08 Aug '11, 10pm

Here’s how some DC-area bike commuters rode out the hottest July on record (via @grist)

"You've just got to embrace the sweat," says one of the remarkably chipper cyclists in this short video on how to keep the heat wave from breaking your bike-commuting habit. He and the other cyclists interviewed actually look a lot happier and less sweaty than some of the people in the background. It's enough to inspire you to trade four wheels and A.C. for two wheels and a breeze. After all, as one bike commuter who works for the Sierra Club says, "with climate change, we're going to see a lot more Julys like this." Maybe she and fellow cyclists are in good spirits because they know they're not part of the problem.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-08-08-heat-cycles-how-dc...

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