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View Poll Results: How do you deal with extremely hot weather?

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  • I ride even when there are eggs frying on the pavement. Bring it on!

    16 29.09%
  • I ride in the early morning/late afternoon/night to miss the worst of the heat.

    35 63.64%
  • I ride inside in the Air Conditioning.

    2 3.64%
  • Other (Please leave a Comment)

    7 12.73%
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  1. #31
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    The pros fill sections of pantyhose (knotted at each end) with ice and put them under their jerseys on their backs.

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  2. #32
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    I dont' know if it's been mentioned yet, but dumping water on your head, on your legs, on your everything . . . is a HUGE help. Particularly the head, I think, as it helps cool the rest of the body. On super hot days I also soak water into my shorts (around the thighs) and squirt it down my shirt into my bra, on top of my shirt, etc. It takes a while to dry and it helps keep your body temp cooler, which really helps.

    I've done rides where I had one bottle of sports drink and one bottle of water, for the purpose of squirting myself. I refill the water when possible to keep pouring on my body.
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  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by tealtreak View Post
    yeah- June in Richmond- riding at sunrise ...just not acclimated otherwise (born and raised s of Cleveland..) Last summer I tried riding at 10:00 in 97 and puked and fainted... not fun
    I'm also from that general area of Ohio. Born and raised in Warren, which is about an hour and a half or so south east of Cleveland. (Right between Cleveland, Oh and Pittsburgh, PA).

  4. #34
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    Jun 2006
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    Dumas, TX
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    I can take a lot of heat. So it doesn't really bother me.
    pedal pusher

  5. #35
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    I am sitting in my motorhome with the airconditioning on, avoiding the heat. Me and heat don't mix at all. I don't seem to adapt well.
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  6. #36
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    Oct 2011
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    Ok .....so yesterday I suffered hell but made it home. I am not a person that sweats a lot but even going about 6-7 mph or maybe less a was pouring. Heat + Hot Wind resistance + up hill...I am surprised I made it. I had to stop when I was about 1 mile away from home and rested for about 15-20 minutes...I just had too. I got home sored, exhausted and on fire! couldn't even say hi to my kids..had to turn on the fan because the AC wasn't enough...it took me a good 15-20 minutes to kind of cool down ..took a shower laid in bed and fell asleep right away...woke up 3 1/2 hours later...went out to get dinner for the kids. I fell sorry for them that they had to wait so long to eat dinner . I ussualy cook dinner for them as soon as I get home

    Today...I am just going half way and will have my sister in law pick me up at a gas station.
    If it was a flat ride or downhill I would go for it at a slow pace but no...my way back home half of the ride (last 4 miles or so) is up hill and/or up inclined long road. And that's when I truly get a good workout..but today ..I can live without it. Tomorrow is another day

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  7. #37
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    We are supposed to break our all time record high today. It's HOT. Our house AC can't keep up. The gym AC is dead, as in they are shipping in a new part, so that pool is closed until Monday. Bleh. I'm holed up in the AC. Will either ride tonight (probably after dark) or ride the trainer today.
    Most days in life don't stand out, But life's about those days that will...

  8. #38
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    It depends on how hot it is as to what I might decide to do. If it is in the 90's, I will ride early or late. I actually really enjoy early morning commute weather-cool and quiet.

    If it is 100 or more, I don't ride -at all. We are experiencing that right now in Maryland. I rode yesterday at near 100 but I won't ride today or tomorrow because it is over 100. My asthmatic tendencies really get to me in the heat.
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  9. #39
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    Oct 2002
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    We don't have heat. I'd love some heat. And sun. Can you all send some our way??

    Today
    Jun 29
    73F
    61F
    Cloudy
    CHANCE OF RAIN:
    20%


    Sat
    Jun 30
    73
    59
    Showers
    CHANCE OF RAIN:
    50%


    Sun
    Jul 1
    69
    53
    AM Showers
    CHANCE OF RAIN:
    30%

    Mon
    Jul 2
    74
    55
    Partly Cloudy
    CHANCE OF RAIN:
    10%

    Tue
    Jul 3
    69
    52
    Few Showers
    CHANCE OF RAIN:
    30%

    Wed
    Jul 4
    75
    52
    Mostly Sunny
    CHANCE OF RAIN:
    10%
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  10. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Otcenas View Post
    We don't have heat. I'd love some heat. And sun. Can you all send some our way??
    House exchange?

    We're supposed to be triple digits through Mon, and the 90's through most the 10 day forecast.
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  11. #41
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    What heat? I live a few miles from Susan.

    Actually, that's one of the BIG pluses about moving here. Unlike Susan, I hate heat. Oregon weather suits me very well.
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  12. #42
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    Oct 2002
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    It's a beautiful 82 degrees here currently, 35% humidity, breezy... it was 64 when I ran this morning at 6 AM. Of course just two weeks ago it was over 100 and we're heading for another warm spell. I wish every summer day was like it's been this week.

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  13. #43
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    May 2006
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    You're (all three of you) about to have a TE Flood of visitors if you're not careful!

    Spare couch? Floor? Outside shed?
    We have a spare room! And a barn if you don't mind goats for roommates (though they sleep out in the open this time of year).
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  14. #44
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    May 2008
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    northern Virginia
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    So I'm debating what to do this weekend. I'd like to go for a ride on Sunday. There's a club ride that's described as "very shady" that starts at 8:30 am, with a 51-mile option. But that would have me riding past noon, and even if it were 100% shaded by tall leafy trees I think I would be struggling in the >100 degree heat. So as much as I'd like to check out this shady route, I'm leaning toward doing a shorter ride closer to home that would have me finished by mid-morning. I know a route that has good hills and has a decent amount of shade, and it easily shortened if I start to feel bad.

    (I guess I'm not debating anymore, it looks like I've made a decision...)

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    - Red hardtail 26" aluminum mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle
    - Royal blue 2018 aluminum gravel bike, Rivet Pearl saddle

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  15. #45
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    Apr 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Otcenas View Post
    We don't have heat. I'd love some heat. And sun. Can you all send some our way??

    Today
    Jun 29
    73F
    61F
    Cloudy
    CHANCE OF RAIN:
    20%


    Sat
    Jun 30
    73
    59
    Showers
    CHANCE OF RAIN:
    50%


    Sun
    Jul 1
    69
    53
    AM Showers
    CHANCE OF RAIN:
    30%

    Mon
    Jul 2
    74
    55
    Partly Cloudy
    CHANCE OF RAIN:
    10%

    Tue
    Jul 3
    69
    52
    Few Showers
    CHANCE OF RAIN:
    30%

    Wed
    Jul 4
    75
    52
    Mostly Sunny
    CHANCE OF RAIN:
    10%
    This sounds ideal. Can I come over?
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
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