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Do any of you guys ride during the daytime heat? Are there any tricks to make it easier?

 

After about 20 minutes I start struggling with a constant stream of sweat stinging my eyes, not fun.

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I know exactly what you mean.

I bought a head sweatband specifically for this - and no, I've never been a fashion victim in my life!

 

When it's really hot the sweatband absorbs 90% of the sweat from my forehead. There's just a very small amount that 'develops' between the bottom of the sweatband and my eyes.

 

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Wear a headband & have a cloth tied to you with a cord and tuck it in somewhere. Replace electrolytes as you go. 🙄

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I have one of these, might not stop the sweating but easy to stay hydrated - 3 litres.

 

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11 minutes ago, SteveK said:

The one below I bought from Lazada for 59 Baht.

It looks slightly wider than the one you've ordered. However I see mine is no longer available.

I'm sure they're all pretty much similar. Let us know how it performs.

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1 hour ago, SteveK said:

Do any of you guys ride during the daytime heat? Are there any tricks to make it easier?

Up at 7am, out by 7:30am, finished 10Km around 8am.

Similar in the evening.

 

Almost zero sweat.

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Yes, I do daytime riding . Just buy a good helmet that have double visors, it reflects some of the heat.

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1 hour ago, SteveK said:

Do any of you guys ride during the daytime heat? Are there any tricks to make it easier?

You have to wear the correct clothes! 😉 

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3 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Similar in the evening.

I struggle with evening rides. Go too early and end up getting cooked, go too late and end up riding home in the dark.

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To reduce sweat I use a Buff or similar with the front folded into a cuff, and it stops sunburn on my bald patch! If riding during midday/early afternoon make sure to hydrate. I try to choose shaded roads and avoid long climbs to keep a cool breeze going. Limiting the rides to 2hrs or [road] around 50k's helps. 

'Tricks'...? Soak the Buff [and arm protectors] in water before setting off. Tried jumping in the pool pre-ride with limited success - tip: dry socks!

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I wear a cycling cap under my helmet. I leave early, well before sunrise, but, by the time I get back home, it certainly is sunny and hot. Keep hydrated, perhaps try coldblack fabric sleeves, and, depending on how you feel about lycra, hot weather cycling jerseys. If you go hard in Thailand, you'll sweat regardless of what time or whether the sun's up or not.

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Nowadays I leave at 0630am at the latest and I make sure to be back before 11am. Yes, I sweat, but I already start doing that after 15 minutes. However, sweat doesn’t get into my eyes - maybe you are not going fast enough😁😁?

Make sure to carry enough water - I start off with a 0.5 ltr and a 0.75 ltr bottle and that covers up to 65 - 70 km before refill.

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I sweat like a horse, and stop often for drinks.  My 700 ml water bottle does me about 40 km.

If its a really long ride (> 100 km), we'll maybe leave earlier in the morning, to make sure we're in the pub by 5 pm.  I prefer to take a sit down for lunch in the shade.

 

Suncream on my face and balding pate would probably be sensible.

 

If you don't tell anyone the route, you won't get dropped until close to home.

 

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