Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Uncommonly hot here in AZ. I had a bunch of errands to run from 6 AM thru the morning. By the time I was free, it was 100+ with brutal sunlight. If I had ridden, I would have used a cowboy hat instead of a helmet...but I decided not to ride.
When the sun is like that, no amount of sunscreen or long sleeves or gloves or cowboy hat really help. In 30 minutes, I feel like beef jerky. And Mia is no fool...she would consider it abuse and be grumpy. She has a beautiful smooth jog, but when she is grumpy, she stiffens her legs and lets me pound my crotch against the saddle until I'm singing soprano. It is kind of like what they say about wives: If momma's not happy, NOBODY is happy!
And if neither of us is having fun, why ride?
Tomorrow, I hope!
"People can teach us the rules, but only horses can teach us the art of riding."