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Old 06-01-23, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
A bicycling tourist like LesterOfPuppets could follow the route to make a mostly leisurely voyage at 70F, though the June leg looks like a lot of work.
I have been thinking of taking up touring myself.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Rearing its ugly head. Again. Sigh. Do I need to lose weight?

why lose weight when a hip replacement might cure it ?
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Originally Posted by big john
I'm about 30 miles from Santa Monica. We have weeks of over 100 degrees sometimes. We have 115 degree days sometimes. Then some summers aren't as bad.
at one time I often envied So Cal weather - but rarely now

western PA weather is not good - but you can often ‘work around it’ ... consec days in the 100’s - ? - that would be tough to work around

yesterday was about perfect - low 80’s / no humidity and in the 70’s to finish the ride ... and low 50’s to start today
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I'd take him to a real UT game.
Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Maybe.

How about this one?
This might get a smile

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Old 06-01-23, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by t2p
at one time I often envied So Cal weather - but rarely now

western PA weather is not good - but you can often ‘work around it’ ... consec days in the 100’s - ? - that would be tough to work around

yesterday was about perfect - low 80’s / no humidity and in the 70’s to finish the ride ... and low 50’s to start today
Near the coast the weather is about perfect. Once you go inland and over a mountain range or two the heat is on.

It's possible for me to drive to the coast for riding but that involves driving and dealing with the masses. A great alternative was going into the local mountains and riding above 5000 feet and up to 8000. Unfortunately race car drivers discovered our favorite roads during covid. Sometimes it's just easier to ride in 100+ weather.

I worked outside for decades so I used to acclimate pretty well. Just need enough water and some sunscreen.
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Daughter sent me a link to the Spanish F1 race including a track map that shows g forces in the turns. I can't believe how strong these guys are to do this for an hour and then step out of the car and be "normal".

https://www.redbullracing.com/int-en...rand-prix-2022
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone
Daughter sent me a link to the Spanish F1 race including a track map that shows g forces in the turns. I can't believe how strong these guys are to do this for an hour and then step out of the car and be "normal".

https://www.redbullracing.com/int-en...rand-prix-2022
Having driven on the track at speed, I can tell you that it is demanding and wears you out. I've never done anything at a professional or any other racing level, so I can only imagine how hard it would be both physically and mentally.
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Old 06-01-23, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by t2p
at one time I often envied So Cal weather - but rarely now

western PA weather is not good - but you can often ‘work around it’ ... consec days in the 100’s - ? - that would be tough to work around

yesterday was about perfect - low 80’s / no humidity and in the 70’s to finish the ride ... and low 50’s to start today
The thing about the 100 degree days is that it's totally different from 100 degrees back East. The absence of humidity makes a HUGE difference, in a number of ways, not least of which is how much it cools overnight. The days when it's 100 here cool off into the 60s overnight, whereas in the humidity back East, 100 will cool off into the 80s overnight.

Not sure I could stand so many 100 degree days, though.
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When it gets to the point where the temps are in the 100 range, you adjust your activities so that you are doing the more strenuous activities in the early mornings or late evenings. The rest of the day there are things like air conditioners and swimming pools that keep you cool.
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Old 06-01-23, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Rearing its ugly head. Again. Sigh. Do I need to lose weight?

Have you considered your body mechanics? Such as leg length discrepancy or other cause such as improper gait? With the amount of steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs you take I'm surprised you are having trouble.

Perhaps you should start a thread in the 50+ forum in the pills and ills sub-forum.
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Old 06-01-23, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by big john
I'm about 30 miles from Santa Monica. We have weeks of over 100 degrees sometimes. We have 115 degree days sometimes. Then some summers aren't as bad.
I don't remember a weather pattern like were having now, in this time of year. The marine layer pattern of "May grey"/"June gloom" usually burns off by mid-day. I don't think I've seen any blue sky since Saturday, and yesterday afternoon we had rain.
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Old 06-01-23, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
The thing about the 100 degree days is that it's totally different from 100 degrees back East. The absence of humidity makes a HUGE difference, in a number of ways, not least of which is how much it cools overnight. The days when it's 100 here cool off into the 60s overnight, whereas in the humidity back East, 100 will cool off into the 80s overnight.

Not sure I could stand so many 100 degree days, though.
We get humidity when there is monsoonal flow. Big, puffy clouds that look like cauliflower loom over the mountains, sometimes dumping rain up there and in the desert.
Not like down south, though. I rode in Kentucky in a tee-shirt. After 50 miles I had to peel it off. Ridiculous. I visited my friend in Arkansas and it was 95 degrees with 90% humidity. That air was thick. What Don Drysdale would describe as "close".

It doesn't cool down at night like where you live. I remember when I lived in Santa Clarita there were nights when it was 95 degrees at 10:00 p.m.

When I lived in the mountains our house was at 6000 feet. I would leave work where it was 115 and when I got home it was 85. It was weird to turn the car heater on leaving the house and then wanting the a/c by the time I got to work.
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Old 06-01-23, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I don't remember a weather pattern like were having now, in this time of year. The marine layer pattern of "May grey"/"June gloom" usually burns off by mid-day. I don't think I've seen any blue sky since Saturday, and yesterday afternoon we had rain.
Definitely an unusual year.
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Old 06-01-23, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by big john
Near the coast the weather is about perfect. Once you go inland and over a mountain range or two the heat is on.
That would be an easy setup for me, I just wouldn't go over the mountain. Hello!
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That would be an easy setup for me, I just wouldn't go over the mountain. Hello!
Maybe if I won the lottery.
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Originally Posted by big john
Near the coast the weather is about perfect. Once you go inland and over a mountain range or two the heat is on.

It's possible for me to drive to the coast for riding but that involves driving and dealing with the masses. A great alternative was going into the local mountains and riding above 5000 feet and up to 8000. Unfortunately race car drivers discovered our favorite roads during covid. Sometimes it's just easier to ride in 100+ weather.

I worked outside for decades so I used to acclimate pretty well. Just need enough water and some sunscreen.
This is what I love about the Peninsula - there's one mountain range between us and the coast, so we usually don't get fog, but it's close enough that it's not hot here - like 100 degrees - unless it's hot EVERYWHERE. And if it's 100 here, it's 105+ once you get down to San Jose or over to Livermore.

I'm really going to miss that. I'll have to acclimate to either living in AC for months or learning how to sit on the porch at 90 humid degrees, drinking tea and sweating. OTOH, it doesn't catch fire as often.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I don't remember a weather pattern like were having now, in this time of year. The marine layer pattern of "May grey"/"June gloom" usually burns off by mid-day. I don't think I've seen any blue sky since Saturday, and yesterday afternoon we had rain.
It's like summer weather for us the last few weeks - foggy in the AM but burns off to cloudless blue skies pretty early, but cool and breezy all day, and the fog hangs at the top of the Santa Cruz mountains all afternoon. And windy AF in the late afternoon - July/August weather! It's like we never had Spring weather, where it is pleasant without the wind and fog.

On the plus side, though, the cool spring has prevented the giant melt that everyone feared.
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Originally Posted by big john
I could be happy there.














Until I had to pay for it.
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It's 90° here in Albany today. Fortunately not humid yet, but I've got to get those union guys back to work on that ceiling fan.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I could be happy there.
Me too. However I don't have enough friends any more to throw the kind of party that setup calls for.
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Originally Posted by big john
It's not Phoenix here but it still has some awful summers. This year we had more rain than ever and it's been cool and cloudy every day for weeks. I think it's great but a lot of people are complaining about it. I keep telling them they will wish for this weather once it gets hot.

I just hope the heat comes up gradually so I can at least acclimate a bit.
It's a way of life for them
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91* as I sit in my (home) office with the AC set at 76*. I do have to mow the front lawn this evening but will wait a couple hours before doing that and will tackle the back half tomorrow.

In recognition of the Jekyll and Hyde weather that is common in New England, my race on Saturday morning will have heavy rain and be in the upper 40s/low 50s. That should make the water feel warmer, and will actually be good for biking (albeit slowly - rolling hills with lots of turns) and running.

Then in the afternoon the rain clears up, but I will probably be knee deep in a food coma and have consumed at least 17 adult beverages, so sitting outside is highly unlikely.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Me too. However I don't have enough friends any more to throw the kind of party that setup calls for.
If you lived there, friends you never knew you had would show up and be knocking on your door.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I could be happy there.

Until I had to pay for it.
Be tough to take, wouldn't it? Like living in a resort. Only bad thing is it's right on the highway. If I could pick a place in Malibu it would be one of the houses up the hill, away from the traffic and with some property as a buffer.

When I was a ute one of my uncles had a house in Rancho Palos Verdes. It was on the peninsula and just isolated from everything bad. Then he got a divorce and had to move.
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