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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hot day to ride.

Because I also use my bike to commute to work, it's going to be a bloody hot ride with the temp expected to top out at 43c/109f.
Luckily my ride to work is early morning at 4.30. Even then the temp is still high at abt 18c/64f.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 11:48 AM
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Send some of that heat over here so we can get our bikes out too!
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Bear, I'd love to mate. Be happy knowing that the sun is on its way north as we speak.
The government has set today's fire danger to catastrophic n has closed all national n state parks. This is the first time I've ever heard that happening. All campers have to leave the parks this morning.

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That's a tad warm! Lucky us, our bikes don't put out much heat ...

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Bear, I'd love to mate. Be happy knowing that the sun is on its way north as we speak.
The government has set today's fire danger to catastrophic n has closed all national n state parks. This is the first time I've ever heard that happening. All campers have to leave the parks this morning.

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I'm a HAM radio operator and frequently speak with a radio friend in Australia, and he's been teling me about how dry and hot it's been there. Be safe I know you don't want a repeat of the fires you had a few years ago. Cheers.
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Summer is like that here, except usually higher than 64 early in the morning and lower than 109. The advantage here is there isn't much to burn, which doesn't stop careless people from starting roadside fires. I hope not to read about fires down under.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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For the past 2 summers they've been majourly wet from the"La Ninia" effect.
This year looks like it's back to "El Ninio", hot dry summer. ....
I don't do heat very well either. ...

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For the past 2 summers they've been majourly wet from the"La Ninia" effect.
This year looks like it's back to "El Ninio", hot dry summer. ....
I don't do heat very well either. ...

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Rode the bike to work , shit it was hot, lucky The truck has a good air con.
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My brother in law lives in Adelaide. His temps tonight are suppose to be really hot.
0245 hrs, 32 degrees cels, yesty was 42 at 1600
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