It’s hot now.
Can’t let that stop you from cycling.
OK, so when it’s really hot you’re going to sweat doing just about anything — that includes walking to your car and waiting for the air conditioner to kick in.
But I have always maintained, and still do, that it is not at all necessary to sweat (much) riding a bicycle. I’m not going to claim I didn’t sweat today. I’m claiming — with a straight face and in all seriousness — that I did not sweat much. Two things make that possible. First, good equipment. Take a look.
Do you see the equipment?
Or, rather: How do you like my cool bicycling shirt? It’s actually a regular cotton shirt. Cotton and that nylon made to look/feel like cotton are great choices for riding in hot weather because these fabrics keep you cooler, which then leads to the cool kind of cool 🙂 The real plus is these fabrics are used to make regular clothes, which double as my cycling clothes because I do not own, nor do I wish to wear, “real” cycling clothes.
The other key to cool: Slow down. It ain’t a race out there (unless of course you are racing in which case sweat is cool).