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    Record heat wave to be shattered with no end in sight

    Time to chill out















    Yours truly, Jan '74 Longs Peak ( It was the coldest I've ever been in 30+ yrs of mountaineering)



    Feel the chill.

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    48 degree c/ct tiger road july 26 2008

    you can beat the heat by just driving up to keystone....we rode up tiger road to mid swan, up the ct and down the other side back to tiger yesterday afternoon. it was kind of hot when we got there around noon, by the time we reached the top of the ct, thunder was rumbling all around us. the drizzle soon became a full on rain with high wind and the temp dropped very quickly. we were covered in mud and drenched by the time we got back to the car. awesome riding and we got to drive home with the heat and heated seats on. we put the ac back on when we got to golden though

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    We wait 10 months of the year for it to be hot then b!tch about the heat for 2 months then pray for it to warm back up and the trails to dry out then...........

    Coldest temp I was ever in was -50 (still air) in Gunnison. Hottest was about 116. 95 here in Denver feels just fine right now.

    Beautiful pics!
    Last edited by xcguy; 07-28-2008 at 08:39 AM.
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    Good stuff Dave
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    This ain't heat... I'm from Texas and a record heat wave there would be 30+ days of 100 degrees or more with about 70% humidity. Now that sucks. What we are having here is an awesome wave, not a heat wave, boys

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    This ain't heat... I'm from Texas and a record heat wave there would be 30+ days of 100 degrees or more with about 70% humidity. Now that sucks. What we are having here is an awesome wave, not a heat wave, boys
    I second that. I just moved here from Austin a few months back. They are usually in the mid 90's before 10:00 AM. It gets a little warm in Denver but it doesn't take long to get up in the mountains for some sweet cool air.

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    yeah, even I agree(coming from the naturally air cond. bay area, CA), 90s all week does not make a heat wave. And Ned's been perfect later in the afternoon/evening.

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    I lived in Dallas for a few years

    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyToyz
    I second that. I just moved here from Austin a few months back. They are usually in the mid 90's before 10:00 AM. It gets a little warm in Denver but it doesn't take long to get up in the mountains for some sweet cool air.
    and thought I knew heat when I moved there. I'd fly in friends from Denver on the red-eye at midnight and it'd be 98 with 95% humidity. They'd get off the plane and first thing they'd say was..."why do you live here?" I had my reasons but after awhile they weren't good enough, I did move back to Boulder. The heat in Dallas would radiate up from the ground as well as from all sides. Getting into the shade didn't help. I don't usually sweat but I'd step out of my house into the heat and the sweat would just pour out of my chest and splash onto the sidewalk. Springtime was nice, though.

    When I did come back here it was 99 for a week and it felt cool by comparison.
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    I don't know what you loonies are talking about with this heat wave nonsense. I crawled out of the sleeping bag Saturday and Sunday mornings and felt a bit chilled.
    Last edited by Nickle; 07-28-2008 at 03:27 PM.
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    Tomorrow we tie the record for most consecutive days of 90F+

    Thursday we break the 107 yr old record and by Fri-Sun its supposed to be 100F with no relief next week according to NOAA.

    The near record snowpack of last spring is now almost a memory. What's Al Gore got to say about all this ?

    Time to chill some more









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    Love your pics man. You are a sick photographer. Those Long's Peak shots are beautiful! How hard is that climb in Jan?

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    ahhhhhhhhhh thanks.

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    NOAA has issued a Heat Advisory

    We broke the record for consecutive days of 90+ today, and I stand corrected> It was 134 yrs ago that the record was set and then tied 107 yrs ago.

    Meanwhile NOAA has issued a Heat Advisory for tommorow

    "URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO
    355 PM MDT THU JUL 31 2008

    ...WARMEST TEMPERATURES OF THE SUMMER POSSIBLE ON FRIDAY...

    .A PERSISTENT HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED
    STATES WILL PRODUCE VERY WARM TEMPERATURES OVER NORTHEASTERN
    COLORADO ON FRIDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CLIMB ABOVE
    100 DEGREES ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHEAST COLORADO.

    ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM MDT FRIDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A HEAT
    ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM MDT FRIDAY.

    TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE PLAINS FRIDAY ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE
    LOW AND MID 90S BY EARLY AFTERNOON. READINGS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO
    PEAK BETWEEN 100 AND 105 DEGREES IN THE MID AFTERNOON. THE MERCURY
    WILL PROBABLY REMAIN ABOVE THE 90 DEGREE LEVEL UNTIL MID-EVENING.

    A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED.
    SUNNY SKIES...HOT TEMPERATURES AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL
    COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE
    POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED
    ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND
    NEIGHBORS."

    All you Texan/AZ transplants, get out and ride! It will feel like home.

    The heat wave is to continue through the weekend, so I'm checking my options for an 11-12,000 ride. But not Mt. Elbert. My brakes have been a bit Wonky this week and I don't have anyone to video the trailside crash if something should decide to fail.

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    Wtf

    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave
    We broke the record for consecutive days of 90+ today, and I stand corrected> It was 134 yrs ago that the record was set and then tied 107 yrs ago.

    Meanwhile NOAA has issued a Heat Advisory for tommorow

    "URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO
    355 PM MDT THU JUL 31 2008

    ...WARMEST TEMPERATURES OF THE SUMMER POSSIBLE ON FRIDAY...

    .A PERSISTENT HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED
    STATES WILL PRODUCE VERY WARM TEMPERATURES OVER NORTHEASTERN
    COLORADO ON FRIDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CLIMB ABOVE
    100 DEGREES ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHEAST COLORADO.

    ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM MDT FRIDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A HEAT
    ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM MDT FRIDAY.

    TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE PLAINS FRIDAY ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE
    LOW AND MID 90S BY EARLY AFTERNOON. READINGS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO
    PEAK BETWEEN 100 AND 105 DEGREES IN THE MID AFTERNOON. THE MERCURY
    WILL PROBABLY REMAIN ABOVE THE 90 DEGREE LEVEL UNTIL MID-EVENING.

    A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED.
    SUNNY SKIES...HOT TEMPERATURES AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL
    COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE
    POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED
    ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND
    NEIGHBORS."

    All you Texan/AZ transplants, get out and ride! It will feel like home.

    The heat wave is to continue through the weekend, so I'm checking my options for an 11-12,000 ride. But not Mt. Elbert. My brakes have been a bit Wonky this week and I don't have anyone to video the trailside crash if something should decide to fail.

    All of a sudden, even using FF half my words are now ad linked

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    huh...don't see 'em myself...using FF with adblock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    huh...don't see 'em myself...using FF with adblock.
    Same. I get nothing.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    I think I'll use that last one again

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    Feeling colder already

    Quote Originally Posted by edemtbs






    I think I'll use that last one again

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    Thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Same. I get nothing.
    Me three.

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    Alright...I'll play...and screw up the thread in the process:

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    I picked a good week to flee.....

    I flew out to the SF Bay Area yesterday to visit family. SF proper had a high of 65. Now we're in the Sierra at about 5,000 feet and just had to come in from the deck because I got too cold after dinner.

    Stay cool and safe, everyone.
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    ibmkid - where is that?


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    Eldora....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    Eldora....
    Ahhh... it's no wonder I don't recognize it.

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    So kiddies, I'm looking for some fat-ass twin tip powder skis... I'm 215lbs of Mclovin, so they need to be wide. I currently hate powder because I sink like the Titanic on Iceberg Day on my park skis (Rossi Scratch 181's)

    Any Suggestions? Line 130's? I wanna F-L-O-A-T B!tches!

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