Got up this morning and wanted to get out earlier to try and beat the heat. That didn't work so well.
I decided to head in a direction I hadn't gone for a few months - out Blue Diamond Road towards Blue Diamond. As I got going I noticed that my legs weren't feeling the freshest. They felt heavy and I had very little energy. Looking back, I'm guessing I ate too little yesterday. I only had a bucket of popcorn and a couple of chicken burritos after yesterday's short ride.
Anyway I was going along in an easier gear than normal and I noticed that I wasn't feeling any wind while I was moving. Basically the wind was 5 to 10 mph from the ESE which meant a tailwind as I headed west. All that really meant is I had no airflow cooling me off as I rode.
The heat was building, the sun was beating done and I was getting HOT. With no shade I was really starting to feel it. (When I checked at home it was already 93)
When I got to the traffic information sign just before Hwy 159, I decided to stop in the little shade it provided for a minute. He is what the view was looking towards the west:
After a couple of minutes I pushed on, but I knew I was just going to make it to HWY159 and turn around.
When I did then the fun started as it was all downhill back towards home.
One thing I noticed was the amount of debris and gravel on the Eastbound shoulder. The westbound wasn't near as cluttered.
I got home and drank a liter of water to help cool off.
Totals for today:
46:32 elapsed time
Total for August:
2:16:14 elapsed time
How is everyone else doing this month?
Keep those pedals turning!