Went back to the UK and to Iceland over Xmas, arrived back in Australia to find myself melting.
All my spring riding and fitness has been ruined, two weeks of no riding, caught some nasty flu on the plane which has hit me for six.
It’s 30c at 10am, hitting almost 40c in the afternoon, the long term high average is only 28c, simply too hot to do anything. Bought a Breville smoothie maker and have been filling myself up with fruit to cool down and get some vit C into me.
What can I do apart from mtfu, buy a turbo or rollers for the garage?Posted 5 years agosteviousMember
Guessing you won’t get much sympathy from those in the Northern Hemisphere, but I gather that you’re getting some rather high temps over on West Island. It’s pretty roasting here in New Zealand but nothing quite on your scale. What are the evening temps? Maybe get up mega early, do a quick ride then head back to bed for a nap?Posted 5 years agoaphex_2kMember
We’ve had a few nights of above 30 here in Perth. It’s a tad uncomfortable but bearable with the evaporative air con. However, that’s utter pants when it’s humid and we’ve had quite a lot of that recently.
20km’s a day on the bike back and forth to work. Not too bad when I’m on an early shift and in for 7am but cycling in for 1pm is warm. I don’t miss the mud and rain much though.Posted 5 years agoMarmosetMember
Just sit still, it’s only for a few weeks. I get out about 6am and back in at 8am if I am going for a ride. Bus to work if its going to be too hot, drinking a litre of water in 10km says its a bit too extreme to be riding IMHO.
It was 47 degrees when I was camping a few weeks ago, that was particularly sticky. Back down south in Busselton this week and it feels chilly at 22 degrees today!
RichPosted 5 years ago
There is a reason the guys up in Brisbane make these….
Evenings is the time to get out, I currently shut down at about 28c so I’m trying the MTFU and train out of it. Clothing timing and practice with plenty of water.
From tassie though 34c is a heatwave down herePosted 5 years ago
I live in Bathurst but my work takes me over the whole “country” part of the state.
Got out for an hour before work yday which was good, will aim to do the same tomorrow or Sat.
Hitting a low 30c just coming up to lunch today, will be a high 30 come tea time, much too hot to ride!
No surfing when it’s 3 or more hours to the sea, Australia’s not all beaches I’m afraid. 🙁
Expecting my Castelli bibs to arrive any day now from Evans, with no fire damage fingers crossed.Posted 5 years agotoby1Member
Seriously – I rode in yesterday and had ice form on my glasses, so this is not something anyone UK based will have sympathy for.
If you live in Australia, either the native creatures are trying to kill you or the sun will – time to re-consider your chosen continent maybe?Posted 5 years agostumpy01Member
MTFU, I reckon.
Spent a week with Ciclo Montana a couple of yrs ago in July. It was 38 deg. C most days with a couple of days at 42 deg. C. We rode most of the day, with 1 rest day.
Slightly tongue in cheek i’ll admit, but guessing you won’t be riding every day?
The warm sun on my skin while riding is a distant memory!Posted 5 years ago
The topic ‘Too Hot!’ is closed to new replies.