Stay inside. That's an option. On the other hand, as long as you keep driving, it's quite manageable on two or three wheels. It only gets annoying at traffic lights. Especially when you have a somewhat younger classic with fairing.
We are not going to talk about protective motorcycle clothing in this weather
Because you will die in that. But it is tricky to wear jeans and fingerless gloves. For the rest, we just have to assume that the rest of the world still doesn't see us. That's why you need to be extra attentive.
Points of attention
From an engine point of view, the tires on the asphalt, which have been softened by the heat, deserve some extra attention in terms of pressure. And it could just be that your otherwise always faithful classic now suddenly suffers from vapor lock. The petrol then already evaporates in the pipes. And like that lean mixture that gets behind the venturis of the carburettors, it's really too lean to ignite. It is best to wait until the place has cooled down a bit with a glass of 0.0 beer on a terrace. But then you must have a terrace at hand. Taking half or a whole liter of water 'for the road' can be a godsend.
Watch the sun
Cunning drivers who start riding really early or on the late side can be surprised by the low sun after a nice bend. And when overtaking responsibly, watch out for oncoming traffic. You may remember the times when tractors didn't drive faster than walking pace. Today's mega tractors blow up to 60+ kilometers on 's Heren roads with a three-axle tank trailer. I spoke to such a youthful tractor pilot and asked how such a fully loaded combination drove and braked. He answered agriculturally short: “65 and 'not'”.
The Netherlands has no endless plains. And while driving inside you will pass pleasant, shaded parts. But don't underestimate what the sun does. If you're dressed in the most summery, but less fall-proof way, you may find yourself seriously sunburnt at the end of the day. And in the neck region that can be dangerous too. Just wear a scarf. And apply an extra muscular sunscreen ointment beforehand. You will not be the first to get the skins hanging after a few days after a nice ride.
Although we don't fall, minimal clothing still has a disadvantage. The summer of 22 is a great wasp summer. If such a wasp gets stuck under your glasses, it will get nasty. If such a wasp flies into the pipe of your shorts, you end the day with magic balls.
Even if you decide not to drive, but just do some cleaning and maintenance, you will find that it is too hot for that. Then consider doing what they've been doing in African countries for a long time: Find the shade and wait for the relief supplies to be flown in.
All in all, it's better now quietly in the shade the last one Auto Motor Klassiek read. For that you can drive carefully to the local kiosk. Or you just take such a dirt cheap subscription.
Stay in the shade.