July 3, 2019
What to wear
Perspiration and evaporation regulate the body’s temperature and keep you from overheating. As moisture evaporates from the skin, it draws heat away from the body. Long-sleeved, moisture-wicking fabrics are ideal for riding due to the movement of air over the material creating evaporation. Avoid clothing that traps perspiration against the skin and doesn’t allow it evaporate. Limit sun exposure with sunglasses or a darkened visor to reduce sun glare. Sunscreen should be applied on any areas that are not covered by clothing.
What to drink
Staying hydrated is critical to maintaining alertness and mental focus while riding. Men require 3 liters of water per day; women require 2.7 liters. When riding in hotter temperatures, dehydration is a very real threat. Caffeine and alcohol are diuretics – meaning they increase the amount of urine you produce and help get rid of excess water – which is not what you want when you’re riding. Your body needs fluids to produce perspiration and to regulate your temperature. And you should never drink alcohol before or during a ride.
How to stay hydrated
The ThirstyRock Hydration Tank Bag is the best way to keep your body hydrated while riding. The reservoir is made from BPA-free hydration bladder material, and has a 3.5 inch mouth for easy filling. The dual thermal lining means it can keep 3 liters of water cold for hours in 100 degree temperatures. And with a retractable hose, you won’t need to stop for water or risk losing control of your bike getting a drink while riding.
ThirstyRock Hydration Tank Bag is the ideal way to avoid dehydration and remain safe while riding. An ounce of prevention, as they say. To order your ThirstyRock Hydration Tank Bag, visit https://www.thirstyrockhydration.com.