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Author Topic: More of our beloved areas to ride are burning to the ground.  (Read 897 times)

Offline GreenMachine

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More of our beloved areas to ride are burning to the ground.
« on: September 14, 2020, 09:53:44 am »
Year after year, these fire seasons just keep getting worse!  The overnight lows are so hot, Reno feels more like the Central Valley of California.  WTF is wrong with Mother Nature?

It's one thing to fear contracting a virus that's out of control and having to go through a lockdown for that, but now waking up every morning is like waking up in an apocalypse.  If you go outside you risk your health on another level.  Is this life as we can expect it from now on?

We need to figure this out.  No more pretending this is normal or stupid cliche memes that bring out childish humor.  I only have one life.  I'M F-ING PISSED!  I've lived my whole life on the west coast.  This is not normal and whatever is going on is getting worse in a hurry.

It's about taking in the most corners to your destination, not about the shortest, quickest route.

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Re: More of our beloved areas to ride are burning to the ground.
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 10:04:21 pm »
The fires for the most part stop at the Canadian border.  Antifa arsonists have been caught throughout Oregon.  Forest management (or the lack thereof) has changed drastically since environmental groups pressured CA politicians into changing policy in the late 80's (no management = more natural burns.

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Re: More of our beloved areas to ride are burning to the ground.
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2020, 01:09:39 am »
So I got on Wiki looking for the largest wildfires on record in California.  Wow, before Europeans arrived (pre-1800), when the area was much more forested and the ecology much more resilient, 4.4 million acres (1.8 million hectares) of forest and shrub-land burned annually.

The US Forest Service was established in 1905 to manage forests.  Along with human intervention to suppress fires, the number and size has been substantially decreased over the years.  The one pattern I can find is when Wiki lists out the 20 largest fires by year beginning with the 12th largest which occurred in 1932.  Sorted instead by date, the fire years align like this for the other 19 largest recorded fires.

1970
1977
2003
2006
2007
2007
2008
2008
2009
2012
2013
2017
2018
2018
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020

It's almost as if you graphed those dates to onto a chart you'd come up with
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Re: More of our beloved areas to ride are burning to the ground.
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2020, 11:28:56 am »
It is ANOTHER record year, heat, fire, smoke etc and agree its directly affecting our quality of life much less all the habitat and wildlife affected.   The OR arsonist claim has not been proven, lets give officials time to complete their investigation before we point fingers.   The West is getting hotter and dryer,  just look at snow pack over the last 30 years.  We were on the coast labor day and remarked how dry the vegetation was, plants just crumbled under your feet, where its usually green and lush. 

This year was a wake up call and hopping the earth is resilient enough to counter our impact.
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Re: More of our beloved areas to ride are burning to the ground.
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2020, 10:58:24 pm »
"Wiki"  :laughing

I sure do enjoy riding with you guys, so I won't try to red pill y'all.  Just know that the red pill exists if you ever want it.

Notice the lack of dept. patches on the shoulder and hat.  New gloves bought with a purpose.  Real firefighters have patches on the shoulder and hat, with worn gloves.  And the big giveaway is they don't display flags like that.