Yesterday on my afternoon commute my fz1 minorly burned my inner thighs. Over the weekend I had favoured the drz for its lack of wind protection and allowing me to wear a motocross helmet which vents way better than my full face street helmet. I also have a evaporative vest that I use at work and for biking. Makes me a contradiction, high vis and a tshirt.
We all have to make our own call but in these temps here in the okanagan I squid it up and ride with minimal gear. I haven't missed a day of riding for commute or just pleasure(to the lake!) in a couple weeks now. I absolutely love this time of year where I can almost forget how to drive a four wheeled vehicle.
I hadn't considered soaking my helmet too. Good call.
unseasonably hot here; and yet, elsewhere on the globe, reports of 'unseasonably cool'.
Hrm. Interesting. Almost as if the global climate patterns... are changing.
Perhaps some scientisty-types should look into this phenomenon to see if it's real, or just another gawd-damned hippie liberal hoax .
Did the Salmo - Creston loop on Sunday with the oldman and it wasn't too bad for the first 2/3. We caught the 08:10 ferry from Balfour and I made it home to Nelson by 11:45 and by then it was stupidly hot!
Early is good and I know everyone is always vigilant because we have to be to survive on two wheels. But I've noticed with this upset weather conditions comes differences in animal movement throughout the day too. Two days ago I had a close call with a deer at 3:30 in the afternoon on hwy6 not when I'd expect a lot of animal movement but I'm guessing it was getting desperate for some water or trying to find a cooler area.
Normally I expect to see animals on my morning commute around six am but since the extreme heat has hit there's been a real lack of movement. I'm guessing their morning/watering cycle has moved to earlier hrs.
I don't find the smoke bothers me while riding. I work in a smokey environment and live without AC so I guess I don't worry about exposing myself to the smoke by being out and about. But yah the fires suck.
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