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Who rides to work in the triple digit heat?

It was 106 yesterday when I got home and the forecast is 103, 102 and 104 for the rest of the work week. I'm loving it!

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Re: Who rides to work in the triple digit heat?

We've had 25 days of 100+ heat. I've ridden every one of them. It's not too bad until you get stuck in traffic. I try to time my commute so that doesn't happen.


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Re: Who rides to work in the triple digit heat?

I've been riding every day, last night after the RCB board meeting at 8:30 it was still 95 out. But John, I do have a ride with the RCB going down to Morro Bay on Friday I'm calling the "Beat the Heat Ride", come on along if you like.

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Re: Who rides to work in the triple digit heat?

115-118 steady from phoenix to socal on sunday, about cooked my arse (my weekly commute)

that was on the K1200S. The heated grip elements were so hot they were burning my hands thru the leather gloves.

my mesh vanson smelled like it was cooking and I thought I had 1st deg burns on exposed neck parts, doh!

this weather in socal is the catz meow, I can tell you that! real nice down here..
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Re: Who rides to work in the triple digit heat?

Rode yesterday at 104 degrees. Cooling vest recharge required hourly!

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Re: Who rides to work in the triple digit heat?

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I've been riding every day, last night after the RCB board meeting at 8:30 it was still 95 out. But John, I do have a ride with the RCB going down to Morro Bay on Friday I'm calling the "Beat the Heat Ride", come on along if you like.
Thanks - But we already have plans to head North on the coast to the Timber Cove Inn just south of Salt Point. Have a great trip!

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Re: Who rides to work in the triple digit heat?

I'm riding every day here in Southwest Louisiana. I couldn't do it without my mesh riding jacket. I've been here 3 years so far and figure after 15 years in Pittsburgh It'll take me a few more years to thaw out.
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Re: Who rides to work in the triple digit heat?

I will stick with the 90 degree heat in the Pacific North West. What do you riders do carry a hydration pack with a tube to the front of the helmet. In that kind of weather maybe you should be drinking iced tea or gator aid or maybe one of those large Monster energy drinks..

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Re: Who rides to work in the triple digit heat?

We've got heat AND humidity. Heat index has been hovering near 105 weeks now. Still riding.

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Re: Who rides to work in the triple digit heat?

I don't even want to talk about the heat index.. 113 or something like that.

I ride whenever I'm not hauling a customers computer around. Or a drumset.

106 here yesterday. Same today. Weekend looks a little better.

We've already broken our normal average days per year of over 100 degrees.
And still a full 6 weeks of hot to go.....

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Re: Who rides to work in the triple digit heat?

It's supposed to hit 83 degrees today in the Pacific Northwest. Whew, can't hardly stand this heat!

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The temps her in the San Fernando Valley have been in the triple digits for a few weeks, but that does not stop me from riding as I try to escape to the Coast where you can feel a drop of up to 30F in just a couple of miles...

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It was 106 yesterday when I got home and the forecast is 103, 102 and 104 for the rest of the work week. I'm loving it!

Was 48 degrees when I left for work yesterday morning, mid 70's on the ride home. 51 degress this morning, about 80 on the way home, thought I was going to sweat to death!!!

This is when us northerners get our revenge for you guys teasing us all winter

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Re: Who rides to work in the triple digit heat?

Rode to work yesterday, the thermometer in the bike peaked at 102 around 5PM going through town, waiting for lights to change is no fun. At least it was a dry heat.
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Re: Who rides to work in the triple digit heat?

I take my Veskimo vest and 9 quart cooler in to work with me for the ride home.
It eliminated the heat of the afternoon from my riding decision.
We have ice machines in all the break rooms.
Fill the cooler with ice, add 2+ inches of water, close it up and I'm off.
Keeps me at around 64 degrees, while temps are in the 90's and 100's.
Works for me.
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Re: Who rides to work in the triple digit heat?

Currently 100F in Tucson.

13 miles from me (as the crow flies) at Mt. Lemmon, 65F.

Luckily it's about 40 miles by road, with 30 of that about a hundred or so perfect radius curves and flawless pavement. Very light traffic during the week.

Sure, I ride to work, even if it is 80 miles out of the way.


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Me me I do

I find the cold weather tougher to ride in.

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Riding is all about quality time for me, No riding to work because its all freeway and full of monkeys in cages. Don't do anything above the low nineties unless its on the way to someplace cool. Recently I did 4 hours through the mohave and Arizona at 104. I managed but having the mountains of NM on my mind kept me going. I'll take the norwet weather for riding anytime over that blast furnace stuff anytime. Just so happens that we have only had about 3 or 4 days of rain here in the last 3 months. 60-90 degrees. Gotta love it.

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This is when us northerners get our revenge for you guys teasing us all winter
That does it!
Just a couple more years and I'm going to come up there every summer
and drive real slow in the left lane with my turn signal on.


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I consider any bike ride a quality ride. Some are just better than others

We used to say in skydiving, every dive you walk away from is a GOOD dive

Haven't owned a cage since late 2005.

I use the K1200S primarily, commute or not, that thing is a rocket ship, splitting lanes in CA and all...this kid won't sit in cager traffic, all I can envision is that movie with the guy who went nutz (actor Mike Douglas I think) and walked away from his car during rush hour, heheh...that'd be me too if I had to drive a cage.

Without lane splitting, it's not worth riding during the rush hours though, agree there.

weather? whatever, it's just another distraction you have to deal with if you want to ride...of course, being an old grunt, the weather doesn't stop me...my buddy call's me a lizard, he can't stand the heat.
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Were breaking records everyday in Austin this year. We usually don't reach 100 until august, but we have been in the hundreds since june. I ride to work about 3 times a week and it's pretty damn hot!
The key is trying to avoid ruch hour traffic between 4:30 and 6:30
My girlfriend and I are going down to Corpus Chrisiti this weekend and it's going to bve toasty!
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I do. It's 107 right now. When not on the LT I drive a Jeep with no windows. I think the bike is more comfortable in the heat even with ATG. I may not like the heat but I am used to it. You just have to go prepared.

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It was 106 yesterday when I got home and the forecast is 103, 102 and 104 for the rest of the work week. I'm loving it!
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Who rides in the single digits??

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110 in Las Vegas today. The Veskimo with the 9 quart cooler is a life saver. I cored a 1 7/8" hole in the bottom left of the top case. I then routed the hose connection out the bottom and the powerlet connection up and in to power the cooler. It makes a clean and efficieint A/C system neatly tucked out of the way in the top case.

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It's not the riding to work, it's the going home! 104 today in Porterville, and yes I'm riding. Hey, does anyone have a cure for getting your left leg burned from the heat coming from the cowling on that side? I might need Thermal blanket chaps!

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I take my Veskimo vest and 9 quart cooler in to work with me for the ride home.
It eliminated the heat of the afternoon from my riding decision.
We have ice machines in all the break rooms.
Fill the cooler with ice, add 2+ inches of water, close it up and I'm off.
Keeps me at around 64 degrees, while temps are in the 90's and 100's.
Works for me.
You make a very, very strong case for the Veskimo. I've read your other posts on this topic, and I think you had some comments on our potential trip to Texas this summer. I just may have to spring for the Veskimo.


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Guilty also...

EL PASO, TX
105 last two days...
103 for two days before that...
A couple of 102 days also...

Rode every day. It's warm...but not terrible.


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Who rides in the single digits??
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