The best thing about summer rides...

WhiteGiant

Maximum Pace
Nov 4, 2006
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Kawaguchi, Saitama
...is no freezing descents.
...is not having to carry arm/leg warmers for said cold, freezing descents!
 

joewein

Maximum Pace
Oct 25, 2011
2,704
1,543
133
Setagaya, Tokyo
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...is not having to dress for Everest when climbing Tomin no mori!
 

DeltaForce

Maximum Pace
Sep 17, 2011
204
25
48
Toki, Gifu
Getting under the mountain spring shower near the top of Yabitsu pass. And then filling your bottles with more cold spring water even nearer the top.

Descending Yabitsu down to Hadano.

Dave
 

Sikochi

Maximum Pace
Sep 13, 2010
1,185
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Kochi
...They will soon be over and we'll be back into the autumn rides.
This is the best thing about summer rides. Even on the rare occasion it`s not too hot (the official, quoted temperature is always under the temps I see), it still leaves the humidity to deal with, and if you want to stop for a break the mosquitos or hornets come after you. Good riddance!
 

jdd

Maximum Pace
Hardest Crash
Jul 26, 2008
2,682
892
133
Kanazawa
Being able to get out on traffic-free roads at 5 or so, and not needing any lights besides.

(obviously, daylight is later now than in june...)
 

theBlob

Bokeh master
Sep 28, 2011
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Being able to get out on traffic-free roads at 5 or so, and not needing any lights besides.

(obviously, daylight is later now than in june...)
That is great, I'm an early rider as well.