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Old 09-19-19, 03:12 PM
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104 degrees!!!

This is crazy even for here. So much for summer being over all I want is lower 90s. I want to be fit not dead from heatstroke. So here I sit in the AC drinking a Diet Dr. Pepper then a talking head on TV starts preaching how bad diet sodas are. I canít win! I guess being 50+ Iím starting to figure out working out in 100 degree + heat isnít that good for you.
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Old 09-19-19, 03:22 PM
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Cool weather here, supposedly hit 83 degrees. Only problem with that is we had lots of street flooding due to all the rain the last three days. Damn near drowned my car several times this afternoon trying to find a high enough path home. Hope I didn't warp my brake rotors like I did earlier this year.
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Old 09-19-19, 03:23 PM
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If this rain stops, I might get to go for another ride soon.
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Old 09-19-19, 03:28 PM
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You all got the rain I was hoping would come here. We need rain.
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I think we're finally done with 100+ degree days in Tucson. I'm guessing another couple of weeks and I'll be able to handle the temps enough to ride after work.
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Old 09-20-19, 04:47 AM
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If this rain stops, I might get to go for another ride soon.
These weather events just astound me. Some areas received 40" of rain!! Our annual average is 36 inches.
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Old 09-20-19, 06:35 AM
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We're still in the 90's in L'ville KY area and moderate drought (driest it's been in 20 years!) Seems like crazy weather everywhere. Hoping it isn't the "new norm".
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Old 09-20-19, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
These weather events just astound me. Some areas received 40" of rain!! Our annual average is 36 inches.
It's been flooding here for a loooong time. The Addicks and Barker reservoirs' construction was authorized in 1938 to alleviate prior floods in downtown Houston. That was back when the population was under 400,000. Now we have at least 5,000,000 in a much larger area, which means one storm that might have missed a city in the past, is going to hit plenty of people in the present day.

Even old songs referred to it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Flood_(song)

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Old 09-20-19, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
This is crazy even for here. So much for summer being over all I want is lower 90s. I want to be fit not dead from heatstroke. So here I sit in the AC drinking a Diet Dr. Pepper then a talking head on TV starts preaching how bad diet sodas are. I canít win! I guess being 50+ Iím starting to figure out working out in 100 degree + heat isnít that good for you.
Was in the 90's here in SC up until Wednesday. We've cooled off now into the mid 80's. Just perfect days but looks like the 90's return next week. I still love the heat.

Now, for that diet Dr Pepper, throw it out. I only drink the cherry Dr Pepper now. For me, that is the bomb. Actually by those mini cans and stuff one in my cycling jersey for some quick energy after 25 miles. Even if it is a bit warm. Just like in the movie "Blast from the Past" drinking warm Dr. Pepper.

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Old 09-20-19, 01:06 PM
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I had a cpl long hot rides this summer. I think it took a cpl days to recover from those due to the heat. be careful!
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Old 09-20-19, 01:31 PM
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Supposed to hit 90 on Sunday in Philly. Well above average. Not good. The only upside to unseasonably warm weather is that I may be able to get some long weekend tours in in October and maybe even November. Several years ago we had a weekend in the upper 70s two weeks before Christmas. Did a long weekend tour. Was sitting outside having brunch while Santa was entertaining the kids across the street. Odd for this part of the world.
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It's only hot when you stop riding! lol
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Finally got in a ride this morning. First time in 7 days.

Breezy and cool at less than 80 degrees. Plenty of washed out mud on the ride, though. Good thing I took the fendered bike.
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I saw all the flooding in the Houston/Galveston area on TV. We need rain but not flooding. I will finally get a ride in this evening it only going to be 93 that is much better than 100+.
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Come on over, you're welcome.
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Old 09-21-19, 02:09 PM
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Come on over, you're welcome.
I wonít see those temperatures until December. Drove part of the Oregon coast last June then stayed a few days at Cascade Locks. Loved the weather.
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It was only 93 here today and it felt nice. Went for a 5 hour ride with the club and drank 6 bottles and I'm not too dehydrated. Great compared to 100+.
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This is our first week without any triple digit temps in the forecast, this is why I usually ride at 5AM, and even at that I had lots of mornings at 96+ degrees this summer. I've been out at 117 (The thermometer at the house read 123 though) for a very short 6 mile ride. I can take the heat or the sun, just not both at the same time. I can say that after being here in Arizona for 15 years I find it easier to ride at 105 degrees than at 40.
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Got in a 31.5 mile ride in today. Temperatures 93-94 with a good breeze. I didn’t mind fighting the wind for part of the route. Sweated out last nights beer

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Mid to low 60s next week.
Some wet and certainty of clouds.
The air is fresh.
Finding good ride times a few hours at a shot.
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Cooler here today in the low 90s, but it's getting back near 100 next week. It will be a record warm September. Hasn't rained all month either.
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Dude... you suck. I'd pay money for that kind of weather.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Got in a 31.5 mile ride in today. Temperatures 93-94 with a good breeze. I didnít mind fighting the wind for part of the route. Sweated out last nights beer
I have a cousin in North Texas.. up by Denton.. posts a pic last night of her grand-daughter.. 82 degrees and the kid is wearing her winter coat.. I guess it would feel like winter compared to the 100+ they had all summer..

I'd be fine if it would just quit flippin' RAINING!
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This is our first week without any triple digit temps in the forecast, this is why I usually ride at 5AM, and even at that I had lots of mornings at 96+ degrees this summer. I've been out at 117 (The thermometer at the house read 123 though) for a very short 6 mile ride. I can take the heat or the sun, just not both at the same time. I can say that after being here in Arizona for 15 years I find it easier to ride at 105 degrees than at 40.
Same for me as far as temps concerned... I'll take hot and humid any day! I think I'm a reptile!
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Same for me as far as temps concerned... I'll take hot and humid any day! I think I'm a reptile!
Luckily here it's mostly hot & dry, very dry...
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