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Old 07-12-2011, 02:46 PM   #61
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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.
I was doing a lot of bicycling that year. A friend said it was so hot that when he farted it felt like his butt was air conditioned. True Story.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:36 PM   #62
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:32 AM   #63
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I was doing a lot of bicycling that year. A friend said it was so hot that when he farted it felt like his butt was air conditioned. True Story.
.....High of 78 here today
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:32 PM   #64
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Like the General said..............

In 1866 Gen. Phil Sheridan said: “If I owned Hell and Texas I’d rent Texas and live in Hell.” I have been "renting" it for the last 70 years. And I love it. Much better than ice and snow. As was mentioned earlier, we rely on the heat to keep the "riff raff" out. Rode home at 104f today and it was much nicer than 40f.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:20 AM   #65
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I'm trying to switch my sleep schedule, so that I get home from work, usually by 1830, eat a fast dinner, watch a TV show, then fall asleep.

All so I can get up by ~0200 or 0300 to do work out in the garage, as for some reason (I suspect the city holds in heat?) the temperatures peak around 1900.

Bottom line the heat doesn't *really* bother me, but my office is air conditioned so damn cold I get de-acclimated to heat. Hell, sometimes I wear a light coat inside.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:23 PM   #66
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Yep, the city holds the heat...all the concrete and asphalt...thats why small towns, rural areas are so nice and cool at night and D/FW, San Antonio, Austin, etc. rarely dip much below 90 degrees until well after midnight.

Now, fact is, its summertime and we're in Texas. Its gonna be hot. And, unless you are with me up here in the Panhandle, you can be thankful come wintertime that you aren't in the Midwest or in the Northeast.

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Old 07-29-2011, 05:49 PM   #67
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Pissed heat

Its only hot when you stop. And just think its also hurricane season.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:05 PM   #68
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Yep, the city holds the heat...all the concrete and asphalt...thats why small towns, rural areas are so nice and cool at night and D/FW, San Antonio, Austin, etc. rarely dip much below 90 degrees until well after midnight.

Now, fact is, its summertime and we're in Texas. Its gonna be hot. And, unless you are with me up here in the Panhandle, you can be thankful come wintertime that you aren't in the Midwest or in the Northeast.

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0100 and 80* here right now.
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:33 AM   #69
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Better question is what was I doing waking up at 0100 or so? Depressing, as I remember when I'd be just gearing up for fun at 0100 on a Saturday morning.
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:43 AM   #70
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If it's over 90 degrees, I do not go riding.

Extreme heat takes the pleasure away from
enjoying everything about the ride.

Shorter early morning rides get me through the dog days of summer.

It reached 100 degrees here in NC today.....riding......no no no.
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:14 AM   #71
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Did a business trip from RGV to Bastrop area this past weekend and was seeing ambient temps of 104 - 109 at speed and when I got behind slow moving traffic leading up to the resort hotel I saw 113.

Trip was not as uncomfortable as I thought It would be but I guess I'm acclimated from a lifetime in Texas. I must admit, though, that occasional solitary clouds hiding the sun seemed heavenly.

Looking forward to last week in September/first week in October when we generally get our first cool front.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:51 PM   #72
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Exactly......that is why I don't live in Texas.... used to live in san Antonio, lots of fun but just too hot.

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Old 07-30-2011, 07:26 PM   #73
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Yeah, year round riding for the most part here in Western NC. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway results in many dog ear'd magazines. North Carolina is jam packed with Mountain roads, twisties and switchbacks and cool temps to boot!



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Old 07-31-2011, 07:30 PM   #74
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Left home Sat morning, camped last night, and just got back an hour or so ago. Only time in A/C was when grabbing food. I'm quite sure I made an impression walking into the last place in my full one piece.

When I got home and saw the extensive sweat, I have to wonder what the waitress was thinking.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:59 PM   #75
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Where'd you camp? Tips for camping in the summer? Perhaps a cot to get cooling all around? I hate and thus avoid camping in the summer, it's unbearable.
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