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Old 06-12-05, 10:59 AM   #1
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How to avoid sun stroke

Yesterday it was like 90 out-- i went for a 2 hr ride and was pushing pretty hard--although i was constantly hydrating myself, i think i must have gotten sun stroke, as my body has been scorching hot since i came back, and i've been dizzy and natious. How do you serious riders avoid sun stroke---would wearing some sort of bandana or beannie under my helmet help?
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Old 06-12-05, 02:03 PM   #2
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Sunscreen and hydration. That's pretty much it for me.
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Second that. Sunscreen and lots of water is just about the only way to do it. I ride hard though 95-100 degree weather and the only thing that'll get you through is lots of water. I'm talking two 24-32 ounce bottles. Get a light mesh jersey instead of the regular spandex.
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If you feel that you are getting too hot dump some water over your head and down your back. Carry a bandana in your jersey pocket to wipe sweat. It works better than the terry on your glove.
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We (most of the USA) had a rather cool spring. We appear to be going head-first into a hot summer. I've noticed a heat acclimation problem myself over the last week-- I have trouble with finishing my runs.

I think that it will simply takes a few weeks to get used to it, in the meantime take it easy and drink regularly.
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I find that a good helmet visor keeps some of the heat off your face. If you get heat stroke, even with enough water you still may need to find shade or a cool place to lower your temp. Also take it easy if you need to. The water over the head is helpful.
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