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Hot times in SoCal
We haven't really had any heat yet although it has been nice all winter. Saturday brings more sun and temps in the mid-eighties. Sunday brings on the 90's. We should remember the 3 keys to riding in the heat. Water , hydration, liquids. Drink up well before you start and keep drinking even before you get thirsty. This will be a dry heat so pouring water over your neck and back will aid in cooling. Last year during a particularly humid day the water dumping trick backfired on me causing overheating. It was over a hundred with 80% humidity and the already hot water out of my bottle just sat on my back and absorbed the sun. No evaporation kinda caused a sauna effect. Luckily I was close to Irvine lake and just rode on down into the lake. I don't recommend this as the local employees were upset by my life saving method of choice. It worked though and the rest of the ride was nice after getting dried off and having a large cool drink at the cafe. So drink up, dress up, and lets put some miles on our flying machines.
It was 88 at the top of Mandeville Saturday according to my Garmin. I had to stop a few minutes into the climb to remove my arm coolers. It felt even hotter Sunday so I rode along the coast with the ocean breeze.