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What is the hottest temperature you have commuted in?

Old 12-17-12, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 009jim View Post
When I lived in Western Australia in the desert, we had a small cycling group and we'd ride on wednesday afternoon. Temperature was about 45 C (113 F). Also strong headwinds. The only way I survived was that a kind young lass in tight lycra shorts, obviously much fitter than I, suggested I tuck in behind her and stay as close as possible. It worked. I was able to keep up.
Pics or it didn't happen!! It's amazing what motivates us sometimes, eh, mate?
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Old 12-17-12, 05:11 PM
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94-95? That would be considered a really hot day here in Hawaii.
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Old 12-17-12, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
Pics or it didn't happen!! It's amazing what motivates us sometimes, eh, mate?
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Old 12-17-12, 05:36 PM
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Since I leave the house before sun-up and ride home while the sun is going down, I don't usually commute in much above the low to mid 90s. However, one a mini tour to Wichita Falls in July of 2011, the thermometer on my bike said it was 128°F. (I think the weatherman reported it to be a high of 109°F, in the shade, at the airport.)
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Old 12-17-12, 05:47 PM
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This past Summer, I was commuting in 110 degree heat. 10 miles each way. I hated it.
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Old 12-17-12, 11:05 PM
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I rode in 115deg heat, with 30% humidity in the SoCal Low Desert. In August, the 250+ Golf Courses' combined moisture in my resort town, all converge to create muggy conditions similar to that of Southeast Asia.

My commute was 18 miles, round trip. This weather and me riding was also instrumental in me losing a total of 88 pounds, in two season's of commuting. The bike I rode was a 35-pound Trek 4900 Disc. After I lost the weight - I "rewarded" my self with a 18-pound Cannondale race hardtail!
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Old 12-18-12, 06:33 AM
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10 mile commute home at 102F with the stifling humidity of southwestern Indiana.

It's one thing to have sweat pouring off you but it's another to be hardly able to breathe on top of it.

These days, whenever I feel like it's too hot I remember that day and that makes it easier.
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Old 12-20-12, 02:03 PM
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100F-ish. In the summer it peaks mid-afternoon, so it's not still 105F when I head home at 6:00. Last year (2011) I had to convince my wife to stop offering to give me a ride home when it was that hot; with the string of 100s we had that year, I'd never get to ride otherwise!
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Old 12-20-12, 02:37 PM
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98 degrees in September of this year. Drank a lot of water. It wasn't that bad. The climb home was in shadow at 4 pm, so it cooled down noticeably there.
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Not a commute, but 103F wearing a five pound bullet proof vest and a fifteen pound belt and holster. Be nice to convenience store clerks and they might let you stand in their drink cooler when you overheat.
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