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Old 11-05-05, 06:22 AM
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Ice vests?

Has anybody ever used one, and if so are they effective for cyclists? I'm not racing or anything but would like to cycle in temperatures of 35c / 95f degrees and greater without reaching boiling point.
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I tried one. I quickly overpowered it cycling even if I took it easy. The blood moves through the body too fast to take advantage of the cooling effect. They are better suited for low exertion situations like fishing, etc.

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Thanks for the reply, not a solution then. I think lots of water is the only way to go. Further reading on the web I found the only solution to lower the body's core temperature by a substantial amount is to jump in an ice bath before any activity, not really practical!

Also getting your body acclimatized to the heat helps.

Its seemed the majority of talk about ice vests was by those poor guys that dress in those animal mascot suits at major sporting events. Now that would be hot work!

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