Beat the heat! Got in a nice ride starting at 0530 this morning.
I woke up at 0500, wide awake. I knew that after work it would be so hot and windy that I wouldn't be motivated to ride, so since I was awake already...why not?
Rode for an hour, got home at 0630, with enough time to relax with my post-ride espresso. Only 16 miles, which is shorter than I would like, but I made up for it by hitting it hard most of the way. (I figure that if I want to the gym and rode a spin bike, I'd do an hour, so it was an equivalent workout).
It was nice that there was very little traffic on the streets at that hour, and saw a surprisingly large number of cyclists who apparently had the same idea as me.