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    It's Too Damn Hot!

    As a transplanted New Yorker I really enjoy being able to ride in the winter here in NC. It is too hot to ride when the temp is near 100 and the humidity is high.
    Thank God for Winter!
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    Heat index at 105 today down here.
    I am lucky I drive a boat for a living, as it is much cooler on the water...

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    65 degrees in Fairbanks.... I think I have the vapors..........
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    When the seat runs mightily just from putting on my gear, it's too damn hot and/or humid.
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    To Hot ?

    I rode back from Myrtle beach this past sat. 95 to 97 F. I had my full gear on 1st layer long carbon X undergarmet. Next Kevlar lined jeans, 26 layer kevlar vest, mesh jacket. high visable vest & full face helmet. Yes it was hot. But after hearing from my nephew in the Marines in Afghanistan tell me it was 122f at 10:00 in the morning & 144f that afternoon I'll take this heat any day.

    He has about 80lbs of armor on plus anywhere from 20 to 60lbs of extra gear depending on how many days his next mission is.
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    HOT? Want cheese and crackers? Come on out to the Jewel of the Southwest, Yuma Arizona. Its a dry heat. running 105 this week. Expect higher later next week and it will stay there until mid Sept. I do feel for the HD riders, but there is a lot of them around here, riding.

    We ride every day with all the gear. It does cool down in the evenings. Last year one night coming home from work at 3 am, it was 97

    bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTellman View Post
    As a transplanted New Yorker I really enjoy being able to ride in the winter here in NC. It is too hot to ride when the temp is near 100 and the humidity is high.
    Thank God for Winter!
    Campbell Tellman II
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    '10 S1000RR (July '10)
    Sheesh...lowlander transplants Come up to the mountains....its nice and cool and dry! You just moved to the wrong part of North Carolina, that's all!
    Cheryl

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    Come visit just don't move here

    Come to Oregon, so far in the Portland area we have had 2 days that reached 80 so far this year. Todays high 65 maybe. June 15th snow at Government Camp. Of course that will all change in time for the rally......

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    99 degs and 40% humidity today in Dallas.. Gonna be about the same tomorrow and it is not even summer time yet.. Welcome to the sauna..
    All of the weekend warriors that I work with think I am crazy to be out in this in full gear. Keep telling me that I would be cooler with out the long sleeve shirt and jacket. I just keep answering suppose you are right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjonthehill View Post
    Sheesh...lowlander transplants Come up to the mountains....its nice and cool and dry! You just moved to the wrong part of North Carolina, that's all!
    Cheryl
    PLEASE don't invite them there, They have a habit of telling their friends and inviting them then. Just look at things around Raleigh and Cary (C ontainment A rea for R elocated Y ankees) . At a bikers lunch each week, no so long ago they were surprised as I was born in NC. They said they had never met anyone FROM NC. The folks from Florida are bad enough up there till they leave late summer. Don't invite the other yankees that haven't made it to FL yet.

    As for the heat. I have found wearing long legged and long sleeved snug fitting wicking base layer works much better than short legged/sleeve stuff. I was in Fayetteville and 98 when I left earlier in the week. Yes it is hot, esp when behind trucks/busses and PUs all trying to get out of town. Once moving, kinda like the bike, things cool off.

    Top layer is full leathers and boots and gloves.
    Its summer.. summer in the south.. ride anyway.

    NCS

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    Not hot on a R1200R

    You have the wrong bike for the heat. The RT is great in the winter. I used to ride one, but now I have the ultimate warm weather bike...the R1200R.

    No fairing and plenty of wind. Naked bikes rule in the heat!
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    Cool

    95deg + 80% humidity taxes your endurance. I ride my HD softtail for local and up to 300 mile round trip jaunts and use the back roads. The CLC is much better on long trips, I'm looking forward to riding in the Rockies and Yellowstone on my way to Redmond. I can dress for the cold but would not be ATTGAT and probably arrested shedding clothes for the heat. Ride Safe & HYDRATE

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastdogs2 View Post
    You have the wrong bike for the heat... ...Naked bikes rule in the heat!
    You're right there! The K1200LT is staying in the garage lately, and the Z-1000 is getting lots of miles on her. 99 degrees with a heat index of 115 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas today.

    LET'S RIDE!!

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    after working in TX heat for many years as a lineman...it's never too hot to ride and enjoy the day Just stay hydrated and moving.
    Last week we were in the Montana mountains with liners in at 29 and some snow, a few days later crossing a Utah desert into Moab at 105...then across northern New Mexico in a warm rain and back thru West Texas...another 102...it's just what it is...or you stay on the porch
    I felt sorry for my brother who had to finish up in humid Houston...now that place is MUGGY this time of year
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    Also looking at adding a "humid weather summer bike" to join the RT -it does indeed have too much protection for hot/humid/slower/shorter distance conditions (the same protection that makes it such a good all weather tourer) and while NCs mts are nice riding, I'm not about to move there- winter snow and ice disrupt 12 mth riding and the fish aren't much bigger than bait.

    Thinking seriously about a supermoto- either a Husky or the less potent (in stock form) Suzuki. Don't need the race level performance but want one at 300 lbs or less to keep the the fun factor up. I'm getting too old to want to bust my wrists on crotch rockets though the things are cheap, used with an enormous supply to pick from. Too bad light powerful nakeds and stds are uncommon- we had a better range of that stuff 25 yrs ago before porky cruisers and uncomfortable track-like toys became so common. Be nice if BMW moved faster to upgrade the Husky network in the U.S. because its a natural complement to the existing BMW line. There's no significant model overlap other than 1 low-selling dirt bike and Husky's existing network isn't very impressive yet they've got many models that don't compete directly with Japanese stuff, either.

    Today we've got perfect NC coastal weather for the 4th of July weekend. 80s during the day, 60s at night, sunny, low humidity. Doesn't get any better.

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