Summer is too hot and sticky and too easily dehydrated despite constantly drinking water. When properly exercising. you will generally work up a sweat and in the winter, it’s not really that many layers needed to keep warm.
I don’t like being cold and frostbite sucks. I almost got some last winter while shoveling snow. Bike riding is much more dangerous in the fall and winter from slippery leaves and snow. When you work your way up a hill it is nice to speed down, but not in the winter since your sweat gets you really cold while it evaporates at speed. And BTW, I too, sweat a lot in the heat.
Too much heat & humidity (depending upon where you are) during summer. Plus, dehydrate easier and higher possibility of heat exhaustion/stroke. For winter, bundle up and make sure you exercise within safe temps.
I like playing sports and doing workouts in the heat (up to about 95F), so summer is fine for me. I know I’m going to sweat like crazy, so I bring plenty of water and maybe some pickle brine or a electrolyte supplement. And playing soccer or ultimate frisbee shirtless on a warm sunny day is as close to perfect as this world allows.
Winter is an annoying balancing act of layers. I generate a lot of heat while being active, so I might show up to the field in long sleeves and a jacket, but end up playing in a t-shirt or even tank top until it gets down below freezing. But then if I’m on the sideline for more than five minutes, it’s time to layer up again with a cold, sweaty shirt. And my hands get less dexterous the colder they get, which sucks.
But I wholly agree with the “I can always wear more layers” logic for anything non-active. Bring on jacket weather.
Winter, definitely. No matter how many layers you put on, there will still be that cold air burning your throat and freezing you from the inside out.
My dad has a saying: “It’s uncomfortable to be hot, but it hurts to be cold.”
Being a born and bred Florida native, I don’t even find it that uncomfortable to be hot. Always have ice-water and you’ll be fine; it’s the Florida equivalent of hot soups or coffee during winter. I love working outside in the heat, so it’s a good thing I took up farming in Florida.
I grew up in Miami. I hate heat and humidity, and I was in my late 20s before I got a chance to have a real winter. I like a good, solid chill, and I can escape to the inside when it’s just too effing frozen.