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Old 03-25-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Here's one southerner who absolutely hates hot weather. In fact, I moved 2600 miles away from the south just to get away from it! It would suit me fine if I never saw 70+ degrees again.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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Again, when you get cooking desert heat in July... my first instinct is to go for a run to warm-up for a long bike ride.
Let's just pretend that's normal.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Let's just pretend that's normal.
I understand that it's far outside the norm, and I'm content with it. That's the price you pay for being awesome
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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Let's just pretend that's normal.
I remember stopping at a gas station for some supplies near Yuma, my car thermometer was reading over 120 F. Up rolls a cyclist, making some cross Arizona leg, to buy some water. Damn, now that's tough.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I remember stopping at a gas station for some supplies near Yuma, my car thermometer was reading over 120 F. Up rolls a cyclist, making some cross Arizona leg, to buy some water. Damn, now that's tough.
Yep! You get used to it after awhile, and it just becomes part of the experience. I really like the canyons around here. Cycling up a canyon for four or five miles, sometimes more like ten, in 100+ heat is absolutely worth it (if your heart can take it) for the ride back down the other side! Nothing like 40+ mph downhill switchbacks on a road bike!
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Here's one southerner who absolutely hates hot weather. In fact, I moved 2600 miles away from the south just to get away from it! It would suit me fine if I never saw 70+ degrees again.
That sounds positively terrible.



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Again, when you get cooking desert heat in July... my first instinct is to go for a run to warm-up for a long bike ride.
I'm right with you on this my friend. I'm a bike commuter and this last summer we had 90 days of 100+ heat...as long as I practiced common sense (i.e. bringing plenty of water, riding mostly in shade, not wearing cotton) it was a highly enjoyable 5 miles I also love not having to wear a hundred stupid layers for my commute like I did much of the year living in CO.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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That sounds positively terrible.

Werd. If I never saw anything below 70 again...

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I'm right with you on this my friend. I'm a bike commuter and this last summer we had 90 days of 100+ heat...as long as I practiced common sense (i.e. bringing plenty of water, riding mostly in shade, not wearing cotton) it was a highly enjoyable 5 miles I also love not having to wear a hundred stupid layers for my commute like I did much of the year living in CO.
Yeah, I tend to bring a pack with a couple extra big bottles of Gatorade, and a Camelback full of water that sits inside the backpack.

I'm totally nuts, though... I have a couple pairs of those extra-thick rodeo Levi's that I usually wear when biking, regardless of the temperature, just in case of road rash I don't really feel it once I get moving.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Werd. If I never saw anything below 70 again...
Wouldn't hear me complainin'.

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Yeah, I tend to bring a pack with a couple extra big bottles of Gatorade, and a Camelback full of water that sits inside the backpack.

I'm totally nuts, though... I have a couple pairs of those extra-thick rodeo Levi's that I usually wear when biking, regardless of the temperature, just in case of road rash I don't really feel it once I get moving.
Oi!

A backpack AND jeans?? Living in SoCal must be nice Here in Central Texas your back and jeans would be sopping. Panniers, mid-thigh shorts and Chacos/5 Fingers are the only way I know how to do things... I'll risk the road rash

I fart in the general direction of the cooler-than-thou types around here who insist on wearing their designer jeans, TOMS and sweet Timbuk2 messenger bags in August whilst riding their fixies...as if I don't look like nerdy enough with my setup.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I bike commuted in middle TN for about three years. I've ridden in 110 degree heat and in temperatures near zero (and a windchill below zero), and I could definitely handle the cold better. Not that extreme cold (extreme for TN anyway) was my favorite, but I liked it better than heat. My ideal riding weather is about 40-55. In other words, winter here.
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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I'm cold, somebody hold me, I'm scared
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