Summer is a great time for biking… For most of th country that is. The snow is gone, the sun is shining and the air is fresh. A bike ride is a great way to break out of that winter funk and re-tone the body for the beach and summer clothing.
Except in Florida. Summer is the worst time of the year for biking. The high temps along with the thick humidity create some sticky saddle sores along with the amazing ability to paste your clothing to your body in just a blocks distance. And that’s in the morning.
The afternoon is worse due to daily thunderstorms. The last thing I want to do is go out after a hard days work in the sun and ride a bike around in the rain.
So my bike sits in the garage as I await the first cool break in October. By then the traffic is a madhouse on the roads, but luckily it’s legal to ride on the sidewalks in my town.
Take the time and enjoy a good bike ride this summer. I’ll catch up by fall. Honest.