So I rode my bicycle to work today. I checked the weather and this was supposed to be the coolest day of the week- with a predicted high of 94 degrees. The ride in was very pleasant. I rode in in shorts and a t-shirt and barely broke a sweat with the sub-70-degree temps and low humidity.
Once I got into work though, I noticed that the temp was creeping up higher than predictions. By lunchtime it was 97; by quitting time it was 99! I considered calling home and getting someone to drive out to pick me up. Instead I decided to stay a little later and let the sun sink a bit, and try a different route that includes more shade. Before leaving I downed about two quarts of water.
It turned out to be a non-event. The shadier ride is a little longer (nine and a half miles instead of seven and a half), but the hills are more manageable- longer and easier to climb.
So now I guess maybe I won't have to fear those 100 degree days that are right around the corner.