I achieved my objective today which was to avoid riding after 11am.
Even between 7 and 11 it was extremely uncomfortable. It was slow and steady progress.
Since Chicago the landscape has been pretty flat, but in the last couple of days things have got noticeably hillier. Some of the climbs today were actually really steep, but at least brief.
I'm pleased to say I only went 31 miles. As soon as I had checked in a wave of relief hit me. I'm really looking forward to just chilling until Sunday.
Saturday is predicted to be another scorcher but after that things should cool down (to mid to high twenties) and the humidity should drop a bit.
I'm going really benefit from just chilling and recharging. Trying to exercise when it's like this really does wear you down.
Today I reached Lake Ontario meaning I have ridden the coast of three of the Great Lakes. The other two were of course Lake Michigan, Lake Erie.