It's getting brutal out there on the rivers. Today was my normal 5:40 start down to lake saiko for a few laps in the relative cool. Actually it was already hot even at that time. Met up with @leicaman for a leisurely roll up the river into the inferno of Saitama. The conbini stop couldn't come quick enough. Then I said goodbye and headed back into the oven of Arakawa. No water could make it alright. Once off the river and with only 5km to home I retreated into another conbini for a gari gari. As always that made things better! Rolled home... baked and ready for a cold shower or three.