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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.
    Yes, I'm the crazy christmas guy!

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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!
    "Nobody ever told me not to try" - Curious George Soundtrack by Jack Johnson

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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.

    "Bicycling...is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds." Louis Halle

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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.
    Currently at Mayo Clinic being tested for a kidney transplant. Donors welcome.

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