Just a quick note on how dangerously hot it is to ride in Israel during the summer, an Australian died over the weekend due to heat stroke. Check out the link below for details.
Australian cyclist dies of heat stroke in Jordan valley
You know how hot it is? It was so hot the other day, that the little guy on the weather map in Tel Aviv was crying:
Recently, I've been riding only in HaYarkon Park, as I'm too afraid to go out of the city with this kind of heat. I'm also less willing to wake up at 5am. So as a result I've been riding at twilight at Rosh Tsipor (ראש ציפור, Bird's Head) in the park and doing a bunch of laps of a 1.5km loop. It's kind of like a criterium, but you have to avoid running over unleashed dogs, and unaware Orthodox Kids. See map.