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post #1 of 19 Old 07-22-2016, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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rode 110 miles,a few in 103F heat

wow, a scorcher in the outback, but i had fun. swilled a couple of quarts of water. moderate amount of other riders was also oot and aboot. pleasant onshore breeze along the beach.

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Yesterday I put in 865 miles. Across the New Mexico border the temps on the display were 102-104 much of the way.

I would have been dead by now if I didn't have my cooling system! I was stopped near Roswell in traffic for road construction for about 1/2 hour. Try that in full gear on black asphalt! When I get back from this trip into Montana I am going to do a product review of my hybrid Veskimo system.
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I had to stop on Hwy 50 in Nevada once for construction. I was riding my R80/7 with a side car and just put up my big umbrella and poured a goblet of water from a 5 gallon ballast container and enjoyed the delay.
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The was a feller on Parhump that stared the 3D ride. Temps over 100, at speeds over 100 at elevations under 100 feet.
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I think he probably gone now. But I remember him fondly.

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Last month I did 620 miles out up 191 through Morenci into Show Low and back through Globe to home and it was 95-114 the entire way. I stopped and soaked myself a few times during Gatorade stops. Tomorrow I'll prolly do 300+ miles back here in Boston in 90+ and 40%+ humidity. Got the cooling vest soaking in ice water in the fridge overnight. And folks question about riding in rain, which would feel great! LOL! I fart in your general direction! Be safe!
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back in '09 when I did my bbg ride from NH to MO, the next day, I rode arouns southwest MO, OK, AR,TX and into LA, a 600 mile day, temps were hovering around 106, nearly 20 higher than anything I normally see at home in northern New England

a wet t-shirt works well for AC
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you guys are far tougher'n i am, fer shur!

200 miles a day in ideal conditions is about my limit. maybe 300...once a decade....

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Last month I did 620 miles out up 191 through Morenci into Show Low and back through Globe to home and it was 95-114 the entire way.
IMHO, riding the Devil's Highway (191) and going through Salt River Canyon (77) are, far and away, the best rides Arizona has to offer. 100+ miles of super tight twisties in the middle of nowhere (hwy 191) is more grueling that most might imagine. Doing so in the summer heat should earn you an Iron Butt award. I prefer the April/May and September/October timeframes for that ride, but I usually have to use the electric jacket liner when I'm at altitude. Glad you experienced the best of what AZ has to offer.

SteveinSD, no doubt riding in the heat sucks, but when it's dry you can get downright chilled (for 20-30 minutes anyway) riding in 110 degrees if you soak your inner clothing and helmet liner with water. I don't love having to ride in extreme heat, but it's at least doable...
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a simple day ride that takes you to the coast is hardly worth griping about.
Tell me about your mega hundred mile 100+ degree day!
America is in a heat wave. go for a ride of epic value and report back.
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Really, San Diego to the coast

I was born in Lynwood, CA and lived there until 1999 when we moved to SW Missouri. I just turned 69 years old and wish I had the opportunity to cruise HWY 1 and 101 all the way from National City to Crescent city as I'd done many times before, where I went from 100 degrees to 40 on the coast right below Brookings, Oregon, all in the same couple of days!

There is a MAJOR difference in areas of low to no Humidity versus areas where it is ever present!

We are in a heat wave thing here now in SW Missouri as is the entire heartland and this makes riding for pleasure a chore instead of fun. The temperature will get to you much more in humidity as I'm sure our fellow riders that put up with it can tell you.

I went for a 111.2 mile ride yesterday morning, in SE Kansas, in 95 degree heat, with high humidity and extremely BRIGHT sunlight and it got to me a little, until a big plate of Eggs, Sausage, Hash browns, Wheat Toast and prodigious amounts of iced tea brought me back to life and then the 40 additional miles back home didn't seem too bad.

Hydrate-hydrate-hydrate!!

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91 degrees and 90% humidity, went for a 25 mile off pavement loop out my front door, 50, 50 mix forestry roads and ATV trails. Trying out my new Scorpion exo at950 helmet, new Sliders mesh jacket and new Shinko 804, 805 tires. Everything worked great but Damn, it was a sweaty ride. Did back to back 450, 500 mile days in 103 and 104 degrees earlier this summer.

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