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Old 10-09-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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Tour of Beijing

Over the past few days I have seen more than one article on the air quality in Beijing. I had honestly forgotten about the same issues they had when they hosed the Olympics.

the Inner Ring ‏@inrng
Beijing air quality rises from "unhealthy" to "hazardous" via @BeijingAir #tob2012


Just as I was thinking about racing in these conditions I saw this, also from the Inner Ring, just so nasty!

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@dimspace note when you race your breathing volume is about 20 times greater than normal. So 5 hour race is similar to 25 hour exposure

Read more here:
http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/10/news/winds-clear-out-smog-for-beijing-opener_256474

Oh and they promise the photo was not Photoshopped



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Old 10-09-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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healthy individuals should avoid out door activities

Wow!



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when they hosed the Olympics.


Subconscious slip?
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:23 PM   #4
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Wow!
I'd say that borders epic in the worst way!
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Interesting! I plan to eventually do long-distance cycle touring. I would love to see a lot of other countries, including a good number in Asia. Between the pollution and police-state, however, I just don't have any interest in visiting or cycle-touring in China.

Not only does such tourism support a government which has repeatedly proven itself inimical to the concept of individual civil rights, that same government is an environmental catastrophe. Given the known pollution levels, I figure I may as well take up cigarette smoking again as try to even cycle there, much less race! It sounds like just breathing is bad enough.

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Interesting to see KOM from this in all the smog AND a 25.5 mph avg! GO BEN KING!
http://app.strava.com/runs/24550251

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Indeed interesting!

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yeah,me too, I would love to see a lot of other countries, including a good number in Asia.

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Wow....

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/01/31/mr-beijing-smog.cnn?eref=edition



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