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We had a mild winter here in the desert, and now the weather forecaster is giving a strong indication that we will blow past the 100 degree mark this weekend. In April. And I love it.
|Mr. Barrel cactus also loves the heat|
100 degrees is the magic number for me. Not only does it smash down the pollen count, which is key for an allergy guy who commutes by bicycle, but I find that really cold weather, like we had in Feb 2011 for example, saps my will and strength, while heat boosts those up. The hotter the better for me. I stay hydrated, get as acclimated to it as one can get to 110F, and ride harder.
The hotter days make me feel like doing more push-ups during my workouts. They push me to ride faster, and farther. Heat clarifies my mind and hardens my body. Plus, the mountain bike trails tend to empty out in the heat of the day, particularly in July and August, which is when they appear most alluring to me and my mountain bike(s).
Welcome, April Heat! Bring it on!. The three barrels and I couldn't be happier. Cold weather, catch you this fall sometime. Let's do coffee. Have a good trip, wherever it is that you go. Take your time coming back.