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Old 08-01-02, 11:20 AM
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Hot as hell out there!

What temps do all of you find yourself riding in. Its usually around 93-100 down here with an average humidity level of a little over 40...gets into the 80's and 90's sometimes. The heat index is of course usuallyl over a hundred and well to say the least... its hot out there. These temps run this high from about 10am to 4pm . Just wanted to know what kind of suffering all of you are/arent going through this summer.
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Old 08-01-02, 11:38 AM
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Well, we can't compare to the heat of Mississippi, but in Montreal we've been having a very warm, sunny summer after a cold, crappy spring. We've had some pretty hot, humid days with temps in the upper 80s to 90s and it can be very humid. However, we've also had enough variation to make it bearable- some cooler days with temps in the 70s. ON brutally hot days, of course, you have to go riding really early or late in the day. It's actually been a really beautiful summer, weatherwise, although it got kind of dry for a while but we've had some good soaking rains, good for the farms!

The last few days have been very warm but not humid, however today a heat advisory is in effect.
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Old 08-01-02, 11:47 AM
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Seems like highs have been in mid-90's for the past several days...plus the high humidity...heat indexes range from 100-115...and then today (and probably the next several days) an ozone alert...makes the lungs feel just wunderific...
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Yes Washington DC area has been hot too.
Creeping around in the 90s with high humidity.
Really bites as I cannot bike in that heat. I am soooo ready for the fall!!!

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expected high of 99 today (37 for you metric types) with
humidity in mid 40's heat index currently 101 (it'll go up, believe
me). Windy enough that we don't have any alerts.
I personally don't go out if we get to Red (air quality bad
to unhealthy), I just stay in and ride the rollers.

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Old 08-01-02, 12:06 PM
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The heat index in the D.C. area has reached 110 over the last few days. It's hot, but I just keep moving on the bike to keep that (leaden) breeze going.
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Originally posted by Chris K
Yes Washington DC area has been hot too.
Creeping around in the 90s with high humidity.
Really bites as I cannot bike in that heat. I am soooo ready for the fall!!!

Chris
I live in DC area too....I usually end up riding at night after work...its not so bad then
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Old 08-01-02, 01:17 PM
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I'm in a desert in southern AZ. It seems a bit warm here at any temp above 105. Otherwise, it's pretty comfortable.

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Old 08-01-02, 01:48 PM
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Yes I should give that evening breeze a chance...
Was trying to go out in the early morning but late evenings cancelled that 'til now.
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Old 08-01-02, 03:08 PM
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Eat your hearts out folks! S. F. bay area is currently sunny, 72 deg. , & 68% humidity. Expected to remain that way through the weekend!
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(cues Nelly music)

*it's getting hot in here....*
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No riding going on here. Too hot. End of story.
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Old 08-01-02, 05:29 PM
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... and it's another beautiful winter day in Perth, Western Australia. Light showers this morning, followed by a maximum of 18 degrees celcius.
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Like lotek said it's a steady diet of 100+ here. I usually head out at around 6:30 or 7:00 am for about an hour. I'm all bundled up in the AC by 8:30.

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Imagine 3 weeks of highs around +14 - 17 (50-60's) then being dumped back into 90 - 95 (+30's) temps, humidity levels around 50 to 60 % and smog alerts. My lungs are suffocating. I got them cleaned out with the clean, cool air in Australia and now I'm having a very difficult time adapting to this weather. Usually, heat and humidity doesn't bother me. Aussie winters are to die for!

The weatherman said we've had 19 days of 90's this summer. But it's not the hottest summer on record.
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I keep telling you to move down here. Why would you live anywhere else?
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On the way home from riding this evening, (7:45pm), the radio said it was still 95 deg. But I love riding when it's hot. No complaints here!
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as long as it is dry....i can deal with any other weather.....bring on the heat. bring on the cold. bring on the wind. precipitation will prevent me from a ride (only because of the trouble of cleaning the bike afterwards)
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All I can say is if we ever get some cool weather here in Fl. my speed and endurance is going to be through the roof.After a slow ride today in the midday heat I waited till the evening for the return trip(the beach tends to have that effect) .While the temperature was still 88 there was a nice breeze and I was in a groove making great time and not wanting to stop.I am beginning to realize just how much the heat slows you down but it is awesome for building endurance.
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I've been in FL in the summer and it's insufferable. And I've been in DC when it's hot in may and the humidity is horrible. DC is not a city whose weather I would like - the winters look dreary and rainy, the summers oppressive. However, so far SF and Perth sound most appealing!
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In have been having problems with road tires i am new to road biking.
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But I love riding when it's hot. No complaints here!
I love the heat too, the only time I don't is when I am sitting at traffic lights next to endless cues of traffic, creating even more heat.

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If you are all to hot ...check out the new product that I have created called COOLBODY... www.mymugz.com
It is unreal how it keeps the body core temp down...Try it you will like it...
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Try the new COOLBODY product on www.mymugz.com It will cool you down!!!
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Memphis is pretty crap. Highs in 90's, with heat index it's 100 or more. Humidity always seems to be 70% or higher. I don't mind the heat so much when riding, but when I'm in direct sunlight it's miserable. And god forbid you ride on a newly laid black tar street. You have the sun beating down on you from above, and the heat bouncing right up into your face from below. It's like riding your bike in a sauna. I can't wait to see what it's like to ride in the fall here. Ugh...except I bet the mold's going to be high. I love Memphis
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