Fastest rider in my house
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Holy crap, it's hot outside...
It's 100° outside. Add the heat index to that, and all of San Antonio has put out heat advisories. Even our non-essential outdoor activities were cancelled this afternoon.
Of course, I came home and immediately jumped on the bike. I only rode 14 miles with a few moderate climbs, but I feel like I did 50 in the mountains. I was slow, too. It took me an hour, 2 24-ounce bottles of Gatorade, and one powergel to do the ride. I really wish I had frozen that 2nd bottle last night, because it was hot by the time I emptied the first one. Damn, I'm still out of shape despite working on this for quite a long time.
15 minutes after the ride, I feel great now that I'm in the AC. Half an hour ago, I was really suffering trying to make it that last few blocks to the house. Can't wait for the next ride, even if the heat does force me to slow down and reduce the mileage.
And before anyone asks, yes I could ride a few hours later when it's slightly cooler but then I'd be riding after dinner. I usually don't want to do anything after dinner. If I don't go right after work I'd probably put it off till the next day.