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View Poll Results: Too Hot To Freakin' Ride?
It's never been too hot to ride; I'd ride through ! 134 54.69%
Sometimes it's too hot to ride, so I don't. 85 34.69%
Oh, man! No question? 26 10.61%
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:27 PM   #41
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just increase salt's and water intake

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Old 06-26-2009, 04:31 PM   #42
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too hot to ride = too cold to ride.

i rode during winter, i ride during summer. but i tend to take a nice shower after i get home from riding.
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:04 PM   #43
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I ride pretty much all the time, but if I know I will be getting stuck in traffic I avoid the bike like the plague. There is no need to put myself through the discomfort of inside the loop traffic in 100 degree heat. Plus I like to wear flip flops and shorts sometimes (my lazy side emerges).
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:07 PM   #44
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i would ride in track leather in the middle of the day during the middle of August!! puzzies its never too hot
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:23 PM   #45
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I've been riding all year round even in this heat. Commuting on 610, 59, 8 and yes stuck in traffic.

Is it too hot to ride? Probably yes.

Will I continue to ride. ya!!!

Too each their own. Someone said it before here - just stay hydrated on the rides and try to keep moving. At some point it can become dangerous to ride and get dehydrated if you are not prepared.
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:30 PM   #46
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It's never too hot or two cold. In February I wear a fleece under the leather. Right now it's a mesh jacket. Used the bike to commute 9 of the last 10 days, only took the truck one day because carrying a jeep bumper on a 'tard is a .

I will draw the line at rain. For no other reason than I'm too cheap to buy proper rain gear.
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:34 PM   #47
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:36 PM   #48
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It was freak'n hot yesterday, I saw some kinda cooling vests you soak in water at cycle gear anybody use them... How do you like them..

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Old 06-26-2009, 06:12 PM   #49
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I work in the outdoors with about 25lbs of gear, including a microwa.. er bullet proof vest. It actually aint that bad.

Now riding to an EJ in traffic, with all my gear and a leather perf. jacket... that blew hairy goat .
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:15 PM   #50
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Anyone know the math for feels like temps?? I'd like to know the feels like temp for 100 degrees at 120 mph. I'd guess feels like low 80's.....
I don't think there's a 'wind chill' table that covers those parameters.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:24 PM   #51
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So far never to hot... but wont lie yesterday flying down westhiemer really made me think about it :|

heat has a bad habit of draining strength, so as I see from the posts I hope all the riders drink double to triple the water. cars really are stupid in the heat also. Around here ive noticed it also... dont make much sense to me, just dodge give stupid looks and try to keep moving.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:24 PM   #52
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i work in the heat **** doing what i enjoy in it i guess im a *****
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:27 PM   #53
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:59 PM   #54
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:07 PM   #55
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:07 PM   #56
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If I'm going to school or anywhere else, no thanks bcause its too hot. I don't like being sweaty and stinky when I get there. But if I am on a ride to nowhere, or some place like Galveston, then I'm okay with it but I've only been to Galveston once, and it wasn't this hot. Plus I only take short rides, anyway so maybe I should just say no.
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:32 PM   #57
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if thats your pic in the avatar say yes! please!? lol. and i thought girls liked long rides.
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I spent 6 hours today, and 8 hours yesterday..outside, digging. Riding in this heat, would be almost heaven in comparison.
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Hot, cold, rain, whatever... a crappy bike ride is WAY better then a fun cage ride...

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