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    Video of my hot weather commute yesterday


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    At least you found some greenery in the middle. All of that concrete looked hot tho.

    Way to tough it out!
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    I think I got motion sickness...
    ...take your protein pills and put your helmet on...
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    Kewl blues, but I feel a little queezy...
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    Move camera to handlebar, dood.
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    No way would I ride in 113 degree weather. That is why God invented city buses.
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    ummm ya i live in Houston, TX and i ride regularly although i only did my first commute here last week and it is like 100+ with 80-95% humidity lol i was dripping in sweat and it was a very very bad idea

    PS: cool to see Peoria, i knew somebody form there its one of those towns in Illinois that down here in the south no one knows about but it seems like everyone is from there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nighteyez View Post
    No way would I ride in 113 degree weather. That is why God invented city buses.
    No way...I'd still ride it. Can't say I've ridden that hot before, but high 90's for sure. I've ridden in 24 degrees; I know some have ridden in colder. I wonder which is worse...a really really warm water bottle or one in which ice is forming. Hmmm?
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    I must be weird but I really enjoy the heat. it reminds me of home since I am from Pakistan originally.

    After commuting all winter in Illinois, this kind of weather feels like a gift from God! But I do wait until UV index is less than two, so I do not get any skin damage or sunburn. I made the video at approximately 6 PM.

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    the more I see these videos the more I want to get a camera

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    Saw a guy running too! yea! Commitment : )
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    Thats only a cool spring day in Australia. Seriously 34degrees is a mildly warm day in summer however our humidity in my part of Australia is usually low. We quite regularly have spells of over 40 degrees for five or six days at a time with one day of 47 degrees celcius shade temp this year. BUT I am in awe of you guys who ride in the snow and ice and low temperatures. If it get down to 3 or 4 degrees celcius here I think my fingers are going to fall off.

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    Looks plenty hot.

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    love it - sent it to my daughter cuz she loves bunnies
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    Very cool video! What camera did you use? Nice resolution!

    You see a lot in your commute...cemetery, rabbits, couple + their boat on their lawn! LOL! Is there anything you don't see?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChainlessRev View Post
    Very cool video! What camera did you use? Nice resolution!
    See this thread for details on my helmet cam.

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    After watching your helmet cam vid all I have to say is, joey has a very stable head. Well, what's in his head may not be, but, you know what I mean. OP's head is like one of those bobblehead dolls. Mount it on your handlebars, please!!!

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    One other thing. Just because a piece of plastic baking in the sun says 113, doesn't mean the air is 113 degrees. With the kind of humidity you get, I doubt it can ever get above 100 or so. 94 is still plenty damn hot though.

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    liked the cemetary .

    You guys should come ride in St. Louis, it averages 95->100 all summer long with high humidity(landlocked) . Most of my friends are bailing on me for our daily 30 mile ride and the track around the lake near my house is now mostly empty of the usual throng of bikers/runners that are usually there.

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    Why weren't you using the sidewalks or bike lanes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDL View Post
    I think I got motion sickness...
    I did....
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    In New England we have nine months of winter and three months of damned poor sledding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyGalaga View Post
    Why weren't you using the sidewalks or bike lanes?
    Your not suppose to ride bikes on side walks...
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    In New England we have nine months of winter and three months of damned poor sledding.

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    But isn't it a lot safer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyGalaga View Post
    But isn't it a lot safer?
    Safer for who?
    Where I live the law say that bikes are not to ridden on the sidewalk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyGalaga View Post
    But isn't it a lot safer?
    No

    The Advocacy ad Safety forum has a whole thread on the topic
    Last edited by hairnet; 06-27-09 at 11:47 PM.

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