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Bit warm today, I was going to head to some sand but it meant riding next to long grass & with the hot weather we had this week not a good idea.

Got out for a quick loop on the TTR

Up to High Eden & back, 120kms & didn't even get off the bike, was pretty warm & I drank two litres of water, bacon & eggs on the BBQ for a late breakfast....job done

This weather is crazy this last week & the coming week is not much better

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Cheers Terry



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Yeah its been bloody hot

Car said 45C Friday at Tulla Airport, Tassie was a lovely 29C


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What gear are you wearing in summer Terry??

I used to always wear body armour, like a pressure suit but its too hot for summer. As a result I don't get the bike much through summer.

For Xmas the kids got me some Zac Speed (Good Aussie Brand) gear, a camel back type backpack with a clip on hard armour on the front.
It sits off the body front and rear and flows air really well.

Makes a huge difference and highly recommended for summer riding.

They also do an equipment vest you can swap the armour out for on the front for longer rides.



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What gear are you wearing in summer Terry??

I used to always wear body armour, like a pressure suit but its too hot for summer. As a result I don't get the bike much through summer.

For Xmas the kids got me some Zac Speed (Good Aussie Brand) gear, a camel back type backpack with a clip on hard armour on the front.
It sits off the body front and rear and flows air really well.

Makes a huge difference and highly recommended for summer riding.

They also do an equipment vest you can swap the armour out for on the front for longer rides.



-- Edited by Kaos on Sunday 21st of January 2018 03:03:08 AM

 

Helmet & goggles helps get some air flow around the face, Tee shirt under a enduro jacket, mx pants & boots, I bought a new 3lt hydra pac (OGIO) after xmas to keep the fluid levels up.

As I'm 2 minutes from the hills roads & 7 minutes from the dirt it's not a hard / hot ride & once on the dirt roads the heat soak is less & plenty of trees to give shade

I fill the bladder of the hydra pac 50-75% & put it in the freezer over night & top it up with water before I go out, keeps it cool

Terry


 



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wish you could send some of that hot weather over here to lancashire, this year has started just as the last one finished wet cold and misty cry



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Pretty lucky as we can ride all year round, Min daytime temp in winter would be 12c, as I don't like the cold the warmer weather id ideal...25c is perfect

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im three hours north of Sydney , just missing the hooter days sitting around  32- 39deg which is still ok for riding . its always pretty good for riding prob only 5 or 6 days a year that are too hot , the thing that stops me is when we get gusty wind the trees like dropping branches ect .



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Saw a couple of trailer loads of bikes heading out this morning on my way in to work.
GRRR. Makes me a bit jealous. Was a nice cool morning about 18c before it warmed up a bit.

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Kaos wrote:

Saw a couple of trailer loads of bikes heading out this morning on my way in to work.
GRRR. Makes me a bit jealous. Was a nice cool morning about 18c before it warmed up a bit.


 Cool Morning 18c, lucky if we get that sort of temp high summer middayfurious



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I was out a week ago in 42c, drank over 2lts of water, ok while moving

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Here's a screen shot of our current forecast for today and the coming week. Ideal bike maintenance weather if you can stand a cold garage!
BBC Weather forecast for Carlisle, Cumbria. Today: Sunny Intervals. Max 4°C, min 3°C. Wind 9mph SW. www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2653775

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Well I won't whinge about our heat today then, 37c. Or 99 F.

But the next week is good, Our forecast top temps are 22C, 23, 22, 23 , 28, 30, and 29.

Good riding weather for summer, although I usually get out more in Autumn Winter and Spring..

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Gerry atric69 wrote:

Here's a screen shot of our current forecast for today and the coming week. Ideal bike maintenance weather if you can stand a cold garage!
BBC Weather forecast for Carlisle, Cumbria. Today: Sunny Intervals. Max 4°C, min 3°C. Wind 9mph SW. www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2653775


 I won't go out on the bike if below 12c, I'm not good with the cold but I guess it's what your used to, I dropped into the Lakes cafe in 2014, road trip London to scotland & back

 

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TerryK wrote:
Gerry atric69 wrote:

Here's a screen shot of our current forecast for today and the coming week. Ideal bike maintenance weather if you can stand a cold garage!
BBC Weather forecast for Carlisle, Cumbria. Today: Sunny Intervals. Max 4°C, min 3°C. Wind 9mph SW. www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2653775


 I won't go out on the bike if below 12c, I'm not good with the cold but I guess it's what your used to, I dropped into the Lakes cafe in 2014, road trip London to scotland & back

 

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you would be lucky to ride here above 12c!



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