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I rode in to work today, and now I'm thinking I might have to bus it half the way home.  I live about 7 miles from my office which really isn't bad, but man it is hot out there.  I was just wondering if I'm the only one considering wussing out.

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Absolutely agree. Though I haven't (I think) reached my limit yet, heat stroke is nothing to sneeze at. I had it once on an archaeological dig—not a pleasant experience. But, of course, I spent that day sitting in a pit drawing a foundation of an ancient building, not riding a bike.

Duppie said:

Heat stroke is a real danger in weather like this. No need to suffer a heat stroke only because you feel taking the bus home makes you look like a wussy.

Although I hate this oppressing heat and humidity, I have been riding in it all this week and so far, no ill effects-I do 16 miles roundtrip for work. Keeping hydrated and just going a little bit slower than usual seems to be working well and a nice lukewarm shower when I get home also helps.  If the heat was making me feel sick, I would probably just take the bus or train home, but so far, so good. Please just be careful when you go out in this weather, keep hydrated and don't overdo it and if you feel you can't do it, then don't-Your own health and safety is more important than a bike ride.
I'm still out there rolling 25 miles a day. I could take the heat but the combination of sweat and sunscreen burns my eyes and gets annoying. Thank god for sweatbands.
The worst is the stupid wind this week.

SWEATBANDS!!!!

 

why didn't i think of this?!


Eduardo Acosta said:

I'm still out there rolling 25 miles a day. I could take the heat but the combination of sweat and sunscreen burns my eyes and gets annoying. Thank god for sweatbands.
But at least it will be dry heat there ;)

Chris C said:
Not me.  The afterlife will find me and in a much hotter place.

For me it's not the heat that is the problem but the insane mugginess. I have asthma and days like today make it really hard to breathe, especially while exerting myself. The same goes for insanely low dry temps. 

 

 

Given the tendancy to subconsciously take one's avatar as the image of the person posting and imagine that image saying the words in the post, Serge you are kind of freaking me out

We've mixed our riding up this week. My longest trips with the guys way north for camp have been in our bus. Other trips like shopping and goofing to the park have been on our bike. My small guys and I were out today and they were really flagging just being outside for under an hour at the farmer's market. And they are used to being out in every kind of weather. It's much easier to keep them safe in the bitter cold. The heat was blazing up off the pavement as much as just out in the air.

If I were commuting on my own I might be more brave but the heat has been pretty brutal. If we didn't need to go to camp I'd probably stick close to home these two days.

I promised my wife she wouldn't be a single parent, so I'm not riding today... but rode every other day this week :)
Meh. I sweat no matter what. I've found that on my short rides (mile-ish) that I sweat less in this heat. Weird.
Yeah . . . well, I've been thinking about changing this picture. It's rather outdated. Something hot and sweaty would be more appropriate for the season, don't ya think?

Peenworm Grubologist said:
Given the tendancy to subconsciously take one's avatar as the image of the person posting and imagine that image saying the words in the post, Serge you are kind of freaking me out

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