Hot Temperatures and Group Ride Attendance Rates

Hot Temperatures and Group Ride Attendance Rates

When is it too hot outside to ride? Last night I had a scheduled 35 mile bike ride to lead out of Princeton. One club mate showed up. And he told me he only showed because he had promised to attend my ride last Saturday and did not make it. I had expected at least 3 or 4 riders to show up last night. It was very hot. I think attendance was poor because of the hot weather.

Today we had another hot day. The thermometer by the garage at home hit 100 in the afternoon. I spent much of the day at the beach reading, but it was hot even there. I have no desire to go for a bike ride this evening even though there is one sort of close by that I could attend. I suppose weather in the 90 degree and up range is kind of high to go for a bike ride.

What do you think? What is your upper limit temperature for going for bike rides? Does it matter if the sun is high in the sky and beaming down on you? Or is it OK to go for a ride when it is hot, but there is cloud cover or not much sun?

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2 Responses to Hot Temperatures and Group Ride Attendance Rates

  1. Andre says:

    It was too hot on Wednesday! I’d say 35C is definitely too hot (I think it was 34 on Wednesday at 6pm), anything over 32 and you have to question whether you really need to ride. No apologies for using the metric system.

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