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Old 05-09-22, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
This year the heat is really bothering me usually I am use to it. ? I take BP meds so that may be it. Iím old and finally realizing it is hot 101 today down from 104 it isnít July or August yet! I think I will stay underground during the day only emerging at night. Like a bat.
Got home Saturday, thunderstorms all around. Rough flight in on the 50 passenger plane. Lows in the 40s highs of upper 60s. What a change from Texas. Glad we went, wish it wouldn't have been as hot as it was. Two years of limited travel or staycations as we're calling it was enough. It was great to see faces and limited mask use everywhere.
Not medical advice Hondo but my HCP sez leave the BP meds in the bottle when you're going to be out on a hot day. It's a habit to take them but when it's hot and I remember not to take them, I feel better those days.
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Old 05-09-22, 07:12 AM
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I definitely feel the meds hit. Everyday is hot upper 90s all week. Won’t see 60s and 40s until November lol
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175 hours and 2,158 miles of gravel biking in 2022 I need something fresh. Determined to avoid heat exhaustion this year for once. I have absolutely 0 hiking miles for 2022. Finally open these things I got for Christmas nifty sticks they are lol. I hike with a bamboo stick but this time I will use proper trekking poles. I think I have a degree of mental burnout from cycling and need something new for awhile I will be back on the bikes again as always. Cool thing is all my cycling gear transfers over to hiking real well so I’m ready to go. Hiking will be easier to find shade a watering holes to jump in to cool off. I’m scanning my road atlas for potential hiking areas. Looking forward to hiking.



This Jackery is great and this is an entry level. Have my stereo plugged in and charging my gps and it is hardly using the available power impressed! Trying to run the battery down to give the solar panel a go.



crazy hot this early. I need to smoke dope and become an Oregon hippy lol. In summer..



testing the solar panel for charging.


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Old 05-18-22, 01:37 PM
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Over 4 dollars now!
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Old 05-18-22, 03:02 PM
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Gas here today is $2.10 CDN per liter.

3.8 liters per US gallon - $7.98 CDN per US gallon.

XE.com says:7.98 Canadian Dollars =

6.1892995 US Dollars per US gallon.

1 CAD = 0.775601 USD

1 USD = 1.28932 CAD
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Old 05-18-22, 04:04 PM
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Gas here today is $2.10 CDN per liter.

3.8 liters per US gallon - $7.98 CDN per US gallon.

XE.com says:7.98 Canadian Dollars =

6.1892995 US Dollars per US gallon.

1 CAD = 0.775601 USD

1 USD = 1.28932 CAD

OUCH! I shouldnít complain. Iím more irritated by it being 101 degrees this early. It should be upper 80s but this weekend we are getting some Canadian air temperatures will be back to normal. Record heat. Iím sitting outside trying to keep my yard green lol. Jamming to Iron Maiden.
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Over 4 dollars now!
On the way home tonight, I saw people lined up at a gas station that was charging only $4.35 a gallon (the station a few blocks down the street had it for $4.55, I believe, at least for credit payments-- is it common where you all live, too, to have a higher price for credit vs. cash?). ('My' station is a bit more off the beaten path than the ones on that very major street, so it's probably well cheaper.)
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On the way home tonight, I saw people lined up at a gas station that was charging only $4.35 a gallon (the station a few blocks down the street had it for $4.55, I believe, at least for credit payments-- is it common where you all live, too, to have a higher price for credit vs. cash?). ('My' station is a bit more off the beaten path than the ones on that very major street, so it's probably well cheaper.)
Since we have a Walmart and a HEB grocery store the gas stays as cheap as possible. You pay cash it is like 2 cents cheaper so why bother. The convenience stores are about a dime more. Right now every place is 4.19. With an early heatwave everybody is just loafing around drinking beer. I had only 3 today before I hit the Gatorade.
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175 hours and 2,158 miles of gravel biking in 2022 I need something fresh. Determined to avoid heat exhaustion this year for once. I have absolutely 0 hiking miles for 2022. Finally open these things I got for Christmas nifty sticks they are lol. I hike with a bamboo stick but this time I will use proper trekking poles. I think I have a degree of mental burnout from cycling and need something new for awhile I will be back on the bikes again as always. Cool thing is all my cycling gear transfers over to hiking real well so Iím ready to go. Hiking will be easier to find shade a watering holes to jump in to cool off. Iím scanning my road atlas for potential hiking areas. Looking forward to hiking.



This Jackery is great and this is an entry level. Have my stereo plugged in and charging my gps and it is hardly using the available power impressed! Trying to run the battery down to give the solar panel a go.



crazy hot this early. I need to smoke dope and become an Oregon hippy lol. In summer..



testing the solar panel for charging.

Sitting outside drinking a beer with a fleece jacket on, probably 60F, feeling bad for you and your triple digits.

​​​​​​Time for a refill.
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60 degrees I won’t see until maybe October. I like sweat shirt and hoody weather.
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Brand name has here has been six bucks (US) a (US customary units) gallon. About ten percent off that at Costco
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Crazy gas prices. Not spending the money on boating this summer. I would rather have money for food. People around here are taking a hit wether they will admit it or not. This inflation is hurting everybody.
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Originally Posted by Kat12 View Post
On the way home tonight, I saw people lined up at a gas station that was charging only $4.35 a gallon (the station a few blocks down the street had it for $4.55, I believe, at least for credit payments-- is it common where you all live, too, to have a higher price for credit vs. cash?). ('My' station is a bit more off the beaten path than the ones on that very major street, so it's probably well cheaper.)
Yeah, we see that around here. Mostly from 'discount' no-name gas stations.

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Old 05-18-22, 11:14 PM
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Hm. We get it from mainstream stations, too. A lot of those have simply held over from the last time we did this high-gas-prices thing, but more that didn't do it previously are going to it as well...
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