# Thread: Welcome to the gates of hell

1. ## 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.

2. You and Skinny should start riding together in a dome.

3. It was plenty warm this at 5am today when I went out for a (road) ride.

4. 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

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

7. Happens every year.

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

9. Originally Posted by WhiskersOfDeath
You and Skinny should start riding together in a dome.
I can't speak for Dusty, but I'm riding today after work.

10. Originally Posted by skinny-tire
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?

11. Originally Posted by WhiskersOfDeath
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.

12. Originally Posted by skinny-tire
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.

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

14. Originally Posted by WhiskersOfDeath
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.

15. Originally Posted by Phillbo
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.

16. Originally Posted by skinny-tire
Fixed it for you.

17. Originally Posted by WhiskersOfDeath
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...

18. Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider
Happens every year.

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

weird......

19. 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

20. Originally Posted by longhairmike
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

21. Originally Posted by skinny-tire
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!

22. Originally Posted by longhairmike
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.

23. 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.

24. Originally Posted by Noelg
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.!!!!!!!)

25. This thread is silly. Saying AZ is hot in June/July. Is like saying, it's cold at the top of Mt. Everest.

26. 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.

27. Originally Posted by dustybones

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!

28. Just ride with a sun umbrella.

29. Originally Posted by azdog
Just ride with a sun umbrella.

30. 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.

31. Originally Posted by tplace
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

32. 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?

33. Originally Posted by Stumpy29er
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

34. Originally Posted by latedropbob
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.

35. 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:

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

37. 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.

38. Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider
Happens every year.

I hate it when that happens!

39. Originally Posted by WhiskersOfDeath
You and Skinny should start riding together in a dome.

That would be scary!

40. Originally Posted by AzMntBkr1
but it's a dry heat!
Therefore it is purgatory!

HA!

Vindication! I think!?!

41. Originally Posted by longhairmike
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!

Tim

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

42. Whew! Tell me about it! It's gonna get up to 80 today in Summerhaven!

43. Originally Posted by latedropbob
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).

44. Originally Posted by hatedg
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.
Originally Posted by hatedg
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...

45. Originally Posted by LJYJ
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.

46. Man that's HOT!

47. Originally Posted by DustyBones
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.

48. 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.

49. 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.

50. Originally Posted by Cycle64
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?

51. [QUOTE=GueroAZ;8191334FWIW, I honestly believe it's slightly cooler on the mountain but rolling 20mph on the road just feels cooler to me anyway.[/QUOTE]

How much of that do you think may be the relatively steady pace on the road, compared to the repeated "sprinting" on the trails?

52. ANyone riding hawes in the A.M. weekdays or weekennds to beat the heat? If so. I would like to join, My bikes are feeling neglected.

53. Originally Posted by LJYJ
ANyone riding hawes in the A.M. weekdays or weekennds to beat the heat? If so. I would like to join, My bikes are feeling neglected.
as soon as i get an acceptable bike, ill be good for some 5am hawes rides.. i hope you know your way around though cause ive only been there once before i moved here.

54. Originally Posted by longhairmike
as soon as i get an acceptable bike, ill be good for some 5am hawes rides.. i hope you know your way around though cause ive only been there once before i moved here.
Just out of curiosity, lhm, what general vicinity did you move to?

55. Originally Posted by Stumpy29er
Just out of curiosity, lhm, what general vicinity did you move to?
the farthest north street in red mountain ranch.

56. Originally Posted by longhairmike
as soon as i get an acceptable bike, ill be good for some 5am hawes rides.. i hope you know your way around though cause ive only been there once before i moved here.
Sounsd good, Im waiting on a cassette for one of my bikes. If I get it before then, you can ride it.
Nope. DOnt know anything about that trail other then the normal entrance from power. Only been on that one time a LOOOONG time ago, But AZ trail system is pretty easy,

57. Originally Posted by longhairmike
the farthest north street in red mountain ranch.
Nice area where you are at. For some reason, I was thinking that you were in the South Mountain area.

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