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Temperature - What's your limit?

Old 07-17-20, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
I like how that shows what (color) wax to use, but I don't understand why it goes above 40F?
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Old 07-17-20, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I like how that shows what (color) wax to use, but I don't understand why it goes above 40F?
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Old 07-17-20, 12:03 PM
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Living in Massachusetts I've done various Autumn rides where the temp was in the 20's. If you're dressed to be warm on the descents you'll be roasting on the ensuing climb and if you're comfortable on the climb, you'll be freezing on the way down. I've generally opted to be comfortable on the climb and therefore cold on the descents. And there's nothing "flat" around here.

On the other end... Days in the 90's are pretty rare. I'd stay inside if the forecast was for a high of 95. Even for a high of 90 I'd be trying to start as early as possible.

I was doing a cycling tour in Utah one time and we had a century day heading towards Lake Powell... 100 miles across a desert with no shade? Ugh. I don't recall the temps, but that was one of the more brutal days I've ever had on a bike, temperature wise.
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Old 07-17-20, 10:17 PM
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Pretty much ...

-40 to +40.
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Old 07-17-20, 11:50 PM
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I like hotter, preferably between 85F and 95F. I think my limit would be about 105F, I have certainly rode in the 100s. Lower limit is around 45 these days.
However I do not do a lot of climbing here in the Midwest, < 1000 feet, and will try to limit direct sun exposure and climbing in > 90F.
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Old 07-19-20, 07:43 PM
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LOL
I know from experience that red wax doesn't got to 120F.
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Old 07-20-20, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by cubewheels View Post
I've only started cycling since 5 weeks ago. The vast majority of it in ~110 'F heat in the city. That with a face mask for Covid, helmet, and goggles. Face mask is mandatory where I live. It makes long uphills feel like you're drowning!
110F uphill with a facemask on! Oh my God that has to be hell !

I could never cycle with a facemask on, I find it suffocating enough just walking in a store with it on.
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Old 07-20-20, 07:33 PM
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What about midnight?
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Old 07-22-20, 08:33 PM
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I live in NE Indiana, I can handle 95 on the high range, and 40 on the low range. I don't wear a facemask while riding, I don't have that kind of fear when no one is close.
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Old 07-25-20, 04:20 AM
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It rarely gets below 80 with 70-80% humidity in Guam, even for early morning rides. It is usually 90-95 in the afternoons for my weekday rides with the same humidity. I can't wait to get to normal riding weather.
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Old 07-25-20, 05:17 AM
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It is Summer here in Portugal and while I don't live in the warmer midlands, the coastal regions get quite hot too. It was 95-105 F on my ride mid-day on Thursday. That was my limit since it was tough to train properly. Just cycling like a tourist, no problem, but to train I prefer cooler. The wind was like a hot blow-dryer!

Generally I ride at 6h30 now so that I am home before noon.
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