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Old 01-28-2013, 09:03 AM   #7
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Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Brandon, MS (On The Rez)
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I live in central Mississippi and August is the hottest month. For those of us that live down here and grew up with the heat it's not a big deal, but, for others the heat can be deadly. If you ride down here during July/August time frame wear cool, loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water. The temp rarely goes above 102F/ 39C, but, the humidity is around 90% all the time. You will keep dumping buckets of sweat but it won't evaporate and cool you off like it does in drier climates. They send guys from up north down to Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, MS to acclimate them to the heat before sending them to Afghanistan. I'm not trying to scare you from riding down here in those months, I just want you to be prepared. I'm making a couple of trips to Alaska this summer but send me a PM when you make it down here. Maybe we can do some riding.
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