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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up 93 degrees and feels like 101 with humidity in Austin

I still keep riding.
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I still keep riding.
Was/is 97 here today (by internet weather app) I caged it today.

Fine coming in, but on the way home I sit in traffic until I get to the back roads an its just not fun.
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Its been mid 90s with 50+ humidity. Heat index of 108 or so. I haven't been riding to work, but then again I'm sweating balls when I finish, don't wanna get my helmet nasty. Even yesterday evening I washed my bike, went for a ride to get it dry. I was sweating a bit when done even though there was no more sun.

Beautiful to ride here. I miss cooler weather.
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Geez You Guy`s,, only 4 day`s in to the Texas summer,, Just think,, in the winter the AC on my V work`s real good
I can relate to the siting in traffic surrounded by cager`s at or above 200f engine temp,, on pavement close to the same temp
I do not think that the air temp at DFW is the same as the air temp on Irving Blvd
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Beautiful to ride here. I miss cooler weather.
Same here as long as you can sustain speeds above 50mph to create a breeze through my vented jacket..............What did someone say about sitting in traffic????......Hmmm, must be one of them thar City folks!!!!
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I have the chance to transfer to austin..rural mail carrier.. I think u like the snow and 85 degree summers better than that ****.. The forecast is always 99 with 60% t storms, meaning humid and swampy. Sorry bud!
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What did someone say about sitting in traffic????......Hmmm, must be one of them thar City folks!!!!
Traffic? Whats that? Oooooh, you mean when its 3:30pm and everyone is getting off work and there's a line at the red light and you gotta wait for 5-6 cars to get by? Naw, I don't ride there, I ride outside of town. Only traffic I have while riding is that darned Texas license plate doing 35 on our 55mph twisties cause they ain't never seen hills and curves before!


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Saw 100 degrees on the FZ-07 thermometer yesterday afternoon. Was fine in my mesh jacket, but the shoei multitec was definitely warm. Bell star definitely a better warm weather helmet.

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I rode my bike to work yesterday against my better judgement, but I didn't buy a bike to ride my car to work! But I'm outside sweating bullets all day. So I bought a shirt to change, and a bandanna to cover my nasty head for my helmet.

I'm debating it again today Its 7:10am, 76 with 86% humidity. High of 92.

That's 33 C for you northern folks
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The trick is to work for a few hours in a dripping springs attic changing water heaters. Try make sure dispatch gets you there about mid day or later?. Then the evening ride feels refreshing.
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Getting to be that time of year down here. Separate the men from the boys. Its not a perfect 70 so alot of riders you saw in traffic in the spring you will not see again until fall.
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Do you think that it is time to bring this thread back ???
It is only 102f today and 103f for Thursday.
that is the air temp not the temp on the road riding
in traffic
dang it is soooo hot
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Riding to work or whatever is warm but doable in TX summers. Riding on track and then sitting in the pits in leathers - that is hot. Thought I was going to keel over yesterday.

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Do you think that it is time to bring this thread back ???
It is only 102f today and 103f for Thursday.
that is the air temp not the temp on the road riding
in traffic
dang it is soooo hot
I live in Midlothian and commute to Fort Worth. Its not bad as long as you are moving but when there is an accident it certainly changes.
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Spent most my adult life in Corpus Christi working outside as a millwright, pipe fitter and heavy duty mechanic. I rode air cooled bikes, Kawis, everywhere and commuted year round in heat, cold, pouring rain etc - often against the rotation of the earth. It's hot? Awww, pobrocitas.... I also worked oil rigs around Slidell, La; that's hot and HUMID. Have I mentioned gulf coast diesel powered moskeeters? Suck it up, buttercup.

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Yuk I hate heat, I would rather ride in 30's than 90's
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Yes, it's hot and humid in the south......BUT, it sure is fun to take pics of my riding in January-March and post them on motorcycle forums for all of my northern friends to ogle over. It must suck to have to own a battery tender
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