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Hydration is Key!


By davis_jnr - Posted on 19 January 2007

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

All of you budding riders planing on riding this weekend be carefull of the impending heat.

My suggestion is to hydrate well the night before you ride as well as drinking plenty of fluids on your respective rides.

De-hydration is not something we like dealing with during or after a ride, look out for the tell tale signs of dehydration;

Thirst
Loss of appetite
Dry skin
Flushing
Dark colored urine
Dry mouth / Cotton mouth
Fatigue / Weakness
Chills
Head rushes

If you continue to ignore the following signs may become apparent;

Increased heart rate
Increased respiration
Decreased sweating
Decreased urination
Increased body temperature
Extreme fatigue
Muscle cramps
Headaches
Nausea
Tingling of the limbs

Don't let it get this far cause the implications are far more serious carrying on from here.

I hope all of you have a great ride this weekend, I hope to be back out on the trails with you next week.

Cheers

Sam

Best Mountain Bike