Sunday, June 26, 2005
HEADING OUT FOR A HOT LOOP. I rode the short 15-mile circuit around Indianapolis International Airport this afternoon. I worked on my cadence, trying to keep an average of at least 95 RPMs. I didn't realize it at the time, but the temperature was over 90 degrees. I had a tough time with the last few miles of the ride; it felt like I was in a danger zone for overheating. Pouring bottled water over my head, I survived...with more respect for the competitive cyclists who will ride ten times this distance in sometimes high temperatures. It's not dangerous to ride in the heat, you just have to keep hydrated.