Too hot to to ride a bike

Taking a break in the relative cool of the oak forest at about 600m. altitude on Mont Ste. Baume; circadas chattering at an almost deafening racket  This afternoon's heat is too hot to ride a motorbike - I've seen thermometers showing 35°C and more today since riding out from Marseille after a coffee and croissant petit déjeuner. Back on the road, refreshed by a diet cola and an orange, I enjoyed riding down that favourite road, the route down from the Col de l'Espigoulier (723 m.)