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Yeah! Central California, warm 'n' dry 'mongst the 'maters, prunes, & figs....I took a drive....top down....

Felt like Mojave heat, so pleasant & radiant. Just shy of too hot, this is Summer in the West!

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Old 07-01-2013, 03:43 PM
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You bay area folks must be dying ....
I've arrived in Novato, maybe 12 mi North o'San Francisco across the Golden Gate where it's pleasant in the 80's; bone dry.

We have natural air conditioning, Bay & Ocean waters, but the truth is: Bay Area residents love the heat, and will not tolerate a rainy Summer day. Recent cool/rainy weather was a case in point: Forced to endure the Shroud of the Dark Side, most were somewhat bummed.

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I've travelled as far as Novato, maybe 12 mi North o'San Francisco across the Golden Gate where it's pleasant in the 80's; bone dry.

We have natural air conditioning, Bay & Ocean waters, but the truth is: Bay Area residents love the heat, and will not tolerate a rainy Summer day. Recent cool/rainy weather was a case in point: Under the shroud of the Dark Side, most were subdued.
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Talk about sympathy for the devil......,

Kind of like that I was in New England this weekend when Houston hit 107°F. That and 90% humidity is just brutal.
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Talk about sympathy for the devil......,

Kind of like that I was in New England this weekend when Houston hit 107°F. That and 90% humidity is just brutal.
Of course we have a "dry heat" here.

The odd thing is that European tourists flock to Death Valley to "experience" the heat. Go figure. When the air temp is at 120 deg. F or above, the ground temp can reach 200, so I imagine they bring back "melted" Birkenstocks as souvenirs? Blistered feet?

During my fishing trips to Mammoth Lakes, CA (on the way to Death Valley from L.A.) I see many French and German tourists who want to take in the "Alpine" atmosphere. Seems like a long way to travel...doesn't Europe have alpine atmosphere destinations? Oh...I forgot...they don't have Disneyland as the first stop.
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Pansies.

I'm thinking of a Summer home in Phoenix, but want to wait 'til the end of the month. That's when the good stuff hits.


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[QUOTE=CALWATERBOY;7684805].

Yeah! Central California, warm 'n' dry 'mongst the 'maters, prunes, & figs....I took a drive....top down....

Felt like Mojave heat, so pleasant & radiant. Just shy of too hot, this is Summer in the West!

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Cal. Here is what you need. Probably cheaper than most BMW mods. We wore these flying in the desert. It could get to 145 in cockpit during ground runups. If you weren't careful you could get hypothermic. They are for real.

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Cal. Here is what you need. Probably cheaper than most BMW mods. We wore these flying in the desert. It could get to 145 in cockpit during ground runups. If you weren't careful you could get hypothermic. They are for real.

http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Scienc...sp?NewsNum=511

WOW!

A crowd pleasin' $15 on Ebay, I gotta have one o'them!

Especially like the fungicide treated recirculating water. But, now a problem: Where do I score the chiller unit? Planning linkage to raise condensor just above wind deflector on top down op.
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It has been an unusually cold and rainy spring/summer here in the Hoosier state. My Miata has been snugged in its car cover for most of the last two months.

Rainy and cool today (72 degrees F.), the second of July, when we would usually be pushing 90.
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It has been an unusually cold and rainy spring/summer here in the Hoosier state. My Miata has been snugged in its car cover for most of the last two months.

Rainy and cool today (72 degrees F.), the second of July, when we would usually be pushing 90.

I remember Kokomo near the Wabash; infield at the Indy 500....
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I remember Kokomo near the Wabash; infield at the Indy 500....
Not much going on in Kokomo. The Indy 500 infield is still a pretty wild place, especially the "snake pit".

Made the mistake of walking through there with my girlfriend (later first wife) back in 1986. Drunken idiots (which pretty much describes all of the people in the infield) sprayed her chest with water and hooted and grabbed at her. By the time I had pounded one moron another would be on her.

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BART Train drivers, working a joy stick, are asking for a 20% raise. From $100k.


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They don't even do that. The system is fully computer controlled from start to stop to opening the doors. They only manually override it in emergencies. Also, it's 23.5% request. They also contribute nothing to their pension and pay a measly $92/mo for health insurance.

Bastards, I hope they get a 10% decrease for being such cry babies.

And yes, this heat is lousy.

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They don't even do that. The system is fully computer controlled from start to stop to opening the doors. They only manually override it in emergencies. Also, it's 23.5% request. They also contribute nothing to their pension and pay a measly $92/mo for health insurance.

Bastards, I hope they get a 10% decrease for being such cry babies.

And yes, this heat is lousy.

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They don't even do that. The system is fully computer controlled from start to stop to opening the doors. They only manually override it in emergencies. Also, it's 23.5% request. They also contribute nothing to their pension and pay a measly $92/mo for health insurance.

Hmmmm, that is BART, Bay Area Rapid Transit, do I have the name right?

Where exactly are they located? I'd like to visit, where do I go....Human Resources?
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I love Summer work! Fresh mowed lawn, burgers on the grill; hummingbirds drinkin' nectar.....or are they?



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