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Old 05-07-22, 09:27 PM
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I think blacktop and asphalt shingles can store a tremendous amount of heat.

Landed in PHX a few months ago.
Its huge!
I didnít remember it being that big. Not too much longer and the whole valley will be built up.
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Old 06-03-22, 06:53 AM
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When I commuted regularly, Pre Covid shutdown and pre job change last August. I rode year round. I have ridden as warm as 100F 80+% humidity and as low as 13F. Both rides were fine.

I still miss the rhythm of bike commuting! Seeing the sunrise and sunset times change and seasons change is so cool.
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Old 06-03-22, 10:01 AM
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I commute from beginning of September to beginning of July. Coldest Iíve rode in was -6f when left house. Hottest was 100+. Much rather ride in cold than hot. Can only take so many clothes off before get arrested
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Old 06-03-22, 10:05 AM
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15F or below motorists in my suburban Boston area will slow down next to me a shout discouragement e.g "it's too cold out for biking!"
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Old 06-03-22, 10:18 AM
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15F or below motorists in my suburban Boston area will slow down next to me a shout discouragement e.g "it's too cold out for biking!"
Responses can include " It's too congested to drive."

Nowadays, it's "Gas is too expensive to drive."
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Old 06-07-22, 10:06 PM
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Minimum is 32F and I can usually make it home as long as itís 100F or less.

We had an awful heat wave last year and I rode home in 106F temps. I went S L O W! My usual time home is around 70 minutes. I was 90 minutes in and still 4 miles from home. I should of called my wife, my HR hit 189 and I never went above 150watts basically Z1. In retrospect that was a bad idea.

Iíd say my commutes generally go from March through October. Lots of commutes in May/June as I hit my stride. I like long early morning commutes but they can wipe me out.
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Old 06-08-22, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by aplcr0331 View Post
I can usually make it home as long as itís 100F or less.We had an awful heat wave last year and I rode home in 106F temps. I went S L O W! My usual time home is around 70 minutes. I was 90 minutes in and still 4 miles from home. I should of called my wife, my HR hit 189 and I never went above 150watts basically Z1. In retrospect that was a bad idea
yikes. I had a hot 17 mile commute home one day, where I remember stopping 1/2 wayish to nap in the shade. did actually pass out. luckily there was a convenience store right there, so I drank some cold beverage, then laid down. must have been out for 15 minutes
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Old 06-18-22, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by parkbrav View Post
15F or below motorists in my suburban Boston area will slow down next to me a shout discouragement e.g "it's too cold out for biking!"
Hahaha, I have a helmet video from riding through Porter on a snowy morning in 2015. A guy in a truck with a thick regional accent rolled down his window to yell, "Yerrr a fahhkkin' idiot."
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Old 06-18-22, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by aplcr0331 View Post
Minimum is 32F and I can usually make it home as long as itís 100F or less.

We had an awful heat wave last year and I rode home in 106F temps. I went S L O W! My usual time home is around 70 minutes. I was 90 minutes in and still 4 miles from home. I should of called my wife, my HR hit 189 and I never went above 150watts basically Z1. In retrospect that was a bad idea.

Iíd say my commutes generally go from March through October. Lots of commutes in May/June as I hit my stride. I like long early morning commutes but they can wipe me out.
ya I had one day is was 113 or 115 last year crazy weather in the PNW. my commute is 8 miles and I have a mid drive e bike and I kept the assist far higher and watched my HR and still had to stop 1/2 way for a quart of cold drink at a convince store. my garmin showed the pavement t 130 degrees.
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Old 06-18-22, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by fooferdoggie View Post
my garmin showed the pavement t 130 degrees.
careful your tires don't burst into flames
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Old 06-18-22, 09:02 PM
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careful your tires don't burst into flames
went fast enough to put them out.
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Old 06-21-22, 06:47 PM
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For me, generally above 40-ish and below 105-ish. Its an 18 mile ride, and I'm slow, so....
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Old 06-25-22, 01:40 AM
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where do the temps have to be, for you to start up again?
Anything north of 45ļF, and I begin to find it easy to be warm enough. Below 40ļF, and I'm generally uncomfortable.

Of course, now that it's summer, I find that at anything above 75-80ļF or so, I get too hot. Go figure.
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Old 07-01-22, 10:28 AM
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where do the temps have to be, for you to start up again?
Temps are NEVER the issue. ONLY ice. I refuse to commute on ice.
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Old 07-11-22, 07:47 AM
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I cycle all year round, best to keep going and keep fit as its my only form of exercise !
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