13 December, 2009

"Tis the Season

The year winds down and the weather heats up- welcome to cycling in the festive season in the tropics. Things are starting to heat up in North Queensland as we lurch toward Christmas.

Temperatures are on the rise and the humidity levels are starting to edge upward as well. It's really noticeable on the morning training rides as everyone is bathed in sweat- the humidity is so high that the sweat can't evaporate and just runs down your arms, legs, back, forehead and into your glasses (for those of us who are visually challenged and for those who aren't but like to keep the road grit and bugs out of our eyes).

You take your jersey off after the ride and when it hits the floor, it's with a sloppy sort of a splat instead of just being a non-auditory event. You can wring the moisture out of the chamois (not that you would really want to). And it seems no matter how many bottles of water you drink over the course of the day, you still feel like one of those apple dolls from the '80's.

We're hiding in the air conditioning today- well not exactly hiding. We're rewarding ourselves after spending the better part of the day working in the yard. We'll ride tomorrow!!

Cheers-ride safe


Groover said...

It has been very hot and humid down here, too. Loved the clear crisp weather in Bright. What a difference. Stay cool and keep those fluids up!

BoaB said...

Thanks Groover and a big congrats on your ToB.

Bluenoser said...

Wow BoaB, snowstorm starting here. Those apple dolls were a Nona Scotia thing I believe. I think I recognize the woman as one of my Aunts... (pronounced ANTS)