Colorado summers are pretty great. The climate is dry, so the humidity doesn’t overwhelm you. The other thing I enjoy are the huge temperature swings. Even if the mercury climbs to 100 on a cloudless afternoon in mid-July, it isn’t unusual for the temperature to swing back down into the 50s at night. I love this:
- I hate heat. If it was hot all of the time, I would go nuts. The cool mornings and evenings provide a pleasant respite from sweating profusely.
- Despite my hatred of the heat, we hardly have to run the air conditioning. We open the windows at night and suck in the cool air with one of the greatest inventions ever, the whole-house fan. The house cools down enough in the morning that unless the weather is really hot, it stays pleasant throughout the day.
- Back to the heat: Really, I cannot stand it. Hot, sunny days suck the energy right out of me. Working outside is misery. I love jumping on my bike, but I’m even more pathetic in the heat. I’m that guy going just fast enough to stay upright as I climb the mountain road (Hello 5 mph!).
The problem with my life now is that I start work at 6am. At the best time to be on a bike, I’m in front of computer screens typing away. This will all change soon… Continue reading