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How Many of You Rode in the Heat? I Went to the Beach!

Old 07-23-11, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
Grits suck.
I like grits, but we don't get them too often around here.

Rode 3 or 4 miles yesterday just to cool off from doing yard work. As long as your moving 103 degrees does not seem so bad.
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Old 07-23-11, 10:31 AM
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Morning Ride

Had a very pleasant 20 mile ride this morning - finished before 10:00 am.
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Old 07-23-11, 10:39 AM
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Rode in low 90s, late afternoon Monday and Tuesday. Short rides. 14 & 11 miles.
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Old 07-23-11, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
what makes you think this isn't riding weather?



and i lived in the south 20 years ago, north carolina. Grits suck. Sweet tea sucks. And i am still trying to replace the electrolytes i sweated out down there.
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Old 07-23-11, 04:39 PM
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North carolina? Thats not the south.
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Old 07-23-11, 04:40 PM
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anybody riding like this guy to beat the heat?

http://www.fox2now.com/news/ktvi-nak...,2480211.story
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Old 07-23-11, 04:52 PM
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Grits are invariably best when eaten with other things. Butter, cheese or bacon are but a few.

But the absolute Food of the Gods, that which must not be missed in this life is Grits with Sausage Gravy, served with sliced, garden fresh tomatoes on the side.

Until you have this, your life will remain incomplete.

PS Tomatoes are not ever at their best without lots of heat.

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Old 07-23-11, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by jjames1452 View Post
Had a very pleasant 20 mile ride this morning - finished before 10:00 am.
Me too. Got in 25 miles before 10:30, but I was still soaked when I stopped in the driveway. Stupid Garmin battery died on me halfway through the ride, so I got no stats. I was riding into a nice headwind on the outbound leg that pushed me into Z4 for a good 6-7 miles. It's 100 degrees here right now, with a heat index of 103. I'm planning some evening rides this week, though the temps will be about the same. Looking forward to October afternoons.
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Old 07-23-11, 05:25 PM
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Today I put a 17' aluminum canoe and a 16' plastic kayak on top of an old baby stroller and towed them both to the Narrow Bay with my '86 Hardrock. The rest of the family rode their three speeds. THen we paddled over to the Fire Island shore and splashed around in the shallows. The water was like bath water. Saw a big horseshoe crab, lots of little sea birds like piping plover, a few white herons, and two or three ospreys.

Yesterday I taught my son to ride the recumbent. He likes it.
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Old 07-23-11, 05:27 PM
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went to Amsterdam and missed it. It was cool and cloudy there, and didn't get dark until after ten p.m. Stepped outside at Logan airport yesterday and it felt like a blast furnace!
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Old 07-23-11, 07:33 PM
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Signed up and entered the Cup'n'Cone Century in Cary, NC.
Heat at the nearby airport was 103. If you didn't leave the 25-mile rest stop at 2.0 hours, you had to stop at 50.

My bud and I had plenty of time, but we simply waited at the rest stop, ate sherbet and ice cream and chilled on the grass (figuratively) until 2.0 hours came and then we headed back.

Even at 50 miles, from about 37 miles to 50, the route was dotted with cramping folks. I dismounted 3 times in the last 13 miles, but everything went fine.

It was so hot, no one even cared about all the pretty girls in spandex, because the heat took all that out of the equation.
We were just a bunch of very sweaty cyclists, doing what we like, heat notwithstanding.

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Old 07-23-11, 07:41 PM
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You know, all else being equal, I think I prefer riding in the blistering cold over riding in the blistering heat. I can always put more clothes on, but I can't take off my skin and ride in my bones.
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Old 07-24-11, 05:51 AM
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Did 72 mi yesterday here in FLA and ave 18.4 mph. I ride in high heat and humidity 6 mo out of the year. Lots of H2O. It's not bad once you are used to it, so long as you keep going. Stop lights with the sun beating down are hell, but when you are sweating a 20 mph breeze feels nice.

And by the way, we went to the beach!
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Old 07-24-11, 05:56 AM
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I dont know how you southerners or Az'ns (or texans) handle this stuff. It's been in the 90's for 2wks and yesterday was a cool 86deg so that means it's time to come out and do a longer ride. Did a 60miler in 83% humidity and sweat just as bad as when it was in the 90s.

My century ride will wait until it's a bit cooler, thank you.
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