Yesterday was one of those days where every time I left work I went, "Damn it's hot." High of ~95* with a max of 93% humidity; news people said it felt like 108*F! It was ~90*F with 80% humidity at 6:30pm when I finally talked myself into going for a ride. After ~30 seconds of standing outside, coming from a/c, even my bike and glasses were sweating. I only did 18 miles, I usually manage 30+ on week nights, especially after a no-ride weekend(<---). I actually found that the heat/humidity didn't affect my riding much. I didn't seem to need nearly as much water, I only drank about 8 oz of the 24 that I brought (although I drank 2 liters in the afternoon at work). I guess because my sweat didn't evaporate as fast? My legs seemed to feel good a lot quicker, normally takes about 8-10 miles to feel good, took about 4-6 last night. I won't say that I like riding in such heat/humidity but it was definitely bearable and I'm glad I decided to go rather than lounging around in front of the tv/xbox all night.
I'm curious if anyone else is dealing with this right now, extreme humidity that is. Do you take any precautions?
Also, does anyone live in a place that's never humid? Does such a place even exist?