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Old 06-19-17, 05:02 PM
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South West Heat Wave

In parts of the South West today, the temps got near or above 100F. Anyone in the affected area, are you riding in that heat?
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Old 06-19-17, 09:16 PM
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Been hot, as usual, here for a bit. Had a bit of a break today as the high temp was in the low/mid 90's. Rode over 30 miles the other day. High temp was 102. I am sure that it will be hotter still in July, Aug, Sep in Texas. Just what it is. Drink water. Lots.
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Yep, here is SoCal it was 102, supposed to be 107 tomorrow. Slow pace, LOTS of water, take a break in the shade if I feel the need. Rinse, repeat.
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The great irony here in California's elbow is that you could get heat stroke on your boating trip, fall out of the boat and die of hypothermia in the snow runoff, while your boat drifts into the reeds and starts a wilfire

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM PDT
Thursday...

* temperature... Valley High temperatures 105 to 110 Sunday and
Monday then 102 to 110 degrees through Thursday. Overnight lows
upper 60s to upper 70s through Thursday morning.

* Impacts... long outdoor exposure will increase chances for heat
related illness, especially for sensitive groups and people
without access to ac. Heat stress possible for livestock with
limited relief from the heat overnight. Area waterways running
very cold and fast, increasing risk for hypothermia and water
rescues.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency, call 9 1 1.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.


Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 12:13 PM PDT Jun. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Wednesday afternoon
through Thursday evening for fire weather zones 213, 215, 216,
217, 218, 263, 264, 266, and 279...

* wind... north winds 10 to 20 mph developing Wednesday
afternoon over the northern Sacramento Valley spreading
southward Wednesday night and continuing into Thursday. Wind
gusts around 30 mph at times. Decreasing winds late Thursday
night and Friday.

* Humidity... minimum humidity between 10 and 20 percent Wednesday
afternoon lowering into the single digits and teens Thursday
afternoon. Poor humidity recovery as low as 30-40 percent
Wednesday night. Slight improvement Thursday night and Friday.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
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According to Wunderground it was 117F when I left work yesterday. The official high for Phoenix was probably 115F, IDK. It was HOT. I probably drank a quart of cold water over the last two hours at work. Sipping slowly. So I was hydrated when I started. It's 4.7 mi straight home but I did my usual 10.6 mi ride home. Did I mention it was HOT? LOL.

You have to monitor yourself for signs of overheating. Make sure to drink plenty. And take it easy.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
The great irony here in California's elbow is that you could get heat stroke on your boating trip, fall out of the boat and die of hypothermia in the snow runoff, while your boat drifts into the reeds and starts a wildfire
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Originally Posted by Colorado Kid View Post
In parts of the South West today, the temps got near or above 100F. Anyone in the affected area, are you riding in that heat?

Dallas tx. Riding in the heat. only 9 miles home so not so bad, and I see it as training for my hotter n hell hundred ride in August
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North County San Diego, for me it was very nice yesterday. Wore a tank top in the morning and it was the perfect temperature to enjoy the cool. Going home around 5, it was warm but I wouldn't say really 'hot'. 85 maybe? I don't know how to look up yesterday's high/low temperature. Anybody got a reliable online link for that?
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Dallas area is not too bad. It is only supposed to be in the 90s today. But high humidity at above 80%. Did my 8 mile commute this morning.
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Old 06-20-17, 08:54 AM
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Snow (avoiding) birds have flown North again..

Tropical Cruise ships are now taking bookings to see Alaska's coast.
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Old 06-20-17, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by locolobo13 View Post
According to Wunderground it was 117F when I left work yesterday. The official high for Phoenix was probably 115F, IDK. It was HOT. I probably drank a quart of cold water over the last two hours at work. Sipping slowly. So I was hydrated when I started. It's 4.7 mi straight home but I did my usual 10.6 mi ride home. Did I mention it was HOT? LOL.

You have to monitor yourself for signs of overheating. Make sure to drink plenty. And take it easy.
The official high was 118F at 4:15pm. I left work for my 11mi commute at 4:17pm where thermometer in shade read 117.7F. I brought a 2nd water bottle in case, but ended up just dumping it on me a few miles from home and riding harder.
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Old 06-20-17, 02:21 PM
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Foat Wuth here. Fortunately I don't need to ride in the midday heat. But I have been two or thee days a week to get re-acclimated to Texas summers. The humidity has been miserable. I'd rather have a dry 100F day than in the 80s at 80% humidity.
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Old 06-20-17, 04:18 PM
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It was so hot is some parts of the southwest they were delaying flights until the temperature cooled enough to allow the planes to fly.
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118.6F right here.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/...ord/413888001/

The temperature at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport jumped three degrees in the span of 70 minutes Tuesday afternoon, reaching the current high of 119 degrees just shortly after 2 p.m.
likely to up a degree or so as peak temps occur ~4pm
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Yes, it has been pretty toasty here in Az. I have a feeling it will be like this for a majority of the summer. Most can't wait for monsoon season just so there's a bit of a break. I have been commuting early morning before 7, the ride home is rough sometimes but just slow my pace waaaayyy down and drink lots more water. But hey it's a DRY heat remember?
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Originally Posted by Colorado Kid View Post
In parts of the South West today, the temps got near or above 100F. Anyone in the affected area, are you riding in that heat?
I'll trade that for 90 and humid here in the Midwest!
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One question I do have and this may not be the correct thread but should we not put as much air in the tires when it's this hot? I'm just thinking if the air in the tires expand too much it might pose a problem? Or am I just over thinking this? I ride road bike tires 700x25c
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You guys in the midwest can keep your humidity. In '05 I went back to SW Arkansas with my Dad for his 50+ HS reunion. Glad I went but.. The temps never got over 95F, but the humidity never seemed to be less than 80%. It actually felt hotter to me to walk a mile than 2 miles at home did.

BTW: 119.9 F 8% when I went home this afternoon.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
The great irony here in California's elbow is that you could get heat stroke on your boating trip, fall out of the boat and die of hypothermia in the snow runoff, while your boat drifts into the reeds and starts a wilfire

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM PDT
Thursday...

* temperature... Valley High temperatures 105 to 110 Sunday and
Monday then 102 to 110 degrees through Thursday. Overnight lows
upper 60s to upper 70s through Thursday morning.

* Impacts... long outdoor exposure will increase chances for heat
related illness, especially for sensitive groups and people
without access to ac. Heat stress possible for livestock with
limited relief from the heat overnight. Area waterways running
very cold and fast, increasing risk for hypothermia and water
rescues.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency, call 9 1 1.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.


Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 12:13 PM PDT Jun. 19, 2017 National Weather Service... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Wednesday afternoon
through Thursday evening for fire weather zones 213, 215, 216,
217, 218, 263, 264, 266, and 279...

* wind... north winds 10 to 20 mph developing Wednesday
afternoon over the northern Sacramento Valley spreading
southward Wednesday night and continuing into Thursday. Wind
gusts around 30 mph at times. Decreasing winds late Thursday
night and Friday.

* Humidity... minimum humidity between 10 and 20 percent Wednesday
afternoon lowering into the single digits and teens Thursday
afternoon. Poor humidity recovery as low as 30-40 percent
Wednesday night. Slight improvement Thursday night and Friday.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.


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Mid 90's today in OK, plus high humidity. I'm not an early riser so I usually ride in the evening. The last 3 days were really nice but today was brutal. I actually stopped and lied down in someone's yard for a few minutes
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@noisebeam the record when I was a kid in Phoenix was 118 or something, then it hit 120 and 122 two days back to back in 1990
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I live in Las Vegas and it takes a bit to get used to the summer heat each year. I haven't gone out during the day since it's been ~110F (or over depending on location) but I can go out for 2-3 hours without problems when "normal" is about 105F. There are plenty of parks to plan around to refill on water.
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Originally Posted by TaintedRide View Post
One question I do have and this may not be the correct thread but should we not put as much air in the tires when it's this hot? I'm just thinking if the air in the tires expand too much it might pose a problem? Or am I just over thinking this? I ride road bike tires 700x25c
I don't worry about it with my hybrids -- I usually run those 700x40 and larger tires well below maximum psi anyway.

But with my road bike today, with 700x23 tires, I decreased the pressure to 100 psi rather than 110-120, just to be safe. Felt a bit more comfortable on chipseal and no more sluggish than usual. These aren't great tires, just functional. I was probably being excessively cautious. I doubt the ambient or sun temp would be a factor until I exceeded 120 psi or approached the 145 psi limit for these tires.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
@noisebeam the record when I was a kid in Phoenix was 118 or something, then it hit 120 and 122 two days back to back in 1990
I was here. 1995 too
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
The great irony here in California's elbow is that you could get heat stroke on your boating trip, fall out of the boat and die of hypothermia in the snow runoff, while your boat drifts into the reeds and starts a wildfire
oh, an optimist!
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