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Summer cycling for a new biker (a...bikeling?)

Old 05-31-11, 04:47 PM
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Summer cycling for a new biker (a...bikeling?)

I'm very new to biking, and I really enjoy it. However, here in Central New York, the weather is creepin' into high degrees and humidity, leaving me a little concerned for my summer cycling.

The past few summers, I've spent sitting in air-conditioned rooms, eating, and well, packin' on the pounds. So, I haven't been very active in hot weather for a while. I want to really see a change in that.

So are there any suggestions for summer biking? I know keeping hydrated is a must, of course. Any other suggestions? Any good ways to get used to the heat, or is it something that comes with just doing?

Some tips or help would be delightful!
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Learn to get up early.

At 8:00 the roads are clear and the weather cool. By 10 the roads are busy and it is getting warm.

Once you know your ability and routes yuo can also ride late, or get qa lighting system and ride late. Without decent lights learning a new route late in hte day is not a good idea.
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Early morning and evening are good times also in the heat, pace yourself. Bring enough water/sports drink to last your time out also.
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I would suggest trying out a hydration bladder. They add quite a bit of weight (almost all water weight though), but the ability to carry up to 2L of water and not have to stop to drink is a huge plus in my book.
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Get some lights and start as early as you want.
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