I'd rather sweat than bleed.
I don't understand the concept of "I cant take the heat." If I found the heat that debilitating, I guess I would have to rethink riding.
But each of us gets to decide our acceptable personal risk level. Each of us gets to accept the consequences of our choices.
I would rather not sweat or bleed.
Here is what you don't understand about "I can't take the heat"
It is a lot more than just about discomfort. There is a lot more to it than that, but for you younger guys and the ones of you in good health, to don't see how it is for people like me.
I have many debilitating health conditions, that cause me all kinds of complications:
Let me see if I can remember some of them:
High Blood Pressure
Coronary Artery Disease
Stage 3 Kidney Failure
Nasal swelling (cant breath through nose, causing throat pain)
Edema (Swelling of Legs and Ankles)
Back and leg pain
Osteoarthritis in both knees
Dyspnea (Always out of Breath)
Foot Pain (Nuropathy)
and a few other things.
I take almost 40 pills a day for that stuff, Shots, and suffer a lot of side effects from the meds.
My internal body temperature regulator is out of wack, I often feel cold, and I often feel hot.
I get cold easily, and I get hot easily, so it is hard for me to be comfortable.
I have to ride with bare arms in the summer heat, and then at night I still have to put on a
jacket because I get cold.
So this "I can't take the heat" is a medical condition, a comfort condition and a safety condition.
If I should get too hot, I could get dizzy and pass out, not good on a bike!