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Reply To: heat exhaustion again

zabo, January 27, 2016 at 11:09 pm

These are all very good suggestions. My weight has been steady over the past ten years, but I need to lose a few. I always start riding before 6:00. I have avoided getting too wet during the ride because I fry like bacon. I’ll purchase the skins, neck wraps and the capsules and see what happens. i did try salt drops for the first time this year, but they didn’t seem to be effective.

I believe that you are correct about being more susceptible. This is the fourth episode for me. Once when I was young, 2012, 2013 and 2015. The last two were totally unexpected since conditions were not that bad. I typically ride 60-80 mile weekend rides with no issues if there is any shade.

Thanks for the information. I feel silly even asking, but the problem seems to be so routine anymore and it is a serious issue since it can kill. Enjoy your training and preparation. I look forward to your future posts. Be safe!

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