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91 degrees in April!...wuss humiliation question

Old 04-28-09, 01:36 PM
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91 degrees in April!...wuss humiliation question

So it’s friggin’ hot here in Hartford, CT today. It was 68 on my commute in, and it looks like the commute out to my group ride outta be a scorcher. I asked a guy that I work with who often attends these group rides if he was going today and he replied, “no, it’s too hot”. Dude, it’s friggin’ April…he has a long summer ahead of him if he’s already wussin’ out this early. I've already barraged him with zingers, but I thought I’d open it up to BF to submit some of their own.
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Old 04-28-09, 01:54 PM
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"If you think it's hot now, imagine how much worse it will be when your laziness leads to obesity. Saddle up, fatty."
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Old 04-28-09, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Thunder Dan View Post
So it’s friggin’ hot here in Hartford, CT today. It was 68 on my commute in, and it looks like the commute out to my group ride outta be a scorcher. I asked a guy that I work with who often attends these group rides if he was going today and he replied, “no, it’s too hot”. Dude, it’s friggin’ April…he has a long summer ahead of him if he’s already wussin’ out this early. I've already barraged him with zingers, but I thought I’d open it up to BF to submit some of their own.
I suggest taking the mup home and wearing a reflective vest.
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Old 04-28-09, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Thunder Dan View Post
So it’s friggin’ hot here in Hartford, CT today. It was 68 on my commute in, and it looks like the commute out to my group ride outta be a scorcher. I asked a guy that I work with who often attends these group rides if he was going today and he replied, “no, it’s too hot”. Dude, it’s friggin’ April…he has a long summer ahead of him if he’s already wussin’ out this early. I've already barraged him with zingers, but I thought I’d open it up to BF to submit some of their own.
Ask him if he remembers what January looked like around here...this should jog his memory...
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Old 04-28-09, 02:13 PM
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Down here in Florida we wonder what all the hoopla is all about. 88 degrees? Hello.....
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Old 04-28-09, 02:17 PM
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It was 90-plus degrees here this weekend, and I still raced Sunday afternoon - twice.

The cat 5 race was a 2:15 while the cat 4/5 race was at 3:40. To be fair though, I was pretty cooked, pun intended, about 5 minutes in to the 4/5 race.
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Old 04-28-09, 02:25 PM
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I have the opposite wussy issue. It was 68 this morning on my way in to work, now I have to ride home in the rain without gear and it's only 40 something.
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Old 04-28-09, 02:33 PM
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I don't like riding in this kind of heat unless I have to and since almost all of my rides are early in the morning it works out just fine. I've done all sorts of rides in 90+ degree weather and while it wasn't the worst thing in the world it didn't inspire me to keep doing it.
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Old 04-28-09, 03:17 PM
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It doesn't get hot until the temps hit the triple digits. 90 is awesome riding weather. HTFU!
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Old 04-28-09, 03:18 PM
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People will use any excuse for being wussies. I hear that crap out here all the time - "It's 80 degrees - even though it will be cooler at 5,000 feet, it's still too hot for me to climb up." If it wasn't for the heat, it would be some other lame excuse!
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Old 04-28-09, 03:25 PM
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I love riding in the heat, way better than cold.
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tell him that every rider in the South is laughing at him.
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Old 04-28-09, 03:25 PM
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Meh, people go through motivational phases. I do this all the time (internally of course). Since I usually ride by myself, I don't have anyone to kick my ass into gear.

Be zinginly encouraging. If you zing him too much he'll just not go straight up. Just say you're really only feeling a easy ride, and then by the time he gets out he'll probably be up for a hammerfest.

I ride in MI summers (90F with a ton of humidity) and I have a head full of dreadlocks. It's kind of like wearing this on your head, but I still manage to go.
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Old 04-28-09, 03:27 PM
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I got sunburned pretty good on the ride today. And tomorrow the forecast is cloudy and 50-60º.

Ass.
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Old 04-28-09, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
tell him that every rider in the South is laughing at him.
Not to worry; every rider in the north laughs at the southern riders when they post tales of "how cold" it's getting.
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Heat should make you want to ride harder because the faster you ride, the faster you get over the hill and the faster you get to go home. Last week it hit 101F on my computer in some parts of Rockland County. That was fun, esp. with my $30 POS helmet.

I figure after spending nearly $2K for wheels I would have already gotten a well-ventilated helmet for $150.
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Heat should make you want to ride harder because the faster you ride, the faster you get over the hill and the faster you get to go home. Last week it hit 101F on my computer in some parts of Rockland County. That was fun, esp. with my $30 POS helmet.

I figure after spending nearly $2K for wheels I would have already gotten a well-ventilated helmet for $150.
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Old 04-28-09, 04:22 PM
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Heat should make you want to ride harder because the faster you ride, the faster you get over the hill and the faster you get to go home. Last week it hit 101F on my computer in some parts of Rockland County. That was fun, esp. with my $30 POS helmet.

I figure after spending nearly $2K for wheels I would have already gotten a well-ventilated helmet for $150.
Those computers are pretty far off oftentimes. Mine will read 15 degrees high when it's hot out, I wouldn't trust it too much.
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On today's ride I drank (3) 32 oz water bottles and a 20 oz lemonade in 4 hours.

I ran out of water in the last 5 miles too.
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Used to commute 12 miles each way to UT Austin in the summer (AC in the car was broken) - at 6PM in July and August it was freaking hot, always over 90 degrees. You get used to it. When we used to ride on the weekends, we would start at 8AM and be back at 11AM. I would frequently go from bike, through house, out back, and straight into the pool, pausing just long enough to ditch the helmet and shoes.
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It's been a long, miserable, cold winter, and now that we finally get some decent riding weather he's complaining about the heat?!?! I did 50 miles this morning and it was awesome, especially after riding all winter in the ice and cold.
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90 degrees is great riding weather!

115 is where I draw the line.
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