Month: August 2020

  • Update: Previous “heat bonk” rides

    Update: Previous “heat bonk” rides

    Following on from yesterday’s ride and my total heat-induced exhaustion, I’ve come across at least two previous August rides where I’ve suffered this: 2019: Just too damn hot 2018: Solo Hamura Ride Perhaps by cataloguing them here I can remember not to do this again.

  • Hot! Hot! Hot! Yokohama!

    Hot! Hot! Hot! Yokohama!

    Every year it’s the same damn thing The forecast high yesterday was 35C, so I knew I couldn’t go on a full-fledged ride. Ten years ago I could ride in 35C weather and everything was fine so long as I didn’t push myself too hard, and I made sure I drank enough water. But starting…

  • I wanna go to Disneyland!

    I wanna go to Disneyland!

    I told the Halfakid last night I wanted to ride the Arakawa to Disneyland today, something not too strenuous in light of the heat. And make an early start so we could be home before the worst of the heat came down on us. Unfortunately, this morning he said he couldn’t join me, so I…

  • Post-ride clean-up

    Post-ride clean-up

    We splashed through a few muddy puddles during the Tsukuba-Kasumigaura Ring-Ring Road ride, so Kuroko was in desperate need of a bath. I also wanted to get more sealant into the tires to stop the slow seeping of air. Just four days after filling the tires up to 45psi, they were down to less than…