Monday, June 2, 2014


Yes, I rode to work today.

When I went to say goodbye to Heather this morning she pointed at my jacket and with a big smile on her face said, "Don't you get hot in that thing?" We laughed. Now that we are experiencing Summer like weather I may get asked if I rode on a rainy day, but from here until Fall the much more common question will be, "Don't you get hot wearing all that gear?" I've responded to this question in many different ways in the past. The answer I've settled on is, "Sometimes."

It was breezy this morning Downtown. They say it rained a little early in the afternoon, but I didn't see it and by the time I got outside there was no evidence of rain.

For me the big news of the day was: The hostas were planted over the weekend. It is always fun to watch them grow and fill out.

Another day of riding in the dry, and I ain't complaining.

  • 76F/24C and hazy cloudy for the ride to work.
  • 83F/28C and enough sun for me to pull down the smoked visor for the home ride.


  1. Arg! Silly Feedly ate my comment! Oh well. My comute had me out of town and on the open road in 15 minutes or so. That was nice when temps started to soar. Stay cool out there! :)

    1. My commute is all urban with a number of stops and a couple of lights which can take "forever" to change. When its hot, I'm hot, but that's okay. It is part of it. That said, it's not as hot as people would think it would be...unless it is really really humid, but then it's miserable anyway :^)

  2. Not much difference in your high and low temperatures, which surprises me. Our highs are in the 77-80˚ range, but our lows are down in the 48-51˚ range.

    1. That's summer here and it was difficult for me to get used to. Hot in the morning and hotter in the afternoon. Just plain hot all the time.

  3. I always enjoy your posts Keith, and lately have been too busy to find the time to comment.

    I don't think people understand that the gear can be cool, even on a hot day, when you're moving. And if it isn't, and you're moving, the last thing that comes to mind is the heat.

    Thank heavens for summer weather, at last.

    1. David,
      I'd say you've been busy! Welcome home. Sounds like it was wonderful.

      Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoy the posts. Sometimes I feel like all I'm doing is talking about the weather....boring. Oh well.

      On gear, I've been down enough times to know what a difference gear made in the outcome. You are absolutely right when moving heat isn't the problem. Dehydration is the problem. Ah, hot or cold riding is good!