We got the Delta Breeze in Sacramento, too. They were the only reason I could survive there without air conditioning. Take whatever the temperature was around 7:30am, add 30*, and that would be the high for the day. If it was already in the 70's by 7:30, you were in for a hot day. But, it really was a dry heat.The only “cool” part of living where I do (temp wise anyway) is what is called the Delta Breeze. It picks up pretty much every evening around 5:30-6:00 and cools things down to a much more comfortable 70-75 degrees.
That on the road to/from Globe from Gold Canyon? Made that descent on my Harley Dyna around midnight with girl on the back and 50 lbs of luggage. Was grinding metal, but that's not hard on a Hog. Just a beautiful descent.Nothing like getting your knee down on a tight right-hander on a sunny day and having to lift your head to clear the snowbank!
sucka say wha? cowboy accoutrement? OOHHhhh, the thing we call manly footwear! ["London Homesick Blues" by Jerry Jeff Walker. Viva Terlingua, the best album ever ]. Me, I always wear Hawaiian and/or Camo with my stingray turd knockers. One needs a little irony to carry off silliness....Anyway, one of the constants thru those days spent in Phoenix, was the never ending string of residents telling us how great Phoenix is, and almost to a person, every one of them used as a keystone in their reasoning, the meteorological data point that it "never rained in Phoenix". Personally, I was exhausted from listening to their obviously twisted sense of logic, as much as I was from the onslaught of the constant oppressive heat. By the last evening, I'd heard enough. Upon the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel, we ended up at a local bar where every... single... person, I shit you not, was wearing "cowboy/cowgirl" accoutrements. We stood there stunned, while the bouncer checked our ID's, and, feeling somewhat out of place, asked him if it "was theme night". He stared at me blankly and replied "what do you mean"?
That's a nice road too, but that pic is right here in Tucson on Mt Lemmon, a mile uphill of Windy Vista. 36 miles, 1370 turns,...That on the road to/from Globe from Gold Canyon? Made that descent on my Harley Dyna around midnight with girl on the back and 50 lbs of luggage. Was grinding metal, but that's not hard on a Hog. Just a beautiful descent.
I grew up in Sweden and was a competitive mogul skier in my youth - I love winter and snow...just not shoveling it off my driveway or scraping it off my car in the morningDenali Prep Climb/Gear Test @ Hermit Lake, Mt. Washington NH. Feb 2000. Ambient temp that night was minus 18, windchill was "You've got to be shitting me"...