We’re wilting up here in the Northwest. After a week of warmer than usual weather, we broke the record today and surpassed 100F. It’s definitely too HOT for us!
Just last week I read about New Yorkers and Floridians who are unplugging their air conditioners to save energy and some cash. Meanwhile, we’ve had one week of hot weather in the Northwest and stores can’t keep air conditioners on the shelves.
I’ve been schlepping both kids on the Xtracycle to swimming because I haven’t wanted to make them ride their own bikes in this heat. The 8-year-old decided to brave the one-mile ride to the pool this morning. She arrived red faced, sweaty and nauseous. I’m pretty sure someone is going to call CPS on me for that.
Needless to say, we were the only bikes in the rack at the pool.
Tim reports that bike commuters have disappeared this week and the roads have been spare of cyclists. He’s been staying at work until the air conditioning gets shut off…. I’m pretty sure he’d sleep there if they kept it on all night.
I know all of you who are used to riding in the heat probably think we’re a bunch of wimps. We’ll take drizzle and clouds over heat any day.
Does anyone have tips for riding in the heat?