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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Redding, California
Bikes: Trek 5200, Specialized MTB
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I find that's true early in the season. But, as you ride more and more in hot weather, your body adapts to help conserve salt. My long rides in May/June with hot weather typically result in salt deposits on my helmet straps. But, by July/August there's not nearly as much salt buildup.
Also, different people sweat at different rates. If you're a heavy sweater, and routinely lose a lot of salts, I'd recommend adding some supplemental salt to your sport drink (Gatorade contains a fairly low level of sodium chloride, and a very low level of potassium chloride). A couple of shakes of "Low Salt" in your water bottle will boost both.