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Quench that Rider's Heat! - Articles Surfing
Imagine the burning sensation when you ride within a temperature of 90 degrees up. The sun is hurting you much but you can't stop. Riding is driving you crazy and you just can't let the moment pass without doing the best out of the time. Enough is enough but sometimes not enough. So you grab your chance and make it worthwhile!
In every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The more you exert energy, the more carbo and water you need. The more you move the more liquids are wasted. Consequently, the thirst is drying you up. And you need to quench your whole body's thirst. How are you suppose to do that? Here are some tips to quench your heat:
1.Drink lots of water. Liquids are easily excreted nonetheless, they are easy to replace. Hence, bringing with you an ample supply of water can be a very good idea. Bear in mind that it is not only your shirt that evaporates. This is also true with your skin. So, to circumvent it, drink plenty of water. But do not overdo it, heavy tummy may limit you.
2.Use 'cool collar'. This came from a tube of bandana material that contains some water absorbing beads. When dry, these beads increase their size up to fifty times bigger. Getting this collar wet is a tedious task. You have to soak it first in water for about one hour. It takes a while for the beads to dry out than it did to get them wet. Water will evaporate and as a consequence cooling effect happens.
Another alternative is the use of 'kool kollars' which are the original design of 'cool collars'. These are made up of terry-cloth which has a pocket used to carry ice. This collar cools the neck as the ice melts and drips cold water.
Maintaining the temperature of your neck is crucial. This is because the large veins are close to the surface of the skin. You can utilize these stuffs to cool your neck and to preclude health hazards.
3.Skull-caps or helmet liners can also be the quenching element. To use it, simply saturate it with water and don it.
4.Another recourse is pouring water on the shirt to provide greater area for evaporation.
Now, that you know the quenching power's significance, do not dare miss the heat but quench it afterwards!
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