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Hot and Humid = Fun !

Old 06-29-19, 06:06 PM
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Hot and Humid = Fun !

I have always enjoyed riding when the weather starts to climb. So now on the East coast the temps are finally starting to move more into my fun zone. So it was off to go play on some little rollers to make me feel better.

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Heat is relative.

I lived in Western Mass for 28 years and it got "hot" maybe 2-3 weeks out of the summer. Then I moved to South Carolina 15 years ago. Average temp here is 89 from June thru August. That means, 90+ everyday for 3 months. Today is like 93 and after work will hit the road.

I've ridden in Florida too but not in the summer months. September and November were great. Still quite warm but not hot as you say.

So, hot is relative to where you live. It is hot down here and I've been here for 15 years. You do get somewhat used to it, but it does get warm. If you keep moving, it is tolerable. If you stop for lights or a rest stop, the sweat just flows like a hose. Looking for roads that have some shade is a must. But I must say, I will take the heat way more than shoveling snow. I do not miss those days back in Mass. I can ride almost year round here and I won't even mention my tax rates.

Enjoy while you can. The leaves will start changing in just another month or so.

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I had a great winter of cycling outside, just added studs to my fat bike and 29 plus bike. I love driving in the snow and also keep my driveway snow free (shovel it) all winter. Shoveling my driveway is an added workout I really enjoy.
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More power to you. I and my wife who was born in Mass now officially hate the snow. I have turned into a weather wuss in my old age.

I must admit that I do enjoy watching the weather channel when a Nor'easter hits New England. I don't miss stacking firewood either.

Enjoy your 2 weeks of summer! I'll be sure to tune in sometime in September when first frost hits and Killington is about to open.

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were you climbing out of the saddle for a long time? if so
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
were you climbing out of the saddle for a long time? if so
I spend a lot of my time on climbs out of the saddle, I've been doing it this way for over 30 years and am very comfortable out of the saddle. I've tried more and more the last few years to tell myself to climb in the saddle. Sometimes I listen to myself and sometimes I just can't help but get out of the saddle, old habit are hard to break (haha).
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spend a lot of my time on climbs out of the saddle
impressive! I once tried to do the 1st mile of a rail trail out of the saddle, just for fun. not sure I quite made the whole mile
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