Thanks for reaching out! This is something we typically see on those clear, cool nights in the fall and even winter. When the wind is calm and the air is bone dry, the temperature at the ground level can plummet. Meanwhile, higher up the temperature doesn’t really change due to increased wind.
It’s called a temperature inversion.
Colder air can drain into the lower elevations, which is why your ride started in the 32-34° range. Meanwhile, the temperature higher up can be significantly warmer. In the summer, however, there’s more humidity at the ground level. And the temperature can’t drop very far. That’s why you’re still riding from warm to cooler.
In fact, here’s a screenshot [above] of this Thursday morning. While temperatures crash at the surface, they stay pretty steady higher up. ”
Hope this helps! And again, thanks for reaching out!
Last summer we shared an article about a guy on his “Harley-Davidson Frijole 883” in the NORRA Mexican 1000, well these guys may have topped that!
TAKE: Two guys, a couple 1980 Honda Gold Wings, add a set of knobbies, stereos, CB radios, KC lights, trailer hitches & cup holders….and go for an Enduro Ride(must have cup holders when off-roading, you know, stay hydrated)
Check out the great article on RideApart.Com and enjoy their video below.
Looks like a lot of fun, but you better be in good shape to hustle these big boys on the trail!
In a recent copy of the AMA magazine, a letter to the editor caught my attention and started me thinking as well.
We as motorcyclists are always complaining about the cagers.
They are not paying attention. Messing with cell phones and gadgets and we as riders will usually come out on the bad end of those situations.
His letter kinda places some responsibility on us as riders.
WHAT! – US? Man, is he ruffling feathers or what?
We should put forth the same amount of effort ( or even more ), that we spend on wanting “distracted drivers” to see us and make sure we are not “distracted riders”.
He makes a good point.
We riders know that we are invisible to a lot of vehicles and we have to be totally aware of traffic and expect the unexpected.
So, WE MUST be careful with our Rider-Rider communications, Cameras, GPS’s, Bluetooth music & calls and such, because, all of these can be just as dangerous to us as riders as they are to other vehicles on the highway.
So try to make sure you are not a Distracted Rider…Ok?