Deep into the cycling season and the temperature is hot. Finally it is hot and not the cool temps we have experienced in the middle summer. The cool temps motivate us, make us go faster and make cycling a joy. Hot and humid not so much. Hot is bearable. Hot and humid makes for a tough ride no matter what your fitness level is. It can take the fun out of it.
So what do we do? Slow down and enjoy the ride. That’s right do the exact opposite of what you are striving to do. We all want to improve and ride farther and faster. We want to go from the B group to the A/B Group. But when hot and humid grab a hold of your tires……slow it down and enjoy the ride. Get your heart rate in Zone 2, lock in the cruising speed, and look around at the beautiful sites we have here in Central Kentucky. We ride it all the time, but most of us never see it.
So take these dog days of summer and enjoy the ride and meet some new people. But most of all enjoy the scenery that is Kentucky Cycling.