...HOT AND HUMID THIS AFTERNOON...
THE COMBINATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE MIDDLE 90S ALONG WITH HIGH HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN THE THE HEAT INDEX RISING CLOSE TO 100 THIS AFTERNOON.
WHEN THE HEAT INDEX IS THIS HIGH, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THOSE WHO VENTURE OUTDOORS STAY WELL HYDRATED AND TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS FROM THE HEAT. IF POSSIBLE...STAY IN AIR CONDITIONED BUILDINGS.
Ah - great day to ride 50 miles in 3 hours! Here is the route I took.
I needed this long ride to compensate for not doing any long workouts to prepare for the Escarpment Trail Run since July 6 due to the breaking of the toe. I took one electrolyte cap and one PowerBar gel after hour 1 and 2 of the ride. One stop just after 2 hours for water. The ride didn't feel too difficult. This after one hour on the indoor trainer last night. Good!