Video: DC cyclists get used to record heat
Most Washingtonians who depend on the bicycle (their own or Capital Bikeshare) as their main mode of travel around town took this July's scorching days in stride, as this short by DC filmmaker Jay Mallin shows.
While drivers felt the furnace blast walking between their cars and buildings, many cyclists found it easier than expected to embrace to the heat, and learned to enjoy sweat. Bottles of water, sunscreen, loose light-colored clothing, and frequent breaks are all that's needed for bicycling to be all-weather transportation on summer's hottest days.
And it's good that DC-area residents are getting used to it, because summers like this one are likely to become the new normal for our region.
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