And . . .
I wasn't the only one.
Mostly the usual cast of characters, but if you look closely you see a white Ninja in there. That's the new girl in town.
Here's a better photo and it shows off the Red Fox, too.
If you think you're noticing the Red Fox at work more often, that would be true. There are three reasons. One of my neighbors hasn't been parking in their garage space. This makes it very easy to get the Kymco out in the morning even if Heather's car is still there, which it usually is. Second, I've done a redneck modification to the seat which involved a ATV seat, part of a wood bead seat cover, and some packing tape. I suspect one of these days I'll take a photo, but I'm not yet up to admitting what a cheapskate I am. The result is sort of a saddle configuration. This has added greatly to the comfort of the seat. I no longer keep sliding forward. Third, the windscreen. I love it totally.
Weather wise, the temperature didn't get quite as high as was predicted. The bad news was the heat index went higher. When I rode home the heat index was 102F/39C . Still, as long as I kept moving it wasn't too bad.
My gear consisted of a mesh jacket, vented pants, chest/back protected, and helmet.
I did see one other guy wearing a jacket, but most of the riders looked more like this guy. I suspect he thought I was as crazy for wearing what I was as I thought he was for his choice in gear.
Clouds? Not so much. It was what I call brightly overcast.
Especially, while riding toward the sun. It was hazy humid.
When I got home I looked East I saw a patch of blue sky. Perhaps rain late tonight and the first part of the day tomorrow. We'll see. It's, also, supposed to be a little cooler. I wouldn't complain.
- 70F/21C and clear for the ride to work.
- 93F/34C, but it sure felt a lot warmer for the home ride.