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Dealing With Cycling In The Heat

Dealing With Cycling In The Heat

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Photo by Daniel Wehner via Flickr

Have you tried biking under the heat of the sun? How does it feel? Pretty sure that this gives you a beat of heat stress. During summer time it’s also a sign that it is one of the perfect time to go out and ride your bike. But, the hot weather makes every training very difficult and challenging.

One of the factors that affect a cyclist is the idea of the hot weather. This will also affect your performance and might bring negative impact on your cycling experience. Avoid stress and learn how to beat the heat and enjoy your cycling adventure under the heat of the sun. Heat stress is the number one enemy of any cyclists. As a cyclist, you have to adjust to all kinds of weather. Heat stress can happen when there is a high humidity and there is an intense radiation coming from the sun. It is important to properly deal with cycling under the heat. It is also important to understand how your body will cope up with the heat and consider the things that you can do to keep you cool.

Eliminate Heat from Your Body

If your body did not adjust to the present condition of the weather, you will easily feel that your body will have a difficulty in exercising and it will easily to caused fatigue and muscle pain. Your body must have some mechanisms that to beat the heat and cope up with the current weather while riding on your bike. Your body will release all the heat during a prolonged cycling activity. The inability of your body to adjust to the condition will affect your performance and reduces the time for your exercise.

Photo by Viktor Karppinen via Flickr

Tips for Cycling under the Heat

If you are fond of cycling whatever type of weather condition it may be, consider these tips. These will help you to improve your cycling performance in hot or in humid weather conditions.

  • Acclimating the Heat

Acclimatization process is the adaptation of the human body to be more tolerant to high-temperature conditions. You can start the process by riding on your bike during cooler days and starting to ride on your bike in a lower intense condition. Then, you can gradually increase the volume of heat once your body adjusted to the certain type of condition. Your performance and longer duration can be achieved based on your completed sessions.

  • Beat the Heat

Cycling under the extreme heat of the sun is really a very challenging one. And this will greatly affect your total performance. You have to pay close attention to how your body responds to the current condition and to the riding itself. There are different remedies since not all people have the same length of ability and not all of us has the same ways of exercising.

Cycling is an amazing outdoor activity that is being enjoyed by many people. Though cycling under the heat brings the difficulty to many cyclists, it is still the joy and the satisfaction that what makes it more exciting. 


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