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Beat the Heat - Quick tips for summer riding

by Varad More Posted on 20 May 201334,634 Views5 Comments

Similar to riding in the rain or snow, riding under the scorching sun comes with its own set of quandaries which can hugely hamper safety and the overall riding experience. With summer at its peak, here are a few quick checks and tips that can go a long way in helping you stay safe and have another great ride no matter how hot it gets out there!

 

 

 

1. Layer Up - Keep your skin covered at all times, especially if the heat has low humidity and also to reduce water loss from evaporation. Try light mesh clothing for daily commutes but proper textile jackets for long distance riding. Choose light coloured gear than darker shades as black and dark shades absorb the sun's rays and heat up quicker.

 

 

 

 

2. Get in the shade - Stop frequently to rest and refresh yourself with a drink or water. Try to find shade and cool down.

 

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