Yes, a fan will be key! Having a fan to blow that 108 degree air directly in your face will make it feel cooler than it really is. And I'm sure it will be a "dry" heat since you'll be in Alabama.Man that is going to be HOT! Keep a fan on you and keep a fan on the helmet. Bring some hand towels and dip them in the ice water.
Haha. For sure. Phoenix is nuts in the summer. Like sticking your head in an oven.Ah, that takes me back to my days living in Phoenix. Seriously though, make sure you bring some gatorade/powerade/etc. in addition to LOTS of water, not just water. At those temps you can end up drinking so much water you can kill yourself.
Personally, I'm happily skipping the races in New Orleans this weekend...even those it's only 99 degrees there.
IMO humid heat is much worse. I travel back and forth to Midland, TX. It can be 105 degrees there with 5% humidity and I'm just fine outside. I can't spend 5 minutes outside in Mississippi with it 95 degrees and 89% humidity, I'm miserable.Im not sure which is worse, a dry heat or humid heat like here in Louisiana. I was cutting my grass sunday and within a 2min my shirt was drenched
ive been riding 39 years...started doing track days a few years ago...i fell in love with motorbiking all over again on the first lap...its better than sex...and i like sex...a LOT. if you ever have the opportunity, do it. and barber is by far the best track ive ever been on.Heat aside, major props to anyone doing a track day at Barber :thumbsup:. I've been riding over 45 years and have never done a track day, but I'm a pretty good rider. Watching those AMA guys ride this past weekend makes my ass pucker big time.....hell of a technical track! I'd probably be grass surfing half the time.:lol:
I believe it's open now. The problem is that it is not safe to ride a motorcycle there. There are spots where crashes would put you in a wall or have you crossing back across the track...both of which are the common causes for fatalities on the track. I don't know if you'll find an organization willing to run a motorcycle event at that track. It's a real shame.cant wait to ride atlanta motorsports park when they open...but, of course, theyre opening what promises to be a really sweet track practically in my back yard and its going to be more expensive to ride than barber.