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Old 01-28-2013, 04:45 AM   #1
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When does it get stinkin" hot down south?

If I was planning a trip down south, " bama, miss, ect, when does it start to get uncomfortable for riding? I read a post from someone down south who mentioned how hot itwas in June. I know this seems like a silly question, and I have been south lots but never that far south.

So for you guys down there, is june to " late"? Beginning of May a better idea? Sometimes its still a wee bit chilly up here then. Late April? Possibility of a snowfall here.....
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:35 AM   #2
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If I was planning a trip down south, " bama, miss, ect, when does it start to get uncomfortable for riding? I read a post from someone down south who mentioned how hot itwas in June. I know this seems like a silly question, and I have been south lots but never that far south.

So for you guys down there, is june to " late"? Beginning of May a better idea? Sometimes its still a wee bit chilly up here then. Late April? Possibility of a snowfall here.....
It is 1/28 and forecast to be 75* here today. July and August are the really hot months in this area, I don't ride much during those months.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:29 AM   #3
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I get hot easy but its already stinking hot here in central FL. We yet again got no winter of any kind here. It's not the heat that gets me but the humidity, it can be 78 here and I chan hardly tolerate putting a mesh jacket on cause I sweat like a gorilla.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:50 AM   #4
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Don't even think about hanging around FL to TX when July rolls around. Early june is good. April is the best bet.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:05 AM   #5
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Stinking Hot is a completely relative term . You know from experience
in Ontario . There as down south. people standing within sight of
each other on the same day can have totally different descriptions
for what they experience of the temperature and humidity .
Some consider 25C too hot and burst out in sweat at the mention,
others feel it might be chilly .
This phenomenon has gotten worse as people live their lives
at home and work mostly in air conditioned boxes.They never
get acclimated ,loose all perspective listening to weather reporters
talking about exaggerated numbers for humidex numbers or"feels like"
temperatures, windchill values and on and on.
Go south to any point and any time in summer with
the expectation of warm weather like any hot day in
Ontario in summer . You will enjoy yourself ( I always do)
Local whiners knowledge can be a disservice ,you will just be
the tourist going through. Enjoy. Sure beats frost and snow !
If you notice yourself beginning to stink just take a good
shower at the motel and re apply deodorant as required ��

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:44 AM   #6
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Stinking Hot is a completely relative term . You know from experience
in Ontario . There as down south. people standing within sight of
each other on the same day can have totally different descriptions
for what they experience of the temperature and humidity .
Some consider 25C too hot and burst out in sweat at the mention,
others feel it might be chilly .
This phenomenon has gotten worse as people live their lives
at home and work mostly in air conditioned boxes.They never
get acclimated ,loose all perspective listening to weather reporters
talking about exaggerated numbers for humidex numbers or"feels like"
temperatures, windchill values and on and on.
Go south to any point and any time in summer with
the expectation of warm weather like any hot day in
Ontario in summer . You will enjoy yourself ( I always do)
Local whiners knowledge can be a disservice ,you will just be
the tourist going through. Enjoy. Sure beats frost and snow !
If you notice yourself beginning to stink just take a good
shower at the motel and re apply deodorant as required ��
Local whiner?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:03 AM   #7
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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 102°F/ 39°C, 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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Old 01-28-2013, 09:08 AM   #8
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Local whiner?
I don't think he realizes how deadly heat stroke can be in the South during the summer months.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:59 AM   #9
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Thanks for the replies. July and Aug are definatley no goes, I have been down to the gap in aug, yuck. I figured late April or very start of may would work. It just means I have to wear/ take cold weather gear as I could be leaving/ returning in a cold snap. I have never gone down to busabash at the gap held in late April as its always to cold and icy here still to ride.

Crap, more " stuff" to pack!
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:05 AM   #10
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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.

I still hate the heat after 29 years! Like others have said July/Aug are the WORST but doable. I got a mesh jacket this year and was thinking about one of the cooling vests. It's really not that bad if you stay moving, it's the stop lights that are killer. Stay hydrated!
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:13 AM   #11
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Never ride I-75 thru Georgia in the middle of July.

Nothing works: jacket on, jacket off, dumping water on yourself, stopping, going, going faster, going slower, sitting under a shade tree, nothing.

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Old 01-28-2013, 03:16 PM   #12
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If I was planning a trip down south, " bama, miss, ect, when does it start to get uncomfortable for riding? I read a post from someone down south who mentioned how hot itwas in June. I know this seems like a silly question, and I have been south lots but never that far south.
Last June after the school year finished (I'm a teacher) we rode two up from upstate NY to St. Pete Florida to New Orleans thru west Texas and ended up at the Grand Canyon..Over 100 every day..... ...Not much better on the return trip thru Santa Fe,Tulsa,Memphis etc...and then Nashville was a freekin' oven.....UGH !!! We had to spend a lot of time in the bars on Broadway to get prepped for the last leg home ...Hot 24 day trip but once we got home ...No Regrets.....It was great...Just had to learn to deal with it.......Leave early am/Stay hydrated/Park in the shade....
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:20 PM   #13
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If I was planning a trip down south, " bama, miss, ect, when does it start to get uncomfortable for riding? I read a post from someone down south who mentioned how hot itwas in June. I know this seems like a silly question, and I have been south lots but never that far south.

So for you guys down there, is june to " late"? Beginning of May a better idea? Sometimes its still a wee bit chilly up here then. Late April? Possibility of a snowfall here.....
TN? Tomorrow but no idea about the next day. You just never know.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:27 PM   #14
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:21 PM   #15
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I'm from Louisiana and it "stinkin hot" all summer. You can get use to it after a few days but what you can't get use too is those fuckin mosquitoes eatin your ass alive after the sun goes down.
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