Let’s face it: A walk in the park over the summer can be brutal with this heat. You are saved as soon as you get that tiny breeze (even if it feels like a hairdryer being blown on you). So why don’t you let yourself get some more air while also getting a workout? Buying a new bike was definitely one of my smarter purchases this summer- I’m taking advantage of everything that the summer has to offer.
Waking up and putting on the weather channel is probably the worst part of my day. As soon as I hear “feels like 105 degrees” I am quick to rethink my plans. Most of the problem is the commute. Walking in the city takes a long time and by the time you get where you need to be you’re a hot mess.
Instead of canceling plans, I needed a plan to get places fast without spending all the money in my wallet. The bike has definitely paid off. I get places quicker with a constant breeze in my hair. Not only am I enjoying my summer much more, but I have found a different way to work out outside without thinking I am going to get heat stroke. Yeah, I still get really hot. But riding a bike is enjoyable, fast, and very convenient.
Going on bike rides with someone else is a great way to bond. Pick a spot near the water during the sunset. When you’re not thinking about how terrible the weather is you really start to appreciate everything that the summer has to offer.