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Old 03-08-2014, 06:43 PM
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Is it always 100 degrees in Phoenix? There is a thing such as architecture where one can design things that provide shade along bike paths. There is always a solution for every problem.

Though I doubt right wing Phoenix will ever become a bike friendly city.
It is very hot in Phoenix, all summer long. What type of architecture do you recommend, since your knowledge of Phoenix is so great?

Average high in May is 95 (meaning some days hotter), June 104, July 106, August 105, Sept 100. Average low in July, 84.
Average Weather for Phoenix, AZ - Temperature and Precipitation
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:31 PM
 
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Having biked in 100 degree heat, the secret is a cold drink, a hat, and cycling fast enough to generate a breeze. In a low humidity heat like Phoenix, moving fast cools things off quite nicely. And Phoenix has a nice new air conditioned light rail system if it gets too hot.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:30 PM
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Hot enough and it feels like a hairdryer. In heat I often bike shirtless. Also, 100 degree heat isn't as bad with shade and/or low sun angle.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:47 PM
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Hot enough and it feels like a hairdryer. In heat I often bike shirtless. Also, 100 degree heat isn't as bad with shade and/or low sun angle.
You think there's a lot of shade in Phoenix? Do you think the sun is at a low angle there May-September?
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:54 PM
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You think there's a lot of shade in Phoenix? Do you think the sun is at a low angle there May-September?
Obviously no shade, that's a silly question. Not sure why you're asking that. I didn't mention Phoenix

There is a low sun angle in Phoenix in the early morning and evening
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:01 PM
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Obviously no shade, that's a silly question. Not sure why you're asking that. I didn't mention Phoenix

There is a low sun angle in Phoenix in the early morning and evening
We were talking about Phoenix, or so I thought. And, we're looking at al lot of days well over 100.
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:04 PM
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We were talking about Phoenix, or so I thought. And, we're looking at al lot of days well over 100.
As i said, My post did not mention Phoenix it was about my biking experience
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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Phoenix seems quite confident in their level of bikeability:

Bicycling - Official Site of the City of Phoenix
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:01 PM
 
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Research report on why Canadian cycling rates are much higher than American, even though the weather is crappier. http://policy.rutgers.edu/faculty/pu...icyArticle.pdf

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Old 03-08-2014, 11:01 PM
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As i said, My post did not mention Phoenix it was about my biking experience
We were talking about Phoenix. The only reference to your own biking experience is that sometimes you ride w/o a shirt. The rest could be applicable to Phoenix, Tucumcari or wherever.
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