Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: South Alabama Mountains
63 miles today. Seven mph wind, 98ºF/37ºC, heat index 102ºF/39ºC, the humidity was good today at 36%. Unusual for here.
It's kind of lonely out riding when it's hot. I see no one riding besides me after about 10:30. If someone is out they are complaining about the heat and humidity. You can't adapt if you don't ride in it, same as the cold.
I also figured out why I went over the bars. My right foot was forward in the pedal stroke and I must have turned the handlebars to the right causing the back of the front wheel to come in contact with my foot, which was like a big brake on the front wheel causing it to stop and me go over the bars.
I deduce this based on my memory of the last thing I remember was my right foot coming unclipped, and when I got home I noticed the front of my right shoe was scuffed a bit. Just a freaky accident.
I was riding near the coal terminal and the container terminal on the Bay. There is a bridge I go up and down on. As I was going up there was a fairly new piece of nylon webbing laying alongside the road. Since I was going up this fairly steep bridge I was going to keep going, but I turned around and got it. It's around 15 feet long, 2 inches wide and thick. I figured it must be a piece of cargo strap. I'll make a strap to go around objects for when I winch.
2005 Rubicon Sahara Unlimited #890
Last edited by Wildrat; 07-07-2019 at 02:39 PM.