Long Days and warm weather are a great combo for making you want to get out and ride more. Here are a few tips to help make sure you have a good ride every time.
- Hydrate More - Hydration is always important, but even more so when the temps get hotter. Try to drink 30-50% more than you would on a cool weather ride.
- Electrolytes - Replacing electrolytes is crucial on warmer days. Products like Fizz or Enduroltytes Extreme from Hammer Nutrition will help offset the loss of electrolytes and help prevent cramping.
- Dress Right - A good quality jersey with a combination of breathe-ability and sun protection is a must. Arm coolers are also a great idea for providing 100% sun protection and help keep you cool.
- Sunscreen - Sun protection is essential all year long, but in the summer when you are sweating more you need to pick a good sunscreen that will hold up to perspiration. We like Raw Elements Eco 30 for it's enviromentally friendly ingredients and it's ability to hold up to sweat.
Get out and ride!