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    Is there a way to stop post ride sweat?

    I hate how much I sweat right after my ride ends. I run a lot of errands with my bike, and when I walk into the store suddenly i'm drenched in sweat.

    The only thing I can think of is to do a cool down, and gradually decrease my speed over the last 10 minutes, but I hate doing that, especially on short rides.

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    1. Don't ride as hard.
    2. Dress cooler.
    3. Dry off with a towel.
    4. Change clothes at your destination.
    5. Drink plenty of cold water.
    6. Wipe off with a cool, damp towel.
    7. Drive and use your car's A/C.

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    I'm never a fan of trying to stop sweating. It's our body's cooling system & I don't want to mess with it. Consider carrying an absorbent towel.
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    Sometimes it's difficult to avoid, depending on temp and dew point. Our heads are key cooling points so not wearing anything on your head may be the biggest thing to help unless it hot and sunny and then I'll wear a mesh white Nike hat. Dressing cooler and riding easier the last few minutes helps too.

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    My commute is six miles. The last mile is through a city park with (almost) no traffic. I've started pulling over as soon as I get in the park to take my helmet off. When I take off again it is at a very leisurely pace -- maybe 10 mph. It seems to make a difference.

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    A insulated bottle full of cold refreshing Gatorade and always carry a towel.

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    Lose weight. Wear fewer clothes.

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    Carry plain water and pour it over your hair and jersey. No sweat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankyOne View Post
    Sometimes it's difficult to avoid, depending on temp and dew point. Our heads are key cooling points so not wearing anything on your head may be the biggest thing to help unless it hot and sunny and then I'll wear a mesh white Nike hat. Dressing cooler and riding easier the last few minutes helps too.
    After my shower, on a hot day, I'll still be sweating from the head so, for the next 30 min or so, I'll wear a running cap in the office (Nike, sort of baseball style, but black, not white) to absorb the sweat (I'm bald on top so sweat droplets running off my bald pate isn't nice to see in the office). I'll take it off when I'm no longer sweating.

    On a hot day, it is hard to dress (or undress) prevent sweating (more of an issue for some of us, me included) but on cooler days, if you wear less insulating clothes (even if it means you're cold at first), will help. Also, to follow @CrankyOne's note above, given that the head is a key cooling point, investing in a helmet with better ventilation may also help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus1 View Post
    A insulated bottle full of cold refreshing Gatorade and always carry a towel.
    Ugh. I drank enough of it and after a while Gatorade got nasty and anything but refreshing. IMO plain water is better and much more refreshing than strangely colored high-fructose corn syrup.

    Plain water also has the advantage that you can dump whatever is left on yourself at the end of your ride and start yourself cooling down a lot faster.

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    In the desert, some cold water on the face & arms helps a lot. We do end up with some significant humidity a couple times per year (compared to 3%). I think the only way to stop sweating in humid conditions is to get in front of a big fan ASAP.

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    The big fan is a tremendous help. I'm fortunate enough to have a large pedestal fan right where I park my bike. As soon as I arrive, I turn it on and start with the ice water. Ten minutes is enough, even during the summer.

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    Don't stop .. keep going .. or move to a cooler climate ..

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    The bottom line is no. If your hypothalamus recieves indication that your body temperature is increasing, the result is sweat production and excretion, among other metabolic and physiological effects. Therefore, the way to stop the sweat is to keep your body cool. That's about it. Whether that means riding slower, dressing down, showering afterward, etc, is up to you and what is available to you.

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    [QUOTE=achoo;16619352]Ugh. I drank enough of it and after a while Gatorade got nasty and anything but refreshing. IMO plain water is better and much more refreshing than strangely colored high-fructose corn syrup.QUOTE]

    Try G2 if HFCS consumption bothers you...I believe it's made with sucralose.

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    Jump in a pool.

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    [QUOTE=jfowler85;16639039]
    Quote Originally Posted by achoo View Post
    Ugh. I drank enough of it and after a while Gatorade got nasty and anything but refreshing. IMO plain water is better and much more refreshing than strangely colored high-fructose corn syrup.QUOTE]

    Try G2 if HFCS consumption bothers you...I believe it's made with sucralose.
    Or just mix your own with the powder which is all table sugar

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    taking a shower works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Don't stop .. keep going .. or move to a cooler climate ..
    Exactly my advice. Keep riding.

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