Ray (webmaster) on 6/11/2021 6:24:37 PM:
Regarding the heat, this is obvious but I'll say it anyway... start early in the morning. The afternoon high might be in the 90s, but its still in the 70s or low 80s at 8am, 9am, 10am.... You can get in a lot of miles before noon and then just lay low somewhere through the peak afternoon heat.
Also needless to say but bears repeating... Bring as much water as you think you'll need... and then double that amount.
And remember to drink. My problem is that I bring enough water but forget to keep drinking through the ride.
And one non weather issue to keep in mind: many of the small local restaurants are not open early in the week. If you're riding on a Monday/Tuesday, you may need to rely on convenience stores. Bet bet, call ahead if you're counting on any particular business.
Good luck and have fun!