Originally Posted by acejones
East of Dallas you can forget about evaporative cooling. The humidity just will not allow it. I also suggest hotels. You'll rest better and be more alert for the next day. If you can't afford hotels and nutricious meals you can't afford the trip. Ride safe.
You are speakng the truth...as a So Cal guy, which means dry heat, I felt like I'd hit a wall of water just west of San Antonio (I was on a 4 Corners in 21 Days ride).
I remember asking a motel clerk (camping was OUT of the question) how long it took to get used to the humidity. She said, "Honey, you NEVER get used to this." This from a native Alabama resident.
On the flip side, I never met nicer people than Southerners....