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    What is the most extreme conditions you rode in? heat, humidity, snow, rain, ...

    It is supposed to be a hot one today. Some reports say 120!!! I told my wife I wanted to go for a 30 minute ride in it, just to experience it. She said no freaking way you are not.

    So what are the most extreme conditions you rode in?

    For me on mtb, it was likely 104 with high humidity. I was nto feeling it. On moto, I rode in a torential down pour that took our roads and turned washes into rapids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarHigh View Post
    She said no freaking way you are not.
    So... Your going right?

    Quote Originally Posted by SugarHigh View Post
    So what are the most extreme conditions you rode in?
    Probably last summer, rode one day around 4 pm and it was around 108. I stopped for breaks about every 10 minutes and squired freezing cold water from my water bottle in the holes on my helmet (I was a soaking wet mess by the end of the ride - but never overheated). I also consider riding in anything less than 60 degrees to be extreme (AZ Native here)

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    I'm from CT and tried riding all year. I've ridden in temps close to 0 before. With right gear, though, it isn't bad. I forgot my toe covers once on a road ride. Wow were my feet cold! I've ridden here when the temps said 108, but it was a night ride so it didn't feel bad.
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    Six below zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdennis View Post
    So... Your going right?



    Probably last summer, rode one day around 4 pm and it was around 108. I stopped for breaks about every 10 minutes and squired freezing cold water from my water bottle in the holes on my helmet (I was a soaking wet mess by the end of the ride - but never overheated). I also consider riding in anything less than 60 degrees to be extreme (AZ Native here)
    Nah, She let's me get away with a lot. She can win this battle.

    I rode yeaterday at 5 in 109 for an hour with no stops and climbed over 1,000 feet. I was a little off, but not as bad as heat and humidity.

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    I'll be heading out today, same reason as you SugarHigh, I want the experience. I've done a few rides with start temps around 115º, hottest I recall was 116º. I'm going for some climbing on SoMo today @3pm. Bladder, bottle & gatorade already in the freezer. I'm hoping it hits 120º!!

    On the other side of things, when I lived back in PA during my flatland freestyle days we'd routinely go out for nighttime parking lot sessions in temps below 10º clearing off the snow so we could ride.

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    I don't know how you guys/gals can ride with the air quality so poor. I gave up on a ride this morning with burning throat and eyes.

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    Rode on a 118F day in the dry heat for one hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugarhigh View Post
    it is supposed to be a hot one today. Some reports say 120!!! I told my wife i wanted to go for a 30 minute ride in it, just to experience it. She said no freaking way you are not.

    So what are the most extreme conditions you rode in?

    For me on mtb, it was likely 104 with high humidity. I was nto feeling it. On moto, i rode in a torential down pour that took our roads and turned washes into rapids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
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    For the win!
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    115* or so was when I decided it wasn't worth it.

    I happened to get caught in a pretty good dust storm once. I definitely had PMP all to myself that day.

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    I'd much rather ride in this heat than the humidity back east or any humidity.
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    Last year i did a 6 hour tour at 125F. Went through 4L water and 6L Coke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog View Post
    I'd much rather ride in this heat than the humidity back east or any humidity.
    The truth, you speak it.

    Sweating in humidity is like trying to use a swamp cooler after a good rain.

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    Good luck to all those riding today. I will obviously be passing up this time. Let us know how it goes.

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    I rode through a forest of slim jims drinking red bull and it was raining mt dew. Shawn Palmer was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syl3 View Post
    Last year i did a 6 hour tour at 125F. Went through 4L water and 6L Coke.
    I am guessing you are in the armed forces! If I am right, thank you! Either way, would like to hear more about it.

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    Done a few afternoon commutes(12mi road) when it was 120+. One day was hot enough that the temp stopped going up on Garmin. Max displayed temp was not being reported in activity. Basically Garmin said I was using it above the max operating temp. I will out there today spinning away.

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    I rode my bike home from U of Az tucson in about 115 once... on the other had I have mountain biked in 15 degree weather when I lived in West Virginia while snowing flurries and snow on the ground...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarHigh View Post
    I am guessing you are in the armed forces! If I am right, thank you! Either way, would like to hear more about it.
    Not really but close enough

    I am a bike guide for a chain of german hotels. The last two years i've been deployed in Northern Africa.

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    I rode behind AZdog after his Hotdog & Tamale lunch!

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    Rode 20 miles home from work Wednesday @ 109 degrees. I must have looked pretty rough at mile 12 because a guy pulls up next to me and asks if I need help (not a ride but help). I was well hydrated and fine though.
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    Please don't make the news today. It's embarrassing for all of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    Please don't make the news today. It's embarrassing for all of us.
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