and smoke is sent up our way, it probably means the fire is turning back on itself instead of burning new territory.