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Old 06-19-2011, 09:04 PM   #31
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For as long as I can remember, when I do the gatorade thing, I get the powdered form, and make it at 1/2 strength or less. Goes a lot easier on my stomach, and is probably better in any case.

When I'm using a Camelbak, I like CamelBak's Elixir tabs. Not the best tasting, but easy to use when you don't have a good way to clean reservoirs for a while, and don't want crap growing in it. (DAMHIK!)
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:33 PM   #32
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It was a straight-up 108F here yesterday. Today we had a cool front come through and we only hit 103F.
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:56 AM   #33
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:02 AM   #34
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Had a fair amount of rain last nite. only 93 for today. wheres my sweater?
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:55 AM   #35
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We've had about 3 inches so far... plus our semi-annual run to the nursing home when the bad weather sets off their fire alarms.

Ground is soaking it all in; nothing has run off yet to fill the stock tanks...
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:45 PM   #36
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Good rain today, thunderstorms started around midnight, didn't rain much from 0700 - 0800, and was dry, and only a bit above 90*

Best of all was that because of the rain falling all night, the roads were washed clear of all the crap that has built up in the months it has been since it rained. Seriously, I think the last time it "rained" it was what Texans call "snow."

Also, I found out my Frogg Toggs work, which I haven't worn since I bought them months ago.
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:36 PM   #37
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My brother in law and family live in Cleburne, Tx. I was reading this and told him about your post.

He said just wait until July...you will LOVE it!
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:53 PM   #38
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My brother in law and family live in Cleburne, Tx. I was reading this and told him about your post.

He said just wait until July...you will LOVE it!
Screw that, all goes well, I'm starting July off in Colorado!
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:11 PM   #39
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from texas to colorado in the summertime....

you will likely find that colorado folks love texas money, but they ain't always crazy about the texans.
(ancient colorado hunting joke about texas hunters - yeah buddy, it's your elk, just let me get my saddle off of it....)
the truth is that a lot of texans get through the summers closing our eyes and imagining that we are in the high country. many a summer day in the construction racket, the vision of colorado was the carrot that got me through the day.

the sad part is when you have to come back - and it's still 103 degrees...
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you will likely find that colorado folks love texas money, but they ain't always crazy about the texans.
(ancient colorado hunting joke about texas hunters - yeah buddy, it's your elk, just let me get my saddle off of it....)
the truth is that a lot of texans get through the summers closing our eyes and imagining that we are in the high country. many a summer day in the construction racket, the vision of colorado was the carrot that got me through the day.

the sad part is when you have to come back - and it's still 103 degrees...
It gets worse... I was born in Southern CA, moved to Upstate NY, then to TX. What does that make me?

(A refuge from two states I never want to live in again! )

Could have made it to Colorado when I was in school, except I was always to slow to make the travel team.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:01 AM   #41
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:05 AM   #42
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if it gets too hot, hope that night time cools down to ride... night riding can be soothing haha
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:29 PM   #43
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Anyone remember the summer of 1980 in NE Oklahoma? Over 50 days in a row over 100 degrees. 12 or so days when it NEVER got below 100, even at night. I passed out twice that summer.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:04 PM   #44
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In Dallas that year we had 69 days in a row above 100. Hope this summer does not do the same. Hottest day was 113. Come on Global Cooling.
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if it gets too hot, hope that night time cools down to ride... night riding can be soothing haha
I do my grocery shopping at night if I can.
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