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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:58 AM
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It's 100F at 2 AM
That's just wrong.

I went for a few mile's walk an hour ago -- I laugh in the face of sleep and if you recall Capt Willard's first hotel scenes in Apocalypse Now you've got the gist of my last two days -- and I swear my water bottle was filled with boiling water by the time I got back.

And tomorrow, with 114F in the shade (as if I'll be in the shade) forecast, I'll be back out in it, dressed neck to toe in heavy black leather. I am constantly surprised that I somehow live through each week of this summer.

It's hot.

It's damn hot.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:59 AM
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1. Are you in Phoenix?
That sounds like the summers I spent when I lived there..
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Porcupine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:05 AM
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2. Sounds like Redding CA.
Here in Chico, I noticed it had "cooled off" around 7 p.m. That was when the temperature was about 100 degrees.

Why in dogs name are you wearing black leather?
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:18 AM
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6. Motorcycle leathers
Because I've been there, where the pavement waits, and I'd rather be uncomfortable during the ride than for weeks thereafter. It's almost tolerable when I ride, especially with swiftness...it's the traffic-light stops that kill me.
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:11 AM
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4. Nope...I live in a charming little desert village, these days
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:06 AM
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3. Black leather?
In 100+ weather? Hm.
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:16 AM
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5. Okay...so now you know my little secret...


Don't tell anyone. :-)
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:48 AM
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9. Does this mean we can call you "Forrest the Gimp"?
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:28 AM
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7. True, but only 22% humidity
That makes a difference. We're at 78F but have 87% humidity so it feels like a sauna out there. I'd gladly switch places. I remember being in AZ with temps in the low 100s and not having a problem, then returning home. We walked out of the air-conditioned airport and it was only 90, but high humidity and I could hardly breathe.
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:36 AM
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8. Yeah, humidity makes it hard
Worked and lived in the tropics and subtropics, and this is preferable from that standpoint, but there's a point where it's just TOO hot. A mere 100 is not that point, but when I'm working outside, in full sunlight, in temperatures up to 20 higher it gets a bit much. But, you're right, at least it's not humid. That makes a HUGE difference -- the danger is, thoug, that it's much easier to dehydrate without being aware of it, if you're not used to the desert dryness.

It's a dry heat...



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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:53 AM
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10. Good comic
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 04:54 AM by BuffyTheFundieSlayer
I remember seeing one where two skeletons were sitting side by side on lounge chairs below a blazing sun in a parched wasteland. One says to the other, "but it's a dry heat".



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