I read an article, it may have been a dailySpark blog, about running in the heat, and I think that all of those same concepts can be applied to any activity that takes place outside.
First - it takes a couple of weeks of doing the activity to acclimate to the heat. So while you are acclimating make sure you...
1. Are hydrated before the ride
2. Stay hydrated during the ride
3. Replace lost electrolytes while riding (if you don't do that this may be why you are feeling wiped out?)
4. Start out small and slowly, don't work to your full capacity, just take it easy.
5. Rehydrate after the ride.
If you can find a shady route that would help, and perhaps a rest stop or two along the ride where you can pour water over your head - I have found that really helps to cool me off.
I'm open to other ideas - but this is what I've been doing this year on my rides - some of which have taken 8 hours to finish so I end up in the heat of the day no matter what!
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