Best Buddies Ride Saturday

Today’s Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
District: 05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa
Cruz Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11th ANNUAL BEST BUDDIES CHALLENGE BICYCLE RIDE COMES TO THE CENTRAL COAST THIS SATURDAY

CENTRAL COAST – The 13th Annual Best Buddies Challenge bicycle ride will take place on Highway 1 on Saturday, Sept. 10. The ride will begin at the
Quail Lodge on Carmel Valley Road in Monterey County and continue south on Hwy. 1 ending in San Simeon.

Traffic control for this ride will begin at 7 am and consists of rolling closures by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

There will be three additional starts at the Big Sur Station at 8:30 am, at Sand Dollar State Park at 10 am and at Ragged Point at 11 am.

In addition, Electronic Message Boards will be posted alerting motorists to ‘Share the Road’ with cyclists. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 15 minutes.
All riders will be off the road by 4 pm.

Caltrans reminds motorists to be aware of these cyclists and any support vehicles. For more information regarding this event, please visit the Best Buddies Challenge website at: https://www.bestbuddieschallenge.org/hc/event-guide/

(Yes, it says both that this is the 11th Annual and the 13th Annual. I don’t know which, but the ride will take place regardless.)

Soberanes Fire, Day 49, 9/8/16

7 pm – This is the afternoon MODIS from 1:20 pm today, by John Chesnut. This shows a couple of troublesome spots, one of which could impact Tassajara, if the winds align. Let’s hope they don’t.

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8:30 am – One of the things I like about John Chesnut’s maps, is it is easy to see the topography of the land the fire is approaching and tell where the ridges and drainages are, which makes it a bit easier to see where the fire MIGHT go from here.

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7:00 am – there is a very moving article about the fire by author Patrice Veecchione in yesterday’s Herald. You can read it here:

What the fires have left behind

6 am – today’s maps: (having trouble with uploading the maps again-but at least I can post the links here). Today’s Topo reveals the current acreage to be 102,499 or an increase of just over 1000 acres since yesterday. One map reveals that the distance between the now-contained Chimney Fire and the still raging Soberanes Fire has dropped another mile to 33 miles.

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IR Topo in PDF

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South Ops Map in PDF

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