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    Welcome to the gates of hell



    EXTREME HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT

    The demons of heat have decided to blow the winds of HADES
    upon us in the Valley of the Sun!
    114 predicted tomorrow.
    115 predicted Tuesday.
    110 predicted Wednesday.

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    You and Skinny should start riding together in a dome.

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    It was plenty warm this at 5am today when I went out for a (road) ride.
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    These have no hope of death... mercy and justice disdain them.
    Let us not speak of them, but do thou look and pass on.

    At least we lingered whilst traveling to the gate

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    It wasnt too bad at about 6am out at Hawes...

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    Wasn't too bad this morning at 6:30 in Cave Creek. Didn't get to ride, but it was plenty comfortable out...

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    Happens every year.

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    Rode yesterday at 5am and it wasn't too bad. Was back it the truck A/C by 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiskersOfDeath View Post
    You and Skinny should start riding together in a dome.
    I can't speak for Dusty, but I'm riding today after work.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire View Post
    I can't speak for Dusty, but I'm riding today after work.

    Group ride in your living room? Bring your own trainer and fan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiskersOfDeath View Post
    Group ride in your living room? Bring your own trainer and fan?
    My rule of thumb is, I don't ride if the numbers in the temperature add up to double digits (i.e., if it's 118--1+1+8 = 10) or hotter, I don't ride. Care to join me? I guarantee I'll make you sweat.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire View Post
    My rule of thumb is, I don't ride if the numbers in the temperature add up to double digits (i.e., if it's 118--1+1+8 = 10) or hotter, I don't ride. Care to join me? I guarantee I'll make you sweat.
    No thanks....I went for a road ride at 5 with everybody else.

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    So, you'll ride if it's 117* but not if it's only 109* ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiskersOfDeath View Post
    No thanks....I went for a road ride at a time when most normal humans are still sleeping with all the leg-shaving, lycra wearing, Lance wannabes. I'm not man enough to ride in this God forsaken heat.
    Fixed it for you.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    So, you'll ride if it's 117* but not if it's only 109* ?
    Hhmmm, I guess there is a flaw in my algorithm.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire View Post
    Fixed it for you.

    I'm glad you were able to read between the lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiskersOfDeath View Post
    Group ride in your living room? Bring your own trainer and fan?
    I'll be a group motivator and drive the remote/couch...its a labor intensive job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    Happens every year.


    Now that you mention it.....it does happen every year.....

    weird......

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    for a bunch of native Arizonians, i sure am detecting an awfully high puss-factor in here.
    i haven't enjoyed summer weather this much since i was 15

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    for a bunch of native Arizonians, i sure am detecting an awfully high puss-factor in here.
    i haven't enjoyed summer weather this much since i was 15
    Give it time

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire View Post
    Hhmmm, I guess there is a flaw in my algorithm.
    Poor skinny won't ride when it's UNDER 100 degrees either....I think you need new thumbs.

    Then again, if it's 120* to 126* THAT'S riding weather!
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    for a bunch of native Arizonians, i sure am detecting an awfully high puss-factor in here.
    i haven't enjoyed summer weather this much since i was 15
    I hear ya! Rode Natty from 48th past towers started at 1:30pm and finished around 4pm. It was not that bad since the wind was blowing.

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    According to its MSDS, Stans No Tubes has a boiling point of 286 degrees F...so the way I figure, you're good up to that point. If the forecast calls for hotter than 286 degrees, I would highly recommend bringing a couple extra tubes...just in case.

    ...and an asbestos chamois.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelg View Post
    Poor skinny won't ride when it's UNDER 100 degrees either....I think you need new thumbs.

    Then again, if it's 120* to 126* THAT'S riding weather!
    Geez, what are you guys, a bunch of Alvin Einsteins? How easily you shoot holes into my formula.

    Okay, let me rethink this. Okay, if the dew point is between 23 and 46, and the humidity is equal to Pi divided by the circumference of the wheel of the bike I'm riding times the square root of 3, I refuse to ride!!!!!!!!!!

    (So, who's joining me today? FIP at 6 p.m.!!!!!!!)
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    This thread is silly. Saying AZ is hot in June/July. Is like saying, it's cold at the top of Mt. Everest.
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    I made it up to White Tanks this morning at about 6:00 and it wasn't too bad. Come 8:30 when it was time to go I was sucking down the last of my camelbak and heading home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustybones View Post


    extreme heat warning in effect

    the demons of heat have decided to blow the winds of hades
    upon us in the valley of the sun!
    114 predicted tomorrow.
    115 predicted tuesday.
    110 predicted wednesday.
    but it's a dry heat!
    Therefore it is purgatory!

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    Just ride with a sun umbrella.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog View Post
    Just ride with a sun umbrella.
    ...that's what Im talking about.
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    Rode at 11am today was already 110 at MMRP. Pemberton was not too bad actually. Felt better than last week for some reason. Maybe two days off was the key.
    Keep pedalin'. You can catch your breath on the downhill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tplace View Post
    Rode at 11am today was already 110 at MMRP. Pemberton was not too bad actually. Felt better than last week for some reason. Maybe two days off was the key.
    You are a brave man......... D

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    Hit up DC at 5:30 pm, SS'd for 2 hours, over lower C de Loma both directions, pushing 34X19. In all honesty I didn't think that the heat was that bad, breathing it in though was a rough way to go, lots less oxygen per volume as the air temperature gets warmer. How's that for nonpuss, longhairmike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy29er View Post
    Hit up DC at 5:30 pm, SS'd for 2 hours, over lower C de Loma both directions, pushing 34X19. In all honesty I didn't think that the heat was that bad, breathing it in though was a rough way to go, lots less oxygen per volume as the air temperature gets warmer. How's that for nonpuss, longhairmike?
    doing that tomorrow a.m....really looking forward to sucking on the business end of a hair dryer

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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob View Post
    doing that tomorrow a.m....really looking forward to sucking on the business end of a hair dryer
    That's about it. Or, taking a deep breath when you open the oven to see if the cookies are done yet.

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    Dont worry. The rain is coming.
    BTW. Anyone go out and ride there lightning rods In the afternoon storms?
    Looks like next week baby :drummer:

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    New to mountain biking, but I'm loving it. Was tooling around Reach 11 both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

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    i just did my first night run out here,, only 3 miles but my lungs and legs hardly felt any strain, even at 95 degrees, its a million times easier than the evening 80-90% humidity and 70 degrees I'd be used to. i was already quite paranoid that some critter was going to jump out of the bushes and bite me, so every little noise and shadow was alarming me. then on the last mile, another dude walking in the bike lane said he saw a rattlesnake about 2 blocks ahead of me in the gutter, so after that i ran the rest in the middle of the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    Happens every year.

    I hate it when that happens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiskersOfDeath View Post
    You and Skinny should start riding together in a dome.


    That would be scary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzMntBkr1 View Post
    but it's a dry heat!
    Therefore it is purgatory!

    HA!

    Vindication! I think!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    i just did my first night run out here,, only 3 miles but my lungs and legs hardly felt any strain, even at 95 degrees, its a million times easier than the evening 80-90% humidity and 70 degrees I'd be used to. i was already quite paranoid that some critter was going to jump out of the bushes and bite me, so every little noise and shadow was alarming me. then on the last mile, another dude walking in the bike lane said he saw a rattlesnake about 2 blocks ahead of me in the gutter, so after that i ran the rest in the middle of the street.
    Im detecting a bit of a puss factor with snakes They are just as scared of you man...suck it up and go pet one LOL. IF you want to get over it..go ride with Cenobite I hear he lets the snakes slither all over his body for fun!

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    This was a post made in Jest...I am scared of snakes...REALLY SCARED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob View Post
    doing that tomorrow a.m....really looking forward to sucking on the business end of a hair dryer
    Not, I'm sure!

    That was the major intent of my OP!
    The heat is enough to sear your lungs(fry brain/roast skin); but when moving, the heat can be somewhat tolerable, just not really enjoyable (unless, of course, you are skinny-tire).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatedg View Post
    Im detecting a bit of a puss factor with snakes They are just as scared of you man...suck it up and go pet one LOL.!
    in the chicago area forests, normal yellowjacket bees are the only critter than can inflict any sort of pain on you, and the only thing 'poisonous' is poison ivy.
    Quote Originally Posted by hatedg View Post
    IF you want to get over it..go ride with Cenobite I hear he lets the snakes slither all over his body for fun!!
    sorry i dont frequent those types of bars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJYJ View Post
    Dont worry. The rain is coming.
    BTW. Anyone go out and ride there lightning rods In the afternoon storms?
    Looks like next week baby :drummer:
    Great question. Was wondering the same thing. I was considering doing a few "rain rides" simply for a change of pace when the monsoons get here, but need to think about the lightning factor.
    Keep pedalin'. You can catch your breath on the downhill!

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    Man that's HOT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustyBones View Post
    Not, I'm sure!

    That was the major intent of my OP!
    The heat is enough to sear your lungs(fry brain/roast skin); but when moving, the heat can be somewhat tolerable, just not really enjoyable (unless, of course, you are skinny-tire).
    Feet were in the pedals at 6:15, did about 7 miles, was back home by 7ish. Was almost cold out there.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    holy crap,, i had no idea the quarry on North Power Rd was going to be doing blasting. I thought my plumbing or one of my A/C units had exploded.

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    I do a 20 mile road loop through Ahwatukee at around 6:30 to 7pm start times. Not sure what the temps are but they are brutal. Takes me a good 15-20 minutes to get into a rhythm. Takes me 75ish minutes. I bring two bottles and finish them both.

    FWIW, I honestly believe it's slightly cooler on the mountain but rolling 20mph on the road just feels cooler to me anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycle64 View Post
    This thread is silly. Saying AZ is hot in June/July. Is like saying, it's cold at the top of Mt. Everest.
    Got a GPX for that?
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