Yup! It's hot outside. And later today it'll be hotter than two rats making love in a wool sock.
If you're out riding today, whether it's commuting from work, riding to the grocery school or doing the Nebo Ridge Ride you'll need to take some steps to stay cool. Heck, you'll need to do something to keep from falling over dead.
It's so hot I saw two trees fighting over a dog
Seriously there are numerous things you can do to prevent dehydration and hyperthermia (overheating.) Drink water prior to your ride. Drink during your ride. Put your water bottle in the fridge prior to your ride so the water is nice and cold. Wrap a cold, wet towel around your neck. Ride in the shade. Take the Monon, it's shady. Cover head, ears, face & neck with something like the French Foreign Legion hat you see in the movies. Spray water on your head. Ride through the lawn sprinklers. Wear light colored clothing.
Hotter than a whore house on nickel night.
What's your favorite hot weather riding trick? How do you stay cool? Let us know!