Commute #9: September

This has been a pretty humid and hot summer. Each week it seems that there are more days than not that are a sweltering 85-90 degrees plus 75%+ humidity. So finding better days to ride than other has been hard to come by. However, getting up and riding at 5:30am on last Thursday was a bit ridiculous - I found myself dressing in layers for my morning commute! It was mid 50's and near 50% humidity. Really, perfect riding weather - so I try not to complain - but the constant shifts is getting ridiculous.

Anyways, nothing special to report other than the fantastic weather. Nice to get out after another few weeks off the bike. It was a few rough days at work, stressful, so I really wasn't in the mood to ride but knew I should to releive some stress. I also figured what a better way to negate 47 miles of commuting exercise than to consume 4 Captain and Cokes that evening. Ha!

As the season is winding down, I'm realizing that I'm not going to make my goal of 2,000 miles on the year. But perhaps I can make it to 1,500 which would still be the most I've logged in a year since 2012 which is still good I guess considering.

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!
(Giant flag at the Veterans Hospital in GR)