I did a lot of hot weather riding last year. I ride home most Fridays because I get off work at noon on Fridays. The temperature for most of those Fridays was in the low 100’s. It is a dry heat here. I prefer not to ride in that heat but I needed to get my mileage in. Here’s my advice:
Take it slow the first few rides. Build up your endurance.
Take plenty of water: a camelback loaded with ice helped to keep my core a little cooler
Take more breaks than you think you need
Know how your body feels, the beginning signs of heat stroke and STOP if you have any of those signs.
I had always had ride back-up which was a family member who knew my route and I checked in with them on a regular basis during the ride.
Wear sunscreen SPF 200, if you can find it!
I would keep a look out for water sprinklers in the parks that I passed and would stop and take a quick shower to cool me off.
Keep in mind these ride were usually @4-5 hours.
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
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