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Old 07-12-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Summer riding in Phoenix...

...I can deal with the heat all day long. This is what I hate about "Monsoon Season"

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Old 07-12-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:22 PM   #3
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That looks like something you'd see out in the desert.

Oh wait, I guess that IS in the desert.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:10 AM   #4
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At least you get rain with your dust. We just get dust here.
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For me the heat alone is enough to make me leave the bike at home and use the air conditioned car. I don't know how you guys in places like Phoenix can enjoy riding when it gets in the high 90's or higher. Yesterday in northwestern Illinois it hit about 92 and riding was great, as long as I was moving. Sitting at a red light was miserable. But once it gets much higher than that the fun factor of riding just doesn't happen for me. And I'm not one of those ATGATT folks; I have no problem wearing jeans and a t-shirt but it still gets too hot for me. What makes it more comfortable for me is to wear a long sleeved synthetic t-shirt that allows liberal air flow, such as one I have from Silver Eagle, but when the air gets really hot, even good airflow is just not enough.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:39 AM   #6
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I started riding in IL, very familiar with the humidity. Everybody says, yeah but it's a dry heat...we can hit up to 70% at time during the summer storm season...with highs at 105* +. Like you said, as long as im moving its no biggie. When stopped is when things heat up. Personally, I don't own a car a ride everyday, but I've become somewhat of a junior meteorologist and pay close attention to the weather.
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I feel that when the air temp is higher than your body temp, riding ceases to be fun. It just feels like your riding thru a blast furnace.
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Wear a water vest,keeps the core cool and riding in the heat tolerable.
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Beats freezing any day.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:19 PM   #10
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Beats freezing any day.
I dunno...been there too:

...although I think other people are more surprised to see a motorcyclist out when it's 29* rather than 110*.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:27 PM   #11
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I've become somewhat of a junior meteorologist and pay close attention to the weather.
Isn't it funny how riding often can make you a bit of a weather expert?
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