Spring is definitely here, the sun is shinning and these last few days it’s been very warm. I do like the spring, it’s a great time to ride, no one likes being cold and freezing my way to work (and sometimes home) is something to be endured not enjoyed. However, there is one downside to all this sunshine.
It’s waiting at those red lights.
It’s not because I’m impatient (although that is part of it), it’s because I’m roasting as I sit there. My Aerostich suit is not made to be comfortable sitting still, it’s made to protect me from sudden and unexpected stops. It’s tolerable on a warm day when moving, but sitting still for more then a few seconds and soon it’s uncomfortably warm and I’m dying. Really any time it gets above 80 Fahrenheit and I’m cursing every red light I see. At over 90 I’m contemplating doing just about anything to keep moving and the air flowing.
So the next time you see me wiggle my way to the front off all the stopped cars and then zoom off as soon as the light turns green, remember that it’s not all because of my love of speed, I’m just trying to stay cool.