Bike ride commute to work complicated by inclement weather

I recently decided that my workplace was close enough for me to save gas by biking to work.

  • Twelve miles isn’t so bad at all! With gas prices as high as they are these days, I practically had to make this adjustment.

Besides, it gets me plenty of exercise! I decided that I wanted to start doing this in late spring, and things were going pretty decently. The trip to work was generally pleasant. I might be caught in a quick sunshower while biking back home in the afternoon, but that wasn’t so bad. Then, the summer months came. Biking home at 4:30 in the afternoon every day now became a toss-up between extreme heat and humidity and/or a violent thunder shower! I am a stubborn person, so I stuck with my biking routine, but I became very grateful for my dehumidifier and air conditioner waiting for me at home! On days when I would come into the house drenched in sweat and panting, I would turn up the air, and have a large glass of ice-cold lemonade. The breezy air conditioner would cool me down, and then I would take a nice, cool shower. Whenever I came home after getting caught in a rainstorm, however, it was my dehumidifier in conjunction with my A/C that I was most grateful for. Going to a nice, cool dry place after getting drowned like a rat and biking the rest of the way through the heat, now impregnated with humidity, was a welcome bliss! I’ll keep the bike rides up, but I don’t know what I’d do without my climate control!


a/c set up