While on a cycling tour, through areas with hot temperatures, there are always constant problems. Unless you can keep yourself in cold temperatures, your body will inevitably slow you down. Check out these strategies to keep you cool even on the hottest cycling tours.
The battle between your skin and the bike muscles begins the moment you start pedaling. To keep the crank rotating, the muscles begin to demand nutrients and oxygen. In addition, to help radiate the heat generated by the muscles, the skin needs blood in the body. During a bicycle tour, the battle between muscle and skin rises as the outside temperature increases. Here are some strategies to keep you cool even on the hottest cycling tours.
Dress Light & amp; Airy
When pedaling through a hot day, it is always recommended to wear light colored clothing which is known to absorb less heat. Also, it always makes sense to wear that is sweat wicking and allows maximum airflow to help you cool down all over.
So as to produce enough sweat to pedal through a hot day, you certainly need to keep your blood volume high enough. This will definitely allow you to maintain the most favorable amount of plasma, which is the windy part of the blood. Hyper hydrating the night before the trip is what you can always count on to increase blood volume. Drink miso soup or chicken stock for hyper hydration.
Drink at the right time
Try to keep the drinks on your bike as cool as possible throughout the bike tour. Sports drinks aren’t the most delicious once they get lukewarm or hot in soup. Additionally, it can cause you to be less inclined to drink as much as you need. These warm fluids also don’t do much to keep your core body cool. On the other hand, cool drinks help you ride more comfortably on hot trips.
Put on sunscreen
The worst part of a cycling tour is burning the sun. This of course leads to amplifying your heat stress. Make sure to apply a quality sunscreen lotion on your face and arms. Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 is usually recommended. Additionally, you may even consider wearing UV protection sleeve skin. This not only contributes to preventing sunburn, but you can even pour water on them to keep them cool.