Old Guy from Southern Arizona
We're about 35 miles from the border. Perfectly safe to ride down here. A whole lot less traffic than our freinds in Tucson. Does it get hot in the desert? Hell yes it does. Do we ride all Summer? Of course we do. We just start earlier. You gotta remember that 100 degrees may be hot for you up there in the humidity, but it's nice here at that temp. We're usually home before 11:00 a.m, and that includes a stop for food.
I'm sure most of you know about this area, I don't think anyone is left in the Mid West. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois Michigan...we get em all here in the Winter. It's only a matter of time before you show up down here too.