Too hot for bike riding, and also somebody did me a solid.

I put 24 miles on the ebike before 9:30…


Needed to go to town and very much wanted to get it done before it got too hot. So I left right after morning walkie and chores. Everything went perfectly, no problems at all, but as soon as I got out of the airflow and started storing and charging the bike I broke into an all-over muck sweat that hasn’t stopped yet. It’s an electric bike: It’s not like I was working all that hard. But I was working a little, for two hours straight, plus all the bouncing around and sand steering. And by the home stretch the outside temperature was pushing 90o with full sun. So, yeah. Well into its second week now, this heat wave is becoming oppressive and so far Monsoon has been an almost total bust.

Somebody sent me a nice gift…


I mentioned that a week ago I had an unexpected flood when a plastic water diverter gave way on the yard spigot: Just fell right off. A Generous Reader – apparently immediately – sent me a fairly expensive replacement that will probably solve that problem permanently. Thanks a lot!

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2 Responses to Too hot for bike riding, and also somebody did me a solid.

  1. Mike says:

    Joel, I have some bad news for you. It’s going to stay hot for a while yet. You may want to ask Ian if you can stay at his cave for a while. 🥵

    https://phys.org/news/2023-07-record-breaking-southern.html

  2. Malatrope says:

    A head’s up: my experience with the brass units has taught me that you need to exercise the ball valves regularly, like at least once a month. They tend to lock up and require pliers to move them, which at least once in my life resulted in breaking them off. Otherwise, better than the plastic ones

To the stake with the heretic!