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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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On my way into work today I seen a pair of BMW's fully loaded along highway 1 that heads out north towards Port Augusta. The temperature for Adelaide today is 44 degrees celcius (111 faranheit). The further north that you head the hotter it gets. The temperature at Port Augusta will be around 47 celcius (116 faranheit). I have ridden in hot weather before but today would be bloody hard work. What are the hottest conditions that other people have had to endure when out for a ride?
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I rode in 105 heat once, hung over, with no sleep, coming home from Corning, NY. The temperature is incredible, for NY, it's the only time I've ever seen triple digits in NY. I took off my mesh gear half way home, it was even hotter, I had to stop and put it back on.

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I rode from Burra to Adelaide (100 miles) through 45C. The worst part was the heat radiating off the road.

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Heading to Colo from SoCal my brother and I went via Henderson and the West side of Lake Mead. Got up to 119 and ANYTHING over say... 101 -104 is sooo much hotter than regular big temps. 1st chance we got to stop and buy some ice and water we did. I drank almost a gallon and didn't piss it away. Soaked my clothes in what was left over to get cooler. That was evaporated inside of five minutes.
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What are the hottest conditions that other people have had to endure when out for a ride?
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Crossing Death Valley with another loony Ozzy in the US earlier this year. I think it was 46C (115F) at the bottom.

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I'll see low 100's every summer. Yet for some reason I still don't have any mesh gear. After an hour or two riding in that sort of heat, I described peeling my gear off as removing a 'basting bag'.

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i ride in the low 100s durring my commute in the summer. pouring some water on my t shirt before i leave work helps keep me cool under my jacket. that seems like a distant memory. the mornings are plenty cold in california right now.


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It was 112 F here this summer one day when I rode to work, along with 90 % humidity.
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It regularly gets over 110F here in Las Vegas, but it's a dry heat, like a pizza oven, so we don't get the the added misery of humidity too. 118F is the hottest I've seen in the 6 years I've been here. I used the oven thermometer on the pavement in front of the house and it was 145F.

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