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post #1 of 7 Old 07-19-2015, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Heading to Wilmington, NC in August

Wife and I are flying in from California in mid August. We visited the Wilmington and Cary areas back in April and totally fell in love with the place.

We're in search of a new place to live and thought we might try the NC coast. Been keeping an eye on the weather patterns the last couple of months. Are the current temps normal for July? It seems brutally hot, with the heat index climbing to well over 100.

How do the Wee's and Vee's handle these hot temps? How do you guys handle riding in the humid 90's? Inquiring San Francisco west coasters need to know!

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-19-2015, 10:00 PM
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I would say the are normal. in the south we ride mostly early morning til noon about 2 months a year. it is very humid. on the other hand our spring and fall are beautiful and we can ride most of the winter as well.
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Today is 96 and fairly humid. I'm riding today for work which includes performing various sites on the bike during the day. Doesn't bother me and the bike seems fine as well. It does get a little stuffy in traffic in the jacket and helmet from time to time but what doesn't kill us makes us stronger right.
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This week might be considered a little above normal (it's supposed to hit 100 degrees like every day this week, and I'm 50 minutes south of Cary), but in NC in the summer, you can expect to see temps in the 90's fairly often, accompanied by humidity that would make an orangutan sweat. The DL650 handled the heat just fine during the two years I rode it down here, so no worries there. I finally broke down and invested in a mesh jacket and pants this year, and that has made it a lot more bearable.

It's the south, so it's gonna be sticky in the summer, but to misquote Biloxi Blues, "It's hot, but it ain't Africa hot"......

"No matter where you go, there you are."
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-22-2015, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all for the replies. We're looking forward to our second visit.

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post #6 of 7 Old 09-13-2015, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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Well, the August trip to the NC coastal area has come and gone. Wife and I had very nice time. Good people, beautiful country, and awesome roads, even if I was stuck in a rental car. :lol:

The week promised us 90+ degree temps with lots of humidity and it provided. We handled it well. Wife likes the way it makes her skin feel smooth, moist, and shiny... lol

Next time we visit will be on two wheels! Maybe mine!


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post #7 of 7 Old 10-11-2015, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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(Cross posted from VSARI)

Heya's... Bill f. from Northern California. I want to let y'all know that after searching for years for thee place to retire (someday) my wife and I are moving to the south east part of North Carolina in late November.

Long story short, we vacationed in April, and fell in love with the people and the area. We took another trip in August and (as luck will occasionally have it) found a company looking for help in my industry. After a short convincing interview they asked me to come back to train with them for a week. That was in late September. I got hired, and we are now in process of purging and packing our things. How does a couple gather so much stuff in 25 years?!!

We leave California middle of November, and I start my job at the end of that month. So starting in December, if you see an '09 orange Wee with Givi bags, Scorpion or a First Gear jacket, and a silver Shoei Multitec helmet somewhere in and between Wilmington and Carolina Beach, that'll be me! 8)

Looking forward to meeting you southeast Stromtroopers, and discovering new roads (and not in another rental car!) lol.

Bill f. & his trusty steed, Orange Sunrise

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