We finally got the super hot, super humid summer weather that almost always hits Chicago in July. Near 90F by 9am , with soaring humidity. Makes for those kinds of days when people bemoan how one can possibly bike around without sweating. Well here’s the secret – you don’t. We sweat. Everyone does. But if I’m walking down the street in this weather, or catching a bus, or doing anything movement outside, I’m going to sweat and so are you. So, like everyone else, I try to wear the most breezy, lightweight things in my closet. And for me – that’s often a long sundress.
And why not? Long sundresses look great even with flip flops, and they are cool and breezy on a bike. And they’re easy. I’m all for uncomplicated sartorial choices when it’s hot outside. While I have worn them on diamond-frame bikes, they work even better with step-through bikes. My favorite dress and my favorite bike – a great combination.
Even though the heatwave broke this weekend, it was still bright and sunny on Saturday – another great day for biking around the neighborhood and of course, in a sundress. One of the friendly owners of Inside Home on Chicago Avenue, took this photo of me outside their store as I left.
So what about you? What do you wear for summer bike rides on hot city days?