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6/29/14 9:53 A

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Nah, I just sweat buckets when I stop. My solution? Keep pedaling & blow dry the sweat right off me! :-)

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6/29/14 9:00 A

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The tricky thing here is that we didn't seem to have a spring. One day it was chilly in the mornings and the next day it was in the mid 70's with off the charts humidity. No time to acclimate really.

I feel like I'm being punished for complaining about the cold this winter.

I'm heading out today to look for some kind of sweat absorbing hat to wear under my helmet. Such a thing has to exist other than just a bandanna right?

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6/23/14 12:49 P

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Thanks for the tips, Don and others. I've been a little down lately, knowing that summer is here and that I am useless in the heat. I take blood pressure medication, which compounds the intolerance to heat, so I tend to shut down in the summer time...which leads to weight gain. I'd really like to stop this trend, so I am always interested in reading about ways to stay active when the thermometer climbs into the 80's, 90's and higher. I've seen the cool cloths that you get wet, wring out, then "snap" to keep cool. I'm not sure, but I think Wal-Mart may carry them in their "as advertised on t.v." section. I'll certainly try some of your suggestions.

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6/23/14 9:38 A

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I have one of those "rags" (cannot think of the proper name for them but it reminds me of a shammy cloth or a micro fiber cloth, one that you get wet, ring out and it stays cool for hours), I ride with it (ends tucked down in my shirt collar so it doesn't blow off) it helps a lot.
I have splashed the water couple of times to.

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6/22/14 10:05 P

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The body acclimatizes to the heat somewhat IF you regularly exercise in it. It starts sweating earlier (thus keeping a stable temperature, rather than the body overheating and then having to sweat more to bring your temperature back down), and also becomes better at conserving salts rather than sweating more regularly. If you keep up a regular riding schedule in the warmer months, you are more likely to adapt.

Also, on longer rides, when you refill your bottles, splash some water over yourself and your jersey. So while you still leave the water point with full bottles, for about 10 minutes after restarting, your body will be cooled through the splashed water, and you can avoid sweating for that period, conserving body fluids, and more importantly, electrolytes.

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6/17/14 8:33 A

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It is getting warm here, 72 degrees this morning at 6 a.m. but felt cool riding, well should say felt good riding, slight breeze blowing.

Have a great Tuesday bike ride....:0)

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DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 23,525
6/16/14 9:56 A

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Had one of those beautiful mornings today with the fog peeling off into beautiful sunshine...wish I could've enjoyed it on my bike.

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6/16/14 8:42 A

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Another great morning bike ride this Monday morning, rode for 60 minutes before work, humidity starting to come a factor this week, but early morning not to bad.

You all have a great ride today

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6/13/14 1:58 P

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I love to watch the fog lift off the river into the sunshine as I bike through one of our local rail-trails on my way to work in the morning, yes!

Don

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6/13/14 1:36 P

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Hey, (I am a regular on Spark but don't post or reply much) but anyhoo, I am an early morning biker, love the morning time, riding at 6 a.m. watching the sunrise, birds singing, yes love those morning bike rides, runs or just walking, an early riser here.....:0)

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6/13/14 12:14 P

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That's my strategy: DON'T ride in the heat...lol! Get up early and ride before the nasty heat kicks in! :-)

Don

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6/13/14 10:01 A

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Thanks Don. Good articles, but I just can't seem to get the knack of riding in the heat.

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6/13/14 8:57 A

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Don,
Both articles were very good. Thank-you for sharing them. They really help give insight into eating as a cyclist and how to deal with the heat.

Thanks again.

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DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 23,525
6/12/14 10:37 A

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A couple of interesting links in today's Road Bike Rider:

www.roadbikerider.com/ask-coach-fred

www.roadbikerider.com/top

Don

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