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    It Was So Hot today....

    It was so hot today. (Help me fill in the blank.) I'll start first. It was so hot today that I saw the Asphalt bubbling up and sounding like a box of Rice Krispies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Kid View Post
    It was so hot today. (Help me fill in the blank.) I'll start first. It was so hot today that I saw the Asphalt bubbling up and sounding like a box of Rice Krispies!
    The pitbull that was chasing me looked refreshed when I sprayed my water bottle in his face.

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    The pitbull that was chasing me looked refreshed when I sprayed my can of mace in his face.

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    That I had to stop and ask strangers for water twice before I made it back home.


    Went for my first long run outside the neighborhood, underestimated how much water was needed, thankfully people were kind enought to share. When you stop sweating, pursue water immediately.

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    broke 75 here, My friend from Austin TX said 'I like spring'.

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    My ice cold water was lukewarm by the time I took my first drink.

    I got as wet from sweating as I would have from riding in the rain.

    I was longing for the days of commuting in subfreezing temperatures in winter.

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    Stranded motorists were begging me to use my water bottles to refill their radiators.

    My CF fork delaminated.

    I threw some metal pipes on the hood of my car and when I came back I had a bike frame.

    Even a room temperature British beer tasted refreshing.

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    My tires left a trail of black till I was riding on rims.

    The oil on my chain caught fire.

    When I went to drink from bottle, steam shot out.

    I had to duck to avoid hitting drooping traffic signal poles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saving Hawaii View Post
    I threw some metal pipes on the hood of my car and when I came back I had a bike frame.
    My favorite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Kid View Post
    It was so hot today. (Help me fill in the blank.) I'll start first. It was so hot today that I saw the Asphalt bubbling up and sounding like a box of Rice Krispies!
    The snow finally melted under the bushes in the back yard.






    Kidding.

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    that I seriously thought of driving my truck since it has AC....
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    It was so hot today... that I felt substantially increased rolling resistance because of the tires becoming soft, gooey and grippier!

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    My shoes and pedals are now one piece of equipment.

    After 8 stop lights I had octagonal tires.

    My jersey came off like a Fruit Rollup.

    Stopping is now brake arms pinching rubber coated rims.

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    Nice! 4 really funny ones!

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    My headlight burned out.

    - Andy
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    A dog started chasing me and his feet stuck to the pavement
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    ... That cyclist I see every day wearing a winter jacket had his winter jacket partially unzipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hairy Legs View Post
    ... That cyclist I see every day wearing a winter jacket had his winter jacket partially unzipped.
    There is always that ONE guy!

    - Andy
    I can't wait for the next pint of good chocolate milk after a long ride.

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    Not on my regular northern rides and commutes. But I was in Cozumel, and decided to ride around the island, which is a 45mile circle. Unfortunately it was brutally hot, and I chose to start at 11AM ensuring I'd be under the mid-day sun for the whole trip. Great planning, head wind half way, which veered to stay in the front quarter for all but the last 8 miles or so. Coming up the windward shore was like riding on the moon, with the sun cooking my left side, and the onshore breeze cooling the right.

    I was truly crapped out, and the best gauge of the heat and my condition was that the vultures started following me. (how do they know?)
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    It was so hot today that the heat expansion of the brake pads locked up my disc brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    I was truly crapped out, and the best gauge of the heat and my condition was that the vultures started following me. (how do they know?)
    Haha! I had a friend in high school with a house up in the hills, you couldn't lay out by the pool without vultures coming to see what's for dinner. I'm surprised that they would circle a moving target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tractorlegs View Post
    A dog started chasing me and his feet stuck to the pavement
    About 30 summers ago I was taking an alternate route home in Tucson. There was a loose dog living along the route. The first day he chased me all the way to the end of the block. I was young and I think we both enjoyed it. The second day he only chased me 3 houses away and wasn't putting his heart into it. The third day he ran in the yards alongside of me instead of the street. The fourth day he looked up wagged his tail and barked once.

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    It was so hot today, the polar bear that usually chases me asked me when it was going to war up and summer was going to get here.

    Lol, what? I live in Minnesota, it's July 14th, and the **high** today is going to be 63 degrees. The high.

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    The low this morning was 82 in Phx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locolobo13 View Post
    About 30 summers ago I was taking an alternate route home in Tucson. There was a loose dog living along the route. The first day he chased me all the way to the end of the block. I was young and I think we both enjoyed it. The second day he only chased me 3 houses away and wasn't putting his heart into it. The third day he ran in the yards alongside of me instead of the street. The fourth day he looked up wagged his tail and barked once.
    Hilarious! I guess dogs eventually get used to you.

    Edit: Favorite ride in Tucson? Sabino Canyon in the 1970s when the road was open for vehicles; and Pima St east, in the area of Tanque Verde. That area was desert in those days, a couple of "dude ranches", not built up like now. Cycling in Tucson was very special, and I understand it still is.
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