Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hot Times in the City



The last several weeks, it has hovered around the 100 degree mark in the Atlanta area. Yesterday they reported 104 at the airport on the southSIDE. My wife's car was showing 108 as was our weather station at the house. At 100, I've found that sitting in traffic on a motorcycle equates to putting on leather chaps and a vented jacket and climbing straddle a radiator. Running 50-75 mph equates sitting in front of a NASCAR Jet Dryer. It is just plain hot. To add to the heat, we haven't had a rain in three weeks which has made for a lot of red clay dust in the air to stop up the sinuses. Weather.com is forecasting 60% chance of rain next Thursday. Here is hoping that it comes and that fall weather begins soon.

I'll think back on this span of weeks come this winter when I'm wearing electric gloves :)

The good news for the weekend: Killer creek Harley Davidson is having DEMO DAYS this Saturday, so I think I may have to go try out a couple of the new models.

4 comments:

irondad said...

Too bad we can't just average it out, isn't it? Of course, we'd still not be happy because there'd be no variety or intensity. Guess we just have to be happy with what God sends us, huh?

Steven said...

Dang, and I thought 101 here in O-town felt bad. The upside was that I got to ride Don's Ulysses around the parking lot a bit and do some visiting to Seminole Buell, where I had to wipe the drool off the bikes before I left

Allen Madding said...

everytime I find myself wanting to maon about the weather, I consider the folks that have been devastated by floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes and I try to shut up.

I was thinking how miserable hot it was on the way home the other day and then thought about my brother who works in an unairconditioned automotive shop in south Georgia. It might be hot sitting in traffic but imagine lifting, prying, and wrenching in that kind of heat for 8 hours a day. Humbling to say the least.

AaroN said...

When we break 100deg, the leather stays at home.