How hot is too hot to ride ....

Re: How hot is too hot to ride ....

Postby rednaxela » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:16 pm

i rode Amy's Ride at geelong on monday and it was very hot. was meant to do 120 but opted for the 70. i finished the ride and been back to work and no pain or soreness at all. agree the key is to ride at your ability and never underestimate the heat. i had to take more and longer breaks and find a shade just to cool down and drench myself with water. the ride took heaps longer for me to finish but at least no injury despite the oppressive heat.
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Re: How hot is too hot to ride ....

Postby alex » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:01 am

on tuesday i thought it was a great idea to go for a ride in the hills at 2pm (42deg in the shade) - about 2/3 of the way up norton summit i suddenly got really cold, was shivering and had goosebumps all over me

dont know exactly what happened but i know it was very bad, ive felt pretty average ever since
if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.
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How hot is too hot to ride ....

Postby sogood » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:08 am

alex wrote:(42deg in the shade) - about 2/3 of the way up norton summit i suddenly got really cold, was shivering and had goosebumps all over me...

Onset of heat stroke.
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Re: How hot is too hot to ride ....

Postby MichaelB » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:57 pm

alex wrote:on tuesday i thought it was a great idea to go for a ride in the hills at 2pm (42deg in the shade) - about 2/3 of the way up norton summit i suddenly got really cold, was shivering and had goosebumps all over me

dont know exactly what happened but i know it was very bad, ive felt pretty average ever since


Riding in the hottest part of the day, and up hill.

Not a good idea
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Re: How hot is too hot to ride ....

Postby sogood » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:00 pm

MichaelB wrote:Riding in the hottest part of the day, and up hill.
Not a good idea

Heat is one, excessive UV exposure is another.
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