|The strategy would be to find a route home that looked like this the whole way|
Go home early! Yay!
114°F though. Well, hydrate up with ice water, look for ways too cool off on the way, take it easy.
It's so dry that my skin stays completely dry, until I stop, at which point it becomes covered in sweat. Which shows how much I'm sweating.
It's too hot out for the sane or inexperienced. It's a tossup which of those distinctions keep my riding in this weather, except that it's a desire of mine to commute by bicycle always, regardless of the weather. It went fine, I keep on riding, but I don't recommend it. Unless your route happened to be graced by cooling sprinklers the whole way.