It’s early in the morning. It’s nippy; almost cool. A month ago you HAD to start biking this early and get back by noon. Otherwise you ran the risk of heat exhaustion or something worse. Running out of water, anyway.
The smoke is nearly gone. I just returned from California and let me tell you, it was smoky! Nevada is even worse. Smoke stays there like an inversion (at least the northern part of Nevada).
So, it’s safe to hike, bike and four-wheel around here now. Take a deep breath!