The sun kind of says it all - expresses what it was like to ride this morning - hot by 10:00 and only getting more so. I can almost understand why the Bicycle Friends head out at 4:30. Almost. I will still take the sleep, and suffer the heat of a later start. Though far from scientific in my observations, I have long believed with some good heat early in the year you can, more or less, breeze through the rest of the summer. Acclimatization. Well, we had some good heat earlier in the year, and today did not seem much of a bother. Maybe it is just cyclists making do with what they are given - rain, shine, you make do. The alternative is to not ride, and that is just not acceptable.