I always said, if the summer gets too hot to cycle I will take some time off the bike. Yesterday was hot, but I flogged it out to the dam, feeling sick and enjoying a sufferfest. I never made a full recovery all day. I drank lots of water but I was listless and tired. I hauled my sorry ass up Angus Smith drive at the end of the day and I had so little strength I was doing 20 kmh at the top (my PB is 37). So I rolled home and drank and slept and didn't want dinner but cooked and ate some pasta because you must.
A 31 year old guy died of a heart attack on Castle hill a few days ago. He never dreamed he couldn't do the usual in the heat, I am sure. So as I was reading his story in the paper, sweating through a coffee, I decided to grow up a little and finally take that day off the bike, because it is too hot. I live to cycle, but I want to live to cycle tomorrow. I'm not 49 anymore you know : )