I must be getting in touch with my feminine side but I need a good reason to be on the bike before the sun is up these days
you saying that girls don't like riding before the sun is up (without a good reason)?
or are you saying that you're choosing to spend the winter mornings in bed with your woman? (who is, I guess, not going riding before the sun is up)
Dont know about those log fires, its the smoke that leaves me choking unfortunately.....but once you get beyond the hills face zone into the back and beyond doesnt seem to be nearly as much smoke and all is good again :)