Even in Celsius, it doesn't sound cool. 103F at DFW - later heard 106 at Alliance. Headwind the whole way home. Cycle Dallas had a poll yesterday. View it here. I thought about it much of the way home tonight. I wasn't thinking about anything the poll was actually about. I was thinking about the shade off to the left side of the photo and how I could justify riding there. The C-D poll today was much better. At least in the morning, shade is not something to sell one's immortal soul for.
Did a Starbucks detour simply for the free, triple-filtered ice water. Lots of other detours to select the shadiest routes. Over two hours to make a ride that normally takes 1 1/2.Now I recall why my cycle commuting dropped off last year in July and August. TODAY didn't get above 39. Kowabunga! Every commute day is a learning day. TODAY, I got to refine the "shade preferred" route.