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  • 1. Race. Duh.

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Last night I went for an easy nnc and it was so... friggin... hot... it wasn't so much the convection oven blasting every pore of my parched skin; what got to me was the searing lazer heat of the sun, burning right through my skin so I could feel it heating up my internal organs.

I could barely even breathe, much less pedal hard.

But that was Monday. Today is Tuesday. Forecast is for calm winds, clear 103F at 5 pm, which is when I usually roll out the door to go race the Tuesday nighter.

Oh and it's an Ozone Orange warning.

Should I skip it?
 

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".. Heat advisory now in effect until 9 PM CDT Wednesday...

The heat advisory is now in effect until 9 PM CDT Wednesday.

A strong upper level high pressure system will remain parked over
the region this week. As a result... afternoon temperatures will be
in the 100s with heat index values from 105 to 110. Overnight
temperatures will remain in the mid 70s to around 80 degrees.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that afternoon heat index values are
expected to meet or exceed 105 degrees while overnight low
temperatures may not reach the mid 70s.

Persons involved in vigorous outdoor activities are urged to take
frequent breaks and drink plenty of water. Wear loose fitting and
light-colored clothing. Be sure to check on persons with health
problems and the elderly... as they are the most susceptible to
heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Never leave Young children or
pets in an enclosed vehicle... even for a short time... as
temperatures can quickly rise to life threatening levels."
 

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Shrewdest Unit Mover
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I've ridden in similar conditions during the summers here in Phoenix. The High Ozone days got to me in the afternoons and caused my lungs and throat to burn.
 

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Opus was just napping
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pffft...only orange?

I thought folks in Texas were tough...apparently all of the tough ones were at the alamo.
Do you think Jim Bowie worried about the ozone? (well he is probably a bad example since he was so sick he didn't fight and most likely died in bed)...but you get the point.
 

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Creakyknees said:
Last night I went for an easy nnc and it was so... friggin... hot... it wasn't so much the convection oven blasting every pore of my parched skin; what got to me was the searing lazer heat of the sun, burning right through my skin so I could feel it heating up my internal organs.

I could barely even breathe, much less pedal hard.

But that was Monday. Today is Tuesday. Forecast is for calm winds, clear 103F at 5 pm, which is when I usually roll out the door to go race the Tuesday nighter.

Oh and it's an Ozone Orange warning.

Should I skip it?

Seriously? Last night's ride was breeze compared to Sat and Sun... it's was only 22% humidity...I really enjoyed it

Today's heat index is supposed to be much worse
 

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kinda ironic that the state of TX is suing the EPA for finding fault with it's air permitting process.

Gubnor Perry says everything is peachykeeno and the Rickster knows best.

so, just ride (but breathe shallowly)...
 

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PC Load Letter? WTF does that mean?
 

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Creakyknees said:
".. Heat advisory now in effect until 9 PM CDT Wednesday...

The heat advisory is now in effect until 9 PM CDT Wednesday.

A strong upper level high pressure system will remain parked over
the region this week. As a result... afternoon temperatures will be
in the 100s with heat index values from 105 to 110. Overnight
temperatures will remain in the mid 70s to around 80 degrees.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that afternoon heat index values are
expected to meet or exceed 105 degrees while overnight low
temperatures may not reach the mid 70s.

Persons involved in vigorous outdoor activities are urged to take
frequent breaks and drink plenty of water. Wear loose fitting and
light-colored clothing. Be sure to check on persons with health
problems and the elderly... as they are the most susceptible to
heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Never leave Young children or
pets in an enclosed vehicle... even for a short time... as
temperatures can quickly rise to life threatening levels."
Let us remind ourselves of exactly how HI is derived:



They created the Heat Index, so that you could sound like you actually had something reasoned and constructive to say-rather than saying the obvious "It's hotter than a two dollar hooker on welfare check day".
 

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joe
 

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Skip it.

My good buddy at the track did his monthly 40kTT on one of our ozone action days. He went out late at night, thinking it might be a little better. He got a savage respiratory infection, spent a month in the hospital trying to fight it off, and now suffers from exercise-induced asthma. I don't risk it anymore.
 

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You don't need Ozone to race, and with a good case of tunnel vision from your exertion in the heat, you won't know its orange anyway.
HTFU.
 

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What is Orange Ozone? Is that like our Spare the Air days?
 

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HTFU or I'll turn the fan in your direction and you can have some humidity. You could skip the race and go to Flagpole Hill and do hill repeats. Or just noodle around White Rock Lake.
 

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Gart said:
Live to see another day.
Come back victorious or come back upon your shield.
 
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