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Old 05-02-04, 10:19 PM
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What is the highest temp. you guys/girls will ride in?

I went riding a couple days ago when it broke 100F. I was broiling...

BTW I didn't know it was going to be that hot. It was fine that morning, about 75F then about 11:30 the sun just decided to try and kill us.
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I did a group ride one afternoon in 42C/107F heat with about 8% humidity (very dry) and that was not pleasant. All of us shortcut, we only did 40km that day. Most clubs cancel races for temps over 37C/98F. Anything over 32/90F in the middle of the day gets uncomfortable after a few hours.

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Old 05-02-04, 11:00 PM
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If I know its gonna be hot I ride early in the morning or after 4/5pm when it starts to cool off a bit and the sun isn't so directly overhead. Hottest I rode in was around 110 and it was hellish.
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Old 05-02-04, 11:02 PM
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During summer in Sacramento, the hottest part of the day is 5-6pm. So my evening commute in July is typically in 100-105F heat. But as we say, "it's a dry heat."
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Originally Posted by caloso
During summer in Sacramento, the hottest part of the day is 5-6pm. So my evening commute in July is typically in 100-105F heat. But as we say, "it's a dry heat."
The worst kind of heat in my opinion. I have no idea what the actual highest temperature ride I've done, but definitely 100F+ In the cooler months I can usually get by with just 21oz. of water per 50 miles, but when summer hits I go through 48oz. on just the 25mile portion of my rides.
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Old 05-03-04, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso
During summer in Sacramento, the hottest part of the day is 5-6pm. So my evening commute in July is typically in 100-105F heat. But as we say, "it's a dry heat."
It's not the ride that I find uncomfortable (unless your climbing ), it's the sitting at stoplights that is just miserable in high heat.
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Old 05-03-04, 09:14 AM
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The highest temp I have ever ridden in was 125f when I lived in Phoenix. This year, let's see, it was 85f at 6am today so it should hit about 107 to 110f (as long as the wind does not pick up.). This will be the highest temp for this year so far.

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Old 05-03-04, 10:07 AM
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Here in the land of extremes 107F/42C for the hottest ride.
Coldest was -34F/-37C this past winter.
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I'd rather ride in 110 degree/10% humidity than in 85 degree/80% humidity!
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I don't mind dry heat so much. It's the humididty that really kills me.
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I did a 64 mile ride in 104F temps (yes, here in Minnesota), I didn't know it was that warm when I did it and I was doing just fine until I got home and my wife had a fit that I didn't call and let her know I was okay.
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Up to a certain temperature, well into the 90's I am fine on rides, and have even done a 65 miler where the temperature was recorded at 105F. What gets me though is Humidity. I have been shattered with temperaturs as low as 80F but with very high Humidity, until plenty of salt was taken. Then I managed to do the 35miler and actually won my class as I was the only one to take salt.
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Originally Posted by Stealthman_1

It's not the ride that I find uncomfortable (unless your climbing ), it's the sitting at stoplights that is just miserable in high heat.
Dead on, Stealthman. You'll stop at a light and feel the sweat just cascading out of your helmet. Blah.

If I drink enough, I'm fine. Last July 4 I rode up the American River Bike Trail to Stealthman's neck of the woods (Granite Bay, actually) and drank four bottles worth of water. Thankfully, there are plenty of water fountains along the ARBT for refills.
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Old 05-03-04, 09:31 PM
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In 1999 I copped 47 Degrees C. Highest temperature of the last summer was only about 42 C. However, temperatures alone don't tell the full story. For one thing, 42 C was in about 70% humidity, so you can probably add another 6-7 to the temperature to cover for that. The other thing about Queensland heat is that it's totally relentless. If it's going to be 40 degrees C on a particular day, it will be 38 by 5am. There is no escape...
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Old 05-03-04, 10:03 PM
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This thread makes me hot just reading it lol
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Rode home in a very dry 102 yesterday. Nice ride actually. I start to feel the heat at 105 and usually above that it starts to affect me more and more. Hottest I have ridden in was 113. I am sure to beat that this summer though.
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97F in 100% humidity. It was down in central florida. I had to stop after an hour or so cause i thought my heart was going to explode. I was mountain biking on sandy trails, god it was hard even when it wasn't really hot. I was drenched, it was fun though. I had a good high after it. Peace.
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97F in 100% humidity. It was down in central florida. I had to stop after an hour or so cause i thought my heart was going to explode. I was mountain biking on sandy trails, god it was hard even when it wasn't really hot. I was drenched, it was fun though. I had a good high after it. Peace.
Well, I live in central Florida and it is already in the 90's with 100% humidity... When I finish biking, I look like I just got out of the swimming pool.. All I can say is drink lots and lots and lots of water..
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bab, yeah, I'm over on the west coast. 90 to 100% relative humidity is quite common. And it SUCKS! It's like riding into a 10 mph headwind. The air is heavy and stale and you start sweating just buckling your shoes! Water intake is a necessity, but as mentioned above, you need salt to retain the water. A couple bites of beef jerky about 2 hrs before the ride really helps!

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Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
bab, yeah, I'm over on the west coast. 90 to 100% relative humidity is quite common. And it SUCKS! It's like riding into a 10 mph headwind. The air is heavy and stale and you start sweating just buckling your shoes! Water intake is a necessity, but as mentioned above, you need salt to retain the water. A couple bites of beef jerky about 2 hrs before the ride really helps!

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Not only is it hot and very humid, but there is little temperature relief at night. Noon and midnight temperature is about the same. It's hot, humid and constant. Summer in FL sucks! Oh ya, and don't forget our state bird the mosquito.
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Ah riding in heat is never fun, back when I didn't have a car I had to bike 6 miles to work everyday back and forth during the summer. A few of those days it exceeded 100F degrees one day I think was about 102F and that wasn't factoring in the humidity. It was a really humid day and when I got home factoring in the humidity it was about 113F degrees . Ah bad thing too is I jumped in the pool right when I got home. No joke the second I got out I was already sweating again.
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Yup, here in central Florida during the summer the humidity is awful. You sweat and sweat but never cool off because your sweat will not evaporate.
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Originally Posted by H. Star
Not only is it hot and very humid, but there is little temperature relief at night. Noon and midnight temperature is about the same. It's hot, humid and constant. Summer in FL sucks! Oh ya, and don't forget our state bird the mosquito.
Something in that post sounds rather familiar. Substitute FL for QLD and you've just about got it.
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When I lived in Bakersfield California I rode in 112 degree heat and guess what? IT WAS FREAKIN HOT! So hot you could not even come close to pedaling at speeds you would normally pedal at. I rode in this heat for about 12 minutes then turned around and went home to the air conditioner and the ceiling fan blowing on me. But some people do better in heat then others-I'm not one of those people. If it goes over 100 I try to stay home in the day and ride at night when it's cooler.

But now I live in Fort Wayne Indiana-I don't think I'll be seeing to many days of over 100 degrees anymore!
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