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Old 09-03-19, 07:16 PM
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The burro feels sick

Yup, my family calls me Burro in like pick this heavy thing up and set it down. Today the summer heat finally got me I know I can稚 labor all day in this heat then listen to music and drink beer at night I know I should know better but since I知 a burro I知 stubborn. I知 finally caught up so now I can take it a bit easier and recover. Next chore will be to tune up the bikes and start riding again after about a month. Once the weather hits 95 it will be time to break out the sweatshirts and sweaters. I have a parka in store for those days where it will be in the mid 70s. I知 feeling better after a half bottle of Tums and various other medications.
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Old 09-04-19, 07:20 AM
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Saturday I spent the day moving my oldest stepdaughter and Sunday I worked on my daughter's car, did lawn work, and rode my bike to cool off.

I took Monday off from the outdoors and I didn't feel cool until the late afternoon, even though I had been in the AC all day Monday.

Sometimes the body just needs a break. If I don't take a break from the heat the day before I go back to my job, I can't do my job well.
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Old 09-04-19, 10:07 AM
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You can feel yourself radiating even in the AC. I have been drinking a lot of cold water and Gatorade zeros and I feel ready to go again. Nothing new I get a few bouts of heat illness every summer. The price to pay for mild winters. After Thanksgiving the snowbird invasion heads to Texas which is welcomed they spend money. It will get cold but as you know in a few days it will be back in the 70s.
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Rest up and don't push yourself if your body don't like it.

Cooling at night is key, keep A/C at 80F or below if you can.

I too am ready for summer to be over. It is draggin on more than typical.

It was 98F (104 heat index) for the late ride in this morning. Expecting 110F for the ride home.
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Here in San Diego seems like we've been having a cooler summer than usual, until September.

[edit] Hey, it's actually sprinkling big fat drops outside right now! I'm chilly in the like 60s AC here at work, but it's like 94 outside.
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This summer hasn't hit the super high >117F peaks or extended periods >7days of over 115, but it has been draggin on and on and on.
Main problem is little to no monsoon, when humidity rises and there are massive storms every few days. That is a mental cap for the summer missing so far.
It is 111F right now, soon starting the ride home.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Here in San Diego seems like we've been having a cooler summer than usual, until September.

[edit] Hey, it's actually sprinkling big fat drops outside right now! I'm chilly in the like 60s AC here at work, but it's like 94 outside.
And that was thunder, and it's 'raining' enough now to make the sidewalk outside visibly wet. Very rare to get rain before November.
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AZ gets monsoons?
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Monsoon
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Interesting.

" Areas farther west of the core monsoon region, namely California and Baja California, typically receive only spotty monsoon-related rainfall."

And they have a picture of monsoon clouds over El Cajon
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"Monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation"

SoCal gets seasonal reversing hot dry desert wind every year, the "Santa Anas". Makes us feel like we're in Phoenix.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
You can feel yourself radiating even in the AC. I have been drinking a lot of cold water and Gatorade zeros and I feel ready to go again. Nothing new I get a few bouts of heat illness every summer. The price to pay for mild winters. After Thanksgiving the snowbird invasion heads to Texas which is welcomed they spend money. It will get cold but as you know in a few days it will be back in the 70s.
Indeed. I like to lay on the cool tile floor in the house to suck the heat out of my body. I'll flip from back to belly as needed. Doing that sure helps me out before I go to sleep.
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Ran from Dorian, and when I brought my little "tin box on wheels" back to the RV park, it was about 2 in the afternoon... I spent a coupla hours raking the site, setting up the "feet" and hooking up utilites and tending to a neighbor, who was having electrical issues. I was also unpacking stuff (like bike) from the truck. (All tied down).

I was drenched in sweat.

Suddenly realized I was dead tired and weak. By that time, the AC was on and had cooled "the tin box." I went inside and went right for cool water. Had some light food, and more water, and in an hour or so, started feeling normal again. Had felt real weak, suddenly, like "blam."

Found out the next day that the temp was 96 with heat index of 101. I had lost like 5-6 lbs just working in that heat.
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It's become cloudy and cold the last two days here in the Western Treasure Valley of SW Idaho/Eastern Oregon.

No more 90s. more like 50-70 or 80.
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This week in SoCal has been significantly cooler as well, mid-80s in the day, lovely cooling at night. This morning riding out for work at a little before 7 in a T-shirt, I almost could have added a jacket.

Heat's due back this weekend though.
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Yeah, a cooling spell. Some call it fall. Was only 85F for the ride in and the ride home yesterday at 101F felt like a summer morning ride. So nice!
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Yesterday was cool here as well. Only about 85 degrees on the car thermometer. Which was a great help as I was working on a machine in a plant where the plant is always hotter than the outside temperature due to the array of plastic extruders they have. So, I only sweated like it was 95 or so in that building. Not bad at all.
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Back to 110F today.
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