Sure, Summer is still a long way off, even for those of us in Texas. But now is the time to start thinking about the rides we’ll want to do. And the HEAT!
That’s right, we all know it gets hot here, and if you’re new to Tejas you might not be looking forward to the days when the thermometer reaches triple digits. So what can you do to prepare? Start riding NOW!
February is nearly gone and the sun has been shining, heck we’ve even had a few days where we didn’t need that big, bulky coat. But if you’ve been in Texas for a while you know that March is right around the corner and we’ll be shivering again soon enough.
Get on your bikes and ride! Ride now! Get out there before it’s too hot and you’ll acclimate to the blast furnace weather that is on our horizon.
Put on a few layers, maybe a wind/rain jacket and go out for a ride. The positives are that you’ll get to enjoy your favorite rides without battling the hordes of other cyclists all fighting for space on the bike path – think White Rock Lake.
You’ll be out there getting a head start on your cycling buddies which will pay off come spring when everyone starts heading out of town on Saturdays for all the T-Shirt rides that happen every weekend. You’ll quickly see what you need to have adjusted or replaced on your rig, beating the annual rush to the repair shop AND you’ll feel better about yourself! It’s always a good feeling knowing you are out pushing the pedals when most others are complaining it’s too cold – which it isn’t.
So don’t skip your ride just because the weather isn’t perfect. Go out, maybe sprint up a hill to warm up and before you know it you’ll be smiling to yourself and wondering where the heck everyone else is at!
And you’ll be ready for the Summer heat. Because it’s right around the corner and will be here before you know it!