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Old 08-21-07, 11:03 AM   #1
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Summer is slowing down and so am I

Hi,
it was in the 40's this morning. I get shuffling around, and now it's warm but I still haven't gone for my ride. Seems I slow down just like my garden this time of year.

Got any suggestions?
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Fertilizer??
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Watch the birds. When they start flying south, you know it's time to leave for Florida.
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Move down here to Texas--it's in the middle 90's. Only have to slow up when it's in the 100's and about 45 days in the winter.
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Move down here to Texas--it's in the middle 90's. Only have to slow up when it's in the 100's and about 45 days in the winter.
+1, but man, the heat when it does come.
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Watch the birds. When they start flying south, you know it's time to leave for Florida.
Yeah, I get to retire in a few years. We hope to move someplace warm. Maybe not
Hurricane Alley, but warm.
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Here just east of Charlotte NC it's been near 100 for over a month and over 100 six days this month.I ride in the heat but today I road the heavy comfort bike and the heat got to me. I had to lay down in the grass and cool off. I got very sick for a while and layed there like a dead man. Finally I got up and rode home in low gear and got in the shower to lower my body heat.Gave me a good scare. I have had mild heat stroke before and was very close. I found out later it was 101 degrees when I was riding. I didn't feel stressed at all when I started to get sick. I have a very low heart rate at rest 47 and it was only up to 75. When I push I top out at 108.
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