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Was a bit to hot to do much in my home town today

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Was over in Takaka today on a riding course with Andy, it reached the dizzy heights of 32'C, I nearly melted!!! God knows what 40'C feels like in bike gear.
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Was over in Takaka today on a riding course with Andy, it reached the dizzy heights of 32'C, I nearly melted!!! God knows what 40'C feels like in bike gear.
Almost glad i had to work today as we got to really heat pumps in control room but once you went outside it was a very hot blast of air, blame the Australians as its their hot air, dropped to a cool 25C around 6pm in 15 minutes.
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Was over in Takaka today on a riding course with Andy, it reached the dizzy heights of 32'C, I nearly melted!!! God knows what 40'C feels like in bike gear.

Fine if you keep it above 60km/h.



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Fine if you keep it above 60km/h.



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screw you guys with your reverse weather.


Now I like that photo Hmm on the weather 40.3 c or 105 F is very hot considering Timaru is about half way between equator and south pole, if you want to be more accurate we are 50 miles or 80km north of 45 parallel south
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40.3C = 104.54F! The faster you go, the hotter it is, as ambient temperature is higher than body temperature. "Wind warmth factor"... What's your relative humidity % ?
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Beautifull photo
Makes me wanna jump on my bike!!!
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Sounds like you're getting a taste of Texas weather...



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Always around 32 C to 37 C here. Wet and dry weather is common. Humidity is high so you feel the heat burning you.

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40.3C = 104.54F! The faster you go, the hotter it is, as ambient temperature is higher than body temperature. "Wind warmth factor"... What's your relative humidity % ?
Not sure what the humidity was invader but we generally have a low humidity and get a nice dry heat unlike our biggest city way up north of NZ Auckland they have a high humidity which can make you feel uncomfortable even in the shade.
One other point Invader, good friends of our have just come back from a 2 month holiday in States and Canada for a mainly snow boarding hol and stayed with some friends in Canada and were very complimentary of the way your houses are built. They said they we copy a lot from English style but you guys build a lot more thermal efficient houses.

Just a point on how changeable our weather is, it is currently 10 C or 50 F and raining cats an dogs. This is why even in height of summer on my rides i put my rain suit in my bin. This is also the reason why many trampers get caught out in our mountains as they are not prepared for the sudden change in weather especially overseas tourists and can cost big money in search and rescue
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No such thing as too hot to ride. 104F is an average summer day here. Once you get above 100, it all starts feeling the same. I've ridden in 115F (around 46 C), and as long as you keep moving and keep hydrated it's not that bad.

Of course, if it gets too uncomfortable, you can always found a mountain to climb. Twisty roads and cooler temps.
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It's over 0 C here today!


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