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Offline Destrier

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Baie bly ek het dit nou gelees,sal water van nou prioriteit maak,dankie mede honde vir waardevolle inligting ;)

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I'm a jeans and T-shirt rider. :-[

One important thing to remember is that most overheating issues comes from slow and arduous going, like rocky technical or sand, where a machine is often dropped/picked up and manhandled.

Under these circumstances the best of ventilated jackets in high temp environments is dangerous. The heating situation gets completed by a neckbrace sealing the opening between shoulders and helmet
nicely. :eek7:
You must take in water, I hardly ever drink but this just how we differ, and you must also ensure a minimum measure of airflow to ensure surface evaporation cooling.

A light bike is also an important tool in the fight against dehydration/overheating under difficult conditions.

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Something I do that helps before a race or big adventure ride is to start hydrating a couple days before - rehydrate, cramp-ease and non-alcoholic drinks - lots of.

Defnitely helps with in-race cramps and concentration.

Trouble is, when I'm finished, i'm so damn thirsty I head straight for the beers ....... dunno how to fix that one yet  ::)



« Last Edit: April 20, 2017, 10:06:55 pm by Cracker »
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Something I do that helps before a race or big adventure ride is to start hydrating a couple days before - rehydrate, cramp-ease and non-alcoholic drinks - lots of.

Defnitely helps with in-race cramps and concentration.

Trouble is, when I'm finished, i'm so damn thirsty I head straight for the beers ....... dunno how to fix that one yet  ::)

Well buddy I do not want to sound like 'cool medic/peoples (riders) pleaser' but I cannot fault a couple of cold beers after the race knowing that you need to continue the next day.
Beer is filled with carbohydrates and although the 'alcohol and carbonated' part is not good when it comes to hydrating issues and blood glucose levels it is really not going to do anything at all.
However, don't drown yourself in the beer like the spectators but if you have a couple and then a good dinner and continue with a balanced nutritional supplement and something like rehydrate I can't foresee a problem.
We have demined in the Congo - it is very warm and humid and we did just that - we walked kilometres every day sweating profusely while surveying carrying heavy equipment etc and never any issues.

Just as an afterthought. I have been a medic on many events - racing as well and biking but we always get the patients only to hear; 'I did feel a little weird last night or this morning before the race'.....and the medic sits bored out of his mind doing nothing mostly.
Why do you okes not use the event medics? It is a service which you paid for weather you use him or not! So go to the guy and ask him to take you Blood pressure and sugar level! Promise he will not (should not) hold your nuts and make you cough like the school nurse did  :deal:

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Ja it is also interesting that the Dakar gives competitors a beer or wine with their evening meal but then I guess that is the French way  8)
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