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    Hotnss!

    Wow I think it's the first time we've been scheduled to break triple digits.



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    just in time for my vacation to start (tuesday). goodbye, stinky manhattan asphalt, hello riis park!

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    that sucks - we're set for 100 on the 2nd

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    The predicted heat index for Wednesday is somewhere around 115. Kinda neat, really.

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    It depends on what you're doing. If you're trying to get to work and not be soaking wet, it's lousy. If you just want to go for a ride and don't care it's great !!

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    Why's it always gotta be hot in summer?
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    i don't know about you guys, but i've been stinking something horrible when i get off the bike. my clothes are so drenched with sweat that it's hard to determine where the clothes end and my actual body begins. actually, my gloves are the worst. those things are getting nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    i don't know about you guys, but i've been stinking something horrible when i get off the bike. my clothes are so drenched with sweat that it's hard to determine where the clothes end and my actual body begins. actually, my gloves are the worst. those things are getting nasty.
    My bag is the worst. Time for the vinegar treatment again.

    I started using one of my old bags just because my usual one is so rank.

    You're going to be a sweaty mess whether it's 90 or 100, so that's why I say it's kinda neat. It's just such a strange feeling when it's this hot... like you're under water, swimming your way through it.

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    You know, the thing I find weird about this heatwave is how people are shocked and unable to cope with it. Where I come from these "massive heatwave" temperatures are normal summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteRabbit
    You know, the thing I find weird about this heatwave is how people are shocked and unable to cope with it. Where I come from these "massive heatwave" temperatures are normal summer.
    The high 90s and low 100s that we've been getting the past couple weeks here in Seattle are very unusual for us this time of year. There's the typical August heat wave of 90s for a couple weeks, but this has been one of the record hottest Julys on the books.

    I moved here from Ohio, where 90s for at least half the summer are typical, so I'm not really phased by it. But people who grew up here in Seattle where the summers are usually high 70s and low 80s... they're really flippin' out over this.
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    I like all the little things people say to each other when its a hot day.
    Hot enough for you? (No, give me another 20 degrees and I'll be perfect.)
    Its not the heat, its the humidity! (It's not the humidity, its the humanity!)
    Hottern' hell, isn't it? (I don't know, I've haven't been to hell yet.)
    You look hot. You should sit down. (You got a block of ice?)
    Oh, I'm sweating! I hate to sweat! (Yes, its so dehumanizing.)
    Any others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteRabbit
    You know, the thing I find weird about this heatwave is how people are shocked and unable to cope with it. Where I come from these "massive heatwave" temperatures are normal summer.
    It's not the heat it's the Humidity.

    My Girlfriend is from Albuquerque and she would tell me about the heat and crap but when she first came to NYC she couldn't deal with the humidity. We get these damn tropical air masses from time to time and it's just terrible. You break out in a sweat just watching tv. It's not all bad tho. I spent about 8 years without an air conditioner or fan during some crazy heatwaves here in NYC. I finally broke down and got an AC a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laika
    just in time for my vacation to start (tuesday). goodbye, stinky manhattan asphalt, hello riis park!

    wait are you going to amsterdam? damn you and all the fun biking you could do! plus the stroop wafels!

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    On Saturday I went on a trip up to Orchard Beach. Despite going through 6 liters of water/gatorade during the ride I lost about 4 more pounds of water weight and was completely uncoordinated, clumsy, and out of it the rest of the day. I even soaked myself with a hose when we got to the beach but the heat got to me finally. Yesterday I slept the entire day. Is there anything else I could have done? I had light clothing, light helmet, etc....

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    it was 62 and drizzly in Seattle yesterday. Supposed to be in the 70s all week.
    I'm really not smelly!

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    Eash, 101. I know it's gonna be bad when the temperature is 90+ at 8:30am, on the way to work....
    Last edited by Lucky07; 07-31-06 at 02:15 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellygary
    it was 62 and drizzly in Seattle yesterday. Supposed to be in the 70s all week.
    I need to find a good excuse to move up there. I'm happier when its cloudy than when its sunny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madscot13
    wait are you going to amsterdam? damn you and all the fun biking you could do! plus the stroop wafels!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteRabbit
    You know, the thing I find weird about this heatwave is how people are shocked and unable to cope with it. Where I come from these "massive heatwave" temperatures are normal summer.
    I think we're supposed to have a high of over 100 in Boston on Wednesay, too. The heat is not that big of a deal. Totally the humidity.

    I grew up where there was very little humidity and the humidity used to kill me when we first moved here. Biking has made me much more tolerant of both heat and humidity.

    To all: Maintain hydration!!

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    Bah! It isn't the humidity - it is the heat. You want humidity - we got it here (rainforest territory) but it doesn't get much more than 80 - not bad at all. It was a little cool last night, I wanted another sheet.

    And stop blaming it on tropical air - the hottest air is coming from Washington D.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellygary
    it was 62 and drizzly in Seattle yesterday. Supposed to be in the 70s all week.
    It's gonna be such a nice change coming home today. (mornings are always about 62 for me, but afternoons have been toasty.)
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    It is so hot I think satan is flying north to escape the heat

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    I notice that its bearable as long as I'm moving. Stopping for a light is pure torture, especially on asphalt. It's the heat AND humidity together that kill me.

    Swimming is a good way to describe it, especially the breathing part.
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    In Chicago its 91 degrees and with a humidity of 60%

    My favorite part is the "feels like" 102!!! and this afternoon 106!!! woo hoo!!!!

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    Consider yourself lucky...kinda. Last week we broke records here in palm desert. 120 degrees. Ouch.

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