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    This heat is just getting silly...

    i'm a native Houstonian and am very tolerant of the heat and humidity, but this is starting to get funny. we have another heat advisory through next week with the heat index from 106-112F. (the heat index has easily been 100F+ for the past month.)

    has anyone been riding in this heat? i usually ride around 8am, but even then the temp is touching 90F, and we all know the humidity is the worst in the morning...

    i can feel myself getting fatter. i can't wait for fall! unfortunately, the temps don't appreciably drop until the middle of october.

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    Although I just got a new rig, I'm sort of glad I'm working 7 days a week. It's just way too hot bro!

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    yes i ride a couple times during the week and every day on the weekend. Ride in the evening, start at 6. Generally in the evening there is wind and the humidity is not present. Take your light and ride through the dark, quite pleasant.

    Only ride in the morning if the risk of afternoon thunderstorms is high.

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    Last week I rode Cypresswood (Collins Park) on Sunday 8am, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm. It wasn't too Bad. This week I only got out on Wednesday but a group of us are headed to Warda on Sunday and meeting there at 10am. Should be a good time.
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    I'm a little north of you, and it's bad enough up here. I've been starting at 8pm lately.

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    Im in Deer Park myself. I ride between 11am and 3pm. Not that whole time of course, I would die. But I try to get a ride in before the wife and kids get home. If my wife was the very timid type and extremely obedient to my needs,..I'd yank the whole family and move north. Way north.

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    working 12hr night shifts means i only work 3 days a week, but it also means i never really have a chance to ride in the evening.

    i'll be in san antonio in a few weeks. i'm looking forward to the cool, breezy, dry air; hopefully will get some nice rides in. any recommendations for the area?

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    I rode this morning and it wasn't that bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    working 12hr night shifts means i only work 3 days a week, but it also means i never really have a chance to ride in the evening.

    i'll be in san antonio in a few weeks. i'm looking forward to the cool, breezy, dry air; hopefully will get some nice rides in. any recommendations for the area?
    My parents live in San Antonio and yesterday my dad mowed the lawn. He said it was so humid and hot the lawn mower's nuts were sweating .

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    I just did a lap at city park, starting at around 1:30. Gotta keep it real.
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    austin != houston

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    I have been riding in the evenings the humidity is better I think
    GT idrive 4 need to find some more trails out here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    austin != houston

    You can say that again. And I have lived in both.

    I am lucky now.
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    I ride early morning, afternoon, whenever I'm not working. The high temperature tommorow and Monday, 103 degrees in NW Arizona. I like summer riding better than winter riding, it gets cold here in the high desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillwilly
    I ride early morning, afternoon, whenever I'm not working. The high temperature tommorow and Monday, 103 degrees in NW Arizona. I like summer riding better than winter riding, it gets cold here in the high desert.

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    Yes sir! I work outside year round, it gets pretty cold in the wintertime. Hopefully ODI will at some point offer heated grips. Lucky to have a job, when you live in a small town I guess.

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    what does NW Arizona have to do with TEXAS?

    you must've never visited the coast (or Houston in particular), because over here 103F is a completely different story from 103F in the high desert.

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    We have been really lucky this year in Texas, last year was far worse. In San Antonio, we had over 60 days straight of 100+ degrees heat. I'm riding 5-6 days a week, doing 1.5 Hrs or more each ride. But I'm waiting until 7pm to get started with my rides.

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    Sheesh....I thought I was accustomed to San Antonio heat. Went to Government Canyon two weeks ago and OP Schnabel yesterday, on at 10:00 off at 1:00, plenty of rest stops, plenty of shade, plenty of water (36 oz prior to ride, 100 oz Camelbak emptied during ride, plus 36 oz immediatly after ride) and I still got a migrain/dehydration/heat stroke afterwards.

    Things are okay at sundown/twilight but I guess I need to get out there earlier in the morning, get off earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by To be named later
    Sheesh....I thought I was accustomed to San Antonio heat. Went to Government Canyon two weeks ago and OP Schnabel yesterday, on at 10:00 off at 1:00, plenty of rest stops, plenty of shade, plenty of water (36 oz prior to ride, 100 oz Camelbak emptied during ride, plus 36 oz immediatly after ride) and I still got a migrain/dehydration/heat stroke afterwards.

    Things are okay at sundown/twilight but I guess I need to get out there earlier in the morning, get off earlier.
    In the morning you want to finish your ride no later than 11am, at night start sometime after 6pm. The Camelback 100oz is a good move, pack it full of ice and then fill up with water. You will have plenty of ice cold H2O to get you through your ride.
    I took my Camelback 100oz with me last night, water was still cold at the end of the 1.5Hr ride.

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    I ride everyday, around 1pm, to work. In blue jeans, work shirt and boots. And then I ride my mountain bike somewhere on the weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manwhich
    I ride everyday, around 1pm, to work. In blue jeans, work shirt and boots. And then I ride my mountain bike somewhere on the weekends.
    a quick, easy commute to work is not nearly on the same level as a multi-hour blast down the trails. i'm happy that you ride to work in jeans and boots. i just feel bad for your coworkers.

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    No good

    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    what does NW Arizona have to do with TEXAS?

    you must've never visited the coast (or Houston in particular), because over here 103F is a completely different story from 103F in the high desert.
    has anyone been riding in this heat? i usually ride around 8am, but even then the temp is touching 90F, and we all know the humidity is the worst in the morning...
    This is a quote from the start of the thread. He asked a question, I answered it.

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    you are in the TEXAS section.

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    We were going to go on a 20 mile road ride this Sunday, but it was too hot. We went to McAllister Park instead for an hour. Still too hot even with the shade of the trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    you are in the TEXAS section.
    My apologies, maybe a moderator can delete my posts in this thread. I screwed up, sorry guys.

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    Native Texan here.....Yes the heat is stupid hot this year, I'm in Dallas. Rode ONCE in June, 103F out in the woods of East Texas, got lost on a copule thousand acre ranch of my buddy, nearly friggin died. Ran out of water. Was not thinking clearly enough to use my compass on my iPhone and had no signal. The jeep trails we hunt on all winter turned to deep soft sand the further out I got. Lost and lots ups and downs and pushing the bike most of the way. I was maxed out cardio-wise and just couldn't breathe after a while. I finally found a creek and wet my shirt and wrapped my head in it, which worked. I found my way back and sat in front of a water misting fan for 45 min solid cooling off. Drank numerous huge iced teas while my wife just about freaked out after I came stumbling through the door. I hunt a lot and have never been so turned around as when my head was cooking that day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALEV8
    Native Texan here.....Yes the heat is stupid hot this year, I'm in Dallas. Rode ONCE in June, 103F out in the woods of East Texas, got lost on a copule thousand acre ranch of my buddy, nearly friggin died. Ran out of water. Was not thinking clearly enough to use my compass on my iPhone and had no signal. The jeep trails we hunt on all winter turned to deep soft sand the further out I got. Lost and lots ups and downs and pushing the bike most of the way. I was maxed out cardio-wise and just couldn't breathe after a while. I finally found a creek and wet my shirt and wrapped my head in it, which worked. I found my way back and sat in front of a water misting fan for 45 min solid cooling off. Drank numerous huge iced teas while my wife just about freaked out after I came stumbling through the door. I hunt a lot and have never been so turned around as when my head was cooking that day!

    1. Camelbak 100OZ and prehydration, stuff water bottles in your pockets even
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    Glad you made it out ok. Heard on the news of a man dying in this heat by mowing his grass! I hate the heat. We moved from UT to MS and the humid heat is so much worse than the dry desert heat. We are in San Antonio TX for the summer and under constant heat advisory. Its supposed to rain mid week and bring down the temps to the 90s.

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    Yes sir. That humidity is no fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4MooreFitness
    Glad you made it out ok. Heard on the news of a man dying in this heat by mowing his grass! I hate the heat. We moved from UT to MS and the humid heat is so much worse than the dry desert heat. We are in San Antonio TX for the summer and under constant heat advisory. Its supposed to rain mid week and bring down the temps to the 90s.
    What weather forecast are you watching? There's no rain in the forecast in S.A. this week. I wish it would though.

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    Even at 9 p.m. the temps are 90+.... Get out early in the morning and the spider webs are in full bloom... We live near, and ride Cleburne State Park and Dinosaur Valley, but lately we have done a lot more hiking. It's just not as brutal as cycling in this heat. The last couple of weeks we got out there ( D.V. ) around 11:30 and hiked till 4- ish. a couple of days a week, and then cycle 5-6 miles a couple of evenings on ez loops just to pedal. I'm ready for late October!

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    Will it cool down in a couple of weeks ? I will be riding in Austin then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hometrail
    Will it cool down in a couple of weeks ? I will be riding in Austin then.
    Tomorrow there will be weather ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner1
    What weather forecast are you watching? There's no rain in the forecast in S.A. this week. I wish it would though.
    iphone says so : <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/UUAQwaZ8ZybeVqiUInJylg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.ggpht.com/_2thMUEjdfyQ/TGoFKViilqI/AAAAAAAAAis/XJZe7NtFrDQ/s144/photo.PNG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/FourMooresFamily/MTB?feat=embedwebsite">MTB</a></td></tr></table>

    But it doesn't look like we get a break till Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4MooreFitness
    iphone says so : <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/UUAQwaZ8ZybeVqiUInJylg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.ggpht.com/_2thMUEjdfyQ/TGoFKViilqI/AAAAAAAAAis/XJZe7NtFrDQ/s144/photo.PNG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/FourMooresFamily/MTB?feat=embedwebsite">MTB</a></td></tr></table>

    But it doesn't look like we get a break till Thursday.
    Weather.com shows nothing for rain this week. Some rain sure would be nice about now, the trails could use it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner1
    Weather.com shows nothing for rain this week. Some rain sure would be nice about now, the trails could use it too.
    Lets just hope my iPhone is right and weather.com is wrong

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    I"m in Waco & ride 3-4 days a week, early mornings. There's been a couple of ride that were just brutal due to the humidity. I took a week off from riding when I had a new bike built up by the lbs. We've had 17 days of triple digit heat so far. Thankfully Cameron Park has plenty of shade!

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    It was not so bad today... when I finished the ride at about 12 PM, the digital thermometer insede the car with open windows said 121F :-(
    Boy it was HOT

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    Compared to the last five summers, this one has been nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa1
    Compared to the last five summers, this one has been nothing.

    Compared to empirical data up to and including the observed heat index (from the NWS, NCDC, and NOAA), you're wrong.

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    I was out riding yesterday on the Anthills from 3-5pm and boy was it hot. The only good thing about this heat is that very few folks are riding (just us nutters) and the trails are empty.

    One thing that makes it worse is having to wear full finger gloves to keep a good grip on the bars. I find I sweat too much for normal cycling gloves and just end up slipping off the bars.
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    yeah the 23d or so straight day here in Killeen of 101+. About half way through this stretch I too noticed the grip on the bars is pretty darn slippery.


    Quote Originally Posted by marzjennings
    I was out riding yesterday on the Anthills from 3-5pm and boy was it hot. The only good thing about this heat is that very few folks are riding (just us nutters) and the trails are empty.

    One thing that makes it worse is having to wear full finger gloves to keep a good grip on the bars. I find I sweat too much for normal cycling gloves and just end up slipping off the bars.

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    Reminds me of when I was stationed down in Ft. Hood back in 1994 - 100+ all the time during the summer and steering wheel so hot that I brought a towel to hold onto it when I drove home from duty each afternoon.

    Those were the days!
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    Last month was been below average apparently.

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    No wahbulance for me!

    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    Compared to empirical data up to and including the observed heat index (from the NWS, NCDC, and NOAA), you're wrong.
    First off, hold your horses there weather geek, there were 68 hundred plus days last year and 49 the year before and only 19 so far this year here in Austin. So you can call me wrong all you want at least I've been out riding and not getting fat like yourself. We had a rainy June and July and our first hundred degree day Aug 1.

    Secondly smart guy, I fail to see where you said this was a Houston specific post.

    Thirdly flatlander, If you are so clever to know all your weather websites, you would have heard Houston is hot and wouldn't choose to live there and then complain about it to the rest of us Texans who man up. Sorry I can't jump in the wahbulance with you buddy, I've been out riding. By the way, a cool front came through tonight and my ride was awesome, sucks to be you.

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    i was born and raised in houston, so i am fully aware of the climate. where you had your first 100F day in August, we had them starting in late May. i never said this was a Houston-only thread, but as i made it plainly obvious that i live in houston, it's a bit naive and irresponsible to negate my "complaints" by pointing out that Austin is not as hot. REALLY?! AUSTIN IS NOT AS HOT AS HOUSTON?!?

    so i don't care if your Austin summer "has been nothing." i do not live in Austin, nor do i care to visit Austin.

    i'm glad that you enjoyed your ride. i enjoyed mine this evening also. austin is only 3hrs from houston so don't you think we also got that same cold front? duh.

    i'm going to ride Flat Rock Ranch just west of San Antonio this weekend. if you plan on riding there also, please yield to the faster rider.

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    Hey the heat is making you all to emotional JUST RIDE AND ENJOY !!!!!!!
    Tomorrow there will be weather

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    Come on guys lets play nice. It's hot in Texas. Yes, the humidity is worse in Houston, but the point is its been hot across the board. Lets calm down and hit the trails early morning or late evening. Get out there and release those endorphins.

    Our high in San Antonio will be a low 94!

    Houston @7pm high of 94 with 32% humidity - looks like a good day to ride.

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    It's not even but 75 degrees or so to start the last two morning; I need a jacket brrrr lol

    Quote Originally Posted by 4MooreFitness
    Come on guys lets play nice. It's hot in Texas. Yes, the humidity is worse in Houston, but the point is its been hot across the board. Lets calm down and hit the trails early morning or late evening. Get out there and release those endorphins.

    Our high in San Antonio will be a low 94!

    Houston @7pm high of 94 with 32% humidity - looks like a good day to ride.

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    just got back from a long ride.

    yes, it's cold today!

    current temp at 11am is 88F with a heat index of only 91F. it feels like winter outside haha

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    I about froze outside this morning in Dallas at 6am working on the truck so my bike and I have a ride to the trails this weekend.

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    Funny thing is... you know how Texans like to bring out the gloves and columbia down jackets when it hits 65. When we moved to Utah and would come home for Christmas, coming from -10 to San Antonio's 45-50 degrees... it felt like swimming weather. We walked around with short sleeves and everyone was bundled up like they were headed into the next Ice Age.

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    Did you guys hear that a guy died this past Sunday at a race in Dallas at OCNP.

    Heat related as I understand.
    Nobody cares...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_martel
    Did you guys hear that a guy died this past Sunday at a race in Dallas at OCNP.

    Heat related as I understand.
    Were did you hear specificaly that was heat related?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4MooreFitness
    Funny thing is... you know how Texans like to bring out the gloves and columbia down jackets when it hits 65. When we moved to Utah and would come home for Christmas, coming from -10 to San Antonio's 45-50 degrees... it felt like swimming weather. We walked around with short sleeves and everyone was bundled up like they were headed into the next Ice Age.
    -10?!?!?! I feel like I'm about to die when it gets into the 30's!!! I've lived in Houston all my 27 years, so I'm a pansy when it comes to cold anything. Hell, I was cold yesterday morning driving home from work at 8am with my windows down. I've worn a light jacket anytime I've gone outside tonight, though I do work on the water with a strong breeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go! Ninja Go!
    -10?!?!?! I feel like I'm about to die when it gets into the 30's!!! I've lived in Houston all my 27 years, so I'm a pansy when it comes to cold anything. Hell, I was cold yesterday morning driving home from work at 8am with my windows down. I've worn a light jacket anytime I've gone outside tonight, though I do work on the water with a strong breeze.

    it's even funnier to see how miserable the out-of-towners get when the temp reaches the 80s. lol

    last year i went to NYC and did the Crown Tour of the Statue of Liberty. before the tour, the guide told our group, "I'm warning everybody now, that it can get really hot in the stairwell. There is little circulation and the temp can get up to 90 degrees, so keep that in mind if..."

    we all just laughed and joked among ourselves, "90 degrees, that's HOT!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_martel
    Did you guys hear that a guy died this past Sunday at a race in Dallas at OCNP.

    Heat related as I understand.
    From what has been posted on the dorba site it was a heart attack. I haven't checked in the past couple of days to see if any other news has been posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindlessDeviant
    From what has been posted on the dorba site it was a heart attack. I haven't checked in the past couple of days to see if any other news has been posted.
    Until an autopsy is done a "heart attack" means nothing and is too vague. If it was a heart problem it could have been one of the many heart problem that could cause the heart to fail and remember that they could happen when the supply of blood cannot meet the demand, conduction problems, valves, etc.
    They can be precipitated (and most are) by exercise, but heat and dehydration will contribute.
    Not sure if that info will be shared though but I would be curious to know if it could have been avoided in a colder environment (I think racing in 100+ weather is dangerous, as pointed by many athletic organizations)
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    what's your point? he arrested during the race, so one can argue that the race directly or indirectly caused it.

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    we're more likely to die in a car crash than we are to arrest in a bike race. i guess we shouldn't drive, or even travel on any public roadway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    we're more likely to die in a car crash than we are to arrest in a bike race. i guess we shouldn't drive, or even travel on any public roadway.
    apples 2 oranges, but you know that already.

    That reminds me of people that say it is safer to fly than to drive, again mixing things up.
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    I would not fuss too much about the Texas weather, especially Austin southward, in the summer. You all will be enjoying trails during the winter alot more than us in the central/upper midwest will when we are dodging snowstorms, freezing rain, freeze/thaw cycles, and other what name you.

    I'd give a certain right part of my body to be able to live down there.... LOL.
    I don't use Strava. Don't need an application to tell me I am slow because I already know.

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    Yeah, we do get to ride year 'round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_martel
    apples 2 oranges, but you know that already.

    That reminds me of people that say it is safer to fly than to drive, again mixing things up.

    there's an associated risk in anything and everything we do. there's also a risk of breaking my neck/back when we ride our bikes, but we still do it anyway. the comparison is very relevant.

    if the rider did die from a stroke during a race, is it because of the heat or is it because he was not in good health and should not have been racing in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    there's an associated risk in anything and everything we do. there's also a risk of breaking my neck/back when we ride our bikes, but we still do it anyway. the comparison is very relevant.

    if the rider did die from a stroke during a race, is it because of the heat or is it because he was not in good health and should not have been racing in the first place?
    I am at a lose to your point?


    All I said was that someone died and it was very likely heat related. Sure people die all the time, we all will. How does that detract from the fact a person died while riding in 105 degree weather?

    You seem to want to make it NOT heat related. Just a little common sense will tell anyone that racing in 105 degree weather is going to drastically increase the chance someone will die. Profound, I guess not, but still a worth comment on a thread like this.

    Again, what's your point?
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    what's YOUR point?

    did you hear, someone died while sitting on a computer, while messaging on an internet forum?

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    Come on now.

    Nice Alex, let me recap. You bust Hillwilly's balls for answering your question, Manwich's balls for stinking at work, my balls because it's a nicer summer than last, and now some
    DEAD GUY'S balls? Stay classy, Houston. And yes, please don't visit Austin, there is enough crap to avoid on the trails already.



    p.s. what cat will you race if it isn't too hot?

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    what part of "i don't give a **** about austin weather" did you not understand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa1
    And yes, please don't visit Austin, there is enough crap to avoid on the trails already.
    Given his "wonderfu"l demeanor I'm hoping he doesn't visit Dallas.
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    yep, we already know dallas also has more than its fair share of idiots.

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    hey, did you hear?! Austin is not as hot as Houston, and neither is Dallas!!!


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    man, you just dont stop being an asshat all over these boards do you? says you are 26 but i find that hard to believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by clewttu
    man, you just dont stop being an asshat all over these boards do you? says you are 26 but i find that hard to believe
    He must suffer from "small endowment syndrome".
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    nice! we've moved onto the next step: small penis jokes! next, he'll be e-threatening to come down to Houston to kick my ass.




    is that why you don't want me to visit Dallas? you only want visitors who don't suffer from "small endowment syndrome?" not judging; different strokes for different folks...


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    Quote Originally Posted by clewttu
    man, you just dont stop being an asshat all over these boards do you?
    no.

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    lame

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    Quote Originally Posted by clewttu
    lame
    that would be my take on it, too.

    it's too hot to argue. like the op said it is getting silly, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    what part of "i don't give a **** about austin weather" did you not understand?
    The part where you wanted to race me at Camp Eagle.

    What, Mom won't let you borrow the car keys?

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