Friday, July 17, 2009
Pay Back Time!
They say that, “pay back is hell!” Without a doubt true as of lately in Vegas. We enjoyed the coolest June on record and now we are paying for it big time. Bobbie and I managed to get out on the bikes 3 times this week before work and each time out the temperature had cooled down to a mere 85 °F. Now that isn’t all that bad really. But, and there is always a “but”, you had to be on the road at 0515 to enjoy the 85 °F temps! Because if you weren’t, and Mr Sun started showing his angry head budding up over the horizon, it got to the mid 90’s in mere minutes. So early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and cool my friends.
What’s truly amazing is how the pavement around here really doesn’t cool off. The air temperature is what the weather guessers measure, not radiant temperature. You can add at least 10 degrees to whatever is posted, and that get’s you the “real feel” on a bicycle. But hey, we can’t complain. At least we get 365 days of riding around here. I wouldn’t trade the heat for 12 feet of snow any day.