So, i'd love to have some input from anyone on here about how heat waves in the warm months affect your commute and how it affects your health especially those of you that have longer routes and live in urban areas or traditionally warmer areas.
I have started debating and questioning my methods of staying safe in some of the worse heat waves, where the ambient temperatures in small patches due to road heating and exhaust can exceed 105 degrees. The body's ability to cool itself in these situations is severely reduced or eliminated entirely because the body absorbs more heat than it can dissipate with sweat. I'm thinking damping my shirt in spots with neutral temperature water, damping my hair before putting helmet on, just to give my body a chance to cool before sweating, and drinking club soda as to not wash out my electrolytes vs mineral water. Also thinking of putting some alu foil tape on my helmet(s) to keep them from getting hot from the sun...
Please share your tips and tricks of staying cool as well as any anecdotes of how the heat affected your health.