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Old 10-23-10, 09:52 AM   #1
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It's all relative, I'm told

And there have been a lot of nice threads here about fall-weather and the riding season tailing off

Here also, the weather's changed. This morning's ride, setting off at 0600 for a couple of hours, then a coffee stop, then a half hour back home, was lovely, and the chatter in the group was all about how pleasant the conditions were.

The fierce heat and the high humidity are over. About 4 weeks ago it was still like pedalling in a sauna.

Then, at about 0830, getting saddled up to leave the coffee shop, someone checked a temperature feature on her bike computer. 37 C - what's that, mid 90s F?

OK, the computer was on a parked bike, in full sun, attached to black handlebars. Even so, it struck me that we can chatter about the pleasantly temperate, when by most normal standards....

Hope you all had good rides too this weekend.
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Old 10-23-10, 12:45 PM   #2
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Old 10-23-10, 01:14 PM   #3
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Death Valley looks to be mid to upper 80's all week.
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Old 10-23-10, 03:16 PM   #4
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37 c = 98.6 f = way to hotBud
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Old 10-23-10, 03:19 PM   #5
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What has this to do with being over 50?
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Old 10-24-10, 03:06 PM   #6
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Your right- it is relative. I have always been a cooler weather "Enjoyer". Used to be that a temp below 40 might mean that I have to put a light coat over the cotton shirt or T that I was wearing. Only thing is that as I have aged- a jumper has been added to my normal wear and as it now approaches winter- I might have to put a Fleece on.

I come from the other end of the temperature scale but that comes from Spending too much time over here in the UK. Get me out to the Sunnier climes and I have to be by a pool with a cold one in my hand-----Unless I am cycling. That movement of air as I struggle up the Hills in 30C temps just makes me think I am working hard on the bike.
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Old 10-24-10, 03:29 PM   #7
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98f?:... I'm far less able to handle those kinds of temperatures than I was twenty years ago.

I'm actually looking forward to colder weather and bringing my alcohol stove on a ride for a "brew up".
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