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Old 06-18-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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Does the heat ever end????

Well, it's my first real summer in TX (moved from up north), and as I'm fiddling with my Suzuki, I get a drop of sweat on my glasses. This leads me to realize my light grey shirt looks like I ran a damn marathon in it.

I retreat to the A/C, check the weather, and it is 104*, feels like 108*. Holy crap!

What do I do in the heat? So far I've been dousing myself and my gear in water. (One of the guys at work took a little too much pleasure in hosing me down yesterday.

Apart from drinking like a fish, and dousing everything with water, any other tricks? I've been wearing a Buff soaked with water to protect my neck, and been leaving my long-sleeve shirt on underneath, as it seems I get hotter if I'm just wearing a T-shirt.
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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I moved from northern Indiana to just east of Shreveport a year ago, and here is what I do about the heat down here ...

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Old 06-18-2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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I count the days to the last week in September/first week in October when the fronts start rolling in and we get our nice riding weather back.
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:34 PM   #4
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I think it was last weekend I went through a good 8 quarts of green tea in one day. (And more of other fluids, it just struck me as I was mixing my second batch of the tea)
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:38 PM   #5
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Summer is the way us Texans thin the heard. With 10.000 people moving here every week it is our way of attempting to keep Texas still like Texas... All you can do is hydrate, hydrate and wait for October. Welcome to Texas.
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:50 PM   #6
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OP, this early summer shit is killing us , too. Oh the weather itself is normal, just the timing is way off. It ain't supposed to be this way. Yet. Setting records here at home.

If this crap continues, and it likely will, I think by August we may start thinking of Hell as a vacation spot.
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:56 PM   #7
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Summer is the way us Texans thin the heard. With 10.000 people moving here every week it is our way of attempting to keep Texas still like Texas... All you can do is hydrate, hydrate and wait for October. Welcome to Texas.
I'm having visions of my high school coaches yelling "HYDRATEHYDRATEHYDRATE!!!!!!!!!!!"

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Old 06-18-2011, 03:21 PM   #8
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Well, it's my first real summer in TX (moved from up north), and as I'm fiddling with my Suzuki, I get a drop of sweat on my glasses. This leads me to realize my light grey shirt looks like I ran a damn marathon in it.

I retreat to the A/C, check the weather, and it is 104*, feels like 108*. Holy crap!

What do I do in the heat? So far I've been dousing myself and my gear in water. (One of the guys at work took a little too much pleasure in hosing me down yesterday.

Apart from drinking like a fish, and dousing everything with water, any other tricks? I've been wearing a Buff soaked with water to protect my neck, and been leaving my long-sleeve shirt on underneath, as it seems I get hotter if I'm just wearing a T-shirt.

LOL, just wait till it's summer, then you'll really see some heat!
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:53 PM   #9
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We have two seasons here , Summer, And Winter... The switch get's thrown the last week in May and the last week in September...

I've got a bad feeling about this year..

It's gonna be HOT !

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Old 06-18-2011, 04:28 PM   #10
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welcome to tejas....

"...I must say as to what I have seen of Texas, it is the garden spot of the world."
David Crockett, letter, January 9, 1836


"If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent out Texas and live in Hell."
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Officers' Mess, Fort Clark, Texas, 1855

kinda depends on what time of the year you take the survey.....

cheer up - there's a cold front coming; be here about the second week of october.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:49 PM   #11
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Does the heat ever end

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Old 06-18-2011, 07:11 PM   #12
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I stay in the AC. If I'm gonna ride, it's in the morning. Heat slacks off a little by the end of Sept. You wont need a jacket till December.


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Old 06-18-2011, 07:56 PM   #13
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I just had to check a alarm at work. My daughter went with me on the bike. Moving temps were 105 and it's 9pm !! We were soaked when we got home.

This is the hottest it's been this early in years. It sucks, and sucks bad. But you don't have to shovel hot.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:23 PM   #14
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I do most of my shopping at night if I can get away with it.

I also keep my helmet soaked. If I go in to a friend's house, I find the helmet and water stay sufficiently cool, and there is usually a fresh source of water.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:11 AM   #15
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Getting use to the heat is like using a muscle: no pain no gain

Here is a great link that says it all.
http://brassmein.com/articles/acclimation.htm


If you get overheated just a little, take off the gear and cool off in the shade outdoors, not in ac. Temperature swings feel great, but only make it worse when you go back out.

I keep 10-15 Thermotabs in my med kit. I have very salty sweat, and I soak my shirt through 10 times a day. I wouldn't use them everyday, but if you are still lightheaded after you cool down, a couple tabs and a bottle of water will fix you right up.

Sweat, water, sodium and a microfiber layer. Wear a hat and long sleeves if you are in the sun.
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