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Old 06-25-2011, 05:10 PM   #46
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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.


IIRC we had a 113, several over 110.

Global cooling may be on the way. I read an article about how the sun may be having less solar flares for the next few years. In jr. high science class we were taught that in years with more solar activity (flares) , the earth is hotter.
There was a giant flareup on the sun several days ago. That is probably where our current heatwave is coming from.
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:28 PM   #47
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Note to self: A 1 liter water bottle, and a planned trip to transfer the title on a new bike, about 30 miles max, turning into a 200 mile day because the state won't like the "alteration" on the title, so I called up the seller to meet him, and have it sign a document saying he wrote over a '9' twice.

On the way back, run several errands, and make sure you know the signs of dehydration soon enough to visit a Taco Cabana, have some enchiladas, and LOTS of sweet tea.

And be grateful I never stopped sweating. (Then wonder that I'm someone who is grateful for sweating. )

If you are going to be out all day, find a resupply for water. (I'm glad I got a 4 liter water bag for my upcoming trip!)
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:32 PM   #48
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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.


I remember it here in Texas. Watching the sun come up every morning thinking
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:15 AM   #49
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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!
No way! I grew up there and just moved back. Does he ride?
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:21 AM   #50
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Anyone ever tried the cooling vests? Supposedly you soak them and they absorb water and as they evaporate they cool you while riding.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:28 AM   #51
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Anyone ever tried the cooling vests? Supposedly you soak them and they absorb water and as they evaporate they cool you while riding.
Got a link?

I have a "cool tie" thats' been serving me well in this heat. It's got some beads of some sort inside that absorb water and stay noticeably damp for a little over an hour or so.

I'd imagine a vest of similar construction would be delightful.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:05 PM   #52
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Anyone ever tried the cooling vests? Supposedly you soak them and they absorb water and as they evaporate they cool you while riding.
I've been putting serious thought into what I think is call "Phase Change Material" vest. Same thing, except no soaking, so no soaking your clothes through to the skin. Soaking through is fine if I'm heading home, or on a trip where I don't care, but I'd rather not arrive for a mid-day meeting, lunch, or whatnot soaked through.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:17 PM   #53
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I've got one of the u-soak-em kind. I think they do pretty well in the dry heat. Not so good in the humidity we've been having. I took it with me on a 425 mile scoot Saturday and never put it on. Might should have, though. It got a might toasty on the way home.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:51 PM   #54
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There is a pill I take - makes 100 feel like 72. Let's see - what was the name of that......
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:38 PM   #55
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No way! I grew up there and just moved back. Does he ride?
I'm in Burleson, n00bie. Saw yer e36 in another thread. Wanna run my Audi?
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:49 PM   #56
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I'm in Burleson, n00bie. Saw yer e36 in another thread. Wanna run my Audi?
Sounds fun. What's been done to your Audi?

I need to change all fluids and get it street legal again. Where's the best source for 116 octane up here? When I put it together I had a source in Lufkin.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:02 PM   #57
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Sounds fun. What's been done to your Audi?

I need to change all fluids and get it street legal again. Where's the best source for 116 octane up here? When I put it together I had a source in Lufkin.
I'm the car chief on these: www.momentumracegroup.com can getcha whatever fuel you need.

Audi's chipped with full exhaust and full suspension. pulls 18lbs boost on the 2.7 with 6speed and quattro.

she hangs with the new M5's.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:27 PM   #58
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I just came thru Tx on the 25th and 26th, Jasper, D/FW, Wichita Fall, and Amarillo. OMG It was soooo hot! Reportedly in the hundreds and felt like it all the way. I had forgotten just how hot it can be in summer in Texas.

But it was still a great trip. Any day on a bike is...

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Old 07-03-2011, 09:12 PM   #59
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Very nice. You're running 1 psi more than me but your Audi probably makes better torque.

I need race gas or the will to hook the methanol system up. The AFRs look great with 116 so I just haven't been motivated to mess with her much these days.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:33 AM   #60
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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.
I remember. I worked the grounds at St Francis Hospital, but I was the only guy who got to work nights. I drove a little tanker truck up to a pond in the hills behind the hospital. I filled the truck at the pond, then watered the trees on the grounds with the water. My truck had a spotlight, and a blue cherry on the top. I saw quite a number of bare asses in parked cars up in the woods late at night.

The one time I worked during the day, I had to wear plastic protective gear while we sprayed the trees for some sort of pest. They gave me and the other guy the next two days off, with pay, because it was so hot.
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