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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    But it's a dry heat!

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    The temp in my back yard (Gilbert AZ) this afternoon. It got down to about 7% a little later.

    As someone pointed out, tho, it just means you bake instead of boil.

    I sure hope it's cooler in SLC next week (forecast is for upper 90's according to the Weather Channel).

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    When I left Idaho Springs CO this morning, bike said 14C, and later when I arrived in Grand Junction, bike said 34 C. My new Motorport mesh suit was too cold in the morning and too hot in the early afternoon.

    I did have water with rehydration salts added, but should have taken water earlier. Was feeling the effects of the heat. Lesson learned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I'm just not that tough - or ill informed.
    Naw...I knew it would be hot. Had business in Albuquerque before the Rally. Heading to SLC on Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Triumphant View Post
    When I left Idaho Springs CO this morning, bike said 14C, and later when I arrived in Grand Junction, bike said 34 C. My new Motorport mesh suit was too cold in the morning and too hot in the early afternoon.

    I did have water with rehydration salts added, but should have taken water earlier. Was feeling the effects of the heat. Lesson learned.
    Ed, take it from an ex Ontario guy (Windsor) that you need to drink before you feel it. Almost force a big quantity of water down early. Definitely not Great Lakes/Ontario humidity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markaz View Post
    The temp in my back yard (Gilbert AZ) this afternoon. It got down to about 7% a little later.

    As someone pointed out, tho, it just means you bake instead of boil.

    I sure hope it's cooler in SLC next week (forecast is for upper 90's according to the Weather Channel).

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    We were at 103ish in Salt Lake today. Yup, high 90s for next week.
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    Yea, I'm Her

    Not her, here. can't edit title.

    I am in a motel in SLC and will set up tent tomorrow. It is 37 C. Not in the room though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Triumphant View Post
    Not her, here. can't edit title.

    I am in a motel in SLC and will set up tent tomorrow. It is 37 C. Not in the room though!
    99 degrees? Can you extend the reservation on the room?
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    Heading out to Salt Lake City.

    Me and a friend will be heading out tomorrow morning to Salt Lake City. I hope to make it to at least Dodge City, Ks. Anyone know of a good and cheap motel at Dodge City?

    Thank you,

    Joe skaggs

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleandog View Post
    Me and a friend will be heading out tomorrow morning to Salt Lake City. I hope to make it to at least Dodge City, Ks. Anyone know of a good and cheap motel at Dodge City?

    Thank you,

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    Be careful out there boys and girls.

    Rhonda and I are packed up, drinking our coffee, ready for our long flight to SLC. I've been watching the reports on heat and fires closely, and I've already been strategizing my activities and behaviors while there. As a security co chair I will have to make sure our security volunteers are well taken care of, I would like to be able to change them out more often if possible, we could definitely use some more security volunteers. Drinking, I think I am going to forgo all alcohol while there, as the effects of alcohol and the heat would be a really bad combination, I'm 50 now, getting fat, and not nearly in the shape I used to be. I also decided to pack my camelback, I think I'm going to need it, clothing options have changed, and we're bringing lots of sun screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    ... I've been watching the reports on ... fires closely, ...
    Is there a website or app that would be considered good to use for those on the road to keep abreast of developments. Far better to be able to route around a trouble spot than ride into it and have to backtrack.

    I have the "Live Traffic" on my Nav-VI but the alerts are too small for my so-so vision to be able to read and identify what they are unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleandog View Post
    Me and a friend will be heading out tomorrow morning to Salt Lake City. I hope to make it to at least Dodge City, Ks. Anyone know of a good and cheap motel at Dodge City?

    Thank you,

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    beatin the heat!

    I found the best way to stay cool and comfortable was to ride at night. After the rally I rode up to Spokane, WA and then across Montana and Wyoming. After getting to Nebraska, I started riding at night back to Baton Rouge. GREAT decision. Rode in temps from 64 to 79. Light traffic and almost no wind in the plains states...Even thru Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanColes View Post
    Is there a website or app that would be considered good to use for those on the road to keep abreast of developments. Far better to be able to route around a trouble spot than ride into it and have to backtrack.

    I have the "Live Traffic" on my Nav-VI but the alerts are too small for my so-so vision to be able to read and identify what they are unfortunately.
    Use the "WAZE" app (which is owned by Google) to get the best routes around traffic. I have it on an iPhone, but I it's available for Android too. See the URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...com.waze&hl=en
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    Body temp is normally around 97 F, so at any temps above that you have to provide some manner of cooling or you will quickly get into heat exhaustion/ heat stroke territory. Mess jackets work fine up to about 95 F but are not much help after that. Wearing some of the wicking clothing under your riding pants and jackets work very similar to cooling vests and your own evaporated sweat provides a cooling affect to your body.

    Cooling vests are a real benefit in the heat. Also drink lots of water. You'll quickly find that you can drink all the water you want, and don't have to stop for a bathroom break.
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