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Old 08-13-2010, 08:30 PM
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I'm in western Arkansas. I feel your pain.
Seems like everyday I get burnt out in
this sun. We are suppose to get a little
bit of a break next week though.

If you ever plan a trip over this way holler
maybe we can link up.
Old 08-14-2010, 04:05 AM
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sorry guys, i didn't want to come off as a whiner, but this summer has really kicked my butt. and thanks for reinforcing my thoughts that i'm not the only one who is leaving their bike parked when it's absolutely sweltering hot out. we'll have a few great months of great riding weather soon though, then we'll be freezin our poor ole twinkleberries off wishing it were hot again, and so the story goes, yada yada yada, etc. i guess because i'm getting older, i'm not as tolerant of the heat near as much as when i was younger and had to work out in it to make a living.
Old 08-14-2010, 05:53 AM
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Two weekends ago wife and I were coming back home from an overnight trip to Chattanooga and it was around 96-98 and humidity was off the scale. Closer we got to home we saw a thunder storm up in front of us. Found myself chasing it and trying to get wet! Never caught up with it, just got the wet roads. Stopped for gas and water was still coming out of the gutters over the pumps, wife actually stood under one stream and soaked her head and t-shirt, never seen so many guys "acidentally" spill gas
Old 08-14-2010, 06:00 AM
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In the 50 some odd years I've been rideing, this bike gets so damn hot, I'm looking forward to winter this year.
This year has been a hot one here in the Spring area also.
Old 08-14-2010, 06:07 AM
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Heading out in about an hour (5AM) to Vegas to catch the morning cool but the ride home will be a cooker. Trying the under armor's today for the first time........going to feel like air conditioning right?
Old 08-14-2010, 06:09 AM
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Hot in Central Texas as well. Try to finish weekend rides before noon.

For the long weekend rides I keep dumping water on a long sleeve cotton shirt and drinking water often to stay hydrated. 3/4 helmet with a dark shield to keep the sun off my face.
Old 08-14-2010, 06:15 AM
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Thanks for reminding me TX Rider, almost forgot to pack a light colored doo rag. All poserdom comments aside this is the only time of year I wear one. Soak often in the cooler water and apply!
Old 08-14-2010, 07:17 AM
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Same here but it hits the low 90's and our bikes are parked.Just no relief out on the road and worse when you stop.
Old 08-17-2010, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by keith_stepp View Post
Yup. The mornings are really nice. The ride home can be tough though.
Been enjoying the same here, leave in the morning and it's 80 degrees at 5 A.M. and leave work at 6:30 P.M. and it's been right around 100 to 102 degrees then with about 90% humidity. Sometimes I actually hope for rain on the way home just to cool down but I still continue to ride, can't leave it at home.
Old 08-17-2010, 10:57 AM
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It's the HUMIDITY not the temp... Couldn't help but to say it..
It's been great in SW Colorado. Have some hot days, but you have to admit it's been a good summer here. My daughter is headed for San Antonio in October (boot camp) good thing for delayed entry, Wife and I will be down that way in Dec.

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