Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dehydration While Riding

Being well into June 2014 I thought it might be a good idea to address dehydration while riding. Temperatures are already hitting the high 90's and the heat is quite noticeable while riding. The sun is beating down on your body from above, the engine heat is baking you from below, and during all of this your body is sweating to stay cool by releasing water. As the body uses that water it needs fluid replenishment. I have personally witnessed people in the horrible condition of dehydration while riding. It's not a pretty sight and can be dangerous to the point of hospitalization or even death if a rider doesn't address the possibility with preventative measures.

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