Riding in sweltering heat
Yes, don’t drink too much. I climbed Ventoux two years ago, it was about 30C at the bottom. Drank plenty, felt I needed to but but I overdid it.Posted 6 years ago
Three quarters up I got hickups brought on by liquid in my stomach compressing diaphram, and I could scarcely complete. Massively painful (hickups for me is bad news). It took several days for torn intercostals/diaphram pains to go away.senor jSubscriber
The following work for me.Posted 6 years ago
Drink loads before (previous day too),
Electrolyte replacing tabs,
Drink enough during,
Set sensible pace for the length of the ride,
I also have to cover my head,beneath helmet,with buff type thing as the vents let the sun in.
(Balding fair headed person) 😕
If its very hot I’ll let the buff cover the back of my neck.
Oh,and loads of sunprotection cream for all exposed areas.cheshirecatSubscriber
For me it’s sip (rather than gulp) an electrolyte drink and have something salty to eat (nuts, Bombay mix etc.)
The Buff tip above is also good. Spain last year was 35+ degrees, and the buff seemed to absorb the sweat and help it evaporate. It also stopped the sweat mixed with sunblock getting in my eyes.Posted 6 years agoIdleJonSubscriber
duntstick – Member
Anyone got any tips for riding in such conditions , I try to wear little, drink lots, but still it knocks the bejeezuz out of me.
Where are you riding? We haven’t had an extended heatwave in this country for a few years.
I haven’t got a senible answer to your question – I don’t seem to have a problem with riding/running in the heat. I rode in 40 degrees in Morrocco and last year ran a marathon in Kenya in 30+degrees. Once you are moving you generate a breeze so maybe just get on with it and ride? Obviously drink plenty, make sure you don’t burn.
mountaincarrot – Member
I climbed Ventoux two years ago, it was about 30C at the bottom.
I rode the Etape in 2000 when it finished at the summit of Ventoux. 30ish degrees at the bottom, 2 degrees and snowing on top!Posted 6 years agoRealManMember
Pouring water over your head and chucking the water bottle to the side of the road doesn’t cool you down as much as drinking it (and then chucking the bottle), even if it looks pro. But if you’ve got plenty of water, it still cools you down. Feels brilliant too.
Get a haircut. Wear as little as possible. MTFU.Posted 6 years ago
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