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    So Cal HEET Wave

    On the trail: Its warm, miserable, humid and dusty. Sometimes its plain too hot to ride.
    Drink plenty of water if you do and carry some.

    Also pretend its the middle of January and 47 degrees at 9PM on a night ride. That may help
    appreciate the warmness. Good day, keep warm

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    It's (temps) kept me off the trails the past several days here in SoCal / Los Angeles. Nothing like opening your east facing door at 7am and being hit with a blast of heat. It takes the "go" right out of me, and I know I shouldn't complain, as I live in WLA. Temps here are easily 20 degrees less than the valley. Our local trails straddle the west side and the valley.

    Be careful out there in the heat if you do go riding.
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    The Inland Empire was miserable this past week, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Even when I started my rides at 6:30 PM or 7:00 PM, it was still 95* F.

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    I started both my rides at 6 am this week. I actually may start doing that more often as long as daylight permits. Fewer people on the trails, cooler, fewer sweat sucker flies and the tiny bit of morning dew keeps the dust down a little. Not to mention being done by 9am you still have the whole day ahead of you.
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    I started at 4:30 and 5 this week. I have awesome lighting so I don't mind the darkness. It's way better because theres no one on the trails besides the snakes looking for breakfast.

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    My Garmin read 104 degrees yesterday at the Hub at 10:30am... I drained a 100oz Camelback on the ride and still ran out before we reached the car...
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    Glad I'm not the only one not out riding today (or yesterday!)!

    I'm headed out tonight though after dark
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Rode up at Mt Pinos in the rain yesterday.......about 80 degrees.......

    Rode Satiago Oaks today and it was hot......90+ but not enough to keep me off the trails.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    My wife is just getting into riding off-road. We decided to do a 3-4 hour ride through the Santa Monicas, and I promised that we'd be fine on temp if we went early. We hit snooze so got a late start, we ran out of water (I too drained a 100oz but thankfully we were not that far from the Nike silos), she got the dry heaves from the heat, and it was six hours door-to-door by the time we got back to the car. The car thermometer read 108. A building down in the valley where we went to eat read 104 so it was stupid hot even if the car was off.

    Oopsie.

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    Tried to do a ride in the other day, figured 1030 wouldn't be too hot, 20 minutes into my ride the heat and sun made me completely empty my stomach on the side of the trail. Lesson learned, I'm going again tomorrow morning at 0600 when I get off work.

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    My wife asked me to note that today actually melted her toe nail polish (true story).

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    Was a great excuse to get out of town this weekend.

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    I thought I was the only one getting beat down by the heat. I've bought some lights for night rides as this heat is brutal.

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    Glad I am not the only one having trouble with the heat.

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    i rode el prieto yesterday and my friends garmin went as high as 113* at one point. it was pretty brutal. drank at least 2 liters on the 4 mile climb, and took over an hour when i can usually do it in about 30 minutes. also all 3 of us riding got the chills and goosebumps at some point during the climb. that was only temporary and nobody got sick otherwise. thankfully most of the descent is shaded with some water crossings.

    i had absolutely no problem staying indoors today.

    but still got some intense riding in at the home depot center velodrome!
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    Rode sullivan last night and it was still hot going up around 8:00. Humidity was the real bish though . . .

    On the way back down, it was perfect. Too bad it was at like 10:00 at night.
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    You think this is hot . . .

    I remember when I was a boy, we had to bike to school in magma, uphill both ways. And the wheel was still in early stages of development, so we just had big squares on the front and back of our bikes. Have you ever tried to ride a bike with square wheels? And we didn't have shade. Or fance water bottles. You got to bring whatever water you could carry in your mouth . . .

    Yeah . . . it's pretty damn hot. And humid. Drink your water and take your salt pills.

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    The worst thing is being sick during the heat wave. I rode Friday and Saturday and felt ok and woke up sick late Saturday night with the sweats and a fever. I had to run the ac full blast all day Sunday.
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    Before you know we will be complaining about the rain or how cold it is.....vicious, vicious cycle
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    never tried anything new..... Albert Einstein

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    Been riding early I the morning to get some miles in. It is ONLY 112 here in Bakersfield, it was 101 and pouring rain in Lake Isabella earlier today. NASTY.

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    The average So Cal body can tolerate between 60 to 92 degrees. Anything more or less, that said body/person starts to complain. I am one of those persons. Also the before mentioned temperatures
    are to be tolerated without any wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    The average So Cal body can tolerate between 60 to 92 degrees. Anything more or less, that said body/person starts to complain. I am one of those persons. Also the before mentioned temperatures
    are to be tolerated without any wind.
    About 10 degrees lower at each end for me. Sucks to be so heat-intolerant.
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    Last week I rode Montana De Oro (in San Luis Obispo area). It was downright cold. A chilly breeze in the morning with fog. But as I climbed the hazard peak trail, I moved above the inversion layer and the temps flipped. Went from upper 50's to upper 80's in less than 5 miles.

    Stay close to the beach or go way up in the mountains to beat the heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    The average So Cal body can tolerate between 60 to 92 degrees. Anything more or less, that said body/person starts to complain. I am one of those persons. Also the before mentioned temperatures
    are to be tolerated without any wind.
    I've lived all of my years in WLA, so I'd say I'm more 65 to 82 degrees.
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    Its damn hot today!!!---ranting from sunset and cahuenga bl. los angeles

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