Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Temperature=105; Heat Index=118: Nearing Upper Limits
The heat index was 118 as I headed out for my ride Tuesday night, which in scientific terms is "crazy hot". I do pretty well in the heat, but must admit that these conditions are approaching the stay-at-home point for me and exceeding it for most folks. Even the Two Rivers Bridge parking areas were near empty after seeing crowds almost every day since the bridge opening a week and a half ago, though the Tuesday night ACF ride appeared to have good numbers as usual. When it's this hot, it is difficult to cool down once overheated and to recover from hard efforts, so if you do venture out, be aware of your limitations and take it easy. Fall will be here soon enough.