It was forecast to reach 103 F yesterday (at 2 pm), and to be already 97 F at noon, right around the time our ride would end. So only myself and four other intrepid (or foolish?) souls showed up for our weekly ride. It turned out to be not too bad, we got a couple of hours riding in before it got overly hot. But we were definitely glad of the air conditioning at the cafe where we stopped for lunch. I had to ride home at about 12:45, and it was really hot then, but fortunately, it is only 3 miles and I had my electric assist bike. I find I do OK on a bike in the heat as long as I have plenty of water and the air temp is less than my skin temp, so evaporative cooling from sweating, combined with the breeze caused by the motion works effectively.
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I am a Mechanical Engineer born in 1953, Ph. D, Stanford, 1980. I have been active in the mechanical CAE field for decades. I also have a lifelong interest in outdoor activities and fitness. I have had both hips replaced and a heart valve replacement due to a genetic condition. This blog chronicles my adventures in staying active despite these bumps in the road.
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