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I saw 108 (briefly) in San Antonio, Thursday. Then it cooled down to a nice 105. I'll see your 110 and raise you some humidity.... a lot of humidity.



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We hit 102 the other day...86% humidity Like riding in a sauna. Night was still 80+ and over 80% humidity...miserable.
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110? 110? I hate it when it gets above 80! Ugh.

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Home from work yesterday at 5:00 PM: 103 degrees F. through Brea, Fullerton, and Anaheim, California. Another hot day is on tap for today, hopefully cooling off a little after that.

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...but it is a dry heat
...and it did get down to 68F last night here in the foothills. Very nice. I shut off the AC and opened all the windows in the house at 2:00 am and left them open until 9:00am. Didn't even need the evaporative cooling.

Nothing like a fresh breeze for good sleeping.

Interestingly enough, 110 miles away in Phoenix you're lucky if it gets below 85F on the same night. The difference is altitude (we're 2K feet higher), the relative lack of the urban heat island effect, and almost zero humidity.

Since lots of folks in Phoenix have grass they need to water it constantly to keep it green - the difference in relative humidity is staggering.


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Stoplights were brutal yesterday. The sweat was flying out of my pores like a Looney Tunes character who's been shot with a shotgun and drinks water.

I must confess, I skipped the bike for a ride to Phoenix to see Tom Waits on Tuesday, we took the air conditioned car. It was still 103 at 11:30PM.

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...but it is a dry heat
So is a microwave...

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115 in Calabasas, CA with a peak at 118 around 1:00 pm yesterday.
Good thing I was in the car as I took one of my daughters to work with me...
The A/C at home has not been working, and getting the landlord to move his butt and get an A/C guy in took Kathy to get sick. Home was a toasty 93F inside!!!
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62 and crappy here East of lake Erie but tomorrow on the second day of summer we will have a high of 69 and partly crappy......Oh well I shouldn't bitch it will be snowing again in a couple of months.
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110 on day watch with reasonable humidity in beautiful Sylmar.

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92 right now in Camarillo, which is warm considering we usually do not need to run the A/C.

At her suggestion, my wife and I took a "night-ride" last night after midnight. Headed to Jerry's Deli in Woodland Hills for some cool treats!

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....Headed to Jerry's Deli in Woodland Hills for some cool treats!
Jerry's deli....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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Dang, only 111 today - 6 degrees short of our all time record high of 117. Bummer.

...ya got to admit that afternoon cloud cover courtesy of our friends in Mexico was a true delight - dropped the temps to a chilly 102 in just an hour or so!

I'm gonna go make sure the seat heaters are working.


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I think I'll skip the heated grips on the way home. Should be a cool 98 by midnight.

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Just returned from dinner in Santa Barbara - a balmy 77 for the ride home along the coast. It was one of those rides where you just don't want to stop!

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Just returned from dinner in Santa Barbara - a balmy 77 for the ride home along the coast. It was one of those rides where you just don't want to stop!
I just can't enought of the Pacific Coast Highway - and Santa Barbara is my favorite entry point for heading North.

I've driven the PCH in a borrowed Fiat convertible, in a motorhome (with an awesome week hiking the Lost Coast), on a 1984 Kawasaki 1000 (frst wife) and once on the LT - all the way to Victoria and back through the east side of the Sierras. (second wife)

The LT (and second wife) is begging me to go again.


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I just can't enought of the Pacific Coast Highway - and Santa Barbara is my favorite entry point for heading North.

I've driven the PCH in a borrowed Fiat convertible, in a motorhome (with an awesome week hiking the Lost Coast), on a 1984 Kawasaki 1000 (frst wife) and once on the LT - all the way to Victoria and back through the east side of the Sierras. (second wife)

The LT (and second wife) is begging me to go again.

But Ron.....we have Old Spanish Trail to ride.

It's at least 1 -2 degrees cooler in Vail...

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But Ron.....we have Old Spanish Trail to ride.

It's at least 1 -2 degrees cooler in Vail...
Brrrr.... chilly!

I've noticed a group of sport bike riders - they sound like Ducatis - haulin' ass around the hood here in Sabino Canyon every Thursday night about 3:00 am. They make a LOT of noise, but I kinda' like it - even though the bastards wake me up when the windows are open. You can hear them from a couple of miles away as the sound echos off the hills.

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Got up yesterday morning to come back from Northern Wisconsin and it was a warm 56 degrees at 8 am. By noon in southern Minnesota is was 72. I love heated seats, grips and a heated vest. The only way to ride.

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Riding my new to me K1200LTE home from the most excellent Tim Barstow on Thursday, I rode through116 in Palm Springs and points East. I had my cool vest on and working, but no protection on my lower legs. I now have first degree burns with blisters on my shins just above where the top of my Sidi boots would be ! I stopped every hour for 20 minutes to recharge the cool vest, drink a quart or more of water and try to cool my legs. Wetting the pant legs of my jeans did not work. Tried the First gear mesh overpants leaving Los Angeles, but were very, very hot and did without figuring the crash injury was worth the risk versus heat exhaustion from the overpants. The mesh jacket, on the other hand worked well. Saw 114 leaving Phoenix the next day.

On the other hand, coming home in Colorado at 10,000 feet at 10:00PM, I saw 45 in Fairplay. Had to stop to put pajamas and rain pants on over my jeans and pajamas and dry cool vest and rain jacket over my shirt, under the mesh jack. I was on the verge of hypothermia. Go figure, cooking in my own juice one day and deep freeze the next. Am going to write up the trip and include some pix.

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I ride this heat every week. It's been 112-115 nearly all the way from Phoenix to socal the last 2 weeks.

Not sure how your getting burned though, I still use my 8 yr old darien pants with daytona boots (and evo's prior to that), never got burned on the LT. I've never tryed mesh pants on any of the bikes. I do have some bmw summer pants (with the leg remover zippers) I bought used but they are too long for me, not mesh but much thinner material than dariens.

I did however, burn my ass all up when I first got my LT in late Oct 02, in detroit. Decided to do that weeklong biz trip to WVA with my brand new bike coming back thru ohio it was like, 24 degs, doh!I had everything on high. Ran thru a blizzard on I-696 in warrren on the way home too, I parked that baby in my garage in utica for the next 4-5 months of a ruff winter that day.

Yeah right!! All I could see is red in the mirror (and I wasnt' facing forward )...had to smear cortaid all over my arse a few times, oouucchh!! those heated seats do work!
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I just can't enought of the Pacific Coast Highway - and Santa Barbara is my favorite entry point for heading North.
Santa Barbara to Solvang is a nice little stretch of road. I'll never tire of it, (PCH) either. Every time I ride it I can't believe it's less than 10 miles from my house.

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I'll see your 110 and raise you some humidity.... a lot of humidity.
I'll see your humidity and raise you some liquid Houston air. They don't know what humidity is, in San Antonio.
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I'll see your humidity and raise you some liquid Houston air. They don't know what humidity is, in San Antonio.
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I'll see your humidity and raise you some liquid Houston air. They don't know what humidity is, in San Antonio.
Oh, I know what it is. I think the hottest I've ever been was on top of a 20 story office building that they were hot mopping tar on...... in Houston.

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I ride this heat every week. It's been 112-115 nearly all the way from Phoenix to socal the last 2 weeks.

Not sure how your getting burned though, I still use my 8 yr old darien pants with daytona boots (and evo's prior to that), never got burned on the LT. I've never tryed mesh pants on any of the bikes. I do have some bmw summer pants (with the leg remover zippers) I bought used but they are too long for me, not mesh but much thinner material than dariens.

I did however, burn my ass all up when I first got my LT in late Oct 02, in detroit. Decided to do that weeklong biz trip to WVA with my brand new bike coming back thru ohio it was like, 24 degs, doh!I had everything on high. Ran thru a blizzard on I-696 in warrren on the way home too, I parked that baby in my garage in utica for the next 4-5 months of a ruff winter that day.

Yeah right!! All I could see is red in the mirror (and I wasnt' facing forward )...had to smear cortaid all over my arse a few times, oouucchh!! those heated seats do work!
Howdy. I have to think it was related to the ambient air temp with the slip stream at 80+ mph pushing the jeans against my shins. At surface street speeds, no problem, no burning legs. I hadn't riden at temps > 105 before so I don't have experience to compare with. I can say that when the ambient dropped to less than 110, then the burning stopped. So go figure. Lower legs in the spots described do look fairly cooked.

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