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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
yes, don't drink soda on riding days! I live in Texas and ride in 90-100 degree weather with high humidity regularly so I consider myself to be almost an expert. LOL
Make yourself drink at least 24 oz of water during the day before your lesson, then take a drinking break every 10 minutes or so while riding. DO NOT GULP IT, that is likely why you got sick from your Gatorade. If I drink too fast I feel nauseated, get diahhrea, or throw up but if I drink slowly I feel just fine. Drink another 16 oz after your ride, within a few hours. Make sure you're taking in the right amount of salt during really hot days as well. Many people forget about this part but I overheat and feel awful very easily if I'm not taking enough salt in during the summer to replace what I sweat out. I stand/walk and teach lessons with no shade for 2 hours every day in the summer, and just doing that I drink 3-4 bottles of water just standing out there!
Warm water, if you can tolerate it, sits better in your stomach while riding than cold water does. And wear light, breathable clothing! Tank tops sound nice but at Sky said, they cling. Clingy = no breathability and more sweat. A nice, ventilated helmet helps a lot as well.
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Last edited by Endiku; 07-18-2013 at 06:05 PM.