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Re: MJ Sighting!!! in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Old 03-19-2007, 10:13 PM   #21
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? Why the face mask - do they have bad air in Thailand?
Hi UM, yeh, the air quality in CM has sucked for over 2 months and got worse the past 2 weeks.

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Is it just me or do Americans go out of their way to look funny?
Yes it's just YOU and I want to remain incognito as I am doing some part time work for a secret gov agency ;-)

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Re: MJ Sighting!!! in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Old 03-19-2007, 10:26 PM   #22
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Just a suggestion - - if he is over 40 and if he is going to ride very far at all, he might be well advised to change to more supportive shoes.
Thanks for the "if he is over 40", try "if he is well over 50".

As flipstress observed, I still have my tan marks. I always ride with good bike shoes even for a quick around the corner ride but 2 weeks ago I discovered that my flip flaps work great for rides around CM. So unless I am going on a long ride out of the city, I am using the the flip flaps, as they are very comfortable, fit easily in my bicycle clips and much easier to take off every time you have to go into a building and remove your shoes. Btw, I also use orthopedic insoles for additional support in my bike shoes but thanks for the suggestion.

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Why would anyone want to retire or even live part time in a place where you the air is so bad you need to wear a mask to go outside? It does not sound like paradise to me.
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Tell him hi. And that he needs to check in once in a while so we don't worry.

He's looking great--suitable for the Men of ER calendar.
Martha, hi back at you. Thanks for the compliment. Billy must have doctored the photo up some.

Let me know when to pose for the next issue. ;-)
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Why would anyone want to retire or choose to spend a considerable amount of time in a place where you the air is so bad you need to wear a mask to go outside? It does not sound like paradise to me.
It's not always like that.
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And glad to see that he's got his pack well protected with that helmet! :
Hey, i've good my tools and a stash of food in my pack. Besides my head is made of stone. Actually, until 6 weeks ago, just like my shoes, my helmet was on all the time. But I decided if I am doing short slow riding around CM, I just let the helmet protect my bag. Don't forget, it can get pretty hot under the styro foam.

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No more gazing at the evening stars from the open roof top in Chiang Mai?
Nah... we're wearing face masks on occasioj ourselves. But we did see some blue skies the other day.. and a couple of clouds!

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Billy, what's the cause of bad air quality? When/where do you wear the mask? Not all day, not at home, I hope.
Slash and burn agriculture. This happens ever year from China to India. Not everyone can afford a water buffalo to till the rice fields, so they simply burn them. It's temporary, but repetitive.

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Why would anyone want to retire or even live part time in a place where you the air is so bad you need to wear a mask to go outside? It does not sound like paradise to me.
There are lots of places in the US where they issue air quality alerts... True, I only wear masks here in Asia - and I have to say that the air quality right before the rainy season is the biggest knock on Cmai. It always brings up the issue to me that people say the US is the biggest polluter in the world (per capita) but in our world travels, I see far worse pollution of water and air elsewhere. At least in the States, we clean it up.

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