I know it's coming into winter in the Northern Hemisphere, but down here its becoming summer. Remember to be properly hydrated. Riders in SA were given a shock reminder about this. At one of the local DH race's, one of the best riders (gained a top ten maybe five, dn't remember) had serious problems. After his run he didn't feel well so he went to the medics tent. Minutes later he was unconcious and his heart had stopped beating.
Here's a link to the newspaper article.
The man who melted
What is realy scarey is, this was a young guy in his prime and was in almost perfect physical condition. I'm happy that he is ok because I have talked to him at a coupe of the DH race's and he was a really nice down to Earth guy.
Remember to keep well hydrated, no matter how fit you think you are.