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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-07-2015, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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I have tried to ride around it and thru it. We are close to breaking records for most numb of days above 95. We are also needing rain. We had a very wet June but since then, barely any thing.

Humidity is now making the real feel way above 100.

Today has been first day I have not ridden in a while. I think i'll get an early ride in tomorrow morning.

I have forced myself to ride in some very hot conditions and it is difficult enjoying hot air hitting you like a jet engine.

So, I'd ride late in the evening but then have to contend with the bugs.
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Mate here it is 365 days a year hot & humid, yes early mornings or late nights are good ...

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I feel for ya. Not for the heat but the humidity. It's a real killer. It was 94 and crazy humid for a couple days in Sturgis. I wasn't used to the humidity at all so I really felt it. Give me 120 degrees and 10% humidity any day.
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I agree Bob. Most days it is not even as high as 10%

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When we hit the upper Adirondack National Park yesterday morning riding down from Malone, NY it was a mere 45 degrees......maybe that will cool you off.

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Yeah Dill it doesn't make it fun to ride in. We have the same thing here it isn't something you ever get used to. Yesterday i did about three hundred miles it was hot to say the least.
some of the roads were two lane blacktop thru nothing put pine trees so there was a little shade but the closer i made it to home there were less trees and more open farmland that made it feel twice as hot. The thermometer on the bike started off at 92 went as high as 106 and stayed at 99 to 100 for most of the day.

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Yeah Dill it doesn't make it fun to ride in. We have the same thing here it isn't something you ever get used to. Yesterday i did about three hundred miles it was hot to say the least.
some of the roads were two lane blacktop thru nothing put pine trees so there was a little shade but the closer i made it to home there were less trees and more open farmland that made it feel twice as hot. The thermometer on the bike started off at 92 went as high as 106 and stayed at 99 to 100 for most of the day.
You're right about the shade! You get out of it and the heat/humidity can suck all the fun out of racking up the miles.

I finally went out around 9 pm last night to get my fix. Found out that it not only had cooled down some but the bugs seemed to have found somewhere to hang out... bug bar maybe!

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I got a mostly-white full face helmet and a Joe Rocket mesh jacket which function much more comfortably than traditional black gear which is absurd in the heat. Good air management feels better than no gear at all besides keeping flesh off that big black belt sander we ride on.

Next will be an evaporative cooling vest since the mesh jacket will give it airflow to work.
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next will be an evaporative cooling vest since the mesh jacket will give it airflow to work.
I wonder if those cooling towels that you soak down will really work. We just bought one from Wallymart for more son who is at band camp this week. Real feel is 100+. Supposed to stay cool for couple of hours. She gave $8 for it. May go get one for me this afternoon.
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Those cooling vests are the cats meow! At 100+ it goes on and does a great job. Have used it to 117 in Vegas. Just got back fm Sturgis, yesterday and did not see anything north of 97.
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