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Old 01-28-2009, 03:20 AM   #1
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When you're riding the possibility of get dehydrated and hot is substantially increased. Between the heat and the wind it can really zap you. This is especially true if you are taking long trips. I know this first hand. A couple of years ago I went on a ride from St. Louis Mo to Eureka Springs Ar. This was not an exceptionally long ride ( a little over 300 miles), but it was hot. I started the day off just fine. Got a good early start with the rest of the group. By lunch time the temps had hit 100 solid and the humidity was pretty close to the same. We ate lunch and started out again. For about an hour I was keeping up ok, but then I lost the group. They just seemed to vanish on me. I didn't realize it but it was me who'd got lost. Two more hours of driving around and one of the guys came up beside me. He later told me I was only going about 20 miles per hour and was wobbling all over the road. Luckily he forced me to pull over at the next gas station and stop for awhile. That night I was sick as a dog. Couldn't hold any food down, suffering from chills, and severe cramps
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:26 AM   #2
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Good advice Jimmy and welcome!
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:24 AM   #3
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That's why I always drink a lot of beer when I go riding, all them electrolites, hops and malts etc. Plus stopping to pee every 15 minutes keeps me limber climbing on and off the bike.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:36 AM   #4
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You want to avoid riding hard on a sportbike, too.

You might dent the tank...
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:42 AM   #5
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camelbak is your friend. So is an ez leaker.
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